Conferences and MeetingsNBEA 2014 Annual Convention

 

Technology Workshops


The following technology workshops are offered in conjunction with the NBEA 2014 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, April 15, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1A Google Apps for Education (Beginning)

Enroll for Google Apps for Education and learn about the amazing advantages available to teachers. Once enrolled, teachers can use their own domain name, or purchase one from Go. Google Apps for Education allows teachers to gain more control over students, create up to 300 student e-mail addresses, and incorporate Google Apps into your curriculum with a great selection of creative lesson plans.

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


Tuesday, April 15, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1B 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.

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


Tuesday, April 15, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

2A Create and Design Apps in Minutes with App Inventor (Beginning)

Learn how to build amazing Android apps with App Inventor. Teach your students to build and sell personal apps as a money maker for your club. Creating an app with App Inventor begins in your browser where you design how the app will look. Then, like fitting together puzzle pieces, you set your app’s behavior. This skill is a must for classes teaching emerging technologies. Your students will love it!

Presenters:Dennis Garner, Utah State University, Roosevelt, UT; Rhett Hunt, Utah State University, Roosevelt, UT


Tuesday, April 15, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

2B Makin’ Movies in the Cloud (Beginning/Intermediate)

Create movies using the online platform video editor, WeVideo. WeVideo allows individuals to easily create, produce, collaborate, and share videos for free. Participants will learn basic video editing skills, and be provided with resources to help incorporate engaging video projects into teaching instruction. Come and have fun “makin’ movies in the Cloud.”

 

Presenter: Ann Kieser, Mansfield Jr. Sr. High School, Mansfield, PA


Tuesday, April 15, 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

3A What’s New in Office 2013 (Beginning/Intermediate)

Meet the new Office 2013 and learn the new features in the Microsoft applications. Participants will discover the new sleek interface and will also discover additional features such as purchasing and installation changes, using the Cloud, and file sharing.

Presenter: Sherry Dryer Cannoy, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC


Tuesday, April 15, 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

3B Cre8tive Windows 8 (Beginning/Intermediate)

Learn the amazing things you can do with Windows 8, such as accessing your favorites from anywhere, and getting the most out of your new computer. Become a master at navigating around Windows 8 with Desktop and Start. If you like the apps on your phone, you will love the features with Windows 8. Come and discover all that Windows 8 has to offer.

Presenter: Kimberly Grant, Warwick High School, Newport News, VA


Wednesday, April 16, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

4A Engage Today’s Business Students with 2014’s H.O.T. Web 2.0 Tools (Beginning/Intermediate)

This workshop offers you an inside passage to 2014’s top 25 H.O.T. Web tools for today’s business educator. To make the top grade the Web tools are handy, outstanding, and time saving (H.O.T.). Participants will visit these top Web tools and discuss practical uses for them in today’s business classes. 

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


Wednesday, April 16, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

4B Dreamweaver: Liven Up Your Site! (Beginning)

This session is designed to cover the foundations of basic Web design using Adobe Dreamweaver. Participants will be exposed to setting up a site, adding blank HTML pages, creating a new page based on a template, adding and formatting content and images, and implementing relative and absolute links. At the completion of the session, participants will have a completed site and the materials to help their students create a simple site using Adobe Dreamweaver.

Presenter: Johanna Bodenhamer, Saluda High School, Lexington, SC


Wednesday, April 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

5A The Reinvented Binder: Engage the 21st Century Learner with LiveBinders! (Beginning)

Come and catch the excitement with LiveBinders. The old three-ring binder has been digitized and it is now easy and fun for both students and faculty. Learn how to use this free, Web-based tool to gather and organize resources to share. This workshop will teach the basics of creating and saving information in a binder, uploading and adding documents, inserting digitized media, and tricks to help you customize the layout of information in your binder. This is a tool that business educators will not want to be without!.

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


Wednesday, April 16, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

5B 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 your classroom that will enhance any project to a professional level.

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


Wednesday, April 16, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

6A Open House for Office 2013: An Overview of Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint (Beginning/Intermediate)

Obtain the newest information on the upgrades made to Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Attendees will be presented with activities and step-by-step instructions so they can explore the new features and skills available through these programs.

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


Wednesday, April 16, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

6B Pep Up Your Presentation with Prezi (Beginning)

Explore all that Prezi has to offer! Take away new ways of presenting information to an audience, creative ways to work with others on projects, and teaching tools that are accessible to everyone via the Internet. Once teachers introduce Prezi to their students, they will not want to go back to PowerPoint!

Presenter: Ken Kuhn, Port Moody, BC


Thursday, April 17, 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

7A Engage Today’s Business Students with 2014’s H.O.T. Web 2.0 Tools (Beginning/Intermediate)

This workshop offers you an inside passage to 2014’s top 25 H.O.T. web tools for today’s business educator. To make the top grade the Web tools are handy, outstanding, and time saving (H.O.T.). Participants will visit these top Web tools and discuss practical uses for them in today’s business classes.

