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2012 EdTech Conference

Brookhaven Middle School Decatur, Alabama

July 31, 2012


Welcome to Decatur City Schools!

Dr. Ed Nichols, Superintendent Mrs. Karen Duke, Board President Mr. Donnie Lane, Board Vice-President Mr. Joe Propst, Board Member Mrs. Michele King, Board Member Mr. Dwight Jett, Jr., Board Member Dr. Kathy Rains, Supervisor of Technology

Welcome to the EdTech Conference, 2012! This conference, presented by Decatur City Schools, offers a broad range of sessions for educators in all walks of their “technology” journeys. Whether you are a technophobe, a beginner, or a geek, we think you will find something of interest in our program. Please relax, enjoy your day, and let us know if there is anything we can do to make your visit more pleasant.

Breakfast is SERVED! (8:00 – Library) 2


Welcome! (8:30-8:45) in the Auditorium Session 1 (9:00-9:45 a.m.) Power Up Classrooms with Prezis - Presentation of the use of Prezis as an instructional tool in the classroom to make learning more engaging visually, auditorally, and technologically. Once a teacher has modeled Prezis in the classroom, students can be assigned the task of creating their own Prezis from a learning project of choice. (Session repeats at 11.)

Room Library – Joy Martin, Brookhaven Middle School Do You use ExamView? Do you have CPS "Clickers"? – Learn to use them together to create a more interactive classroom environment! (Session repeats at 10 and 11.)

Room 6B2 – Dana Rials and Joan McRae, InLine Symbaloo! – Learn how to use this great bookmarking tool to save and use all your favorite websites. (Session repeats at 10.)

Room 6B4 – Mike Pepper, Technology in Motion PLATO! – PLATO is a free resource to all teachers in Decatur City Schools. Don’t miss learning about this great tool. (Session repeats every hour.)

Room 8A1 – Cindy Chancery, PLATO Nights and Weekends Free! – Save Time with Instant Classroom Assessment Tools. (Session repeats at 11 and 2.)

Room 8A2 – Kelly Ferdinand, eInstruction Go Paperless with Moodle Assignments!- Learn how Moodle can help you save time and save paper! (Session repeats at 10:00 a.m.)

Room 8A4 - Kim Moody, Decatur High Making BYOD/BYOT Work Instructionally for YOU and Your Students! – Find out how great teachers are using “Bring Your Own Device”/”Bring Your Own Technology” to help students learn. (Session repeats at 10:00 a.m.)

Room 8B2– Sabrina Helm, Cedar Ridge Middle

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iPlay and iDiscover with iPad – Considering using an iPad in your classroom? This session will be very helpful! (Session repeats at 10.)

Room 8B5 – LaToya Patton and Verlene Texas, West Decatur Elementary Google Drive: Docs, Forms, Storage and More – Learn to use Google Drive for all your technology needs. (Session repeats at 11:00 a.m.)

Room 8C1– Derrick Waddell, Presenter, Google Apps Certified Trainer, Cullman County Schools Technology in Math– This session will show you how you can use clickers in math to include remediation, games, and getting ready for ARMT+ testing. (Session repeats at 10:00 a.m.)

Room 8C2 – Sandra Sandlin, Brookhaven Middle Nook in Education: Getting Smart Through Digital LearningLearn how the Nook can transform digital learning in our schools. (Session does not repeat.)

Room 8C3 – Kim Barley, Barnes & Noble InformationNOW - Lesson Plans, GradeBook Set-up and Entry. Teachers should not miss this session! (Session repeats at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.)

Room 8C4 – Matt Miller, STI Using Video in the Classroom – Learn how video can transform learning for students. (Session repeats at 10:00 a.m.)

Room 8C5 – Julie Rhodes, Frances Nungester Elementary

Session 2 (10:00-10:45 a.m.) Do You use ExamView? Do you have CPS "Clickers"? – Learn to use them together to create a more interactive classroom environment! (Session repeats at 11.)

Room 6B2 – Dana Rials and Joan McRae, InLine Symbaloo! – Learn how to use this great bookmarking tool to save and use all your favorite websites.

Room 6B4 – Mike Pepper, Technology in Motion

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PLATO! – PLATO is a free resource to all teachers in Decatur City Schools. Don’t miss learning about this great tool. (Session repeats every hour.)

Room 8A1 – Cindy Chancery, PLATO Feeling Tied Down? – Mobile Technology to the Rescue! (Session repeats at 1:00.)

Room 8A2 – Kelly Ferdinand, eInstruction Go Paperless with Moodle Assignments!- Learn how Moodle can help you save time and save paper!

Room 8A4 - Kim Moody, Decatur High K-6 Math Activities using Your Interwrite Board or Mobi – Learn to use your Mobi or Board effectively with your K-6 math students. (Session repeats at 11:00 a.m.)

Room 8A5 – Melissa Mann, Madison County Schools Making BYOD/BYOT Work Instructionally for YOU and Your Students! – Find out how great teachers are using “Bring Your Own Device”/”Bring Your Own Technology” to help students learn.

