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Session #3

Thursday March 25, 2010 10:30 am - 11:30 am
 
 

Get UR Game On!!.............................................................................................................. Room 4

Got game? Gaming has become one of the fastest growing industries of western society. Current research correlates the positive effects of gaming on literacy skills. Explore several “Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games” (MMORPGs) as well as console games and learn to be 1337!

Strand: Emerging Technologies/Integration
Level: All
Presenter: Liz Hood, Saluda Trail Middle

 

Case Study: How to Successfully Manage a Multi-Vendor RFID Technology Rollout........ Room 5

With library operational budgets being slashed, more IT directors are turning to radio frequency identification (RFID) systems to cut operating costs and increase efficiencies.  According to a survey conducted by Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), miscommunication or lack of communication is the top reason most IT projects fail.

Topics Addressed:

  • Case studies featuring best practices from libraries around the country
  • How radio frequency identification systems cut costs in a time when operational budgets are being slashed
  • Techniques to ensure multi-vendor installations run as efficiently as possible

Strand: Emerging Technologies / Integration
Level: All
Presenter:
Shai Robkin, Integrated Technology Group

RSS: Connecting Ideas and Knowledge.......................................................................... Room 6

RSS is a powerful yet, fairly untapped tool that educators can use to easily track many sources of information and knowledge. It’s also evolving into an effective way to connect people and ideas in ways that we’ve be unable to before. Using RSS, we can not only read what others write, we can read what they read, and even read what they create in easy, time-saving ways. This session will take a look at the tools and strategies that can make RSS an integral part of every educator’s professional development and practice.

Strand: Emerging Technologies/Integration
Level: All

Presenter:
Will Richardson, Featured Speaker

SCASL Advocacy Committee – Open Forum................................................................... Room 7

Plan to attend this meeting open to current and potential advocacy committee members. Discussion will include efforts to date as well as future plans.

Strand: Leadership/Advocacy
Level: All
Presenter:
Diane Geddings, Dutch Fork

 

10 Tools to a More 2.0 Library.......................................................................................... Room 8

Come learn about ten easy to use tools to make your media center a 21st century relevant space for today's students.
This Session will be Vodcast on the SCASL TeacherTube Channel.

                                                                                                                       




                                                                                                              Strand: Emerging Technologies/Integration
Level: All

Presenter:
Cathy Nelson, Dorman High
Links and Presentation

Ten Tools to a More 2.0 Library from Cathy Nelson on Vimeo.

                                                                        

Use Visual Arts to Launch Inquiry Research and Literature Experiences.................... Room 9

Using visual arts, you can launch dynamic inquiry research initiatives and literature experiences. By examining and reflecting on primary source paintings and poignant photos, students establish schema and expand critical thinking as they embark on curricular research. Literature comes alive by examining illustrations and dynamic scenery to broaden critical thinking.

Strand: Instruction/Collaboration
Level: All
Presenter
Marilyn M. Gramling, Ballentine Elementary

 Library Lil and Me: Meet the Author, Suzanne Williams............................................... Room 12

The award-winning author of more than two dozen books for children, including Library Lil, My Dog Never Says Please, Mommy Doesn't Know My Name, Ten Naughty Little Monkeys, and the Princess Power and Fairy Blossoms series, reveals the "stories behind the stories" in her many picture and chapter books.

Strand: Reading / Literacy
Level: All

Presenter:
Suzanne Williams, Featured Author
 

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!............................................................................................. Room 13

Want to make a difference in teaching and learning at your school, but not sure where to start?  This session will share easy ways to start the race towards collaboration. (Repeated during concurrent session seven.)

Strand: Instruction/Collaboration
Level: All
Presenter:
Martha Taylor, McCants Middle

Fundamentals of Grant writing....................................................................................... Room 14 CANCELLED

This session is NOT for the experienced grant writer! This session presents the basic components of a grant and gives helpful tips for writing the proposal. A beginning list of funding sources will also be available. The presenter has training, experience and success as a grant writer and she will share her “inside secrets” to writing a winning proposal. Handouts provided.

Strand: Leadership/Advocacy
Level: All

Presenter:
Karen Lowe, NWRESA/Appalachian State University, Featured Speaker

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