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Great checklist for developing a 1:1 program
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
The 1-to-1 Essentials Program created by Common Sense Media offers some great resources and materials that will provide the guidance you need to proactively address issues related to the implementation of a 1:1 program in your school.
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NYSCATE Annual Conference brochure released
NYSCATE
The brochure for the NYSCATE Annual Conference is now available for download! Register early to save your spot for this growing event. New this year is the Rochester Mini Maker Faire as well as StartUp Rochester EDU. Details available at www.nyscate.org.
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Leadership Luncheon and Seminar Series
NYSCATE
As a leader and innovator in educational technology in New York, you are cordially invited to attend a special seminar and luncheon on Oct. 3 in Canandaigua.
    New York Technology Leaders – Seminar & Luncheon
    Friday, Oct. 3 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    New York Wine and Culinary | 800 South Main Street, Canandaigua, New York 14424
RSVP here or call NYSCATE at 1-800-479-4830.

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Has your superintendent signed the #FutureReady Pledge?
United States Department of Education via NYSCATE
The U.S. Department of Education has released the Future Ready District Pledge, a roadmap to help districts achieve success in the transition to personalized digital learning. The pledge establishes a framework for achieving the goals laid out in President Barack Obama's ConnectEd Initiative. District leaders who sign it will receive implementation guidance, access to online resources and other support needed to transition to effective digital learning and achieve tangible outcomes for the students they serve.
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Meet the Makers: Round 1
NYSCATE
The Rochester Mini Maker Faire is proud to announce the first 20 confirmed Makers for the Nov. 22 event. We will be adding to this list as we are currently waiting on paperwork for 8 more accepted applications, and we are still waiting on YOUR submission to be at the Rochester Mini Maker Faire. Why not add your voice to the mix? Complete the Call for Makers or sign up as a speaker! We would love to have you at the fair; we welcome Makers of all kinds, ages and affiliations. We hope to see you there!
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Tech Forum New York
PAECT and NYSCATE
Once again, PAECT and NYSCATE are Association Partners for Tech & Learning's Tech Forum on Oct. 24. PAECT and NYSCATE members receive a special rate of $195. To get this rate, register online and enter the code NY14PAECT or NY14NYSCATE.
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PAECT UPDATES


Leading and Learning in the Digital Age – Southeast
PAECT
Date: Oct. 23. Click here to RSVP by Oct. 17.
Our spring Leading and Learning event at Cabrini College was so popular that we decided to host it again! We have three organizations partnering to bring you a quality, affordable learning opportunity. Topics include: PA Learns, flipped learning, creative apps, GAFE and more. Click here for a full list of session titles, times and registration. PAECT members attend for free; contact southeast@paect.org for the promo code.

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Southeast PAECT Regional Meeting
PAECT
Date: Sept. 28. Click here to RSVP by Sept. 25.
Let's do lunch and plan our events for the upcoming year! We'll also plan our regional board committees, discuss sponsorships, communication and membership. Thanks for being a part of our team! RSVP by clicking here.

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ISTE Advocacy Alert: eRate and Broadband — take action before 9/23!
ISTE via PAECT
We have an unprecedented opportunity to increase the amount of broadband funding for schools across the country. You know firsthand how important robust and reliable broadband is for learning and teaching. It's time to tell your story, and ISTE has made it easy for you to do so by Sept. 23.
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Edmentum PA Customer Road Show
Edmentum via PAECT
Date: Oct. 7. Click here to RSVP.
Hear from Dr. John M. Gould, associate clinical professor at Drexel University and co-designer of its Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership and Change, speak about designing schools for a sustainable future. Learn about the latest in educational technology, gain expert insights on optimizing student learning, get a sneak peek of the newest solutions coming from Edmentum and win great prizes! Best of all, it's all FREE!

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CoSN's CTO of the Month
CoSN via PAECT
Brian Borosh, recently featured as PAECT's Outstanding CTO of the Year, is being spotlighted by CoSN on their main Web page this month as the spotlight Chief Technology Officer of the month. Check out this honor by clicking here!
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EDUCATION IN NEW YORK


Assembly GOP: Time to help teachers who buy supplies with own funds
The Legislative Gazette
Assembly Republicans are renewing a call for New York to afford teachers tax credits for supplies they pay for out-of-pocket for their students. Their bill, A.4777, would provide up to $500 in annual tax credits for elementary and secondary school teachers who use their own money to buy teaching supplies.
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EDUCATION IN PENNSYLVANIA


New resource center aims to fill STEM mentorship gap in Philadelphia
Newsworks
Leaders across Philadelphia's public and private sectors have been scratching their heads over how to bring more low-income, female and minority students into the STEM careers. Declaring it "STEM Mentoring Day," Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter recently announced the launch of a new online resource center as a direct response to that quandary.
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NATIONAL NEWS


TED-Ed Clubs: Are they right for your school?
Tech & Learning
It's not a secret that TED talks are inspirational and thought-provoking. Now TED-Ed is bringing TED into your classrooms with TED-Ed Clubs. If you want your students to improve their critical thinking and collaboration skills, stimulate creative and innovative ideas, connect groups of students and educators of all different backgrounds around the world, you can start a TED-Ed Club in your school.
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New training paths for school tech staff
District Administration
Given the need for qualified school technologists, there are a few training programs that specifically address the unique combination of technical and pedagogical skills needed for leaders and their staff.
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Pearson survey: Students desire more classroom technology
Education News
Pearson's Student Mobile Device Survey 2014, produced in partnership with Harris Poll, shows most students in grades 4-12 want to use mobile devices more in their classrooms, where tablet device usage is already high.
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DEVICE & SOFTWARE NEWS


How to use Google Docs in classroom
TeachThought via The New Times
If literacy is the foundation of learning, tools that promote its integration can be considered equally foundational. Through the cloud, students, teachers, parents and other stakeholders are able to access the same document. So then, Google Drive.
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Devry, 1871 team up for education technology incubator
Education News
DeVry Education Group has partnered with 1871 in the creation of a new education technology incubator. The EdTech Incubator will include 6-10 startup companies annually whose focus is on improving teaching and learning in higher education.
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U.S. Cellular pledges $1 million to boost classroom experience
The Rock River Times
U.S. Cellular is donating $1 million to fund teacher classroom projects through its Calling All Teachers program. Cellular is working with DonorsChoose.org for a fourth time, and teachers are invited to post their projects on the site for potential funding.
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