Sunday, November 5, 2000
|PreConference – Sunday, Nov. 5th||General Conference – Monday, Nov. 6th|
|Internet@Schools – Sunday, Nov. 5th||Monday Evening – SCOUG Session|
|Internet@Schools – Monday, Nov. 6th||General Conference – Tuesday, Nov. 7th|
|PostConference – Thursday, Nov. 9th||Tuesday Evening – Exciting Election Event|
|Hands-on Cybertours & Cybercruises||General Conference – Wednesday, Nov. 8th|
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by Ferdi Serim, Editor, MultiMedia Schools
As a conference within a conference, Internet@Schools 2000 brings together a series of programs designed to address the practical concerns of librarians and school media specialists who are using the Internet to improve learning in the K-12 system. Sponsored by MultiMedia Schools, this two day conference requires separate registration and may be bundled with registration for Internet Librarian 2000 at a reduced rate. See registration form.
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Building the Future! Family-Oriented Outreach
Jean Reese, Associate Director, Education Library, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Parent and community
involvement in and support for educational and community initiatives are
critical for long-term impact and effectiveness, and technology is no exception.
This presentation provides how and why of program information and showcases
lessons learned via Live Online!, a multi-faceted, award winning, PTA initiative
to encourage appropriate technology usage, improve communication, and increase
parent and community involvement.
11:00 a.m. -
This hands-on workshop
will be presented by three school librarians, representing elementary,
middle and high school. Each will show how she has used HyperStudio as
an interactive learning presentation tool in her library. Attendees will
then learn how to do a simple presentation of their own. While the programs
created will not be comprehensive, the attendees will learn the basics
of how to use HyperStudio and then can use that information as a springboard
for creating their own library-
1:30 p.m. -
assign Internet research topics with little guidance for their students,
for a variety of reasons. This presentation focuses on analyzing the skills
students really need to search the Internet effectively and then discusses
methods librarians can use to share information about those skills with
teachers. The array of critical thinking skills needed by students, including
Web site selection, evaluation, Web site literacy, etc., are discussed.
Barriers that prevent teachers from recognizing these needs are also analyzed.
The presentation concludes with a discussion of ways that librarians can
collaborate with teachers to improve their understanding of Internet research.
2:45 p.m. -
This session emphasizes ways in which the Internet can be used to help children learn African American history. It focuses on strategies for incorporating the use of media technologies such as Internet lesson plans, and online encyclopedias. See examples of such people as Harriet Tubman and travel the Underground Railroad to freedom, using the Internet to search for lesson plans, puzzles, games, songs, etc. Owens then discusses “Internet Activities for Authentic African American Children’s Literature.” She examines African American Web sites developed by such authors as Irene Smalls, Virginia Hamilton, Eloise Greenfield, and others who write on the African American experience for children.
Monday, November 6, 2000
9:00 a.m. -
Take one librarian,
two departments, 10 teachers, nine sections of sophomores and one assignment
and you might have a recipe for disaster. This session focuses on using
a library Web site to enhance communication and accountability between
students, faculty and parents.
10:00 a.m. -
Society today demands
that all children learn to read — no excuses. But with increasing numbers
of children coming to school not knowing how to hold a book, never having
been read to, or not speaking English, the old techniques and programs
just can’t do the job. Come hear how one brave school decided to meet the
challenge by issuing Warranties to entering kindergartners that they’d
be reading at or above grade level by the end of second grade. Discover
what it has taken to make the program work, from the critical role of staff,
parents, and technology, to the infamous “Intervention Cocktail.”
11:30 a.m. -
The Florida High
School’s motto supports its belief that education in the future can be
delivered “any time, any place, any path and any pace.” The online environment
offers a choice for all learners. FHS students consist of public schoolers,
home schoolers, private schoolers, athletes, performers, and students with
scheduling conflicts or medical problems. The courses are acces-sible via
the Web, so students can log on from a library, school, hotel, home, or
wherever Internet connectivity is available. Giving students a choice in
how, when, and where they learn is the primary reason for the development
of FHS. We believe that we help students achieve by providing them flexibility
in time. According to the SCANS Report, “In our current system, time is
the constant and achievement the variable. We have it backwards. Achievement
should be the constant and time the variable.”
1:30 p.m. -
The Internet creates
unique possibilities as well as perils for schools, public libraries, and
parents. What practical steps allow each of these groups to strengthen
opportunities for learning while avoiding online dangers? The Child Online
Privacy and Protection Act (in force since April 21, 2000) is intended
to address these issues, but is neither well known or understood. Our panelists
are active both nationally and globally, working to ensure that all students
have the access, skills and support needed to harness the potentials the
Internet offers for learning.
3:45 p.m. -
The Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) is an initiative driven by K-12 education technology providers and educators to revolutionize the management and accessibility of data within the K-12 environment. It will enable diverse applications to interact and share data efficiently, reliably and securely, regardless of the platform hosting the applications. It will do so by defining a common format for data, such as student demographics, attendance information, library information and grades. Our panelists will lead an interactive discussion to prepare you to take advantage of these new opportunities to improve learning through more effective uses of information.