Google Session
Thursday, November 29th

Google presenter info

A Great Mashup on Fair use and digital citizenship

Links – this tells all the sites that link to the address that is put in.
  • - a way to find out who and what is behind each site. For example, check out legit but check out who owns the sight... – allows you to see waybackmachine which will show you the entire history of a website.

Animoto – slideshow to add photos and music. 30 seconds free

  • Kids set up as contributors
  • Kids are responsible to write the notes for that day so that kids who missed class can obtain notes from the class.
  • Changes daily
  • "Blogsend address" allows you to send out your blog to a bulk at every publishing

Infinite Thinking
  • a student/ teacher educational blogNETS-banner-754547.gif.
  • talks about Digital Citizenship (see graphic) and the importance of teaching students how to behave properly and safely in this digital atmosphere.

RSS - Rich Site Summary
Commoncraft- videos on youtube and teacher tube that explains RSS and other concepts in plain terms.
google reader will list all your RSS subscriptions

Podcasting Bootcamp - Chris Walsh
Session notes:
CUE Conference Monterey
Session One, Pod casting Bootcamp
Chris Walsh


Good resources – internet archive, Creative Commons, and

Blogs: text that is published periodically

Podcasts: audio/video that is published periodically

“The Long Tail” – something for everyone, tiny niche audiences
- amazon takes you down the long tail – constantly recommends other books or items you may enjoy knowing your preferences
- this is making podcasts boom

Podcasts can: provide instruction, student voices, and professional development

Subscribe to RSS feeds – can bookmark and bring feeds into your browser

Podcast example: Welcome to…BUMPER (shorter is better, under 15 min)

Once you make a podcast in garage band you need to get it into an MP3 format – Choose, Share, export to disk, MP3 and then pick the higher quality file

Day Two
Friday November 29, 2007 Stuff for your mac

Marc Prensky - topic: Engage Me or Enrage Me

Keynote Speaker

"Email is for old people" - Student
"The only people I email anymore are my parents" - Student
  • students use IM rather than email

"It’s a matter of change and that the change is here and coming in larger proportions."
"If Tech continues to double every year, in 10 years tech will be a billion times stronger than it is now!"
"Most of us prefer to walk backwards into the future, it allows us to look at familiar things as long as we can."
"Our students are use to fast pace constant change"
“Our kids were born to the idea of rapid change”

Our students are GLOBAL CITIZENS.
Stop underestimating what students can do!

Educators will be inventing new tools to solve problems rather than using the tools we have. teachers will have to keep up with these changes.

Students want
Working together

"Teachers see technology as a tool rather than looking at it as a foundation that is integrated into everything we do!"

Change can be difficult because we are giving up some control to the students

Allowing the students to work in cooperative groups/ with noise. Be specific of standards based goals. Guide students only on the outcome rather than on the means to that end.

Feelings of some teachers
"I know it’s the way, I’m just not sure I can"
the solution
"You have to feel the fear and do it anyway…that’s courage"

We focus on the past and all of our subjects rely heavily on the past. We need to imagine and move towards teaching the past with respect to the future. Teach our students keeping in mind that we cannot teach skills that will last forever.
Outcomes of Web 2.0
Behaving correctly
Critical thinking
Problem solving
Self direction TECH HELPS this
“ Evaluation
global interacting

“You can’t add something about the future
unless you delete something from the past.” – MP

Don’t try to keep up with tech, you can’t. You’ll only look stupid

Curriculum connection
Break into groups and create a WIKI on your town (example) and then evaluate work as a class for accuracy.
Search vs. REsearch

TICAL Portal Session for Administrators
TICAL the tech info center for admin leadership

TICAL is a Database that has been recommended by a colleague and given some sort of description.

