BREVARD EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
BREVARD EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Fred Ankersen, Teacher 7th Grade
Space Coast Jr./Sr. High School
Table of Contents
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1 – Origins of Class (Classroom Connect)
3 through 16 through 15– Teacher Uses of
16 through 33 Student Work Samples using
8 – NetSupport software (lab monitoring,
9 – Logo Programming
• Rooms 501 & 502
• 7th Grade Wheel
• Technology Introduction
Alternate T eacher
Uses of Excel Spreadsheet
• Substitute Roster
• I recently re-discovered this teacherfriendly site, and was absolutely amazed
at the flexibility it offers teachers.
• I had seen this site before, but didn’t
pursue how it could be used until now.
• It supports my idea that the computer is
the ultimate developmental tool: as you
use it, you find more and more ways to
use it. (like peeling an onion, but without the tears)
Create 16 types of games and learning activities
Rags to Riches
Quia Shared Activities
Maintain An Online Schedule & Calendar
Create quizzes with 8 types of questions:
WEB SITES I USE OR HAVE USED
Since I teach a class that shows kids how to use technology in their regular academic
classes, I thought I would let you know some of the web-sites that can be a help to
1. http://webquest.org/ This site has a listing of webquests sorted by grade level and
appeal. Great for extra assignments for individuals, pairs, etc.
2. http://homepage.mac.com/cohora/ Internet scavenger hunts, good fun for those who
love trivia, or need a quick 1-period assignment for a class or individual
3. http://www.teach-nology.com/ Everything you need to know about teaching (just
kidding - but it is a wealth of resources)
4. http://www.globalschoolnet.org/index.html This is a bit like Teach-nology. Much good
5. www.epals.com E-mail service free for kids and teachers. Good place to hook kids up
with keypals from other countries. The e-mail is completely monitored by the teacher
setting up the mail.
Brevard Schools has set up teachers with Gaggle.net, which is much the same but has a
“locker facility” that serves as a virtual floppy disk accessible from any internet capable
6. http://www.edhelper.com/ Lesson Plans by subject, etc.
7. www.quia.com Hand-out available. This has proven to be a valuable addition to the
tools I use in my classroom.
MORE WEB SITES
This site has changed and is becoming more professional
development oriented. Excellent products.
This site is done by a technology coordinator and is filled with
information and lessons for teachers to use. It has a wealth of
information for classroom teachers.
This site has grading rubrics that cover every conceivable type of
This site provides webqests for teachers to use in the classrooms.
This is a calendar teachers can use to post assignments and their due
This is the site I use at the beginning of the school year to introduce
the new students to the internet. It originates in England, and is quite
good. I also use it to compare our website to the ones in England.
ACCEPTABLE ONLINE SITES FOR GAMES
• Most of the work done by the students is
the result of very basic research to satisfy
a question posed in a WebQuest. The
emphasis is on acquiring the skills to use
the software that is available on the
computers at Space Coast. This lets them
get comfortable with the display options in
a non-threatening, comfortable venue
(they get playing out of their systems).
• The following slides were excerpted from
the presentation created as part of a final
exam by one of my better students. I
included a slide that had an example of a
hyperlink that I teach the students to use
to move around a presentation.
My Future Career
By: Keylie B-2
My Future Career
Semester Exam – Semester 1 of 2003/2004
Title Slide Yes/No
Background Appropriate Yes/No
Ending Slide Yes/No
Missing 1 item = A2 items = B
3 items = C
4 items = C5 items = D
(2 points off for each missing slide)
GRADE – A+ The only comment I have is that on a slide where you have a
hyperlink, there should not be timers. The reader needs to have time to think
about what to do.
In turn for all their hard work zoologist
are well paid. They are also the least
likely people to be fired. How can you
get fired from a job where you watch
animals all day? Even if a zoologist does
get fired they can get another well
paying job quite easily. They can become
a full scientist or doctor or
veterinarian. Go To End
This was a production by
Block #2 in Mr. Ankersen’s
Web Quest Class
Here is a link for you to find out more
about Mr. Ankersen
Here are the links I used to help
me with my power point
Go Back To Title
Grade for __Rosie C.__
Pd _1_ Hurricanes
• More graphics would have been good. Good job over-all.
