sessions moderated by:
David Hoffman, Editor, Multimedia
& Internet@Schools &
Susan Geiger, Moreau Catholic High
School, Hayward, CA
a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
Things You Donít
Know (That You Need to Know!) About Online Research
Gary Price, Librarian;
Gary Price Research and Internet Consulting and
Editor, ResourceShelf.com, Silver Springs, MD
To do effective research in the world of Internet
and online resources and tools, you have to be aware
of what’s new. But that’s not all! You
need to know what’s really going on. In the
open Web environment, for instance, what’s
really happening—and affecting your results—when
search engines address that environment? Gary Price
“lives” and monitors this ever-changing
world. In this fast-paced keynote, he’ll bring
you up to date on search developments, addressing
these questions and more:
• What business
is the average search engine really in?
What are the limitations of open Web searching?
• What’s new in federated searching?
In multimedia searching?
• What are answer
engines and how can they help you?
are the significant future trends in online research?
In addition, you’ll come away with a famous
Gary Price “goodie bag” of cool tools
and tips to make online searching for you and your
students easier and more productive.
p.m. — 1:30 p.m.
THE WEB: WHATíS NEW OUT THERE NOW?
a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Finding Free Education
Resources on the Web for Teachers & Librarians
Robert Lackie, Associate
Professor-Librarian, Rider University, Lawrenceville,
As Web coverage and content continue
to expand and change, it is increasingly difficult
and time-consuming for teachers and librarians
to find accurate, reliable education sites. This
practical session covers some highly rated educational
directories and portals that carefully evaluate
resources for inclusion into school collections.
Rob Lackie will also explore an educator’s
list of “top 10” Web sites that can
make teaching, learning, and research easier.
You’ll learn how to find and select appropriate
Web-based educational resources and how to find
invisible Web resources for educational topics.
a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
Shrink the World
With Webcams and Global Online Projects
Janet Luch, Adjunct
Professor, SUNY New Paltz, NY
delivers deep knowledge and a global perspective
when you and your students use the right tools
right way. In this session, you'll learn how to
find and use Webcams on the Internet that allow
students to safely
visit places and see sights far from home in real
time. Discover where to see animals in their natural
buildings being built, and news as it is broadcast
from around the world. In addition, you'll learn
how to find
Internet projects in different countries, how
to incorporate them into your curriculum, and
how to create Internet
project for your own students that use input from
classes anywhere in the world.
p.m. — 1:30 p.m.
ADDING VALUE THROUGH THE LMC: HOW TO GET EVERYONE
p.m. — 2:15 p.m.
Using Your Library to Add Value to Online Resources
Terry Heieck Lai,
Library Media Teacher, San Francisco Unified School
In this session, you’ll see how library
media teachers in San Francisco reach out to teachers,
demonstrating how they can integrate technology
into their curriculum and increase their information
literacy through collaboration with libraries. The
presentation will include OPACs, school library
Web sites showing how library media teachers organize
and present resources for school communities, online
databases and the hidden Web, Internet resource
evaluation, and more.
p.m. — 3:15 p.m.
Using Information Technology
Jamie Boston, Media
Specialist, Davis Joint Unified Schools District,
Project-based learning using
information technology (IT) is a great way to
develop challenging, standards-based, multidisciplinary
learning experiences that motivate your students
to become lifelong learners. This session provides
specific ideas for integrating IT into K-12 classrooms
and gives you resources and directions for creating
customized research projects that will engage
your students, meet curriculum standards, and
support information-literacy skills.
p.m. — 4:15 p.m.
Leveraging the School
Library Asset: Collaborate via Online Pathfinders
to Enhance Curriculum Teaching Units
Donata Stewart, Coordinator, Portland
(Oregon) Public Schools Middle School Project
A new approach to building, enhancing, or advancing
curriculum teaching units is under development
in Portland using online pathfinder methodology.
The collaborative process invites the participation
of school librarians, classroom teachers, curriculum
specialists, and the professional staff from the
public library. Not only is the pathfinder built
by district and community resources, but once
created, it is interactive, upgradeable, and available
to any district teacher. In this session, you’ll
hear how and why this process is faster and more
robust than traditional curriculum development
methods, and how it eliminates the brick-and-mortar
limitation of an individual library serving an
individual school building.
p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Classes Your Faculty Will Have Time For!
