2019 MLTI Student Conference Block 1

Sessions by Building

University of Maine Campus MapJennessShiblesUnionNevilleDP CorbettBarrows

Click on the building name for a complete list of sessions happening in that building during Block 1

Barrows

Block: 1
Building: Barrows
Room: 119
Presenter: Duncan
Max Capacity: 45
Device Type: Laptop or iPad
Level: Beginner
Description: The session will include us explaining how to use Gimkit. Once everyone understands, we will have them log on to Gimkit. We will then start a session. The session will include generic common knowledge questions interesting to students, so they can just enjoy the game part of it first. We will then switch to trivia problems, and have them compete for first place. We will then ask them for feedback on what their thoughts were for Gimkit. We will explain how a teacher can use this and how a student use this for showing understanding of a concept(s), assessment alternatives.
Intro Video
Block: 1
Building: Barrows
Room: 125
Presenter: Brynne M. (8) & Jasmine L. (8)
Max Capacity: 45
Device Type: Laptop
Level: Beginner
Description: A session based around block coding mazes, where students are first taught the block-coding basics and left to their creativity. We will speak from the front of the class while displaying our computer screen on a wall/whiteboard/projector screen to teach the maze basics. Participants will use their own laptops to create a Scratch account (it's free and the website is school-used and safe), then create a simple maze with our guidelines. After that, participants can design their own levels and personalize their mazes however they desire. Easy code commands will be taught with buttons, backgrounds, and sprites. Trying again is a necessity, and help is always on a hand! People will be encouraged to communicate, and there will be a showing for those who wish to share at the end of the session.
Intro Video

Block: 1
Building: Barrows
Room: 126
Presenter: Xavier B., Cedar L., & Antonio H.
Max Capacity: 36
Device Type: Laptop
Level: Beginner
Description: Participants will look into 3 fictional characters and their social media pages looking for information that could lead to potential dangers from outside viewers.
Intro Video

Block: 1
Building: Barrows
Room: 130
Presenter: Wenxin L., Kai-Lin S., Jessica U. & Amirzhan M.
Max Capacity: 40
Device Type: All (no device required for this session)
Level: Beginner
Description: Participants will learn the essential skills that are necessary to create a Coding Club in their schools. We will teach this by engaging the participants in group activities. We will show the students how we have organized the Lincoln Academy Coding Club and the projects we have completed or have in progress. We will also share with the participants some resources we have used to learn coding. Then, we will divide the students into groups to brainstorm the essential information they need to think about when they start a club (club advisers, meeting place and time, goal of the club, first project, etc.) Each group will create an organization map on a poster and share the group ideas in an informal report out. We will collect the information on the poster into online documents and share with all participants, so that they will be able to access the helpful information later when they start a Coding Club in their schools.
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Block: 1
Building: Barrows
Room: Atrium
Presenter: Kelley Goodfield, Tammy McNulty, Luanne Mudgett, William, Braden, Gage, Connor, and Hailee
Max Capacity: 40
Device Type: All
Level: Beginner
Description: A panel of students will lead this session. Teachers will be there to answer any questions about the organizational pieces.
Intro Video
Block: 1
Building: Barrows
Room: Hill Auditorium
Presenter: Abigail S. & William W.
Max Capacity: 50
Device Type: All
Level: Beginner
Description: Participants will learn to design professional looking media posts and advertisements using Canva. Students will also be introduced to the idea of a Kids Teaching Kids Technology role. We will teach this with a combination of hands-on and projected activities. Participants will create a Canva or Crello account of their own and have time to actively explore all that the apps have to offer.
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DP Corbett

