EASTCONN Tech Council Focus for 2011-12

In addition to their standing agenda items, the EASTCONN Tech Council meetings will focus on the following major agenda topics for the year:
Planning for 2011-12
  • No meetings in March
  • Keep the Thursday afternoon from 3:30-5:30 PM time at EASTCONN
  • Meet 5 times during the school year about every 6 weeks
  • Brainstorming of Hot Topics/Areas of Focus:
    • September/October: How did you spend your summer vacation?
      • What did you learn at ISTE?
      • What blogs did you read?
      • What new tech tools did you play with?
    • Tech Plan - Revising the plan; it's due by 6/30/12!
    • Web 2.0 Tools - What's new and cool?
    • IOS/Handheld Devices - How are you using handheld devices in education?
    • Curriculum/Standards - How do we embed technology tools across the curriculum?


Date & Time
Meeting Focus
Location
Thursday, September 22, 20113:30-5:30 PM
Creating Video Tutorials
The group will use Jing, Community Clips or Camtasia Studio to create short video tutorials about different features on Wikispaces.
Future areas of focus will be set at this first meeting. See the brainstorming from May 13th for possible topics: http://eastconntechcouncil.wikispaces.com/5-13-10
Prework: Bring ideas, questions and materials to share.
3rd Floor Computer Lab
EASTCONN Windham Mills
322 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
Thursday, November 4, 2010 3:30-5:30 PM
Technology Tools to Support Assessment
  • 8th Grade Assessment
  • RtI/SRBI
Prework: Bring ideas, questions and materials to share.
Link to Assessment resources on this Wiki
3rd Floor Computer Lab
EASTCONN Windham Mills
322 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
Thursday, January 13, 2011
- POSTPONED to our snowdate of 1/20/11
3:30-5:30 PM
Online learning (We may do virtually across rooms at Windham Mills or use tools in the same room)
  • Who's doing what?
  • What are they using as a platform?
  • How are they using it?
  • Who are they using it with?
  • Webinars
    • Elluminate
    • GotoWebinar
    • Bridgit
  • Blended Learning
  • Content Management Systems
    • Moodle
    • Blackboard
  • Other Agenda Items
    • TIPP21 training & other tech initiative updates
    • CECA/ISTE Webinar opportunity
Prework: Bring ideas, questions and materials to share.
3rd Floor Computer Lab
EASTCONN Windham Mills
322 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
Thursday, March 17, 2011 (snowdate:3/24/11)3:30-5:30 PM
ISTE Webinar
21st Century Education and Technology Integration: No Cost and Low Cost Investments with Rich Results for Students
Rich Blozie will lead the EASTCONN Tech Council in an ISTE Webinar that will be presented free of charge courtesy of CECA.
Alternative Productivity Tools
  • Open Office
  • Windows Live@Edu
  • Google Docs
  • Google Mail
  • Google Apps for Ed
Prework: Bring ideas, questions and materials to share.
3rd Floor Computer Lab
EASTCONN Windham Mills
322 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
Thursday, May 5, 20113:30-5:30 PM
What I Read First: RSS Recommendations for Summer Reading and ISTE Webinar
Prework: Bring ideas, questions and materials to share. Create a Google Doc that we can add our "first reads" to prior to and during the meeting.
We'll meet for the first hour at EASTCONN and those who want can adjourn to the Willimantic Brew Pub.
EASTCONN WM Lab and adjourn toWillimantic Brew Pub after meeting
3/17/11 & 5/5/11
ISTE Webinar
Rich Blozie will lead the EASTCONN Tech Council in an ISTE Webinar that will be presented free of charge courtesy of CECA.
Virtual and at Windham Mills