Technology Educator/Head Librarian, Pingree School,
For classroom teachers, finding
the time and opportunity to master and harness
technology is increasingly difficult. Picking
up the basics of PowerPoint, learning to mail-merge,
calculating weighted averages in Excel, using
(and being able to show students) tools for creating
Web sites—these are skills teachers need
but may not be acquiring. In this session, you’ll
hear about an online approach to professional
development, using First Class e-mail, that offers
faculty the same technology courses and lessons
taught to students. This program can be fine-tuned
to your schools’ individual applications
and needs, and does not require scheduled classes.
TECHNOLOGY & ITS FALLOUT—HELPING STUDENTS
& TEACHERS COPE!
a.m. — 9:45 a.m.
No More Cat and Mouse, Revisited
Debbie Abilock, Editor
of AASL’s Knowledge Quest and co-creator of
NoodleTools, Palo Alto, CA, and
Susan Geiger, Librarian, Moreau
Catholic High School, Hayward, CA
The Web and Web tools make
it soooo easy to grab text, not to mention images,
and use them at will. Of course, you’ve
been telling your students not to cut and paste,
but are you teaching the specific skills they
need to avoid plagiarism? Do your students know
the difference between paraphrasing and summarizing?
Do they know how and when to quote a source directly?
Do they recognize common knowledge? Do they understand
how to develop their own opinions and voice? This
hands-on session will offer ideas and strategies
for working with students to provide these essential
a.m. — 10:45 a.m.
Teaching Ethical Use of Computer Graphics
Mary Ann Bell, Assistant
Professor of Library Science, Sam Houston State
University, Huntsville, TX
As graphics become
increasingly important in today’s visual
world, students and teachers need to be aware
of best practices for their use. This session
highlights three areas of concern: respecting
intellectual property, encouraging original work,
and helping students with basic design tenets.
Too often, students cut and paste photographs
and other graphics into projects without citing
sources. In addition, teachers may now be less
inclined to encourage original artwork from students
than when images were not so readily available
online, thus requiring less creativity from them.
Students may also need a few basic concepts about
design to create attractive and useful products.
By incorporating these concepts into instruction
and by modeling positive use of graphics themselves,
teachers and librarians can improve the quality
of student projects and increase student knowledge
about the proper use of images.
a.m. — 11:15 a.m.
A chance to visit the
Internet Librarian Exhibit Hall!
a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
Library Technology Educator, Wasson High School,
Colorado Springs, CO
A library may have
many wonderful print and electronic resources,
but if they are not used to directly influence
student achievement, the library program isn’t
fulfilling its potential. Learn in this session
about set of strategies and classes to encourage
teachers to use library media resources in their
curriculum. You’ll discover several types
of enticements you can use, plus a collaboration
template to plan technology integration and information
literacy into a standards-based lesson.
p.m. — 1:30 p.m.
A chance to
visit the Internet Librarian Exhibit Hall!
RAMPING UP RESEARCH SKILLS
p.m. — 2:15 p.m.
Data & Dessert:
Inviting Parents to the Research Table
Carol Mackey, Librarian,
Mountain View High School, Vancouver, WA, with
Anita Bowman, Librarian, Wy'east
Middle School, Vancouver, WA, and
Sandy Taylor, Librarian, Shahala
Middle School, Vancouver, WA
In this session,
you’ll learn how three librarians collaborate
to introduce district databases and basic database
search strategies to parents of students in their
collective learning community, empowering the
parents to work alongside their students as they
do topic research. By the end of the session,
you’ll have the knowledge plus the PR tools
and templates to do the same for parents in your
district in a fun and meaningful way!
p.m. — 2:45 p.m.
A chance to visit
the Internet Librarian Exhibit Hall!
p.m. — 3:30 p.m.
Online Tools to
Prepare 21st-Century Learners
Joyce Roby, Librarian/Computer
Teacher, Head Royce School, Oakland, CA
Today’s middle and high school students
are using Internet sources more than ever before
for research, and as educators we must help them
learn to view this information critically and efficiently.
Online browsing requires additional skills in reading,
keyword search, visual literacy, scanning, paraphrasing,
and note-taking. This session will provide online
resources to help teachers and librarians take on
this challenge, as well as “food for thought”
for teaching 21st-century learners.
p.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Ready for University-level Research
Carrie Esch, Amigos Library Services,
As you work with your high school
students, have you considered what library concepts
they’ll need as college students? How do information-literacy
skills transfer to the more complex college environment?
How is the Internet used differently in the university
setting? How can students be ready for the information
overload caused by more complex databases and information
sources available at universities? This session
will supply you with ideas to help your students
transition successfully into university library