Block: 1
Building: Corbett
Room: 105
Presenter: Anjali L., Troy B., & Allie L.
Max Capacity: 40
Device Type: Laptop & a cell phone OR tablet
Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Description: Educators will learn from student documentary filmmakers how to teach documentary filmmaking and storytelling. Doing so will create community connections, help students learn about important regional, national, and international issues, and challenge students to push the boundaries of their understanding of the world and their place in it (and all while connecting meaningfully to the curriculum and state standards). The students, who themselves made and shared documentaries that were between five and twenty minutes long about the topic of immigration in our communities, are going to teach how to formulate ideas for a film, storyboard an idea, interview and record interviews, edit film, and share your films with the public. They will take you from the assignment of the project to a completed project in just an hour.
Intro Video
Block: 1
Building: Corbett
Room: 107
Presenter: Michele Mailhot
Max Capacity: 80
Device Type: All
Level: Beginner
Description: What do Art, Geometry and Desmos have in common? Everything! Learn how to create your own pieces of art using the new tools in Desmos that apply geometry concepts.
Intro Video

Block: 1
Building: Corbett
Room: 115
Presenter: Kern Kelley, Ashton C., & Ryan B.
Max Capacity: 80
Device Type: All
Level: Beginner
Description: Ever wanted to create a 3D virtual world? Join us and create your own three dimensional space while adding animated figures and your own custom 3D objects. Students will add images, audio, video, and 3D objects to customize the world. We'll use the online platform CoSpaces to code interactive controls to characters and objects in the world!
Intro Video

Block: 1
Building: Corbett
Room: 117
Presenter: Rose V., Tyler M., & Lindsay D.
Max Capacity: 68
Device Type: Laptop
Level: Beginner
Description: This session will start with a brief introduction to the book making process, this will take about 5 minutes at least. Then, we'll go more into detail. Rose V will speak about the writing process of the book for around 10 minutes. Lindsay D will then talk about the sketching and formatting of the book. Then Tyler M, will talk about the water coloring and the final printing of the book. By the end of the session everyone should end up with the basic knowledge of how to write a children's book and a storyline and/or a sketch of their book.
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Jenness

Block: 1
Building: Jenness
Room: Lobby
Presenter: Shari Templeton
Max Capacity: 100
Device Type: All
Level: Beginner
Description: Track the altitude of a stomp rocket you build. A little bit physics, a little bit simple technology, and... a blast!
Intro Video
Block: 1
Building: Jenness
Room: Pulp & Paper
Presenter: Joe Schmidt
Max Capacity: 50
Device Type: All
Level: Beginner
Description: Do you enjoy playing games and competing with friends? Come find out how "knowing your rights", defending your newsfeed, and winning the White House can lead to points, medals, avatars, and helping the common good just by playing iCivics with a friend or as a class!
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Neville

Block: 1
Building: Neville
Room: 100
Presenter: Tim Hart
Max Capacity: 100
Device Type: All
Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Description: Game design starts with a single idea. This idea is shaped and sculpted over time by the designer and eventually grows into a game. A game designer needs expertise from many fields to be successful. Coding, art, music, writing, and math skills are just a few. In this session, we are going to look at the best way to make a satisfying game: make it juicy. Juicy things wobble, bounce around, and make little cute noises. Juicy is a catch-all phrase for the things that make a game more satisfying to interact with. Using a variety of tools, we will remix a few popular games, make them juicy, and surprise and delight the player.
Intro Video
Block: 1
Building: Neville
Room: 101
Presenter: Lindsey Carnes
Max Capacity: 100
Device Type: MacBook
Level: Beginner
Description: Learn to greenscreen with little green aliens, then venture off to create your own newscast. Enhance your next YouTube star video, or put yourself anywhere in the world, even inside a video game or inside the pages of a favorite novel. Use your CRAAP skills, and learn how easy it is to make a newscast on any topic all while taking iMovie to the next level. But first, we'll start with spaceships, aliens, and intergalactic greenscreening.
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Shibles

Block: 1
Building: Shibles
Room: 217
Presenter: Megan W., Abigail C., & Mackenzie G.
Max Capacity: 25
Device Type: All
Level: Beginner
Description: Students will learn how to use Scratch to code a summary of a book they have read. What a great way to give a book report! Students will hear from three 8th grade students about the process they did to create their book summaries and also view their Scratch projects. Students should walk away with the knowledge of how Scratch works to summarize a scene from a book. Time will be given for Q & A, and for students to start creating a book summary using Scratch.
Intro Video

