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Last update:

12/18/2009

7:45 - 8:15  Doors open and Sign-In and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:45  Keynote Speaker

10:00 - 11:00  Concurrent Session 1           For a printable version click here.

11:15 - 12:15  Concurrent Session 2           For Sessions at a Glance click here.

12:15 - 1:05  Lunch

1:15 - 2:15  Concurrent Session 3

2:30 - 3:30  Concurrent Session 4

 

Session Handouts
 
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Concurrent Session 1    10:00 - 11:00AM

ROOM Audience Level
Joe Brennan
Discovery Education
joebjr@mac.com

Makin' Movies: Simple F/X

Did you ever watch a movie, TV show or commercial and wonder "how'd they do that?"  Pick up some easy tips for adding simple special effects to your students' videos - from the “Ken Burns” effect of moving around a still picture, to editing tricks, and a look at the ever popular green screen/chroma key effect.

Will present this in Session 3 also.

HANDOUTS

3-117 3-12 Intermediate
Carol Burns
Eau Gallie High School
burnsc@brevard.k12.fl.us

Blogging: Easy as Pie!

Learn how blogging started and how you can use blogging to communicate with parents and inspire your students to write. Learn how blogging can offer daily professional development to you as a teacher.  This is designed for teachers who are blogging beginners!!

3-118 K-12 Beginning

Jeff Dohmen
Lockmar Elementary
dohmen.jeff@brevardschools.org

Making SAR Recordkeeping Easy – A Database Project

This session will be a demonstration of a developing database project. The database will input assessment data into the database and then show how the SARs would be populated with the information from the database. The database merges with Microsoft Word presently. By the end of the third grading period it will merge with Excel. The entire database project will be completed by the start of next school year. This will greatly assist teachers in entering District mandated assessment data.

3-121 K-6 Any

Peter Episcopo
Viera High School
episcopo.peter@brevardschools.org

Adobe Creative Suite for Novices

Ever want to use the Adobe Creative Suite but were way too intimidated by its' look and feel?  Well, let's get past all that and get comfortable using the industry standard to edit photos in PhotoShop, create logos and text in Illustrator, Lay it out in InDesign, and save it to a PDF in Acrobat.  There ya go, the Creative Suite in one easy day!  Now that was easy!!!

Many teachers and staff have wanted to or are being asked to use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat but are intimidated and frustrated upon first trying to use it.  In this workshop, we'll actually create, edit, layout, and save a project using the Creative Suite and feel more comfortable with it by day's end.  This is a great opportunity to overcome your fears!

This is a double session during Session 1 and 2.

4-123 K-12 Intermediate

Marti Fortier
Educational Technology - BPS
fortierm@brevard.k12.fl.us

Bringing Digital Photos to Life Using Photo Story 3

This session will provide participants an overview of the program Photo Story 3 for Windows, a free, downloadable program from Microsoft.  Practical classroom applications and ideas will be explored.

Bring your digital photos to life with Photo Story 3.  Create virtual field trips, illustrations of processes, digital picture stories, tutorials, etc. for use in the classroom or just show off your favorite pictures.

Will present this in Session 2 also.

HANDOUTS

3-112 K-12 All

Laura Headley
Jackson Middle School
headleyl@brevard.k12.fl.us

Use of Technology for a Roaming Teacher

Use of technology can help a roaming teacher stay organized and present an engaging lesson. This session will focus on how to best present a mathematics lesson using technology which can be easily moved from classroom to classroom.

How can a secondary mathematics teacher present an engaging lesson when moving from classroom to classroom? Technology is the answer. The use of technology can facilitate an organized engaging lesson.  The lesson can be presented with little disruption of another teacher's classroom.

HANDOUTS HANDOUTS HANDOUTS HANDOUTS HANDOUTS

3-120 6-8 All

Elaine Heine
Lockmar Elementary
heine.elaine@brevardschools.org

Making A Class Slideshow

Learn how to use Open Office Presentation or Microsoft Powerpoint to have students collaborate on a class project.  This can then be used with the entire class for review or with other classes or sections. Each student or pair of student creates 3-5 slides which include text and digital photos.  Photos can be from photos of class projects taken with a digital camera or downloads from the internet. One example shown will be from an electricity unit with fourth and fifth graders.  Another will be from a sixth grade project.

HANDOUTS

3-110 3-8 Intermediate

Jane Hoover
Educational Technology - BPS
hoover.jane@brevardschools.org

Come Fly with Me!

Google Earth is a fantastic FREE online tool that provides users the ability to surf the globe using a 3D interface to the planet. Satellite images and a great set of navigation tools allow users to rotate, zoom, and tilt the planet to view any location on earth in countless ways.

  • Fly from space to your neighborhood.

  • Search for famous landmarks.

  • Measure distances across the globe.

