Wednesday, October 05, 2011

NJAET Grants and Contests

Do you know that you could win up $2000 to implement a creative educational technology project related to your curriculum? Last year three awards were made, and this year up to four grants will be awarded. The deadline is approaching, So read the Technology Project Grant Guidelines soon and get your application in no later than Sunday, November 6.

The popular six sounds contest will be repeated this year with some
new sound options. The contest will be announced at the Conference on
October 11. Participants will have a longer period of time to develop their podcasts this year since the contest deadline will be March 15th. students make a short, creative audio play that includes 6 sound effects. The contest comes with links to free audio editing software, a rubric connected to the NJCCCS, and a step-by-step tutorial. The project can be used for a variety of grades and subjects, including technology, library media programs, and language arts.

Along with 6 sounds from last year, there will be new sound sets to work with. There will be awards for various ages and in different categories. The contest is open to all classes and students from grades 3-12.

Go to the NJAET Web site to hear the winners from last year.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Call for Speakers

Anyone who submits for this conference, please let me know!

Call for Speakers
Internet@Schools track at Computers in Libraries 2012
March 21 and 22, 2012
Washington, DC
Deadline: October 14, 2011

from David Hoffman

The Internet@Schools track at Computers in Libraries 2012 is a two-day
track created especially for library media and technology specialists
and other educators who are using the internet and technology in K-12
schools. Sponsored by Internet@Schools magazine, the track covers
technology, tools, trends, and practical topics, and takes place March
21 and 22, 2012, the first two days of Computers in Libraries at the
Hilton Washington in Washington, DC.

You Are Invited…
If you are running an innovative program through your school library
or media/technology center that is helping your students learn or your
colleagues teach, or if you are willing to share your practical tips,
tools, or techniques about using technology and the internet in
schools, we want you! Please volunteer to speak at the
Internet@Schools track at Computers in Libraries.

All speakers receive a full, complimentary registration to Computers
in Libraries 2012 conference, plus great recognition from their peers.
So think over your latest success stories or technology ventures, go
and submit your proposal today.

Thanks! We look forward to hearing from you. The deadline for
proposals is October 14, so think quickly and send in your ideas! And
tell your professional colleagues friends, too!

Internet@Schools Track Organizers
David Hoffman
Editor, Internet@Schools magazine

Susan Geiger
Librarian, Moreau Catholic High School
Hayward, California

Friday, July 29, 2011

NJASL Job Openings

Orange Public Schools has openings in 3 schools- all grades K-7. If interested you can check the Orange website or you can contact: Peter S. Crosta
Assistant Director for Special Projects, K-12
Orange Township Public Schools
451 Lincoln Avenue, Rm 215
Orange NJ 07050-2202
TEL: 973-677-4000 x5056
FAX: 973-677-2509

Newark Public Schools has openings on elementary levels and high school. If interested you can check the Newark website or you can contact the Supervisor Mimi Rosenbaum at


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ed Tech Position

Mark Manning, principal of Frelinghuysen Middle School in Morristown, NJ, is actively seeking an Educational Computer Specialist. This position requires a person to be a hardware trouble shooter and to be able to provide staff development to help teachers increase their capacity to infuse technology into lesson design and implementation. The candidate would need to hold a standard teaching certificate in NJ. Contact Mr. Manning at

Friday, June 03, 2011

NJAET Grants

Up to four classroom project grants will be awarded to NJAET members who find creative ways to engage students in learning with the help of tec Awards of up to $2000 will be made at each level: PK-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. The deadline for the applications is November 1, 2011.

Grant ideas don't have to be fancy. They are looking for ideas that will help students have fun and learn new concepts with technology. Get the Tech Project Grant Guidelines today and get started!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Digital Wish Lesson Plan Contest

* I KNOW my students have plenty of lesson plans they can submit!

Digital Wish just launched a new lesson plan contest and you are invited to enter. Digital Wish and Flip Video™ are looking for the most innovative classroom lesson plans utilizing Flip video cameras in their Video Innovation Lesson Plan Contest. Four winners will receive classroom sets of 10 Flip UltraHD™ 1 hour video cameras!

You do not need to submit a video with your initial submission, but winners must use their awarded Flip video cameras to submit a final video to accompany their winning lesson plan. Submissions will be judged based on their utilization of Flip video cameras, innovation and originality, and student involvement. The deadline for submissions is March 31st, 2011.

Get the contest information and Submit a Lesson Plan Here:

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Criminal Trial Over Xbox Mod Chips

Criminal Trial Over Xbox Mod Chips Begins Tuesday in LA. In the first trial of its kind, defendant Matthew Crippen is charged with two counts of violating the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. He faces a maximum three years in prison if convicted. Crippen, 28, allegedly had a business modding Xbox 360s for between $60 and $80 apiece.


Why is this considered criminal? How did Apple get a pass from the DMCA with the iphone? Why isn't this a civil case by Microsoft? How did they target this guy making $60 a box? Do they know 12 year olds are doing this all over the world?

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