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Summercore 2007 (July 9-13, 2007)
at Horace Mann School (Riverdale NY)

TIME: 9-6:00 Monday-Thursday ... 9:00-12:33 on Friday
directions and maps? please click here

want answers to the 33 question? click below for Beth's answer
click here for the answers to the 33 questions from Beth Donahue from Cape Cod Academy

Assignment A1 dealt with finding good Webquests

STEP by STEP
--the Bernie Dodge Web site has a SCOPE and SEQUENCE for Webquests www.edublogs.org
--you can also find good Webquests by typing in something like "Perfect Numbers Webquests" into Google without the quotes
--not all webquests are good, but they are created for teachers by teachers and freely usable
--you can create your own Webquest by downloading a template from the Bernie Dodge site
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Assignment A2 dealt with blogs we made from edublogs.org

STEP by STEP
--Prior to Summercore, we had made teacher accounts at www.edublogs.org
--anyone can signup free and get his/her own blog at this Web site
--it is best to use FireFox on the Mac as the Web browser (not Safari); Internet Explorer is fine
--one feature of EDUBLOG involves inserting a YouTube video ... that involved the yellow A

--another feature of EDUBLOG involved adding a graphing ... that involved the GREEN
--once we published our blog, the URL was of the form http://SCORE33.EDUBLOGS.ORG
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Assignment A3 involved drawing a picture using PAINT on the PC or Appleworks on the Mac

STEP by STEP
There are many painting programs on the Mac or the PC
The PC users in our group used PAINT which was found under PROGRAMS then within ACCESSORIES ... it is standard on all WINDOWS computers
The MAC users in our group used Appleworks Painting which used to be standard on all Macs but is now a discontinued program
Each group used MAGNIFY to do fine editing and was directed to save as a JPG when done
The file of the form A3LynneSteve.jpg was then uploaded to each team's BLOG on edublog
We then proceeded to move the file to our memory sticks, remembering that "it is easy to stick the memory stick into the USB port" but that a special step must be taken before removing it
on the Mac, the special step is to drag the memory stick to the trash (which changes to the EJECT icon) so that it is no longer on the screen
on the PC, the special step is to go into the TASK BAR at the bottom right and choose "Safely Remove" usually a green ICON
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Assignment A3 involved drawing a picture using PAINT on the PC or Appleworks on the Mac

STEP by STEP
There are many painting programs on the Mac or the PC
The PC users in our group used PAINT which was found under PROGRAMS then within ACCESSORIES ... it is standard on all WINDOWS computers
The MAC users in our group used Appleworks Painting which used to be standard on all Macs but is now a discontinued program
Each group used MAGNIFY to do fine editing and was directed to save as a JPG when done
The file of the form A3LynneSteve.jpg was then uploaded to each team's BLOG on edublog
We then proceeded to move the file to our memory sticks, remembering that "it is easy to stick the memory stick into the USB port" but that a special step must be taken before removing it
on the Mac, the special step is to drag the memory stick to the trash (which changes to the EJECT icon) so that it is no longer on the screen
on the PC, the special step is to go into the TASK BAR at the bottom right and choose "Safely Remove" usually a green ICON
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Assignment A4 involved posting a graphic or two related to the 33 questions onto your Edublogs Web page

STEP by STEP
There are many painting programs on the Mac or the PC
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Assignment A5 involved creating an INSPIRATION file and then exporting as a graphic of the form A5Larry.jpg ... each participant then had to move onto a memory stick and onto your Edublogs Web page

STEP by STEP
There are many painting programs on the Mac or the PC
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click here for notes from Beth on Lynne's top Web sites

Roster of Participants ... 19 participants as of June 30th


Day 1 Smartboard Activity ... click here

  1. Alan French ... husband of Summercore alum ... parish priest and consultant assisting church related institutions with fundraising ... application and short essays in ... payment complete as of 6/11
  2. Angelina Ventura ... Sixth Grade Math Teacher ... The Bronx Preparatory Charter School ... application completed ... payment received in NYC 6/28 ... fully paid
  3. Beth Donahue from Cape Cod Academy ... Lower School Library and Technology ... click here for the answers to the 33 questions ... money coming from CCA
  4. Chris Hughes ... Burgundy Farm Country Day School ... heard via Joe Peacock ... French Teacher ... application in ... payment received ... now fully paid (6/16)
  5. Cornelie Ladd ... Horace Mann ... Classics Teacher grade 6 ... also "Greek and Latin Roots of English," as well asŠ German 3 through 5/AP ... application complete in via snail mail ... short essays sent via e-mail ... full payment completed + picture as of 6/2/07 ("thanks")
  6. Elisa Milkes, Horace Mann School, History Teacher (AP European, Atlantic History) ... application and picture in ... Atlantic History is "The study of the interactions between the continents that surround the Atlantic Ocean basin: Africa, Europe, North America, South America/Carribean."
  7. Eric Eilen, Horace Mann School ... application in (no picture) ... Science Teacher (Bio 9, Chem 10, AP Bio 11-12)
  8. Ilona Anderson ... Professor of Communication ... Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ ... application with picture received ... one payment made of $433 ... balance to come
  9. John Poreba, Columbia Grammar & Prep ... Grade 6 Life Science ... application + picture in + full payment (Portsmouth Abbey graduate) ... "I will be driving up from the Lower East Side. If you can think of anyone who might need a ride. from along the way, please let me know. Alternatively, you can send this message out to all who will be attending."
  10. Marianne David, Trinity School, Spanish & French teacher, Trinty School ... application, two paragraphs, and picture in ... full payment in
  11. María López, Librarian, Colegio Los Nogales, Colombia South America ... application + picture in ... librarian ... e-mail on 5/31 says "Hi Steve, I've already have my flight for the 8th of july. II also made reservations at the Excelsior, as you recommend." ... full payment received 6/11
  12. Mary Beth Bergh from Cape Cod Academy ... application + picture in ... Middle & Upper School Technology Coordinator ... Java programming for 11th & 12th grade, Information Literacy & Technology for 9th grade ... one full payment from CCA received (steve 6/8/07 update) ... other coming
  13. Monica Winslow ... The Childrens Storefront School ... application and picture in
  14. Neil Berniker, Horace Mann School, Phys Ed/ Intramural Director ... application and picture in
  15. Pam Loree ... St. Bernard's ... Kindergarten Teacher .... application and picture in ... full amount of 1033 arrived in NYC 6/18
  16. Pat VanderWerff, Horace Mann, Librarian ... application and picture in ... K-2 Library ... Summercore alum
  17. Sandra Harris ... Trevor Day School Technology Coordinator ... application in ... payment of 1088 (mistake) received (instead of 1033) in NYC on 6/28 ... picture due
  18. Wally Levis, Dean, Columbia Grammar & Prep, Eng, Hist, Philosophy 06-07 and English Teacher, Fieldston School 07-08 ... app in (no picture) $333 deposit ... click here to see the PPT made wed pm

