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2008 NYSCATE conference program book (New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education). Full color cover and 2 color inside spreads.

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  1. 1. NON-PROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 2076 BUFFALO, NY 8 Airport Park Blvd. Latham, NY 12110 START PLANNING NOW FOR NYSCATE’s 43 RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 23 -25 WORKSHOPS BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 22 Rochester Riverside Convention Center HYATT REGENCY HOTEL — ROCHESTER, NY •DETAILS INSIDE• nyscate 2 PRE H YAT TRE N - C NF R NCE ter R B RochesG E N C Y H O T E L R 0 0 8 d Conv MB i versi— eO C H E S T E R , N Y ESRPS2N3V-25ER 22 OOVEEEMWORK HO O Eention Center con logo de signed by peter h. reynolds ference
  2. 2. M welcome conferenceSchedule M t is with great excitement that we announce final Iplans for NYSCATE 08 – Discovering Your Digital Destination. Saturday, November 22 7:00 Registration Open RRCC Lobby 9:00 - 4:00 Full Day Hands-On Workshop* Pittsford Central Schools Each year, the committee brainstorms ideas and 9:00 - 12:00 AM Hands-On Workshops* Pittsford Central Schools concepts in order to improve the experience of the 1:00 - 4:00 PM Hands-On Workshops* Pittsford Central Schools attendees. This year, the concept of personal journeys and destinations resurfaced meeting after Sunday, November 23 meeting. As the world has evolved with digital 7:00 Registration Open RRCC Lobby technologies, the very same technologies are 9:00 - 3:00 Student Symposium Hyatt Regency changing the delivery of education in multiple 9:00 - 4:00 Full Day Hands-On Workshop* Pittsford Central Schools ways. Gathered at NYSCATE 08 are leading 9:00 - 12:00 AM Hands-On Workshops* Pittsford Central Schools educators who gather to share their experiences 1:00 - 4:00 PM Hands-On Workshops* Pittsford Central Schools and best practices in utilizing new technologies 12:30 - 1:30 Session A RRCC Meeting Rooms throughout the New York State curriculum. 1:45 - 2:45 Session B RRCC Meeting Rooms Highlights of NYSCATE 08 include: 3:00 - 4:00 Session C RRCC Meeting Rooms • A selection of over 100 hour-long sessions 5:00 - 6:00 Opening Reception Hyatt Regency • 2 days of hands-on workshops 6:00 - 9:00 Banquet and Keynote RRCC Lilac Ballroom 9:00 - 12:00 Entertainment RRCC Lilac Ballroom • Year 2 of the Round-Robin Networking Reception • A must-attend evening of ‘Gaming Through the Decades’ where Monday, November 24 you can relive the days of Pong and Atari, while at the same time 7:00 Registration Open RRCC Lobby experiencing virtual gaming environments with your colleagues 7:00 - 8:00 Breakfast RRCC Lilac Ballroom • An exhibit floor transformed into the beloved “North Star”, 8:00 - 9:00 Session D RRCC Meeting Rooms showcasing over 200 education technology vendors 9:15 - 10:30 General Session/Awards RRCC Lilac Ballroom • A town hall meeting discussing the newly revised ISTE National and Keynote Presentation Education Technology Standards (NETS) 10:00 Exhibit Hall Open Exhibit Floor • Four nationally recognized keynote speakers: David Jakes, Don 10:45 - 11:45 Session E RRCC Meeting Rooms Knezek, Marc Prensky and Gary Stager 12:00 Lunch RRCC Lilac Ballroom AND… 12:30 - 2:30 Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time Exhibit Floor • A digital camera and backpack for every attendee to prepare you 2:30 - 3:30 Keynote Address RRCC Lilac Ballroom for the journey ahead 3:45 - 4:45 Session F RRCC Meeting Rooms 6:00 - 11:00 Dinner and Gaming Event Hyatt Regency The Annual Conference has become the gathering place for innovative educators to meet, learn and share new concepts and ideas. This November, Tuesday, November 25 Rochester, NY, and the wonderful districts from Monroe County welcome, 7:00 Registration Open RRCC Lobby once again the members of NYSCATE to the technology core of New York 7:30 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast RRCC Lilac Ballroom State. 8:00 - 12:00 Exhibit Hall Open Exhibit Floor 8:45 - 9:45 Session G RRCC Meeting Rooms Make plans now for your team to join us as we collectively discover our own 9:45 - 10:30 Coffee Break /Exhibit Hall Time Exhibit Floor digital destinations! 10:30 - 11:30 Session H RRCC Meeting Rooms See you in November! 11:45 - 12:45 Session I RRCC Meeting Rooms Amy S. Perry -Del Corvo 1:00 - 2:30 Lunch and Closing Keynote RRCC Lilac Ballroom *Pre-registration for all workshops required. Additional fees apply. 2008 Annual Conference Chairperson *RRCC denotes Rochester Riverside Convention Center. *Meal plans available for purchase. Up-to-date highlights can be found at www.nyscate.org
