We are excited about this year's Technology Cafe and hope to see you there!

What is a technology café?  This is the fourth annual Technology Café sponsored by Washoe County School District, Truckee Meadows Community CollegeKNPB Channel 5, Advanced Classroom Technologies, and iNNOVATE22.  It is a place to learn how technology is being used in the school district and what the possibilities are for the future of technology in education.

What can I expect to see?  You will find 12 demonstration booths hosted by district students, teachers, and staff showing how they incorporate technology in their classrooms.  Here is just a taste of some of the tools and activities you will be able to sample: 

  • Interactive whiteboards and student response devices
  • iPad Petting Zoo
  • iTunes Exploration Booth
  • Mobile Devices
  • PBS TeacherLine
  • Second Life Lab
  • WCSDvideo. org
  • and more . . .

Will there be any instructional sessions?  For those participants interested in a more in-depth look at a specific technology or application, there will also be a series of 45 minute sessions offered during the Café.  This year's specifics are still being finalized, but here is a list of sessions offered during the last Café (resources for these topics is are located on the Resources page, too!):

  • Computing in the Cloud with Dropbox and Prezi
  • Make Google Work for You!
  • Microsoft Outlook and Live@edu
  • Skype Video-Conferencing
  • Using iPods in the Classroom
  • Web 2.0 Tools/Edmodo
  • and more . . .

Do I really want to go?
  Besides great experience and information available at the Tech Cafe, you can win prizes! Entry tickets can be accumulated if you sign up early and pre-register to attend sessions. There will be many ways to increase your chances to walk away with one of these great prizes:
  • Mobile technology classroom packages (5) (for WCSD teachers only)
    • iPad2 (1) or iPod Touch (4)
    • Speakers
    • 1-3 hours personal coaching
  • PBS TeacherLine Scholarships (2)
  • HoverCam Document Camera (1)
  • Portable Mouse & Mouse Pad (20)
  • 2GB Flash Drives (20)
Odds are in your favor that you will walk away a winner in more ways than one!

News & Updates

  • Tech Cafe Eve! The Tech Cafe is tomorrow. If you missed the pre-registration window, don't fret. We have enough space to accommodate you. Please come, join us and take away innovative ideas for your classroom.
    Posted Mar 14, 2011, 3:47 PM by Michael Martindale
  • Pre-Registration Set to Close! Pre-Registration is set to close March 12th. Make sure you reserve your spot before the registration deadline to get extra drawing tickets! If you do not get a chance to register, there is still a spot for you! Please come to the event on Tuesday, March 15th from 4-8pm. See you there!
    Posted Mar 11, 2011, 7:13 AM by Michael Martindale
  • Save the Date! We are finalizing the booths and in-depth sessions. This looks like it will be the best Tech Cafe ever. Save the date for this Tech Cafe and find out how you can accumulate more drawing tickets for the event prizes (iPad, iPods, TeacherLine scholarships, iTunes/Best Buy gift cards and more!). Subscribe to these updates today!Save the date:March 15, 20114:00-8:00pmTMCC Sierra Building
    Posted Feb 17, 2011, 8:03 AM by Michael Martindale
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Resources for 2011 Tech Cafe

  • Young Writer's Contest Workshop Info.pdf   134k - May 10, 2011, 3:06 PM by Michael Martindale (v1)
  • Young Writer's Contest Poster.pdf   259k - May 10, 2011, 3:06 PM by Michael Martindale (v1)
  • eInstruction.pdf   1722k - May 10, 2011, 3:06 PM by Michael Martindale (v1)
  • KNPB Wild Nevada Poster.pdf   925k - May 10, 2011, 3:05 PM by Michael Martindale (v1)
  • KNPB Web Pages for Teachers Poster.pdf   90k - May 10, 2011, 3:05 PM by Michael Martindale (v1)
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Resources from past Tech Cafes

  • Twitter for parents handouts - Kindra Fox.pdf   469k - Feb 1, 2011, 1:08 PM by Michael Martindale (v4)
    ‎Kindra Fox‎
  • YouTube session handout.pdf   216k - Feb 1, 2011, 1:08 PM by Michael Martindale (v4)
    ‎Leslie Doukas‎
  • Podcasting Pilot handout.pdf   211k - Feb 1, 2011, 1:08 PM by Michael Martindale (v4)
    ‎Leslie Doukas, Kindra Fox, Misha Miller, Jenny Salls‎
  • Cell Phones and Your Student.pdf   173k - Feb 1, 2011, 1:08 PM by Michael Martindale (v4)
    ‎Cathy Jacobson‎
  • AT Brochure 2.pdf   131k - Feb 1, 2011, 1:08 PM by Michael Martindale (v4)
    ‎Cheryl Keaveney and Justin Kolbe‎
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