Room 8B2 – Sabrina Helm, Cedar Ridge Middle Ready, Set Up, Go... -How to use Imagine It Online Website with your Classroom (Session repeats at 11.)

Room 8B3 – Wendi Busing, Chestnut Grove Elementary iPlay and iDiscover with iPad – Considering using an iPad in your classroom? This session will be very helpful!

Room 8B5 – LaToya Patton and Verlene Texas, West Decatur Elementary Become a Google Search Ninja – Find amazing information using new search skills in Google; learn how. (Session repeats at 1:00 p.m.)

Room 8C1– Derrick Waddell, Presenter, Google Apps Certified Trainer, Cullman County Schools Technology in Math– This session will show you how you can use clickers in math to include remediation, games, and getting ready for ARMT+ testing.

Room 8C2 – Sandra Sandlin, Brookhaven Middle 5


Nook in Education: Building the Model Classroom with NookLearn how the Nook can make your classroom a model to be followed by other educators. (Session does not repeat.)

Room 8C3 – Kim Barley, Barnes & Noble INFocus Basics- Create basic reports, understand setup, security, tables and views. (Session does not repeat.)

Room 8C4 – Matt Miller, STI Using Video in the Classroom – Learn how video can transform learning for students.

Room 8C5 – Julie Rhodes, Frances Nungester Elementary

Session 3 (11:00-11:45 a.m.) Power Up Classrooms with Prezis - Presentation of the use of Prezis as an instructional tool in the classroom to make learning more engaging visually, auditorally, and technologically. Once a teacher has modeled Prezis in the classroom, students can be assigned the task of creating their own Prezis from a learning project of choice.

Room Library – Joy Martin, Brookhaven Middle School Do You use ExamView? Do you have CPS "Clickers"? – Learn to use them together to create a more interactive classroom environment!

Room 6B2 – Dana Rials and Joan McRae, InLine YouTube Downloader -- Want to learn to use YouTube safely, without worries about the Internet connection or the link to the video? This session is for you! (Session does not repeat.)

Room 6B3 – Mike Pepper, Technology in Motion Creating Form with Form Fields in Microsoft Word -- Promises to be a great session to help YOU be more organized and strategically collecting data. (Session repeats at 2:00 p.m.)

Room 6B4 – Larinda Donnell, Leon Sheffield Maget PLATO! – PLATO is a free resource to all teachers in Decatur City Schools. Don’t miss learning about this great tool. (Session repeats every hour.)

Room 8A1 – Cindy Chancery, PLATO 6


Nights and Weekends Free! – Save Time with Instant Classroom Assessment Tools. (Session repeats at 2.)

Room 8A2 – Kelly Ferdinand, eInstruction K-6 Math Activities using Your Interwrite Board or Mobi – Learn to use your Mobi or Board effectively with your K-6 math students.

Room 8A5 – Melissa Mann, Madison County Schools Ready, Set Up, Go...—How to use Imagine It Online Website with your Classroom.

Room 8B3 – Wendi Busing, Chestnut Grove Elementary Google Drive: Docs, Forms, Storage and More – Learn to use Google Drive for all your technology needs.

Room 8C1– Derrick Waddell, Presenter, Google Apps Certified Trainer, Cullman County Schools Blending Old Techniques with New Technology – (Focus: K-8, Math) (Session repeats at 1:00 p.m.)

Room 8C2 – Peggy Ervin and Jo Bellamy, Sullivan County, Tennessee Nook in Education: Nook as Teaching Tool- Learn how the Nook can be used as an effective teaching tool. (Session does not repeat.)

Room 8C3 – Kim Barley, Barnes & Noble INFocus Advanced- Create reports, create dashboards, and create folders. (Session does not repeat.)

Room 8C4 – Matt Miller, STI

LUNCH (12:00-12:45 a.m.) in the Cafeteria Session 4 (1:00-1:45 p.m.) Edmodo! - This safe social-networking type interface gets students interested in instruction. Get started here! (Session repeats at 2.)

Room Library – Carolyn Rains, Albertville City Schools 7


Brain Pop for All Content Areas! - Great for Current Topics, IB, and Remediation! Don't miss this one. (Great for all, particularly grades 6-8.) (Session repeats at 2.)

Room 6B2 – Becky Mixon, Cedar Ridge Middle Introduction to Microsoft Office 2010 - All DCS teachers will have this upgrade on their new computers this fall. Stop in to find out how great this new version will be! (Session repeats at 2:00 p.m.)

Room 6B3 – Mike Pepper, Technology in Motion PLATO! – PLATO is a free resource to all teachers in Decatur City Schools. Don’t miss learning about this great tool. (Session repeats every hour.)

Room 8A1 – Cindy Chancery, PLATO Feeling Tied Down? – Mobile Technology to the Rescue! Learn how the Mobi can free you to move about the classroom!

Room 8A2 – Kelly Ferdinand, eInstruction Success in the Online Environment – Tips on how an instructor can help both themselves and their students to be successful in the online environment. Simple but important tips! (Session repeats at 2:00 p.m.)