  3. 3. M keynoteSpeakerbios keynoteSpeakerbios M Marc Prensky is an internationally acclaimed speaker, Gary Stager - For 26 years, Gary Stager, an internationally writer, educator, consultant, and game designer in the recognized educator, speaker and consultant, has helped critical areas of education and learning. He is the author of learners of all ages on six continents embrace the power Digital Game-Based Learning (McGraw-Hill, 2001), and of computers as intellectual laboratories and vehicles for Don’t Bother Me Mom – I’m Learning (Paragon House, self-expression. He led professional development in the 2006). Marc is the founder and CEO of Games2train, world's first laptop schools (1990), has designed online whose clients include IBM, Bank of America, Pfizer, the graduate school programs since the mid-90s, is a U.S. Department of Defense and the LA and Florida Virtual Schools. He is the creator of the sites www.gamesparentsteachers.com and collaborator in the MIT Media Lab's Future of Learning Group and a www.socialimpactgames.com member of the One Laptop Per Child Foundation's Learning Team. Mr. Stager's doctoral research involved the creation a high-tech alternative learning environment for incarcerated at-risk teens. Recent work includes teaching and mentoring some of Australia's "most troubled" David Jakes - The Global One Room Schoolhouse: public schools. Gary is Senior Editor of District Administration Magazine, Creating Learning Communities in the Digital Age Editor of The Pulse: Education’s Place for Debate, Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University and an Associate of the Thornburg Center for David Jakes has spent twenty four years in education as a Professional Development. Dr. Stager is also the Executive Director of teacher, staff developer, and technology coordinator. The Constructivist Consortium. In 1999, Converge Magazine named From his first Macintosh Classic to his current tablet PC, Gary a "shaper of our future and inventor of our destiny." The National he has witnessed firsthand the changes in education that School Boards Association recognized Dr. Stager with the distinction of educational technology has empowered. Jakes shares "20 Leaders to Watch" in 2007. this knowledge as a frequent speaker at technology conferences across the United States, as well as in Canada, Europe, and most recently China. His interests in educational technology include digital storytelling, visual literacy, and developing online communities of learning through blogging, wiki and other connective technologies. He Don Knezek - Don Knezek, Ph.D., represents ISTE currently maintains his Website, Jakesonline.org and a blog, The members from the ISTE Washington, D.C. office. He has a Strength of Weak Ties — both dedicated to exploring and improving the distinguished career in educational technology, and he use of technology in education. has been involved with ISTE for many years. Since 1999, he has served as director of the organization’s National Center for Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology (NCPT3). In that role, he created, established, Peter Reynolds - Author/Illustrator, inspirational speaker directed, and sustained the center and its programs, and educational technology pioneer Peter H. Reynolds designed to improve the technology preparation of new teachers. Since (www.peterhreynolds.com) founded FableVision in 1989, he has served on ISTE’s Accreditation and Professional Standards 1996 to create media, storytelling and technology to help Committee; he has also held positions on ISTE’s Board and Executive ALL learners navigate their full potential. With countless Board and on the organization’s Conference Committee. awards to his name, Reynolds is also a globally recognized children's book author/illustrator whose bestselling Knezek earned his doctorate in educational administration from the "stories for all ages" include The Dot, Ish, Judy Moody, So Few of Me and University of Texas at Austin, where he was a fellow in the Cooperative the storybook Someday, which he illustrated, spent four months at Superintendency Program. He did graduate study in computer science at number one on the 2007 New York Times Bestseller Children's List and the University of North Texas and holds a master’s degree in was chosen as Amazon's #1 Best Picture Book of 2007 based on mathematics from the University of Hawaii. He graduated cum laude customer orders. "Nothing irks me more than seeing a person's with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Dartmouth College, and creativity get shut down," he says. "Through my books, I want to help holds certificates in public school administration at the superintendent, give kids -- and grown-up kids -- the vocabulary to protect their mid-management, and supervisor levels and as a teacher of exploration, in art, writing, and thinking." mathematics, physics, and computer science.
