Leading the Learning for the Net Generation

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Session 5 choices (12:45 to 2:45pm)

Session 5A: Technology Tools for Differentiation
Presenter: Sarah DeMaria
Location: Room 102

Interested in exploring technology integration in your DI classroom? We will examine the use of Google Docs, Moodle, and current Web 2.0 technologies to Differentiate Instruction for your students. Learn how to incorporate collaboration, authentic assessment, and high-order thinking skills to engage students in your curriculum and cater to a 21st Century learning environment.
Link: Session Resources
Audience: Regular Educators, Special Educators, Library/Media, Middle School, High School

Session 5B: Building a Bigger Builder
Presenter: Patti Duncan
Location: Room 103

If you use technology with students, and you have Discovery Education streaming, there is a level you haven’t explored. During this session Patti Duncan will examine the Builders (Assignment, Quiz, and Writing Prompt Builder), and will show you ways to use the Web, video, the computer, and your own imagination to take curriculum assessments to the next technology level. Master the tools your IU provides with the master builder!
Links to Session Resources:
Builders Presentation
Wigetize Your Builders Handout
Audience: Regular Educators, Special Educators, Administrators/Supervisors, Library/Media, Elementary, Middle School, High School

Session 5C: Disruptive Technologies in Today’s Classroom
Presenter: James (Jimbo) Lamb
Location: Room 106A

Today's students are surrounded by portable technologies, from cell phones to mp3 players. These same students also learn in a way different than what educators are used to. Education still has its feet planted in the 20th Century, with some steps being taken toward moving us into the 21st Century. However, we are allowing society and industry to be the driving force behind how these technologies are being used. As educators, we need to be willing to take control of these technologies and teach our students the proper use of these devices. This session will focus on providing ideas for implementation of these devices in your classrooms as well as open discussion to the pros and cons of doing so.
Link: Session Resources
Audience: Regular Educators, Special Educators, Administrators/Supervisors, Technology Coordinators, Library/Media, Middle School, High School, University Students

Session 5D: Wikis at Work in the Classroom
Presenter: Dotty Noll
Location: Room 106B

Wikis provide a wide range of presentation and class assignment options. Learn how you can wiki your way through your work and engage your students. This presentation will walk you through several examples of using wikis in the classroom. You will have an opportunity to create your own wiki and learn about its features.
Link: Session Resources
Audience: Regular Educators, Library/Media, Elementary, Middle School, High School, University Students

Session 5E: Is Technology Making a Difference in Your School? - Part 1
Presenter: Doug Johnson
Location: Room 106C

Part 1 - Schools are pouring thousands of dollars into educational technologies. How can schools maximize the impact that this investment makes through careful, collaborative and simple planning? This workshop gives the practitioner an overview of current best-practices in educational technology and tools for determining if technology is having a positive impact on both the instructional and administrative roles of the school.
Resource Link: Is tech.pdf
Audience: Administrators/Supervisors, Technology Coordinators

Session 5F: Google Earth: Putting the World in Your Student's Hands
Presenter: Pamela Newman
Location: Room 106D

Harness the power of Google Earth to create authentic learning experiences for your students such as literature trips, measurements, and geographical studies. This introductory session will provide examples and ideas for all content areas and age groups on how educators can use Google Earth for teaching, learning and new forms of student assessment.
Link: Session Resources
Audience: Regular Educators, Special Educators, Administrators/Supervisors, Library/Media, Elementary, Middle School, High School

Session 5G: Putting an End to Copyright Confusion & Developing Media Literacy With your Students
Presenter: Kristin Hokanson
Location: Room 106E

Did you ever feel guilty about using images you found on Google images, or a snippet of video, or song because someone told you that it was stealing other people’s copyrighted work? Well, it’s not just owners who have rights under copyright ~ users have rights, too. With the rise of digital media tools for creating messages, learning and sharing, it is critical for students and educators to understand their rights under copyright law and the Doctrine of Fair Use which allows people to incorporate copyrighted materials into their own creative work, especially when their new work adds value or re-purposes the existing materials. This conversation is designed to show that, when it comes to the use of copyrighted material for teaching and learning, the overall message is “YES, YOU CAN”. This is quite a different message from the “guidelines” of which many educators are familiar. After a brief introduction of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education (a national-level consensus among media literacy educators in K-12, university and after-school programs about how copyright and fair use applies to specific instructional practices involving uses and sharing of copyrighted materials) we’ll talk about why fair use matters to ensure that copyright law fulfills its purpose, under the U.S. Constitution, to help promote creativity and the spread of knowledge. We will examine some situations and have conversations to help understand the process of understanding transformative use, and create an action plan for sharing with others.
Conversation Website: http://copyrightconfusion.wikispaces.com/
Audience: Regular Educators, Technology Coordinators, Library/Media, Elementary, Middle School, High School, University Students

Session 5J: Students as Contributors: The Digital Learning Farm
Presenter: Alan November
Location: Room 10
Years ago, when farms dominated our landscape, children were responsible for performing meaningful jobs that were vital to each family's success. As mechanized tools and other advances developed, the work of children was replaced. We have come full circle as globalization quickly becomes the norm, and it may now be essential for our students to compete with peers from around the world. Today, we can restore the dignity and integrity of the child as a contributor. Across the country, pioneering teachers are providing students with new roles that have students contributing to their learning communities. We have powerful, easy-to-use tools that give students opportunities to contribute content to the class. At the same time we can also provide them with rigorous and more motivating assignments and better prepare them to become more productive in our new global economy. This session will describe six jobs that outline creative ways that your students can make valuable contributions to their learning community. While these jobs can be successfully implemented individually, it is in bringing them together in harmony that we can create a more balanced vision of teaching and learning.
Audience: Regular Educators, Technology Coordinators, Library/Media, Elementary, Middle School, High School, University Students