Education Innovations: Technology at Pattengill

Tuesday, December 8th, 2016
Pattengill School
Ann Arbor, Michigan

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Food Served
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Tech Night

Twitter: #pattengilltechnight


Community Partnerships


Project Lead The Way

Location: Child Care Room
Presenters: Mrs. Dawson and students

See and experience the STEM curriculum that Project Lead The Way Students have been a part of this year! 5th grade students will demonstrate the Robotics challenges they have been working on, and 4th grade students will show you how to use the code-writing app,Tynker, to create a simple reaction test, just as they have done this school year. Come and see how Pattengill students are “leading the way” with 21st Century skills!

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Location: Media Center
Presenter: Mrs. Schreck

What is ILT? What happens when your child comes down to the library 1-3 times a week?  Come and see how books, library skills, and technology come together.  You’ll have the opportunity for your child to show you his/her own projects in various stages of completion as well as end products of many weeks of work!

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Assistive Technology

Location: Childcare Room
Presenter: Mrs. Gildersleeve

Stop in to learn more about Assistive Technology at Pattengill. Assistive technology (often abbreviated as AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software or product system that is used to increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.

  •  AT can be low tech like communication boards made of materials such as cardboard, fuzzy felt, or paper.
  •  AT can be high tech such as special purpose computers..
  •  AT can be computer hardware, like special switches, keyboards, and pointing devices.
  •  AT can be computer software such as screen-readers or communication software.
  •  AT can be inclusive or specialized learning materials and curriculum aids.
  •  AT is all of this and so much more!

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Location: A 5
Presenter: Ms. Metler

Please stop by to learn about resources that are available for ELL students to help them strengthen their English language proficiency through using technology.  This presentation will include specific websites for English language learning and a demonstration of how the Google Translate App on an iPad can be utilized.  A handout of the resources covered in this presentation will be provided.

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Book Trailers presented by the Allstars (past and present)

Location: A Wing Lab
Presenters: Mrs. Blair and students

Please stop by to learn how students are able to share their understanding of various books using technology. Video book trailers are short, about a two-minute video that introduces the storyline using images, sound, and voice. The purpose of the book trailer is for students to not only demonstrate their understanding of the book they selected, but to also convince others to read the book. Students are excited about being able to share what they know through a different lens. Set aside at least 20 minutes to participate in this session.

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Tech Use in the Classroom

Location: A 8
Presenter: Mrs. Embry

Come in and learn how technology is used in the classroom. See how your child might use technology to study for and take tests. You will get an opportunity to see how students can use their ipads to present work to the whole class. Get answers to FAQs you may have about tech use in the classrooms.

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Coding for Kids

Location: Childcare Room
Presenter: Mrs. Moizio

Come learn about kid friendly code writing apps and websites that teach students skills such as problem solving, logic, perseverance, and collaboration. Coding is a highly engaging activity for students and is a skill that will help students succeed in 21st century careers.  Apps/web sites include Hopscotch, Scratch, Code, Lightbot, Tynker and Kodable.

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Community Business Partnerships


Presenter: Dr. Eugene Blair

Stop by and learn how students learn through the STEM initiative. Students are engaged while learning during our After School Programs and In School Programs through the use of Lego Bricks. Students learn important topics such as laws of motion, space, robotics, inventions and world exploration. Bricks4Kidz reinforces science, technology, engineering and math concepts. Bricks4Kidz helps students develop an appreciation for how things work, builds self-confidence and problem-solving skills, foster teamwork and collaboration, spark imagination and provides a safe and enriching environment to create. We work closely with teachers to tailor our themed units to match current curriculum needs. We Learn, We Build, We Play with Lego Bricks!

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Technology Q&A

Presenter: Marc Mojica

Bring your questions regarding all things technology. Discuss general or specific social apps, coding, websites, virtual reality, gift ideas, and more! Marc is known for his skills and leadership in Ann Arbor as a Chief Technology Officer, Entrepreneur, and Software Engineer.

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