Tech Liaison Meeting - Friday, January 13, 2012

Innovations in Educational Technology - Early Typewriter

Remember to Bring...

1) Bring a mobile device that has a camera such as an iPad2, iTouch with camera, Smartphone (Blackberry w/camera, iPhone, Droid)
2) Download a QR reader App and/or QR creator App onto your phone or mobile device such as:
· Scanlife
· Kaywa QR Code Generator/Reader (free)
· QRafter (from iTunes store. Free. QR Code reader)
· QRicket (Free generator)
· (free creates colorful QR Codes)
· i-nigma reader (free from Apple App Store, Android Market, Blackberry App World or Windows/Phone Marketplace)
· QR Reader for laptop, phones. Free.

Let's TWEET! Use the hashtag OETQ


8:30 - 9:00

9:00 - 9:45

9:45 - 10:30
Epson & Interactive Projectors

10:30 - 10:45

10:45 - 11:15
Schmoop offers free resources for teachers with paid subscriptions
to SAT, ACT, PSAT test prep. Username: schooldemo Password: espeakstudent
11:15 - 12:15

12:15 - 2:50
Using QR Codes in Education

See above
2:50 - 3:00
Survey and Discussion

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PowerSpeak - "Tools for Learning, Tools for Life"

Lynn M. Robson, National Account Manager (631) 650-7573 -
On FAMIS and NYSTIL approved. Contact Lynn for price quote.

Epson and Interactive Projectors

John McCabe (732) 892 - 4628,


BrightlInk - Complete Interactive Classroom in one box

455Wi w/Teamboard Annotation & Draw and Installation - $1990.21 installed - FAMIS #312373090

455Wi w/RM easiteach and Installation - $2088.71 - FAMIS #312373104

455Wi w/Promethean Active Inspire and Installation - $2474.03 - FAMIS #312373112

  • Transform any erasable whiteboard or wall into an Interactive board. No longer do you need an expensive electronic board.
  • Ultra short throw distance - ideal for wall-mount installations and no shadows
  • Easy installation and operation - included wall mount for installation and use virtually anywhere
  • Larger than life, widescreen images - native WXGA resolution (16X10): ideal for widescreen computers
  • Rich, vibrant color and reliable performance - ELCD, 3-chip technology
  • Energy-efficient E-TORL lamp - up to 3500 hour lamp life
  • Value-added communication features - built in 12 Watt speaker, microphone input, and built-in closed caption decoder
  • Rock solid interactive recognition and calibration. Teachers will not have to recalibrate as they do with IWBs.
  • Teamboard annotation and draw software as well as option to purchase curriculum software.

Brightlink Solo - Interactive learning made easy and very affordable - $378.20 - FAMIS 311597939

  • Wall-mount installation will transform any erasable marker board or wall into an interactive board.
  • Affordable interactive solution - Transform your existing classroom projector, plus any light-colored, plain wall or standard whiteboard
  • Maximize your interactive area - set the size, as needed, without being limited by the budget; up to 96" (WXGA) or 102" (XGA)
  • Everything is included - Two (2) interactive pens, wall mount, USB cable, Interactive toolbar software.

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Contact: Christopher King, (415) 513-2553 (cell) or

We are a digital publishing company with a point of view - better said a point of "you"; Most textbooks and test prep courses are boing, expensive or speak down to students.

Who is Team Shmoop?

  • Funny (looking) writers - Master teachers and Ph. Ds from top schools
  • Silicon Valley Vets

Our Philosophy: Test Prep doesn't have to be a root canal

  • Balance rigorous content with humor and fun
  • Pack perp with reference to popular culture, tv shows, movies, music, fashion, Robeefalo
  • Keep it high tech
  • Keep it engaging
  • Keep it affordable

Shmoop Online Test Prep: SAT, ACT, SAT subject, AP Exams, CAHSEE, GED, ASVAB and more

  • In-depth content reviews
  • 1000s of online practice problems
  • litered with current references
  • full-lenghth times online practice exams
  • access anywhere you hav eWeb access
  • Saves your progress
  • Diagnostics and Data Reports coming this Fall

Mostly focused on middle and high school students
Probably not an elementary school resource.

Friendly Competition: The Shmoints Leaderboard

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College 101: Guide to University & College Admissions


Using QR Codes in Education - Ellen Phillips, OETQ

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Ellen Rocks!

Survey Link