  • Save and add annotations to your favorite spots on the globe

Many examples of instructional uses will be provided :
Science- Volcanoes, Geographic Features, Weather Patterns
Math- Diameters, Radius, Distances, Metric System, 3D Modeling
Social Studies- Historic Landmarks, Geographic Features, Latitude & Longitude
English- Famous Book Locations, Author Birthplaces, Literature Discussion,  Writing Inspiration

HANDOUTS

3-122 K-12 All

Maggie Molledo
Educational Technology - BPS
molledom@brevard.k12.fl.us

Using the Online/Technology Resources for your Science Textbook

With the 2006 textbook adoption in science it is nice to see the online resources that accompany our textbooks.  Learn about how to integrate these resources into your classroom.    Learn how to design and administer online quizzes and other assignments. Learn how to implement the online textbook as another homework tool.

3-115 3-8 All

Kevin Quinlan
John F. Kennedy Middle School
Quinlank@brevard.k12.fl.us

Maximum Tech - minimum bucks

This session will demonstrate for teachers the possibilities available with the Smart Technologies AirLiner.  Downloadable applications, importing files to work on, and exporting to teacher web pages will all be demonstrated.  Multiple AirLiners will be on hand for participants to manipulate.  During the session, it will be explained how this device has captured student attention and motivated students in lower math classes.    For schools with tight or restrictive technology budgets, this equipment is highly affordable yet remains high tech.

Teachers will be introduced to the simplicity of using the Smart Technologies AirLiner.  At the current price of $369.00, teachers of all subjects and levels will see how this tech tool captures and motivates students like never before.

3-123 3-12 Beginning

Bill Ringer
Viera High School/English
ringerb@brevard.k12.fl.us

Research Writing and the Ominous Internet

Too often students are assigned research topics and papers and "turned loose" on resources. Even more frustrating to teachers is when those resources appear word-for-word in the student's writing. With some careful planning -- and a few excellent internet tools -- research and writing can be more focused and successful for both student and teacher.

3-225 6-12 Intermediate

Tam Rutenber
Educational Technology - BPS
rutenbert@brevard.k12.fl.us

Science Online, It's Elementary!

Elementary teachers, come and see the online resources available to you from Pearson SuccessNet!  Last year's science adoption came with some amazing technology, including games, puzzles, leveled readers, tests, and the teacher and student textbooks! Don't miss out on using this program with your students!  Attendees can request an upload of their school's student database!

3-109 K-6 Intermdiate

Susie Schroeder and Janice Cheshire
Audubon Elementary
schroeder.susan@brevardschools.org

Kidspiration Application

We will walk participants through various applications of the popular software Kidspiration by Inspiration Software, Inc.  (www.inspriation.com).  Templates and activities directly tied to graphic organizers and thinking maps will be discussed and demonstrated.  Applications for Language Arts, Mathematics as well as Science and Social Studies will be covered.    Kidspiration is a powerful software tool to: 1) tap into student's multiple learning styles, 2) develop emerging literacy skills,  3) catagorize and group ideas, 4) express and organize thoughts, 5) build comprehension skills.  Teachers will leave equipped to implement this software into their classroom, along with ready to use handouts.

Will present this in Sessions1, 2, 3 and 4.

3-104 K-6 Beginning

Maureen Tassone
Christa McAuliffe Elementary
tassonem@brevard.k12.fl.us

Photo Story 3: Working with students to produce a great presentation

You will learn how to use Photo Story 3, a free program.  Hands-on experience creating a photo story.  Once you learn it, you will be hooked! Great for K-12.

4-113 K-12 All

Robin Ward
Curriculum & Instruction - Grants Development
ward.robin@brevard.k12.fl.us

Seeking Technology Funding Through Grant Writing

Participants in the “Seeking Funding Through Grant Writing” session will explore the following topics:  • Identifying needs  • Locating the right funding source  • Learn about types of grants  • Examine the components of winning grant proposals  • Analyze the grant evaluation process  • Compare two technology grants  • Explore various sources  Through this format participants will learn how to take an idea or a need for a specific technology and turn it into a fundable proposal.  In comparing two actual grant proposals they will learn what it takes to obtain favorable evaluations.      Participants will also be given tips and techniques for applying for the 2008 Educational Technology Grant Program.  Tips and Techniques will include identifying appropriate needs, creating viable proposed solutions, formulating objectives, preparing effective timelines, developing evaluations that measure the objectives, and creating budgets to support the purpose of the proposal.

3-105 K-12 All
Michele Wilbur
Computrac Interactive Solutions
tsartori@compu-trac.com

Wii All Learn Together

This session will provide an overview on the growing trend of gaming as an instructional tool in the classroom. The research of leaders in this field such as Kurt Squire, Henry Jenkins, James Paul Gee and Sasha Barab will be presented. Examples of educational games will be demonstrated to include the use of online gaming, simulations and gaming systems such as the Wii.

3-116 K-12 Beginning

Eryn Worcester
Viera High School
worceste@brevard.k12.fl.us
 

21st Century Reference Section - eBooks and eDatabases

Learn about all of the electronic reference resources offered by the district* and state, including Thomson Gale databases and eBooks.  This session will cover access, use, and classroom integration of these electronic resources.  As we progress towards a 21st Century classroom, the traditional reference section must also follow suit.  These accurate and up-to-date resources are available to teachers and students 24/7, and include access to encyclopedias, periodicals, reference books, primary sources, and multimedia content.      *Some additional eBooks purchased by Viera High School will be shown, but the databases and other eBooks are available to all schools.

