Mark Benno making the keynote address
The Digital Age: Teaching & Learning for Tomorrow
High Tech Kickoff for the 2002-2003 School Year
6 Demonstration sessions, 7 Hands-on sessions,
and a Ask the Experts Q & A panel!
8AM - 8:30AM Coffee with Colleagues
8:30-10 AM Keynote Address
Special Guest Speaker
Dr. Mark Benno
Teaching & Learning
for Tomorrow Today
Now that we
have spent time and money, it is apparent that hardware and connectivity
alone will not make the improvement in education that we were hoping
to see. Staff development is our key to success!
we have worked
toward putting a computer
that is connected
to the Internet
in every classroom...
students that we are working with today are different than students
of even a few years ago. That is fairly obvious, but the real
question is how are they different and how should we as educators
adapt our approach to instruction to meet the needs of our students.
instruction look like when technology is integrated appropriately?
What should learning look like in that same environment?
Businesses are looking for students who can do much more than
physical labor or data crunching. Students need to be prepared
with a new suite of skills for the digital age. They need to be
able to manipulate the tools of multimedia and the Internet. To
meet the needs of tomorrow's businesses, students need to be engaged
in evaluation and synthesis through projects. The potential for
teaching and learning for tomorrow is extremely high.
how to get there today.
- 11:15 AM
iApps - iPhoto, iMovie, iTunes, iDVD and other iTools
Learn how easy it is to accomplish your educational
and personal goals using the free and bundled Apple software included
with recent iMacs, iBooks, Powerbooks, eMacs and G4 computers. Download
the pictures from your favorite camera, do basic editing and publish
coffeetable picture books, share photos via e-mail, create web page
galleries or print. Take a quick look at iMovie?s intuitive video
editing power. Learn about music and spoken selection management
and recording using iTunes. And there is so much more!
Dr. Mark Benno, Presenter
Introduction to Final Cut Pro
Learn how Final Cut Pro takes you beyond iMovie
into the professional arena of video editing. Watch our trainer
integrate multiple video tracks into a final product using composites,
masks, slip edit techniques and other features.
Paul DeMichael, Presenter
Video: What You Can Do With iMovie
OK, So Teachers & Students can Edit Video
on A Computer, So What?! This session will explore the many ways
that digital video creation can positively impact the mission of
education. Tickle your mind with exciting ideas for grant proposals,
cross curricular projects, public relation masterpieces and more.
Gordon Shupe & Rich Regan, Presenters
Introduction to OS X
Beauty is not just skin deep when it comes to
the visually stunning operating system installed on all new Macintosh
computers. Learn about many of the features of OS X and the slew
of accompanying free applications and utilities. Compare the way
you did things with the old OS with the new. Learn why many people
consider OS X the most modern operating system available.
Bob Trepany, Presenter
Networking, Filesharing, and Wireless
A certified Apple Systems Engineer will provide
an overview of network options for filesharing and printing in OS
X. Learn how to set up a wireless base station. Learn about the
network utilities found in OS X and how to do some basic network
Terry Chafin, Presenter
Burn it Yourself! Using iDVD and DVD Studio Pro
Were you surprised at how big an hour of digital
video is: 12-15 Gigabytes? What do you do with all that data if
you want to archive it or share it? What is the slickest high quality
way to share your completed video projects? Use the free iDVD software
to burn a DVD!
This session will utilize some video footage
shot during the keynote presentation and a few still shots from
the conference. The presenter will place those into a iDVD template
and we will burn a DVD that will play in most any standard consumer
DVD player. Watch the process happen and then watch the DVD product!
We will discuss some of the I wish I had
known that issues of burning DVDs and introduce the
professional level product DVD Studio Pro.
Ray Ramirez, Presenter
- 12:30 PM
Lunch (on your own)
- 3:45 PM
Introduction to Video Editing (Beginners)
Shoot a brief 5 minutes of video footage, capture
this into the computer via Firewire, and learn the basics of how
to edit video on iMovie. Learn how to export it as a QuickTime video
and e-mail it to yourself! (Participants: Bring an idea and necessary
props for your video.)
Bob Trepany, Presenter
iMovie Advanced Techniques
Shoot a brief 5 minute video and learn how to
use some advanced techniques within iMovie. Includes a brief presentation
on audio microphones and aspects of audio recording while filming.
Detach the existing sound track from your video and provide voiced
narration as well as background music from a CD. (Participants:
Bring an idea and necessary props for your video.)
Dr. Mark Benno w/Ray Ramirez, Presenters
Choosing a Digital Camera & Editing Photos w/Photoshop Elements
A variety of Digital Cameras will be available
for review and presenters will discuss features and functions. Shoot
some pictures and download them into an iBook. Learn how to do some
basic photo editing using the bundled software that comes with most
cameras and scanners.
Becky Atwood & Ginger Wright, Presenters
Advanced Photography and Photo Editing
Learn some of the features of professional-level
photo editing software with Photoshop. Layers, masks, multiple tools,
filters, color adjustment, pixel density, the different color modes-
Wow- there is a lot here!
Chris Carter, Presenter
Managing your Macintoshes on the Network
Harness the potential of your network to distribute
software updates, troubleshoot computers, do software and hardware
inventories as well as manage student activity with Apple Remote
Desktop. Hands-on experience with managing an OS X server- setting
up users, groups and establishing rights and privileges.
Terry Chafin, Presenter
Advanced Digital Video Editing w/ Final Cut Pro
A hands-on experience with Final Cut Pro. Learn
about different types of edits, transitions, video and sound layering,
compositing, and more in this introduction to Final Cut Pro. Advanced
Digital Video Editing begins with a non-linear video editing solution
that is turning heads in the professional film industry. Includes
a brief presentation on audio microphones and aspects of audio recording
Paul DeMichael & Ray Ramirez, Presenters
a Powerful Presentation with PowerPoint
Discover the process of building an effective
electronic presentation with PowerPoint. Learn about using existing
templates, content guidelines, adding text, pictures, and video
to your presentation.
Emily Chafin, Presenter
- 4:30 PM
Q & A Panel
local experts and Apple)