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Demos, Conversation, Picnic

  • Jul 10, 2014 · 6:00 PM
  • Scholastic

For those of us not on vacation, let's meet outside and eat some simple summer food and soft drinks before we meet!

Let us know what you'd like to share/demo, and we can break out into smaller groups for discussion of various topics.

Agenda:
We'll start at 6:00 PM with a cookout - hotdogs, hamburgers, and something vegetarian.

Demos/Presentations:
Dr. Haris Papamichael will tell the story of Sushi Monster, a mouth watering math facts app that parents, teachers and kids have been eating up.  With almost 1 million downloads to date, Sushi Monster has clearly struck a nerve!

We'll announce additional presentations/demos as people volunteer.

Discussions:
We'll break into small groups to discuss any topics of interest, and network.

Entrance on 1 Thornton Ave, Watertown, MA 02472 at the Red Star

Street level parking and a large parking
garage at Arsenal Offices. T: take the 70 bus to Talcott Ave in Watertown. Free
shuttle bus from 74 Mount Auburn Street in Harvard Square, departing at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30 and 7 PM.



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  • John C.

    Thank you Haris for the Sushi Monster demo. I learned a lot. There was good conversation at this Meetup and I was glad to hear all of you. Also a big thanks to Scholastic for hosting.

    July 11, 2014

  • Don O.

    At the college level, professors will not use any tools that are not dead simple to use, i.e. click and run. The vast majority are just way too busy to even try new things.

    July 9, 2014

    • Sivia S.

      Interesting comment, that I think is also true in K-12, what does the hive mind think?

      July 9, 2014

  • Jane F.

    So sorry that I won't be able to make it tomorrow. It sounds great. Hope to see you all at the next one.

    July 9, 2014

  • Samuel D.

    Sorry guys, won't be able to make it. Looking forward to hopefully making the next one.

    July 9, 2014

  • Eric H.

    Take a look at the updated agenda with Sushi Monster - and please let me know if you'd like to present a demo or lead a conversation!

    July 3, 2014

  • Art B.

    I have been working through the same idea thinking about math using spreadsheets a ubiquitous and amazing tool. I am happy to show lessons we have been putting together that reach all the way down to 1st or 2nd grade and up to well just about anywhere.

    June 18, 2014

  • Alvin C.

    @Cynthia I 100% agree with you. In development, we spend a significant amount of time improving our tools in order to be more productive. I don't see why instructors and students can't have the same. Edtech today seems to be bloated with features and content that really distracts from the issue at hand: yielding positive results with effective toolsets that drive learning at all levels. In the next upcoming months I would love to focus on this issue and help build tools that instructors and students can use.

    June 18, 2014

  • bill w.

    Hi everybody, It would seem to me is that the problem we are trying to fix is that Administrators don't understand how to bring changes into the school system. We have to get them to be more entrepreneurial in outlook and takes some risks.

    June 17, 2014

  • Art B.

    Would love to but am on vacation -- i look forward to the next one.

    June 17, 2014

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