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Make plans now for Google Camp Long Island
After two SOLD OUT events, NYSCATE will be offering its third Google Camp! This event will take place Nov. 10 at the Huntington Hilton in Melville. Registration is now open. Make plans now to join us for this "All Things Google" events featuring:
Find more information here.
- Google Drive
- Google Apps
- Life in the Cloud
- … and more!
Leadership Seminar & Luncheon
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 Superintendents, School Business Officials and Instructional and Technology Leaders
RSVP here or call NYSCATE at 1-800-479-4830.
Leadership Seminar & Luncheon
Friday, Oct. 3 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
New York Wine and Culinary | 800 South Main Street, Canandaigua, New York 14424
Digital Wish nonprofit offers support for school technology financing
The nonprofit Digital Wish can help your school plan your technology budget to maximize equipment acquisition. We work with major technology companies to negotiate hardware, insurance and professional development discounts. We've worked with many schools to secure leasing and long-term financing allowing them to acquire up to three times the equipment up front, using the same annual technology budget. Let us help get your 1-to-1 technology program up and running. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, 866 344-7758. Click here to learn more about our leasing advisory and program.
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
ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia
Time is running out to propose a session for ISTE 2015! If you'd like to experience the conference from the other side of the podium this year, don't forget to submit your proposal by 11:59 p.m. PDT, Oct. 1. Click here for details on submitting a proposal.
Leading and Learning in the Digital Age – Southeast
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. Please click here for a full list of session titles, times and registration. PAECT members attend for free. Contact email@example.com for the promo code.
edmentum PA Customer Road Show
Date: Oct. 7. Click here to RSVP.
Hear 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 is all FREE!
CAIU: Apple 3rd Annual iPad Summit – South Central
Date: Dec. 15. Click here to RSVP and get details.
PAECT is co-sponsoring the CAIU iPad Summit on Dec. 15. ALL PAECT members receive a $10 discount off registration (regularly $110) — just use "PAECT" in the comments section of the registration.
Cuomo pushes for more technology in New York schools
The announcement of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Smart Schools Commission symposium, the second of its kind, provided an opportunity for technology and education experts to "explore innovative, successful approaches to school and community connectivity and technology-enabled education practices."
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Pennsylvania schools get Flexible Instructional Days pilot program
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq announced that a Flexible Instructional Days pilot program is available to schools across the commonwealth. Flexible Instructional Days offer schools the ability to use nontraditional educational delivery methods on regularly scheduled school days in which circumstances, such as inclement weather, necessitate an alternate approach. The program is effective in the current school year.
16-year-old-girls take home top prize in Google Science Fair 2014
The Daily Dot
What all started with peas pulled from an Irish garden could be a remarkable breakthrough in combating a global food crisis. That garden belonged to then 15-year-old Émer Hickey, one of a trio of ninth-grade girls who decided to explore the possibilities of increasing crop yields without using synthetic fertilizer.
Education technology: Could it be different this time?
During his 35 years as a Silicon Valley software entrepreneur, Umang Gupta has seen multiple technology revolutions occur, many of which have given rise to dozens of mega companies (from Microsoft and Oracle to Google and Facebook). "Education, however, has been a puzzle," he writes.
Google Drive for Education: free, unlimited storage, Classroom integration
The Next Web
Google Apps for Education just got a little bit sweeter: In the coming weeks, new and existing customers will have access to Drive for Education, an academic version of its online storage solution.
12 apps for smarter teacher-parent communication
SchoolCircle via Teach Thought
Teacher-parent communication is, ideally, a two-way street. What systems can be put in place to respond when the communication, for whatever reason, doesn't happen?
8 simple tools for creating engaging infographics
Kelly Maher, a mathematics and technology teacher and technology coordinator, shares several infographics generators to help illustrate complex information Information graphics, also known as infographics, provide a way to express complex data, ideas, or other information graphically. Human beings are visual and adept at identifying patterns and trends quickly.
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