Conferences and MeetingsNBEA 2015 Annual Convention

 

Technology Workshops


The following technology workshops are offered in conjunction with the NBEA 2015 Annual Convention and are available to NBEA member registrants through advanced registration only. Registrations are handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Note: All computer workshops will accommodate 1 person per computer.


Tuesday, March 31, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1A Designing & Developing Your Awesome Online Course (Beginning/Intermediate)

Learn how to design and deliver an online learning course that includes best practices and standards required by most institutions. Acquire the tools to utilize discussions, assignments, and quizzes as well as integrating technology into the course. This session will cover all the basics and more!

Presenter: Karen May, Trinity, TX


Tuesday, March 31, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1B Create a Window to the World Using Adobe Premiere Elements 12 (Beginning/Intermediate)

This session will introduce attendees to the basic operations of Adobe Premiere Elements 12. Learn to import video; make slice, trim, and ripple edits; create motion paths with Pan & Zoom tool; speed up or slow down portions of the video using Time Remapping; use color correction; complete fade ins or fade outs; add effects, include text animation; and upload a completed video to YouTube. Using the theme of “Window to the World: Cultural Adjustment,” learn how to use Adobe Premiere Elements to widen your students appreciation of what a person experiences when moving from their home country (or culture) to a host country (or culture)—the story of cultural adjustment.

Presenter: Sandra Williams, University of Montana, Missoula, MT


Tuesday, March 31, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

2A Winning Websites (Beginning/Intermediate)

Create a stunning “free” customizable website. No coding knowledge is necessary. Hundreds of templates are available in every category which can be further customized for that “look or brand message” that you are looking for. Applications include: individual or group presentation of topics or units, small business site for entrepreneurship course, promotion of vocational business education programs, general promotion for fundraisers, events, sports and/or clubs, individual student portfolios of work including resume and examples of work, business websites for community, and personal websites. Participants will leave with a website and the mobile version which takes only a few minutes to create!

Presenter:Todd Stabenow, Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA


Tuesday, March 31, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

2B Create eLearning Video Content for Online, Blended, Traditional Courses with Captivate and/or Camtasia (Beginning/Intermediate)

Attend this workshop and acquire the strategies for creating eLearning tutorials that are powerful, dynamic, and interactive. This workshop will use Adobe Captivate, Camtasia. Participants will their own eLearning project with video, slides, interaction, and quizzes. The user can choose which device to view the project including computers, tablets, and smart phones. Captioning can also be added to the eLearning content. Wow, you won’t want to miss this workshop!

 

Presenter: Dennis Garner, Utah State University, Roosevelt, UT


Tuesday, March 31, 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

3A Winning Websites (Beginning/Intermediate)

This workshop will guide you through the elements of a good report including structuring, styling, useful tools, layout, design, references, collaboration, and finalizing the document. Come learn tips and tricks to make your report look professional while being easy to create.

Presenter: DeDe Smith, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT


Tuesday, March 31, 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

3B Strategies for Analyzing, Design, and Implementing Effective Websites (Beginning/Intermediate)

This workshop will introduce business educators to strategies for analyzing, designing, and implementing effective websites. Participants will explore a variety of Content Management Systems (CMS) for rapid website development, and learn how to transform poorly designed websites into powerful, user friendly websites. Additionally, this workshop will focus on the latest trends in mobile web browsing and social media integration for website design.

Presenter: Kodey Crandall, Utah Valley, University, Orem, UT


Wednesday, April 1, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

4A H.O.T. Web 2.0 Tools (Beginning/Intermediate)

You won’t want to miss this dynamic, updated workshop offering an inside passage to H.O.T. web tools for today’s innovative business educator. To make the top grade the web tools are Handy, Outstanding, and Time Saving (H.O.T.). Participants will visit the web tools and discuss practical uses for them in today’s business classes. Additionally, rating/voting will assure participants bring a wealth of information back to their classes after the convention. 

