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Toyota International Teacher Program – Costa Rica 2011

Toyota International Teacher Program – Costa Rica 2011

Wouldn’t it be great if an Arizona educator won this opportunity? We are very pleased to announce the 2011 Toyota International Teacher Program to Costa Rica, which will take place Nov. 19 through Dec. 3, 2011. Full-time classroom teachers of all subjects and librarians, grades 7 – 12, are now invited to apply online. Please visit

See IDEAL & DE @ MEC 2011

Join IDEAL at MEC 2011! Be immersed in three days of learning and collaboration created especially to meet the needs of Arizona educators. Interact with the IDEAL team, network and explore what’s new in educational technology. Join this collaborative effort while gaining valuable professional development hours. Bring your whole team to MEC2011! Register Now >

A re-post from AcalanesUHSD Learning Continuity

There was just too much great information to summarize in this article about learning continuity with iPod Touch. The accompanying table details 210 apps! Keep students connected to your curriculum from home and back. If you use iPod Touches in your classroom and students have access to either an iPod Touch or an iPhone, here

The Electric Company – Unlock the Power of Words

Note: The IDEAL site for Arizona’s educators hosts Verizon Thinkfinity in the Curriculum Resources menu. Verizon Thinkfinity partners with The Electric Company® to connect with today’s kids, parents and educators.  The Electric Company is an Emmy® Award-winning multi-media literacy experience designed to bridge the literacy gap among 6-to-9-year old struggling readers. Jump into The Electric

The 19th Annual AzTEA Teaching and Technology Conference

Where? Vail’s Empire High School, take the Houghton Road exit from I-10 south of Tucson When? January 29th, 2011 Time? 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, Registration starts at 8:00. Cost? AzTEA member price $25.00, Non-member price $45, or $60 with membership. Includes lunch. Register? Highlights: Tony Vincent Keynote on innovative teaching practices with technology.

Reflections and Projections – a time to share?

From the “Free Technology for Teachers” blog written by Richard Byrne, check out his assembled 140 of the most popular postings of the year in a google slide presentation. Are you familiar with these tools? Tell us about some of them you have tried in your classroom OR let us know about how you can

Delicious is Officially Dead

Please see Wes Fryers’ post Delicious Social Bookmarks Going Away –What Shall We Do? Reposted from Cool Cat Vicki Davis Now, Delicious is officially dying as yahoo pulls the plug for good. The good news is that you can go into Diigo and import your delicious bookmarks. You can also have it save to delicious

Redesigned EDSITEment Launches on Verizon Thinkfinity

Communication Package from Verizon Thinkfinity Verizon Thinkfinity and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announce a completely updated EDSITEment website designed to immerse educators, families and students in the world of humanities. Use primary resources with students to delve into Arts and Culture, Literature and Language Arts, History and Social Studies and Foreign Languages

Congratulations Qwest Grant Winners!

Qwest/AzTEA Mini-Grants Wow! What outstanding and innovative educators we have in our Arizona classrooms. Teachers engaging students in creative and self-directed learning with technology that deepens and give more meaning to their studies. iPads, iTouches, laptops, video editing software, eBooks, DNA sequencing equipment and more have been funded by the generocity of Qwest’s Teachers and Technology