Saturday, May 18, 2013

Current and Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

From Edcamp to Cloud Camp to Google Hangouts On Air and MOOC Ed numerous online and face-to-face professional development opportunities are available from now throughout the fall.

Mix it up and learn something new...then share your learning and experience with your colleagues! Visit the Google Resources web site for a listing of sessions taking place throughout New Hampshire, greater New England...and the world! See:

$2.8M Technology Bond paves the way to improvement in Manchester's schools

Technology in the Manchester School District will undergo a major upgrade through the recently approved technology bond supplement. The plan met with approval by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen in an 11- 3 vote on May 7, 2013. This funding will help close the technology gap in our schools and will target the highest priority needs of: providing a cost-effective wireless infrastructure to support staff and student use of web-based resources in Manchester's classrooms; telephone and intercom upgrade to ensure for the safety of staff and students; professional development to support and move best practices in learning with and through embedded technology across the curriculum; an upgrade to library resources management system. Review details on the District Technology Plan and the Technology Bond Executive Summary:

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Boston Selects Google Apps for Government & Education

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Chief Information Officer Bill Oates announced that the City has selected the team of Google and Appirio to move all City workers and schools to a unified messaging and collaboration platform later this year. This single system, based on Google Apps, will replace multiple aging on-premises email systems currently in use by City employees.

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