Will present this in Session 2 also.

HANDOUTS

4-106 6-12 All

Ginger Wright
ESF
wrightg@brevard.k12.fl.us
 

Inventory of Teacher Technology Skills

As Florida educators strive to meet the NCLB goal for full integration of technology in the curriculum, many face first the task of developing the basic technology skills. The Inventory of Teacher Technology Skills offers educators the opportunity to identify the basic skills and/or knowledge that need reinforcement through professional development activities. All Brevard teachers will take the inventory of skills which requires approximately one hour to complete. Once the answers are submitted, they are scored immediately and the results are given in percentages correct. The goal of BPS' Offices of Professional Development and Educational Technology is for teachers to use the survey as a prescriptive tool for assessing their skills. Come to this session to get started on the Inventory to find out your strengths and weaknesses with technology.

Will present this in Session 1,2,3,and 4

Media Center K-12 All
       
       

Concurrent Session 2   11:15 - 12:15

     

Karen Arleo and Jeanette Boydston
Christa McAuliffe Elementary
ArleoK@brevard.k12.fl.us

You Have A Website, Now What?

This workshop will introduce you to some ideas and/or interactive game skill sites to incorporate into your class website. These organizational ideas will maximize the learning potential of your website for your students and their parents. Websites created in Netscape and Edline will be presented.

Will present this in Session 3 also.
HANDOUTS

3-109 K-6 Intermediate

Theresa Barnewall
Viera High
barnewallt@brevard.k12.fl.us

Untethered Teacher

Participants will learn how to create interactive lessons using the Qomo Wireless Tablet and its accompanying software, Easiteach.  Demonstrations will be given of lessons in math, science, language arts, and social studies.  Information presented in the workshop may apply to other disciplines as well.  Focus will be on lessons that encourage students to use the tablet to demonstrate knowledge and understanding.

3-103 6-12 All
Joe Brennan
Discovery Education
joebjr@mac.com

Guerilla Graphics

Tap the Web, your own software, and some surprising free applications to create graphics (and sounds) for your presentations, movies and websites. Make the most of software you own but don't think you are limited to the programs on your computer. See what’s available on the Internet to edit video and photos, and to find and create graphics and sounds. Maximize the media impact in everything your students do with tools you didn’t know you had!

Will present this in Session 4 also.

HANDOUTS

3-117 K-12 All

Carol Burns
Eau Gallie High School
burnsc@brevard.k12.fl.us

Tag! You're It!

Delicious allows you to keep links to your favorite articles, blogs, music, reviews, recipes, and more, and access them from any computer on the web.  Share favorites with friends, family, coworkers, and the del.icio.us community. Easy and free!

3-118 K-12 Beginning

Greg Cross
Educational Technology - BPS
crossg@brevard.k12.fl.us

Creating Dynamic Worksheets with GeoGebra

GeoGebra is a free, open-source mathematics software that allows teachers to create dynamic sketches to illustrate math concepts.  In this session, I will demonstrate how to create Dynamic Worksheets with GeoGebra that can be posted on the web and explored by students in a classroom or lab setting or even at home.

HANDOUTS

3-122 6-12 Intermediate

Cathy Denman
Andrew Jackson
denmanc@brevard.k12.fl.us

The Book is Always Better:  Sell it with 'Book Trailers'

Participants will learn how to use Microsoft's (free with XP) Photo Story to create "Book Trailers" and learn how to integrate this technology into Reading and Language Arts classes. Bring a favorite book.

4-113 K-12 All

Marti Fortier
Educational Technology - BPS
fortierm@brevard.k12.fl.us

Bringing Digital Photos to Life Using Photo Story 3

This session will provide participants an overview of the program Photo Story 3 for Windows, a free, downloadable program from Microsoft.  Practical classroom applications and ideas will be explored.

Bring your digital photos to life with Photo Story 3.  Create virtual field trips, illustrations of processes, digital picture stories, tutorials, etc. for use in the classroom or just show off your favorite pictures.

Will present this in Session 1 also.

HANDOUTS

3-112 K-12 All

Matt Frey
Educational Technology - BPS
freym@brevard.k12.fl.us

Dive In To Virtual Field Trips:  Videoconferencing Comes to Brevard

In this videoconference, Mote Marine Laboratory provides a 30-minute, media-rich presentation covering four SeaTrek programs (SHARKS, SEA TURTLES, MANATEES and ROVS). Five to ten minute highlights from each of the four programs are given, which includes interactive games, videoclips and science demonstrations. This is followed by an overview of the SeaTrek website, the other SeaTrek programs and how to order programs. The conference concludes with up to 20 minutes for Questions-and-Answers about SeaTrek and videoconferencing technology.

It is a great way to demonstrate videoconferencing technology and a popular choice for Professional Development programs.

