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Volume 1, Issue 2

Welcome to the second issue of the ET4TP Monthly! Have an idea for a submission for next month? Email Kiersten Greene at


“We start the meetings by saying, ‘This is hard, we’re in a new frontier, but who is going to help us?’” said Krista Boan, who is leading a Kansas City-based program called START, which stands for Stand Together And Rethink Technology. “We can’t call our moms about this one.” (Click here to read more of this story from The NY Times).

Can I Show Netflix in My Class? Copyright For Teachers Made Simple by Eva Harvell. Can I show a video from Netflix in my classroom? Can I make 25 copies from my favorite math workbook? I just need three more copies of our book, can I make those? As educators, we use a variety of resources in our classroom to enhance a lesson. Knowing when our decision to use something falls under fair use and when it is a copyright violation can get tricky, but it doesn’t have to.

Before we dive too deep, let’s get a basic understanding of copyright and fair use. (Click here to read more of this story from EdSurge).

Challenges to Creating and Sustaining Effective Technology Integration in Teacher Education Programs. White paper released at 2018 AACTE Annual Conference, and posted on the Office of Education Technology website. by Liz Kolb, Farah Kashef, Candace Roberts, Christine Terry, & Arlene Borthwick. Historically, the relationship between learning and digital technology has been complex and convoluted in K-16 education. Over the past few decades, some studies have found no impact on student learning when using digital technologies (Cuban, 2001; Russell, Bebell, & O’Dwyer,O’Conner, 2003; Robertson, 2003; Waxman, Connell, & Gray, 2002; Wenglinksy, 1996). At the same time, other studies have found positive gains on learning outcomes when using digital technologies (Kozma, 2004; Kulik, 1994; Meyers et al., 2016; SIIA, 2000; 1998; Sivin-Kachala, 1998). This lack of clarity in research has led to a long debate over if and how technology should be integrated into learning. (Click here to read the full white paper.)


CIE@NP Dash & Dot Sandbox on November 6, 9:00-10:00am. We’ve heard from many of you that you’d like some more hands-on workshops at the CIE@NP, to try out new resources and supplies. To respond to that request we’re partnering with the Mid-Hudson Teacher Center to institute a series of sandboxes. What is an edtech sandbox? you might ask! It’s time and space carved out to explore an edtech tool. In this session, we’ll have a bunch of Dash & Dot robots and iPads available for participants. The only goal of the workshop is to mess around and see what’s possible! Come and join us for an hour of hands-on play, Tuesday, November 6, from 9:00am to 10:00am in the CIE/CMC (OM 215).

NYSCATE Annual Conference
It’s not too late to sign up for the NYSCATE conference in Rochester, NY, November 17-20! It’s the largest gathering of educators in the service of edtech and tech ed in the state, and it’s worth going if you can get there!

Did You Know?

Mid-Hudson Teacher Center PD Workshops. School of Education faculty members are able to sign up for professional development workshops through the Mid-Hudson Teacher Center for free. Check out their online catalogue and find out more here.

EdTech Fellow Sign-Up. Liz Brennan, Our EdTech Fellow (ETF), will continue to be available for drop-in support hours on Mondays and Thursdays 2-3pm in the CIE/CMC, and virtually on Tuesdays 10am-12pm. Find out more and sign up here.

Tool Tip

Want to do a quick formative assessment, or a no-hassle temperature read to see if your students are picking up what you’re putting down? Try out Mentimeter! It’s a great little tool for creating and viewing quick, online polls with an easy-to-use interface.

Thanks for taking a look! Stay tuned for Issue 3 during the last week of November.

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