Wednesday 9:00 am- 9:45 am Concurrent Session 6

Title: PLN (Personal Learning Network)
Location: Auditorium
Presenters: Timothy Smith (CMS Instructional Technology)
Description: Your Personal Learning Network is a CUSTOMIZED network of people, thoughts, and ideas that YOU connect with online socially for professional reasons. By using these different resources (Social Media) to connect with different people, you are able to find classroom resources, lesson plans, get connected to conferences you can't attend, and garner new ideas to implement in your classroom! The Beginning of YOUR Professional Development and advancement as a professional. (Also recommend a deeper dive into your PLN by attending "Twitter 4 #Educators" and then learn how to balance it all in "Digital Citizenship: FOMO")
Title: Classrooms Communicate!Location: Media Center LabPresenter: Ilana Jones (Instructional Technology)Description: Using 21st century digital communication tools in the classroom to enhance learning and student collaboration
Title: Open Computer Lab: Create, Collaborate, Explore!
Location: Media Center
Facilitator: An Instructional Technology Specialist or student volunteer will be on hand to assist you.
Description: Drop into the computer lab to explore any of the topics you learn in a session. Create your own work, collaborate with others or ask an Instructional Technology Specialist to assist you!

Title: Google DocsLocation: C104Presenter: Jacob Standish (CMS Instructional Technology)Description: What is Google Docs? Will I get in trouble if I use it? What can I do with it? Come learn what all the commotion is about!
Title: Blogs, Podcasts, Wikis & More: Making Sense of Web 2.0 Tools
Location: C123 (Lab)
Presenter: Anne Bucci (Butler/Media Specialist)
Description: This session will provide attendees with a defintion and overview of Web 2.0 tools, including blogs, podcasts, wikis and other tools. Through the use of an interactive PowerPoint presentation, participants will be exposed to Web 2.0 technology, locate and evaluate quality web resources and collaborate with other teachers on the use of technology in their classrooms. In addition, participants will understand the social connections on the web that students are making. Attendees will be provided with materials including a list of websites (with descriptions) for utilizing Web 2.0 both inside and beyond the CMS firewall.

Title: Put Away the Paper and Glue, Glogster is For You!Location: C151 (Lab)
Presentors: Lynn Keith and Suzanne Blaszak (Providence Spring Elementary)
Description: Come discover GLOGS which are online multi-sensory posters. Learn how to engage your students with the paperless 21st century learning. Create interactive online posters that include video clips, audio clips, images, and text. Glogster Edu is a controlled private space where students can safely create multimedia projects to enhance instruction and learning. This is a powerful and free Web 2.0 tool you are sure to love. In this session we will share several 5th grade projects created using Glogster Edu and will include project design, rubrics, and more.
Title: Creating Comics: Getting Reluctant Writers Busy!Location: C128 (Lab)Presenter: Morgan Reece (Tuckaseegee Elementary School)Description: "Writing is one of the most challenging parts of the curriculum, but must be mastered for every area of study. As we are constantly told to “engage” students, and engaged is what will happen by using a few, free tools.Use Kerpoof ( and Toondoo ( to create comics online with students of any grad and subject! It’s simple enough for all students to use across ages, reading ability and languages.
Title: Enhancing Instruction through TechnologyLocation: C150 (Lab)Presenters: Sylvester Ngoma (Harding/CTE)Description: "Enhancing Instruction through TechnologyDesigned to be a guided, hands-on workshop, this session will acquaint participants with a variety of digital tools that can help enhance classroom instruction. The following topics will be covered: • Showcasing students’ projects using MixBook• Taking Prezi one step further• Making video tutorials available to students through Prezi and SlideRocket• Addressing global issues• Designing screensavers using Wordle and Photoshop• Learning Styles Exploration• Using digital portfolios• Designing resumes in three formats• Reflections on lessons taught• Pacts with Students• Giving feedback to students using MS Word Comment Tool• Critical Incident Questionnaires (CIQ): Class surveys through
Title: Students Using TechnologyLocation: G206Presenter: Karen Lipski (JV Washam Elementary)Description:

Title: Internet Research using the Big6
Resource: Big6 Wiki
Location: G301
Presenter: Kevin Washburn, Media Specialist (Alexander Graham Middle School)
Description: Workshop will provide tools and resources to participants for integrating Internet resources into the Big6 research process. Online research databases, ebooks, electronic periodicals from NC WiseOwl will also be reviewed.

Title: Research Skills for Elementary StudentsLocation: G307Presenter: Joan Nieves (David Cox Elementary)Description:
Title: SMART ResponseLocation: G308Presenter: Jessie Aranda (Polo Ridge Elementary)Description: The session will include an overview of SMART Response equipment and software as well as its application in the classroom. Topics to be covered include: connecting equipment, setup of student responders, creating a class/teacher file, creating assesments, question types, viewing results, collecting data, generating reports, sample assesments and more.