Monthly Archives: November 2015

The 2015 Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning Report is Now Available

Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice (2015) is the 12th in a series of annual reports that began in 2004 that examine the status of K-12 online education across the country. The report provides … Continue reading

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Here are 17 ways to ruin Thanksgiving with Technology

Happy Thanksgiving from the Office of Educational Technology This weekend marks the start of the holiday sprint. The coming weeks will be chockfull of gatherings with friends and family, involving copious amounts of food, booze, and the mixed warmth and … Continue reading

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SpeakUp Now to Move Education Forward

Students, Teachers, Administrators, Parents, Community Members We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Speak Up America, which will take place from December 7th to December 11th. This week long celebration of Speak … Continue reading

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How do you effectively use tech tools to facilitate learning & engagement within your district?

Need a last minute classroom activity before Thanksgiving break? Take the #SpeakUpsurvey! Lesson plans available @ http://ow.ly/UMjki Share your perspective in the Speak Up 2015 survey, and help paint a picture of what’s really required to effectively use technology tools … Continue reading

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Registration Open for OPEN NH Winter 2016 Session in February

Winter 2016 Session Online Course Session Dates: February 3 – March 22 Register for courses early and save $10.00. Early Bird Special offer ends on January 19, 2016. View the Session Schedules on the OPEN NH website. View the Course … Continue reading

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Here is an excellent Google Drive Tool for Creating Rubrics

OrangeSlice:Teacher Rubric is an interesting Google Docs add-on to use for creating rubric selections and converting the Analysis or Holistic rubric into a percentage or points grade. This app, according to its developer, comes to fill in the grading deficiency … Continue reading

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Free Presentation for Parents – Cyberbullying, Sexting, & Unwise Social Networking: The Role of Parents

This year at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference Sameer Hinduja is a keynote. He is also giving a free parent evening,  Monday Evening – November 30 – 6:30 to-8:30 Dr. Sameer Hinduja is a Professor in the School of Criminology … Continue reading

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The Six Hats a Personalized Learning Leader Needs to Wear

Summit Public Schools CEO Diane Tavenner has been described as transformative, innovative, and entrepreneurial—apropos for the founder of a pioneering network of charter schools that combine teacher-led instruction and self-paced student learning online. Summit piloted its first blended learning initiative in 2011, … Continue reading

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The Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference (CMTC) is coming up in just under a month.  You can see details about the conference and register on the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference website.   A few items below may be of special interest … Continue reading

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Peter Drescher, Vermont Agency of Education, Honored as SETDA 2015 State Leader of the Year

November 3, 2015 (Washington, D.C.) SETDA, the principal membership association of the U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders announced today that Peter Drescher, Education Technology Coordinator, Vermont Agency of Education was honored with the SETDA State Leader of the … Continue reading

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