Room 8A4 – Laverne Smith, RA Hubbard High School, Lawrence County Schools K-6 Reading Activities using Your Interwrite Board or Mobi – Learn to use your Mobi or Board effectively with your K-6 reading students. (Session repeats at 2:00 p.m.)

Room 8A5 – Melissa Mann, Madison County Schools Google Earth, Digital Storytelling, and Web 2.0 Tools! – This session will combine many Web 2.0 tools along with other Alabama Public TV resources to make for exciting instructional resources for all teachers! (Session repeats at 2:00 p.m.)

Room 8B2 – Kathy Heiman, Alabama Public Television Using Technology to Enhance the Special Education Experience – Great advice for all teachers. (Session repeats at 2:00 p.m.) Room 8B5 – Shannan Hembree, Huntsville City Schools

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Become a Google Search Ninja – Find amazing information using new search skills in Google; learn how.

Room 8C1– Derrick Waddell, Presenter, Google Apps Certified Trainer, Cullman County Schools Blending Old Techniques with New Technology – (Focus: K-8, Math)

Room 8C2 – Peggy Ervin and Jo Bellamy, Sullivan County, Tennessee Nook in Education: Nook as Teaching Tool- Learn how the Nook can be used as an effective teaching tool. (Session does not repeat.)

Room 8C3 – Kim Barley, Barnes & Noble InformationNOW - Lesson Plans, GradeBook Set-up and Entry. Teachers should not miss this session! (Session repeats at 2:00 p.m.)

Room 8C4 – Matt Miller, STI Integrating Multi-Media Technology into Your Curriculum – Use Microsoft Office, websites, and other 21st Century technologies to integrate multi-media content into your curriculum. (Session repeats at 2:00 p.m.

Room 8C5 – Brenda Sutherlin, Sharon Paradise, and Jennifer May, Austinville Elementary

Session 5 (2:00-2:45 p.m.) Edmodo! - This safe social-networking type interface gets students interested in instruction. Get started here!

Room Library – Carolyn Rains, Albertville City Schools Brain Pop for All Content Areas! - Great for Current Topics, IB, and Remediation! Don't miss this one. (Great for all, particularly grades 6-8)

Room 6B2 – Becky Mixon, Cedar Ridge Middle Introduction to Microsoft Office 2010 - All DCS teachers will have this upgrade on their new computers this fall. Stop in to find out how great this new version will be!

Room 6B3 – Mike Pepper, Technology in Motion

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Creating Form with Form Fields in Microsoft Word -- Promises to be a great session to help YOU be more organized and strategically collecting data.

Room 6B4 – Larinda Donnell, Leon Sheffield Maget PLATO! – PLATO is a free resource to all teachers in Decatur City Schools. Don’t miss learning about this great tool.

Room 8A1 – Cindy Chancery, PLATO Nights and Weekends Free! – Save Time with Instant Classroom Assessment Tools.

Room 8A2 – Kelly Ferdinand, eInstruction Success in the Online Environment – Tips on how an instructor can help both themselves and their students to be successful in the online environment. Simple but important tips!

Room 8A4 – Laverne Smith, RA Hubbard High School, Lawrence County Schools K-6 Reading Activities using Your Interwrite Board or Mobi – Learn to use your Mobi or Board effectively with your K-6 reading students.

Room 8A5 – Melissa Mann, Madison County Schools Google Earth, Digital Storytelling, and Web 2.0 Tools! – This session will combine many Web 2.0 tools along with other Alabama Public TV resources to make for exciting instructional resources for all teachers!

Room 8B2 – Kathy Heiman, Alabama Public Television Using Technology to Enhance the Special Education Experience – Great advice for all teachers. Room 8B5 – Shannan Hembree, Huntsville City Schools Nook in Education: How Other Schools are Using Nook- Learn about the experiences of other schools in using Nook to enhance learning.

Room 8C3 – Kim Barley, Barnes & Noble InformationNOW - Lesson Plans, GradeBook Set-up and Entry. Teachers should not miss this session!

Room 8C4 – Matt Miller, STI 10


Integrating Multi-Media Technology into Your Curriculum – st

Use Microsoft Office, websites, and other 21 Century technologies to integrate multi-media content into your curriculum

Room 8C5 – Brenda Sutherlin, Sharon Paradise, and Jennifer May, Austinville Elementary

Closing Session (3:00-3:30) in the Auditorium

Thank you! Here are just some of the MANY people who have made this conference possible! Our sponsors and especially Joan McRae of Inline, All Presenters, Pam Puckett, Denice Rose, Lee Hastings, George Truitt and all the Technology Department, Sole Gonzalez, Dr. Larry Collier, administrators and the custodial staff of Brookhaven Middle School, Board Members (special thanks to Donnie Lane), Dr. Ed Nichols, and MANY, MANY more!!!!

Thanks to our Sponsors!

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Map of Brookhaven Middle School

Breakfast and Registration are in Area 2 in front of the Library. All sessions are located in the 6B, 8A, 8B, or 8C pods or the library. Opening and closing meetings are in the Auditorium. Lunch is in the Cafeteria. Presenters’ Lounge is in the Teachers’ Lounge – Room 7 in the Office Area.

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2012 DCS EdTech Conference