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Code.org is offering a free workshop on Dec. 5th at Warren Hills High School, 41 Jackson Valley Road, Washington, NJ 07882  This will be a fantastic program hosted by Warren Hills High School for educators in New Jersey and Pennsylvania! More information will be sent out as the date gets closer! Come learn about the Code.Org Curriculum and other programs right before the "Hour Of Code" and the National Computer Science Education Week! https://code.org/professional-development-workshops/4949021

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Resources for digital citizenship from Edutopia  http://www.edutopia.org/article/digital-citizenship-resources?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=102815%20enews%20DC%20ngm%20%20A&utm_content=&utm_term=fea2hed&spMailingID=12796024&spUserID=MjcyOTIzMTQ0NjMS1&spJobID=641879155&spReportId=NjQxODc5MTU1S0

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iPad Coding apps http://www.emergingedtech.com/2015/09/15-ipad-coding-apps/

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The sixth annual Global Education Conference, a free four-day online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, will be held Monday, November 16 through Thursday, November 19, 2015 (November 20th in some time zones). We invite all to attend!  The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Last year’s conference featured more than 260 general sessions and 35 keynote addresses from all over the world with over 7,500 participants.

Mission: The conference is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity.
Attending:  You can join us anywhere you have an Internet connection, and the schedule of sessions is published in each of the time zones in the world. Just find your time zone, find the sessions taking place, and click right into the ones you want to join. You can also import the entire calendar (Google) into your own calendar, or add selected sessions to your personal calendar to be sure that you don't miss them.
Presenting: For those interested in presenting (and we encourage teachers and students around the world to do so, even if for the first time), there is still time to submit, but presentation proposals are due by end-of-day on this Sunday, November 1st. Click HERE for more information and to submit your proposal.
Volunteering: One of the best parts of this conference is the incredible volunteer effort to help new (and sometimes seasoned!) presenters. Volunteers gather throughout the whole conference in a special virtual lounge and work to make sure that presenters and attendees are given help whenever they need it. Our volunteers are an elite group of global helpers--come find out why they say being a volunteer moderator is the most fun you can have at the conference. More HERE.
The Community: A significant bonus to attending the Global Education Conference is joining the conference community of almost 22,000 members from around the world. In addition to being able to find partners for global projects, you also have access to the archived recordings of the several hundred sessions that have taken place over the last five years!
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Making some connections for your classrooms…

https://education.microsoft.com/skypeintheclassroom

Google+ Community called Connected Classroom Workshop that is pretty active. You can post an request to connect with another class or search for classes that have already posted. Check it out: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100662407427957932931

Epals

Skype and Mystery Skype. You can find more information about how to connect and teachers who are wanting to connect here - https://education.microsoft.com/skypeintheclassroom You can also tweet with the hashtag #mysteryskype and connect with teachers.

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