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Survey: Common Core driving schools' technology needs
EdTech
The adoption of Common Core State Standards is driving bandwidth and technology upgrades at K-12 schools across the country, according to the fourth annual Principals' Assessment of Public Education survey.
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NYSCATE UPDATES


Flipped Learning Organization hosts NY-based open houses for Digital Learning Day
NYSCATE
Flipped Learning Organization, a grass-roots teacher movement and nonprofit organization founded by Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams, is hosting a Flipped Learning Open House in conjunction with Digital Learning Day. (Bergmann and Sams also have several publications with ISTE on the topic of flipped learning.)

Teachers and students, press and administrators are asked to attend a Flipped Classroom Open House near them from now until March 12. Currently there are 30 locations globally, with 19 in the U.S.

Flipped Open House sites in New York:
Site 1: DeWitt, NY
Sign up today: http://goo.gl/Fkonxe
Subject: Algebra 2 & Trigonometry
Location: Jamesville-DeWitt High School
6845 Edinger Dr.
DeWitt, NY

Site 2: Loudonville, NY
Sign up today: http://goo.gl/Jfkf5h
Subject: Regents Earth Science
Location: Loudonville Christian School
374 Loudon Rd.
Loudonville, NY

Site 3: Keuka Park, NY
Sign up today: http://goo.gl/r6jQAt
Subject: Adolescent Development
Location: Keuka College
141 Central Ave.
Keuka Park, NY

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  Jupiter iO All-in-One
Jupiter iO All-in-One gradebook, LMS, analytics and SIS solution, empowers online instruction and learning. The rich features provide the ability to create online tests, lessons, homework calendars, digital file lockers, discussion forums, surveys, essay annotation, peer reviews, critiques, portfolios and more, all with the convenience of automatic grading and analytic reporting.
 


Edwards to Keynote the NYS CTO Clinic
NYSCATE
Dr. Mark Edwards will be the keynote speaker for the NYS CTO Clinic, being help on April 24 at the Huntington Hilton. Rounding out the day will be panel sessions from superintendents and CTOs, as well as an update from NYSED and the Governor's Office on the Smart Schools Bond funding. For additional information, please refer to www.cosn.org.
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Job posting: Professional Learning Services Coordinator
NYSCATE
General Statement of Duties
Performs a variety of professional and technical duties relating to the development, coordination, implementation and monitoring of NYSCATE's Program Services; performs related work as required. This is a position that reports directly to the CEO/Executive Director. Apply online prior to March 1.

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PAECT UPDATES


Winter SLaM – North Central
PAECT
Date: March 7
Winter SLaM will be held at Southern Columbia School District March 7, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. This is a fast-paced learning experience where participants are encouraged to share or simply watch and learn. Presentations last 2 minutes, with a Learning and Mentoring session after the first round of presentations.

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  Phonics Games to Build Literacy Skills

Early literacy requires a complex blend of foundational skills. VocabularySpellingCity’s word study activities help students practice important foundational skills. These highly-anticipated phonics activities are among 35 games available on the Web and app.
 


Spring Social – North Central
PAECT
Date: April 28
North Central's spring social will be held April 28 at Bloomsburg University, in Sutliff Hall, Room 214, from 5–9 p.m. There will be a meal starting at 5 p.m., with presentations running from 6–9 p.m. More details to follow as event gets closer. This is a social event and is meant to give members a chance to connect. During the presentations, we will have the chance to hear and evaluate the presentations of grad students as they try to win a "grant." Join us — it's a fun time and a great experience!

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3rd annual PAECT at Knoebels event
PAECT
Date: July 12, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mark your calendars, because this annual event will be held once again at Knoebels Grove in Elysburg. Registration information will be emailed to members in May, so check your inbox. Knoebels is one of the largest free admission parks in the U.S.! This day is for PAECT members and their families. Aside from the great rides, there will be a scavenger hunt for the whole family, swimming and great food! There will be prizes, and lunch is provided. This event is held rain or shine.

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EDUCATION IN NEW YORK


Teachers, stop being scared of cellphones
Make:
In March, New York City is lifting the ban on cellphones in school. The long-outdated policy's end has been met with skepticism and outright hostile resistance. Why?
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NYC teacher among finalists for $1 million global teaching prize
The Wall Street Journal
A New York City teacher whose students grow food in the classroom is among 10 finalists for a $1 million global teaching prize.
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EDUCATION IN PENNSYLVANIA


Lehigh Valley schools try different policies to handle cellphones
The Express-Times
Cellphones can pose a nightmare for educators. But they also put a multitude of technological tools at students' fingertips. And they can be essential in emergency situations. Lehigh Valley school districts try to balance teaching students to responsibly use technology with minimizing classroom disruptions.
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Pennsylvania charter school law ranking generates discussion
The Mercury News
Pennsylvania charter schools can be a sore topic for some, and the answer to repairing the public school system for others. Either way, it's an issue that elicits fervent discussions in school districts across the commonwealth.
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NATIONAL NEWS


Bill Gates: How online courses will change education by 2030
The Verge
In his foundation's 2015 annual letter, Bill Gates describes a future in which world-class education is only a few taps away, for anyone in the world.
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4 fresh ideas for teaching digital citizenship sooner
ISTE via eSchool News
Kids are immersed in technology from a very young age. So why do digital citizenship courses focus on middle school and above?
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5 questions for teachers to ask about education technology
The Washington Post
Technology, says Gene Levinson, should serve teachers, students and parents — not the other way around. Levinson is a research scientist, STEM educator and chief executive officer of the SmartNoter social enterprise.
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DEVICE & SOFTWARE NEWS


5 best study aid apps for students
Edudemic
It's not easy for students to stay on task these days. Why not use technology to fight technology? There are some fabulous study aid apps out there designed especially to help students stay on track and stay focused.
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Gamified tools for K-12 classrooms
Education Dive
Gamification is among today's hottest ed tech trends in K-12. Companies are responding in droves — and these five examples serve as the tip of the iceberg when it comes to gamification in the classroom.
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Classroom technology challenge sets $100,000 prize in sight
PR Newswire via Opensource Magazine
Tech-It-Up – The Sharp® Classroom Technology Challenge will award a grand prize of $100,000 worth of classroom technology to one K-12 school in the United States, while bestowing 10 runner-up prizes as well.
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