Agenda AATE ­ November 10, 2009
Wesleyan School

PreMeeting (Optional Demo) –DyKnow – 9:00 – 10:00 (Cole Seminar Room)
(DyKnow is a classroom management tool designed specifically for 1:1 programs.)

Premeeting Tours ­ 10:15 – leaves from McKeever Room – Wesley Hall

Premeeting Exhibits – 10:15 – 11:00
  • Netbooks, tablets, laptops – samples to look at provided by Richards Computers
  • Wireless booth (Xirrus) – Keith MacKinen available for questions
  • SMART table – Xerox Audio Visual Solutions will provide us one to play with
  • Projectors – Xerox Audio Visual Solutions provide demos

AATE Meeting: McKeever Room in Wesley Hall
11:00 Welcome – by Zach Young, Headmaster

11:05 Overview of Wesleyan Technology Program –Carol Horner, Technology Director
  • Sharepoint – Webpage host
  • Tech Dept. = Director, Network Mgr, Webmaster, AV, Division Reps
  • Power School = Student Information System
  • 1-1 Initiative
    • 2009-2010 = 60 Wireless Toshiba Tablets for US Teachers
    • 2010-2011 = Wireless Toshiba Tablets for MS Teachers
    • 2011-2012 = Wireless Toshiba Tablets for LS Teachers
    • 2012-2013 = Wireless Toshiba Tablets for students
  • SMART Showcase School; SMARTBOARD in every classroom
  • Computer U
    • Teachers = 20 classes every semester; 3 hours a day
    • Students = Required classes 5th/6th; electives in the US
    • Proficiency testing in the 8th grade
  • VBRICK = video distribution system; streams video over n’work
  • ADOBE Visual Communicator = video/TV broadcasting

11:15 AATE Business
  • Treasurers Repot = $4100.00+ balance; received $1825.00 in due recently; paid ISTE fees and Woodward for hosting September meeting
  • Habersham County Technology Fair will allow private schools to enter; contact Jason Hogan
  • P Private Schools can host a technology fair for 3rd-12th grades; looking for host school
  • NETSAFE (Internet Safety Curriculum in state of Georgia); available to private school in the year 2010-2011.

11:30 End Copyright Confusion: Fair Use and Research & Citation Curriculum (Lynn Zottnick – from Lakeview Academy) Copyright Plagiarism Links.doc
12:00 Lunch
Presentation ­ Selecting and Managing your Projectors:
Guest presenter from Xerox Audio Visual Solutions
  • Projector types:
    • LCD = computer data
    • DLP = video streaming
    • LED = all
    • Network projectors = allow for monitoring all projectors (bulbs, dust, etc.)
    • Wireless projector = use a NIC card or a USB adaptor with software
  • Contrast ratio 2600-3000 ANSI good for classroom with DLP projectors
  • Federal Laws coming in 2010 for “green considerations” for projectors

1:00 Great Software/Web Sites

1:14 Door Prizes – Netbook donated by Richards, books, USB keys

1:15 – 2:00 Break­Out Groups (45 minutes)

1. Adobe Visual Communicator – running a TV studio on a budget –
WWTV Room – Michael Mann and Deborah Kelleher (Wesleyan)

2. Creative Arts on PCs – Midi Lab – John Peed (Wesleyan)
  • Smart Music – used by MS band
  • ProTools and Finale
  • Visual Arts /Photography
3. Netbooks, Laptops, and Tablets – MS Research Lab – Rick Garrett (Wesleyan) Sheri Holland and Dan Rhodes (Richards Computers)
  • Toshiba, Lenovo, Acer netbooks, laptops, and tablets to show
  • Explain the positives and negatives of each; what the best uses are for each; costs and features of each
4. Tech Tools –Cole Seminar Room ­ Alfredo Piedra and Brad Williams (Wesleyan)
  • New tools
  • Demo Windows 7
  • Discussion on broadcasting sporting events
  • Wireless – why and how it works. Issues to think about. (Keith ­ Xirrus)
5. Vendor Chat ­ Stay in the McKeever room

6. Using Digital Media to Spice Up the Classroom – Linda McDaniel (Wesleyan)


  • Examples of actual student projects will be shared

  • PhotoStory, Premiere, Movie Maker, Audacity, etc …


2:00 – 2:30 Tours