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Summercore 2.008 (July 7-11, 2008)

at Horace Mann School (NY) ... much thanks to Adam Kenner and his staff for allowing us to host Summercore at Horace Mann for the second straight year!

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Click here for our Summercore blog

Time Frame and Basics

Monday Assignments

  1. Create an EDUBLOGS account so that you can have your own blog in the form of redsox.edublogs.org ... send us an e-mail telling us what your URL is ... on this BLOG, you will be adding a pargraph for each assignment ... your first assignment was posted at http://www.summercore.com/ChapterSamples/ ...

    Blogs from the 35 participants ... Angelina ... Ben ... Cheryl ... David ... Diana ... Donnett ... Emily ... Joel ... Julia ... Katie ... Landon ... Nora ... Margaret ... Meg ... Michelle ... Norma ... Sara ... Sarah ... Tim ... Yasmin ... aaa

  2. Monday PM assignment ... explore some of the Web sites mentioned between 1:45 and 2:45 ... create a DELICIOUS account ... add to your blog ... make sure you have sent in the URL of your BLOG and possibly your DELICIOUS account

    Delicious accounts ... Angelina ... Ben ... Cheryl ... David ... Donnett ... Joel ... Katie ... Laly ... Meg ... Michelle ... Neil ... Sara ... Yasmin

Summary of Monday Day 1

9-10 am ... intro and went over questions 1-10
10:10-11:20 ... Lecture on Web 2.0
11:30-12:45 ... Hands on in 3 rooms ... Thirds (Sam) JV (Andrew) Varsity (Lynne)
12:45-1:45 ... Lunch
1:45-2:45 ... Andrew shares projects from his school ... One minute sharing of 
2:55-4:50 ... Hands On Time re Exploring Web sites, Fixing and Updating Blogs and creating Delicious Accounts
5-6 pm ... gave out HW assignment and went over questions 11-33
Homework assigned on Monday for Tuesday? read chapter 14 titled Blogs, Wikis and RSS ... and go to del.icio.us/schalman/summercoredayone ... add a SHORT paragraph to your EDUBLOG summarizing what you read or learned

Tuesday, Day 2

9-9:45 ... first roundtable discussion of "best practices for technology in our schools"
reminder ... anyone can insert a memory stick but only a smart person knows the procedure for taking it out
reminder ... please do NOT bring coffee or food into the computer labs ... water only ... thanks!

if you have frustration logging in to the Summercore WIKI, please use the plan B login of guest AT cstorefront.org using the @ symbol instead of AT
and password of 12345

11-1230 Groups of 3 or 2 assemble to enter into the Summercore Wiki answers to the 33 questions along with graphics and videos ... then each group of 2 or 3 shared suggestions re blogs and wikis (see here)
1:45-3 Split groups on Microsoft Word Challenges
3:40-5 Smartboard varsity vs thirds split in two
5:15-6 Talk about Honesty, Copyrights, Ethical Issues

Homework for Tuesday night

Read chapter 11 ... look thru read chapter 11 titled To Copy or Not to Copy ... click here for Lynne's delicious links ("click here") related to this topic ... add a SHORT paragraph to your EDUBLOG summarizing what you read or learned

Wednesday, Day 3

9-12:45 ... Google Earth and Excel
12:45-1:33 ... Shorter Lunch ... Tech Table to focus on Pull Groups
1:33 ... The $33 contest
1:45-4 Pull Groups on Various Topics ... Google Apps ... Photoshop
4-4:33 Prep for the Carnival ... Sign Up for First, Second and Third Choice 

Winner of the 33 Question Challenge ... click on the picture above!

Carnival Tips (we will go over them later) and Prep Groups

Digital StoryTelling
Wellington ... digital storytelling ... google earth ... photoshop
Yasmin ... digital storytelling  (wikis, photostory 3, iMovie, voicethread, garageband
 ... google earth ... webquest .. inspiration


 
Voicethread and Digital Storytelling
Michelle ... voicethread ... imovie ... inspiration
Sara ... smartboard ... wikis .. sketchup
 

Google Earth Groups
Cheryl ... google earth (started already with david) ... ning .. smartboard
David ... google earth tour monarch migration (with cheryl) ... smartboard .. curr links delicious

Katie ... google earth with Meg .. sketchup
Meg ... google earth (with katie) ... class blog ... webquest
Julia ... google earth scavenger NYC tour ... smartboard ... podcasting/digital storytelling


Ning for Summercore Social Network 
Nora ... ning with angelina ... sorry but will not be here on Friday
Angelina ... nings (important) ... web 2.0 ... curr links

Photoshop/Powerpoint 
Geri ... PowerPoint/Photoshop combo with Marian
Marian ... PowerPoint/Photoshop combo with Geri

Podcasting
Emily ... podcasts with Laly ... google earth ... photoshop
Laly ... podcast with emily ....webquest ... photoshop
Landon ... podcasting ...digital storytelling ... videocasting

PowerPoint Groups 
Ben ... ppt with norma and anyone else
Norma
Keren ... with Margarita  ... PowerPoint ... Webquest ... Delicious ... Curr Links
Margarita ... with Keren ... PowerPoint ... Webquest ... Delicious ... Curr Links
Neil
Patty

Presenting a Challenge Problem
Joel ... build a wiki or blog on math problem solving (rick and others) wiht smartboard ... iMovie ... 
Rick ... wiki vs blog ... presenting a challenge problem (joel and margaret perhaps are interested)

iMovie
Margaret
Jan
Sarah


Smartboard Groups (two groups max, no more than 3 people per group)
Angela ... smartboard ... curriculum links/delicious ... powerpoint
Diana ... smartboard ... google earth ... curriculum links, inserting videos into PPT
Donnett ... smartboard  ... google earth ... curriculum links
Kevin ... smartboard (math) ... blogs

** Singles Bar ** 
Tim ... write guidelines for formulating a school tech vision, perhaps in a blog or ppt

Taré, ... wikispaces doc on periodic table .. digital storytelling ... google earth tour of this week's earthquake
Deena ... not here on Friday and sporadically Thursday ... webquests .. digital storytelling ... blogs

BLOGS from Edublogs

DEL.ICIO.US Accounts

KML and KMZ FILES for use with Google Earth