Internet@schools East: April 16-17, 2007: Hyatt Regency Crystal City * Arlington, Virginia

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A special two-day conference at 22nd ANNUAL COMPUTERS IN LIBRARIES 2007

Internet@Schools East 2007

If you are a K-12 library media specialist or school IT professional, this special 2-day conference sponsored by MultiMedia & Internet@Schools magazine is designed just for you. Convening on Monday, April 16 with the shared CIL/Internet@Schools keynote by Lee Rainie of the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Internet@Schools East offers a jam-packed program that will help you learn how to leverage the Internet, make technology initiatives happen, and raise your professional profile and skill set. Attendees may register separately for Internet@Schools East, or for a combination package that includes a registration for Computers in Libraries.

Internet@Schools East 2007 is sponsored by MultiMedia & Internet@Schools magazine. Attendees of this two-day conference can also participate in the co-located Computers in Libraries conference at a reduced rate and take maximum advantage of the Computers in Libraries Exhibit Hall featuring leading-edge companies offering visitors a choice of products in all aspects of library technology, including Web-based products and services, integrated library and information systems, online services, document delivery services, Internet software tools, content suppliers, and search services.

MONDAY, APRIL 16

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. OPENING KEYNOTE: Web 2.0 & the Internet World

WEB 2.0 TOOLS AND YOU--PART 1

10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m. S101: Wikis + Media Specialists = Community!

11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. S102: MySpace, the "Evil Twin" of Web 2.0

TECHNOLOGY, RESEARCH, AND THE SCHOOL LIBRARY

1:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m. S103: Because the Internet Is Not a Library!--The Guided Inquiry Process

2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. S104: Technology as Change Agent

3:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. S105: Primary Research Online: How Students Bring Local History to Life

4:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. S106: What's New on the Horizon at the Library of Congress

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. GRAND OPENING RECEPTION in the Exhibit Hall

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. KEYNOTE: Web 2.0 Meets Information Fluency

WEB 2.0 TOOLS AND YOU--PART 2

10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. S201: Gaming Technologies in Libraries 1.0

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. S202: School-to-Museum Videoconferencing

LIBRARY OUTREACH VIA THE INTERNET

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. S203: Leveraging the Web for Reading, Part 1

3:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. S204: Leveraging the Web for Reading, Part 2

4:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. CLOSING KEYNOTE: Gary's Latest Web Research Update

MONDAY, APRIL 16

Web 2.0 & the Internet World

CIL/I@S EAST OPENING KEYNOTE

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Internet & American Life Project

What is Web 2.0 and what does it mean for our world which is underpinned by the Internet? Web 2.0 has become a catch-all buzzword that people use to describe a wide range of interactive online activities and applications, some of which the Pew Internet & American Life Project has been tracking for years. Rainie brings the latest statistics and talks about current trends in consumer participation in the Web and Internet. He also looks ahead to what some call Internet II and shares the latest thinking and predictions for 2020.

WEB 2.0 TOOLS AND YOU--PART 1

Wikis + Media Specialists = Community!

S101

10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Judy Hauser, Oakland Schools, Oakland, MI

As Web 2.0 empowerment tools, wikis are coming into their own in the library media specialist community. Hauser spotlights three wiki projects that have been a major help to LMSs throughout Michigan. The first--the Regional Educational Media Center Association of Michigan Wiki Project-- covers wikis addressing ALA library standards as they apply to lower elementary, upper elementary, middle school, and high school. …

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