Wednesday 11:00 pm- 11:45 pm Concurrent Session 8


Title: 21 Century Skills for the Educator
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Location: AuditoriumPresenter: Jacob Standish (CMS Instructional Technology)Description: This is going to ROCK YOUR WORLD! Just what are these "ambiguous" 21st Century Learning Skills that we are all suppose to be aware of? Come and get your Marty Mcfly Nike's on and find out!

Title: Classrooms Communicate!
Location: Media Center Lab
Presenter: 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: Blogs, Podcasts, Wikis & More: Making Sense of Web 2.0 ToolsLocation: 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: Kerpoof (Hands On Session)
Location: C13 (Lab)
Presenter: Timothy Smith (CMS Instructional Technology)
Description: Learn how to integrate Kerpoof, the FREE multimedia software for educators, into your classroom. Students can CREATE original artwork, animate movies, create stories, and so much more (even practice spelling). Its serious FUN when you enhance the classroom with Kerpoof. If you "liked" Kidpix, Kerpoof will make your mind go POOF! Best for CMS: Free, unblocked for students and teachers, and supported (Instructional Technology). Come learn what Kerpoof has to offer for your classroom. Hands On Session In Lab.

Title: Enhancing Instruction through Technology
Location: C150 (Lab) Presenters: Sylvester Ngoma (Harding/CTE) Description: "Enhancing Instruction through Technology. Designed 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 SurveyMonkey.com
Title: Top Ten ActivInspire Tips for Promethean Users
Location: G124
Presenters: Carol Huss (Independence High)
Description: Learn how to integrate ActivExpressions into flipcharts and involve students in your lessons (with or without ActivExpressions).
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: Who does what in Technology Services
Location: G303
Presenter: Jerry Shepardson (CMS Instructional Technology, Director)
Description: Inform teachers and district staff the various roles of the CMS technology departments in providing a safe, quality reliable network of computers and other technology hardware and resources.


Title: Interactive Activities using Lesson Toolkit 2.0
Location: G304
Presenters: Teresa Fletcher (Providence Spring)
Description: Lesson Toolkit 2.0 is full of many opportunities to bring learning to life in your classroom. During this session you will learn about various interactive activities available, ways to incorporate these activities into your daily curriculum, and classroom management suggestions for keeping all the students involved. In addition, we will create activites you'll be able to take back to your classroom.

Title: Research Skills for Elementary Students
Location: G307
Presenter: Joan Nieves
Description:
Title: Nice Trick! - I Didn't Know I Could Do That!
Location: G308
Presenter: Jessie Aranda (Polo Ridge Elementary)
Description: In this session common computer programs will be used in ways not normally expected. Some of these "out of the box" ideas can be times savers or solve a problem in a pinch. Some of the software covered include: PowerPoint, Audacity, Photo Story and more. Examples of software that can run from a flash drive (no installation) for added convenience and portability will also be presented.