Learning Edge January 2020 #2

Happy New Year!


Web Tools to Help Teachers Create Digital Quizzes

Visit Educational Technology and Mobile Learning for a list of digital quiz making tools. Of course, Kahoot is on the list!

What’s Your Favorite App?

What is your favorite app? Please share your favorite applications or websites that you use with students at What’s Your App?  Watch for your submission to be featured in APP NEWS  soon!

Additional digital learning resources/apps can be found at CVL  Digital Literacy.

Education Podcast Network

All of  their “shows are produced by educators who want to shape education through meaningful discussion and content.”Podcasts to listen to in 2020 – go to Ed Podcast Network

New from Ditch That Textbook & Matt MillerTake the Flipgrid 5 for Student Accessibility

FETC 2020 Highlights

EdTech Focus on K-12 shares highlights from FETC – Visit FETC 2020 Conference Highlights 
Session highlights include How Makerspaces Support K-12 Transformation and 8 Ways Administration Can Support Cybersecurity

SmartBrief shares highlights at A Glimpse at the Next Decade of EdTech

Tech Learning’s Next Gen Ed Tech Preview from FETC 2020

CATS Winter Workshop

The CATS Winter Workshop, March 2nd at 21C Pikes Peak Library District is a full-day workshop with break-out sessions presented by youth services professionals from all parts of Colorado. For more information and registration visit CATS

Save the Date! Colorado Teen Lit Conference April 18th

Mark your calendars as this one always fills up FAST! The conference includes diverse sessions and top name YA authors, featuring keynote speaker Alan Gratz. Conference registration will open on February 3rd. Scholarships for teens and adults are available; apply by January 31 at Teen Lit Conference.

CLiC Workshops – CSU Pueblo

ClICColorado Library Consortium is holding its annual spring workshop, April 27-28 at CSU Pueblo. School library and Makerspace sessions! Scholarships to attend are available, for more information visit CLiC workshop  APPLY NOW!

CAL Maker Workshop

Save the Date! May 5th – CAL Maker Workshop @ 21C Pikes Peak Library District in Colorado Springs. An Engaging and informative workshop to help develop and enhance your maker space. Do you have experiences to share? Submit a proposal to share your expertise at Maker. Registration coming soon!

The School Library Crisis: Harnessing Your Power to Survive and Thrive!

Join colleagues, February 8th, for a half-day at DU to learn strategies to help you succeed in becoming an essential & valued member of your staff, & message your value & ways to engage your school and community stakeholders. Register at CAL.

InnEdCO News

So much is waiting for you at InnEdCO 2020! See below for more information on registration, educator nominations, and volunteer opportunities. Be a part of this educator community focused on students and innovative learning.

Registration: The last day to catch early registration in on February 29, 2020.  Go to #WE ARE INNEDCO2020.

Proposal Submissions: There is still a chance to submit a proposal to share your expertise at Share Your Adventure!

Colorado Educator Keynote Nominations: InnedCO is seeking a Colorado educator to be honored and to speak at this year’s Adventure Awaits conference. Nominate your colleage for this honor at CO Educators Rock @InnEdCO2020.

InnEdCO 2020 Volunteers Needed! Become a part of the conference team by providing a little of your time to support your fellow attendees. Find out how at Volunteers @InnEdCO2020

Rock CS is Coming!

RockCS – Rocky Mountain Computer Science Conference for P-12 Educators | May 29 & 30, 2020 | $50 Registration | Longmont, CO (Website updates / more information coming soon!) – Sign up for updates!

Call for Presentations

Teach Boldly TLD 2020

The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Western Region brings you Teacher Librarian Day 2020: Teach Boldly! on February 21st, 2020 at the History Colorado Center. Inspiring keynote and engaging TED-style talks along with in-depth breakouts. More information & to register at TEACH BOLDLY with our phenomenal speakers in the afternoon.

So COllapporative February 11th

The next meetup is on February 11 @ D11 Galileo Middle in Colorado Springs with Microsoft Hacking STEM. Don’t miss this one! You can register at  SoCO Registration.

Learning Webinars EdWeb.Net

EdWeb.net is an award-winning professional learning network provides free webinars and professional learning communities for educators to share their best ideas and practices to improve teaching and learning and more. Take a look at their offerings coming up in 2020 at EdWeb Net.

Kasey Bell is sharing her presentations from FETC 2020.  Her presentations include :
25 Things You Didn’t Know Google Slides Could Do
Teachers Guide to Podcasting

To access these and more from Kasey visit FETC Shake Up Learning.


January was named for the Roman god Janus, known as the protector of gates and doorways, which symbolize beginnings and ends. Janus is depicted with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future—a fitting symbol for this first day of the year.  Farmers Almanac  BTW, January 4th, 2020 was National Trivia Day!


4/27-4/28 CLiC Libary Workshop Pueblo
5/5 CAL Maker Workshop @ 21C
5/27-5/28 RockCS @ Adams 12
6/15-6/18 InnEdCO Keystone
6/21-6/25 NICERC Minneapolis
6/28-7/1 ISTE Anaheim
7/12-7/17 CSTA Arlington

More professional development opportunities at CDE PD Calendar

Colorado Department of Education Communications

The Colorado Department of Education offers many electronic publications for you. You can sign up by visiting the CDE Communications Office homepage: http://www.cde.state.co.us/communications.

Don’t forget to read the SPARK newsletter from Colorado Commissioner, Katy Anthes.

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