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6 things to consider before starting your makerspace
EdSurge
It is certainly tempting to start thinking about all the amazing tools you could put into a new makerspace. But buying a bunch of tools without first stopping to think about how they will be integrated into the culture and curriculum of your school is a recipe for a dusty and underused workshop.
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NYSCATE UPDATES


Interactive schedule released for Annual Conference
NYSCATE
The SCHED site is now live with all program information for the upcoming Annual Conference. The conference will take place in Rochester Nov. 22-25. To see the complete schedule, including, over 120 hour-long sessions, please click here.
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Google Camp Long Island is selling out fast!
NYSCATE
The next location for Google Camp is quickly reaching its capacity! Register today to guarantee your seat on Nov. 10. This event will be held at the Huntington Hilton. For additional information, or to register, please click here.
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Microsoft teacher trainer workshop to be held at NYSCATE Conference
NYSCATE
K-12 trainers of teachers are encouraged to take part in a two-day hands-on learning designed to provide you the opportunity to bring Microsoft training to your schools and communities. Participants review Microsoft training content and receive materials to leverage for their local training. Attendees also receive a certificate of participation and earn the opportunity to apply for the Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer program. There's no cost to attend, but registration is required.
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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. Please 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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CAIU Apple 3rd Annual iPad Summit – South Central
PAECT
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.

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EDUCATION IN NEW YORK


In US, newly arrived migrants and schools struggling to adapt to each other
Fox News Latino
The roughly 34,000 Central American students who made their way to the United States this spring are receiving court dates, worrying about deportation and getting jobs to repay the cost of crossing the border — all while struggling to make up for gaps in their education. Just as the students have their hands full, so do the schools, particularly the ones in Long Island, which has 2 of the top 5 counties in the country that received the most number of children in the border crisis, according to the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
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EDUCATION IN PENNSYLVANIA


New site set to launch for Keystone State education standards
Politico
Pennsylvania state education officials say a website for collecting public comment on the state's new academic standards will be live sometime this week.
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NATIONAL NEWS


11 ed tech developments from Educause
Education Dive
With over 260 exhibitors on the floor at Educause 2014, there was plenty for attendees to see. Education Dive was on hand to take it all in — and share it with those who couldn't attend.
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Video games, Henry Ford and the problems of modern education
Forbes
Presumably, the way the human animal learns stays more or less constant. Still, reformers, policy makers, and curriculum designers fight over what's best for our schools. That's because, although the mechanism of learning is static, subject matter is dynamic.
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DEVICE & SOFTWARE NEWS


In yearly LMS count, Canvas gains, Blackboard Learn loses
Campus Technology
Even though support for the Angel learning management system will not officially end this month (Blackboard rescinded its decision to retire the legacy LMS in 2012), plenty of institutions are apparently seeing the writing on the wall and jumping ship anyway.
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Google: Extensions, add-ons and apps — oh my!
EdSurge
Google Apps for Education has totally transformed the way we teach and communicate inside and outside of the classroom. Through tools like Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Google Earth and Blogger, we can create authentic learning experiences for our students more than ever by promoting collaboration and helping them access their work anywhere and anytime. Teachers can utilize all of Google's resources using Google Classroom, a simple management tool that gives teachers the ability to stay organized, assign projects and give feedback within the platform.
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