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A new recipe for leading mobile learning in K-12
CoSN
The Consortium for School Networking on March 6 unveiled two new resources for education leaders to take the digital leap in their schools. Launched via its Leadership for Mobile Learning initiative, CoSN has developed "A Recipe for Success" video guide and a "What is Digital Transformation" graphic that capture the most surprising and counter-intuitive lessons of best practices in school district leadership.
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PAECT UPDATES


Spring Into Technology Conference – Northeast Region
PAECT
Date: March 28. Register now.
The Technology Department of the East Stroudsburg Area School District is pleased to announce the open registration for its eighth annual Spring Into Technology conference. This year's conference will take place Saturday, March 28, (snow date: April 11) at the East Stroudsburg South High School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit our website to view the program guide and register online. Don't wait! Session registration is limited. In addition to the hands-on workshops, the event includes lunch, conference "goodies" and a chance at great door prizes.

Conference registration: $40
Space is limited so please register now!

Use the Program Guide to help you select your sessions. In the event you need to cancel, please notify us as soon as possible so we may advance another participant from the wait-list.

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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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  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.
 


Teaching & Leading 3.0 — Southeast Region
PAECT
Date: April 20. Get details and register.
Teaching & Leading 3.0, planned April 20 at Cabrini College, is designed with a workshop format to give you a hands-on opportunity to explore the new ideas presented to you. The first hour of each session will be the "presentation time." The next half-hour will be dedicated to hands-on exploration with support from the session facilitator, so be sure to bring a device on which you can work. PAECT members can register for free. Please contact southeast@paect.org for the discount code. All details and registration information can be found here.

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NYSCATE UPDATES


4th Annual Blended and Online Learning Summit agenda announced
NYSCATE
Date: April 27. Get details here.
The agenda has recently been released for the 4th Annual Blended and Online Learning Summit, which will take place Monday, April 27, at the Marriott on Wolf Road in Albany. Dr. Bill Brennan will provide the keynote address, with educators from all over NYS sharing best practices and lessons learned in the area of blended learning. For additional information, please visit http://www.nyscate.org/conferences.cfm?subpage=723.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  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.
 


Google Camp at Hamilton College filling up!
NYSCATE
Date: March 26. Get details and register.
If you are planning to attend the upcoming Google Camp at Hamilton College, please register ASAP, as it is close to selling out! Registration forms and full program information can be found here: http://www.nyscate.org/conferences.cfm?subpage=706.

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NY State CTO/CIO Clinic
Moving from Vision to Action for a Digital Transformation

NYSCATE
Date: April 24. Register online.
Join the NYS CTO Chapter, NYSCATE and CoSN for their second annual CTO Clinic on Friday, April 24, at the Huntington Hilton in Melville. NYSCATE is committed to advancing the role of district technology leadership and transformative learning environments across the state. Do not miss this opportunity for an intimate professional development opportunity, featuring award-winning CTOs, a national panel of CTOs speaking on their professional and personal advancement in the field and all the exciting work the NYS CTO Chapter is planning in the future. To register, please go to http://cosn.org/events/2015-new-york-cto-clinic.

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EDUCATION IN NEW YORK


Assembly pushes back, scrapping Cuomo's ed ideas in budget proposal
Chalkbeat New York
Assembly Democrats have put forth a budget proposal that adds $1.8 billion to the state's schools outlay and scraps the education-policy proposals made by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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EDUCATION IN PENNSYLVANIA


Students grow everything from blue basil to blue tilapia in aquaponics lab
PennLive.com
In a nondescript science lab, tucked inside a Harrisburg middle school, dozens of fish, vegetables and aromatic herbs are thriving. So are the students who tend to the unique garden.
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DEVICE & SOFTWARE NEWS


Pearson and Makerversity launch maker tools for teachers at SXSWedu
PRWeb via San Antonio Express-News
"Makerversity DIY – Make Tools for Learning" is a pioneering curriculum of hands-on lessons enabling educators to incorporate making and hands-on activities into core subjects. As a preview of the new tools from Pearson and Makerversity, teachers can download one free lesson at makerversity.co.uk/learning.
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Apple trying to simplify iPad in Education program
Technology Tell
Apple's iPad in Education program is not nearly as simple as it could be. But changes appear to be on the way, including dropping the Apple ID requirement for schools and other changes that would make it easier for school administrators to install apps while also restricting student actions.
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Google Classroom adds customization, efficiency tools
Education News
The Google Classroom app now allows students and teachers to customize a classroom's theme with one's own image as well as share videos, images and text with one another easily, Google announced.
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Fun app turns writing into interactive game
Edudemic
Do your students suffer from writer's block? Here's a cure for what ails them: Writing Challenge for Kids, an app by Literautas.
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7 free classroom tech tools you need to know
Top Hat
Classroom technology doesn't have to come at a premium. In fact, free online education tools are as easy to find as an antsy student in class. However, don't confuse availability with effectiveness.
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Ardusat launches program allowing students to control satellites
iSchoolGuide
Ardusat, an education technology company, has partnered with satellite-based data provider Spire to launch a program that would allow students to use "space kits" and place programmable sensors onto satellites.
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