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Welcome to the 2019 Alaska Cross Content Conference at West High School in Anchorage, AK, October 25th and 26th with follow up activities at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Sunday, October 27th.

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Integrating Technology Into Learning [clear filter]
Friday, October 25
 

2:30pm

Desmos Explorations in High School Math
Participants will explore a variety of Desmos activities for high school math classes, and will have the opportunity to create their own Desmos activities

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Roehrig

Kristina Roehrig

Curriculum Coordinator -Secondary, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
I'm in my fourth year in Fairbanks and I'd love to hear how people are doing great things in mathematics. I'm a big fan of Jo Boaler, Fawn Nguyen, Dan Meyer, Annie Fetter and Fred Dillon. If you are a fellow math nerd, please come talk to me about math.


Friday October 25, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 8

2:30pm

Get Nspired in the Science Classroom
The Ti Nspire Calculators are Finally Making Their Way to Alaska. Now's your chance to check it out and explore what makes these calculators more than just a calculator! This is a hands-on class that gives you a chance to conduct scientific experiments, record and analyze data.


Friday October 25, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room W11

3:45pm

Get Nspired For the Math Classroom
The Ti Nspire Calculators are Finally Making Their Way to Alaska. Now's your chance to check it out and explore what makes these calculators more than just a calculator! This is a hands-on class that gives you a chance to check out quick polls, spreadsheets, scatter plots, geometry page, graphing screen, TVM program, and much more.


Friday October 25, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room W11

3:45pm

Virtual Field Trips & Learning Opportunities
Virtual Field Trips do what? Want to take your class learning to great
new heights? Find out the epic ways to introduce your students to
the world beyond Alaska, from space exploration scientists and
innovative climate change scientists sharing out their expertise, to
explorers, authors, and experts in so many fields. Be prepared to
get excited for your year and take your class on epic journeys.

Speakers

Friday October 25, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Science Room 2
 
Saturday, October 26
 

9:45am

Ethics: The Other Side of Technology
What I have learned from teaching ethics in technology.

Speakers
avatar for Virgil Fredenberg

Virgil Fredenberg

Professor, University of Alaska Southeast
How can we get more people into teaching?


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Room W8

1:45pm

Build and Program Games with Arduino
Looking for an introduction to physical computing (Arduinos) designed for grades 7-12 that is rigorous, engaging, and inexpensive? In Build and Program Games with Arduino, students learn how to program and solder together a reflex game in the form of Tug-o-War, and a classic memory game - Simon. This is a great way to add a hands-on component to your programming course.

Speakers
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Michael Backus

Computers Teacher, Teeland Middle School
I love programming, robotics, and building/inventing things that use microcontrollers. I am also a firm believe in the work smarter not harder mantra, and have developed add-ons and plugins to make grading go quickly while still improving outcomes. If you have questions about programming... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room W7

1:45pm

Climate Change - Model Mathematically Data from The Climate Reality Project Leadership Training with Al Gore
Have your students model the most current data about climate change, its causes and consequences, and discover the correlations among various sets of data. Find out what we learned from attending the Climate Reality Project Training with former vice president Al Gore (An Inconvenient Truth) this past August for 3 days. Obtain all materials: data, student worksheets, teacher notes and solutions, and a detailed step-by-step blog.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Reardon

Tom Reardon

Mathematics Instructor, Fitch HS/Youngstown State Univ
I like to integrate problem solving, rich tasks, excellent questioning techniques, standards, and appropriate technologies. Technologies that I use include iPads and math apps, SMART Boards, and TI technologies.I am currently working on some interactive activities that help students... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 24

3:00pm

Mathematical Modeling and Social Awareness: Pay Day Loans, Opioid Deaths, Plastic Straw Pollution
Use current and important real-world data to teach mathematics and make students aware of social problems, situations, and solutions. Have the students discover the whopping interest rates charged by Pay Day Loan companies. Make students aware of how many people are dying from opioids. And be amazed at the number of plastic straws that we use in the US daily. Regressions, math modeling, problem solving, units conversion, technology. Obtain all materials.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Reardon

Tom Reardon

Mathematics Instructor, Fitch HS/Youngstown State Univ
I like to integrate problem solving, rich tasks, excellent questioning techniques, standards, and appropriate technologies. Technologies that I use include iPads and math apps, SMART Boards, and TI technologies.I am currently working on some interactive activities that help students... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 24

3:00pm

Spend Less Time Grading and Get Better Results with Evaluator Add-ons for G-Suite
Want to spend less time grading? Want to receive higher quality work from your students? Start using my Document Evaluator, Slideshow Evaluator, and Spreadsheet Evaluator add-ons. I have spent years developing and refining my system and have finally made it publicly and freely available. I will walk you through how to define your own checklist of requirements for each assignment, how to manage peer evaluations, and how to communicate the reasoning behind your grades to your students in such a way that they know exactly what they need to do to meet your expectations.

Speakers
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Michael Backus

Computers Teacher, Teeland Middle School
I love programming, robotics, and building/inventing things that use microcontrollers. I am also a firm believe in the work smarter not harder mantra, and have developed add-ons and plugins to make grading go quickly while still improving outcomes. If you have questions about programming... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room W7

4:15pm

Creative Activities, Strategies and Technology to Better Prepare Your Students for the Revised SAT
The content on the SAT is what we teach but the questions are worded very differently. Get interactive activities that align directly to the types of questions that are on the newly revised SAT that promote conceptual understanding and de-emphasize memorizing procedures and formulas. Also obtain proven SAT test-taking strategies that encourage multiple solution paths. We will integrate graphing technology to help achieve our goal: students learn and retain the math better, not just score better on the SAT!

Speakers
avatar for Tom Reardon

Tom Reardon

Mathematics Instructor, Fitch HS/Youngstown State Univ
I like to integrate problem solving, rich tasks, excellent questioning techniques, standards, and appropriate technologies. Technologies that I use include iPads and math apps, SMART Boards, and TI technologies.I am currently working on some interactive activities that help students... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 24