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Thursday, March 2 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Developing and Building Software Simulations for the Classroom (with Free Tools)

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This session is an introduction to (a) designing software simulations, (b) incorporating tutorial supports, and (c) building actual programs (apps) for multiple computing platforms (Mac, Windows, iOS, Android).

Software simulations are technology tools that can support “learning by doing” in many content areas including math, science, and social studies. Science simulations for example are freely available from places like https://phet.colorado.edu. While free pre-built simulations are highly useful, there are times when the type of simulation a teacher wants, is just not available.

Designing and building small custom simulations for use on multiple computing platforms, used to be very difficult and expensive. However, the free availability of app development tools like Unity, make the possibility much more accessible. This session will introduce design strategies and technical development steps, to help teachers learn how to create their own working simulations that students can use on their iPads, Chromebooks, Macs, and PCs.

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Samuel Kwon

Dr. Samuel Kwon is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology at Concordia University Chicago. He teaches graduate level courses on instructional design and the effective use of technology in the classroom. His research interests include the design of learning environments, using technology to support teaching and learning, urban school reform, science curriculum development, and educational software design. Prior to serving at Concordia... Read More →



Thursday March 2, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
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