2019 MLTI Student Conference Block 2

Sessions by Building

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Click on the building name for a complete list of sessions happening in that building during Block 2

Barrows

Block: 2
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.
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Block: 2
Building: Barrows
Room: 123
Presenter: Hailee and Madison
Max Capacity: 25
Device Type: Ipads with the Bloxel app downloaded or any device that can download the Bloxel app.
Level: Beginner
Description: So your a gamer? Have you ever wanted to create your own game? Using Bloxels you can! In this session you will learn how to create your own game, including backgrounds, art pieces, and characters. In this session you will share the work you create and have an opportunity to try the games other participants create .
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Block: 2
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.
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Block: 2
Building: Barrows
Room: 125
Presenter: Ms. Mary Learned
Max Capacity: 30
Device Type: iMovie, tablet, iPad or cell phone
Level: Beginner
Description: What is your favorite animation movie of all time? How do you think the animators of your favorite movie started creating? In this session you will create a stop motion story using candy. Using the technique of stop motion creative stories unfold. Are you Pixar's next animator?
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Block: 2
Building: Barrows
Room: 126
Presenter: Michaela S., Olivia L., & Fiona J.
Max Capacity: 36
Device Type: Laptop
Level: Intermediate
Description: The App Lab tutorial is a 11 step lesson that allows students to create an app that can be used on their phone. The puzzles are small enough and build upon each other to allow for maximum transference of understanding.
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Block: 2
Building: Barrows
Room: 130
Presenter: Xander L. & Julia J.
Max Capacity: 30
Device Type: All - Must have internal mic & USB port
Level: Beginner
Description: Podcasting 101 is devoting time and craft to the basics of podcasting. We will focus on the art of podcasting, audio settings, tips, and the platform to express oneself in voice and expression. The focus of this session will give you the ideas, skills, and craft to begin perfecting podcasting from anywhere in the world.
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Block: 2
Building: Barrows
Room: 133
Presenter: Phelan Gallagher, Maine Math and Science Association
Max Capacity: 20
Device Type: Equipment will be provided.
Level: Beginner
Description: Curious about augmented reality? In this session you will learn the power of AR to engage with the environment around you. AR has the super-power to "reveal the unseen." In this session you will have the opportunity to combine art and science to communicate stories about place. Come use AR, brainstorm ways you could use this exciting new tech, and experiment with creating your own AR experiences.
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Block: 2
Building: Barrows
Room: Atrium
Presenter: William & Tammy McNulty
Max Capacity: 35
Device Type: All Devices with web browser (NOT Internet Explorer)
Level: Beginner
Description: We will use the Scratch website to help participants create an account and learn to complete simple coding tasks. The participants will use block coding to create a short program on Scratch. Participants will walk away knowing at least the basics of using Scratch. I intend to use the projector to model the steps of creating an account and a simple program. Students can progress at their own pace.
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Block: 2
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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Block: 2
Building: Barrows
Room: Hill Auditorium
Presenter:
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Device Type: Laptop or Chromebook, USB accessible
Level: Beginner
Description: Meet micro:bit. If you are lucky enough to get into this session you will learn how to code the micro:bit microprocessor. Using the Makecode website you will code a micro:bit. This is a hands-on session using a tiny programmable computer that enables you to see the code you create come to life. Use block or text coding via Microsoft's web-based, MakeCode.
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DP Corbett

Block: 2
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: 2
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: 2
Building: Corbett
Room: 115
Presenter: Ryan I. & Wyatt S.
Max Capacity: 80
Device Type: MacBook
Level: Beginner
Description: Make math come alive! Use Keynote animations to really show your learning. Ditch the test, there is a new way for students to show proficiency. Graph a linear function, combine like terms, add integers, analyze scatter plots, the possibilities are endless when you use Keynote. Learn the skills to animate and arrange shapes and text using math concepts and learn how you can translate it to any other concepts, figurative language in literature, a timeline through history, or balance chemical equations in science. Use the record feature to talk through your presentation. Before you know it, you can have an exciting digital portfolio compiling all you have learned.
Intro Video
Block: 2
Building: Corbett
Room: 117
Presenter: Isaac Y., Parker D. & Trevor M.
Max Capacity: 20
Device Type: All devices that have Google Chrome
Level: Beginner
Description: We are going to show students how to use Scratch to make simple video games. Participants will learn coding with Scratch during a 15 minute presentation and then have the remainder of time to work on making a game with our help.
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Jenness

