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Ed Tech Bits-2015-11-13

Learn how to create close caption videos using youtube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvp-FCc8Rys

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Hour of Code this year Dec. 7-13th https://hourofcode.com/us Great opportunities for students across the country!!!!!

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ISTE 2016 in Denver: Registration is open http://conference.iste.org/2016/attend/index.php?utm_source=Commons&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RegOpen

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Today, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) released The iNACOL Federal Policy Frameworks 2015 and The iNACOL State Policy Frameworks 2015: 5 Critical Issues to Transform K-12 Education to kick off the 2015 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium. Updated annually, these policy briefs present a framework for sustainable, systemic policy change toward personalized learning.
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Excellent article on Formative Assessment: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/11/11/qa-misconceptions-about-formative-assessment.html

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"Get Ahead with Global Learning" edweb webinaron December 3rd at 4pm ET. We will offer participants an overview of P21's resources for K12 global learning, as well as tips for building global perspectives into every facet of the learning day.

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iNACOL Publishes Federal and State Policy Frameworks To Launch Annual Symposium https://thejournal.com/articles/2015/11/10/inacol-publishes-federal-and-state-policy-frameworks-to-launch-annual-symposium.aspx

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Code.org has announced a coding tutorial using characters from the new Star Wars movie in advance of the third annual Hour of Code campaign scheduled to launch during Computer Science Education Week next month. In the game, students use code to help the characters perform tasks. USA Today (11/9)

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Some solid suggestions for add-on for Google docs http://www.techlearning.com/blogentry/9951

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Check for your free Hour of Code Workshops in NJ Here is the link to look up workshops: https://code.org/professional-development-workshops .

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10 Benefits of the Shift to Digital Learning http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/on_innovation/2015/11/the_shift_to_digital_learning_10_benefits.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news2

Conference Calendar:

  • FETC 2016 on Jan. 12-15 in Orlando, FL
  • NJECC Conference on January 13, 14 & 15, 2016 at Montclair University
  • EduCon 2.8 on Jan. 29-31, 2016 in Philadelphia, PA
  • PETE&C Conference on February 21 - 24, 2016 at Hersey Lodge & Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • Atlantic ETTC: From My Classroom to Yours Conference on March 16, 2016 at Stockton University, Galloway, NJ
  • ASCD 2016 on April 2-4, 2016 in Atlanta, GA
  • CoSN 2016 on April 4-7, 2016 in Washington, DC
  • NJAET Summer Boot Camp tentatively on August 2 & 3, 2016 - Stone Bridge Middle School in Allentown, NJ