Tuesday, April 18, 2006

April Technology Update

Here's just a few updates...
  1. Technology Vendor Fair - April 20, 2006
  2. Science Teachers in Grades 4 -8 for Summer Institute
  3. ThinkQuest Judges Wanted
  4. Laptop Cart 50-50 Challenge Grant for Elementary Schools

District 6
Technology Vendor Fair
Our vendor fair is this Thursday at Bell HS from 3:45 to 5:15 in the school cafeteria on Pine St. I hope to see all of you there. It will be a great event, where you can network personally with many different vendors. About 14 different vendors will be in attendance. There will be lots of giveaways and some great door prizes that will be raffled at the end. Please invite your colleagues and administrators to also attend. This promises to be a great event, but we need your support and attendance. Please be there!

I would like to thank our hosts at Bell HS, Michiko Sakimoto, Tom Campbell, and Roman for their support and assistance in making this event possible.

If you click on this Bell HS link, it will take you to a hybrid satellite/street map. The school cafeteria is south of Bell Ave on Pine Ave. You will be able to locate it because there will be an IBM Bus parked directly in front of the cafeteria. Parking should be ample on Pine Street.

CaMSP Science Leadership Institute II - SUMMER 2006
Week of July 16—21 or July 23—28
Spend a week this summer working collaboratively with other teachers in a stimulating and challenging educational environment at The Thacher School in Ojai, California. Participants at Teach the Teachers CollaborativeTM (TTTC) Summer Institute will develop their own technology integrated science lessons for practical and immediate use in their classrooms. They will also have an opportunity to update their own technology skills and learn innovative ways to engage their students with technology. For more information, click here: CaMSP Science Leadership Institute

ThinkQuest Judges Wanted
ThinkQuest is looking for volunteers to judge the annual ThinkQuest
Student Competition. ThinkQuest is a competion involving building web informational spaces. Judging takes place (on line) between May 11 and
May 31. See the PDF flyer for all the details.

Laptop Cart 50-50 Challenge Grant
The Riordan Foundation is offering a 50-50 challenge grant on the purchase of laptop carts for elementary schools. This means that the foundation will pay 50% and the school will pay for the other 50%. Read the linked files for more details.

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