Bloglines ... RSS ... 3 ways ... go to google news ... go to the direct site ...

Wed Day Three

In the Morning

9-10 ... finished 33 questions and second roundtable discussion

10:30-12:30 WP Exercises in one room ... pull groups in the other room

10:30  Google Earth (all 18)
Spreadsheets Advanced Ideas with Sam 
Photshop for 4 people with skill
12 noon ... JV Tabs in main room .. Varsity Tabs in other room

After lunch 1:30-2:30 (Lynne's 10 Best Web sites)


Pink Card Questions (from you to us)

  1. umlauts ... Cornelie ... done
  2. tour of MS Science Rooms at HM ... john ... done
  3. moodle ... wally ... conversation done
  4. butter ... alan ... done
  5. convert MP3 to WAV on a Mac or PC using quicktime pro ... beth ... done
  6. magnify on a Mac using the "CTRL two fingers" trick
    -- requires a MacBook not a G4 Mac (sorry, Eric)
  7. crossword puzzle software with foreign characters ... marianne
    -- check out http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/crossword/
    -- check out http://www.crossword-weaver.com/index.htm
    -- check out http://www.centronsoftware.com/internet.html
    -- check out http://www.armoredpenguin.com/crossword/
    best one for foreign language says Lynne is at www.solrobots.com/crosswordforge crossword software to demo and purchase for $50.00
  8. alphabetical shortcuts on the Mac ... cornelie
    most important ones are
    APPLE A ... select all
    APPLE C ... cut
    APPLE F ... find 
    APPLE P ... print
    APPLE V ... paste ("v for velcro")
    APPLE W ... close window
    APPLE X ... cut
    APPLE Z ... undo
    APPLE + OPTION + ESC ... force quit ("be careful")
    F11 ... hide or show window ("the boss button or the teacher button")
    APPLE-SHIFT-4 ... screen dump
    OPTION 8 = generates a bullet ą when typing
    
    (the apple key is the same as the "command key" and has the flower on it ... fascinating info about the Bowen knot used in Sweden for "attractions on a campground" at wikipedia ... here is a complete list but it is overwhelming ... click
  9. good OCR software ... beth
    ---> we have used at Chapin OMNIPAGE PRO for the Mac which is the companion software to OMNIPAGE 15 for the PC ... the product is fine but all of us need to understand that OCR is not 100% technology and always comes with tradeoffs ... the company makes a higher end product of course ... see this Web site
  10. databases for young students ... beth ... DONE
  11. is e-mail use in elementary grades? beth
  12. how to evaluate kids choices of Web sites? pat
  13. how does atomic learning work? what is www.archive.org about?
  14. how to make the main idea in Inspiration become a subordinate idea?
    John ---> answer in Inspiration 8 is to switch to the OUTLINE VIEW and then choose INSERT NEW MAIN IDEA which can be found under the OUTLINE menu
    ---> next you must move it up to the top via dragging
    ---> next switch back to DIAGRAM VIEW and make this MAIN IDEA be linked above the other idea and create the LINK between them
  15. database question ... Maria
  16. how to format a piece of Microsoft Word paper beforehand to have a certain font, several columns
  17. in my Mac, I would like to save an e-mail to miscellaneous at the bottom little window ... what is this and how do I retrieve? Marianne
  18. I want to make bingo cards on Excel and have the cells produce random sheet with the middle bonus static .... beth

Friday Day 5

Wiki: Alan, Mary Beth, Sandra IMovie with Smartboard & Google Earth: Beth, Pat, Angelina, Chris Powerpoint: Monica, Elisa Inspiration: Ilona (with curriculum Web sites), Neil Google Earth: John, Pam Web 2.0: Maria, Marianne, Eric create a web site for your class: Wally, Cornelie


Thirty Three Questions on Computer Vocabulary


Click here for an answer sheet created by Beth from Cape Cod Sunday night

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


  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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