Summer Tech Camp Registration


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SEE YOU IN AUGUST



Course Descriptions




You will be asked to select your top 8 sessions, however, you will only be placed in 6 sessions during the two day camp. Great effort will be taken to meet the needs and interests of all participants when session assignments are being created. Also, be advised that the level of interest for each session could result in multiple sessions or session cancellation.

Course Number: 001

Course Title: Primary ActivBoard

Instructor: Kathy Atwell
Description: Participants will learn the basics of using the Primary ActivBoard. General instructions on use of commands to create flipcharts for practical classroom use in grades K-3 will be provided.
Level: K-3
Subject: Applicable to All Subjects
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Windows



Course Number: 002

Course Title: Power Library

Instructor: Maureen Daugherty
Description: The POWER library allows you to access thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for young people and more. You will find materials of interest in most subject areas for all age groups from young children to adults.
Level: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
Subject: Applicable to All Subjects
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Windows



Course Number: 003

Course Title: Set Your SITES On Fun!

Instructor: Kristen Murphy
Description: EDUCATIONAL SITES TO PROMOTE STUDENT LEARNING
Participants will be exposed to a variety of educational websites to use with a whole group on the SmartBoard or independently in a computer lab setting. Chicktionary, Vocab./Math Pinball, Book Adventure, Spelling City, Puzzled States, and many more educational games will be shared during the session. The educational games will span reading, math, science, and social studies.
Level: K-3, 4-6
Subject: Social Studies, Math, Language Arts / Reading, Science
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Windows



Course Number: 004

Course Title: Using Templates to Create Documents in Microsoft Word

Instructor: Annmarie Santini
Description: Microsoft Word has many built-in templates that you can use to create letters, memos, resumes, invitations, and other types of documents. These templates can save you much time and effort with the set up of documents. In this session, you will be given hands-on practice creating documents using templates in Microsoft Word.
Level: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
Subject: Applicable to All Subjects
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Windows



Course Number: 005

Course Title: GPS

Instructor: Candee Hovis
Description: This session is designed to explore classroom applications of GPS. We will be placing our own permanent geocache in Laurel's Outdoor Lab and search for several mini-caches. Attendees are encouraged but not required to bring a small trinket (that would fit in a film canister) to place in the geocache. All materials are provided for attendee use. Handouts, lessons, etc. will be available on the tech camp Wiki. This session is geared primarily toward beginners and other amateurs.
Level: 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
Subject: Applicable to All Subjects
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Mac & Windows



Course Number: 006

Course Title: Social Networking

Instructor: Candee Hovis
Description: This session is designed to introduce teachers to the networking viability of social networking/bookmarking sites such as Diigo, delicious, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Paritipants will be guided through the registration process and encouraged to create an instant network of online colleagues. Applications of differentiating instruction using social networking will be explored as well as the value of backchanneling. All presentations, handouts, etc. will be available on the tech camp Wiki.
Level: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
Subject: Applicable to All Subjects
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Mac & Windows



Course Number: 007

Course Title: ELMO-Digital Presenting in Science

Instructor: Candee Hovis
Description: This session is designed to show science instructors the applications of a digital presenter in science lecture and lab. Participants will get hands on experience with the ELMO digital presenter before they leave the session. Attendees are encouraged to bring flash drives to save images for use in future lessons. All materials will be available on the tech camp Wiki. This session has limited space.
Level: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
Subject: Science
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Mac & Windows



Course Number: 008

Course Title: Microsoft Office 2007

Instructor: Dawne Skerbetz
Description: Check out the fresh new look of Office 2007. One control center, called the Ribbon, replaces traditional menus and toolbars, providing a very visual appearance. This session will focus on what has changed in Office 2007, using the Ribbon to perform tasks, and what the new file formats mean. Attendees will have the opportunity to work with the software as these features and changes are presented. After the formal presentation, attendees may explore independently, using personal files or sample materials provided.
Level: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
Subject: Applicable to All Subjects
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Windows



Course Number: 009

Course Title: Implementing Smart Board In Your Classroom With the Help of Notebook Software