  4. 4. M 2008 NYSCATE Annual Conference Committee discoveryTools** M Conference Chairperson Amy Perry-DelCorvo, Monroe County Regional Information Center / EVER Y attendee receives the tools to Monroe 1 BOCES Exhibits begin their discovery… Deborah Baker, Brighton Central School District Christy Williams, Madison-Oneida Regional Information Center Program Michelle Okal, WNYRIC / Erie 1 BOCES Jeremiah Frink, Monroe #1 BOCES digital outdoor camera Outreach by argus Sarah McPherson, New York Institute of Technology Presiders Jeff Dolce, Orchard Park Central School District Chris Shivey, Alden Central School District Pre-Conference Tadge OBrien, Monroe #1 BOCES Brian Smith, Monroe #1 BOCES Doreen Pietrantoni, Monroe #1 BOCES Registration Mary Beth Odre, Cheektowaga-Sloan Union Free School District Podcasting Antonio Scordo, WNYRIC / Erie 1 BOCES Cary Marritt, North Rose - Wolcott Central School District Evaluation Richard O’Lander, St. John's University Entertainment Carmalita Bieniek, WNYRIC / Erie 1 BOCES • 3.2 or 5.0 Mega Pixels Hospitality • 1.5” LCD Display Amy Spath, Oswego County BOCES • 4x Digital Zoom • Auto Flash Technical Support Steve Andrus, Broome-Tioga BOCES • 32MB Internal Memory • SD Storage Card Slot Special Events • Video recording with sound Steven Schafheimer, Brighton Central School District • Photo editing software • Available in Blue, Red, and Green Networking Jeff Ginsberg, Edutech Whit Sprague, Cisco Systems Up-to-date highlights can be found at www.nyscate.org
  5. 5. M 2008 NYSCATE Board of Directors NYSCATE Broadcast Central M Peter Reilly - President Live At Large Director Amy Perry-DelCorvo - Executive Vice President from the Mid-West NY Director heart of downtown Debby Baker - Vice President Rochester, NY . . . At Large Director Christopher Nelson - Treasurer Central NY Director F or the first time, NYSCATE, in collaboration with School Video News,and SchoolTube will operate the NYSCATE Broadcast Center live during the conference. The Broadcast Center is a working studio that could be implemented in any K-12 Winnie Bracco - Co-Secretary environment complete with green screen, cameras, lighting, and NYC Director audio. During this session, participants will learn how to shoot, edit video and publish to the web. This will be an opportunity for Carol Troskosky - Co-Secretary you to be a part of the team that gathers and broadcasts stories Western NY Director from the conference. Learn how easy it is to get started operating your own school TV studio. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a key Guy A. Lodico - At Large Director, Executive Committee part of the NYSCATE Conference. Long Island NY Director The NYSCATE Broadcast Center is facilitated through collaboration between NYSCATE, School Video News, SchoolTube, and Media Tech Partners. Board of Directors Want to learn more? Sign up for the Hands-On Sessions. John Blaser Darlene Cardillo Hudson Valley NY Director Capital District NY Director Michelle Okal Sarah McPherson At Large Director At Large Director M NYSCATEPodcasting The 2008 NYSCATE Podcasting Committee would like to invite you to Bill Reynolds Amy Spath participate in creating a library of 2008 presentations. Stop by our area At Large Director North Country NY Director located on the Exhibit Hall Floor, and take the opportunity to edit one hour presentation audio in Audacity with assitance by trained staff. Steve Andrus Jay Lefkowitz Southern Tier NY Director NYC Director The NYSCATE podcasting website located off the NYSCATE.org website not only will contain audio and video of this years presentations, but it also contains much more. There is an archive of past podcasts from 2006 and NYSCATE Staff 2007. Presenter files from 2008 will also be located there as zip files, as well as, photos and other media from the 2008 conference. Dan Gyoerkoe Operations Manager Up-to-date highlights can be found at www.nyscate.org
  6. 6. M NYSCATE Hands-On Sessions 2008 NYSCATE Hands-On Sessions 2008 M Saturday Full Day Workshops 9:00am - 4:00pm SATFD06 M Tech Consultant as Shrek: Using Empathy to Integrate Technology in Any 'Swamp' David Grapka, Capital Region BOCES SATFD01 This presentation will empower attendees to be leaders in the transformation of Formative Assessment Made Easy by Technology learning through the use of technology as one of many tools because it will Harry Tuttle, Bryant & Stratton emphasize creative use of “old school tools,” (e.g, Bloom’s Taxonomies), common Formative Assessment presents a drastic change in thinking about teaching instructional and assistive technology (e.g., Speech Tools in MS Word) and Web 2.0 and learning since it focuses on the teacher making the students successful Tools (digital text) to teach students to listen, build their own classroom community, learners instead of the teacher covering the curriculum. Many technologies solve problems interactively and reflect as one way to measure their progress. facilitate this process. SATFD02 Saturday AM Workshops 9:00am - 12:00pm M Thinking SMARTer Wendy Smith, Webster Central School District SATAM07 Get beyond the wow factor of SMART Boards and experience how this tool should Self Grading Excel Lab Spreadsheets be used as you redesign your content area lessons following the 5E learning cycle Robert Brewington, East Rochester High School (engage, explore, explain, extend, evaluate). Learn how the multimedia and Computer tools like Excel can help guide students through the process of analyzing interactive components of the software get students actively involved and thinking their lab data. This avoids their missing details like wrong significant digits, or critically. Come prepared with a content area unit or lesson to design. SMART performing wrong calculations. In addition, these tools can greatly reduce grading Notebook 10 software will be used. time for teachers. SATFD03 SATAM08 Creating Immersive Learning Environments with Mixed Media Google Docs in