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Ed Tech Bits-2016-04-28

New Jersey Education Innovation Summit Sponsored by The State's InnovateNJ Office http://thelearningcounsel.com/event/new-jersey-nj

On May 20, 2016 at Monmouth University
400 Cedar Avenue The Mac Building (Multipurpose Activity Center) West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Free to Attend for All Administrators and Educators

▪ Keynotes and Educator Speakers

▪ NJ Education Innovation Special Briefing

▪ Digital Curriculum Selection Workshop

▪ Executive Leadership: Getting from A-to-B

▪ Tons of Show-and-Tell Industry Presentations

▪ What’s Interesting - Industry Speed-Intro Video Hour

▪ Open Mike Big Sharing Discussion

▪ Local Education Superintendent Pane▪ Student Tech Panel


Edison Invention Challenge 2015-16 Results & YouTube Channel

Congratulations to all the amazing schools and students who participated in this year’s Edison Invention Challenge where the theme was Natural Disasters. 

Results: Winner featured below.

High School Winners 

1) Hackettstown High School, NJ Tiger Team 
2) High Point Regional High School, NJ The Composters
3) Chaney STEM Campus, OH D.R. Responsers

Middle/Elementary School Winners

1) Freehold Intermediate School, NJ STEM Starz- Overall Winner
2) Linwood Middle School, NJ lms7 
3) Heritage Middle School, NJ Swagmasters Tech

Feel free to email EIC@picoTurbine.com to find out your place and to be put on our special newsletter for next year’s event. 


The Technology Assessment Toolkit is online!  Look for events/workshops to be schedule in the near future to understand how to implement and use this across curriculum, grade bands and time.


New York City STEM Summer 2015 Program: Key Technology Learnings  Date: 04/27/16 Time: 11:00 AM PT

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In the summer of 2015, New York City’s Department of Education collaborated with Microsoft Education and the Center for K12 STEM Education at NYU to run the first iteration of its STEM summer school, NYC Summer STEM. In this webcast we’ll review how you can leverage current technology tools to improve student learnings from key program components including writing code and exploring robotics. We’ll cover key technologies like Office 365 Education that enabled 400 NYC middle and high school students and teachers’ to implement, analyze and test their learnings.


How to save Youtube videos on your Google Drive http://techviral.com/save-youtube-videos-google-drive/


How EVE Online players are solving real-world science problems: Meet Project Discovery http://www.pcworld.com/article/3060692/software-games/how-eve-online-players-are-solving-real-world-science-problems-meet-project-discovery.html


Webinar: Cosn’s Trusted Learning Environment seal http://www.cosn.org/about/news/education-leaders-establish-%E2%80%98trusted-learning-environment%E2%80%99-seal%E2%80%94new-tool-efforts-ensure ; Trusted Learning Environment Thursday, April 28, 2016 1:00-2:00 pm ET


The Ed Tech Industry Network of SIIA has worked with educators and industry partners to create a Vision for K-20 Education for the 21st century.
Educators, administrators and faculty members from K-12 and higher educational institutions around the globe have the opportunity to take a short, online survey to evaluate their use of online professional learning. Please help by taking this quick survey!  Take the Vision K-20 Survey


Powerful, Personalized PD for Teachers Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET  (register)

Next generation learning requires new methods, strategies and skills from educators. New models demand personalized professional development for teachers to prepare for the shift in pedagogy and practice. This webinar will highlight educators sharing their own stories about the most powerful, personalized professional development to prepare for next generation learning models.
Join this webinar to discover tips, tools and best practices to personalize professional learning and prepare for the shift to personalized instructional models.


5 Free Teacher Tools from the Library of Congress http://www.techlearning.com/blogentry/10639