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!

Attend the NDATL Spring F2F Conference “Piecing IT Together” April 11-12, 2013

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Technology Leaders, Teachers, Administrators

Registration is open!


The deadline for registration is March 29th! Onsite registration will be available but will have a $10 late fee.

40 Sessions + 30 Vendors + Microsoft Tour + Richard Byrne( + Technology +Food + Fun= NDATL

The NDATL Spring F2F Conference will be held on April 11-12, 2013.  This year’s theme is “Piecing IT Together.”

What is your learning tech strategy missing? Find out at the NDATL  Spring F2F Conference and put the pieces together for a more effective learning environment.

Let NDATL  puzzle  your brain with modeling, connecting, informing and managing learning with technology .  This conference is about creativity and inspiration and is both informative and fun!  As you can see, the presentations are varied and exciting! Presentation descriptions 2013 and the Agenda for Spring F2F  Agenda Spring 2013

Join us at the Doublewood Inn and Conference Center in Fargo, North Dakota.  Make your room reservations early by calling 701-235-3333.

Featured Guest Speaker—Richard Byrne

NDATL is proud to announce that Richard Byrne will speak and present several break-out sessions at the Spring Conference in Fargo on April 11-12.

Richard Byrne is best known in the educational technology community for his award-winning blog Free Technology for Teachers. On a daily basis Richard’s blog reaches a subscriber base of more than 53,000 educators. In addition to writing Free Technology for Teachers, Richard writes a monthly column for School Library Journal, is a contributing author to What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media, has written for Teacher Librarian, and recently launched He has presented at conferences and at schools across North America and Europe. His work is focused on sharing free resources that educators can use to enhance their students’ learning experiences.

Richard became a Google Certified Teacher in 2009. In 2010 he was a finalist for ACTEM’s (Association of Computer Teachers and Educators in Maine) educator of the year award. Tech & Learning Magazine named Richard one of their “people to watch” in their 100@30 30th Anniversary celebration ( In 2012 Richard received a MERLOT Classics Award from California State University’s Chancellor’s Office.

Examples of some of the presentations are included in this press release .

Microsoft Lunch and Tour April 11

We have also added a Microsoft Lunch and Tour on Thursday, April 11th.  We will meet at the Doublewood Inn and Conference Center Lobby at 12:00 noon.

There will be shuttle service to and from the Microsoft Complex.  Lunch will be provided at 12:30 with a tour to follow.