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Join us at ISTE in San Antonio, Texas, June 23 – 26. The itslearning Booth (#6190) will be bustling with activity throughout the conference and attendees will have an opportunity to:

• Participate in a variety of presentations on the main stand throughout the day to learn more about itslearning’s award-winning personalized learning platform.

• Visit one of our three ‘Learning Circles’ for one on one, personalized sessions featuring specific topics such as blended learning, flipped classroom, assessment for learning, rubrics, and more. 

• Participate in our end-of day game show for a chance to win an iPad® mini and a one year subscription to itslearning. 

• Earn additional prizes and giveaways throughout the day for participating in Booth activities.

Bailey Mitchell, Chief Technology and Information Officer for Forsyth Public Schools will be joining itslearning at Booth #6190 as a featured presenter on Tuesday, June 25th at 3:30 PM. Mark your ISTE calendars and be sure to join us for this special event!

6 comments (Add your own)

1. Unni wrote:
Yup, that'll do it. You have my apeatcirpion.

September 12, 2013 @ 10:59 AM

2. davis auto insurance in Illinois wrote:
Andy,At my school, there are several options for obtaining information, however, the information cards the nurse has are the cards included in the registration packets given to parents. It is mandatory that parents return these. I cannot include an information card of my own in this packet, as it s not meant for individual teacher purposes. I have handed info cards at the beginning of the semester to my students to obtain the info I need, but it s not guaranteed it will come back to me. I am not allowed to give a grade for the return of the document. Plus, being a semester class, I have to do this two times a year. So, for now, the nurse is my best bet. Any suggestions on another way I might be able to obtain this information?I m glad you went to see the class blog I am setting up. Thank you for the compliment! I still have a lot to do on it, but it s coming along.Shanna

September 14, 2013 @ 4:51 AM

3. low apr credit cards wrote:
Tremond,Thanks for your reply. I should be more careful about making off-hand comments without taking the time to give more background. I know how hard the vast majority of tech support specialists work to support the teaching and learning that goes on in their schools. It is too often a thankless job that goes unappreciated.Unfortunately, I ve heard many accounts from teachers around the country who are shackled by an overly restrictive tech support environment. I think this response almost always comes from the top in the form of security policies or other official positions because I rarely hear about individual tech support staff who don t go all out to do their best. The fact that you went to the trouble of installing Moodle and introducing it to the teachers in your district shows that you re not one of the people I m concerned about!I m all for tight security and consistent standards, but there is an inevitable tension between control and innovation. It s all about striking the appropriate balance, and that balance may be different from district to district. A free-for-all with teachers installing their own software would be a disaster. That s obvious. Somewhere between that and the one size fits all approach is a sweetspot.I should get more specific and take a shot at answering your excellent question. Standardization is important. We have moved all of our users to the Microsoft Office suite over the last couple years. There were a number of teachers who went kicking and screaming, but the tech group back then recognized that it was too difficult to support Office and Appleworks both. It was the right decision. Similarly, we ve standardized on other educational apps and have set a minimum hardware standard that we support. At the same time we have experimented over the last couple years with a variety of Web-based applications (Moodle, wikis, etc.) that are easy to manage centrally. We are now nearly the end of a big centralization campaign to bring nearly every server into the server room in the district office. We have a gigabit fiber backbone on our network that allows us to centrally manage almost everying which frees up our building-level techs to support users and workstations. I guess I would summarize it by recommending the following: centralize computing services as much as possible, standardize on software and hardware whenever possible, and find teachers who are willing and interesting in new technology to test new technologies before rolling things out for an entire district.Thanks for the comment. I hope you ll keep reading and challenging me when I get sloppy.

September 20, 2013 @ 12:03 PM

4. Kannan wrote:
Greetings from Chicago,I see my project as a first efofrt and I will be creating a more focused mOde for my students which gives them a chance to use primary sources and interviews to document their family's migration / immigration to the Bay AreaMost are 1st or 2nd generation in America but a few may have harder to trace family roots fromEurope and Africa The challenge will be enough computers, cameras and time. I teach 5 sections of 8th grade US History

November 3, 2013 @ 6:03 PM

5. low interest credit card applications wrote:
I found myself nodding my noggin all the way through.

November 18, 2013 @ 7:34 PM

6. wrote:
Never would have thunk I would find this so indispensable.

December 4, 2013 @ 5:12 PM

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