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I have to admit being a bit nostalgic about printed books. The convenience and portability of an e-book just can’t replace the familiar musty smell of my used paperbacks, the raspy sound of turning pages,  or the weight of a good literary tome in my hand. Another drawback –particularly with digital books in pdf form– is that it is difficult […]

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Free teacher development courses at Tidewater Community College

Did you know Tidewater Community College offers eleven, free, self-paced, online teacher professional development courses “in the area of technological instructional strategies, technology equipment, and materials”? These courses were developed in collaboration with K-12 teachers with a workforce development funds and can be used for Continuing Education Units.  You can find a list of courses and a link to register at http://www.tcc.edu/wd/teacher_grants/ […]

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Innovation wanted: announcing the 2012-13 CIF grant.

You know that interesting idea you’ve been kicking around for awhile but have never had the opportunity (i.e. money) to try? Maybe it’s an idea for a new course. Maybe it’s an innovative online faculty training. Perhaps it’s a project that explores a new technology-enhanced pedagogy using mobile tablets, or the development of  openly licensed course materials. Providing the funding […]

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Upcoming ed-tech conferences and events

September 21, 2012 Fall 2012 Instructional Technology Summit: Germanna Community College, Daniel Technology Center, Culpeper, VA VA Blackboard Users Group: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA September 27-28, 2012 VCCS Tech SIG: Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth campus October 16-18, 2012 Open Education Conference: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC CANADA October 22-November 2, 2012 Virtual Conference 2012: Teaching and Learning with Technology: J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College […]

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Fall 2012 Instructional Technology Summit: Sept. 21

BRCC, GCC, and NVCC are once again co-sponsoring the Innovations in Teaching & Learning: Instructional Technology Summit, a free conference and professional development opportunity that will offer a full day of sessions on a broad range of timely topics: mobile apps, Web 2.0 technologies, captioning & accessibility of instructional media, interactive and collaborative learning, and Blackboard 9.1. The conference is sponsored […]

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Technology and Teacher Education Initiative

This is a free, one day workshop launching what is called the Technology and Teacher Education Initiative (TEI), which is hosted by SITE and Microsoft Partners in Learning. SITE has invited leaders from teacher educator associations representing Science Education (ASTE), Mathematics Education (AMTE), English/Language Arts (NCTE / CEE) and Social Studies (NCSS / CUFA) to attend the workshop on October 3rd, 2012 […]

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