Welcome to the 2013 NCSA Admin Technology Bootcamp
Tweeting today? Use hashtag #ncsabootcamp

Thanks for your commitment to model and use technology. YOU make a huge impact in how effectively technology is used by your own staff and students!

Food for Thought

Let's Get Started! Set-up tasks
  1. We suggest using Google Chrome as your computer web browser today. ~ Link to Chrome Download site
  2. Set up your Google+ profile: include your school name and a photo (Your TAG folks will help you through the process, and this video and info will help others back at school).
  3. Set up your YouTube Channel--YouTube Site
  4. Start a hangout without inviting anyone - this will prompt you to install the Google Talk/Voice plug-in
  5. Test your headphones/mic for audio and recording
  6. When you start a hangout on air for the first time, you will be required to verify your Google account. You will be prompted to receive a voice call or text message with a verification code that you enter in the verification box.

Tips for later today: You will choose to learn about Evernote or Twitter in breakout sessions today.
  1. Please download the Evernote app/client to your computer/mobile device and create an account if you don't have one.
  2. If you plan to learn more about Twitter, be sure you have an account created and also download a Twitter client such as Tweetdeck or Hootsuite. See below for download links to all apps.

Please click here to tell us your Google+ and Twitter account names/addresses
or go to: http://goo.gl/W4Fvk

Google+ Hangouts and Hangouts on Air
Google Hangout Window--participants used the lower third option to display their names.

Challenge Links

There's an App for That!

Virtual Photo Walks: One way Google+ hangouts are impacting the world

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Breakout Agenda

Breakout A
Breakout B
twitter basics: anatomy of a tweet, basic hashtags
managing email
twitter advanced
evernote basic: account setup, notes and notebooks,audio and images, tags
calendar efficiency (creating, subscribing, sharing)
evernote advanced: trunk apps, shared notebooks, email to/from evernote
ipad tips/tricks
smart phone tips/tricks


New to Twitter?

Grow Your PLN (Professional Learning Network) Through Twitter!

  1. Set up your twitter account if you don't already have one. Be sure your account has a bio and photo tied to it.
  2. Download and set up a twitter client - Tweetdeck is the one Lynne uses most. Hootsuite is a popular client for phones and ipads
  3. Explore educational hashtags
  4. Practice participation in a live chat with #nebedchat
  5. Join the #nebedchat on Wednesday nights at 8 pm
  6. Checkout the upcoming #nebedchat topics and access past archives via the wiki.
  7. General Nebraska education hashtag: #nebedu
  8. Encourage your staff to tweet with a common hashtag. Perhaps provide them an incentive to do so!

There's an App for That!

Making Your Calendar Work for You

50 Tips and Hacks to Make the Most of Google Calendar
10 Tips to Get More out of iCall

Google Calendar

Boomerang Calendar Feature:

There's an App for That!

Sunrise (iOS)
5 Best Droid Calendar apps (android)

Managing Email
**Implement the 4D Rule**
Keep Score - Tips from Time Management Ninja
Boomerang for Gmail
Gmail Shortcut Keys

There's an App for That!


Evernote Web Clipper for Multiple Browsers Available at:

Getting Started with Evernote

Challenge Links

There's an App for That!

General productivity

NETA- Nebraska Educational Technology Conference: April 25-26, 2013
Great Plains Google Summit: July 18-19th, 2013
May 29-30, 2013 at Lifelong Learning Center NNNC Summer Tech Institute $30

Feedback and Planning survey