Education David Jakes, Glenbrook South High School, Chicago, IL Nicole Giambra, Alden Central School District This session provides participants with an understanding of how to design The web technology they will learn how to use is what is current in educational, interactive and immersive learning environments by blending together a wide professional, and personal computing. They will be able to use these apps in their variety of different online media. To provide a foundation for the day, the session classroom and be the first in their schools to have their students work in a real time begins with a discussion of instructional best practice and how new and emerging online collaborative environment. trends and views on literacy potentially impact what classrooms and learning can look like. Participants will have an opportunity to explore media rich resources SATAM09 such as Google Streetview, the various Tubes (YouTube, DNATube, and TimeTube Avoiding Death By PowerPoint: Best Practices for Effective PowerPoint Presentations among others), and Flickr to obtain visual resources for lesson design. Participants will then learn how these resources, along with primary source content and more Michael Lanckton, Solvay Union Free School District traditional online resources such as Web sites, can be combined together with Effective use of technology requires attendees to model best practices. PowerPoint is contemporary Web 2.0 learning platforms such as wikis and Google Earth. the most widely used electronic presentation tool. By sharing PowerPoint best Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to construct and share a mixed practices with participants, participants will in turn model these best practices. media lesson based on their curriculum. The session will conclude with a Attendees will become peer resources on effective PowerPoint practices for their peers. discussion about assessing student learning in this type of environment, as well as how mixed media can be used to address state learning standards. SATAM10 On the Way to Web 3.0 SATFD05 Anne-Marie Gordon, Livonia Central School District Pi.Licio.us Project - a Del.icio.us Way to Collaborate Participants will learn the integration of cross-platform technology into content areas, Christopher Shively, Buffalo State College including ways to blend these free items with district-required tools. Become aware Teachers can help build a peer-reviewed catalog of web resources that can be used of 21st century student skills leading to self-directed media tools: images, audio, to teach New York State Performance Indicators. The simplicity of the Pi.Licio.us video, text, and more that will prepare students for life beyond the classroom. Project enables teachers to find high quality resources without having to wade Participants will observer successful library-classroom collaboration. Since teachers through filters like one finds in Thinkfinity. often face limited funds, tools shared and demonstrated are FREE and open-source. No licensing or upgrade fees here! Information on how to evaluate free tools for security, reliability, and the possibilities for integration will also be shared. Up-to-date highlights can be found at www.nyscate.org
  7. 7. M NYSCATE Hands-On Sessions 2008 NYSCATE Hands-On Sessions 2008 M Saturday PM Workshops 1:00pm - 4:00pm Sunday Full Day Workshops 9:00am - 4:00pm M M SATPM11 SUNFD16 Universal Design for Learning – Evidence-based Practice and Gathering the Evidence Cartography on the Cutting Edge Michael Jabot, SUNY Fredonia David Jakes, Glenbrook South High School, Chicago, IL This workshop addresses two primary needs in transforming learning using Almost any subject can be studied within a geographical context. In this workshop, technology tools: (a) Too often, technology is not an embedded solution to work explore the application of a variety of mapping tools, including Google Earth and with struggling learners; and (b) even more often, we do not use available tools to Google Maps, to student learning. We'll begin by developing a framework for measure the impacts of our interventions with struggling learners. developing cartography lessons, and test and fine-tune that framework with an evaluation of "best practice" examples. Participants will then have the opportunity SATPM12 to learn how to create content in both Earth and Maps and then apply that The Technology Based Middle School Science Classroom understanding to the creation of a lesson that utilizes the participant-developed Kristin Howlett, Clarence Central Schools framework, various types of online content and is based on the curriculum that they teach. Finally, participants will learn how to access online resources on Attendees will further their own knowledge of scientific investigation and cartography and use those resources for continued exploration, development of presentation. They themselves will be able to lead colleagues as turn key trainers. lessons, and embedded professional development. SATPM13 SUNFD17 Maximizing Students' 21st Century Research Skills Building, Mapping, and Communicating Your Digital Journey using Google Apps Kathleen Gradel, SUNY Fredonia Andrea Tejedor, Orange-Ulster BOCES This session will integrate smart technology tools with the Big 6" effective Participants will be engaged in a project-based learning environment as learners. research methodology; this package will enhance both students' and teachers' This engagement will allow them to experience learning in a project-based skills and efficiency." environment first-hand. Thus the participants will learn the key characteristics of project-based learning. The workshop will focus on the following skills as identified SATPM14 by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills: Using digital technology, communication Do You See What I Mean?: Visual Literacy in a Web 2.0 World tools and/or networks appropriately to access, manage, integrate, evaluate, and