3-108 3-12 All

George Grachis
ESF
grachisg@brevard.k12.fl.us

Protecting Personal Information in a K-12 Setting

This session will focus on protecting personal information in a K-12 setting. While the presenter has over 25 years experience in industry, he quickly learned that Education is a completely different environment when it comes to cyber security. Educators are constantly pushing the envelope to gain more access to the Internet to enhance the education process. The question is; How do we balance this need with liability and protecting our K-12 students? The answer is with Education. I think our districts Information Security motto says it best: Users need to know that no matter what physical and Technological devices are in place…  Ultimately, It is user Knowledge and Action that will achieve the utmost security for the District

It’s all about the data; Cyber criminals’ are taking advantage of internet users in record numbers. It was recently reported that Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool detected 31.6 million phishing scams—an increase of more than 150 percent over the previous six months—and tracked a 500 percent increase in Trojan downloaders and droppers, according to the company's latest Security Intelligence Report. The report, produced every six months, this time around found far more attacks that are focused on stealing personal information, including Trojan downloaders and droppers—malicious code that installs Trojans, password stealers, keyboard loggers and/or other malware on victims' systems.     Come learn about how you can make a difference by learning what cyber criminals’ don't want you to know.     What is Information Security?   Internet crime in the news.  How they attack.  The internet is a mirror of society.  Education is the key!  Some District Policies.  Software Piracy.  Lets discuss your issues!

HANDOUTS   HANDOUTS 

3-105 K-12 All

Anne Graham
Educational Technology
grahama@brevard.k12.fl.us

Create Online Tests Using Test Pilot

TestPilot is an online assessment and survey tool that Brevard Public School teachers can use now.  This product is being used by teachers to provide homework, quizzes, tests, and practice questions via the Internet to enhance their curriculum.  Surveys can be created for use with parents and students.  Come and learn how you can incorporate this software effectively into your teaching.

Will present this in Session 3 also.

3-123 3-12 Intermediate

Maggie Molledo
Educational Technology - BPS
molledom@brevard.k12.fl.us

Free Online Interactive Science Activities

Learn about some great free online science related websites where students can actively learn about science.  Use them as homework assignments, centers, whole class activities, etc… These sites can be a great enhancement to your science curriculum.

HANDOUTS

3-115 3-8 All

Bill Ringer
Viera High School/English
ringerb@brevard.k12.fl.us

Practical Technology Tips - In and Out of the Classroom

Using email for student and parent contact, summer assignments made easy, research and learning resources, and immediate feedback through technology will all be addressed in this session.  Teachers are busy -- only practical tips will be provided!  Bring your own practical tips to share with others, too.

3-225 6-12 All

Susie Schroeder and Janice Cheshire
Audubon Elementary
schroeder.susan@brevardschools.org

Kidspiration Application

We will walk participants through various applications of the popular software Kidspiration by Inspiration Software, Inc.  (www.inspriation.com).  Templates and activities directly tied to graphic organizers and thinking maps will be discussed and demonstrated.  Applications for Language Arts, Mathematics as well as Science and Social Studies will be covered.    Kidspiration is a powerful software tool to: 1) tap into student's multiple learning styles, 2) develop emerging literacy skills,  3) catagorize and group ideas, 4) express and organize thoughts, 5) build comprehension skills.  Teachers will leave equipped to implement this software into their classroom, along with ready to use handouts.

Will present this in Sessions1, 2, 3 and 4.

3-104 K-6 Beginning

Hal Stepp
Melbourne High School
stepph@brevard.k12.fl.us

Precision-Guided Power Point

Start with tried-and-true briefing methods used by the United States Air Force, learn some simple “wow factor” techniques, and you can turn your Power Point presentations precision-guided info delivery systems!  You’ll see how it’s done, what it looks like, and walk away with simple step-by-step instructions that will allow you get started on your own presentations immediately.

This class will teach the basic steps of crafting a quality Power Point presentation, no matter who your audience is.  Topics include: planning the presentation, doing a "quick-setup" using an existing outline, altering slide layouts, altering slide designs (including creating your own), using animations and transitions, and inserting sound and video objects.  Handouts and softcopy samples will be provided so attendees can put what they learned into action immediately.

HANDOUTS

3-110 K-12 All

Josephine Turingan
Eau Gallie High School/Science
turinganj@brevard.k12.fl.us

Blogging in the Science Classroom

Teachers will learn how to start a blog, and use it to communicate with students, parents, and teachers.  Strategies on maintaining, and maximizing your blog will be presented. You will write and publish your blog in one hour.

3-119 6-12 All

Eryn Worcester
Viera High School
worceste@brevard.k12.fl.us
 

21st Century Reference Section - eBooks and eDatabases

Learn about all of the electronic reference resources offered by the district* and state, including Thomson Gale databases and eBooks.  This session will cover access, use, and classroom integration of these electronic resources.  As we progress towards a 21st Century classroom, the traditional reference section must also follow suit.  These accurate and up-to-date resources are available to teachers and students 24/7, and include access to encyclopedias, periodicals, reference books, primary sources, and multimedia content.      *Some additional eBooks purchased by Viera High School will be shown, but the databases and other eBooks are available to all schools.

Will present this in Session 1 also.

