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We are pleased to announce the MassCUE and M.A.S.S. 2015 Annual Technology Conference, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.). Both organizations recognize the benefits of a collaborative partnership that focuses on the collective interests of our school districts.  We will be providing educators from across the Commonwealth with exciting and innovative ways to enhance teaching and learning with technology.

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Wednesday, October 21 • 3:15pm - 4:10pm
BlocksCAD: A New Tool to Teach STEAM in the Classroom - Einstein's Workshop

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Recent innovations using computer aided design (CAD) as a teaching tool have successfully engaging students in a wide range of learning environments. In this session, teachers will be shown a basic introductory CAD lesson for a short project that can easily be taught in the classroom and explore opportunities to integrate academic subjects (specifically math and engineering) into hands-on learning activities. This session will introduce teachers to BlocksCAD software, an open source, web-based, learning tool for students. Originally developed to teach elementary students as young as ten how to create their own 3D printed objects, BlocksCAD has been successfully applied in a range of learning environments in which students benefit from a visual, three-dimensional approach to understanding a variety of complex concepts Note: Teachers can use their own laptops or other devices to access program, as a limited number of laptops will be provided.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
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