Nancy Sharoff, Ellenville Central School create information in order to function in a knowledge economy. The participants To be 'literate' in today's world is no longer a matter of being fluent in reading, will actively create projects using the Google applications and they will leave the writing, and arithmetic. Today, our students must be equipped with 21st century workshop with models of the projects and resources that they can then use with skills. One of these components is Visual Literacy, which is the ability to interpret, their students. use, and create images…in ways that advance thinking, decision making, communication, and learning." (EnGauge, 2004) 83% of our learning occurs SUNFD18 visually, while only 11% of our learning occurs auditory. Retention via auditory Open Source Windows and Linux Applications for the Classroom means is only 20%, whereas retention via auditory & visual means is 50%-70%. As Richard Harlin, Pine Plains Central School District educators we need to ensure that our instruction incorporates visual components." By using Linux and Open Source applications, students, teachers, and administrators are exposed to a greater variety of software and hardware in a very SATPM15 cost-effective manner. Some additional benefits are exposure to global software Collecting Podcasts for Use in the Classroom environments, simple home usage, and examination of the concepts of collaborative Mansel Wells, WNYRIC / Erie #1 BOCES software development. Additionally, the ability to re-task older equipment shows Many students are already using media resources common to podcasters. This students an environmentally friendly alternative to discarding them. workshop will empower teachers to direct student enthusiasm for digital technologies into curriculum based activities. SUNFD19 Creating Instructional and Formative Assessment You Tube Videos Harry Tuttle, Bryant & Stratton Teachers will create materials to share with other educators and students through YouTube. Students can become producers of information for others. Up-to-date highlights can be found at www.nyscate.org
  8. 8. M NYSCATE Hands-On Sessions 2008 NYSCATE Hands-On Sessions 2008 M SUNFD20 SUNAM25 21st Century Teaching and Implementation Training: From Consumers to Producers Engage and Motivate Math Students with PBS Online Resources Jim Daiello, Nortel Maura Thompson, Thirteen/WNET Participants will experience 21st century teaching and learning, review available Cyberchase online resources are turn-key, simple and effective. This presentation resources, best practices in the use of these resources, establish goals and identify will give attendees the materials necessary to teach science, engineering, math ways to develop new resources and increase comfort levels using technology as a and even sports, while integrating technology into their lesson plans. tool for teaching and collaboration. Sunday PM Workshops 1:00pm - 4:00pm Sunday AM Workshops 9:00am - 12:00pm M M SUNPM26 SUNAM21 Designing Interactive Online Experiences for Students using Moodle Developing 21st Century Technology Skills to Enhance Leading and Learning Angelo Urrico, Dutchess County BOCES James McDermott, NYC Department of Education Online Course Management Software has been trickling down from Post- School leaders will use this information to envision a road map for creating an Secondary to Secondary and all of K-12 at an ever increasing rate. Moodle is online learning community as well as practical tools to implement that vision. quickly becoming the standard CMS in NYS for K-12 Education. Attendees will take Participants will learn the benefits of having at the moment information from the their knowledge and skills back to their district or BOCES and become leaders in web right at their fingertips as well as a school blog to communicate with their using this technology to support teaching and learning. school community. SUNPM27 SUNAM22 Digital Stories in Five Steps Teach CRQs and DBQs with Blogs & Message Boards Yesenia Kreeger, Monticello Central School District Christopher Shively, Buffalo State College This workshop can inspire an educator’s willingness to try something new. As a Lev Vygotsky believed strongly that community plays a central role in the process result it will empower the facilitators of education to have a more effective of making meaning." Teaching students how to answer CRQs and DBQs with a multimedia tool. This multimedia tool can be used to eliminate the technology gap blog/message board enables students to read and evaluate each other. Thus, each that is a result of teaching students growing up in a digital age. The attendees of student will obtain a deeper understanding of the CRQ and DBQ answering this workshop will also have a hands on opportunity to see the transformation that process and of the content presented in each because of the technology." can occur through the use of MS Photo Story to create digital stories. SUNAM23 SUNPM28 An Introduction to using Moodle as an Online Companion to the Classroom Engaging Your Students with Interactive Whiteboards Angelo Urrico, Dutchess County BOCES Frances Newsom-Lang, NYC Department of Education Online Course Management Software has been trickling down from Post- This workshop will empower participants with an understanding of the latest Secondary to Secondary and all of K-12 at an ever increasing rate. Moodle is technology in reaching kinesthetic and tactile learners. They will have learned quickly becoming the standard CMS in NYS for K-12 Education. Attendees will take this technology directly through hands-on experience and they will be able to their knowledge and skills back to their district or BOCES and become leaders in return to their schools with the ability to turn-key their learning with their using this technology to support teaching and learning. teachers and administrators. SUNAM24 SUNPM29 Google’s Cool Tools For Teaching and Learning - Part 1 Virtual