Conference Presentations:


In the winter of 2004 I was nominated into the Keystone Technology Integrators program for the state of Pennsylvania. That same summer only 100 of us were invited to St. Francis University to attend the first Keystone Summit. This was an extensive 4 day summit filled with workshops and networking. This was the best experience I'd had as a teacher. I've met and kept in contact with many great educators from all over the keystone state. Since then I have met more and more "Keystones" throughout the years, all of which are extraordinary people. Because of the Keystone program, my eyes have been opened to a lot of technology and many learning opportunities. Over the past few years I have presented the use of technology in the classroom at NECC (National Educational Computer Conference), ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Conference, Bucks-Lehigh EduSummit and PETE & C (Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo & Conference. Here is what I've presented (most recent first):

Pete & C 2016:
Back, again, by popular demand, Mark Perlman and I repeated the session called "Green Screening Anywhere: iPad Edition" from the previous years. We showed our attendees how to go mobile using an iPad and the DoInk app. This year we added Touchcast to our presentation, which is FREE. We had our attendees up and creating their own videos. We used our green screen site as a resource for all.

Bucks-Lehigh EduSummit 2015:
I presented "Green Screening Anywhere: iPad Edition" from PETE & C. I showed my attendees how to go mobile using an iPad and the DoInk app. I used the green screen site as a resource for all. Because time was shortened, I could only show samples and discuss ways the attendees can use this idea in their classrooms. I also did a session on digital storytelling using the "Stories Come Alive" website. I walked the attendees through the website showing examples and explaining how they could use any and/or all of the ideas in their classrooms.

ISTE 2015 (Philadelphia, PA):
Mark Perlman and I repeated the session called "Green Screening Anywhere: iPad Edition" from PETE & C. We did a mini workshop. We showed our attendees how to go mobile using an iPad and the DoInk app. We had our attendees up and creating their own videos. We used our green screen site as a resource for all.

Pete & C 2015:
Back by popular demand, Mark Perlman and I repeated the session called "Green Screening Anywhere: iPad Edition" from the previous year. We showed our attendees how to go mobile using an iPad and the DoInk app. We had our attendees up and creating their own videos. We used our green screen site as a resource for all.

STE 2014 (Atlanta, GA):
Mark Perlman and I repeated the session called "Green Screening Anywhere: iPad Edition" from PETE & C. We did a mini workshop. We showed our attendees how to go mobile using an iPad and the DoInk app. We had our attendees up and creating their own videos. We used our green screen site as a resource for all.

Pete & C 2014:
This year Mark Perlman and I did a session called "Green Screening Anywhere: iPad Edition". We showed our attendees how to go mobile using an iPad and the DoInk app. We had our attendees up and creating their own videos. We used our green screen site as a resource for all.

Pete & C 2013:
This year Mark Perlman and I did a back to back session on Green Screening. Our first session was on lesson ideas and strategies. The second session was on editing techniques using Adobe Premier Elements 9 and iMovie. We did a sample green screen. We then showed how to create the final products for both Mac and PC. Because of cancellations, we did a fill in session on digital storytelling using our "Stories Come Alive" website.

Pete & C 2012: Green Screening For Dummies: FAQ's
This year, Mark Perlman ad I did a frequently asked question session with some editing tips. We used iMovie '09 and Adobe Premier Elements 4. We did sample green screens for both PC and Mac.

Pete & C 2011: Green Screening For Dummies II
This year, Mark Perlman and I did a different twist from last year's presentation. We concentrated on the use of green screening in the classroom and how do go from idea to finished product. We gave lesson ideas and even did a sample green screen with the group. We also raffled off a green screen to one lucky winner. Thanks to my friends at Discovery who let me borrow their portable green screen so I didn't have to find a space to hang mine!

Pete & C 2010: Green Screening For Dummies
I presented green screening made easy with my friend, Mark Perlman . We talked about how to use the green screen feature in iMovie 09. We created a sample movie with few members of our audience and had a lot of fun.

PETE & C 2009: Extreme Makeover Web Addition
I presented glogster with a fellow Keystone, Traci Blazosky. Although the glogster site was unavailable when we presented, we were still a hit. We presented using a PowerPoint presentation and posted the tutorial on Traci's wikispace.

PETE & C 2008: It's Not Technical, It's Technology
I presented the use of technology as an enhancement to the curriculum with a good friend, Mark Perlman. Many people hear the word technology and forget that you need good content in order to use technology. A podcast, PowerPoint, comic strip program is only as good as the information being put into it. A process still has to take place and the technology becomes the publishing. Everything is posted to my blog.

Pete & C 2007: Podcasting, It's Not About The Technology
I presented podcasting made easy with good friend, Mark Perlman and fellow Keystone, Tracey McGrath. We discussed the fact that podcasting is a finished product. As a teacher, the process of getting to the microphone is what is more important. The recording is just the icing on the cake. There are many uses for podcasting which we gave in our presentation.

Pete & C 2006: Interactive Powerpoints
I presented taking Powerpoint presentation to the next level with a fellow Keystone, Tracey McGrath. We explained how students can create a 10 question multiple choice quiz by adding action buttons and hyperlinking. We also provided a template for a Jeopardy game where students can just fill in. The directions are simple to follow.




Pete & C 2005: Keystone Poster Session
This was my first year as a Keystone Technology Integrator, so I did a poster session. A poster session is simply a tri-fold board that has a best practice on it. You are in the main ballroom with others who are also showing off their work. My topic was art and technology entitled "I Am The Artist". This was a collaboration project with the art teacher, at my school, William Casey. This is a project where my 7th graders had to research and become the artist they researched. Their PowerPoint was written in first person as if they were the artist. They, then, had to recreate a piece of artwork with the art teacher using the medium that the artist used.

NECC 2005: Student Showcase
NECC was in Philadelphia so I decided to do a student showcase with 2 of my 7th grade students. I used the same project that I presented in the Keystone Poster session at PETE & C entitled "I Am The Artist". One of my students had her painting hanging in City Hall. My students were able to meet Mr. Peter Reynolds, owner of Fablevision, artist, illustrator and writer.