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
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!


Call for Presentations:

Vendor Registration:

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

Links to Presentations:


Shannay Witte – Scribbler Robots

Jodi Dodson – Newsela

Kelly Rexine – Augmented Reality

Colar Mix –

AR Flashcards –

Daqri Elements 4D –

App for 4D-

Jeremy Holkup – Tweetdeck

Online website –

Mac App –

Chrome Extension –

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 -

Trivs to Engage
50 tips in 50 minutes
Augmented Reality in Education…Really?)
Augmented Reality or QR Codes on Steroids?
21st Century Course
Add onto your Feedback
Efficiency with Google
Add onto your Feedback Efficiency with Google Add-ons
Apps in the Elementary Classroom
25 Tools in 50 Minutes

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  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 ( or any of the NDATL board members at

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.

Thanks for attending the Spring F2F 2013!

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Enjoy a look back at Piecing IT Together!

Here are the presenter notes from sessions you may have attended.

Richard Byrne Video Presentation

Richard Byrne 50 Tools in 50 Minutes

Richard Byrne Making Learning Collaborative

Scott Conrad

Jodi Dodson Super Hero session

Monte Gaukler Using YouTube Creatively

Charity Nix Mobile devices

Rae Ann Vandrovec Creating Digital Storybooks with Elementary Students Presentation

Save the date on your calendars for the Fall F2F in Minot on Oct. 7-8, 2013!