Block: 2
Building: Jenness
Room: 100
Presenter: Ann Marie Quirion Hutton
Max Capacity: 80
Device Type: iPad and/or MacBook
Level: Beginner
Description: Everyone loves a good story and stories are told and heard around the world. Traditionally stories are in written or spoken language, yet now we have authoring tools that allow us to create animated narratives that combine drawing, shapes and imagination in amazing ways. Using the included production tools on your Apple MLTI devices, come create an animated digital story. Develop your skills in visual literacy and discover how to communicate through animation. We will discuss how to plan and develop digital animation projects, and examine what factors contribute to asuccessful, high-quality project. Learn to leverage the exciting possibilities for incorporating animated storytelling into your personal toolbox. Please bring your updated MLTI device with Keynote installed.
Intro Video
Block: 2
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: 2
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: 2
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: 2
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: 2
Building: Shibles
Room: 217
Presenter: Jordan G., Jason P., Tristen M., & Alan L.
Max Capacity: 25
Device Type: iPad and/or MacBook
Level: Beginner
Description: Students will watch a short video clip of a book trailer created by students. Students will learn how to create a book trailer based on a book they've read. How we will do this is by listing the tools necessary for creating a book trailer. We plan to have some short books available (or participants come prepared with a book they've read) & can begin mapping out the most important scenes. If time, students will have a chance to 'act out' scenes & begin putting together the scenes to create the trailer. What isn't finished in the session can be finished on the student's own time as they will leave knowing what programs to use to create/finish their book trailer.
Intro Video
Block: 2
Building: Shibles
Room: 311
Presenter: Ms. Conohan
Max Capacity: 30
Device Type: MacBook
Level: Intermediate
Description: Do you have a favorite independent, shared, or guided reading book that you can't wait to share with others? Why not create an exciting movie trailer to show people what the book is all about? Is there something specific that really interests you? Science, math, sports, theater, or art? Let's create a visual to share with others your passion around this topic. In this session, Create, Innovate, Educate!, participants will understand the numerous ways iMovie can be used in education, as well as in their extra-curricular activities and other areas of interest. The fifth-grade student leaders will teach participants how to design a short movie trailer incorporating a particular interest. Participants will be walked through how to upload images and video clips to use in their creation. The possibilities are endless! Let's Create, Innovate, and Educate!
Intro Video

Block: 2
Building: Shibles
Room: 311
Presenter: Joshua
Max Capacity: 30
Device Type: A Laptop. Unity installed, but not required we will walk you through installing Unity.
Level: Beginner
Description: Become a game developer by learning code. Don't know where to start, start with this session and a good idea for a game. In this session you will learn game design principles and basics of C# programming, from here you can take it anywhere.
Intro Video
Block: 2
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.
Intro Video
Block: 2
Building: Shibles
Room: 313
Presenter: Lillian, Serena, and Dr. Laura Gurney
Max Capacity: 30
Device Type: Laptop, tablets will not work for this session
Level: Beginner
Description: Have you ever wanted to create an interactive web page? Join this session to learn more about using buttons to control images, set images to change on mouse over or greet web page visitors by name! In this session you will learn interactive web design concepts using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to make your pages shake! Wait, ..what,? Yes you will learn how to control images and make them shake.
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Union