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


Thursday, April 17, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

7B Web 2.0 Toolkit for Teachers: Top Free Apps for 2014 (Beginning/Intermediate)

The technology transformation swirling around us has never been more dynamic, more promising, or more confusing. New free apps explode into our consciousness, only to disappear or convert to pay-for-service products seemingly in the blink of an eye. Participants will be able to sample a variety of emerging new Web 2.0 tech tools that can bring life and ease to their classrooms. Some will be practical, some will be social, and some will be just plain fun. Those attending will receive a digital portfolio of the programs reviewed and a workbook survival kit. Come and join us as we travel to infinity and beyond with Web 2.0 tools for 2014.

Presenters: Joseph M. DeJulius, Lenape High School, Marlton, NJ; Susan E. Hall, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA


Thursday, April 17, 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

8A The Reinvented Binder: Engage the 21st Century Learner with LiveBinders! (Beginning)

Come and catch the excitement with LiveBinders. The old three-ring binder has been digitized and it is now easy and fun for both students and faculty. Learn how to use this free, Web-based tool to gather and organize resources to share. This workshop will teach the basics of creating and saving information in a binder, uploading and adding documents, inserting digitized media, and tricks to help you customize the layout of information in your binder. This is a tool that business educators will not want to be without!

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


Thursday, April 17, 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

8B Makin’ Movies in the Cloud (Beginning/Intermediate)

Create movies using the online platform video editor, WeVideo. WeVideo allows individuals to easily create, produce, collaborate, and share videos for free. Participants will learn basic video editing skills, and be provided with resources to help incorporate engaging video projects into teaching instruction. Come and have fun “makin’ movies in the Cloud.”

Presenter: Ann Kieser, Mansfield Jr. Sr. High School, Mansfield, PA


Thursday, April 17, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

9A SPARK Career Placement Success with Web 2.0 Tools (Beginning)

Are you seeking Web 2.0 tools and ideas to strengthen your students’ employability skills while integrating career-related compositions into your business classes? If so, then this session is a must. Discover the free career-related Web 2.0 tools relevant for career development and planning.

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

 


Thursday, April 17, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

9B Google Apps for Education (Beginning)

Enroll for Google Apps for Education and learn about the amazing advantages available to teachers. Once enrolled, teachers can use their own domain name, or purchase one from Go. Google Apps for Education allows teachers to gain more control over students, create up to 300 student e-mail addresses, and incorporate Google Apps into their curriculum with a great selection of creative lesson plans.

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


Friday, April 18, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

10A Web 2.0 Toolkit for Teachers: The Top Free Apps for 2014 (Beginning/Intermediate)
The technology transformation swirling around us has never been more dynamic, more promising, or more confusing. New free apps explode into our consciousness, only to disappear or convert to pay-for-service products seemingly in the blink of an eye. Participants in this hands-on computer workshop will be able to sample a variety of emerging new Web 2.0 tech tools that can bring life and ease to their classrooms. Some will be practical, some will be social, and some will be just plain fun. Those attending will receive a digital portfolio of the programs reviewed and a workbook survival kit. Come and join us as we travel to infinity and beyond with Web 2.0 tools for 2014.

Presenters: Joseph M. DeJulius, Lenape High School, Marlton, NJ; Susan E. Hall, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA


Friday, April 18, 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

10B Camtasia and Jing (Beginning)

Would you like the opportunity to make short videos covering class materials? Create tutorials or demonstrations for your students? Create libraries of commonly covered class topics? Come see how to use Camtasia (purchase) and Jing (free) to create amazing screen-capture video content quickly and effectively like a pro. Learn to add enhancements such as text and bullets, as well as picture-in-picture using a webcam. This workshop will also show you how to seamlessly integrate Camtasia and PowerPoint.

Presenter: David L. Giberson, San Diego Community College District, San Diego, CA


Friday, April 18, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

11A HTML5 Basics (Beginning)

This session is designed to cover the foundations of basic Web design using HTML5. Participants will be exposed to setting up a simple Web site using HTML5, add and format content and images, and implement relative and absolute links. At the completion of the session, participants will have a completed site and the materials to help their students create a simple site using HTML5.

Presenter: Johanna Bodenhamer, Saluda High School, Lexington, SC


Friday, April 18, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

11B Excel: Beyond the Basics (Intermediate)

Come discover the new features of Excel 2013. Explore the improved templates, Flash Fill, and Quick Analysis tool. Participants will learn to solve complex problems using the Solver Tool, as well as real-life scenario-based problems using the Intuitive Solver Tool. The ease of Excel’s new features can spark creative ideas for implementation in your classes.

Presenter: Warren Kawano, Leeward Community College, Pearl City, HI