Session 3

Berkeley: Making Copyright Obsolete With Creative CommonsDr. David Marcovitz, Associate Professor, Educational Technology Director Department of Education Specialties, Loyola University Maryland Discover how to find almost all the content you need without worrying about copyright law. Learn why Creative Commons is your friend.Making Copyright Obsolete with Creative Commons
Franklin: Snotty Noses, Swarming Bees, and the Knuffle Bunny: How I Survived (and Succeeded) My First Three Years as an LMSMatthew Winner, Longfellow ES, Howard County Public Schools Attention all new and future elementary media specialists: Feeling overwhelmed? Challenged to find your place in the school? Learn how one LMS made a struggling program his own. Transform your first years from ‘whoa’ to WOW! ES, Preservice/CollegePrezi Presentation:

Crystal Ballroom: Using the Whole Library for a Wiki-based Research ProjectLauren Magnuson, Perry Hall High School Baltimore County Public Schools Sarah Spence, English Teacher, Perry Hall HS Learn how two LMSs and two teachers collaborated to develop a wiki-based poetry research project. Methods included the traditional research and web 2.0 tools. The final product of students in six classes of differing academic abilities was a curriculum-required research project. MS, HS

How to Have an Awesome Author/Illustrator Visit at Your School!
Melanie Byers, Lincolnshire ES, Washington County Public Schools Enrich students’ learning through hosting an author/illustrator. Learn the logistics of handling a successful visit. Most importantly, learn how to have fun at the same time you provide an awesome experience for the students, staff, and guest author/illustrator. Presenter will share experiences from five author/illustrator visits.

Shenandoah: Using Promethean Tools and Activ-Inspire Software in Your Library Beth Napier, North Carroll High School, Carroll County Public Schools Learn about the various Promethean tools: slates, active-votes and response systems and how they can be used in your library media center to inspire student learning. Lessons and ideas will be shared that use the Activ-Inspire software and participants will be shown how to access resources on Promethean Planet. ALL
Grand Ballroom – Stage Area: Digital Projects and PortfoliosScott Loomis, Tech4Learning In a world of high-skills and high-stakes, student authored projects and portfolios provide effective tools for assessing student knowledge and capabilities. Effective projects engage learners in the curriculum while portfolios help capture performances and reflections on learning. Participants will examine this potential using Tech4Learning’s newest program, Share, and will receive a free license.ES, MS