Fall Face2Face Schedule

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Fall F2F Tuesday, October 14th:

Schedule (subject to change)

Announcing Fall F2F Conference

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The NDATL Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Fall F2F conference.

October 13 – 14, 2014

Grand Hotel Minot

1505 N Broadway

Minot, ND 58703


This Fall, we plan to ignITe our passion and drive for education through carefully integrated and purposefully planned educational technology.

We are thrilled that we will begin our morning with Barry Streigel, Director of the North Dakota Youth Entrepreneurship Education Program.  If you missed his session with TED, you will love “Lessons from a Pasture Classroom.” The conference will be filled with hands-on exposure to technological tools and best practices.  Find sessions dedicated to IT essentials, classroom curriculum, Smarter Balance, vendor highlights, or Google apps for Education.  Our day will conclude with ignITe!  An energy filled session that is spearheaded and presented by North Dakota technology leaders!

EduTech’s NDSU Graduate Credit for NDATL Face2Face

For the second year, NDATL and EduTech have partnered to offer graduate credit eligibility for the fall and spring Face2Face conferences. These hours may be used toward EduTech’s NDSU graduate credit “Classroom Applications of Technology” when at least 15 hours have been accumulated. This can be from the fall and spring Face2Face conferences or in conjunction with any of EduTech’s eligible training which includes onsite, online, and certain PowerSchool workshops.

There will be an additional charge for the graduate credit to be paid to NDSU at the time of registration (currently $75). Hours will expire in two years if not used for graduate credit during that time.

EduTech will automatically add 7.5 hours to your training dashboard a couple weeks after the conference for each NDATL Face2Face attended if you. . .
1) Complete the entire day of professional development through the wrap-up
2) Have a valid EduTech account
Need an EduTech account? Go to www.edutech.nodak.edu/services/enroll.
If you have any questions or problems enrolling for an EduTech account, please contact Gerry Berg.
EduTech Help Desk
800.774.1091 (ND toll free) or 701.451.7400


Be sure to sign up and attend this high energy conference that is dedicated to the future of teaching and learning in North Dakota!

Monday afternoon, October 13, NDATL members have an opportunity to learn from Microsoft or Apple.

11:00 – 4:00
Microsoft Innovative Educator Program
The Ultimate Collaboration Tool:  Introduction to One Note

1:00 – 4:00
Personalized Learning and the Apple Ecosystem
With SAMR as the focus, you will explore personalized learning and how it can empower your students to be creative, collaborative, critical thinkers.


Both of these sessions are free to NDATL members and will take place at the Grand Hotel in Minot.  Registration for both learning events is located on the NDATL Registration link.  Of course, vendors will begin showing off the latest and greatest tools beginning at 6:00 pm.  Be sure to chat, nibble on appetizers and tweet your favorite photos of the NDATL vendors and members in action!

Registration:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F2Fregistration

Call for Presentations:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/f2fbreakoutproposals

Vendor Registration: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/f2fvendors

Please consider presenting at the Fall F2F.  We need you to share your best practices and technological tools.

  • Have you been involved with a 1:1 implementation or BYOD experience?  We would like to hear from you.
  • Are you involved in the daily exploration of bringing the best pedagogy to your students?  We would like to hear from you.
  • Do you determine your teaching goal and then use technology for the creation of new tasks?  We would like to hear from you.
  • If you have a simple strategy that works really well for you and you would like to share that strategy.  We would like to hear from you.

Tentative Schedule: (Just a reminder we are trying to save paper and hope to go all electronic for Spring F2F)

Download (PDF, 120KB)

Make plans now to attend the Spring F2F in Fargo on April 9 – 10!

We are thrilled to announce that Dave Burgess will be our keynote speaker during the conference.












Make your reservations today:

Hilton Garden Inn – Fargo | 4351 17th Ave S. Fargo, ND 58103

Home2 Suites by Hilton | 1652 44th St. S. Fargo, ND 58103

Phone: (701) 499-6004 | Fax: (701) 499-6002

IGNITE for Fall F2F Conference

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Get ready to IGNITE for the FAll F2F Conference.  Make plans now to attend the Fall F2F Conference in Minot at the Grand Hotel.  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Grand for NDATL members and you won’t want to miss this exciting conference.


We plan to IGNITE members with the charge of leading and motivating staff and engaging students every day.  NDATL Board members will be reaching out soon to contact various leaders around our state to assist with leading conversations and sessions regarding IT topics, deployment and management of devices, Smarter Balanced preparations and classroom instructional strategies.  Please continue to check back at the NDATL site for information and updates concerning Fall F2F.

Registration will open on August 1.


Where:   Minot

When:  October 13 – 14

Info:  800-735-4493 or 701-852-3161

Grand Hotel

There is a block of rooms reserved for NDATL members at the Grand.  Please call and make your reservations today.


