**Digital Storytelling 2010**
Digital Storytelling can be done using audio podcasts, slideshows, videos, photo essays, webpages, comics, even a wiki. There are many tools that can be used to compose digital ; some are software based while others are web based solutions. This session will explore the learning purposes of digital storytelling and assist participants with understanding how video storytelling mirrors the writing process and allows students to demonstrate learning through personalization. Participants in this session will work through the basic steps for planning a story and then explore several tools for creating digital stories.
Audience: All subject area teachers K-12
Need: microphones, cameras, flips
Tools: Voicethread, Animoto

**Vocabulary in Their Own Words**
A strong vocabulary increases our ability to communicate effectively. Having students create their own explanations for word meanings is a great way to check for understanding as well as promote acquisition of new vocabulary. This session will investigate tools that convert text to speech where students can enter personalized definitions for vocabulary, as well as methods for sharing the results. Participants will create a collaborative vocab-tionary during the session.
Audience: All subject area teachers K-12

**Reader Responses with Movie Trailers**
Movie trailers are traditionally seen before viewing a movie. Movie trailers created during and after reading can be used to check for student understanding of story elements and to demonstrate summarizing skills in an expressive manner. Participants will respond to a grade level text by creating a storyboard, collecting images to support the storyboard and creating a short movie trailer using district software and/or an online tool.
Audience: All Language Arts teachers K-12
Tools: Storybird, PhotoStory, Discovery Streaming
Site: Creative Commons, Digital Responsibility

**Writing & Discussions with Wikis**
Increase student discussion contributions and collaboration between students using a wiki. A wiki is a great resource available to all teachers that allows for student creation and sharing of information, projects and ideas. In addition to creating content on the wiki pages, the discussion feature is great for holding class discussions where each student can contribute and provide feedback. Participants in this session will learn the basics of using a wikispace to create their wikispace, add pages and initiate discussions.
Audience: All subject area teachers K-12

**Primary Sources 2010**
Primary source is a term used to describe source material that is closest to the person, information, period, or idea being studied. Primary sources are great resources for researching, creating projects, writing prompts and sparking discussions. Many primary source materials are available in the public domain through the Library of Congress and other online sites. Participants in this session will search for and locate primary sources for use in curricular activities and create action plans for implementation.
Audience: All subject area teachers K-12

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Ideas: Writing Prompts, data sites, history of sports equipment,

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Citation & Notation Tools
Traditional note card methods have become outdated and cumbersome. This session will introduce online tools that track resources and create appropriate citations for research papers.

Participants should have some sites with which they want to practice. Tools to explore might include Webnote (, Wizfolio (, Evernote (, ibrii (, EasyBib (, and/or iCyte ( Diigo, Bibme, Citation Machine,, NoteStar
Audience: All secondary teachers