Leading the Learning for the Net Generation

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Session 6 choices (2:30 to 4pm)


Session 6A: Digital Storytelling: Process Over Product
Presenter: Michelle Krill
Location: Room 102

A digital story should be more than a summary of learned facts. This session will showcase the value in the PROCESS of creating a digital story. Steps to creating a meaningful digital story will be shared, as well as tools for making stories.
Link: Session Resources
Audience: Regular Educators, Special Educators, Administrators/Supervisors, Library/Media, Elementary, Middle School, High School

Session 6B: She Blinded Me With Science
Presenter: Steve Smith
Location: Room 103

In the 1980's Thomas Dolby helped make Science cool by producing his hit song "She Blinded Me With Science." Join this session and learn how you can incorporate Discovery Education's interactive labs, high quality videos (like the Mythbusters and Planet Earth), and a formative on-line assessment into your classroom. During this session we'll explore Discovery Education Science (Elementary) and discover how resources like an interactive glossary can help make science cool again. This session is open to all. Participants will leave with an extended trial code to take back to their schools.
Audience: Regular Educators, Special Educators, Library/Media, Middle School

Session 6C: Making Podcasting Work for the Classroom
Presenter: Scott Hertzog
Location: Room 106A

A look at how podcasting can help Authentic Instruction and Learning occur in the classroom. Will examine various ways I incorporate podcasting into my lessons and other possibilities with podcasting as well.
Links: Session Resources
Audience: Regular Educators, Library/Media, High School

Session 6D: Google Docs: Learning by Doing
Presenters: Jeff Rothenberger and Fred Griffiths
Location: Room 106B

You've heard about Google Docs. Now come and get your hands dirty by creating and learning many of the features Google Docs has to offer. We will create documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and forms. Learn how to be productive while saving software costs with this FREE program.
Please note: You will need your laptop to participate.
Audience: Regular Educators, Special Educators, Administrators/Supervisors, Library/Media, Elementary, Middle School, High School, University Students, Agency Personnel, Parents

Session 6E: Is Technology Making a difference in Your School? - Part 2 (Includes Project Planning)
Presenter: Doug Johnson
Location: Room 106C

Part 2 - 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.
Audience: Administrators/Supervisors, Technology Coordinators

Session 6F: Moodle Your Noodle
Presenter: Shelby Foster
Location: Room 106D

Discover the power of Moodle in your classroom.
Participants will leave the hands-on workshop with a sound understanding of how to construct an online learning environment. Experience & create an interactive threaded discussion, online glossaries, web based journals & writing activities, online polls, learning survey tools, quiz & lesson modules.
Audience: Regular Educators, Special Educators, Administrators/Supervisors, Library/Media, Elementary, Middle School, High School

Session 6G: That Ning Thing
Presenter: Katie Kokan
Location: Room 106E

NING, a social network, allows teachers to create a secure social network where their students can blog, conduct discussions, and upload original documents, movies, pictures, and music. Students view it as playing with MySpace or Facebook during class, and teachers cannot believe the full level of student engagement as they learn through socializing. Everybody wins.
Audience: Regular Educators, Technology Coordinators, Middle School, High School

Session 6J: Designing Rigorous and Motivating Assignments
Presenter: Alan November
Location: Room 104

In an economy where global outsourcing is commonplace, students must be prepared to participate in an increasingly competitive job market. In many ways they are in competition with bright energetic, hardworking students from all over the world. In this workshop Alan discusses some ideas on enhancing curriculum to empower our students, help them build a strong work ethic and develop self-directed learning skills.
Audience: Regular Educators, Special Educators, Administrators/Supervisors, Library/Media, Elementary, Middle School, High School