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  • VITA-Learn SW Region to meet at OVUHS

    The RNESU Technology Committee will host a VITA-Learn SW professional development event

    April 23, 2014 4:00 - 6:00 pm in the OV Library.

    Come for an introduction to game based learning (GBL); an approach to learning that uses game mechanics to achieve pre-defined learning outcomes. We'll look at three ways to engage and challenge students through play-to-learn activities. Using MinecraftEdu, Interactive Fiction, and Games for Change students practice planning, managing resources, testing scenarios and adapting strategies in a risk-free setting. These are skills our students will use as seasoned problem solvers and critical thinkers!

    Join us for an evening of pizza and PD. Be sure to stick around for the door prize ($150 gift certificate). Please RSVP by going to this link: https://sites.google.com/site/vitalearnsurvey/
    Posted Mar 23, 2014, 8:21 PM by Susan Briere
  • Take-aways from Vermont Fest
    Going to Vermont Fest is a great occasion. You see old friends and make new friends, aka networking. It's a time to re-energize. There are many, many topics being presented, for all levels of interest and ability. Vermont educators are among the most innovative in the nation and so willing to share what they've learned! It's a great way to see what new technologies are being developed and where the trends are heading. You always leave with a couple of new tips and tricks, as well as email addresses and Twitter handles. I'll share a couple of things I picked up on.

    Learning is going mobile! Devices such iPads, Android tablets, and Windows 8 tablets, and yes - even smart phones, are appearing in classrooms across the state. These small mobile devices are feature-rich and do many of the same things we use desktop and laptop computers for. Combine ease-of-use with touch technology and you have computing devices ideal for 1-to-1s and small-group collaborations. Like the Chromebooks, the tablets make technology tools readily accessible for students when and where they need them.

    Web-based apps are replacing traditional software installed locally. Anytime, anywhere access is key to the migration away from installed software. You can access the web apps from anywhere there's an internet connection instead of trying to find a computer with the right program installed. Software funds are being directed to subscription-based apps that are always up-to-date and give teachers more control over the features they want to use with their students. 

    If you missed Vermont Fest you'll want to mark your calendar for Dynamic Landscapes at Champlain College May 15 and 16th, 2014. It's a great occasion!
    Posted Feb 16, 2014, 6:10 AM by Susan Briere
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Google Tools for Schools 
Summer Institute 2014

Location: Vergennes Union High School
Sponsored by ANWSU and Google Tools for Schools

A Digital Age Learning Experience lead by Lucie deLaBruere, Google Certified Teacher and Google Apps Certified Trainer with Thomas Heller and other Google Tools specialists.        

Orientation dates (June 3, 2014 3:30 - 6:30

Face to Face Summer Institute
Week of Aug 11 - 15)  8:30- 3:30

Debrief and Project Presentation  Sept 16, 2014 3:30 = 7:30  or via Virtual

Cost: $1050 (starting Feb 21, 2014)
plus $330 for 3 graduate credit - pending Castleton State College
Digital Toolkit (included in pricing):

Chromebook, 1 year PD warranty
eBooks & Subscription to members only GTFS Community

Featured Tips n' Tricks

  • WeVideo Academy
    Check out these "just-in-time" video tutorials for WeVideo. Most are under a minute and tell you what you want to know.. when you need to know it! http://www.youtube.com/user/WeVideoMarketing/videos Not using WeVideo yet? You and your students can add it your Google Connected Apps. Open My Drive and click on the red Create button. Select Connect more Apps, at the bottom of the screen. In the Search Apps at the top-right, type WeVideo. Click Connect, voila!
    Posted Oct 6, 2013, 9:21 AM by Susan Briere
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