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For dyslexics, a font and a dictionary that are meant to help
NPR
A designer who has dyslexia has created a font to help dyslexic readers navigate text, designing letters in a way that avoids confusion and adds clarity. And in England, two researchers are compiling a dictionary that favors meaning over alphabetical order.
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PAECT UPDATES


Spring Into Technology Conference – Northeast Region
PAECT
East Stroudsburg Area School District is pleased to announce its eighth annual Spring Into Technology Conference. This year the conference will be held Saturday, March 28, 2015, with a snow date of April 11, 2015. Please mark your calendars. A Save the Date flyer with further information can be accessed here. Please feel free to share the flyer with your colleagues who might be interested in attending.

Conference fees will remain the same as last year, but if you would like to attend for FREE, please consider presenting at Spring Into Technology. You may submit your presentation proposal online at http://www.esasd.net/sit. Registration for the conference will open Jan. 5. Remember to register early to guarantee the sessions of your choice. We are looking forward to seeing you at Spring Into Technology.

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Tech SLAM – NorthCentral
PAECT
Date: Nov. 15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Selinsgrove High School. Register now!
What is a Tech SLAM (Shared Learning And Mentoring Event)? This is a FREE, fast-paced sharing of Web tools, apps, technology and best practices, followed by opportunities to learn more about your favorites and try them out. One of the best parts of a SLAM: the chance for audience members to contribute! If you have an app, tech tool or best practice that you want others to know about, please be ready to share!

Register here and see technologies from our previous SLAM event.
This event is sponsored by the NC PAECT and ACT 48 credit is offered!

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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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NYSCATE UPDATES


Startup Weekend Education visits Rochester for Global Startup Battle 2014
NYSCATE
Startup Weekend Education Rochester (SWEDU Rochester) will kick off at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside. SWEDU Rochester is a 54-hour event that brings education innovators from across the state to Rochester in order to create the next exciting innovation in education. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: Anyone is welcome to pitch a startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and embark on a three-day frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback!

SWEDU Rochester will be the kickoff event for the NYSCATE Annual Conference.

SWEDU Rochester is a program of the UP Rochester movement, part of a global initiative dedicated to ensuring that anyone can experience entrepreneurship, no matter where they live. It is fully driven by local volunteer efforts, being led by the best and brightest Rochester's entrepreneurial community has to offer. For more, visit:

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Rochester Mini Maker Faire quickly approaching!
NYSCATE
Just under two weeks to go until the Rochester Mini Maker Faire. The Maker Faire will take place Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center in Rochester.
    Ticket prices are:
    – Online Advance Tickets: $7
    – Online Advance Family Passes: $30
    – Single ticket at the door: $12
    – Family pass at the door: $45
Buy tickets now to save money!

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Smart Schools Bond Act passes
NYSCATE
The state will borrow $2 billion to fund technology and facility upgrades in schools after voters decisively approved all three statewide ballot proposals on Nov. 4.
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EDUCATION IN NEW YORK


City touts slight uptick in college readiness as new school reports go online
Chalkbeat NY
Slightly more students left high school last year ready for college or jobs, though fewer than one-third of graduates met the academic skill requirements of the city's public university system, according to New York City data released Nov. 10.
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Officials tout new plan for English learners
NY1
With much clapping and patting on the back, New York City and state education officials heralded a new era of collaboration when it comes to helping the city's 145,000 students who are still learning English.
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EDUCATION IN PENNSYLVANIA


Bethlehem Area School District to address teachers' wireless Internet woes
The Morning Call
Teachers in the Bethlehem Area School District who have repeatedly faced problems logging onto the district's wireless network may be getting some relief soon.
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State appointee gives York City school board an ultimatum
The York Dispatch
The state official pushing for conversion of all York City schools to charter schools has given the district's school board an urgent ultimatum.
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NATIONAL NEWS


Lego Education offers 6 tips for education technology success
eSchool News
An industry advisory panel of educators shares strategies to help teachers — regardless of their tenure — implement education technology in the classroom.
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Chromebooks gaining popularity in school districts
Education Week
Suddenly, Chromebooks are surging. Barely a blip on educators' radar screens as recently as 2012, the inexpensive, Web-based laptop computers accounted for nearly one-third of all mobile-digital-device sales to schools in the United States in the first half of this year.
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DEVICE & SOFTWARE NEWS


8 gadgets and apps for tech-savvy teachers
Technology Tell
Today's students are digital natives, so their well-prepared teachers should come armed with the tools necessary to feed their appetite for instant knowledge.
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Aurasma: Augmented reality for your classroom
Edudemic
After weeks of comparing reviews and conducting trials, Ann Elliott has decided Aurasma offers the best augmented reality experience for classrooms of any iOS or Android app.
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PingPong unveils classroom communication tool for student engagement
PR Newswire
PingPong has released a new version of its smart communication tool, which increases interaction between teachers and students in the classroom, encourages participation and makes learning more fun.
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