Summercore 2005: FL Session, July 25-29, 2005 ("Summercore in the South") at Shorecrest Preparatory School, St. Petersburg FL

Our BLOG of Tips, "Pink Card" Questions, Notes and the 33 Questions for $33

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Summercore 2005, July 25-29 at Shorecrest Preparatory School
Mon-Thurs 9am to 6pm Fri 9am to 1pm

2243 PC Alex Nichols Grade 10/11 History Teacher (world history & AP US) Episcopal High School, Jacksonville FL
2264 both Amy Brill Grade 8 English Teacher Shorecrest Preparatory School, St. Petersburg FL
2245 PC Bert Harrell Theology Dept Chair & English Faculty Episcopal High School, Jacksonville FL
2261 MAC Bill Shelton Kindergarten Teacher Shorecrest Preparatory School, St. Petersburg FL
2254 ??? Bruce Berry Grade 3 Teacher The Canterbury School of Florda, St. Petersbury FL
2265 MAC Cary Powers Spanish Teacher Shorecrest Preparatory School, St. Petersburg FL
2262 MAC Charla Gaglio Art Teacher (AP Art Studio, AP Art History, Humanities, Photography 3D Design) Shorecrest Preparatory School, St. Petersburg FL
2258 MAC Dan Dworkin Director of Safety & Grade 5-8 English/History Teacher The Hamlin School, San Francisco CA
2251 MAC Debbie Fisher Grade 4 Teacher Saint Paul's School, Clearwater FL
2253 PC Ed Rawson Middle School Dean, Advancement Associate The Canterbury School of Florda, St. Petersbury FL
2242 PC Fred Lind Grade 11/12 Science Teacher (physics) Episcopal High School, Jacksonville FL
2260 MAC Gaye Whitecage Grade 1 Teacher Shorecrest Preparatory School, St. Petersburg FL
2259 MAC Jessica Ford Grade 3 Teacher Shorecrest Preparatory School, St. Petersburg FL
2246 PC Judy Sutfin Science & Math Teacher St. Mary's Episcopal Day School, Tampa FL
2247 PC Kaki Lang Grade 6/7 Social Studies Teacher St. Mary's Episcopal Day School, Tampa FL
2252 both Kim Cady Middle School Math The Canterbury School of Florda, St. Petersbury FL
2248 PC Kristi Hewitt Middle School Math Teacher St. Mary's Episcopal Day School, Tampa FL
2257 both Kristy Want PreK/ Primary Teacher The Independent Day School, Tampa FL
2240 PC Kylene Kubiak Grade 4 Teacher Academy at the Lakes, Land O Lakes FL
2315 both Lucy Yeager Social Sciences Dept Chair (7th grade social sciences, 8th grade US History, Leadership for 7th and 8th) The Canterbury School of Florda, St. Petersbury FL
2250 app Malcolm Sadler Grade 6 Science Teacher Saint Paul's School, Clearwater FL
2241 MAC Marti deAnguera Grade 6 Science Teacher (anatomy) Phoenix Country Day School AZ
2263 both Michele D'Ambrosio Grade 8 Science Teacher (oceanography) Shorecrest Preparatory School, St. Petersburg FL
2239 PC Mims Grifo Grade 3 Teacher Academy at the Lakes, Land O Lakes FL
2244 PC Nancy Prendergast Grades 7-12 Latin Teacher Episcopal High School, Jacksonville FL
2256 PC Pat Fowler Librarian The Canterbury School of Florda, St. Petersbury FL
2266 MAC Rachel Rankin Grade 4 Teacher Shorecrest Preparatory School, St. Petersburg FL
2249 MAC Susi Roessler Grade 5 Teacher Saint Paul's School, Clearwater FL
2255 PC Timon Brown Technical Theatre Teacher The Canterbury School of Florda, St. Petersbury FL
  1. One place you can make your own free Web page is on the GEOCITIES Web site that is part of www.yahoo.com ... feel free to use our LOGIN of BERGEN33 and password of 12xxx12xxx to put a Web page on http://www.geocities.com/bergen33 ... usage of FILE UPLOAD can be eccentric ... remember to use FILE MANAGER ... one good FTP client for the MAC is called TRANSMIT from www.panic.com ... our assignment is for each of you to write ONE paragraph about chapter 6 in which you use a variety of these commands ...

  2. Another place you can make your own free Web page is on the TRIPOD Web site that is part of www.tripod.com (LYCOS) ... feel free to use our LOGIN of BERGEN33 and password of 12xxx12xxx to put a Web page on http://bergen33.tripod.com

  3. From the NY Times Friday July 22 ... most podcasts are available on iTunes ... here are other Web sites mentioned in the article

  4. Click here for useful Copyright Guide by techlearning.com

  5. Click here for the INDEX in PDF format (pages 245-264)

  6. Click here for the INDEX in HTML format (pages 245-264)

  7. Mimsie Grifo on Sunday, July 24, 2005 at 9:31 PM wrote: "Just to keep you in the know with soccer. The USA men just won their 3rd Copa Oro! It was a GREAT game!"

  8. T Y P O S ** typo #1 **... on page 5 where it show the ring, it says "The 110 represents 4 since there is a 1 in the 4's place and 0Ős in the 1's place and the 2's place. " this should really be "The 100 represents 4 since there is a 1 in the 4's place and 0's in the 1's place and the 2's place."

    ** typo #2 ** on page 6 it says "33 therefore is 3x16 + 3 or 49" but this should be "33 therefore is 3x16 + 3 or 51."

    ** typo #3 ** on the 33 questions of the handout sheet, question #28 has the A and the D backwards. It says "28.MP3 players are a___ while tape players are d___ " but it should be "28.MP3 players are d___ while tape players are a___."

    ** typo#3 ** on page 5 where it show the ring, it says "The 110 represents 4 since there is a 1 in the 4Ős place and 0Ős in the 1Ős place and the 2Ős place. " this should really be "The 100 represents 4 since there is a 1 in the 4Ős place and 0Ős in the 1Ős place and the 2Ős place."

    ** typo#4 **on page 6 it says "33 therefore is 3x16 + 3 or 49" but this should be "33 therefore is 3x16 + 3 or 51."

    ** typo#5 ** on the 33 questions of the handout sheet, question #28 has the A and the D backwards. It says "28.MP3 players are a___ while tape players are d___ " but it should be "28.MP3 players are d___ while tape players are a___."

  9. Assignments from Monday 7/25: A1 Webquest | A2 Exercises | A3 Inspiration (not posted due to size issues and copyright issues re graphics) ... sample one ... sample two ... A4 Summary of Five Easy Pieces from Lynne (actually more like 33 than 5) ... A5 Sample Spreadsheet with JV/Varsity split ... A6 Sample PowerPoint based on teams of 2 and 3 producing PowerPoint presentations about the Technology plans, goals, dreams at their schools

  10. Tuesday PM, we had our contest for the $33 ... our winner was Ed Rawson 2005 from Canterbury

  11. One source for Smartboard Tutorials ... click here

  12. Carnival groups and carnival rules ... click here

  13. Here are the 14 pictures based on the theme of flowers and oceans ... the evaluations by Colleen and Dianne are at the bottom ... as it turned out, Colleen did not get a chance to announce HER favorites until Saturday 7/30 after everyone had heard Dianne's favorites at the carnival

Graduation picture of the 29 participants ... click here

  1. Does this class offer component points or teacher re-certifcation points? Susi
    ===> Sorry, Susi ... we have no way of doing this and actually explored a connection with a Massachusetts college back in the 80s ... we will issue you a certificate on Friday, however, and sometimes you may be able to use this to your advantage depending on the organization ... additionally, we will be glad in the future to send you any support letters or documentation of what you accomplished in the 35 hours of these 5 day ... Steve Mon 7/25
  2. What are some options regarding putting month, date, year in the file name? Bill
    ===> While you may not need to worry about this, Bill, if you are on a Mac and remain on a Mac, it makes sense to use a system that will cause no problems if you ever work on a PC ... my suggestion is to use 6 digits ("6 bytes") such as 120756 or 052441 for being part of the file names, avoiding the / symbol and the . symbol which are sometimes considered unacceptable by certain operating systems ... also remember that the computer maintain a "date of creation" and "date of last modification" for all files which will be accurate as long as the system clock on your computer is accurate
  3. What can you tell me about hand-held computers? Our administrator is interested in purchasing a class set. Strengths and weaknesses? Mims
    ===> Several resources exist, Mims, to get more information ... one is the ISED listserv for which you can join and find more info by clicking on the LISTSERVS link on www.summercore.com ... another might be www.laptopsforlearning.com where Fred Bartels from Rye Country Day School in CT maintains the Web site and updates frequently ... I would raise the "big picture question" of your administrator ... is this being done because several teachers in this grade level are excited about it ... is this being launched in one specific grade level which is easier to deal with or in multiple grades? is training being provided on a JBC ("just because") rather than JIT ("just in time basis")? is this being done rather than a set of laptops for money or educational reasons? Steve
  4. What is a Powerbook? Mims
    ===> The white ibooks you see in the lab are called IBooks ... the silver ones have slightly different features and are call Powerbooks ... both are made by Apple
  5. What do you think of WebCT? Alex
    ===>Like www.blackboard.com, Web CT is interesting but you need to create a culture within the school of teachers who use it and support other teachers. This generally starts best with a core group of pioneers working the first year. Technology projects like this are based on "humanware" issues and a school must commit to the nurturing and support of a small group of teachers who pioneer a major endeaovor like this the first year and make sure they do it well!

    click here for info I compiled for you, Alex from ISED listserv


Thirty Three Questions on Computer Vocabulary


Click here to hear some answers to some of the 33 questions recorded by previous Summercore participants

  1. One byte = _____ and equals __ bits
  2. One K= ________ and is metaphorically the same as _________
  3. One meg = ______ and is metaphorically the same as _________
  4. One gigabyte = ________ and is metaphorically the same as _________
  5. One terabyte = ______
  6. A floppy disk holds about ___ meg which is the same as ___K or _________ bytes
  7. A typical memory stick holds ________ meg (yes, they come in many sizes)
  8. A ZIP disk holds ______ meg (yes, they now come in several sizes)
  9. A CD ROM holds about ___ meg which is the same as ___ K (hint: click here to see a pile of 650 floppy disks)
  10. A DVD disk holds _______ between __ and __ gigabytes
  11. RAM stands for R__ A_____ M_____ and refers to __
  12. ROM stands for R___ O___ M______ and refers to __
  13. Larry Bird's initials (LB) in ASCII code are __ and __
  14. Zip Drives, Digital Still Cameras and Memory Sticks tend to use the _____ port
  15. Digital Video Cameras use the _____ port
  16. Baud Rate refers to ______ and is expressed in _____ per second
  17. A File Server is a __________
  18. The Red Sox last won the World Series in __
  19. An MP3 file is ___________ and typically might be ____ megabytes
  20. Two reasons Mac files cannot be read on a PC include ____ and ____
  21. A program such as Conversions Plus by DataViz allows _____________
  22. The Rule of 3 refers to the following 3 reminders when saving: ___ and __ and ___
  23. The fourth tip when saving is ________
  24. The point size of ___ equals 1 inch
  25. Use __ space(s) between sentences
  26. Pushing the ____ button repeatedly is a sign that you have not reached computer maturity
  27. Two PC suffixes or extensions are ___ and ___
  28. MP3 players are d_____ ; tape players are a_____
  29. HTML stands for H_____ T_____ M_____ L______
  30. A computer virus can be defined as __________________
  31. Two popular graphic file types are ____ and ____
  32. Two popular audio file types are ____ and ____
  33. Larry Bird's uniform number in binary is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Winners over the Years

Lance Coon 2001 | Kirstin Yost 2001 | Cheryl Mitchell 2002 | 12 people from summercore 2002 | Marge Enberg 2002 in the first Shorecrest Summercore (but from NC not FL) | Alex Flood from Hewitt 2003 where the HM rule from Andy was first proposed and accepted ("wait 1 or 2 more days for a non-tech person to try for the $33 before allowing a tech person to go for it") | Erin Martin 2003 from ECFS | Jessica Bell 2004 first person from TN | Sean Murphy 2004 from Canterbury | Ed Rawson 2005 from Canterbury


Click here for the clean Larry Bird doll protected by Colleen Powers at The Boston Home | click here for the "other" Larry Bird doll with Claudia from The Boston Home
click here for an LB autograph to me (Steve)

Here come the judges ...

Colleen and Dianne from the Boston Home

First a note from Colleen Thursday at 1:48 pm

dear Steve, I received your e-mail this morning and hope that everything is going swimmingly (not to use an ocean's image) ... oceans and flowers are in reach for me and I hope that I can judge the pictures without seeming too much of a hard-bucket. CP

Secondly, the note from Dianne "written" using Dragon Dictate via a microphone connected to her e-mail system ....

Dianne on Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 3:30 PM -0500 wrote:

Hello Steve and crew in sunny Florida.

With the health of our wonderful volunteer whose name is, Vishnu Karaya, we have been able before 2:30 to look at and judge all the pictures from this year's Summercore pictures.

                             

Honorable Mention ... I liked both the one from Ed and Mims. I believe they did the girl waving from the sailboat with the flower on the sail and how her hair was blowing all over from the wind.

Click here ... Mims and Ed

                             

I also very much like the one from Kathie and Malcolm. I liked the sunsetting and the beach chairs with the umbrella -- but I think they should be facing the sunset. They are in the West Coast so the sun is setting.

Click here ... Kathie and Malcolm

                             

Third place goes to Timon the great and Fearless Fred for the marvelous beach scene with the sailboat in the background in the umbrella and towel on the beach. Wish I were there enjoying the waves.

Click here ... Timon and Fred

                             

Second place goes to the beautiful sunset and beach scene number two goes to Susi and Debbie. However, we could ditch the shark. The sailboat in the background is nice.

Click here ... Susi and Debbie

                             

First place ... Hands down for use of color and pleasure to look at goes to Bert and Dan.

Click here ... Bert and Dan

-- from Colleen and Dianne --

p.s. as always everyone is to be commended for all their efforts. The cool green colors were nice in one of the pictures -- but I don't picture Tampa as been particularly green having lived there in the summertime.

Some company just came in the form of two little girls and one picture they liked was the one by Lucy, Bruce and Pat.

Click here ... Bruce, Pat, and Lucy

However their number one favorite was the very same one that Colleen and I chose by Bert and Dan! Both old and young agreed. Will wonders never cease?!

Thank you Steve for very enjoyable afternoon judging pictures and enjoying the break and not very hot day for change. The weather broke last night with a cold front coming through and now the weather is beautiful in the 70s. Be jealous!


Here is the note from Colleen that I did not receive until much later Friday PM

Dear Steve, As usual, I'm behind the 8-Ball when it comes to being prepared -- I have an excuse this time -- my wheelchair broke down and I couldn't get out of bed yesterday until the afternoon -- one thing that I can say is that when it breaks (although hardly ever) it does a darn good job of it! CP

1. Bert & Dan(or Pam) this picture was a delightful use of color and feelings for the ocean and ground cover -- I even asked Dianne whether it was cranberries that I saw in the ground-cover, and she quietly told me that cranberries don't grow in Florida. And I figured that she would know since she lived there and I didn't.

2. Susi and Debbie The twilight in this picture is fantastic and shows good use of a computer skill. What I don't know how I feel about sharks the size of a Buick lurking in the water and palm trees which have a rather strange kind of fruit lying underneath.

3. Timon-the great and fearless Fred What's up with you guys? Nothing like pumping one's own self-image up to assure the best possible return! In fact, your teamwork sounded like some ancient Mongolian duo -- the picture was nice, however.

4. (I can't read a name on this picture) it is a happy kind of a picture with the person in the boat waving and riding in a boat that seems to be held together by gravity and heavy material -- great sailing!