NAD Tech News

ISSUE # 10 - 13 March 2015

GoNoodle Brain Breaks for ISTEP

Create a free account at GoNoodle.com to enjoy these terrific Brain Breaks with your students during test prep and testing!
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This week the EVSC iTeam will conduct the third annual Digital Heroism Challenge. Open to grades 5-12, this nationally-recognized event asks to students to engage with guest bloggers around Digital Citizenship topics. Students who post a comment on each of the five blog posts will be entered into a drawing for a Toshiba tablet computer. This year we have a terrific panel of bloggers including nationally known speakers and authors, highly successful EVSC alumna and our own Dr. Smith. We invite all students to participate and encourage you to include a small piece of time in your day to engage students in this important discussion. The challenge can be accessed at http://evscstudents.com/digital-heroism-challenge/.
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I recently came across this webinar from ASCD on Close Reading and, knowing that many of you are working with this topic, wanted to share with you. Click here to access the video of the webinar. Click here to access the handouts from the webinar.

Microsoft Software for EVSC Staff Home Use Now Available At Reduced Pricing

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The EVSC is pleased to announce that faculty and staff are eligible to download the latest Microsoft software titles, such as Windows 8.1, Office Professional Plus 2013 for Windows, and Office for Mac 2011, at a fraction of the regular retail price via the Microsoft Work at Home program.

  • Microsoft Office (Mac & PC versions) – $9.95*
  • Microsoft Windows – $9.75*

* The Home Use License allows for one main installation AND one installation on a secondary device WITH the ability to transfer if earlier devices are uninstalled.

These exclusively priced downloads are available at https://evsc.onthehub.com/. Just go to the website and register for a new account using your EVSC email address. Once you’re registered, just login and start shopping. It’s that easy!

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Bill is an eLearning Coach helping to facilitate meaningful integration of technology to enrich instruction, engage students & develop 21st century skills. He is also a PhD candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology degree with an Emphasis in Integrating Technology, Learning, and Psychology.