Instructor: Christina Thakar
Description: This session will show teachers how to capture information, pictures, diagrams etc., from online textbook companies and web sites. The information can then be incorporated into the Notebook software and brought up using Smart Board technology, to be shared with students. The use of simple manipulative tools will also be taught. Step by step handouts will be provided.
Level: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
Subject: Applicable to All Subjects
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Windows



Course Number: 010

Course Title: Weapons of Math Instruction I

Instructor: Don Rodgers
Description: The use of ActivBoards, Activotes, Digital Presenters, and Calculator Emulators have enhanced the presentation of mathematical concepts across the board.
Level: 7-8, 9-12
Subject: Math
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information, In-Depth
Format: Windows



Course Number: 011

Course Title: Weapons of Math Instruction II

Instructor: Don Rodgers
Description: Inspire Calculators, Winplot, and other JAVA Applets can make your lessons interactive.
Level: 7-8, 9-12
Subject: Math
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information, In-Depth
Format: Windows



Course Number: 012

Course Title: Movtivating the Unmotivated- Using technology to motivate students.

Instructor: Angela Tragiai
Description: This session will provide an introduction to technology integration and provide participants with practical examples on how to integrate technology into the classroom. During the session, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the pros and cons to using technology in the classroom, examine various types of technology available for use in the classroom, and review funding available for purchasing technology. This session will be interactive and inquiry based in format. Participants will be able to discuss and use a plethora of technology. Activboard, Activote, digital presenters, and Lego Robotics will be demonstrated.
Level: K-3, 4-6, 7-8
Subject: Social Studies, Math, Language Arts / Reading, Science
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Windows



Course Number: 013

Course Title: Wiki’s Gone Wild

Instructor: Eric Norberg
Description: This session is designed to show how wikis can be used in the classroom. The instructor will showcase how he has used a wiki in his AP United States History Class and share examples of wikis used in a variety of subjects. The session will also give a brief tutorial on wiki creation and tips.
Level: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
Subject: Applicable to All Subjects
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Mac & Windows



Course Number: 014

Course Title: Google – It may be all you need!

Instructor: Eric Norberg or Paula Lenox
Description: This session will show how Google Mail, Google Documents and Google Calendars can be used in the classroom. The instructor will highlight the basic uses of each tool, and he / she will explain how students and teachers can benefit from all the FREE features Google has to offer.
Level: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
Subject: Applicable to All Subjects
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Mac & Windows



Course Number: 015

Course Title: I can see your house from here! – Introduction to Google Earth

Instructor: Eric Norberg
Description: Google Earth is a FREE web-based tool that can be used to enhance any subject or classroom. In this session, the instructor will demonstrate how to use the basic tools of Google Earth, including overlays and kmz files. He will also share some great Google Earth related sites as well as show how to create a Google trip.
Level: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
Subject: Applicable to All Subjects
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Mac & Windows



Course Number: 016

Course Title: iPod & iTunes in the Classroom

Instructor: Eric Norberg
Description: The iPod is typically banned in school, but the instructor will show how the iPod and Apple’s free iTunes can be used to enhance learning. Topics will include podcasts, iPod applications and iPod basics.
Level: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
Subject: Applicable to All Subjects
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Mac & Windows



Course Number: 017

Course Title: Podcasting 101

Instructor: Eric Norberg
Description: This session will explain how to make and edit a basic podcast. The instructor will demonstrate the basics of Apple’s Garageband for Mac users and Audacity for Windows users.
Level: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
Subject: Applicable to All Subjects
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Mac & Windows



Course Number: 018

Course Title: Web 2.0 – FREE & FUN

Instructor: Paula Lenox
Description: This session will highlight several free and fun Web 2.0 tools that can be used by students and teachers to enhance the learning process. Topics included: CoverItLive, Skype, Glogster, Animoto and Voicethread.
Level: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
Subject: Applicable to All Subjects
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Mac & Windows



