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Sessions 6:30-7:20 P.M. COntinuted

Booth Presentations 4-7 P.M.

What is a PLN (Personal Learning Network) and why do I need one? ~Is your district cutting edge? Do they always bring in the latest big name people for staff development? Neither does my district, but I can still be cutting edge and make those connections via my personal learning network. Learn how to make those connections and how they can benefit you and your students. Audience: K-12, Media Specialist, Technology Coordinators, Administrators

New Technology Literacy Standards~Discover the variety of ways to integrate music and podcasts into your classroom. This class will be a hands on adventure into the world of music, speech, and video. From ripping a CD to listening to podcasts we will hit the information you need to be successful. This class would be for the novice user to get a broad understanding of these programs (i-Tunes and Windows Media Player) and some of the highlights that can be used in the classroom.

Moodle ~ The Green Bay middle and high schools have implemented Moodle this school year. Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites. There are many advantages of using Moodle. Moodle can be used for establishing a basic web presence, managing your course online (i.e. Grading), and for class projects such as interactive quizzes, wikis, blogs, journals, etc. In this session, I will show examples of active Moodle pages in the Green Bay Public Schools. In addition, participants will understand the difference between using Moodle for a basic web presence versus using Moodle to conduct a hybrid or 100% online course. Audience: Middle School, High School, Media Specialist, Technology Coordinators, Administrators

Moodle with Middle School Students~Are you tired of assigning a research project only to see your students run to the Internet, and spend a class period finding nothing? This class will go over search strategies that will help narrow down topics and find information. It will also present some web site evaluation strategies for both you and your students to make sure the information you/they get is reliable.

Instructional Podcasting ~Podcasting is a method of distributing information over internet using audio and or video files. Teachers can capture lecture sessions, record video tutorials, demonstrations, and review sessions for distribution to their students over the internet. This session will provide an overview as to why podcasting is becoming a popular and effective method of instruction both at the K-12 and high education levels and will demonstrate many of the tools used to create a podcast using Macintosh hardware and software. Audience: K-12 Dancing Delight ~The students will be given a rubric for the physical education dance unit and generate a routine following the rubric. The groups of students will perform their routine, and it will be video taped by a student. Then, the group that just performed will teach their classmates the dance routine. Once the classmates have learned the routine (which is taught by the students to other students), I will video tape the entire class’s performance. Various students will transfer the video taped routines onto my wiki for parents to view. Also, the students watch the videos. They will then “rate/evaluate" the routines. Audience: Middle School Web 2.0 in the Special Ed. Classroom~Motivate your special education students with cool web 2.0 tools. Audience: Special Education, High School

HP Tablets~ Curious about tablets- come and check them out! Integrating Web 2.0 into Middle School Language Arts~ Learn the skills and ideas for searching the Internet for your own use and also strategies and teaching ideas to use with students when showing them how to locate information on the web. Denmark Eco Club~The Denmark Eco Club will show how they are implementing a plan using various forms of technology in the district to become a "green" district. They will discuss their presentations at the state Environmental Conference in Stevens Point, School Board presentation, grant proposals and implementation plan. Check out own Facebook page at this event. Meeme LEADS Elementary Charter School~ Will share how they are differentiating, integrating technology and best practices to provide a customized educational program for students. Generation Knights-After School Technology Club~View the many Generation Knight projects student-teacher teams created when working in this after school service club over the years. iPhoto & iMovie~ See how iPhoto & iMovie can be used in the classroom to enhance learning. Web 2.0 in the classroom~A showcase of Web 2.0 tools will be shared and how they can be effective in the classroom. Some examples tools to be shared are: ePals, Glogster, Scrapblog, Timeliner, blogs, etc. It will be a sampling with demonstrations if needed.

The FACE Department of Denmark will be supplying tasty snacks for all participants.

