Thursday, February 4, 2016

TCEA 2016 - Day 4 Wrap Up

Day 4 at TCEA was a bit slower paced for me than the previous days this week, but just as educational. The first session I went to today was Creative Coding with Games and Apps. This course has changed my life! I now know the basics of coding, and look forward to learning more with Microsoft Touch Develop. I also got my hands on the Creative Coding curriculum, which I can't wait to incorporate into my class.

I also visited the Microsoft booth today in the expo hall and learned about Sway. Sway is a Microsoft product that allows you to basically tell your story in a cross media outlet. You can use videos, pictures, words, and more. The best thing about Sway is that you can access it from computer, tablet, and phone. There's even an app for it.

This afternoon, I went to the Meet Your Area Director session. Anyone who has attended one of these will tell you the best thing about going is that you have a good chance to win prizes, and amazingly enough, I actually did! In the session I did learn a couple of things, and I won a Google Chromecast.

I am so excited to take back all the things that I've learned to my classroom and see how I can use it to inspire my students.

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