The Spring F2F Conference will be held in Fargo at the Hilton Garden Inn on April 9 – 10, 2015.

Have an innovating summer and get ready to IGNITE in Minot!

We are excited to announce opportunities for leadership and innovation for ND Technology education.  We are in need of Directors for the NW, NE, and SE Districts of North Dakota for NDATL.  Please refer to the NDATL website under Minutes and Constitution for detailed information. 


Please contact Monte Gaukler if you have questions or are interested in serving on the NDATL Board.  Each district position will be voted on at the October F2F meeting in Minot on October 13 – 14.  The first Board duties will begin in January at the winter NDATL Board member meeting in Bismarck and you will serve a two year position.


Please submit your name for consideration by September 1, 2014.


Monte Gaukler

NDATL President


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Thanks for attending Technology Rocks, Part 2!

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Thanks to everyone for attending, presenting, and sponsoring the Spring Technology Rocks, Part 2 Face2Face Conference in Bismarck!

Complete the evaluation survey for the conference at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F2Fsatisfaction

Links to Presentations:


Shannay Witte – Scribbler Robots




Jodi Dodson – Newsela


Kelly Rexine – Augmented Reality

Colar Mix – http://colarapp.com

AR Flashcards – http://arflashcards.com

Daqri Elements 4D – http://daqri.com/elements4D-mobile/

App for 4D- https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/elements-4d-by-daqri/id782713582

Jeremy Holkup – Tweetdeck

Online website – https://tweetdeck.twitter.com/

Mac App – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tweetdeck-by-twitter/id485812721?mt=12

Chrome Extension – https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tweetdeck-by-twitter/hbdpomandigafcibbmofojjchbcdagbl?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon

Craig Nansen – IFTTT


Mike Mchugh – Google + helpouts


Sarah McFadden – Thinglink


Mike Defoe – Class Dojo


Lenora Stevenson and Charity Nix – Socrative


John Gieser and Paul Jensen – O365


Bob Bauman and Ross Roemich – PowerSchool


Ryan Larson – Lego Mindstorm


Scott Conrad – Flubaroo


Lucas Steier – Scoot Pad

Chrome Store -    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/scootpad/boihgpoojeingjbbdjmoocbdibophjap?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon

Trivs to Engage https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1YJUWu7DzYAmEDjdmNXkWXnduKBoN3lc7zWk_tYq1Gvg/edit#slide=id.p
50 tips in 50 minutes https://sites.google.com/site/50tipstricks/
Augmented Reality in Education…Really?) http://goo.gl/PESpW1
Augmented Reality or QR Codes on Steroids? http://goo.gl/gHZkwj
21st Century Course presentain.com/6113
Add onto your Feedback
Efficiency with Google
Add onto your Feedback Efficiency with Google Add-ons
Apps in the Elementary Classroom https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1G1Vet22Afd6ch4LAJLBs1oQLKCHW6F-H2hPWx9RxYFU/edit#slide=id.p
25 Tools in 50 Minutes http://bit.ly/1n0K3Xm

Mark your calendars for the NDATL Fall Face2Face in Minot on October 13-14!

Spring Face2Face–Technology Rocks, Part 2!

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Join us at the Bismarck Ramada for Technology Rocks, Part 2!  This spring, NDATL will focus on continuing the conversation that we started at the Fall F2F with Kevin Honeycutt.  Kevin encouraged all educators to “stop being silent geniuses,” and he continually asked, “How do we hook our kids and then cook them with education?”

At the spring F2F, NDATL is bringing together education leaders throughout North Dakota to exchange techniques and strategies for teaching and learning success by integrating technology across the curriculum. You will have the opportunity to select from over 30 sessions that educators and vendors are presenting.  Each of these sessions promises to assist you in promoting the best teaching strategies and most efficient use of technical tools. Here is the updated tentative schedule of sessions. Draft 4 NDATL schedule 2014 Vendors also support our conference by modeling emerging technologies and showing educators how to apply these technologies to local school challenges.

Check back here for session descriptions soon!

Call today to get your room at the Bismarck Ramada 701-258-7000701-258-7000 (a block of rooms has been set aside) and we will see you on April 10 – 11.  Be ready to experience Technology Rocks, Part 2!

Another great reason to attend NDATL – graduate credit!!

NDATL and EduTech have partnered to offer graduate credit eligibility for fall and spring Face2Face Conferences.  These house may be used toward EduTech’s NDSU graduate credit “Classroom Applications of Technology” when at least 15 hours have been accumulated.  This can be from the fall and spring conferences or in conjunction with any of EduTech’s eligible training.  This includes onsite, online, and certain PowerSchool workshops.  There is an additional charge for the graduate credit to be paid to NDSU at the time of registration (currently $75).

1. Complete the entire day of professional development through the wrap-up.

2. Have a valid EduTech account.