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Helpful information during #Sandy recovery 1 Reply

Here is a place that members can share helpful information during #Sandy recovery efforts.Continue

Started by Lisa Nielsen. Last reply by Lisa Nielsen Nov 5, 2012.

Sign Up to Have a Celebrity Visit Your Class for Anti-Bullying Month 53 Replies

Seth Godin’s doing it. Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Mark Victor Hansen’s doing it. Countless Nickelodeon and Disney Channel Stars are doing it. If you're in the TED21C learning network, chances are you're not a teacher in Hollywood, California and…Continue

Started by Lisa Nielsen. Last reply by Monique Lara Jul 13, 2012.

Seeking Trainer for Excel workshops

We're looking for a good Microsoft Excel trainer for workshops we would offer/require our high school students attend. We'd prefer if s/he could come to our school, but if you know of community resources that could be valuable too. (Kaplan, public…Continue

Tags: workshop, microsoft, excel, trainer

Started by Peter Kolbe Jun 1, 2012.

"Wasting Time" Article on This Morning 2 Replies

Wasting Time Is New Divide in Digital EraI found this article on the New York Times website this morning, and I'd like to know what…Continue

Started by Mary Picard. Last reply by Lisa Nielsen May 30, 2012.

DOE Social Media Policy 7 Replies

It appears Chancellor Walcott, in the wake of recent teacher scandals, will be implementing, for the first time, an official social media policy for DOE employees:…Continue

Started by Christopher M. Casal. Last reply by Manhattan Office of Ed. Tech. May 11, 2012.

Teaching and Using Scratch in the classroom? 4 Replies

Looking to contact any teachers who are currently using Scratch in their classrooms/curriculum or who are interested in learning more about it or have been thinking about incorporating into their curriculum. thanksContinue

Started by Tracy Rudzitis. Last reply by Llesh Miraj May 10, 2012.

Learning Technology Grants Questions, Information, Help

If you're applying for an LTG grant and have questions, comments, etc, post them here and I'll do my best to get answers and information to you. If you plan to write a grant, please respond to this post with your name, email, borough, and school DBN…Continue

Started by Manhattan Office of Ed. Tech. Apr 3, 2012.

Chromebooks - NYCDOE 3 Replies

I am very interested in information about using Chromebooks in NYC public schools. Having just set up Google Apps for Education this past fall for my school, the idea of being able to have an entire class of students access their account during…Continue

Started by Tracy Rudzitis. Last reply by Lisa Nielsen Mar 9, 2012.

Getting Started and Other Important Stuff

Getting Started
Here are some tips to get started on this learning network.
-Add your photo or avatar (go to settings on the top right) so those interacting with you have a better sense of who you are. Those who add a photo or avatar become featured members!
-Introduce yourself here.
-Participate in a forum discussion below.
-Click on the "Groups" tab above & join a group (sci, tech, special needs, etc.).
-Click on My Page above & customize your page. This contains your groups & discussions. It is also a space for you to create a blog for posts that will be featured on this site.
-Look at Events upcoming events found on the bottom right of this page.

Visit our other online spaces.
School Innovation Website - The hub for innovative NYC DOE projects
NYC Ed Tech Website - All NYC DOE Districts

Our Wikis
Manhattan Office of Educational Technology - Districts 1 - 6
PDN Title IID Grant - Districts 4/6
PSI Title IID Grant - Districts 1/2 and 5/6
iZone - Ten new innovative NYC DOE schools

Read about using learning networks in education
Social Networking for Innovative Educators
How I Use Social Networking to Keep My Students Engaged All Summer Long
8 Real Ways Facebook Enriched Ms. Schoening’s First Grade Class-Why Every Teacher Should Learn MySpace and Facebook and A 30-Day Guide To Losing Your Digital as a Second Language (DSL) Accent

Assessing School Innovation
How innovative is your school? Take the simple assessment below to find out and use the rubric to measure success and plan school goals.
What Level is Your School - Simple Assessment

What Level is Your School? - In-Depth Assessment
Rubric for School Innovation.docx
Rubric Overview and Package

How will your school fare on their annual Quality Review? Click here to review the 2009-2010 Quality Review.

Your Hosts

TED21C "hosts" are here to help with any questions you might have about the network. Please feel free to contact them directly from their linked profile pages:

Beth Richards

Carolyn Semet

Conferences & Webinars

->Visit The EdTech Conference Guide for a listing of upcoming conferences.

->Visit Classroom 2.0 Live for live web events.
->Visit Tech & Learning Webinars for a listing of upcoming events.

Funding Opportunities

Looking for funding for your innovative school or classroom project? Here are some sites to visit with grant funding information.

Grant opportunities on the NYC DOE website (note: accessed only from an NYC DOE connected computer)

eSchool News Funding Resources

DonorsChoose.Org Giving Page is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal government grants.

Grants Alert

We Are Teachers

Middle School Success Awards for STEM
5K annually for 3 years

Useful grant writing tips.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

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