Conferences and MeetingsNBEA 2016 Annual Convention

 

Technology Workshops


The following technology workshops are offered in conjunction with the NBEA 2016 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 22, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1A What's New in Microsoft Office 2016 (Beginning/Intermediate)

Join us and discover the new Microsoft Office 2016! After an overview, we’ll explore the new features of each application. You will also be provided with useful ideas to incorporate these features into your lesson plans or use the examples as extra projects in your classes. Come see what’s new in Microsoft Office 2016!

Presenter: Karen Todd Pickles, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA


Tuesday, March 22, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1B Access 2013: How to Prepare for Certification! (Beginning/Intermediate)

Have you wanted to get certified in Access 2013 but did not feel confident in your skills? Let us help prepare you to pass the Access 2013 certification exam. You do not have to use Access on a regular basis or teach it in order to become certified. You will learn tips and tricks to help you pass with flying colors! This workshop is filled with hands-on activities, lessons, and invaluable resources.

Presenters: Angela Chittick, Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, NE; Jean Condon, Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, NE


Tuesday, March 22, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

2A Professional Engagement with Social Media! (Beginning/Intermediate)

Social media is a constant presence in today’s world of business and marketing. However, ensuring a strong professional presence is more important than ever for teachers and their students. Join us to learn how to set up your social media accounts to get them noticed, how to teach students to use social media in business and to promote themselves professionally, as well as ways to engage your students using social media as a tool.

Presenters:Pamela Bracey, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS; Michelle Taylor, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS


Tuesday, March 22, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

2B Advanced Excel Topics (Intermediate/Advanced)

Join us to learn about PivotTables and other Excel skills that you are required to teach, but may not have had the chance to learn yourself. Expand your toolbox of ideas on how to make those advanced Excel skills manageable for the students, as well as providing them with Excel skills that will get them a career!

 

Presenters: DeLayne Havlovic, Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, NE: Kelly Means, Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, NE


Tuesday, March 22, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

3A Document Acrobatics with Adobe Acrobat! (Beginning/Intermediate)

The latest version of Adobe Acrobat, named Adobe Document Cloud, is better than ever! Mobile link allows your files to go where you go so you can start on the desktop and finish on your phone. Scanning is easier than ever before, and you can e-sign from anywhere. You can achieve professional looking documents from anywhere and everywhere. Join us to learn how!

Presenter: Karen May, Lone Star College-Montgomery, Trinity, TX


Tuesday, March 22, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

3B Adobe Presenter Makes Professional Online Lectures Easy (Beginning/Intermediate)

Take your online class beyond the online correspondence course in a flash. Use Adobe Presenter to transform your PowerPoint presentations into professional online lectures. Adobe Presenter is an eLearning software solution for use as a Microsoft PowerPoint add-on. This session will walk you through converting your PowerPoint presentations allowing you to create for your students an easy to view PDF file format with audio that takes old fashioned PowerPoint presentations to a new level.

Presenter: Susan Jennings, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX


Wednesday, March 23, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

4A It’s a 10! Take a Peek Into the New Windows! (Beginning)

Windows 10 is here! Join us as we explore the new features, as well as review some of the returning features of Windows. There are amazing instructional and organizational tools within Windows 10 for today’s educators. Come and see all that Windows 10 has to offer!

Presenter: Kelly Means, Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, NE


Wednesday, March 23, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

4B Photoshop Boot Camp (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 their classroom that will enhance any project to a professional level. The basics of animation will also 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, March 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

5A What’s New in Microsoft Office 2016 (Beginning/Intermediate)

Join us and discover the new Microsoft Office 2016! After an overview, we’ll explore the new features of each application. You will also be provided with useful ideas to incorporate these features into your lesson plans or use the examples as extra projects in your classes. Come see what’s new in Microsoft Office 2016!

Presenter: Karen Todd Pickles, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA


Wednesday, March 23, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

5B Catch That Screen: Camtasia and More! (Beginning/Intermediate)

In this session you will learn how to screen record, import video, and use the tools inside of Camtasia to make videos to use in your online course, your hybrid course, or to enhance your face-to-face course.

Presenters: Jessica Crabtree, Newton High School, Newton, KS; Kimberly Dhority, Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia, KS


Wednesday, March 23, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

6A Using Technology to Take a "Byte" Out of Innovative Voice Tools (Intermediate/Advanced)

VoiceThread provides innovative strategies for instructors to add voice or text comments to images, video albums, and PowerPoint presentations. It can also be used to incorporate diverse learning styles, as well as communication methods, into a traditional classroom or online course. Voicethread.com is a wonderful Web 2.0 tool designed to promote collaboration, student interaction, and social learning. A variety of activities using VoiceThread can be easily integrated into your courses. Join us to discover all that VoiceThread has to offer!

Presenter: Amy Williams, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA


Wednesday, March 23, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

6B Adding "Personal" to Online Courses: Physical Presence in the Online Classroom (Intermediate/Advanced)

Teaching online can often be impersonal, and students may not feel as committed to the course because they do not know you, the instructor. It can be harder to stop "attending" class when students build a rapport with the instructor. This session will provide ways to improve the instructor presence in an online course by adding video, voice over, conferencing, and other personal ways of communicating with students. If you have never added video lectures, announcements, and instructions to your online course, come learn how easy and effective it can be!

