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Ultimate guide to the paperless classroom
Edudemic
Many top educators and administrators view the idea of a paperless classroom as an inevitability in education. In today's digital age, these educators believe that a paperless classroom promotes a more efficient and organized classroom while preparing students for the practical world outside classroom walls.
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PAECT UPDATES


TGITechie – Northeast Region
PAECT
Date: Thursday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. RSVP and get more details.
The TGITechie event will include lots of sharing (bring your ideas), appetizers and giveaways! Please bring a friend and feel free to pass this email on to anyone who may be interested. The event will be held at The Westy in Hamburg.

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Google Educator Certification Boot Camp
PAECT
Bucks County Intermediate Unit, Doyalstown
Nov. 8 and Nov. 15. RSVP by Nov. 7.
During this two-day learning experience, participants will learn the essentials of Google Apps for Education, with a focus on the skills and techniques needed to complete the five online exams to achieve "Google Educator" status and pursue "Google Education Trainer" status. Rich Kiker will facilitate the course and guide participants through various activities and classroom examples using media rich content, Web-based tutorials and video learning libraries. PAECT members receive a $25 discount!

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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.
 


Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference (TRETC) – Southwest
PAECT
Date: Nov. 17-18. Registration is now open.
Once again PAECT is co-sponsoring TRETC, the premier K-16 educational technology conference in Western Pennsylvania. Over 350 educators from K-12 schools, higher education and nonprofits come to the event. In addition, each year over 30 vendors showcase their new technologies. Get all the details and join us at the Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North, in Mars.

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CAIU: Apple 3rd Annual iPad Summit – South Central
PAECT
Dec. 15. RSVP and get more information.
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


Cuomo panel releases report on $2 billion bond act
Journal News
A panel created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo has laid out a plan to guide the spending of a $2 billion bond for increasing technology in schools, but voters will have to approve the borrowing first.
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Queens Library expands lending free Google tablets
Western Queens Gazette
Queens Library is taking the lead in lending Google tablets to local residents, with the devices pre-loaded with content that stresses education.
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EDUCATION IN PENNSYLVANIA


Campbell foundation funds computer upgrades
Tribune Review
Steel Valley School District is receiving technology upgrades and other materials through a donation by the Campbell Educational and Community Foundation, formed in late 2013 by Steel Valley alumnus William V. Campbell Jr. to foster growth and improve the quality of life for residents.
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NATIONAL NEWS


Apple jumps into ConnectED initiative with $100 million in tech grants
T|H|E Journal
Apple has chosen 114 schools to receive a share of $100 million in grants to provide curriculum support, wireless infrastructure and classroom technology, such as iPads and MacBooks. "This will go a long way to help level the playing field for our country's students and ensuring equity," said National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García, in a prepared statement.
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Game on: How design and play impact learning
k12online
Everywhere you look, young people are playing games and mostly, they are playing games on their screens. But are they merely consumers of content or are they creators of it?
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DEVICE & SOFTWARE NEWS


Toy robot Trobo introduces kids to STEM subjects
Tech Republic
Jeremy Scheinberg and Chris Hardin aren't necessarily trying to turn your 3-year-old into a particle physicist. If it happened, that would be cool, but for the co-founders of Trobo, an educational toy aimed at introducing 2- to 7-year-olds to STEM topics through stories, making that first connection is more the point.
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Why wearables are the new gateways to human knowledge
Campus Technology
The use of Google Glass and other wearable devices in higher education is still experimental, but the technology is opening up exciting new possibilities for teaching and learning.
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6 clicks: How ed-tech is revolutionizing the classroom
ZDNet
In what ways can teachers use tech to enrich their lessons? Raspberry Pi is one example. The Linux-based machine has found its way into the classroom, allowing students to create networks, programs and learn about hardware -- without blowing up expensive equipment.
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