Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Technology News for April 2006

Welcome to our first online Technology Newsletter. If you wish to subscribe by email, please click on the Feedblitz "subscribe me" button on the right sidebar, and follow the directions. If you want to subscribe to the RSS feed, please click on the RSS feed link on the sidebar.

Upcoming Technology Cadre Meetings

Thursday, April 20, 2006 Bell High School 3:45 - 5:30
Our First Annual Technology Vendor Fair!
Representatives from Apple, Gateway, IBM, Arey Jones, Polycom, Tandberg, Smarttech (Smartboard), Promethian Boards, CDW, KIS, and possibly more will be available to personally talk with you and answer your questions. This will be a great opportunity to think about how to spend money at the end of the year on something that will promote student learning. Please join us and invite all other interested educators at your school to attend. You can download a flyer here to post at your school.

Thursday, May 18, 2006 South East High School 3:45 - 5:15
Our host, Devery Rodgers, has asked the librarian at SEHS to demonstrate Digital Library for us. Are there any other items that you would like to add to the agenda? Add them to the comments section below.

Monday, June 5, 2006 Virtual Technology Leaders Symposium #2 Location TBD 3:45 - 5:15

Grant and Learning opportunities

LACOE/CTAP Region 11
ITO (Instructional Technology Outreach) Mini Grants extend deadline to April 14th!
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to apply for a $2,500 grant. If you follow the rubric guidelines carefully, your grant will be considered for award. Please contact me if you have any questions.
DV Voice - Application Deadline, April 28, 2006
A project focused on effectively integrating technology tools and digital content into teaching and learning to empower student voice. All K-12 grade levels invited to apply. Find more information on the website. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to use digital storytelling in your classroom.
CTAP Technology Academies
(from the website) Teachers who attend will receive a five-day comprehensive training session through LACOE/CTAP, all class materials, and $400. This class is open to any LAUSD teacher that is not on track or is on break. Additional offerings will be held throughout the year during other off-track periods and during the summer.

K-12 High Speed Network for Video-Conferencing
Video-Conferencing Listserv
Are you interested in learning about video-conferencing opportunities in education? Join the K-12 High Speed Network Conferencing Users Listserv and learn from your colleagues.

Technology Gems
Here are several gems you might enjoy using in your classroom:
Google Mars - Take a tour of Mars through the Google Earth engine. Fun!
LazyBase - A quick, easy, online database

Hope this was helpful. Please use the comment section if you have input. Also, please contact me through email if you have questions/comments/concerns.


Jutti said...

This is great !

Anonymous said...

Janice, I think this new medium is nice (although I don't remember getting HTML updates that took up lots of space...). Yea for leading in technology by using new, simple technologies that make the rest of us think how we can integrate this into our curricula.