Course Number: 019

Course Title: Introduction to Photoshop

Instructor: Dawne Skerbetz
Description: If you like to take pictures but have never used Photoshop, you’re missing out on the world of image editing. This workshop will introduce you to Photoshop features that can enhance and correct your photos. Adding border effects and text, removing unwanted items, combining items from multiple photos, re-coloring and enhancing photos, and correcting image flaws are some of the topics we’ll cover. In this hands-on workshop, attendees will complete a series of mini-projects and practice software features.
Level: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
Subject: Applicable to All Subjects
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Windows



Course Number: 020

Course Title: Being Wikipedia Free

Instructor: Jean Ann Dean
Description: This presentation will show alternatives to using Wikipedia during the research process.
Level: 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
Subject: Applicable to All Subjects
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Mac & Windows



Course Number: 021

Course Title: Introduction to Moodle

Instructor: Alan Hough
Description: Moodle is a Learning Management System (LMS) similar to Blackboard. It is a system that is very affordable for a teacher, school or district to implement. This workshop will give each teacher a hands on learning experience of the Moodle system as a student and as an evaluating and content creating teacher.
Level: 7-8, 9-12
Subject: Applicable to All Subjects
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Mac & Windows



Course Number: 022

Course Title: Integrating Digital Story Telling Into the Classroom

Instructor: Paula Lenox
Description: This session will demonstrate how to create a digital story. The instructor will demonstrate Web 2.0 and software-based tools that allow for the easy construction of digital stories. Tools such as VoiceThread, Moviemaker, iMovie and Garageband will be demonstrated.
Level: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
Subject: Applicable to All Subjects
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Mac & Windows



Course Number: 023

Course Title: Wikispaces to Vary Instruction

Instructor: Heather Walzer
Description: Wikispaces are a wonderful way to give your students new ways to acquire knowledge. Wikis are great for differentiated instruction, guided internet activities, communication hubs, even extracurricular activities. The opportunities are endless. Wikispaces provide a safe, private, and controlled environment for students to learn how to create and use websites. You'll get an opportunity to see some wikis for different uses and generate ideas for your own wikispaces.
Level: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
Subject: Applicable to All Subjects
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Mac & Windows



Course Number: 024

Course Title: Primary Smartboard

Instructor: Courtney Orr & Jenna Changoway
Description: This session will show teachers how to use the Smart Board software to create language arts lessons using interactive tools and games. There will be several example activities
Level: K-3
Subject: Language Arts / Reading
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Windows



Course Number: 025

Course Title: Smartboard Senteo

Instructor: Jenna Changoway
Description: The Smart Board Senteo software allows teachers to create multiple choice, true and false, yes or no, and number/fraction/decimal questions. Using wireless, handheld remotes, students are able to select an answer. Teachers can immediately view the results of each question or export data into an Excel spreadsheet.
Level: K-3, 4-6
Subject: Social Studies, Math, Language Arts / Reading, Science
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Windows



Course Number: 026

Course Title: Web Design

Instructor: Dawne Skerbetz
Description: Plan and create a professional-looking Web site without learning complex programming code. Learn how to use the features of Adobe DreamWeaver to create a fully functional Web site for yourself or your classroom. We will review design-to-publish requirements and will create a working Web site that contains multiple pages, navigation bars, images, links to other sites, and attractive formatting. By the end of this workshop, you will be viewing your Web site on the Internet with your favorite Web browser.
Level: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
Subject: Applicable to All Subjects
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Windows



Course Number: 027

Course Title: Movie Maker in the Classroom

Instructor: Steve Skerbetz
Description: This session will explain the basics of Windows Movie Maker. The instructor will explain how to import video clips, complete basic edits of film and audio and discuss how to finalize a movie for viewing
Level: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
Subject: Applicable to All Subjects
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Windows



Course Number: 028

Course Title: iMovie in the Classroom

Instructor: Steve Skerbetz
Description: This session will explain the basics of iMovie. The instructor will explain how to import video clips, complete basic edits of film and audio, utilize themes and discuss how to finalize a movie for viewing. iDVD will also be highlighted as part of the finalization process.
Level: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12
Subject: Applicable to All Subjects
Level of Difficulty: Introductory Information
Format: Mac