Saturday, April 6, 2013

The State of Tech - Episode 028 - "Spotlight Indian Valley Local Schools"

The State of Tech - Episode 028 - "Spotlight Indian Valley Local Schools"

Summary: In this episode we spotlight Indian Valley Local Schools and speak with Brian Dittfeld, the Technology Director. Brian shares his timeline, process, technology, and any and all tips and tricks for doing a successful one to one initiative.

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Listen to Audio Episode Online: MP3 link

Show Notes (click "Read more" to see full show notes if they are not already displayed below.)

  • Brian Dittfeld - Technology Director Indian Valley Local Schools
  • Cameo by Brian Pool from National Trail Local School District in New Paris Ohio

Main Topic:
Indian Valley Local Schools 1:1 Initiative

  • Return of eTech Ohio’s Summer Summit: Link
    • Taking place June 18th, 2013
    • Submit three question survey to choose topics
  • iLearn Ohio Spring Pilot: Link
    • The Ohio Resource Center is seeking LEAs, ESCs, and other educational organizations to begin using iLearnOhio this spring prior to the state-wide roll out this fall.
    • Participants will receive hands-on training and support to implement e-learning for the 2013 - 2014 school year
  • WVIZ/Idealstream spring and summer online professional development classes: Link
    • Begins April 17th, May 1st
    • Open to all Ohio educators
    • Graduate credit available through the University of Akron or Cleveland State University
  • Ohio Google Apps Summit: Link
    • Columbus Convention Center May 13th and 14th
  • Web App Reviews: Link
    • The best web apps and Chrome extensions for education
    • Adding new content weekly, please check our YouTube channel: Link

Awesome Thing of the Week
  • Sean: Backupify Migrator - - Migrate one Google Apps for free for signing up. Ten migrations $149, free with Backupify subscription $36 per year.
  • Eric C: Feedly RSS Aggregator - - Great replacement for Google Reader
  • Eric G: Voyager Legend bluetooth headset Link
  • Brian D: Google Drive’s Keep - Link
Next episodes:
  • Gamification Parts 1 & 2
  • Spotlight Goshen Local School District