We are happy to announce our latest addition to the NHSTE discounted pricing program, Inq-ITS.
Inq-ITS (www.inqits.com) online virtual labs for grades 5-10 science helps students learn authentic NGSS science practices while also cutting teachers' grading time. They score themselves based on how students "show what they know" when conducting investigations, not based on answering multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank questions. Because of the automatic grading, students can get immediate, personalized feedback from Rex the Dinosaur, a virtual coach who helps them improve at the practices. Teachers can get two types of real-time data on their students' competencies: Inq-Blotter alerts that help them identify when and how their students struggle, and summary reports of student and class performance to demonstrate growth.
NHSTE is very happy to announce our latest partnership for the NHSTE discounted program!
Do You Have Students Without Internet at Home?
Kajeet helps students succeed by providing more than just Internet outside the classroom. Our innovative solution provides safe, mobile broadband Internet to close the Homework Gap. As educators increase technology in the classroom for learning, Education Broadband™ keeps students connected either at home or on the bus with CIPA-compliant filters and provides administrators with analytics, reporting, and a convenient dashboard to gain insight into student usage.
Purchase via NHSTE and receive 5% off the Kajeet Education Broadband solution (includes hardware, wireless service, filters and management portal).
What makes us More than Just Internet™
The Office of Educational Technology at the New Hampshire Department of Education and Project Tomorrow are hosting a webinar on December 6th for Administrators, Teachers, and all Educators interested in learning more about the Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning and how you might use Speak Up in your class, school or district. Speak Up is the research tool districts and schools use to learn what students, educators, parents and the community have to say about education issues. It’s a free and easy way to collect information about teaching, learning, and academics at your school or district.
Speak Up is both a national research project and a free service to schools and districts everywhere. Speak Up 2017 surveys will be open until January 19, 2018. This year, SpeakUp/Project Tomorrow has partnered with Future Ready Schools, and the surveys will be useful in developing your future ready school plans.
Use Speak Up to get the pulse of what’s happening in your school (or district) and benchmark it with national results. Districts that register a contact and promote the surveys, you will receive free online access to your district results in February 2018. Surveys are anonymous, and results are aggregated.
Learn more during this Speak Up 101 Webinar!
When: Dec 6, 2017 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Speak Up 101 Webinar for New Hampshire Educators
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
To learn more about Speak Up or to register as the primary contact of your institution, please visit www.tomorrow.org/speakup.
ISTE is in the process of revising the ISTE Standards for Administrators 2018. They are looking for feedback. Click on this link to take a look at the standards and share your opinions.
When: Monday, November 27th to Thursday, November 30th
Where: Radisson Hotel & Expo Center, Manchester, NH
Register now for the 2017 Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference (CMTC17) at www.nhcmtc.org.
Monday, November 27th, PreConference Workshops are listed here: http://www.nhcmtc.org/cms/program/monday-preconference-descriptions
Join keynotes Steve Dembo on Tuesday
Adam Bellow on Wednesday
Steve and Adam Co-Keynote on Thursday
Spotlight speakers and school include:
Invest 2 hours of volunteer time and receive a promo code for 50% off CMTC registration, if interested contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are 4 openings on Wednesday and 3 openings on Thursday available.
The link to submit proposals is still active on the CMTC home page @ www.nhcmtc.org.
Receive a promo code for 100% off CMTC registration for Thursday for participating in the Teacher Showcase from 9:30 to 11:00am.
Bundle NHSTE Premium Membership ($25 value) together with 1 day at CMTC($165) for just $177 ($13 savings). Then continue to receive discounts on NHSTE Professional Development events throughout the year.
Gain access to the NHSTE Member Premium Lounge (NMPL) at CMTC17 ~ enjoy refreshments (includes coffee, tea, flavored water, and treats) and a place to take a quick break available throughout the day.
Click here for this new benefit or paste this URL into your browser: http://www.nhste.org/page-663005
Classcraft, the only all-in-one education platform, is proud to offer public and private K-12 schools in the State of New Hampshire the opportunity to participate in a state-wide free pilot program of our gamification platform.The terms and conditions of the pilot are noted below.
Best-in -Class Gamification
Classcraft is a platform that transforms any classroom into an adventure. Acting as a gamification layer around any existing curriculum, the game revolutionizes the way a class is experienced throughout the school year. Students level up, work in teams, and earn powers that have real-world consequences.
The platform proposes an integrated gamified solution with several modules to address core needs in education:
· Quests – personalized and self-paced blended learning;
· Game Dashboard – classroom management and behavior modification;
· Class Tools – student engagement and classroom culture;
· Analytics – behavior and engagement data collection and reporting;
· Parent Portal – parent communication and engagement.
At the intersection of gaming and education, Classcraft can help meet students culturally while solving real challenges in education: student motivation, classroom management, bullying prevention, developing non-cognitive skills, personalized learning, to name a few.
Consortium Pilot Program Benefits
The purpose of this pilot program is to help schools and districts get started with Classcraft. To register for the pilot project, a District Administrator should be selected, and that person should contact one of the people listed below on the Classcraft team.
For informatin on the Classcraft Consortium Pilot Program, visit http://nheon.org/nh_projects/#classcraft.
For more information on all NH Partnerships and Projects, visit http://nheon.org/nh_projects/.
Before we know it the 2017 Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference (CMTC17) will be here . . . ALL NHSTE members are invited to the NHSTE Member Reception at the Radisson Hotel and Expo Center, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire.
Date: Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
Location: Salon Lobby (beautifully renovated)
Time: 4:45 to 6:30 p.m.
Join us for food, networking, entertainment, and GREAT prizes!!! Even if you are not able to attend CMTC on Wednesday, you are encouraged to join us for the reception!
Please RSVP/Register at this link if you plan to join us for the NHSTE Member Reception to help us with our food order!
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Parallax is offering their 2 day robotics professional development training for free this winter to educators. The 2 day offering will include the Activity Bot along with sensors and associated electronics to support several turnkey labs that will be practiced during the training.
This free training session will be held at Great Bay Community College on March 1st & 2nd 2018 (Thur/Fri). This is during the week when most NH schools are on their spring break period. Parallax will be sending trainers from their education team to present the majority of this course.
To reserve a seat for yourself in this training opportunity with well over $300 worth of value go to: https://www.parallax.com/event/robotics-blockly-pd-course-1
Seats are limited. Signup today.
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