Summercore One Day Workshop: October 12th, 2009 for USM


Notes to USM Faculty and Staff


8-11:33 Morning Assembly

The workshop will start at 8 as a full group and go through 11:33 with a 10 minute break in the middle. We will start at 8am with opening comments. On stage will be 10-15 USM teachers who pretend to be students in a class as we cover some topics (computer vocabulary, binary, reducing the file size of pictures). These 10-15 teachers will volunteer ahead of time and will be required to have twitter accounts and be in email touch with me (Steve) in September. The themes for the day will highlight a series of issues and topics as we help USM move forward; these themes include looking back over the last 25 years, thinking about the Lexus/Olive tree metaphors as they apply to technology, highlighting themes of Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 and cloud computing and pioneering in technnology.

More specifically, highlights of the morning include:

12:33-1:25 Appetizers: You must be ready in 5205, 5106, 5206, 4116, 5105, 5005, Mellows Hall or 5006 with your fully charged laptop (hopefully) by 12:33 ... thanks for your help and cooperation!

A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8
Twitter Social Networking and Facebook Using TABS properly in a WP program Media Literacy (overview) The Dalton Laptop Initiative Delicious Google Earth
(click here for the Google Earth section of our public Summercore wiki)
VoiceThread

1. Click here for our workshop Voicethread for 10/12/09
2. Click here for a one page PDF of ideas and resources
Sam Tracy Steve Adam John Meg Lynne Ellen
Rm 5205
(15 signups)
Rm 5106
(18 signups)
Rm 5206
(11 signups)
Rm 4116
(7 signups)
Rm 5105
(14 signups)
Rm 5005
(12 signups)
Mellows Hall
(27 signups)
Rm 5006
(20 signups)
Although you saw one use of Twitter in the morning, this one hour appetizer will go into more depth as to how Twitter can be used as a professonal development tool. In fact, perhaps it should have been called PDITTER! This one hour appetizer will attempt to show you the inner workings of FACEBOOK and is intended for people who know very little about this world. Over 67% of the people who have been using Microsoft Word for years and years do not understand the proper way to use TABs. Bring your laptop and follow along step by step and you will join the 33% who do! Although you heard about Media Litetarcy in the morning session, this one hour appetizer will go into more depth with several wonderful examples from the world of print and television. This one hour appetizer will be an interactive lecture, different from the two hour main dish where you will be creating with freemind. Although you heard about this tech initiative in the morning, this one hour appetizer will provide you with many more details about the pathway that Dalton has chosen, potentially a model for USM. Bring your questions! This one hour workshop is designed to enable participants to create DELICIOUS accounts and have something special that under 33% of teachers enjoy -- an easy system to keep track of "favorite Web sites" that you can then access from ANY computer. Additionally, all of your favorites are automatically protected since most computer users forget and neglect the important skill of backing up favorites. Perhaps the most amazing free piece of software available, you will learn more about the educational applications for Google Earth in this one hour appetizer. This one hour appetizer is intended for those with little or no familiarity with VoiceThread, a beneficial and easy-to-use Web 2.0 program for all grade levels and subject areas. See how VoiceThread is used to create online collaborative conversations by inviting students and colleagues to annotate them with text, voice, and video commentary. Participants should click here to create a free Voicethread Educator account ahead of time.