Block: 1
Building: Shibles
Room: 311
Presenter:
Max Capacity: 30
Device Type: Any device with USB port
Level: Beginner
Description: Come learn hands-on how to program the BBC micro:bit--a handheld, programmable micro-computer that can be used for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments, the possibilities are endless!
Intro Video
Block: 1
Building: Shibles
Room: 313
Presenter: Jon Graham with guest student co-presenters
Max Capacity: 38
Device Type: iPads & touchscreen Chromebooks
Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Description: BloxelsEDU is a fantastic tool for making video games, which focuses on the design than rather on coding. You can quickly learn how to create your hero, some obstacles and bad guys, some coins and power-ups and all the surroundings.
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Union

Block: 1
Building: Union
Room: Band Room
Presenter: Bridger N., Tristen H., & Bailey N.
Max Capacity: 40
Device Type: iOS 12.1.4 on iPad & iPhone or Android 8.1.0
Level: Intermediate
Description: Our session will bring kids projects to the next level of creativity. They would learn how to set up and put together their own video with a green screen.
Intro Video
Block: 1
Building: Union
Room: Bangor Room
Presenter: Mary Learned, Ava P., Lilly C., Amaya C., Joe L., Kurtis M., Brett C., Jaylee B, Austin P.
Max Capacity: 50
Device Type: MacBook
Level: Intermediate
Description: There are many applications on the MacBook Air that can be used together to make work come alive and have a voice. This session shares multiple projects that incorporate different applications and platforms in recordings that are polished in iMovie. Learn about book trailers, map tours, and creating digital storybooks.
Intro Video
Block: 1
Building: Union
Room: Bumps
Presenter: Ethan H., Cody M., & Daniel P.
Max Capacity: 20
Device Type: All
Level: Beginner
Description: Interested in coding and 3D design? Our CoSpaces presentation will provide an educational experience on both! CoSpaces is a program that allows you to make interactive 3D environments. It has a wide variety of models in the library that can be placed onto a map to create small worlds. You can program these using CoBlocks (a program that comes with CoSpaces) to do many different things, including moving, screens turning on, doors opening, and much more! We will teach you how to use CoSpaces and how to code with it using the CoBlocks program. You will also get the chance to experiment with it yourself by making your own VR world!
Intro Video
Block: 1
Building: Union
Room: Choral Room
Presenter: Dr. Laura Gurney, Lillian G., & Conner A.
Max Capacity: 30
Device Type: Laptop
Level: Beginner
Description: Ever wanted to create an interactive webpage? Join us to learn more about using buttons to control images on the page (hide/show), set images to change on mouse over, greet your web page visitor and write their name into your page live! Learn simple interactive web design concepts using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to make your pages shake!" really, we'll make an image shake!
Intro Video
Block: 1
Building: Union
Room: Coe
Presenter: Mia Morrison & Ryan Wiggins
Max Capacity: 30
Device Type: MacBook
Level: Beginner
Description: Did you know that you can draw on the Mac using the track pad? Oh, yes you can! During this session we will introduce you to Tayasui Sketches and the magic of creativity with the trackpad. We will supply a stylus (but you can also use your finger). You will be inspired to create, modify and edit, save in your choice format and share! You can even import an image and trace to get started - everyone is an artist in this session #EveryoneCanCreate
Intro Video
Block: 1
Building: Union
Room: Totman
Presenter: Celeste W. & Brennan K.
Max Capacity: 30
Device Type: All with internet access
Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Description: This session will provide teachers, with little to no background in Scratch, the confidence to start using Scratch in the classroom as a means for their students to demonstrate an understanding of science concepts and coding. Students will also learn some basics so they can play and develop projects which can be shared, reflected upon, and reimagined.
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