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.

Technology Leaders and Teacher Techie of the Year Awards–Nominations now open!

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Attention!  Nominations are now open!

Submit your nomination for Technology Leader of the Year for Large Schools, Technology Leader of the Year for Small Schools, and Techie Teacher of the Year.

You are encouraged to submit your nominations directly at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/techaward.  Nominations will close on March 14, 2014.

Awards will be presented to the winners at the April 11 Face-2-Face meeting in Bismarck.


Criteria for Technology Leader of the year for Large Schools and Small Schools is:

  • Implementation of commendable district-wide technology improvements or initiatives.
  • Leadership skills used to improve technology skill and/or access of community members.
  • Active involvement in professional organizations.


Criteria for Teacher Techie

  • Commendable efforts to implement the use of technology to enhance student learning.
  • Leadership in implementing a new program, course offering, or instructional change.  Describe the program/course in detail.
  • Active involvement in professional organizations.


Feel free to submit a nomination for one or all three categories.

If you have any questions about these awards, please contact me (Jeremy.Lund@midwayschools.com) or any of the NDATL board members at http://www.ndatl.k12.nd.us/about/.

NDATL Spring Face2Face—”Technology Rocks Part 2!”

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Spring F2F Conference

“Technology Rocks, Part 2”

April 10 – 11, 2014



Thursday afternoon

1:00 – 3:30

Apple Learning and Leading Event

At the Bismarck Ramada

Apple Agenda

Thursday night

6:00 – 9:00

Meet your NDATL Vendors

Socialize and eat with your colleagues



NDATL Conference

Great sessions and the first ever



The deadline for registration is April 3!

Onsite registration will be available but will have a $10 late fee.



Please consider presenting.  We are looking for innovative and creative ways to connect ISTE standards to the Common Core, manage 1:1 devices, use cool Google tools in the classroom, make authentic learning come alive and great resources that make Technology Rock your world and your student’s world!


You don’t want to miss this opportunity!!

See you in Bismarck on April 10 – 11.