Explanation of the TOSA position by a TOSA
dguardado - CA - 09:57am May 3, 2007 PDT (30.3)
Tech Integration Specialist Role & Funding
I am a District Technology Integration Specialist (Education Technology Teacher on Special Assignment). I work with all 18 schools in Lucia Mar to provide professional development and on-site support for the implementation and utilization of new hardware and software. We plan professional development in four tiers. 1. We work collaboratively with CTAP to provide after school Monday technology classes on website creation, Gradebooks, United Streaming, Excel, Powerpoint, Smartboards, etc. to support instruction in the classroom. Attendees are paid through our State Supported Staff Development funds after they attend the full seven hours. 2. We have an EETT Grant that pays for my position, a tech, and for site facilitators at our eleven elementary schools. Our tech is great. He assembles the new technology, delivers it, sets it up, and then provides an intro so that the teachers will know how to use it. We use a trainer of trainers model in which the trainers are trained and then return to their sites to train others. We have had several technology grants to help us along the way: Digital High School, EETT Middle Schools, and now we are doing the EETT Grant at the elementary level. We have a core group of teachers at each site that are technology literate and able to train others. We ask members of this core group of teachers to become our CTAP Mentors and EETT Site Facilitators. The site facilitators provide the core 35 hours of professional development to their peers, as well as supplemental classes, support, and just in-time intervention. They follow up with their teachers to make sure that the teachers understand how to use the technology to enhance student learning and to make sure that the technology is functioning correctly. If it is not, then they contact our Information Technology (IT) Department to put in a work order to get it fixed. I work with our IT Department and the site facilitators, as well as the principals, to make sure that issues are resolved. We have a very symbiotic relationship because IT wants the teachers to know how and use the technology and the teachers want to be able to use the technology to enhance their lessons and increase student learning. 3. Individual site training is our third strategy for providing professional development. Principals will ask me to go to their sites to provide professional development during staff meetings, etc. If I am unavailable, I have a team of CTAP Mentors who may be available to do the training. I split our CTAP funds amongst five or six LMUSD teachers instead of having just one CTAP Mentor. Curriculum picks up the sub if we need to do the training during the school day. In addition, monthly, IT, Curriculum, and I will look at our Ed Tech Surveys, EETT Observation data, IT notes, and any other data that we have available and determine some obvious site needs. We will work together with the principals to set up trainings to meet the needs of the sites. 4. Our IT personnel also do a great job of training staff as well. They have provided training in Gradebooks, School Center Websites, use of laptop carts, understanding the Zen process and saving files to their H-drives. In my position, I work collaboratively with Curriculum, IT, Principals, Teachers, CTAP, Adult Ed, San Luis Obispo County Office of Education, Community Partners, and others. I monitor technology professional development documents, communicate with the school secretaries to arrange for substitute teachers, monitor the gathering of EETT data such as Ed Tech Surveys, student surveys, CA School Tech Survey, schedule trainings and observations, purchase materials and supplies, gather training feedback, write the EETT semi-annual and annual reports, etc., as well as other duties as assigned. _I hope this will help others when considering how they could use a Technology Integration Specialist to support the needs of students, staff and the district.

iMovie: Movie Magic
Eva Wagner
  • 10 week after school class.
  • Focus on 1 skill a week using digital camera, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD
  • Reading rainbow style: choose a book, take digi pics & crop/edit, record audio, add effects using Ken Burns, and burn onto DVD.
  • Have a movie premiere night where the kids walk down the read carpet (red butcher paper), have popcorn, invite friends and family, and watch the movies (what a creative idea!).

Will Richardson Keynote

Saturday, December 1st


Evidence that technology is changing our lives. Evident in:
  • politics (youtube debates, myspace, blogs)
  • journalism (cell phone cameras, blogs, citizen journalism)
  • media (75% of us are file sharing)
  • business (driven by customer reviews)
"Ubiquitously connected pervasively proximal world"

The example of Radiohead and the free download. Radiohead understands that people are going to get there music either way and they do not have to pay for it. So, by offering the music for any cost, they are likely to get something at the same time respecting the nature of how the music industry works/is working.
Tech is moving quickly, yet we’re not preparing out students for this future
  • IBM “table” computer
  • Touch technology
  • LCD on small handheld computers

Australia – 13 year old hacked a 80___ mill porn filter. They fixed and he hacked again in 30min

Adults are not relevant to kids – seen as illiterate. Why ask someone who is illiterate for help in that area

Fan – post additions to books extra chapters and sequels to movies
"This is about creating new networks and writing because they can. Not associated with school."

Using Mspace in effective ways
Authors connecting with readers.

- Define things using google.
- Kids can access anything using a phone or the web.
- Open phone tests.
- No use for memorization – rather, learn what is interesting and applicable to problem solving

MIT opencourseware
- Use information from this sort of resource
- Student used Wikipedia to write a research paper

Kids need to be editors to be literate: content is constantly changing (for example, wikipeda). Literacy is not merely reading and writing. Its editing, critical thinking, 3D reading through hyperlinks.

We can have the "world at our students it happens." We don't have to wait for the news broadcast, newspaper, magazine....

Web 2.0 Tools -

  • survey monkey
  • gamequarium
  • Furl (like delicious) bookmarking online
    • Great way to have bookmarks in categories and share those bookmarks
  • Google Docs -
    • allows students to assemble a presentation online.
    • simultaneous group work does write over each other

Great tip

4. Search on a Page

Ever read a fantastic description of a site on the google search page and then click on it to find it is nothing like what you expected, or wanted? Instead of searching endlessly for what you thought you already found, do a page search. Type Apple F and enter the same keyword you used for your google search. It will take you to the first use of it on that webpage. Hit Apple F again and you can use the next button to find your keyword everywhere on that page