Deadlines for March
March 2014 | Deadlines
myBlueprint Education Planner short-term offer - deadline April
Speaking of New….
March 2014 | New For You
Do your fingers get itching to use that regular resource you
love? The one that makes your work easier and more enjoyable? Share
with us what it is. We benefit, and in turn, so do you, by sharing
with us the resources you always use, the ones you rarely use, and
which resources you think we might not know about.
Got It? Use it!
March 2014 | Dollars and Sense
Made the Grade - March
March 2014 | Made the Grade
The Paradox & Empowerment of Education + Technology
March 2014 | Made the Grade
ERAC is pleased and honoured to have Jesse Hirsh, internet
strategist, researcher and overall cyber-guru presenting at the
upcoming IT4K12 2014 conference as the Keynote Speaker. Hirsh
agreed to meet with ERAC for an interview to provide some insight
on what he'll be speaking about. Enjoy the captured interview and
IT4K12 Registration is Now OPEN!
March 2014 | In the Works
We are pleased to announce that
registration is now open for IT4K12 2014! This year we were
inspired to do things a bit differently. You'll be pleased to
see the various new themes
offered as well as the new presentation formats which include
panels, workshops and roundtable discussions.
Calling All IT Sponsors!
March 2014 | In the Works
Sponsorship is now available for the IT4K12 2014
Conference! This year we have many options at different
levels in the hopes to accommodate as many vendors as possible.
BC Digital Classroom Implementation Options
March 2014 | Did you know?
Are you maximizing your digital resources? If your Learning
Resource Educators and IT staff are struggling with the best
solution for organizing your digital resources, you may want to
consider what others are doing. By examining the
Info-graphic created by ERAC you will see a visual summary of
membership implementation solutions that may be suitable for your
You Asked Us - March
March 2014 | You Asked Us
Q: Is there an option this year to come for only one
day to the IT4K12 event? I may not be able to make both days but
definitely want to attend.
Tweet Repeat for March
March 2014 | Tweet Repeat
Missed some important ERAC tweets? No problem, we've listed a
few of the important ones for you for the month of Februrary!
Can a Presentation Lead to Inspire, Inquire and Innovate?
Have you ever presented to an audience? If you have, you know
how nerve-wracking it can be. Audrey Van Alstyne, District
Principal, Learning Technologies at SD39 (Vancouver) has presented
often and still finds she gets nervous. "I wonder,
'Will my video clip play as rehearsed? Will the sound be loud and
clear?'", shares Van Alstyne. "It is always challenging but I
understand the benefits."
Internet Strategist to Speak at IT4K12
ERAC is busy creating an even better IT4K12 this year and
we've included a great Keynote Speaker, Jesse Hirsh. This cyber
space guru is a nationally-syndicated columnist on CBC radio who
helps people adapt to change and educates them on the benefits and
perils of technology.
Discounted Prices on Strategic Transition Resources!
January 2014 | New For You
Strategic Transitions is providing ERAC members with great
discounted pricing on a selection of their resources including:
Inspiration, Kidspiration and InspireData Software as well as WordQ
Flipping Out Over the Flipped Classroom - January Newsletter
In this January
issue, you'll find out about great savings with Strategic
Transitions, new SketchUp Pro offer, new Aboriginal resources,
Toshiba and Dell offer, story on the Flipped Classroom, ….and much
Assist Your Students With Career Planning
ERAC is pleased to provide a short term offer on myBlueprint
Education Planner. Finally available in BC - this resource
directly supports Career Education, Planning 10 and Grad
Create 3D Models with SketchUp Pro
Your students can get serious about their creations by making
them into 3D models! With the use of SketchUp Pro you can import
(or use existing) drawings, plans, photos and more to develop your
ideas into 3D!
Call for Presenters - IT4K12 2014
Do you want to share your IT successes so others can overcome
the same challenges? The IT4K12 conference is a great opportunity
to do just that! By agreeing to present, you will be providing your
peers and colleagues with developed and successful
Attendees Say IL4K12 "Extremely Valuable"
We are busy getting all the IL4K12 post conference information
wrapped up for you and will have it all posted on our event site.
Until then we have been tweeting out some of the IL4K12 attendees
comments about the event. Overall, it was very well received and
the networking, collaboration and presentations were of great
Make Your Next Destination – Follett!
For a limited time (until December 16, 2013)
ERAC members can receive high discounts off Follett International's
Destiny Library Manager and/or Destiny Textbook Manager. Discounts
are available on one, or both Follett solution licenses.
Explore the World with Nelson Gale
Last Year of Microsoft EDesktop Agreement
The final year of the ERAC Microsoft EDesktop agreement is
upon us. Whether you are a public school district member or an
independent school member, you will automatically be renewed for
this last year. However, independent school members must provide
their Staff FTE counts by Feb 21, 2014.