Presenter: Eileen M. Dittmar, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN


Wednesday, April 1, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

4B e-Portfolio with Acrobat Pro XI (Beginning/Intermediate)

E-Portfolios are an effective way to showcase student work and are easy to create using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro! This workshop will guide participants through planning, creating, organizing, and personalizing e-Portfolios by maximizing the tools available in Adobe Acrobat XI Pro. Attendees will build an e-Portfolio using standard materials that will be provided. Attendees will also receive step-by step instructions to take with them, as well as an e-Portfolio sample.

Presenters: Adriana Kulakowski, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY; Tracy Magin, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY; Mary Beth Parker, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY; Kathleen Szczepanek, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY


Wednesday, April 1, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

5A Photoshop BootCamp(Beginning/Intermediate)

Come to this session and enhance your photography skills! Learn unique techniques such as creating a photo management system, photo restoration basics, and layering for a digital montage. Users will learn Photoshop techniques to better enhance an image for web publishing or print. Each attendee will explore 10 Photoshop techniques that can be used in the classroom that will enhance any project to a professional level. The basics of animation will be explored so you can learn how to create an animated banner to help market your program or school’s web site!

Presenter: Eva Rutiri, West Ashley High School, Charleston, SC


Wednesday, April 1, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

5B Google Apps A to Z (Beginning/Intermediate)

Google Apps A to Z is for the beginning, intermediate, and advanced users of Google applications. This workshop requires attendees to already have an existing Google account to be used in the workshop. Topics covered will include the extensions and add-ons to Google that can be downloaded from Google or from the Google Chrome Store to enhance and increase the functions and features of Google Apps. These apps include Awesome Screenshot, Ghostery (an application extension that will list 3rd party companies monitoring user Internet activity), Join.me, Lucidchart Diagram (a charting application) and Lucidpress Document (a text editor), Pixlr Editor (an image editor), and YouTube options. Attendees will gain hands-on experience with the applications and extensions introduced in Google Apps A to Z. This workshop will not cover Google Apps for Education such as Gmail, documents, drive, sheets, forms, and slides.

Presenter: John Sachs, Mesquite High School, Gilbert, AZ


Wednesday, April 1, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

6A Excel Pivot Tables, Data Analysis, and More (Intermediate/Advanced)

Are you looking for ways to increase your knowledge of Microsoft Excel? Do you have students who already understand the basics and now need to explore additional features that Excel offers? Come to this workshop to gain valuable skills that will help you as well as your students become more advanced in Excel. Topics covered include pivot tables for data analysis and a variety of lookup and financial functions.

Presenter: Kodey Crandall, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT


Wednesday, April 1, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

6B PowerPoint: Beyond the Basics (Intermediate/Advanced)

Discover the advanced features of PowerPoint, such as custom animations and transitions, effects and sounds, videos, slide masters, links, and timing. Attendees will learn about transforming pictures and creating photo albums. The professionalism and power of these features will vault the quality of your presentation to new heights!

Presenter: DeDe Smith, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT


Thursday, April 2, 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

7A Designing & Developing an Awesome Online Course (Beginning/Intermediate)

Learn how to design and deliver an online learning course that includes best practices and standards required by most institutions. Acquire the tools to utilize discussions, assignments, and quizzes as well as integrating technology into the course. This session will cover all the basics and more!.

Presenter: Karen May, Trinity, TX


Thursday, April 2, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

7B Google Apps 101 (Beginning/Intermediate)

Google Apps 101 curriculum focuses on exposing students to the Chrome OS (using Chromebooks) and proper use of Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms with business education appropriate supporting activities for students. This 21 day curriculum provides all related content and instruction for teachers to confidently teach the lessons. To follow up, a custom built small business simulation using Google Apps is provided for students to demonstrate their learning and mastery of the tools. The Google Apps 101 curriculum is free, while the Outdoor Adventures Simulation is available for purchase online.

