ignITe Conference

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Thank you to everyone for making the Fall F2F ignITe Conference a huge success.  We were all surrounded by motivating sessions, inspiring speakers and a sizzling ignITe finale.

If you are need of checking out the conference materials, they can be found here.

Mark your calendars to ignITe again on April 9 – 10 in Fargo.  Dave Burgess will be our featured presenter!  More info about Dave can be found at http://daveburgess.com/.  Please check back here for more information regarding the spring conference in January.

Monte Gaukler

President NDATL

2014 Fall F2F

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Thanks to the vendors, presenters and participants in the 2014 Fall Face2Face: “IgnITe Technology”

To view a F2F Conference Video select the Animoto png below:

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

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!

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/.