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BEST PRACTICE FAIR APRIL 15, 2010 4-7:30PM @LTC Registration

Please visit http://bestpracticesfair.notlong.com to register For more information visit... http://ewitcevents.pbworks.com/BPF

Participating Colleges UW-Green Bay, UW-Sheboygan, Silver Lake College, Cardinal Stritch, LTC

Vendors

Heartland Business Solutions, The Stephens Group, Follett, Heartland Business Systems, Cengage Learning, Turning Technologies, Milwaukee PC, B&B MotorSports of Elkhart Lake, Tom Bukoski from Learn360

Door Prizes Web Cams (2), iPod, Flip Video, External Hard Drives (500GB), NComputing X350 Kit ($250), iPod Docking Station, $100 Stephens Group Gift Certificate, 1 year site license to Learn360, Wireless Keyboard, Classroom set of 10 student response clickers ($540 value) and MORE! Door prizes will be drawn at 7:30 P.M. in the Cafeteria. Must be present to win.

Cost

FREE to EWITC members $15 per session for non EWITC members

Technology taught by classroom

EWITC Member Districts CESA 7, Denmark, Gibraltar, Green Bay, Howard Suamico, Howards Grove, Kiel, Lakeshore Technical College, Manitowoc, Marinette, Mishicot, Oostburg, Plymouth, Pulaski, Sheboygan, Sheboygan Area Christian Schools, Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay, in partnership with UW-Green Bay.

For directions to LTC to to..http://gotoltc.edu/campusmap


2010 Best Practices Fair Sessions 5:00-5:50 P.M.

Sessions 6:30-7:20 P.M.

Free and Easy with Web 2.0~Web 2.0 is the popular name of a new generation of Web applications often referred to as social software. Many social software applications are free and promote sharing, participation and collaboration among web users. Though time will only allow us to scratch the surface of Web 2.0 possibilities, the presentation and discussion will focus on the integration of some of these tools into classroom activities. Audience: K-12

Bridging the Gap ~This project will look into the technology infrastructure existing and reconstruct using that same technology a program with services to help students bridge the months of summer without school, stay in pace with the academic achievement calendar and offer alternatives to behavior issues keeping students in school. . Audience: Elementary, Middle School, High School, K-12, Media Specialist, Technology Coordinators, Administrators

Using Photo Story 3 With Literature ~My presentation will show how I used Photo Story 3 with my Literature class. Following 2 stories that we studied, the students prepared a Photo Story titled My Goals, My Challenges, My Successes. The students added written text following the 6 Traits of Writing, added photos, and music that followed the mood of the text. At the presentation I will discuss my objectives, present samples of the students work, and have an example of the rubric I used. I will also discuss ways in which I would change or improve my lesson plan. Audience: Elementary

There's an App for That! ~ This session will include information on using iPod touches in the classroom or special education pull-out setting for integration, differentiation and general instruction. This session will go over some of the ways to use iPod touches in the classroom with educational apps as well as podcasting, pre-made pod and vodcasts in all subject areas and grades levels. Audience: K-12, Media Specialist, Technology Coordinators, Administrators

Science Classroom Using Ning.com and Quizlet ~ Declarative knowledge practice, formative assessment, and asynchronous discussion using Ning.com and Quizlet. Ning.com is a social networking and basic website resource that allows my science students to access class resources like power points, websites, and documents at school and at home. This eliminates the need to write everything down in class and encourages discussion and interactions while we are face to face. Quizlet programs on the ning encourage vocabulary practice with game and quiz formats. Weekly forums on the ning are used for student-teacher and student-student asynchronous discussions and exploration of web based resources. Both Ning and Quizlet can be kept private with passwords and managed approval systems. Audience: High School, Media Specialist

iPods in the Classroom~Motivate your students with technology. See ways to incorporate iPod touches in your classroom. Explore the many educational applications and see how to use podcasts. Audience: Middle School, High School

