The Greenbush Emerging Technology Conference

February 22, 2008

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EDUCATION TECH TRENDS Discover what makes up the Social web, Mobile web, and Immersive Internet-based technologies and learn more about tools and resources you can leverage to streamline and improve the way you find, store, share, and use Internet & web-based resources. Presenter: Rich White, Greenbush Session Times: 9:45-10:45 & 11:00-12:00 Location: meeting room B MOODLE IN DAILY INSTRUCTION Moodle allows the classroom to extend onto the web. Learn how to use Moodle to post news items, assign and collect assignments, post electronic journals and resources, and more! Presenter: Brian Boore, Greenbush Session Times: 9:45-10:45 & 1:00-2:00 Location: meeting room A VIDEO ON IPODS In this session you will learn how you can get video from resources like United Streaming and use them on an iPod or other mobile devices.  We'll look at the steps it takes to do this along with the free software used in the process. Presenter: Darren Dawson, Greenbush Session Times: 9:45-10:45 & 2:15-3:15 Location: meeting room C

VIDEO STREAMING Discover how to integrate streaming video into any curriculum to expand learning opportunities and increase student achievement. Presenter: Brad Fountain, Discovery Session Times: 9:45-10:45 & 11:00-12:00 Location: Green Room

CLASSROOM AMPLIFICATION SYSTEMS Classroom amplification systems amplify the teacher’s voice so that all students may hear. Learn how a classroom amplification system will increase student achievement in your classroom Presenter: Heidi Daley, Greenbush Session Times: 9:45-10:45 & 2:15-3:15 Location: North Conference Room

VIDEOCONFERENCING Explore new ways to communicate and collaborate via the Internet by using free video applications. Presenter: Darren Couch, Greenbush Session Times: 11:00-12:00 & 1:00-2:00 Location: meeting room C

INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS 101 Learn innovative methods for utilizing interactive whiteboards in the classroom to enhance classroom instruction. Presenter: Lisa Blair, Greenbush Session Times: 11:00-12:00 & 2:15-3:15 Location: meeting room A

JUST BLOG IT! Come get your BLOG on and learn how to create, design, and embed items into your personal blog to bring your thoughts alive. Presenter: Russ Wilcox, Greenbush Session Times: 11:00-12:00 & 1:00-2:00 Location: Computer Lab

ONE TO ONE INITIATIVES Tim will lead an interactive discussion on the trials and tribulations of implementing a one to one computer initiative in a school. Presenter: Tim Burns, Cherokee USD 247 Session Times: 1:00-2:00 & 2:15-3:15 Location: Green Room

ADVANCED 3D Exploring 3D virtual environments and potential uses for them in the K-12 classroom.  From locally hosting your own "Secondlife" to a 3D virtual environment on your interactive whiteboard, this session will explore several options for using these environments to improve the students’ classroom experience. Presenter: Rich White, Greenbush Session Time: 1:00-2:00 Location: meeting room B

PODCASTING IN YOUR CLASSROOM Combined with various methods to get started, as well as web-based methods, Russ and Darren will show you the tools you need to start putting your skills to use by Podcasting in YOUR Classroom. Presenter: Russ Wilcox & Darren Couch, Greenbush Session Time: 2:15-3:15 Location: Computer Lab

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