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Summercore 2007 (July 23-27, 2007)
at Shorecrest (St. Petersburg FL)

Winners of the 33 questions: Rob about to win ... Rob after ($33) ... Dawana($5 but controversial dispute according to Judge Lynne and Judge Penny)


Pink Card Questions (from you to us)

  1. Amy ... podcasting and cobbcasting
  2. Dawana ... firefox quirk on her Mac
  3. Paige ... Creating a smartboard file at home and working on it in school
  4. Glendy ... how to upload Excel SS or other files to edublog
  5. Rob ... how to change a powerpoint
  6. Jan .. how to make icons in DOCK animate on the Mac
  7. Debi ... can we discuss "using laptops in the classroom?"
  8. Debbie W .... 36 hours

Carnival Booths


Tech Tips and Links

TIME: 9-6 Mon, Tues, Thurs ... 9-5 on Wed ... 9-12:33 on Friday

2pm google earth in main room - lynne
2:20 garage band in main room - sam (Mac only program that lets you mix audio tracks and music tracks including your own voice) photoshop in small room - steve
2:40 imovie in small room - steve (Mac only digital video program but MovieMaker on the PC is very similar and you can use either for your carnival booth)
3pm excel in main room - bingo game and flash cards - sam storyboard for the PC in side room - lynne

Click here for directions to Shorecrest from their Web site

Click here for a google map marked with the route from hotel to school


Roster of 28 Participants


Assignment A1: Create your blog and put some content on about the start of Summercore and some of the 33 questions you found interesting

Assignment A2: Each person has own blog and adds several webquests to it

Assignment A3: Each person attaches an Excel spreadsheet (first we transferred to memory stick before 6pm)

Tuesday

Assignment A4: Each person WITH partner works on 1 computer creating a DEL.ICIO.US account ... once this is done, the second person can divorce the partner and work on this (if time allows) ... put 6 sites on your page ... 3 by searching thru other delicious accounts to see what others have linked ... 3 sites by searching thru the Web ... then put a link on your edublogs Web page that mentions A4 and links to http://del.icio.us (no WWW)

Assignnment A5: Microsoft Word and TABS

Assignnment A6: RSS Feeds with your partner NOT alone ... one account for each group of two and please add to your bloglines

Assignnment A7: Find a powerpoint that makes you say WOW instead of OW by using Google to search for PPT files via Advanced Search (end of day Tuesday at 5:30 PM)

still come to Wednesday: pull groups with google earth, photoshop, more Excel, iMovie ... full treatment of Inspiration and PPT ... more work on edublogs ("actually portfolios") ... exercises ... screen snapshots ... how to draw on the Macs? ... atomic learning

Other notes from Day 1
  1. Alice Revard ... 7th grade English teacher ... application done ... 1 of 6 from St. Stephen's ... no hotels, all commuting ... fully paid as of 6/28 ... no picture
  2. Amy Cobb ... Seventh Grade English ... application + picture completed (6/11) ... 1 of 8 people from Shorecrest
  3. Ann Marie Shields ... Science Dept Chair and Science 8 teacher ... application done ... picture arrived 6/11 ... ... 1 of 6 from St. Stephen's ... no hotels, all commuting ... fully paid as of 6/28
  4. Art Lopez, Fourth Grade Teacher ... application completed included picture (as of 6/8/07) ... 1 of 8 people from Shorecrest
  5. Brian Marchetti ... Middle Division Social Studies Teacher & Head Boys' Varsity Basketball Coach... application + picture completed (6/13) ... 1 of 8 people from Shorecrest
  6. Dawana Hug, Second Grade teacher ... application completed including picture sent several days after wedding! ... 1 of 8 people from Shorecrest
  7. Deb Nixon ... 6th grade science teacher ... application done ... ... 1 of 6 from St. Stephen's ... no hotels, all commuting ... fully paid as of 6/28 ... no picture
  8. Debbie Waterman (grade 4 teacher) from ODA ... 1 of 4 from out-of-door academy ... application in 7/1/07 with picture ... fully paid as of 6/7 ... the team of 4 will be staying at the Hilton
  9. Debi Brockmeyer (first & second grade) from IDS ... Independent Day School ... now fully paid as of 6/18
  10. Drew Stuart ... 5th grade reading/science teacher ... application done ... no picture yet ... 1 of 6 from St. Stephen's ... no hotels, all commuting ... fully paid as of 6/28 ... no picture
  11. Garhett Wagers, Intermediate Division Head ... application ok ... St Mary's Episcopal School ... 1 of 6 from St. Mary's ... fully paid as of 5/26
  12. Glendy Huene, Media Specialist/Librarian, PreK-6 from ODA ... Summercore Alum from 2003 (marathoner#2190) ... 1 of 4 from out-of-door academy ... application in 7/1/07 with picture ... fully paid as of 6/7 ... the team of 4 will be staying at the Hilton
  13. Jan Wharton, fifth grade teacher ... application completed ... picture to be sent ... from Oak Hall School (Gainesville, FL) ... 1 of 2 teachers from Oak Hall ... head of lower school is Kathy Gaston ... 2 full payments of 1033 received ... another check for same amount arrived on 6/4 and so I wrote Kathy and will not deposit it but have ripped it up and sent back
  14. Julie Perry ... 2nd grade teacher (she replaced Jeanne Wright) ... from Oak Hall School (Gainesville, FL) ... 1 of 2 teachers from Oak Hall ... head of lower school is Kathy Gaston ... 2 full payments of 1033 received ... another check for same amount arrived on 6/4 and so I wrote Kathy and will not deposit it but have ripped it up and sent back
  15. Kathleen Lopez, DIrector of Admissions & Development... application done ... St Mary's Episcopal School ... 1 of 6 from St. Mary's ... fully paid as of 5/26
  16. Lisa Lockhart, Head of Primary Division ... application done ... St Mary's Episcopal School ... 1 of 6 from St. Mary's ... fully paid as of 5/26
  17. Nancy Clukies is in the program as of 7/17 ... English 8 & 10 and History 7 & 10 ... application with no picture ... 1 of 2 teachers from Whitfield School, St. Louis MO
  18. Paige Gibbs, new Middle School math teacher ... Math and Science 5-8 ... (replacing slot for headmaster) ... application done ... St Mary's Episcopal School ... 1 of 6 from St. Mary's ... fully paid as of 5/26
  19. Patty Young, grade 1 teacher from ODA ... 1 of 4 from out-of-door academy ... application in 7/1/07 with picture ... fully paid as of 6/7 ... the team of 4 will be staying at the Hilton ... bringing Mac laptop
  20. Rebecca Conway ... Teacher/Curriculum Coordinator ... History Teacher .. Western Civilization ... grade 9 ... ... application with picture complete ... 1 of 2 teachers from Whitfield School, St. Louis MO
  21. Renée Hensler, Third Grade Teacher ... application completed included picture ... 1 of 8 people from Shorecrest
  22. Rob Moran ... teacher of World/American history & Languages (Middle School) ... application done ... pic included ... 1 of 6 from St. Stephen's ... no hotels, all commuting ... fully paid as of 6/28
  23. Sandy Elliot, technology teacher, PreK-6 from ODA ... 1 of 4 from out-of-door academy ... application in 7/1/07 with picture ... fully paid as of 6/7 ... the team of 4 will be staying at the Hilton
  24. Steve Edwards, Head of Middle School, Summercore Alum (in 2004 marathoner #2214) ... application done ... St Mary's Episcopal School ... 1 of 6 from St. Mary's ... fully paid as of 5/26
  25. Stephen Thompson ... teacher assistant in kindergarten ... 1 of 8 people from Shorecrest
  26. Sue Mills ... History teacher ... application done ... ... 1 of 6 from St. Stephen's ... no hotels, all commuting ... fully paid as of 6/28 ... no picture
  27. Suzan Pruiett, Business Manager ... application done ... St Mary's Episcopal School ... 1 of 6 from St. Mary's ... fully paid as of 5/26
  28. Traci Burke ... High School Math teacher ... Alg II, PreCalculus and Statistics teacher ... application completed w/picture (6/9) ... 1 of 8 people from Shorecrest ... bringing own Mac laptop

Thirty Three Questions on Computer Vocabulary

-- yes, someone always wins the $33 by Wednesday --

-- no, you do not need to look at these questions until Summercore begins --


  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. The word blog first used in 1999 is short for ______
  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. A new type of Web site that allows users to easily add or edit content is called a _ _ _ I (hint: "quick" in Hawaiian)
  21. When you aggregate dozens of blogs into one, you are using the technology involving _S_ feeds
  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. Audio files that Web users subscribe to are called ____
  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 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Click here to hear some answers to some of the 33 questions recorded by previous Summercore participants

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 | John Platt from Portsmouth Abbey 2006 | Kate LaVange from Academy at the Lakes 2006 | Sam Gaudet from Wooster School 2006


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) ...

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