HANDOUTS

4-106 6-12 All

Ginger Wright
ESF
wrightg@brevard.k12.fl.us
 

Inventory of Teacher Technology Skills

As Florida educators strive to meet the NCLB goal for full integration of technology in the curriculum, many face first the task of developing the basic technology skills. The Inventory of Teacher Technology Skills offers educators the opportunity to identify the basic skills and/or knowledge that need reinforcement through professional development activities. All Brevard teachers will take the inventory of skills which requires approximately one hour to complete. Once the answers are submitted, they are scored immediately and the results are given in percentages correct. The goal of BPS' Offices of Professional Development and Educational Technology is for teachers to use the survey as a prescriptive tool for assessing their skills. Come to this session to get started on the Inventory to find out your strengths and weaknesses with technology.

Will present this in Session 1,2,3,and 4

Media Center K-12 All
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

Concurrent Session 3     1:15 - 2:15

     

Karen Arleo and Jeanette Boydston
Christa McAuliffe Elementary
ArleoK@brevard.k12.fl.us

You Have A Website, Now What?

This workshop will introduce you to some ideas and/or interactive game skill sites to incorporate into your class website. These organizational ideas will maximize the learning potential of your website for your students and their parents. Websites created in Netscape and Edline will be presented.

Will present this in Session 2 also.

HANDOUTS

3-109 K-16 Intermediate
Joe Brennan
Discovery Education
joebjr@mac.com

Makin' Movies: Simple F/X

Did you ever watch a movie, TV show or commercial and wonder "how'd they do that?"  Pick up some easy tips for adding simple special effects to your students' videos - from the “Ken Burns” effect of moving around a still picture, to editing tricks, and a look at the ever popular green screen/chroma key effect.

Will present this in Session 1 also.

HANDOUTS

3-117 3-12 Intermediate

Greg Cross
Educational Technology - BPS
crossg@brevard.k12.fl.us

Everything you Need to know about Podcasting

Podcasting is quickly becoming an invaluable tool for exploring content in virtually all subject areas.  It is engaging and motivating to students and in this session you will learn how easy it is to create high-quality, professional sounding podcasts.  All of the tools you need are easily available and methods for introducing this exciting new technology will be shared.  Classroom examples of podcasts will be available and the actual steps to making a podcasts will be featured in this session.

Learn everything you need to know about creating professional sounding podcasts in the classroom.  All of the steps from basic recording and editing to selecting music and posting on the web will be thoroughly explored in this session.

HANDOUTS

3-122 K-12 All

Linda Dean and Dee Lucas
Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School
deanl@brevard.k12.fl.us
lucasd@brevard.k12.fl.us

Communicate Freely--Using Blog & Wiki Software

This session will explain blogging and look at the wiki environment. We will talk about the reasons to use these new collaborative tools with students and colleagues as well as the differences between them. Examples of existing blogs and wikis will be shown, including two created by Brevard’s own secondary media specialists. Finally, websites that offer free access to the tools will be shared.

Looking for a way to make student writing open and immediate? Looking for a way to develop projects with colleagues? See how blog and wiki software let us all communicate freely.

HANDOUTS

3-115 3-12 Intermediate

Angie DeVoss
Astronaut HS
devoss.angela@brevard.k12.fl.us

New TI-nspire Graphing Calculator Activities

Do you have a passion for new technology?  Come see the newest member of the TI graphing calculator family:  TI-nspire!  Hands-on activities will inspire all participants!

Will present this in Session 4 also.

3-119 9-12 Intermediate

Anne Graham
Educational Technology
grahama@brevard.k12.fl.us

Create Online Tests Using Test Pilot

TestPilot is an online assessment and survey tool that Brevard Public School teachers can use now.  This product is being used by teachers to provide homework, quizzes, tests, and practice questions via the Internet to enhance their curriculum.  Surveys can be created for use with parents and students.  Come and learn how you can incorporate this software effectively into your teaching.

Will present this in Session 2 also.

3-123 3-12 Intermediate

Luba Lewytzkyj
Atomic Learning
luba@atomiclearning.com

Integrating Technology and Instruction with Atomic Learning Resources

In this session you will learn about the thousands of training tutorials currently available to Brevard County staff, students and familes AND how to efectively integrate those applications into your classroom with ready made project based lesson plans!

3-121 K-12 All

Paul Martin
Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High
martinp@brevard.k12.fl.us

Managing Student Accounts

For Technology Specialists Only: Managing Student Accounts stressing you out? Tired of unlocking student accounts? This session will show you how to reduce your time unlocking accounts and delegate this task to other staff members. We will look at a variety of easily edited scripts to help ease student account administration. No previous scripting knowledge needed; some don't even need editing. Place scripts on your desktop to: unlock student accounts by simply typing in the student ID, find what school a transfer student is located at, create new student accounts from a spreadsheet, create 1 to 100 instant computer accounts from Excel for computer refreshment, etc. If time permits, we will delve into creating custom user consoles for delegating basic student management tasks to others.

3-105 Tech Specialists Intermediate

Heather Mason and Dana Franklin
Jefferson Middle School
mason.heather@brevardschools.org

Tiny Ways to Tech Your Classroom

Does implementing technology seem too hard and too time consuming to really use in your classroom? This session will highlight small ways to use technology that don't require computer labs or software licenses. We will share ideas to enliven lessons, create alternative tutoring and provide differentiated instruction using materials all schools should have access to.