1:33-3:25 Main Dish

MD1 MD2 MD3 MD4 MD5 MD6
Moodle JV (click here for the Moodle section of our public Summercore wiki) Google Docs JV
(click here for a direct link to the USM Google Docs site)
Google Docs Varsity Media Literacy Smartboard Extravaganza (JV and Varsity) (click here for a Web site of tutorials, links, samples and resources) Enhancing Blogspot with Animoto and Blabberize
(click here for our workshop sample)
Lynne John Sam Adam Steve and Ellen Tracy and Meg
Teschner
(29 signups)
Rm 5105
(16 signups)
Rm 5106
(8 signups)
Rm 205
(8 signups)
1st Grade Rooms
(30 signups)
Mellows Hall
(32 signups)
This two hour workshop will help you build creative Moodle courses by covering a variety of resources and activities. Learn ways to make your Moodle page look "cool" by adding images, links, videos, and by using grouping to hide and show activities and resources. Participants who come should know their login, password and have a course location created already by the USM tech team. Participants should bring a laptop; alternatively, it is sometimes more fun and productive when learning skills to share a laptop with someone and have him/her to lean on. This two hour workshop will cover the basics in creating a google WP document, google spreadsheet, google presentation. Participants will learn a few special specific skills with each application that are different from Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint. Participants will learn to create a Google Form that feeds a spreadsheet similar to the one you filled out prior to the Summercore at USM session. Participants who come should know their google gmail login and password or else should click here to create it ahead of time. Participants should bring a laptop; alternatively, it is sometimes more fun and productive when learning skills to share a laptop with someone and have him/her to lean on. This two hour workshop is focused on those learners who either have had significant Google Docs experience or enjoy going at a fast pace. Participants will cover almost all of the special features of Google Docs. Participants should bring a laptop; alternatively, it is sometimes more fun and productive when learning skills to share a laptop with someone and have him/her to lean on. This two hour workshop will enable teachers to create a media education presentation with FreeMind, produce an "anti-ad" and learn to deconstruct print and TV advertisements. Participants are required to download freemind ahead of time for Mac or PC. Participants should bring a laptop; alternatively, it is sometimes more fun and productive when learning skills to share a laptop with someone and have him/her to lean on. This two hour workshop is designed for Smartboard beginners and experienced users alike. We will use four adjacent classrooms for hands on practice at the boards and on our laptops using the Smartboard Notebook software. Participants should bring laptops with the Smartboard drivers and Notebook software already installed (everything is bundled together here) and arrive ready to create a lesson for a topic in their curriculum. This two hour workshop on Animoto, Blabberize and several other Web 2.0 tools is intended to help add some "bells and whistles" to blogs and wikis. Each of the Web 2.0 programs will be taught in the context of "how you can use to enhance your blogspots" creation. You will find this two hour session of value even if you do not have a blogspot Web site.

Who's Who

Adam Kenner has been a technology educator and consultant and speaker since 1986. He has taught courses, led seminars and workshops and addressed city, state and national conferences. He has developed highly successful programs and curricula for classroom technology integration and media education. Adam's insightful and entertaining presentations highlight the culture-creating effects of mass media and inspire participants to become critical and inspiring media consumers, educators and producers. He is the Director of Technology at Horace Mann School in New York and is the co-founder of Action Coalition for Media Education (New York Chapter) as well as the Secretary/Regional Vice-President, Action Coalition for Media Education (National).
Ellen Nickles is a Technology Coordinator at The Dalton School in New York. With eight years of experience, Ellen enthusiastically works with teachers, students, and administrators to develop curricula supported by digital tools and practices. She leads technology professional development workshops for faculty and staff throughout the year and has presented at NYSAIS conferences and to schools here and in China. She is currently learning Mandarin and is an avid photographer.
John Neiers is the Director of Technology at The Dalton School in Manhattan. He has worked for 18 years in educational technology, including 2 years teaching on the Navajo Reservation, followed by 8 years at The Seven Hills School in Cincinnati. John has created and overseen successful faculty and student laptop implentations at several schools. He has led workshops at NAIS, NYSAIS, and international schools. He just returned from an exploratory trip to India and Singapore exploring ways that Dalton can move forward with globalization initiatives. His interests include Notre Dame football, running and biking.
John Palfrey is Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School. He is also a faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. He is the co-author of Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives and Access Denied: The Practice and Politics of Global Internet Filtering. Outside of his Berkman Center work, he is a Boston sports fan and a venture executive at Highland Capital Partners; additionally, he is on the board of several new media companies, including Top Ten Media, Newsilike Media Group, Noank Media, and My Virtual Model and is an adviser to StyleFeeder and CrowdSprout.
Lynne Schalman is the co-director of The Summercore Teaching Company and is currently the Academic Director of Technology at The Chapin School in Manhattan. Her delicious Web page at delicious.com/schalman has been cited repeatedly as one of the best collection of useful educational links around. Lynne has conducted over 100 Summercore workshops at over 50 Independent schools. She has conducted numerous presentations on Internet Safety issues, Web 2.0 and Smartboard for parents, teachers and administrators. Her interests include reading books on her new kindle and watching the New England Patriots win.
Meg Truman is a two-time Summercore alum. Former Director of Educational Technology at Milwaukee Montessori School, she is currently pursuing her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology with an interest in assistive technologies and auditory training after cochlear implantation. In her spare time she enjoys dSLR photography, running, traveling, and baking/cooking.
Sam Schalman-Bergen is the Academic Technology and Humanware Developer at Horace Mann School in Bronx, New York. He conducts Technology Professional Development with faculty and staff at Horace Mann School, integrating academic and curriculum-specific technology projects into the classroom. He created LIOnTech, the school's Learning Initiative On Technology, for technology pioneers within the Horace Mann faculty and staff. In addition to his technology job at Horace Mann, he coaches JV basketball and Middle School Lacrosse. Sam is an Assistant Director of The Summercore Teaching Company and has worked with Summercore for the past 12 years.
Steve Bergen is the co-director of The Summercore Teaching Company and is currently the CIO and Computer teacher at The Children's Storefront (preK-8) in Manhattan. He helped create a program called Tech Saturdays in Harlem which provides families with free computers. He works closely with the Wireless Harlem Initiative to provide free Internet access in Harlem. Along with Lynne Schalman, Steve has conducted over 100 Summercore workshops at over 50 Independent schools. One of his current projects is helping Storefront collect one billion pennies; visit billionpennyproject.org for more information. Steve's interests include chess, baking pies for PI day, trivia on the number 33 and songwriting.
Tracy Raasch is a two-time Summercore alum. After five years of leading a lower elementary classroom at Milwaukee Montessori School, she worked for a year as Director of Educational Technology. She currently works part time as Director of Development at Madison Central Montessori School and full time as a server at the Great Dane Brew Pub in downtown Madison. In her spare time she loves to see live music, travel, ski, and play on her macbook!

