ITLS Newsletter

January 11, 2016

A Note From Julie

Happy 2016! I hope that winter break afforded you an opportunity to rest, relax, and rejuvenate! I used part of my break to read a new book by Zhao, Zhang, Lei, and Qui, Never Send a Human to Do a Machine’s Job. (If any of you attended InnEdCo 2014, you might remember Yong Zhao’s keynote.) As part of a discussion about the need to help students acquire skills that “cannot be replaced by machines or offshored,” the authors highlighted the need to help students develop creativity, entrepreneurial thinking, and global competencies. Your willingness to uncover and integrate information resources that stretch the thinking of our students, your creative and purposeful integration of technology tools, and your insistence on developing responsible digital citizens is helping to prepare Adams 12 students for an ever-changing future. Thank you for leading the way for students and staff!

Agenda for Digital Literacy Partnership: 1-14-16

Location: Educational Services Center, Pinon Pine

Time: 7:30 - 3:30


7:30 - 7:50: Digital Literacy Matrix-Information Literacy Strands

7:50 - 10:40: Information Literacy Learning Activity

10:45 - 11:45: Lunch

11:45 - 12:00: Meet back in Pinon Pine

12:00 - 1:00: Vendor Fair/Collaboration Time

Special Elementary Collaboration: Inquiry Questioning and writing

1:10 - 3:20: Vendor Fair/ Collaboration Time

Vendors at the DLP Meeting January 14th

From 12 - 3:30 Vendors from Follett, Mackin, World Book and Rainbow Books will be in Pinon Pine to answer questions, assist you in placing orders, etc. Bring your lists. Bring your questions. They are ready!!
Critical Technology Survey

When a student misuses tech, requests often come in to IT to disable the student's access to the Internet. However, we know that some sites are critical for learning & shouldn't be revoked. Please help us compile a list of these sites to "whitelist."

Draft #1 of Revised ISTE Standards

As you may know, ISTE has been working since July 2015 to revise the new ISTE Standards for students. Friday Morning, they released the first draft of the work. Collaboration time during the DLP Meeting would be a great time to take a look.

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Jan Brett: Click here to enter for contest rules

The school that has the most parents, teachers, friends, or supporters who enter the contest will win a free school or library visit from Jan in the 2016-2017 school year. Contest ends 4-4-16. Other prizes include books and autographed posters.

A Blog shared by Becky with great game design ideas

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Super Saturday at STEM Launch