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IT4K12 2014 a Great Success Because of YOU

June 2014

IT4K12 ended last week, but everyone is STILL talking about it! We're so pleased to see continued conversations going on, also seen in our new IT4K12 Community Network. The IT4K12 event takes a lot of time and effort to put on. 
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Protecting Yourself is as Simple as A-V-G

June 2014 | New For You

Enjoy anti-virus, anti-malware and spyware solutions until the spring of 2016 though ERAC's renewed agreement with AVG. ERAC members can receive discounts on licensing, maintenance renewals and support for a full two years.
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FirstClass Software Licenses Renewed for ERAC Members

June 2014 | New For You

Feel more connected through the use of FirstClass products. These powerful collaboration tools help to drive teamwork, improve communication and make people/information easily accessible.
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Countdown is On for IT4K12!

May 2014

Only one week away to IT4K12…have you registered yet? We are excited about the great presentations that are scheduled and we hope you will join us. We encourage you to take a look at the schedule as well as find out which attendees have registered.
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Travel Subsidy Available for IT4K12 Conference

May 2014 | Did you know?

Don't let cost keep you from attending the third annual IT4K12 conference! Our Executive Committee has once again agreed to support an ERAC travel subsidy in response to member requests. 
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Learning Math is a Dream with “DreamBox Learning Math”

May 2014 | New For You

Through a combination of Intelligent Adaptive Learning, rigorous elementary mathematics curriculum and motivating learning environment, DreamBox Learning Math provides instruction and reinforcement of key mathematical concepts.
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Does Student Interaction Expand With Use of Technology? Find Out in June ERAC Update

June 2014

The ERAC Update is out and we have some great stories to share! Check out what we've been up to in this months June ERAC Update Newsletter. Make sure to read the ERAC in the Classroom story about Student Interaction With the Use of Technology!
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ERAC Update – JUNE 2014

May 2014

The ERAC Update is out and we have some great stories to share! Check out what we've been up to in this months June ERAC Update Newsletter:
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Deadlines for June 2014

June 2014 | Deadlines

Don't miss these 2 important deadlines for June....
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New Options to Get You to IT4K12

June 2014 | Dollars and Sense

Is the cost of travel keeping you from attending the upcoming IT4K12 event? We want you to be able to access this worthwhile Pro D experience, so again this year travel subsidies are available for up to 2 registrants to attend from outside the lower mainland.
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Student Interaction Naturally Expands With Use of Technology

June 2014 | ERAC in the Classroom

Albert Einstein once said that he feared the day that technology would surpass human interaction. That day has come, but Einstein might be pleased to see that in many cases, technology has actually enhanced interaction, and educators can take pride in being the instigators.
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Microsoft Shape the Future Program Provides Great Options

June 2014 | In the Works

Microsoft savings and additional resources are here! ERAC and the Ministry of Education have been working with Microsoft to provide accessible discounts for our ERAC members. 
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Join Us on Yammer and Keep the IT Conversations Going!

June 2014 | Did you know?

The IT4K12 Steering Committee would like to formally invite the IT4K12 attendees, as well as all IT staff unable to attend, to join a progressive and informative network on Yammer, the  IT4K12 Community!
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Office 365 Deployment Workshop

June 2014 | Did you know?

Microsoft is committed to the success of students in BC, and has a free consulting offer to help with the adoption of new technology.  Many Office365-based technologies are being utilized across the Province, including hosted email for students, office client for students (through Student Advantage),
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Made the Grade for June 2014 - New Line-Up of LGBTQ Resources Available in Online Resource Collection

June 2014 | Made the Grade

For much of this year ERAC has been working to identify and evaluate resources to support LGBTQ students and families in K - 12 British Columbia schools. Our goal is to help BC schools provide safe, welcoming, inclusive and equitable environments, which are free of discrimination and harassment for all students, staff, and families who identify or are perceived as being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, two spirited or questioning. 
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You Asked Us - June

March 2014 | You Asked Us

Q: Is the IT4K12 Conference still going ahead?
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Tweet Repeat - June 2014

June 2014 | Tweet Repeat

Here are some important tweets you may have missed during June:
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ERAC Update – MAY 2014

May 2014

The ERAC Update is out and we've got too many offers to count! Check out what we've been up to in this months May ERAC Update Newsletter :
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Deadlines for May 2014

May 2014 | Deadlines

Don't miss these 3 important deadlines for May and June....
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Workshops Take IT4K12 to Another Level

May 2014 | Did you know?

We are always looking at ways to provide more value at our IT4K12 conference and this year we are pleased to be adding in-depth 2 hour workshops. On Friday morning, there will be two workshops available,...
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Special Offer with FrontRow Classroom Audio Systems

May 2014 | New For You

Looking to buy the Juno Portable Infrared Classroom System sometime soon? If yes, you may want to get in on this great offer! For a limited time (until June 28, 2014) you can receive a special offer on a student microphone with the purchase of the Juno Portable Infrared Classroom System from FrontRow.
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Platinum Sponsorship for IT4K12 – SOLD OUT!

May 2014 | Did you know?

The sponsorships for IT4K12 keep coming in and we're pleased to announce that we have already sold out all Platinum Sponsorships! A few other opportunities to participate as a sponsor still remain.
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Your Destiny Lies with Follett - Discounts on Destiny Library Manager & Destiny Textbook Manager!

April 2014 | New For You

Until March 31, 2015, you can get  great discounts on annual licenses for one or both Follett Solutions (Destiny Library Manager and Destiny Textbook Manager). This agreement also includes training for district textbook management staff, district library staff, project management, software installation and technical training for IT staff.
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Get Your Head in the Cloud…with Adobe!

April 2014 | Dollars and Sense

Exciting Adobe Creative Cloud news! If you are presently subscribed to ERAC's Adobe EA Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium bundle, you can gain access to the equivalent Creative Cloud versions!
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Explore Your Learning with Gizmos

April 2014 | In the Works

Until May 30, 2014, a preferred pricing offer on Gizmos (from ExploreLearning) is available to ERAC Members. Gizmos is a valuable interactive online tool, specifically for math and science (gr 3-12).
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Made the Grade - May 2014

May 2014 | Made the Grade

Check out ERAC's Online Resource Collection to find out what's new. Click on the titles to go to the evaluation. Log in and see the full product review from your peers!
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Maximize Your Microsoft Investment Through These Webcasts

May 2014

Want to get the full benefits of your Microsoft investment? These two webcasts are sure to provide you with some value. Make sure to join in!
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Tweet Repeat - May 2014

May 2014 | Tweet Repeat

Here are some important tweets you may have missed during May:
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