2014 is the Year of the Tech Tool

H-APP-y New Year!

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2014 is already shaping up to be a year of innovation, challenge, and epic wins! This semester, each of us will take the plunge and develop a unit that incorporates meaningful technology that can enhance the curriculum, inspire inquiry, improve workflow efficiency, and communicate learning.

Don't be daunted. You only have to take the first step and this flyer is full of resources to help you along the adventure!

NDB IT Crowd Google Calendar

Here's your one stop shop to find out about events, trainings, and learning opportunities. Be sure you know how to access the calendar and connect it to your calendar so recent updates will show seamlessly.

Highlights include - Brown Bag Lunches, After School Playtime, and

NEW THIS SEMESTER Saturday Morning Tech Teach-a-thons! the first Saturday of each month.


Yep, there it is again. Join the Twitter-sphere! This is the most amazing, free professional development opportunity that allows you to choose when and what kind of information you want to discover and share. Make joining Twitter a New Year's Resolution for 2014 and exercise your Connected Educator Super Power!
Only 14 spots left! Sign up now for the most powerful PD and it's FREE! Join other passionate educators on Saturday February 22nd in Palo Alto and discuss what you want, share your expertise, and get questions answered. You don't want to miss it. Click here for a ticket.

More Awesome Resources

Get Ready to Use the iPad

Whether you have a single iPad in your classroom or are rolling out iPads to an entire class or school district, you need to be sure that you know exactly what you’re doing with the device. Do you know how to use tabbed browsing and iMessage? Or how to improve Siri or unlock the Lost Mode? All of those skills and more are must-haves for anyone using an iPad. ModernLessons’ online course The Comprehensive Guide to The Apple iPad (Beginner) provides you with that knowledge and more.

Click Here for More Information

Explore the Breadth of Human Expression

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries,archives and museums and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. The DPLA offers users a single point of access to millions of items—photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images and more—from libraries, archives and museums around the United States. Users can browse and search the collections by timeline, map, format and topic. They can then save items to customized lists and share their lists with others. Users can also explore digital exhibitions curated by DPLA’s content partners and staff.

Click Here to Explore Digital Exhibitions

Click Here to Search Timeline

Plus: The DPLA website includes an App Library where students and educators can go for inspiration, and numerous resources invite and guide individuals to create new apps.

Click Here to Visit App Library

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