Presenter: Sherrell Wheeler, New Mexico State University Alamogordo, Alamogordo, NM


Thursday, March 24, 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

7A Using Weebly to Develop an Electronic Portfolio (Beginning)

Weebly is a free webpage design tool that can be used to create stunning websites. This session will introduce Weebly (knowledge of HTML is not required) and offer suggestions on how to use websites as a tool for developing student portfolios. In addition, learn techniques for utilizing websites as communication tools with parents.

Presenter: Tamra Davis, Illinois State University, Normal, IL


Thursday, March 24, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

7B How to “Explain Everything” Using Interactive Screen Capturing: Energize, Entertain, Educate (Beginning/Intermediate)

Explain Everything is an interactive whiteboard app with tons of cool features. It can literally be used to explain everything! The app allows for writing, typing, drawing, inserting videos, pictures, documents, clip art, webpages, and more. It is a completely customizable presentation platform. Explain Everything gives the user the ability to record everything presented, save it, post it, and have it available for play back. The app also includes a laser pointer feature which allows you to point to something on the screen. The app is available for iOS, Android, and Windows and it is easily accessible on any of your favorite devices.

Presenters: Ronda Monheiser, Northeastern Junior College, Sterling, CO; Deb Walker, Northeastern Junior College, Sterling, CO


Thursday, March 24, 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

8A QuickBooks 2015—It’s Not Just for Bookies! (Beginning/Intermediate)

QuickBooks 2015 is one of the most powerful financial tools available. During this session, basic features such as opening, backing up, restoring, and changing the company name will be reviewed. In addition, participants will be able to practice recording basic transactions, such as purchasing on account, purchasing with cash, selling on account, selling with cash, making a deposit, and printing financial statements.

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


Thursday, March 24, 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

8B 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, Celina, OH


Thursday, March 24, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

9A The Unbelievable Google Adventure (Beginning/Intermediate)

Is being on the Amazing Race on your bucket list? Get ready because now you have the chance to participate in “The Unbelievable Google Adventure” through the world of Google Apps for Education. Take flight through Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Test your problem solving and creativity skills in Draw. Yet, don’t shy away from the challenge of Classroom and Sites. Gather up your passport, GPS, backpack and a little courage for a transformational journey. You just never know what new Google adventure or task waits for you! (Traveler’s Notice: All activities and ideas will enhance your classroom.)

Presenter: Shelly Mowinkel, Milford Public Schools, Milford, NE

 


Thursday, March 24, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

9B Amp Up Your Presentations with Nearpod (Beginning)

Nearpod allows you to do interactive presentations and lessons along with real-time assessment across all devices. Join us to learn an alternative teaching method to engage your students with fun and interactive content, collect and share student responses instantly, and track student comprehension in real time. Learn how to use Nearpod effectively with examples of lessons that can be used to teach today’s business students.

Presenters: Amanda Kerker, Northeastern Junior College, Sterling, CO; Brenda Rhodes, Northeastern Junior College, Sterling, CO


Friday, March 25, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

10A The Unbelievable Google Adventure (Beginning/Intermediate)
Is being on the Amazing Race on your bucket list? Get ready because now you have the chance to participate in “The Unbelievable Google Adventure” through the world of Google Apps for Education. Take flight through Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Test your problem solving and creativity skills in Draw. Yet, don’t shy away from the challenge of Classroom and Sites. Gather up your passport, GPS, backpack and a little courage for a transformational journey. You just never know what new Google adventure or task waits for you! (Traveler’s Notice: All activities and ideas will enhance your classroom.)

Presenter: Shelly Mowinkel, Milford Public Schools, Milford, NE


Friday, March 25, 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

10B Let’s Flip It! (Beginning/Intermediate)

We keep hearing about flipped classrooms, hybrid classrooms, and online classrooms. How do we create these classes? Where do you start and what programs can you use? In this workshop, you will begin to build your flipped classroom by utilizing free online programs. Be sure to bring materials with you and come prepared to work, as you will leave this session with a product you can implement!

Presenter: Kimberly Dhority, Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia, KS


Friday, March 25, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

11A Technology Tools for Formative Assessment (Beginning/Intermediate)

Formative assessment is not an event, it is an ongoing process used to check for understanding, collect data to inform instruction, and lead to higher levels of student achievement. In this session, participants will learn about a range of tools they can use in their classrooms to assess students in a variety of situations. Such tools include Kahoot, Plickers, Zaption, Socrative, and Nearpod. Participants will leave with a bag of tricks they can start using immediately to assess students in fun and engaging ways.

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


Friday, March 25, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

11B Interactive Presentations Using PowerPoint Add-Ons (Beginning/Intermediate)

Do you ever wonder how secure your personal information is on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or other social media? Do your students Have you ever wished, in the middle of a PowerPoint audio lecture, that you could stop and check for understanding? Now you can! By using PowerPoint add-ons, you can engage your students to ask questions over what you just covered. We'll also explore SNIP, which is even better than the Snipping Tool! Bring a presentation that you would like to make interactive, so you can leave this session with a completed project!

Presenter: Karen May, Lone Star College-Montgomery, Trinity, TX