Monthly Archives: September 2011
Saint Louis University’s AIMS program- that’s Adventures in Medicine and Science- provides distance learning presentations through a state-of-the-art high definition videoconferencing system. The AIMS Virtual Anatomy Classroom provides hands-on interactive field trips designed to enhance any science curriculum.
AIMS was recently honored for the third consecutive school year with a Pinnacle Award from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration for distance learning programs. This award, presented annually, is based on teacher evaluations submitted through the CILC website and recognizes outstanding performance by a content provider.
There is a limit of 3 classes (90 students) to allow for ample opportunity for discussion and questions during videoconferences, which cost $250 each.
Ray Vollmer (above) presents on several topics, including:
• Anatomy of the Eye/Pig Eye Dissection
• Anatomy of the Human Brain/Sheep Brain Dissection
• Anatomy of the Human Heart /Pig Heart Dissection
• Mr. Bones
• Teen Nutrition
• Health General Cadaver Demonstrations
• Forensic Autopsy Cadaver Demonstrations
• Sports Medicine Cadaver Demonstrations
- Midwest Education Technology Conference
Preconference Workshops • February 13, 2012
Half-day workshops 9 to 12 or 1 to 4.
Registration starts Monday!
BYOL Requirements: Laptop with internet connection.
HALF DAY (P.M.) P23 TECH LEVEL:
Get Going With Google Earth (BYOL*)
Ken Shelton, Featured Speaker
This workshop will cover everything from the basics of using Google Earth to more advanced pedagogical applications involving teaching, learning, and content creation. The workshop will include creating, manipulating and controlling your own content as well as managing your content on your mobile device. Special BYOL Requirements: Laptop with latest version of Google Earth installed.
HALF DAY (A.M.) P24 TECH LEVEL: BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE
Building a Classroom Website with Google Sites (BYOL*)
Bill Bass, Google Certified Teacher
Would you like to create a free classroom website or online collaborative environment? Without knowing any HTML or other fancy coding language, Google Sites can quickly help you create a website for use with your students and to communicate with parents. All you need is a web browser and Internet connection, and you can design and update your website from anywhere. Bring a few ideas and resources to build yours today!
HALF DAY (A.M.) P25 TECH LEVEL: BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE
HOTS for Google (BYOL*)
Diana Dell, Google Certified Teacher
Attend this fast-paced session to analyze Google tools through the lens of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy; explore Featured Speaker Kathy Schrock’s Bloomin’ Google interactive portal for each level of thinking; experience Google tools; and brainstorm uses with like-minded educators. Participants will work together to choose the HOT-est Google tool for each level of thinking. You will leave this session declaring that you have the HOTS for Google!
HALF DAY (A.M.) P26 TECH LEVEL: BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE
Go from Good to GREAT: Google for Leaders (BYOL*)
Cindy Lane, Google Certified Teacher
During this three-hour professional development workshop, administrators and district leaders will learn how to design teams to help K-12 educators get the most from innovative technologies. Participants will get hands-on experience with Google’s free products and discover innovative instructional strategies to improve student learning. Leaders will explore resources to share with colleagues and building teams, and then discuss how to apply this new learning to go from Good to Great in every school.
HALF DAY (A.M.) P27 TECH LEVEL: BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE
Use Google Tools & KISS – Keep It Simple, Stupid (BYOL*)
Stephanie Madlinger, Google Certified Teacher
Do you need to simplify your life? Are you feeling stupid in the midst of organizational chaos? Come learn about Google’s hidden treasures for organizing and managing your busy life. Learn to color-code, label and manage your Gmail for more effective communication. Experience the power of keeping an online calendar to access 24/7 by merging your schedule for work, home and play into ONE place. Then explore other hidden Google Tools and widgets that help bring simplicity to your life.
HALF DAY (P.M.) P28 TECH LEVEL: BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE
Google Docs for the Elementary Classroom (BYOL*)
Diana Dell & Stephanie Madlinger, Google Certified Teachers
Come learn how the five free Google Documents can support learning 24/7 in the elementary classroom, by creating, sharing and editing online. Use the basic abilities of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel in an online collaborative environment. Create an online form to collect information, chart and graph in a snap. Draw on online chart paper to brainstorm with other classrooms across the country. Open up your classroom to new learning today!
HALF DAY (P.M.) P29 TECH LEVEL: BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE
Google Docs for the Secondary Classroom (BYOL*)
Bill Bass & Cindy Lane, Google Certified Teachers
Come learn how the five free Google Documents can support learning 24/7 in the secondary classroom, by creating, sharing and editing online. Use the basic abilities of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel in an online collaborative environment. Create an online form to collect information, chart and graph in a snap. Draw on online chart paper to brainstorm with other classrooms across the country. Open up your classroom to new learning today!
Visit METCconference.org for more information.
Rushton Hurley was last year’s METC Keynote. One of our attendees from 2011 noted: “The enthusiasm of Rushton Hurley was contagious! He inspired me and I wish all my colleagues could hear him.” Well, here’s their chance! Rushton has lived on three continents as a Japanese language teacher (he holds masters degrees from Stanford University in Education as well as East Asian Studies); he has been a principal of an online high school; he is a teacher trainer & educational technology researcher, and is school reform consultant. He founded and is Executive Director of the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of videos by and for teachers & students. Additionally, Rushton is the Program Director of MERIT (Making Education Relevant and Interactive through Technology) at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College. He focuses on connections between engaging learning and useful, affordable technology, the power of multimedia, and the professional perspectives & experiences of teachers at all levels.
Paula Naugle has taught for 35 years. In 2004, Paula realized that she had a lot to learn about technology integration and it then became her passion to learn as much as she could about all things Web 2.0. Some of the web tools that are used in her 4th grade classroom include Edmodo, Skype, GlogsterEDU, kidblog.org, Google docs, and BrainPOP. Paula is a Microsoft Innovative Educator, a PBWorks certified teacher, a Promethean trainer, a member of the Discovery Educator Network Leadership Council of Louisiana, a Discovery STAR Educator, and one of the organizers for #edcampLouisiana. Paula maintains a classroom blog, a professional blog, and a class wiki. She is passionate about preparing her students for their futures as 21st century digital citizens.
Follow Rushton on Twitter @rushtonh and Paula on Twitter @plnaugle. The Midwest Education Technology Conference is on Twitter, too, @METC_CSD. Registration for the conference opens the first week of October.
New Links for Your Classroom with Videoconferencing & Skype- a new session was added for Thursday, November 3, 2011- will be 8:30 am- 3:30 pm. The cost is $149 CSD member; $189 non-member; New Links members can get this workshop for free! (One Graduate credit is also available). Register here.
Our October 12th class filled up in record time! We’ve added another session so you can find out how to take your students anywhere in the world to connect with experts and collaborate with other students- all without leaving your classroom. Rebecca Morrison leads this session and brings her six + years experience with K-12 connections. You can make these connections using distance learning technology tools like Skype and curriculum videoconferencing. In this workshop, you will have the chance to learn how using videoconferencing and Skype fits easily into your existing programs of study. Come learn how to find, design, and participate in virtual field trips and collaborative projects. These lessons promote higher order thinking skills, increase motivation and create fantastic collaborations. Participants will:
- Be introduced to videoconferencing and how it works, and to CSD’s distance learning program, New Links
- Compare & contrast videoconferencing and Skype for your classroom
- Set up a free Skype account and practice using it by adding contacts, setting privacy settings and looking into education.skype.com
- Learn how to find content for both videoconferences and Skype connections
- Connect to content providers for videoconference demonstrations
- Design virtual field trips or collaborative projects by visiting websites like projects.twice.cc