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School District of Lower Moreland Township

District Technology Committee Meeting

January 14, 2010, 3:45 pm

Agenda


Recap of December meeting
Nettrekker Free Trial Feedback Discussion

Upcoming Computer Fair Student & Teacher Participation Registration is now available for the 2010 Middle and High School Regional Computer Fair. Please register your teams via the following links:
Middle School Computer Fair - http://www.middleschoolcomputerfair.org/

Each category has specific rules and guidelines. (Computer Fair Logo, Desktop Publishing, Digital Movie, Graphic Design, Multimedia Presentations, Web Page Design)
High School Computer Fair - http://www.pacomputerfair.org/
Each category has specific rules and guidelines. (Animation, Computer Fair Logo, Curriculum-Based Webpage Design, Digital Movie, Graphic Design, Information-Based Webpage Design, Multimedia Presentations, Programmiong, Text-Based Desktop Publishing)

Pete & C Conference
February 21-24, 2010 - http://www.peteandc.org/
Special opportunities for Keystones (Linda Yerkees, Marian Staley, Ellen Zchunke, Jody Bell, JoAnn Fricker) below:
If you have submitted a proposal to PETE+C and have been accepted:

· PETE&C conference program will cover your registration fee and
· Keystones program will cover hotel stay up to $225.00
· To participate in this opportunity:
1. Complete the attached registration form (now)
2. Send a copy of your PETE&C Application Form (now)
3. Send a copy of you PETE&C Presentation Approval Letter (ASAP)
4. Send hotel receipt (after conference for reimbursement)
· Present a poster presentation as part of the Keystone Showcase:
· Keystone program will cover your registration fee and
· Keystone program will cover hotel stay up to $225.00
· To participate in this opportunity:
1. Complete the Poster Session Registration form (now)
2. We will notify you of your selection status (ASAP)
3. Send hotel receipt (after conference for reimbursement)
· If you are not presenting a session or a poster showcase but plan to attend PETE&C for the first time.
· Keystone program will pay registration for the first 10 applicants.
1. To participate in this opportunity:
· Complete the attached registration form. Please note: These will be awarded after the conference proposals and poster sessions as space permits.
· We will notify you of your selection status
· Send hotel receipt (after conference for reimbursement)
If you are interested in making a poster presentation (It’s like a science fair exhibit), complete both the poster session form and conference registration form. It must be returned to alg@bviu.org (Annie Gilbreath, Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit, 147 Poplar Drive, Monaca, PA 15061, fax 724-774-4751) by January 29th. There will be electrical access so your computer can be part of the exhibit. We do not anticipate Internet access.

Web 2.0 Tool of the Month
http://www.techlearning.com/blogs/26378 100 web tools to enhance collaboration

http://tweentribune.com/ Tween Tribune (News for Kids & News by Kids)
TweenTribune lets students intecract with the news, while fulfilling requirements for language arts, computer skills, and other classes. Customize TweenTribune for your classroom. Register your classroom with TweenTribune using the form at the right. Then ask your students to sign up. (They’ll need to create a username and password, then select your classroom.) Once your class starts using TweenTribune, the site will automatically generate custom pages showing:
· The stories your class has commented upon
· Individual comments by each student, on his or her own page
· All comments by your students, in one report that can be sorted by students’ names, comments, or dates
· And don't worry – you can moderate, edit, or delete your students’ comments before they’re published.

Murray Avenue/Pine Road Transition Update

Strategic Planning Goal Activity/Discussion on 1:1
www.creately.com/signup
1:1 Netbooks http://creately.com/app?diagID=g4fw2zzf1

1:1 Student Owned Computers

http://www.nj.com/salem/index.ssf/2009/10/wireless_internet_upgrades_wil.html
BYOT http://techlearning.com/article/26288




School Concerns/Issues


District Technology Committee Meeting Schedule
o February 9, 2010
o March 11, 2010
o April 13, 2010
o May 25, 2010