SDCUE has arrived! I am up late making last minute tweaks to my presentations and thought I’d whip up a new blog post in honor of my favorite CUE affiliate… San Diego CUE. Who wouldn’t love them? They made stickers this year!
They have a new location and new format this year. The last several years have been at California State University San Marcos, but this year I get to flock to my hometown, Encinitas, to La Costa Canyon High School (ok… so it’s really La Costa… but I grew up less than a mile away from this school). The new format comes in options of sessions this year. Instead of only offering the traditional 50 minute sessions, attendees can attend 45 minute lecture style sessions or 90 minute hands-on sessions.
Another new change this year is the keynote! I am excited SDCUE chose the amazing Nicole Delasio to host the keynote. Her keynote is called “Nothing Else Matters.”
Here is what my session line up looks like this year:
Session 1: Best Use of Apps in the Classroom
This is my session! I am excited to share about how to create an app smashing culture in your classroom. Also, I will help you understand the difference between a skill review app and a creative app and how using the 4 Cs can help bump up your app game in your classroom and climb that SAMR ladder! I am honored to be a featured speaker this year at SDCUE.
Here are links to my blogs about this session:
Some new apps I’ll be mentioning that are not listed on these blog posts are:
BaiBoard– Great collaborative whiteboard app
Sketches– a free option in place of Paper53
FotoCam Paint– iphone only app that allows you to turn any photograph into a watercolor painting
Resources from this presentation:
Did you like that video? Kid Snippets: Back to School
SAMR and Starbucks Idea. Not mine. But isn’t it great? Link here.
Blooming Butterfly. Great to keep this by your desk as a reminder. Link here.
Session 2: Coding on iPads with Vicki Sedgwick
Here is Vicki’s session description: Have iPads in your classroom? Want to explore Computer Science concepts and coding with students? Learn how to to do just that with apps like: Kodable, Tynker, Hopscotch, Cargo Bot, and more. Attendees will be creating a project in Hopscotch and exploring other apps; please install apps.
Keynote: Nothing Else Matters with Nicole Delasio
Session 3: #caedchat Live! with Ryan Archer and myself
We are trying out a new and more interactive type of session. We hope to bring new #caedchat folks and “old” #caedchat friends together to discuss issues in technology. This should be a great way to connect with your PLN and something you won’t want to miss!
Session 4: Google Certified Teacher Panel
If you think you are a Google ninja, then come to this session. You are sure to walk away with something new and inspiring and Googley to add to your Google bragging rights. This session was created by Jen Roberts and she recruits Google Certified Teachers from the area to do a 4 minute demo slam. Some of the amazing slams will be done by: Scott Moss, Dan McDowell, JR Ginex-Orinion, Kevin Fairchild, Nicole Dalesio, Jeff Heil, Jen Wagner, and Adina Sullivan. I am sure there will be a few more surprise guests!
So many of friends will be presenting and I am sad that I can’t attend their sessions. I packed myself full of teaching and left little room for me to do some learning. Hopefully, over lunch, I can learn from them or just have some great laughs.
Thank you to all the volunteers who have worked so hard to make this event possible. Especially thank you to my Escondido colleagues who I know put their heart into this event: Brad Pascoe and Krystle Miller.