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Wednesday, February 26 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Program your own Mobile App! Learn tools to support students in STEAM and Project Based Learning

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What do Project Based Learning, STEAM Education, and Design Thinking have in common? They are all frameworks to make learning collaborative, relevant, and solution-focused. But what happens when a student wants to make a mobile app as a solution to their problem? Eek! Come to this session to make a mobile app using Thunkable, a block-based programming tool. Learn to design a user interface, program each element of the user interface, connect the app to an external online database, and skills to troubleshoot errors in your code. By the end of the session, you will not be an expert, and that’s okay. Go back to your school prepared to collaborate with students on their mobile apps, modeling grit, persistence and problem-solving skills. Be sure to bring both your mobile device, and computer to this session.

Presenters
avatar for Melanie Marzen

Melanie Marzen

Technology Integration Specialist, Evanston Township High School
I am a former Geology and Astronomy Teacher and Current Technology Integration Specialist at Evanston Township High School. I am currently working on incorporating data analysis, programming, app development, TedEd Clubs, Democratic Classroom philosophies, multimedia video creation... Read More →

Co-Presenters
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Mina Marien

Evanston Township High School, Evanston Township High School
Mina Marien is an instructional Technology Specialist at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, IL. She previously taught Latin and supported teachers in the World Languages department as an instructional coach. She loves working with students in classes throughout the school... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 11:15am - 12:15pm
Schaumburg C