DId you miss any or all of the 2014 MACUL Conference keynotes? Fortunately they were recorded on video and are now available for your review. Check them out on REMCAM’s MI Streamnet by clicking here!

We had a great time at the “iPad Tools for Organization & Productivity” workshop yesterday! We used the day to look at many of the rich collection of organization and productivity apps that can help busy educators better manage their resources and time. If you’d like to access the workshop materials, you can do that by clicking here.

MACUL Grant Proposals for the 2014-15 school year are now being accepted. Up to $1500 is available for projects that take an educational need or opportunity and show how technology can be a solution for the need or opportunity.

Proposals must be submitted by noon on Wednesday, May 14. Winners will be notified in mid to late June.

The grant application, worksheets, and rubric can be found at:

I hope you will apply! Please be sure to contact me if you need any help with your proposal.

Note: You must be a MACUL member to apply. Membership is free and you can sign up here: http://www.macul.org/membership/

I just tried out Smore to create an online newsletter with information about educational technology that applies to the public schools and districts in Oakland County. The newsletter contains information about spring and summer educational technology workshops, a link to the MVU 21f Toolkit and more. Click here to view the newsletter.

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The latest release in the REMC Connected Educator Series is a video titled, “All in One Place: iTunes U in the Classroom.” iTunes U is one way teachers can put all of their classroom content into one place on the iPad. Click to view the video and see how Rebecca Wildman, a teacher at Boyne City Elementary and Apple Distinguished Educator, creates classroom content her students can access any time on their iPads using iTunes U.

Registration is now open for the 2014 MACUL Conference, full and half day preconference workshops, and two-hour hands-on lab sessions. The Conference is being held in Grand Rapids and runs from March 12-14.

Preconference workshops are held on Wednesday, March 12, and are sponsored by the MACUL Special Interest Groups. Hands-On labs run for two hours and are offered throughout the day on Thursday, March 13, and Friday, March 14.

Conference – Thursday & Friday – $185
Hands-On labs – $50
Preconference workshops (half day) – $60
Note: Rates increase for the preconference workshops and conference registration after February 25.

For a listing of preconference workshops, visit http://tinyurl.com/prtb7nq

For a listing of Hands-On labs, visit http://tinyurl.com/prtb7nq

Hurry! Workshops and labs are available on a first come/first served basis and fill quickly.

Start your registration here: http://tinyurl.com/prtb7nq

Award Nominations…are now open for the MACUL 2014 Outstanding Technology-Using PK-12 Classroom Teacher, Outstanding Technology Using Educator, and Outstanding Technology Coordinator.

Deadline to submit is Friday, January 31 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Nominees must be a current MACUL member. Use the links below to nominate a person.

    Award Information and Guidelines – http://bit.ly/maculawardinfo
    Nomination Form – http://bit.ly/maculaward
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MI Moodle Moot

3 December 2013

Registration for the “MI Moodle Moot 2014,” being held at the Mid Michigan Community College Doan Center in Mount Pleasant on January 9 (Preconference) and January 10 (Conference), is now open.

Detailed information and a link to registration can be found at: http://mimoodlemoot.org

The REMC and MDE sponsored “Blended Learning in the Classroom” course is now open for registration for the winter sessions at: http://www.solutionwhere.com/remcam/cw/showcourse.asp?28

Registration closes January 17.

Please note that this is a 61 hour course with online, off line, virtual, and face to face work. The course runs January 22 through May 14. The course opens with online work, then meets face-to-face a week or two after the online course work opens.

Two sections of the course are being offered in REMC 17 (Oakland County). Rick Messick, from Lake Orion Community Schools, will be teaching one of the sections. The face-to-face meeting for that section will be held at Oakland Schools on February 3 from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Mike Garrity, from Clawson Public Schools, will be teaching the other section. The face-to–face meeting for that section will be held at Clawson Middle School on February 4, 2013 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Click on the link below for more information.

BLiC Flyer Winter 2014

Sign up now for the AT&T/MACUL Student Technology Showcase held at the Michigan Capitol Building in Lansing on October 23, 2013. The event provides an opportunity to demonstrate to our legislators how technology is used in Michigan classrooms to enhance teaching and learning.

To register your team and for more information, visit: http://www.macul.org/otherevents/studenttechnologyshowcase/