3-120 6-12 Intermediate

Jerry McCoy and Pat Lewis
Educational Technology - BPS
mccoyj@brevard.k12.fl.us
lewisp@brevard.k12.fl.us

Adobe Premier Elements - Part I

A beginners guide to Adobe Premier Elements - the new SBBC software for preparing video materials for school-level news broadcasts as well as presentations for BPS (Brevard Public Service) Television.    A mid-level video editing software, Adobe Premier Elements presents the ideal platform for the daily newscasts.

Part one of two.

4-106 K-12 Intermediate

Monica MunozdeRivera
Viera High School
munozdem@brevard.k12.fl.us

PowerPoint - Basic Course

How to successfully use PowerPoint presentations in your classroom.  I will show you basic steps of how to create a PowerPoint presentation.  These presentations help our student with multiple intelligences.

3-112 9-12 Beginning

Peter Remyn
Palm Bay High School
remyn.peter@brevardschool.org

Virtual Labs

     Ever wish you could have your students do more in depth labs, labs where expensive equipment, or hazardous materials are prohibited. With Virtual Labs you can do just that. Imagine doing Restriction Enzyme Cleavage and Electrophoresis with your Biology class. Or Millikan’s Oil Drop Experiment in chemistry. And in Physics, or Physical Science you could do the Investigating the Properties of Alpha and Beta Particles Lab, or the Making Sense of Density lab.
     There are three Virtual Labs available. One in Biology, Chemistry, and  Physic/Physical Science. The Biology Virtual Lab has 20 experiments, the Chemistry Virtual Lab has 30 experiments, and the Physics/Physical Science Virtual Lab has 55 experiments.
     I hope you can take the time to check out this useful software. I believe this can help us all be more effective and efficient in our teaching methods.   

Will present this in Session 4 also.

HANDOUT   HANDOUT

3-108 6-12 Intermediate

Susie Schroeder and Janice Cheshire
Audubon Elementary
schroeder.susan@brevardschools.org

Kidspiration Application

We will walk participants through various applications of the popular software Kidspiration by Inspiration Software, Inc.  (www.inspriation.com).  Templates and activities directly tied to graphic organizers and thinking maps will be discussed and demonstrated.  Applications for Language Arts, Mathematics as well as Science and Social Studies will be covered.    Kidspiration is a powerful software tool to: 1) tap into student's multiple learning styles, 2) develop emerging literacy skills,  3) catagorize and group ideas, 4) express and organize thoughts, 5) build comprehension skills.  Teachers will leave equipped to implement this software into their classroom, along with ready to use handouts.

Will present this in Sessions1, 2, 3 and 4.

3-104 K-6 Beginning

Hal Stepp
Melbourne High School
stepph@brevard.k12.fl.us

Spreadsheet Crash Course

No two ways about it, spreadsheets are just handy no matter what you’re doing. The objective of this seminar is to give teachers who know nothing about spreadsheets a quick introduction to what they can do with them, and how to get started. There will be an emphasis on teaching students to use spreadsheets as a tool in classroom activities.

This seminar has the following objectives:   1. Introduce what spreadsheets are and how to create, edit and save them  2. Demonstrate how to use a spreadsheet to collect, manipulate, and display data  3. Discuss ideas for integrating the use of spreadsheets into lessons that teach students how to collect, analyze, display,  and interpret data  "How to" handouts will be provided.

HANDOUT

3-110 K-12 Beginning

Fran Tomarchio and Latricia Dulaney
Viera High School
tomarchiof@brevard.k12.fl.us

Enhanced Podcasting - For Free

Participants will learn how to use Photostory and Audacity software to improve student classroom participation as well as providing students with the tools to produce internet ready productions.

Don't you love inservices that show off products you would love to have in your classroom but know you will never get the money?  Well here is a free way to join the video generation that will make your classroom presentations "entertaiing" and hands free.  Interested?  Sign up for Enhanced Podcasting - For Free.  Bring an idea or powerpoint or digital copies of handouts and be ready to take home your next winner activity.  Bring a thumb drive to take your files home with.

4-113 3-12 All
Joel Weiner
Promethean

Using Interactive Whiteboards To Engage Students

Today's students are crying out for you to engage them in the classroom! They spend 3 1/2 hours each week on video games, 16 1/2 hours watching TV and 5 1/2 hours on computers. They live in a digital world and expect to create, remix and share information. If they are not learning the way we teach .... we must teach the way they learn!

This presentation is to inspire you as teachers to use technology's power to engage students in higher level thinking.

3-107 K-12 Beginning
Michele Wilbur
Computrac Interactive Solutions
tinasartori@compu-trac.com

101 Best Uses for a Document Camera

This presentation will provide an overview of document cameras and their use in the K-12 classroom.

I will set up multiple types of document cameras to demonstrate their capabilities and I will present on how these uses can be integrated into the curriculum delivery in the classoom.

