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Thursday, July 16 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
BLC Maker Sessions

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Join us in the Plaza Ballroom for BLC15 Maker Spaces! Check out one, or all of the following:


  1. 3D Printing - Students model the hands on aspects of designing, creating and printing practical objects. With examples from a range of grade levels, attendees will use various devices to design models, render and print them. 
  2. Robotic Telepresence - Attendees operate pre-built Lego Robotics using MIT-App Inventor coded controllers and compete with others in a Robot Battle Royale, all from a separate room using Hangouts for multiple camera views. Attendees also navigate an obstacle course with a Double Robot that we use for homebound students for additional telepresence experience.  youtube.com/watch?v=QmUtBk6lT18
  3. Coding - Using platforms like Scratch, MIT App Inventor and other coding programs attendees will create apps and share them with other users. This can be combined with the Lego Robotics area to show the code created in action.  
  4. Educational Breakout Room - Built on the concept of the popular activity centers where groups of attendees complete an educational puzzle The tasks range from solving mysteries, cracking codes and opening locks all in a set amount of time. The enterprise encourages teamwork, lateral thinking and effective communication all while having a great time!



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Kern Kelley

Director of Student Agency, EdTechTeam
Starting his teaching career in New Zealand, Kern is presently the Director of Student Agency for EdTechTeam Inc. and Technology Integrator at Regional School Unit #19 in central Maine. He has provided support to educators for over a decade and has conducted professional development... Read More →
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Shannon McClintock Miller

District Teacher Librarian, Van Meter Community School District in Iowa
Shannon serves as the K-12 district teacher librarian at Van Meter Community School District in Iowa. She is also the Future Ready Librarians Spokesperson working with the Alliance of Excellent Education in Washington DC. Shannon is an avid blogger at, The Library Voice, writing... Read More →

Thursday July 16, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Plaza Ballroom Boston Park Plaza

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