GRADE - ___93/_A__
Saved/Named – (___18/20)
Nr of Slides >12 - (___20/20)
Biography of ‘cane - (___35/35)
Graphics -- (___20/25)
The last stage
• As hurricane Katrina
died down from 5 to 4
to 3 to 2 to a
category 1 . After
quickly up through
Kentucky and into
Hurricane Katrina latitude and
longitude every stage
• When it was a category 1 the latitude and
longitude was Latitude: 34.05
• Category 2 Latitude: 31.07
• Category 3 Latitude: 33.13
• Category 4 Latitude: 31.18
Longitude: -88.83 .
Reference I used
• I used usa today,NOAA, HURICANE
HUNTERS, AND GOOGLE.
• The web site I used were NOAA
program,NOAA national hurricane center,
and information on hurricane Katrina.
Assignment: Roller Coasters:Thrill Rides
Due date: 15Dec05
Tasks: PPT, Excel Graphs of variables, Word
PPT: 15 slides minimum
Decide on the variables. You need 10 slides, one for each coaster,
that show a picture, and the data for each coaster.
You need 5 more slides, one for each variable, listing that variable's
data for each coaster.
Graphs: 5, one for each variable
In Excel, one graph, with table, for each of the variables. Each of
the five graphs should have proper labels, and have appropriate
Word document defending your choice of the three
Write a 5 paragraph Word document that states which of the 10
rides that you researched you consider to be the best. Essay
format: (Introduction, three body, conclusion)
Create a Folder in Pd_9Wks2 named COASTERS.
Into this folder you will place the Spreadsheet file, and the
Word Document, and the Powerpoint file.
Variables are speed, height, length, duration. Pick
one other variable, like inversions, number of riders,
Science-related projects sponsored by
The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education
CIESE sponsors and designs interdisciplinary projects that teachers throughout the world can use to enhance their
curriculum through compelling use of the Internet. We focus on projects that utilize real time data available from the
Internet, and collaborative projects that utilize the Internet's potential to reach peers and experts around the world. Below
is a catalog of projects that are currently being or have been sponsored by CIESE . Each project has a brief description and
links to the National Science Standards and NCTM math standards it supports.
K-12 Education Curriculum
Earthquakes, a scientific and physical phenomenon, affect our lives in
many ways. In this project, students use Real-Time earthquake and
volcano data from the Internet to explore the relationship between
earthquakes, plate tectonics, and volcanoes. Students will:
Use Real-Time data to solve a problem.
Study the correlation between earthquakes and tectonic plates.
Determine whether or not there is a relationship between volcanoes and
Musical Plates is recommended for upper elementary, middle
school and high school students (ages 11-18). Our site is best viewed
at a resolution of 800 X 600 or greater
Click HERE for instructions on how to check or change your monitor's
resolutionThis project is developed and managed by the Center for
Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) which is
located at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. You can learn
more about this and many other CIESE sponsored Internet-based
educational activities by visiting http://www.k12science.org The language
arts component was developed by the Bank Street College of Education
working in collaboration with CIESE staff.
Copyright © 2007 Stevens Institute of Technology,
Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) All
Earthquake plotting in real-time.
to the right
a level of
4.0 on the
As you can see from these maps, the recent earthquakes that have been recorded
closely follow the lines of the tectonic plates.
Net Support School
Computer Central – Room 502
From my computer I can monitor
each or all computers in my lab of 24.
I send messages to correct problems,
encourage, and suggest. I can send
an assignment to a folder, and collect
the completed work from the
students’ folder. I can take a picture
of the screen of a student who has
deviated from the assigned project. I
can blank the screens to get undivided attention, control the screen
to show how to work something out.
When I want them to see what an
assignment should look like, I can
project my screen on the students’
screens, or I can present a student’s
exemplary work on all the other
The screen on this computer is showing a
student screen being monitored.
There is also a facility which allows
the creation of test questions which
can be sent to the student
computers. It can be timed, and then
collected, and graded.
This has been the most
challenging teaching assignment I
have encountered. I am trying to
teach the basics of computer
programming to 7th grade
students. Since programming
requires the application of logic to
a problem, I am afraid that I am
facing some disappointments…..
But the “Ah Hah” moments make
up for the frustrations.
Loading Logo commands...
lt 45 repeat 4 [ fd 50 bk 50 rt 90]
pu seth 270 fd 150 rt 90 pd
repeat 4 [fd 50 bk 50 rt 90]
• PD REPEAT 2 [FD 40 RT 90
FD 15 RT 90]
• FD 40 LT 90 FD 20
• RT 90 REPEAT 4 [FD 55 RT
These are 4 out of many
lines of programming used
by Alina to create her