Archive for September, 2016

Show Me The Money: FSTE talks grants with #FLedChat

FLedChat Grants
During #FLedChat on September 7th, the Florida Society for Technology in Education moderated an engaging Twitter chat about grants for educators. Board members, Nancye Black and John Lien, facilitated a conversation about grant tips and resources and shared several grant opportunities for Florida’s educators.
If you missed the chat, you can access the archives here:…
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Newsela, a 3-year-old startup that promotes literacy in K-12 education, gives teachers curated news articles to share with their students. With the help of intelligent software that adjusts article text to match a student’s reading level, teachers can use comprehension quizzes to get immediate feedback when kids are stumped. Newsela is currently in 75% …

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Free Edtech PD: ISTE’s Verizon Mobile Learning Academy

As an ISTE affiliate, the Florida Society for Technology in Education is excited to share information about this exciting, free ISTE course for your school or district. We hope that many Florida schools will be able to take advantage of this great opportunity!

ISTE is currently accepting applications for the October cohort of the Verizon …
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ISTE 2017 conference proposals due by 9/29/16

ISTE 2017 will be in San Antonio, June 25-28, 2017.

Submit your proposal for a session, poster or workshop here:

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TIME is wrong: Screens in schools are not a hoax

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CUE — the California affiliate of ISTE — has provided this rebuttal to the editorial from Aug. 31, 2016, by Dr. Nicholas Kardaras titled “Screens in Schools are a $60 Billion Hoax.” Dr. Kardaras is a licensed social worker who runs a center for addicted teens in New York.

Another …

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Making IT Happen Awardee 2016: Norma Jennings

Norma Jennings received the Making IT Happen award at FETC 2016.
Norma had been the FSTE Region 1 president in the Panhandle area and served as FSTE president in 2011. Currently she is FSTE treasurer.

Norma recently retired from a long career with Escambia County Public Schools, where she started as a teacher of students …

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2016 TERRA Grants for Florida Schools & Educators: Deadline 9/30

The Technology Education Resource & Redesign Alliance, Inc. (TERRA, Inc.) is a non- profit organization whose mission is to mobilize the resources, knowledge, and capacity of individuals, foundations, business and industry in shaping and facilitating educational policy, practice, and research for increased achievement in a global environment.

TERRA, Inc. is accepting applications from

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