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6 new technology in the classroom tricks
Teach Hub
Current and upcoming instances of technology in the classroom have laid the groundwork for innovative new ways to interact with students while allowing them to create products all their own amongst a global network of peers. If you're serious about exploiting these never-before-seen opportunities, then try out some of the following 21st-century technology in the classroom tricks.
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10 creative ways to use your iPad in the classroom
Edudemic
If you've had an iPad (or several) in your classroom for any extended period of time, you're probably familiar with the many practical ways this technology can be used as a central hub for learning. But these applications are just the very beginning. You can hack your iPad into any number of instruments, or use its current apps and capabilities in unexpected ways to encourage learning. Here are our top 10 favorite creative uses for iPads in the classroom.
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NYSCATE UPDATES


Share your knowledge: PRESENT!
NYSCATE
We are planning a very full Spring, with three regional conferences in the works! All three RFPs are currently open and accepting proposals to present around the state during the month of March. Please consider submitting an RFP to present at one or two of these events: NYSCATE thrives on our members sharing their knowledge and experiences with each other. Please consider taking an active role as a presenter!
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  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.
 


Complete a survey, get a gift card!
NYSCATE
Do you have 2-3 minutes to share some basic district information? The first 250 respondents receive a $10 Amazon gift card — and all respondents will be entered into a raffle to win an iPad!

Neverware, a leading K-12 software company, is in late-stage development of groundbreaking software that allows PCs to be transformed into computers that operate like Chromebooks and can be managed by Google's Admin console. CloudReady will be launched in 2015; in preparation, Neverware seeks research data on the most common PC models in New York's schools in order to inform model development priority. Take this short survey to help!

All qualified* entrants will be entered to win an iPad; the first 250 respondents will receive a $10 Amazon gift card. We will draw the iPad winner on Friday, Dec. 12. Thank you for taking some of your time to provide this helpful information to Neverware. If you have any questions, please contact Tara Healey, thealey@neverware.com.

* Qualified entrants will include exact PC models (e.g. Dell Latitude E6400, HP Elitebook 2530P) and the estimated quantity of all models in your district.

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PAECT UPDATES


Elementary Technology Conference 2014 – South Central
PAECT
Dec. 9. Register and get more information.
The 7th Annual Elementary Technology Conference is designed especially for K-6 classroom teachers. Come join your colleagues as they share ways to engage your students with technology-rich lessons and ideas. Choose from over 18 sessions on instructional best practices to new Web 2.0 tools and more! Register and get more information today.

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ISTE 2015
PAECT
June 28-July 1, 2015. Registration is now open! Super Early Bird rates end March 1.
ISTE 2015 is the world's premier ed tech conference and expo — and this year it's being held in our own back yard, Philadelphia. Registration to ISTE 2015 includes:
  • Four full days brimming with rich, inspirational and highly relevant professional learning opportunities.
  • Three powerful keynote addresses from leaders and experts in the field of ed tech.
  • The opportunity to choose from hundreds of sessions in a variety of formats, including lecture, BYOD and hands-on learning environments.
  • Access to a massive expo hall featuring the latest ed tech products and services from more than 500 companies and 1,400 industry reps.
  • Unlimited networking opportunities with the nearly 18,000 educators, education leaders and corporate representatives from around the world.
  • One-year standard membership to ISTE (when paying the non-member rate).
Check our website and the ISTE website for more information and to locate volunteer opportunities.

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Tech the Halls – South Central Region
PAECT
Dec. 9, 6-8 p.m. RSVP here.
Join South Central PAECT members for appetizers and discussion about great tools you use in your classroom. Bring your laptop, iPad, iPhone and any dongle you need to connect it to a projector. Members can get up and share resources with the whole group. Last year when we did this we had a great time! Don't miss this one!
Loxley's Restaurant, 500 Centerville Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601

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Tech the Halls – Southeast Region
PAECT
Dec. 11. RSVP by Dec. 8.
Ever wanted to visit a thriving MakerSpace? Come join PAECT as we Tech the Halls at CreateSpace, a pop-up MakerSpace located at the Middletown Free Library in Media. What will you make? No prior experience is necessary! Click here for event details.

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EDUCATION IN NEW YORK


NYC public libraries to offer portable Wi-Fi units
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Public libraries in New York City will be making about 10,000 portable Wi-Fi units available for their patrons.
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EDUCATION IN PENNSYLVANIA


Salisbury students got their teacher a new hand
The Morning Call
This is a story about fifth-grade students who made their teachers cry. In a good way. Why? There's a zebra-striped hand waiting in Baltimore for a Salisbury elementary school teacher.
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NATIONAL NEWS


'Maker Movement' on the forefront of creating latest tech
Fox News
A renewed desire to build things with our own hands is introducing people of all ages to the so-called Maker Movement. Educators are at the forefront of it.
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Report: Students read way below level that prepares them for college, careers
The Christian Science Monitor
Renaissance Learning, which tracks the reading habits of some 10 million U.S. students, has released a report that not only tallies which books kids are reading, but also analyzes the complexity of the reading material.
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DEVICE & SOFTWARE NEWS


Why Google's Chromebooks are beating Apple's iPads in the classroom
Venture Beat
In the third quarter, Google shipped 715,000 Chromebooks to schools compared to 702,000 iPads from Apple. It's one more body blow to the iPad, which is facing a projected decline in sales for Apple's current fiscal year.
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Lightspeed Systems key player in education technology
The Bakersfield Californian
Bakersfield can't compare to Silicon Valley in high-tech industry but it does boast a key player in education technology, a home-grown company with 182 employees and about $40 million in annual revenue.
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