Worlds for Education Workshop Carol LaRow Catherine Norton, Cornell University Learn Google tools from a “Google Certified Teacher.” Tools are free and online. Virtual worlds are transforming the way in which students can integrate media into Create WEB 2.0 lessons. Have students create projects and collaborate online as project based learning. This workshop will give educators hands-on experience in they share project assets, and edit in real time. Tools covered: iGoogle startpage, scaffolding student projects using this creative new medium. The example will be “cool” gadgets, features of News, Docs, Presentation, Spreadsheet, Tips & Tricks, based in the Activeworlds platform. WEB pages, & more. Note: Please create a GOOGLE ACCOUNT and a GOOGLE GMAIL account before the session. For those who do not have accounts, the instructor will have a limited supply for your use. Up-to-date highlights can be found at www.nyscate.org
  9. 9. M NYSCATE Hands-On Sessions 2008 **Entertainment M SUNPM30 Life Beyond Google-Looking At Other Search Engines Gaming Scott Reichert, Port Jervis City School District This will help them see that there is more than Google to find Information. They “ will be inspired to share some of the site with their colleagues but more importantly their students. Through the Decades” SUNPM31 Monday, November 24 7PM Google’s Tools For Teaching and Learning, Digging Deeper- Part 2 Carol LaRow Dig deeper into Google tools, with a “Google Certified Teacher.” Create custom MAPS, with placemarkers, photos, & text that can be embedded on a WEB page Join your colleagues and meet new friends or blog. Discover Map Gadgets that bring info to your desktop. Learn more Tips & as you relive your gaming past playing Tricks. Harvest WEB sites with NOTEBOOK. Create a WEB ALBUM. See rich content in Google Earth. Create lessons that “fly” students around the World. Use Pong , Twister, Atari and Nintendo, all GOOGLE SKY with constellations, planets, pics from Hubble. preparing you for the Wii Guitar Hero and Note: Please create a GOOGLE ACCOUNT and a GOOGLE GMAIL account before the session. Rockband. Come out and find out what all For those who do not have accounts, the instructor will have a limited supply for your use. of the buzz is about. Digital entertainment SUNPM32 at its best! Adding the Social Network to Your 21st Century Teaching and Learning Toolset Jim McDermott, NYC Department of Education A NYSCATE first and a night you will The value of social networks to enable groups to collaborate is being widely be talking about for years to come! embraced by educators, organizations, and even corporations as a powerful horizontal connecting tool. Attendees will experience the power of social networking and learn how to bring this 21st century tool into their classrooms to transform the way they teach. The hope is that by embracing technologies our students are comfortable with, we will bring learning into their realm to create new and differentiated avenues of teaching and learning. SUNPM33 School Video News and SchoolTube present, Broadcast Center Live!! John Churchman, School Video News This hands-on workshop will empower participants with an understanding of how to produce, edit and stream live video footage. The Broadcast Center will be a working studio that could be implemented in any K-12 environment. During this session teachers will learn how easy it is to get started operating your own school TV studio. M roboticsTeamdemonstration Sunday from 12:30 - 4:00pm • Monday from 2:00 - 5:00 pm The Greater Rochester Robotics Team (GRR) will be demonstrating their award winning robotics creations during the NYSCATE convention this year. Come by and be amazed as the innovative students illustrate how technology influence their learning of math, science, technology, and community service. Up-to-date highlights can be found at www.nyscate.org
  10. 10. M one-hour Sessions At a Glance one-hour Sessions At a Glance M The following one-hour sessions will be held across Sunday, Monday and Students as Scientists Tuesday with three sessions held each day. Please check the website for Using Technology to Support Cross-Curriculum Initiatives specific dates and times for each session as the conference nears. Improving Students' Self- Assessment Skills For Increased Learning Leveling the Playing Field: Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction Integrating Macs into your District Educational Technology: What Every Administrator Needs to Know Where Teachers Learn, Where Teachers Teach Technology in the Special Education Classroom Manage, Organize, & Learn from your Events 10 Standards-Based Formative Feedback Techniques For Your Classroom Video in the Classroom to Captivate and Motivate Mail Archiving Issues and Options Building you Personal Learning Network Get a Voice in ESOL with Podcasting Across the Hall and Around the Globe Using Interactive Whiteboards to Reach the Kinesthetic Learner Tech Talk – A 21st Century Professional Development Program 2008 Title IID Grant - Technology Enhancing Language Learners – Impact Virtualization on the PC Desktop on ELA/ELL Students Using Technology to Enhance Reading Fluency Integrating Technology with Elementary Students No Talking Heads - A Overview of Effective Video Conferencing LON-CAPA in the Science Lab Process Technology Integration in a Small, High Need Rural School Digital Internet Law and Ethics for Educators- How safe are we? Technology as a Culture Improving How We Use Wikis for Better Student Learning Technology Solutions with a Proven TCO Google’s “Cool,” Tools for Teachers and Students Come Into the Light: How to Transition From a Traditional to a Cell Phones in Education Digital Darkroom Personal Learning Network - Is it Your Ticket to 21st Century Professional Leaving Digital Footprints That Count Development? In the Middle: Connecting Teachers and Learners with Technology The (Almost Entirely) Paperless ELA Class Enriching Instruction through Digital Storytelling SMART Boards for the Primary Classroom Are You Ready to MUVE? Teacher Evaluation of Technology Use Using Blogs and Wikis in the Primary Grades Using Student Response System Clickers with Web-based Assessment NYSSTL –Technology Leadership for the 21st Century Preparation Tools National Educational Technology Standards – Part I (The new NETS Integrating Technology Using the Slam Dunk Lessons Model for Students and Teachers) Tell It Like It Is! Creating Digital Stories Thin Client Using VMware VDI & HP Hardware Digital Citizenship: The responsible use of technology (inside and Google Docs in Education outside school) Rod Serling Video Festival Building Students' Vocabulary Using Technology Web 2.0 Tools in the Elementary Classrooms Using Gizmos to Support Inquiry Based Lessons in Math and Science Build Critical Thinking Skills Using Distance Learning, Podcasting Using NYSTART to Identify Shortcomings in Your District Blogs, and Web Design Bringing STEM to Life With LEGO Robotics Creating a SMART Learning Community BOCES & Teacher Resource Center Collaboration New this year: BYOL - Bring your own laptop sessions will actively AccelerateU: Student Online Courses engage attendees in discovery. Navigating Wireless Communication in the Classroom Formatively Assess with a Blog! Student Symposium The Pitfalls of Technology and How to Crawl Out of Them New to the annual NYSCATE conference is a Student Symposium. This National Educational Technology Standards – Part II (Refreshing the student-led and student attended conference will be centered around NETS for Administrators) their digital experiences and destinations. Students will gather, share Transforming Education by Empowering Students and learn new uses of social media and other technologies that No Cost Video Conferencing permeate their daily lives. Up-to-date highlights can be found at www.nyscate.org
  11. 11. M one-hour Sessions At a Glance 2008 Registration M Little Green Monsters - The XO and Its Implication For Education 2008 ANNUAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INFORMATION Data-Based Collaborative Projects Development Learning without Borders Individual and Group Rates VITAL: Video in Teaching and Learning (note: you must be a member of NYSCATE to register for the Annual Conference) Engaging Adolescents in Intermediate Science Through Online Activities iLife ‘08 - A Suite of Integrated Applications That Offer Digital Tools for Full Conference Digital Learning. 1-10 $199 each (plus $40 membership each) Technology In The Social Studies Classroom: The Use of Video Story as a Teaching Tool 11- 50 $140 each (plus $40 membership each) Integrating the NETS with Classroom Projects 51-100 $130 each (plus $40 membership each) Engaging Your Audience 101+ $120 each (plus $40 membership each) Upgrading to Vista and Office 2007 - Sharing Our Story From the Holocaust to Darfur: Reinventing Technology To Make A Difference *Please call 1-800-479-4830 with group rate questions. Rich Media Storage and Retrieval We will work to make your attendance at the conference most productive. Internet Safety: Cybersecurity, Cyberbullying, and Social Networking Web 2.0 Open Source Server Based Apps Registration – 5 Ways to Register! A,B,C and 1,2,3 - Pixie 2 in the Elementary Classroom . Online: http://www.nyscate.org (Credit card required.) Movie Making for the Elementary Library and Classroom . By Fax: Fax your completed registration form and purchase order to Field Trip or Virtual Field Trip? 518-786-3983. *Please note that one –hour sessions are subject to change . By Mail: Send your registration form with payment or purchase order to: NYSCATE 8 Airport Park Boulevard conferenceFees M Latham, NY 12110 . By Phone: Call NYSCATE at 1-800-479-4830. (Note: you must be a member of NYSCATE to attend the . On-Site: All on-site registrations will be held at The Rochester Annual Conference. The membership dues are $40) Riverside Convention Center. Saturday, November 22, 2008 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Full Conference (Sunday afternoon-Tuesday) $199 Sunday, November 23, 2008 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Single Day $149 Monday, November 24, 2008 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM 3 hour pre-conference workshop (offered Saturday & Tuesday, November 25, 2008 7:30 AM -12:00 PM Sunday) $65 ea Payment 6 hour pre-conference workshop (offered Saturday & * By Check made payable to NYSCATE Sunday) $130 ea * By Purchase Order made payable to NYSCATE Full Meal Plan (includes breakfast & lunch on Monday & * By Visa, MasterCard, American Express Tuesday and Sunday Opening and Banquet Reception) $135 Note: No refunds after November 5, 2008. The membership portion of Single Day Meals (Monday breakfast & lunch) $45 a cancelled registration will not be refunded. Single Day Meals (Tuesday breakfast & lunch) $45 Complete conference information is available at www.nyscate.org Up-to-date highlights can be found at www.nyscate.org
  12. 12. M hotelInformation hotelInformation M Hyatt Regency Hotel (NYSCATE Headquarter Hotel) 125 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 1-585-546-1234 Hyatt Regency Hotel (Rochester) Welcome to the newly renovated Hyatt Regency Rochester! Currently 320 of our 338 available guestrooms at the Hyatt Regency Rochester have been updated with a sophisticated new look. We are truly the ideal location. We are minutes from the Strong National Museum of Play, the illustrious Eastman Theatre and adjacent to the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Single $119 Double $119 Triple $129 Quad $139 Rochester Plaza Hotel (formerly Crowne Plaza) 70 State Street Rochester, NY 14614 1.585.546.3450 The Rochester Plaza Hotel is conveniently positioned within the downtown convention district only steps away from the Rochester Riverside Convention Riverside Convention Center in Rochester Center. Our tradition of great service, easy access, and offering the latest in free internet services will make your lodging comfort a success. Single $115 Double $115 Clarion Riverside Hotel (newly renovated) 120 Main Street East Rochester, NY 14604 1.585.546.6400 The new Rochester Clarion Riverside Hotel is completely renovated and is conveniently located in the center of downtown, nestled on the banks of the Genesee River. Connected to the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, it is the primary link to an enclosed skyway system that encompasses over 100 retail stores, restaurants, and office buildings. High speed internet included for all rooms. Single $99 Double $99 *Please call hotels directly to make reservations. For conference rate, please state that you are with the NYSCATE block. Up-to-date highlights can be found at www.nyscate.org
