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edACCESS news, plus a request for input on edACCESS 2013 s
Greetings from Vermont, where the generator is fueled and preparations in order for next week's rumored hurricane. May we all be spared its wrath.

A number of edACCESS initiatives are underway:
  • We are switching our website to hosted WordPress with a consequent change in look and feel. (No, it hasn't happened yet, we'll let you know when it does.) As part of the upgrade we'll be able to support credit card/PayPal payments for our events.
  • We now have Google Apps set up for the edaccess.org domain, allowing us to rationalize our email setup. We are investigating hosting our wiki using Google Sites and Docs.
  • Several steering committee members are continuing to work on our shared school inventory database project.

The edACCESS steering committee held a conference call yesterday (14 of us!) and discussed ideas for the pre-planned sessions at edACCESS 2013 (June 17-20, mark your calendar!) We will be giving you a chance shortly to provide input on a number of potential keynoters we've identified.

Right now, we'd be happy to get your input on other sessions to plan for this coming June. (We'll definitely be holding the Demo Session again, of course.) Here are some ideas we came up with. Your comments on these or other suggestions are welcome.

Device oriented themes:
  • 1-to-1 devices
  • Bring a device to the Demo Session (BYOD show-n-tell)
  • Managing change with more devices on our campus. How does Tech. respond? How do teachers respond? How to plan for the future?
  • The devices are here, how can we be proactive about leveraging them in schools.
Implications of the Horizon Report (lots of topics in here) http://www.nmc.org/publications/2012-horizon-report-k12 (Joel & Christopher will review)

That's all for now. But I'll be backŠ
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-Adrian Segar-

President, Conferences That Work & edACCESS.
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