Binary Game Blabberize Blabberize Sample Blog Samples Suzanne & Marvin ... Lorne ... Ken ... Cathy
Capzles Carnival on Friday Convert ASCII to Decimal Convert Binary to Decimal Corrupted Files
on Line
Glogster.Com/Edu Glog Sample (LB) Google Docs Highlights Google Sites Summercore Google Earth Sample
Kerpoof PIXLR for Graphics lets you crop, resize and more! Practice Quiz on 33 Questions from www.mystudiyo.com ... you can login with a generic login of "summercore" and password of "summercore" ... Roster Twitter
Summercore
Twitter "is the messaging system we didn't know we needed
until we had it." Twitter co-founder, Biz Stone.
Twitter Notes and Tips Voicethread Voicethread Sample (33 questions) ... Second Grade Art by Phaedra ... Thomas Paine HW Assignment by Beth ... Spanish Story by Molly ... Carnival Project by Phaedra and Susan ... Carnival Project by Pat and Group ... Tues 7/14/09 Project by Renee ... Tues 7/14/09 by José ... Tues 7/14/09 by Wally ... Tues 7/14/09 by Katy ... Tues 7/14/09 by Denise ... Tues 7/14/09 by Erin ... Tues 7/14/09 by Renee ... Tues 7/28/09 by Meg ... Tues 7/28/09 by Patricia ... Tues 7/28/09 by Carrie ... Tues 7/29/09 by Michele Web 2.0 in Educ (UK)
WIKI for SummercoreWorkshop Wordle.net WP Challenges

12 Questions for 12 Dollars

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 _________

6 _______ is often referred to as micro-blogging where users can write "tweets" no larger than ___ characters or bytes.

9 A CD ROM holds about ___ meg which is the same as ___ K

17 Three ways to make a graphic file smaller are __________________________

24 The point size of ___ equals 1 inch

25 Use __ space(s) between sentences

27 List 5 suffixes or extensions for computer files (Mac or PC) and explain what each one refers to.

31 Software that you are allowed to put onto multiple computers is called _____________

32 Many schools have abandoned Microsoft Office moving to _______________ a collaborative Web based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation which allows users to create and edit documents online simultaneously.