What's New and Reminders...


Tech Plan

Don't forget to send me:
1. A scanned copy of your signature page once Local Board approved
2. The URL address of your plan posted on-line

NCTIES is March 5-7 at the Raleigh Convention Center.

"We will have a Supervisors’ meeting before the NCTIES General Conference this year. We have updates from the NCDPI Digital Teaching and Learning division, as well as an Update/Q&A session with the NC Homebase team, and an Identity and Access Management/NC Education Cloud update from that team. Our meeting will begin at 4:15 pm on Wednesday, March 5, and we will get you out by 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the State A/B room in the Marriott property. Given that space is limited, we ask that you pre-register, and limit the number of registrants from your LEA or charter school to two attendees. Use this link to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oVtsK6TGjLWHyKMN0c5J122OoACHd5Ww_LwYry6nVH8/viewform
We look forward to seeing you there!"

Digital Learning Day Video Contest

Digital Learning Day video contest has been extended! We have extended the deadline to submit videos to Feb 26th because so many schools have missed days due to the weather. Please make your teachers, ITFs, and SLMCs aware of the extension.

Submission information can be found below. Thank so much and get those videos in!

Open Class Training and Set-Up

If you are interested in using Open Class through Home Base, please register for this training. The next opportunity for training will likely not be until September or October and will not be in Region 1. If you have questions, please let me know. The training will take place on March 17th at KE White at ECSU in Elizabeth City from 9-4. LEAs can register 3 attendees; Charters 1 attendee.
If interested in implementing Home Base’s OpenClass later this spring or early fall, superintendents or their designees should sign up for training and complete a short online form at: http://goo.gl/k9iwsD . This form should only take a couple of minutes to complete.


Jason Griffey March Work Shops

School library media coordinator and library media supervisor friends -- you are invited to attend!
The State Library of North Carolina, in partnership with NCLA’s Technology & Trends Round Table, is excited to announce that we are bringing internationally-known library technologist, writer, blogger, Chief Technology Strategist at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, and LibraryBox kickstarter Jason Griffey to North Carolina in March!
Jason will offer half-day workshops during the week of March 10--13 at locations in Asheville, High Point, Raleigh, and Greenville. Space is limited and advance registration is required. There is no registration fee to attend. See workshop descriptions below:
Low Barrier Technologies: Mobile & Portable Technology in Your Library
(morning session, 10:00 - 12:30)
Worldwide, the majority of people who have access to the Internet are not using what we would traditionally call a computer. They are relying on mobile devices as their primary interface for listening to music, watching television, reading books, communicating with friends, and finding answers to questions. These devices range from smartphones and tablets to low-cost computing terminals, all of which have limitations and benefits when compared to traditional desktop or laptop computers. This presentation will examine the current state of these technologies and how libraries can use them to their advantage.
Technology Trends & Issues
(afternoon session, 1:30 - 4:00)
The technological changes coming over the next 5-10 years are likely to be so transformative that we (libraries and librarians) need to be thinking now, hard, about how we prepare for them.
o How do libraries continue to measure our value when our historical measurements become useless?

o How will the continued and unavoidable drop in price, increase in processing, and lessening of power consumption of hardware be useful for libraries?

o How does true computing ubiquity change our world?

These and other questions about the future of the library will be discussed during this presentation…come with your thinking caps on.
Register for one or both workshops by using the links below:

March 10th – University of North Carolina, Asheville
Low Barrier Technologies

Tech Trends

March 11th – High Point Museum, High Point
Low Barrier Technologies

Tech Trends

March 12th – Wake Tech Community College, Raleigh
Low Barrier Technologies

Tech Trends

March 13th – East Carolina University, Greenville
Low Barrier Technologies

Tech Trends