Leading the Learning for the Net Generation

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Session 4 choices (10:15 to 11:45am)


Session 4A: Creating Your First Podcast Using GarageBand
Presenter: David Fair
Location: Room 102

Teachers will be taught how to set up and publish an informational podcast about the classes they teach. Through this workshop, you will get an introduction to the Garageband interface and learn how easy it is to create soundtracks for movies, photo albums, etc.
Session Resources: Classpodcast08.pdf, Classpodcast09.pdf
Audience: Regular Educators, Special Educators, Administrators/Supervisors, Library/Media, Elementary, Middle School, High School, University Students

Session 4B: 50 Ways to Use Discovery Streaming
Presenter: Patti Duncan
Location: Room 10
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Discovery Education streaming has instructional strategies that will surprise you! Finding and playing video segments are just one of many ways you can use the media library. Did you know you have an Interactive Atlas, dynamic Calendar, thousand of quiz question and tens of thousands of images, speeches, and sound effects? Come and learn how to integrate the DES tools in new and exciting ways that are perfect for reaching the 21st century student.
Link to Resources: 50 Ways
Audience: Regular Educators, Special Educators, Administrators/Supervisors, Library/Media, Elementary, Middle School, High School

Session 4D: Librarian + CFF Coach = Winning Solution for Students and Teachers!
Presenters: Cathi Fuhrman and Vicki Reed
Location: Room 106B

Students are consistent winners when all three key components of the triple crown are utilized…..the teacher, librarian and CFF coach. The Preakness, Belmont and Kentucky derby have nothing on this winning combination. The success of the CFF program at Hempfield High School is directly related to the communication between the CFF coaches and librarians as they work with classroom teachers to develop research projects with a technology component. The scaffolding that takes place develops the skill set for teachers and students in a collaborative environment. As a result, the library has become THE place to visit.
Link: Session Resources
Audience: Regular Educators, Special Educators, Administrators/Supervisors, Library/Media, Middle School, High School, University Students

Session 4E: Managing the Transition – Part 2
Presenter: Alan November
Location: Room 106C

Part two of this workshop continues to outline essential skills for leadership, and offer practical guidelines and creative solutions for building accountability into the planning process. Articulating vision and mission, managing change, and aligning technology to primary goals are emphasized. A shift in planning from technology to the quality and application of information and communication is a critical step. This session will outline goals and best practice of effective and quality leadership.
Audience: Administrators/Supervisors, Technology Coordinators

Session 4G: Students as Authors: Blogging in the Classroom
Presenter: Jennifer Dorman
Location: Room 106E

The students of today are digital natives; they “speak” the language of technology and are tremendously engaged by the same. Learn how to set up a safe blog for your classes and the myriad educational applications of blogging. Attendees will create a class blog and leave armed with dozens of ideas for ways to integrate blogging in the classroom. Note: Participants are advised to bring laptops for hands-on experience with blogging.
Links: Links: Professional narrative & CV and Session Resources
Audience: Regular Educators, Special Educators, Administrators/Supervisors, Library/Media, Elementary, Middle School, High School

Session 4J: MUVE it! Do You Need a Second Life?
Presenter: Doug Johnson
Location: Room 104

Simulated 3-D environments like Second Life are being called Web 3.0. How do teachers and librarians get started using these new tools, what might they find in these worlds, and what are the learning opportunities such environments might present? Let Blue Skunk be your guide to this new medium of interacting with the Internet.
Audience: Regular Educators, Special Educators, Administrators/Supervisors, Library/Media, Elementary, Middle School, High School