3-116 K-12 All

Ginger Wright
ESF
wrightg@brevard.k12.fl.us
 

Inventory of Teacher Technology Skills

As Florida educators strive to meet the NCLB goal for full integration of technology in the curriculum, many face first the task of developing the basic technology skills. The Inventory of Teacher Technology Skills offers educators the opportunity to identify the basic skills and/or knowledge that need reinforcement through professional development activities. All Brevard teachers will take the inventory of skills which requires approximately one hour to complete. Once the answers are submitted, they are scored immediately and the results are given in percentages correct. The goal of BPS' Offices of Professional Development and Educational Technology is for teachers to use the survey as a prescriptive tool for assessing their skills. Come to this session to get started on the Inventory to find out your strengths and weaknesses with technology.

Will present this in Session 1,2,3,and 4

Media Center K-12 All
       
       
       

Concurrent Session 4     2:30 - 3:30

     

Jim Betz
South Lake
betz.jim@brevardschools.org

Using stop-motion animation with or without clay! 

 Stop-motion animation is easy and fun, and can be used to support concepts in science, literature, or technology classes.  This session will cover the basics of stop-motion animation using a digital camera and Microsoft MovieMaker.

3-115 6-12 Intermediate
Joe Brennan
Discovery Education
joebjr@mac.com

Guerilla Graphics

Tap the Web, your own software, and some surprising free applications to create graphics (and sounds) for your presentations, movies and websites. Make the most of software you own but don't think you are limited to the programs on your computer. See what’s available on the Internet to edit video and photos, and to find and create graphics and sounds. Maximize the media impact in everything your students do with tools you didn’t know you had!

Will present this in Session 2 also.

HANDOUTS

3-117 K-12 All

Nichole Dean and Leslie Callaway
Turner Elementary School
DeanN@brevard.k12.fl.us
 

Interactive Powerpoints

I will teach how to make and use interactive powerpoints. I will show the audience how to put buttons in the powerpoint so students can answer questions at computer centers or for to teach their students how to make the powerpoints for their own presentations. These can make great webquests because you can even link websites to the powerpoints so students can get more information. I will also show how to make handouts to go with the powerpoint so students will have accountability.

This session will teach you how to make an interactive powerpoint for your students to enjoy at a computer center. The powerpoints will include sound, pictures, and questions for students to answer with feedback on if they are right or wrong. A great way to help students in any subject area.

3-112 K-12 Intermediate

Angie DeVoss
Astronaut HS
devoss.angela@brevard.k12.fl.us

New TI-nspire Graphing Calculator Activities

Do you have a passion for new technology?  Come see the newest member of the TI graphing calculator family:  TI-nspire!  Hands-on activities will inspire all participants!

Will present this in Session 3 also.

3-119 9-12 Intermediate

Terri Friedlander
Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr HS
friedlat@brevard.k12.fl.us

Multimedia Can Transform Your Classroom: Why Its Worth the Effort

Multimedia rules today's world and the internet.  Why should classroom learning be any different?  Using technology tools like podcasts, digital cameras, web cameras, digital camcorders, free blogging and music sites, teachers can create lessons to captivate and involve students in hands-on, technology driven lessons while preparing them to compete for careers in the digital world.

Terri Friedlander will demonstrate the use of multimedia technology in her classroom with some of her students podcasts and Moviemaker videos in her Academy classes.  She will also discuss the benefits of multimedia for students who are testing to become Microsoft Certified Specialists.

HANDOUTS

3-120 6-12 All

Robin Gipson
FDLRS/East
gipsonr@brevard.k12.fl.us

Wonder Word!:  WOW! I didn't know we could do that with Word!

Are there students in your classroom that need accommodations?    This session will show you a few simple techniques to use in Microsoft Word such as: effective use of the Forms Toolbar, customizing toolbars for individual students, keyboard shortcuts and ideas to assist students with the writing process.    Come experience the Wonders of Microsoft Word!

HANDOUTS

3-110 3-12 All

Jane Hoover
Educational Technology - BPS
hoover.jane@brevardschools.org

You Want This "Hot Potato" in Your Hands

The FREE Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. The Hot Potatoes suite is a set of six authoring tools, created by the Research and Development team at the University of Victoria Humanities Computing and Media Centre. They enable you to create interactive Web-based exercises of several basic types. You don't need to know anything about XHTML or JavaScript to use the programs. All you need to do is to enter your data -- texts, questions, answers etc. -- and the programs will create the Web pages for you. Then you can post them on your Web site. However, the programs are designed so that almost every aspect of the pages can be customized, so if you do know HTML or JavaScript code, you can make almost any change you want to the way the exercises work or to the format of the Web pages.

HANDOUTS

3-122 K-12 All

Vicki Huffman
Cocoa High
huffmanv@brevard.k12.fl.us
 

If Mom Only Knew: Parent Communication Made Easy

Learn how to keep in touch with parents on a continuous basis using Edline Notes, Weekly Edline Grade and Attendance Reports and through the use of Email Newsletters. Positive parent communication will increase dramatically as a result of implementing these tools.

3-103 K-12 Beginning

Luba Lewytzkyj
Atomic Learning
luba@atomiclearning.com

Cool and Cutting-Edge Resources from Atomic Learning

Did you know that Atomic Learning (AL) has added more than 9,000 new movie tutorials to their library? Whether you need to learn united streaming, any Microsoft application, digital storyboarding, graphic organizing, podcasting and much more--AL has it all. Stop in to learn about the tools available to all Brevard staff and students, and how to integrate them into your classroom!

