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PATINS Tech Expo
April 17, 2014
The Fountains Banquet & Conference Center
502 East Carmel Drive
Carmel, Indiana 46032
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We have created an easy way for you to access resources for the 2014 PATINS Tech Expo via your iOS or Android device. This resource contains a complete event schedule of the Tech Expo as well as vendor presentation descriptions, times, locations, presentation handouts and an evaluation.
You can create a shortcut to the Resource Guide in Safari on your iDevice by:
1. Opening the link: http://www.patinsproject.com/techexpo2014/techexpo2014.html
2. Click on the box with the up arrow:
3. Add to Home Screen
1. By using your QR Reader:
2. Click on Open
3. Click on the box with the up arrow, Open in Safari
3. Click on the box with the up arrow, Add to Home Screen
This will add an “app” to your home screen, where you can quickly access the Session Descriptions. The Session Descriptions are viewed best in landscape mode.
Not all Androids are alike; however most have the capability of setting a shortcut to the Home Screen. Once the web-link is up, click on your menu button. Most Android devices have an "Add shortcut to Home Screen" selection or something similar. Most have to be done on a screen that has an open space for the icon to be copied to. You should be able to access the web-link from that Home Screen shortcut you have just created.
You can access the Session Descriptions via a computer or laptop at:
Starting in August 2013, we will Spotlight one of our Vendor friends on our Featured Vendor Spotlight Page. They will also be featured on our PATINS TV channel, complete with product demonstrations and special pricing. Check back each month to learn more about our Featured Vendors!
PATINS TV - Join us for our next episode on April 15th, 2014 at 11:40 EST
ISTEP+/End of Course Assessments: Computer-Based or Paper Pencil Mode?
This document will assist with the challenge educators face when deciding whether a student should be taking the computer-based ISTEP+/End of Course Assessments or if there should be a request submitted to the Indiana Department of Education, Office of Student Assessment, to allow a student to take the state assessment in a pencil-paper format.
Future of Indiana Modified Achievement Standards Test (IMAST)
This document from Dr. Michele Walker, Director of Student Assessment and Becky Bowman, Director of Special Education explains assessment options which must be explored with Case Conference Committees that have already selected IMAST for 2014-15, as well as those Case Conference Committees which have yet to meet to determine 2014-15 assessment-related decisions.
Did you know?
PATINS has a prize drawing for all those that participate in the training follow up surveys. Dianne Bradley from Kankakee Valley School Corporation, Jeanene Goebel from Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation and Karen Shelley from Harrison County Exceptional Learners Cooperative were chosen as the lucky winners for the past two quarters. Dianne and Karen won a leather iPad case, Jeanene won a copy of Don Johnston's Snap&Read. Congratulations!
The newly redesigned www.Teachindy.com has been optimized to help parents and educators gain an inside view into our educational community. CIESC Media Services started by organizing 50+ educational videos into searchable categories. Viewers can search by topic, tags, or by the customized search bar. All of these details help viewers watch more, and learn more. TeachIndy wants to link you only to relevant content, that will help you better engage our community of educators. A teacher blog page has been added to provide an outlet for teacher created and media related information. TeachIndy hopes that you take advantage of our redesigned site, and that you will help spread the word.