Using Web 2.0 Tools in the K-8 Foreign Language Classroom ~Presenter will talk about how she has used wikis and blogs, Big 6, Audacity, Podcasts, Photo Story, Skype, Interactive Whiteboards, podcasting, and flip video. Please come prepared to share how you have used technology in the classroom. Please consider bringing any materials on a flash drive. Presenter will burn shared projects/materials to a disk and send them out to attendees. Audience: Elementary, Middle School Technology is Elementary~ Skyping, blogging, creating digital movies with avatars, using Voicethreads, communicating with classes around the world, and using interactive whiteboards are all part of our digital classroom. Examples and applications will be shared at The Best Practices Fair. Audience: Elementary, K-12, Media Specialist Where in the Web? Internet Researching- Are you tired of assigning a research project only to see your students run to the Internet, and spend a class period finding nothing? This class will go over search strategies that will help narrow down topics and find information. It will also present web site evaluation strategies for both you and your students to make sure the information is reliable. Audience: K-12 (beginning – intermediate: differentiate learning experience) What is 21st Century Literacy and What Should It Look Like In My Classroom ~Is 21st Century Literacy the latest buzz phrase or something I need to pay attention to? We'll take a look at the various position statements and translate it into something that I can do in my classroom today. Audience: Elementary, Middle School, High School, K-12, Media Specialist, Technology Coordinators, Administrators Effective Elements of Implementing an iPod Touch Classroom~ Thinking about implementing iPod touches in the classroom? Learn the successes and lessons that a district learned through implementing thirty iPod touches with 105 students. Learn about numerous apps that are FREE and paid that have been successfully used in the classroom. 30 iPod touches will be present in this session. Audience: 7th Grade Math & Social Studies Teacher

Student Response Systems ~In this session we will demonstrate how we use our Student Response Systems "clickers" in our classroom. Teachers will experience the clickers first hand and hear how we utilize the clickers in our middle school science and language arts classrooms. We will show them how to create the presentation and how to use the student reporting system. Audience: K-12 Research Tools in HS/MS Science Classroom~Give kids the technology tools and the training they need to succeed in an inquiry – based science program. Show your students how to search the internet efficiently and effectively for reliable and up to date information. Demonstrate how to use Excel ™ to represent and graph data. Allow them to use electronic tools to present, communicate and discuss the “big” science issues of today. Internet sources such as YouTube, Twitter and Blogging can all be used effectively in the inquiry – based program. Audience: High School Cell Phones in the Classroom ~ Learn ways the cell phone is an excellent tool that can be used in the classroom and why districts should not ban them. The mobile phone is an inexpensive 21st Century tool that has the potential to connect in school learning with student’s everyday experiences outside of school. You will also learn ways students can use phones outside the classroom in your class. BRING YOUR CELL PHONES Audience: Middle School, High School, Media Specialist, Technology Coordinators, Administrators

Glogster~Introduction of what "Glogster" is, what it can be used for, how to use it, and then let participants on the computers to try it out for themselves and will field any questions they have. Audience: High School Tic-Tac-Toe ~ Although this unit integrates technology into a Language Arts unit, it can be transferred to any subject matter. See how technology can be integrated into a Science Fiction unit for 6th Graders with results that are sure to blow you away. Students pick their projects from a tic-tac-toe board. The projects completed must complete the board. Many tech topics will be introduced and highlighted including voxopop, pod cast, skype, animoto, powerpoint, photostory, garageband, audacity, voicethread, and many more. You will leave with an understanding of free technology and format to fit to any unit. Audience: K-12, Media Specialist Music Anyone? Or Podcasts? Classroom Ideas ~ (Bring music (CD or USB drive) and a USB drive if you can) Discover the variety of ways to integrate music and podcasts into your classroom. This class will be a hands on adventure into the world of music, speech, and video. From ripping a CD to listening to podcasts we will hit the information you need to be successful. This class would be for the novice user to get a broad understanding of these programs (i-Tunes and Windows Media Player) and some of the highlights that can be used in the classroom. Audience: K-12 (Beginners) GPS and Geocaching: An Introduction for Educators ~ Engage students in learning by using GPS and geocaching activities as instructional tools. GPS receivers can determine your location on earth and lead you to geocaches, hidden treasures that make up a worldwide game of hide and seek. Teachers have integrated geocaching into all curricular areas, from social studies to instrumental music. Audience: Instructional Technology Support Teacher One English Teacher's Wiki World~ The presenter a, High School English teacher, has been using pbworks (formerly pbwiki) to supplement her classes for two years now. She will share information from how she handles management issues such as getting students signed on to the advantages and disadvantages of using the wiki as a class website. This session will be good for beginners (what's a wiki) and experienced wiki users (who can also share some of their ideas). Audience: Middle School, High School


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