Presenter: Kurt Wismer, North Fond du Lac School District, North Fond du Lac, WI


Thursday, April 2, 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

8A How to Create Mobile Apps for Android Devices without Coding! (Beginning/Intermediate)

Have you ever wondered how people create apps for mobile devices? Come to this workshop and you will be able to create an app that can be run on an Android device. All you need is a computer (not an IPad) to install the program and test your app (or use an Android device for testing). No need for programming knowledge—you can become a pro at creating these apps!

Presenter: Katie Grassel, Seymour Community High School, Seymour, WI


Thursday, April 2, 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

8B Flipping Your Classroom with Free Web 2.0 Applications (Beginning/Intermediate)

Flipping your classroom is an exciting concept that everyone is talking about, but what is it and where do you start? This workshop will provide a short overview of what “flipping” means and how teachers are using it. Attendees will create a website for use in their flipped classroom, explore storage sites for handouts, record a webcast, and embed the recording on the class site. This workshop will include how to create the pieces as well as how to use them in class. Only Web 2.0 sites that are of no cost to the teacher will be used. Participants can expect to leave this workshop with the start of a classroom site for flipping and the tools to create their own course materials.

Presenter: Sandra O’Brien, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA


Thursday, April 2, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

9A Tips on Teaching & Creating Web Apps with Access (Beginning/Intermediate)

Attendees will be given hands-on instruction and practice on creating a database from scratch and creating and using tables, queries, and reports. This workshop will also include creating Web apps in Access. Teaching tips will be included to help teachers use these new skills in their own classrooms. Attendees will be given handouts and a textbook to take with them.

Presenter: Iris Ellis, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

 


Thursday, April 2, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

9B Word Tips and Tricks – “100 Cool Things to Learn” (Beginning/Intermediate)

Do you like keyboard shortcuts and would you like to be more efficient in Word applications and see all that Word offers? This workshop will give you skills in basic Word 2010/2013 tips and tricks which you can implement in your business education classes or in your professional life. Learn the basics such as formatting, editing, and sorting; then move on to more advanced features such as creating a table of contents, advanced table features, and more! Learn to be "cool" with Word!.

Presenter: Roger Fulk, Wright State University, Lima, OH


Friday, April 3, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

10A How to Create Mobile Apps for Android Devices without Coding (Beginning/Intermediate)
Have you ever wondered how people create apps for mobile devices? Come to this workshop and you will be able to create an app that can be run on an Android device. All you need is a computer (not an IPad) to install the program and test your app (or use an Android device for testing). No need for programming knowledge—you can become a pro at creating these apps!

Presenter: Katie Grassel, Seymour Community High School, Seymour, WI


Friday, April 3, 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

10B Automating Excel 2013 and Sending the Troops Out! Visual Basic for Applications (Intermediate/Advanced)

What is Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)? How can it be used with Excel? Attendees will learn the power of automating repetitive tasks and also incorporating loops to add unlimited power. In addition, learn how to record basic macros, how to see them and step slowly through them, and how to edit them. You’ll then learn how to edit the macros to add looping. Your students will master the techniques quickly, which can better position them in their future careers.

Presenter: Todd Stabenow, Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA


Friday, April 3, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

11A Adobe Connect—Video Conferencing Strategies and Helps (Beginning/Intermediate)

Have you ever considered presenting a webinar or just wanted to know more about attending a webinar in Adobe Connect? If so, then this session is for you! Learn the uses of Adobe Connect, as well as tips and techniques in presenting an engaging webinar.

Presenter: Karen May, Trinity, TX


Friday, April 3, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

11B Web Security/Etiquette: How to Secure Your (and Students) Private Information on Social Media Sites (Beginning/Intermediate)

Do you ever wonder how secure your personal information is on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or other social media? Do your students know how secure their information is or even how to make sure their information is secure? This session will provide tips and tricks for securing your personal information on social media. You will need to have accounts with Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter already set before the session so that you can review your settings for security. This session will review proper etiquette for social media and how information from social media is being used by prospective employers and colleges. Attendees will be provided with a lesson on social media etiquette to take back to the classroom.

Presenters: Joseph M. De Julius, Lenape High School, Marlton, NJ; Susan E. Hall, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA; Sherrie Roberts, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN