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Internet@Schools West 2006 October 23-24, 2006
Monterey, CA
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OPENING KEYNOTE — Grabbing Attention: Keeping Pace with Readers & Technology
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
J. A. Jance,
Author, The Edge of Evil & many J. P. Beaumont & Joanna Brady mysteries

With an M.Ed. in library science, experience in a K-12 library, and 35 books to her credit, popular mystery writer and author J. A. Jance shares where she gets ideas for her books — like the blogging journalist in The Edge of Evil, how she incorporates new technologies such as blogs into her material, and how she stays on top of what people want to read. Her stories are sure to stir your thoughts and stimulate new ideas for grabbing attention in your environment and keeping pace with your clients!
Day 1: LMSs on the Cutting Edge Day 1: Web-Based Resources & Tools
Day 2: Social Networking, Safety, & CyberEthics Day 2: More Web-Based Resources & Tools
Coffee Break
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Day One — Monday, October 23rd
LMSs on the Cutting Edge
MODERATED BY: David Hoffman, Editor, MultiMedia & Internet@Schools, and
Susan Geiger, Librarian, Moreau Catholic High School
Session S101 — The Evolving Librarian: Keeping Pace with Students and Technology
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Megan Arnett, Terry Kling, and Trish Barnard, Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s Summit, MO

School library media specialists need to be in the know when it comes to cutting-edge technology that affects teaching, learning, reading, and researching. Three school librarians share how they evolved after attending Internet Librarian 2005. They’re loaded with practical tips for implementing iPods, blogs, personalized search engines, RSS, and wikis into the school environment to assist your students and staff. Are you ready to start evolving?
Session S102 — iPods, Audiobooks, E-Books, and More: Empowering Reading Through Your Library
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lynne Webb
and Nadean Meyer, Anacortes High School, Anacortes, WA


Today’s school libraries still promote reading and books, but the electronic possibilities allow a merging of the ways students can use and enjoy books and text. This session demonstrates how two librarians have been experimenting with iPods, audiobooks, e-books, and readability of electronic text to improve comprehension and to keep our students reading.
Lunch Break
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Day One — Monday, October 23rd
Go There, Do That!: Web-Based Resources and Tools
MODERATED BY: David Hoffman, Editor, MultiMedia & Internet@Schools, and
Susan Geiger, Librarian, Moreau Catholic High School
Session S103 — Taking the Classroom Global: Online Tools for Global Collaboration
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Emily Kornblut, TIG in Education U.S. Program Manager, TakingITGlobal, New York, NY

This session showcases Web-based tools, resources, and new ideas for introducing students to global issues and integrating cross-cultural collaboration into existing curriculum. The TIG in Education framework is applicable to language, social studies, and art courses, with topics ranging from peace and conflict to education, health and wellness, and the global economy, as well as current events and issues. The content is flexible, easily personalized by individual teachers, and standards-linked. During a tour of TakingITGlobal in Education, Emily Kornblut will discuss the importance of 21st-century skills, including technology and media literacy, global awareness, and cross-cultural skills, and she’ll offer specific steps for engaging students using these resources.
Session S104 — Bookhooks and the Collaboratory
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Adrian Hoad-Reddick, St. John’s-Kilmarnock School, Breslau, ON

Bookhooks [www.bookhooks.com] is an award-winning Web site that allows students to publish illustrated book reviews online. Teacher and site designer Adrian Hoad-Reddick presents the site and its many complementary resources—including an online style guide, vocabulary series, and games. He will discuss the concept of the “collaboratory,” ideas for the future of the Bookhooks project, and ways you and your students can participate in it and/or implement a similar project of your own.
Session S105 — Eureka! Public Domain Multimedia Sources
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Alix Peshette, Davis USD, Davis, CA

Learn how to tap into a wealth of public domain online resources that are ready and waiting to be used in the curriculum. In this session, Alix Peshette shows where to look for public domain, copyright-free text, images, and video and audio clips. You’ll also learn how to read a Web site for use policies, plus how to help students determine whether they can use an image and how to cite one if needed.
Session S106 — The Truth Is Out There: Visual Literacy for the Digital World
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lesley Farmer, California State University Long Beach

In our digital world, images can be misleading. In this session, Lesley Farmer shows how those images can be manipulated, and how students can learn to be critical visual consumers. The session demonstrates the universal and culturally contextualized theories/principals/elements of visual literacy and suggests ways to incorporate visual literacy into the school curriculum.
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Day Two — Tuesday, October 24th
Social Networking, Safety, and CyberEthics
MODERATED BY: David Hoffman, Editor, MultiMedia & Internet@Schools, and
Susan Geiger, Librarian, Moreau Catholic High School
Opening Keynote — The Wild, Wild Web: Online Bullies, Predators, and Stalkers, Oh My!
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Jayne Hitchcock, WHOA (Working to Halt Online Abuse)—Kids/Teen Division, Dover, NH

With the dangers of students putting too much information in their blogs, profiles, and elsewhere online, educators need to know how to handle a situation when it arises. Internationally recognized cybercrime expert and past Internet Librarian keynote speaker Jayne Hitchcock will help you show students how to change their online information to reduce the likelihood of becoming a target of bullies, predators, and stalkers. And she’ll guide you in helping students who are being bullied, harassed, or sought after online via e-mail, chat, IM, etc. These tools are essential for every educator to know!

Coffee Break — A Chance to Visit the Exhibit Hall
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Session S201 — Social Networking Sites and Personal Information Engines
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Robert Lackie, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ

Social networking sites have become some of the most visited sites on the Web in 2006. Millions of people, especially high school and college students, have joined one or more, largely because of the interactivity between users and the availability of profiles and contacts. But social networking sites are not the only Web places to find “public” information on individuals. In addition to the huge general-purpose search engines (Google, Yahoo!, MSN), a wealth of “people finder” search engines are attracting a lot of publicity due to their easily shared information. Robert Lackie will give you a taste of the notable social networking sites frequented by high school and college students (and others!), personal information search engines, and general-purpose search engines providing publicly available data on many of us—probably even you!
Session S202 — Cybersins and Digital Good Deeds: Good and Bad Behavior with Technology
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Mary Ann Bell, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

Cyberethics is of growing concern in education as well as throughout today’s society. In this session, Mary Ann Bell will discuss dominant issues and ways in which teachers and librarians must address them. She’ll touch on modeling ethical behavior; serving as information resources to colleagues; and teaching students about what is right or wrong and safe or unsafe when using computers, the Internet, and other digital devices. Cybersins notwithstanding, Mary Ann’s positive message emphasizes the opportunities for good that come from technology as she encourages colleagues and students to engage in digital good deeds in their school, work, and private lives.
Lunch Break — A Chance to Visit the Exhibit Hall
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Day Two — Tuesday, October 24th
More Web-Based Resources and Tools
MODERATED BY: David Hoffman, Editor, MultiMedia & Internet@Schools, and
Susan Geiger, Librarian, Moreau Catholic High School
Session S203 — Teachers, Librarians, and Technology: A Winning Combination!
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Carolyn Brodie and Greg Byerly, Kent State University, School of Library and Information Science, Kent, OH
Substitute speaker: Stephen Abram, VP Innovation, SirsiDynix

The Institute for Library and Information Literacy Education (ILILE), funded by over $2 million in grants from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the U.S. Department of Education, is working to increase collaboration between teachers and librarians using technology. ILILE has sponsored both national and state grants to teams of teachers and librarians to study the impact of K-12 information literacy efforts. ILILE now offers a large collection of collaboratively designed lesson plans, subject pathfinders, and other instructional materials that is linked to national and Ohio academic content standards. Learn in this session how you can use ILILE in your schools.
Coffee Break — A Chance to Visit the Exhibit Hall
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Session S204 — ALTEC’s Online Teaching and Learning Toolkit
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Erica Schaapveld, Advanced Learning Technologies in Education (ALTEC) Consortia, Lawrence, KS

The Advanced Learning Technology in Education Consortia (ALTEC) is an organization dedicated to developing free, easy-to-use, Web-based resources to support educators and librarians. In this session, Erica Schaapveld highlights a range of ALTEC’s Web tools that you can use—or pass on to curriculum specialists in your school to use—to assist with writing, science, video, assessment, and many more subject areas. Come and see how easy it is to integrate technology into your classroom and library.
Closing Keynote — Gary’s Latest Web Research Update
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gary Price, ResourceShelf and Ask.com, Washington, DC

In a rapid-fire I@S West closing session, Web search guru Gary Price reviews what’s happening with the major Web search players. He will also offer a hearty helping of specialized databases, as well as tools that you and your K-12 colleagues can use to make work online easier and more productive. As anyone who’s heard Gary speak will tell you, you’ll leave his session almost breathless and very up-to-date!
TUESDAY EVENING SESSION
Scholarship in Chaos! Flying High on the Web? or in Free Fall?
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Organized by Barbara Quint, Editor, Searcher Magazine
Anurag Acharya, Engineer, Google; Thiru Thirumalai-Anandanpillai, Microsoft; Sharon Mombru, Elsevier Scirus


Fifty years ago, the demands of an explosive increase in the quantity of sci-tech content posed a life-altering challenge to access tools. The response to that challenge ultimately led to the digital technologies we have today. Now, an explosion of delivery power in digital technologies could realize a dream of delivering all scholarly content to anyone anywhere in the world. But that same explosive power threatens to damage, even destroy, the traditional structure of scholarly publication. Will scholarly Web search engines replace traditional abstracting and indexing services? Will Open Access replace traditional publishers? Acting together, will the two replace academic libraries? A panel of players, including the people behind Google Scholar, Microsoft’s Windows Live Academic Search, and Elsevier’s Scirus, along with forward-looking representatives of traditional services, share their insights and answer your questions. You might even find out how to conduct a comprehensive author bibliography in the Third Millennium!

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