3-121 K-12 All

Myriam Louzao
Edgewood Jr/Sr High School
louzaom@brevard.k12.fl.us

How to make a movie in less than 3 hours

Presentation is about using the PhotoStory 3 program.  The method of presentation will show step-by-step procedures from installing through actual project.  Visual and real life project will also be shown. Great assessment tool that includes use of oral,writing, and listening skills in addition to culture and creativity

This session will explore how easy is to use technology in the classroom. PhotoStory 3 is a great tool to learn and have fun with a second language.  You will leave with new ideas that you can use right away. Presentation includes step-by-step procedures from installing through actual project. You will receive project instructions and rubrics. Great project for students to practice speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as culture and creativity.

4-123 3-12 All

Jerry McCoy and Pat Lewis
Educational Technology - BPS
mccoyj@brevard.k12.fl.us
lewisp@brevard.k12.fl.us

Adobe Premier Elements - Part II

A beginners guide to Adobe Premier Elements - the new SBBC software for preparing video materials for school-level news broadcasts as well as presentations for BPS (Brevard Public Service) Television.    A mid-level video editing software, Adobe Premier Elements presents the ideal platform for the daily newscasts.

Part two of two.

4-106 K-12 Intermediate

Peter Remyn
Palm Bay High School
remyn.peter@brevardschool.org

Virtual Labs

     Ever wish you could have your students do more in depth labs, labs where expensive equipment, or hazardous materials are prohibited. With Virtual Labs you can do just that. Imagine doing Restriction Enzyme Cleavage and Electrophoresis with your Biology class. Or Millikan’s Oil Drop Experiment in chemistry. And in Physics, or Physical Science you could do the Investigating the Properties of Alpha and Beta Particles Lab, or the Making Sense of Density lab.
     There are three Virtual Labs available. One in Biology, Chemistry, and  Physic/Physical Science. The Biology Virtual Lab has 20 experiments, the Chemistry Virtual Lab has 30 experiments, and the Physics/Physical Science Virtual Lab has 55 experiments.
     I hope you can take the time to check out this useful software. I believe this can help us all be more effective and efficient in our teaching methods.   

Will present this in Session 3 also.

HANDOUT

3-108 6-12 Intermediate

Tam Rutenber
Educational Technology - BPS
rutenbert@brevard.k12.fl.us

PowerMediaPlus for Elementary Schools!

Elementary school teachers, learn about or become reacquainted with PowerMediaPlus, your online source for streamable and downloadable video, audio, and image files!  Resources are available for all subject areas and for all age levels, from your pre-k students to your pre-teen 6th graders.  Learn to use this amazing program! Request your login information and begin using PMP immediately!

3-109 K-6 Intermediate

Susie Schroeder and Janice Cheshire
Audubon Elementary
schroeder.susan@brevardschools.org

Kidspiration Application

We will walk participants through various applications of the popular software Kidspiration by Inspiration Software, Inc.  (www.inspriation.com).  Templates and activities directly tied to graphic organizers and thinking maps will be discussed and demonstrated.  Applications for Language Arts, Mathematics as well as Science and Social Studies will be covered.    Kidspiration is a powerful software tool to: 1) tap into student's multiple learning styles, 2) develop emerging literacy skills,  3) catagorize and group ideas, 4) express and organize thoughts, 5) build comprehension skills.  Teachers will leave equipped to implement this software into their classroom, along with ready to use handouts.

Will present this in Sessions1, 2, 3 and 4.

3-104 K-6 Beginning

Fran Tomarchio and Latricia Dulaney
Viera High School
tomarchiof@brevard.k12.fl.us

Going Live

A hands-on, interactive workshop about using technology in the classroom.

4-113 3-12 All
Michele Wilbur
Computrac Interactive Solutions
tinasartori@compu-trac.com

No Administrator Left Behind : How to choose technology tools for your school

This session is designed to provide administrators knowledge and resources for deciding what technology products are appropriate for their schools.

This session will provide comparative information for administrators who need guidance in deciding what technology products provide the most return on investment. Projectors, interactive white boards/pads, sound systems, document cameras, laptops and student response systems will be evaluated and demonstrated.

3-116 Administrators All

Ginger Wright
ESF
wrightg@brevard.k12.fl.us
 

Inventory of Teacher Technology Skills

As Florida educators strive to meet the NCLB goal for full integration of technology in the curriculum, many face first the task of developing the basic technology skills. The Inventory of Teacher Technology Skills offers educators the opportunity to identify the basic skills and/or knowledge that need reinforcement through professional development activities. All Brevard teachers will take the inventory of skills which requires approximately one hour to complete. Once the answers are submitted, they are scored immediately and the results are given in percentages correct. The goal of BPS' Offices of Professional Development and Educational Technology is for teachers to use the survey as a prescriptive tool for assessing their skills. Come to this session to get started on the Inventory to find out your strengths and weaknesses with technology.

Will present this in Session 1,2,3,and 4

Media Center K-12 All
       
       
       
       

 

 

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