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Ed Tech Bits-2015-11-24

Free (till Dec. 20th) Computational thinking course from Google: A free online course helping educators integrate computational thinking into their curriculum https://computationalthinkingcourse.withgoogle.com/preview

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ISTE Professional Learning Series https://www.iste.org/explore/articleDetail?articleid=578

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Celebrating Excellence and Innovation in K12 Education

District Administration honored 176 school districts as Districts of Distinction in 2015, and their innovations are now inspiring other districts to replicate similar success stories.  Is your district implementing outstanding programs and innovations that directly benefit your students, staff and community? Tell us about your innovations!
Apply to be a District of Distinction. Application Deadline: December 11, 2015. https://promediagrp.wufoo.com/forms/districts-of-distinction-application-march-2016/

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Digital Literacy: The New Urgency From Online Assessments to Digital Citizenship, Creating a Continuum of Instruction

Presented by Mary Knight, Director of Technology, Flagstaff Unified School District, Flagstaff, Arizona Sponsored by Learning.com

Thursday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time REGISTER HERE

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Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century http://www.engineeringchallenges.org/challenges.aspx

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Google search tips/ Alan November http://www.eschoolnews.com/2015/11/23/how-search-google-592/2/

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New National Educational Technology Plan to be released: The U.S. Department of Education will release the revised National Educational Technology Plan (NETP) during a White House briefing on December 10.

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8 Components of Great Professional Development http://www.forbes.com/sites#/sites/nickmorrison/2015/06/10/the-eight-components-of-great-professional-development/2/

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GRANTS/GRANTS/GRANTS:

Nov 30th

Ben Cohen StandUp  Foundation Grants

http://www.standupfoundation.com/grants/requesting-funding/

National Science Teachers Association Awards

www.nsta.org/about/awards.aspx

December 1

American Association of Physics Teachers High School Physics Teacher Grant

http://www.aapt.org/Programs/grants/hsgrant.cfm

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Great site for listings of education grant opportunities http://www.edutopia.org/grants-and-resources