  13. 13. M registrationForm registrationForm M 2008 ANNUAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM 2008 ANNUAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM Registration Information Conference Registration (Does not include hands-on sessions) K Full Conference - 3 Days ($199) First Name, MI, Last Name __________________________________________ K Single Day - Sunday ($149) Nickname to appear on Badge ________________________________________ K Single Day - Monday ($149) K Single Day - Tuesday ($149) Home Address______________________________________________________ K Presenter Only - 3 Days ($149) City___________________________ State_________ Zip __________________ Registration Total:_____________ Home Phone ( ) ________________________________________________ Hands-On Sessions (Does not include Conference Registration) Employer __________________________________________________________ K Saturday Full Day ($125) Choice 1 ______ Choice 2 ______ K Saturday AM ($65) Choice 1 ______ Choice 2 ______ Position (Please choose one) K Saturday PM ($65) Choice 1 ______ Choice 2 ______ K Sunday AM ($65) Choice 1 ______ Choice 2 ______ K Classroom Teacher K Sunday PM ($65) Choice 1 ______ Choice 2 ______ K Technology Integration Teacher K Staff Developer Hands-On Total: _____________ K Computer Resource Teacher Membership K Computer Assistant K One Year New ($40) K One Year Renewal ($40) K Director of Technology (Administrator) Membership Total:_____________ K Director of Technology (Non-Administrator) K Building Administrator Meals K District Administrator K Full Meal Plan ($135) K Computer Coordinator K Sunday Night Reception/Banquet and Entertainment ($45) K BOCES K Monday Breakfast and Lunch ONLY ($45) K Tuesday Breakfast and Lunch ONLY ($45) K Independent Consultant K No Meal Package of any kind K Company Representative K Vegetarian option K Other: ____________________________________________ Meal Total:_____________ Work Address ______________________________________________________ Total (Include Hands-On, Conference, Membership, Meals) City___________________________ State_________ Zip __________________ Grand Total:_____________ Phone___________________________ Fax ______________________________ Payment Information e-mail ____________________________________________________________ Credit Card: ____ Visa ____ MC ____ American Express ____ Discover K I do not wish my e-mail to be shared Check #__________________ Purchase Order # ________________________ Credit Card # ______________________________________________________ Checks and Purchase Orders should be sent to: Exp. Date __________________________________________________________ NYSCATE Name on Credit Card:________________________________________________ 8 Airport Park Boulevard Latham, NY 12110 Up-to-date highlights can be found at www.nyscate.org
  14. 14. M 2008Exhibitors 2008Sponsors M M Projection Systems Logical Choice Technologies/Promethean Platinum A+Technology Solutions, Inc Meizner Academic Superstore Microtech Information Systems Adaptive Curriculum Mimio Adobe Systems, Inc My Learning Plan, Inc. Affinity Enterprises National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Troxell Communications Alexandria/Textbook Tracker/KeepnTrack NComputing Alpha Smart, A Renaissance Learning Brand netTrekker Annese & Associates New England Systems & Software Apangea Learning, Inc Nortel Atomic Learning OneVision Solutions Audio-Video Corporation Oswego County BOCES Gold AverMedia Technologies Pasco Scientific Blackboard, Inc PC University C TECH Pearson Calypso Control Systems Pearson Curriculum Digital Schoolworld Camcor Plato Learning Castle Software, Inc Pokemon USA CDW Presentation Concepts Corporation Centris Group Project Accelerate-WFL BOCES Certiport, Inc Quizdom, Inc Cisco Resara ClearTrack200/AIS Edge RM Education Discovery Education Safari Montage eChalk Scantron Corp Eduware, Inc Scholastic Linstar Nortel Networks e-Instruction School Video News Ellison Education School World Computer Products EMC Publishing School World Corporate Epson America SchoolDude.com Silver eScholar Schooltool/Mindex Technologies, Inc eSchool Data Scientific Learning Fablevision CDW-G Excelsior Software Seneca Data Expedite Video Conference Services, Inc Spectrum Industries, Inc Explore Learning StudentMate Fablevision Studica, Inc Finger Lakes Technology Group, Inc Study Island Follett Software Company Sungard Public Sector Dell Computer My Learning Plan Gemko Information Group Synergy Global Solutions Generation YES Systems Management/Planning GovConnection, Inc Tech4Learning, Inc Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Learning Technology Texas Instruments Infinite Campus/Custom Computer Specialists Texthelp Systems, Inc Inspiration Software, Inc. The Knowledge Tree Pearson Digital Learning Kurzweil-Intellitools Troxell Custom Computer Specialists Learning.com Turning Technologies Lego Education Virtual High School Lightspeed Systems Xerox Corporation LightSPEED Technologies Lincoln Learning Solutions LINSTAR, Inc Apple Cisco Systems Up-to-date highlights can be found at www.nyscate.org