Block: 2
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: 2
Building: Union
Room: Bangor
Presenter: Lindsey Carnes, Apple Inc.
Max Capacity: 100
Device Type: Macbook with GarageBand
Level: Beginner
Description: Animate yourself to fly through a Maine Bicentennial themed iMovie. You'll learn the ins and outs of big screen animation. Think Maine pirates, wizards, dragons, and lobsters flying through your animated movie. Bring your MLTI Apple devices with iMovie installed and create animated scenes in this hands-on session.
Intro Video
Block: 2
Building: Union
Room: Bangor Room
Presenter: Mia Morrison & Ryan Wiggins
Max Capacity: 50
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: 2
Building: Union
Room: Bumps
Presenter: Ben H., Dalton D., Jake U.
Max Capacity: 30
Device Type: All
Level: Beginner
Description: Monmouth Academy students will offer a 3D-printing design challenge. After a brief instruction period during which participants will learn the basics of designing in Tinkercad for 3D printing, teams of students will create their own models in a friendly design challenge. Winning designs will be printed for teams.
Intro Video
Block: 2
Building: Union
Room: Choral Room
Presenter: Dr. Laura Gurney, Lillian G., & Conner A.
Max Capacity: 30
Device Type: All
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: 2
Building: Union
Room: Coe
Presenter: Kaylee and Aiden
Max Capacity: 30
Device Type: Device with Garageband
Level: Beginner
Description: We are a school of readers at JFDS, but while we have many enthusiastic readers, we also recognize that reading shouldn't happen in isolation. When a child finishes a book they've enjoyed, they should have a way to express their opinion and feelings about that book to others. Through a combination of modeling, and by breaking the process of podcasting down to a step-by-step process, we hope that each participant will be able to create their own podcast by the end of the session.
Intro Video

Block: 2
Building: Union
Room: Coe
Presenter: Brady,Elsie , Hannah, Lyla, Oscar, Trevor, Alden, Susan, andAnn-Marie
Max Capacity: 40
Device Type: A laptop, tablet, cell phone, device must be able to take photos.
Level: Beginner
Description: It's Maine's 200 Anniversary! Become part of the celebration, join student leaders from Cape Elizabeth Middle School (CEMS) to help spread the word about Maine and invite the world to celebrate our 200th birthday. This session will begin with an overview of CMES's Maine Students Celebrate 200 projects. By the end of this session you will be part of the Maine Students Celebrate 200 project. You will rotate through three activites: 1) Customize your own Maine moose., 2) Use CMES's blog, social media, news story , and video, 3) Discuss and brainstorm celebration ideas to encourage our schools and towns to join in Maine's 200th. You will leave the session earning a Maine Students Celebrate Ambassador business card.
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Block: 2
Building: Union
Room: FFA
Presenter: Madison and Belle
Max Capacity: 40
Device Type: Any device with internet access and Flipgrid installed. Flipgrid previously installed is not required we will walk you through creating a Flipgrid account.
Level: Beginner
Description: In this session you will learn Flipgrid and become more confident in your presentation skills. This fun, simple tool helps with creativity and can be used in any class. During this block you will create their own Flipgrid video.
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Block: 2
Building: Union
Room: Lown
Presenter: Avery, Rose, Claire, Eben, Adam, Gabrielle, and David
Max Capacity: 40
Device Type: Macbook
Level: Beginner
Description: In this session you will learn how to make a book trailer using Apple software. You will learn the steps to search for license-free images and music that will help bring your script to come to life. The stunning book trailer all comes together in iMovie.
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Block: 2
Building: Union
Room: Totman
Presenter: Lucas C., Isaac S., Koleman K., Shyann M., Isaiah B., Kara B.,
Max Capacity: 30
Device Type: Chromebook, iPad, or MacBook.
Level: Intermediate
Description: Maybe you've experienced virtual reality, but the question is... can you create it? If you thought the answer was no, well, you were wrong... until now! In our Google VR Tour Creator session you will learn how create and a VR experience with simple, easy to use resources and apps. VR Tour Creator crushes boring classroom reports and rocks learning to a whole new level! With the app Google Street View (free) you can create your own 360 degree images and add indoor spaces to your virtual tours. So come learn how you can bring virtual reality to your learning and to your school!
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