Category Archives: Technology

Refresh moving forward for MLTI devices

The following Priority Notice was sent on July 27

The Maine Department of Education is announcing that the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) Opt-in and Refresh contract has been finalized.

2016 Opt-in orders are being placed.

In the month ahead, the MLTI team will be providing details to the field defining procedures and next steps.

Delivery of new devices and collections of 2013 devices will be done on a modified schedule yet to be determined.

Your patience continues to be appreciated.

If you have any questions, contact Learning Through Technology Policy Director Mike Muir at mike.muir@maine.gov or call 624-6634.

Two summer institutes to be held next week

The Maine Department of Education is hosting two summer institutes next week. Both the 2016 Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) Summer Institute and the 2016 School Nurse Summer Institute will be held will be held July 26-28.

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MLTI student conference draws over one thousand

Armed with iPads and laptops, middle and high school students from more than 50 Maine schools descended on the UMaine campus in Orono last month. Joining them were their teachers, chaperones, and Maine’s Learning Through Technology Team with partners from Apple, Cisco, Network Maine, Husson University, and UMaine. In all, more than 1,200 joined together for the thirteenth annual MLTI Student Conference.

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Maine contracts with Edupoint to replace State-level student information data system

The Maine Department of Education has entered into a two year contract with Edupoint Educational Systems, LLC to provide a State Level Student Information and Reporting System (SSIRS), called EduPoint Synergy.

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Digital, hands-on learning through storytelling is focus of student conference Thursday

AUGUSTA – Imagine! Learning by making and doing, storytelling, programming and coding; that’s what students love and there is a hands-on learning conference designed just for them. Maine’s Learning Technology Initiative is holding its 2016 MLTI Student Conference on Thursday, May 26 at the University of Maine, Orono. Students from over 50 schools across Maine will gather for experiential, hands-on sessions for students to learn with their MLTI devices.

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Enhanced student information system to replace Infinite Campus State Edition

The Maine Department of Education is pleased to announce the partnership of Edupoint Educational Systems to bring the power and flexibility of their Synergy Student Information System to Maine. The new Synergy system will replace the current state-level student information and reporting system, Infinite Campus State Edition (ICSE). Infinite Campus will continue as Maine DOE’s student data system in the interim until Synergy is fully installed, configured and tested.

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Geographic Information Systems in classrooms

The Maine Department of Education, Maine Geographic Alliance, and the Maine GIS User Group are collaborating with local teacher-founded organization, Maine GIS Education Partners, to bring Geographic Information Systems to Maine classrooms. GIS is a proven method to help students gain twenty-first century skills and advance their knowledge of geographic science.

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School Bus to Mars? