We're returning this year for the fourth time to Texas Instruments T^3 2016 conference in Orlando, Florida. For the past three years (2013 with postmortem, 2014 with postmortem, 2015 with postmortem), Cemetech has been attending T^3. Each of the three years, I (Dr. Christopher "Kerm Martian" Mitchell) have attended, joined in various years by administrator Shaun "Merthsoft" McFall and member Ander "DrDnar" Dnar. This year, I'm thrilled to be joined by administrator Thomas "elfprince13" Dickerson. In past years, we have collected news about new TI efforts and enjoyed excellent sessions taught by teachers from across the country. I have also given a talk each year about TI-BASIC programming and why (and how) to do it with students in the classroom. This year we'll be doing all this again, but we're also doing something new this year.
For the first time, Cemetech will have a Maker Faire-style booth where we'll be showing off some of the things that we do to promote programming and STEM education, including our Whack-a-Mole game, our SimpleI/O ArTICL demo, mybooks, and more. Finally, we'll be announcing two significant upgrades to Cemetech's educational resources this week that we think our programming members as well as students and teachers will find very helpful. We're excited to tell teachers about our resources, expound why they should be teaching programming and STEM concepts in their classroom with graphing calculators, and hearing opinions and stories from their experiences. As always, we'll be sharing what we learn here on the forum and on our Twitter and Facebook accounts. And don't forget to keep an eye out for our hands-on exploration of TI's new electronics + calculators tools similar to our ArTICL project.
If you're going to be at T^3, please feel free to stop by and say hello; if not, we'll be honored to bring you news and information from the conference.
Below: Our past experiences at T^3 and Maker Faire; we'll soon have photos of this year's T^3 2016!