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Ed Tech Bits-2016-01-22

The January 20, 2016 webinar on NJTRAx Digital Learning was recorded and posted for viewing. A link for the recording is provided at http://njdigitallearning.org/. The direct link for the recording is https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6542332051827766530.


Heidi Tandy, a longtime IP attorney, will be discussing recent court decisions that focus on Fair Use of copyrights, and how courts' clarifications and expansions of the definitions of Fair Use and transformative works can expand a teacher's toolbox inside the classroom on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. PT.

Use the following link to join the Webinar (no advanced registration necessary) - iste.adobeconnect.com/sigis2013_2014


As you may have heard, ISTE just released the first draft of the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students for public comment! In another exciting development, ISTE has created a packet that educators can use to gather feedback directly from students. Interested? Contact the refresh project manager for the info: Sarah Stoeckl, sstoeckl@iste.org

Want more?

For a meeting toolkit, student feedback packet, or any questions, contact Sarah or reply to this email.

Thank you for your interest in the ISTE Standards for Students refresh. We could not do this work without educators like you!

Sarah Stoeckl, Sr. Project Manager, Standards Department sstoeckl@iste.org


ignitestem.org’s inaugural conference will bring better hands on learning to high schools.  This conference hosted by the Princeton University Entrepreneurship Club and our partners at Google Education and the New York Academy of Science will occur on April 21st in New York City. Very specifically we're going to show you how to put on different kinds of hackathons (innovation competitions) in your school. This FREE conference at Columbia University will host 125 principals and administrators from across the country and will provide each attendee with a take home “how to” guide on creating a hackathon, called Hack-In-A-Box, along with a partnership with a individual mentor (college hackathon organizer) who will help you facilitate a hackathon in your school if you wish. Its no hassle and ready to go. 

Because New Jersey is our home too and we feel so strongly about bringing hands on learning to NJ schools, we'll even provide NJ Transit reimbursement if you need - all you have to do is show up! Learn more about why we think hackathons are so important here or our quick facts flier here.

Please sign up here or at bit.ly/IgniteSTEM_Registration. Contact xi@princeton.edu with questions!

--Max Greenwald, founder of IgniteSTEM


 7th grade girls in Camden County:

Tech Trek, an exciting week long summer camp for rising eighth-grade girls, focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Check out our webpage to learn more: http://techtrek-nj.aauw.net/.  The Tech Trek camp model requires that girls be nominated by their seventh grade science and math teachers in order to apply and then be selected for attendance.  The costs of Tech Trek are nearly fully funded by AAUW, so that campers may attend at a $50 cost to their families (waivers are also available).


From the Global Education Conference Network…

Just a few quick reminders and updates.

1) If you attended, presented at, or volunteered at the 2015 Global Education Conference, you can request badges and generic certificates. Details are on the front page of our website: http://globaleducationconference.com. We will be processing these requests after our January 31, 2016 deadline. 

3) Steve Hargadon and I also support the 2016 online Student Technology Conference which is organized by students at the Marymount School of New York. It's not too late for students in grades 6-12 (approximate ages 11-18) to appy to present. All are welcome to attend this free event. There is a separate website: http://studenttechnologyconference.com and a flyer you can pass along to friends: https://www.smore.com/k1p78. Follow all the action on Twitter using the hashtag #stutech2016.

4) A resource courtesy of GEC Leadership Team member Julene Reed: The Rural and Community Trust Global Teacher Fellowship: http://www.globalteacherfellowship.ruraledu.org/index.html. I believe this is for US teachers, but check with the sponsoring organization.

5)IREX's Teachers for Global Classrooms program is accepting applications through March 17, 2016. Again, this is for US citizens. (NOTE: the GEC was very pleased to have many fellows from this program participate in the 2015 online conference. And, we just met a fellow face to face at the FETC conference in Florida!)

Look for more breaking news in the next couple of weeks. We're about to officially launch sites for a new event, Global Leadership Week (April 25-29) and for Global Education Day at the ISTE conference in Denver. We are also launching a webinar/podcasting series called GlobalEd.TV in February. Look for more details in the next week or so!

Finally, I'll be at Waukegan IL's Google N'More conference this weekend and the Illinois Computing Educator's conference in February presenting on globally oriented project based-learning. If you'll be at either of these events, be sure to stop by and say hello.


Lucy Gray

Global Education Conference Co-Chair 


Visit The Global Education Conference Network at: http://www.globaleducationconference.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network


EdWeb is a free community that offers free webinars check out their calendar (you may have to join to see but joining and webinars are free) http://home.edweb.net/webinars/


20 Best Apps Builders for Creating Mobile Apps http://wikiblinks.com/20-best-app-builders-for-creating-mobile-apps/


Great resources in this article on Free Content  http://www.districtadministration.com/article/schools-maximize-free-content