Den at METC 2009

 Are you going to METC in St. Charles? Below is some information from DEN about the conference. If you are going, please e-mail me and let me know how it was and what you learned.  Also, let me know if you found any new web sites that inspired you or any new WEB 2.0 tools. I would like to add them to the blog.

FEATURED SPEAKER – BRAD FOUNTAIN’S SESSIONS

Tuesday, January 27

Consumers to Creators: How to Teach Today’s Students - Grand C – 10:50 – 11:40 AM

Wednesday, January 28

An Administrator’s Guide to Fostering a Learning Environment Grand B – 10:50 – 11:40 AM

What’s So Different about a 21st Century Student?  – Grand A – 1:00 – 1:50 PM

DEN MANAGER -  JUSTIN KARKOW’s SESSIONS

Wednesday, January 28

Digital Storytelling, Frame by Frame  – D2 – 1:00 – 1:50 PM

Roundtrip Tickets Anywhere: Google Earth in Education  – D1 – 2:20 – 3:10 PM

Corporate Room Schedule – Junior C Conference Room

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Beyond the Stream
Mike Bryant 9:45 AM
Take a close look at Discovery streaming. Learn all about the hidden treasures of the site as well as the most recent updates. See how teachers and students are integrating it into their current curriculum by looking at their samples and learn how to create your own.
Pulling It All Together
STAR DEN Members 10:50 AM
As an extension to Beyond the Stream, come see several teacher and student samples and learn how to create your own.

Director’s Cut – Maximizing Movie Maker and Premiere Elements
Mike Bryant 1:00 PM
Learn how to use Windows Movie Maker and Adobe Premier Elements to integrate video, image, and sound resources. Students can rewrite video narration, add themselves into the video, add special effects, mix very cool titles and more!

Getting Your Hands Dirty with Discovery Education Science
Brad Fountain 2:20 PM
Want to really get your student engaged and involved? See how Discovery’s newest product has made it easy for anytime anywhere access to interactive activities like Virtual Labs, and Science Simulators, as well as video, reading passages, and a formative assessment.

The Builders, Brick by Brick
Justin Karkow 3:25 PM
Dive deeper into DE streaming’s treasure chest and explore the Builders.  Learn how to create digital writing prompts that match your curriculum, create true/false and multiple choice quizzes that DE streaming grades for you, and how to assign students videos.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Beyond the Stream
Justin Karkow 9:45 AM
Take a close look at Discovery streaming. Learn all about the hidden treasures of the site as well as the most recent updates. See how teachers and students are integrating it into their current curriculum by looking at their samples and learn how to create your own.

A Walk with the STARs
STAR DEN Members 10:50 AM
STAR Discovery Educators share the latest and greatest Discovery Education streaming and Web 2.0 tips and tricks!

Are You Smarter than a Fourth Grader?
Donna Neblett  1:00 PM
Come test your fourth grade math skills……with a twist? Join the fun as you compete with colleagues using interactive assessment with results you can use as we simply the “testing” world into simple color codes reports you can easily use to guide classroom instruction.

The ABCs (and D) of Professional Development
Mike Bryant 2:20 PM
You’ve got questions? We’ve got opportunities. We’ll take a look at all of the different professional development opportunities you have access to through Discovery Education streaming and the Discovery Educator Network. Learn how you can maximize your learning by taking advantage of all the DEN has to offer.

Do You Have the Audacity to Podcast?
Justin Karkow 3:25 PM
Learn how to create your own podcast in less that 5 minutes with the FREE program “Audacity” (PC and MAC). Learn new and creative ways to increase reading fluency and integrate your curriculum. See how easy it is to jump on the Podcasting train that is sweeping through classrooms

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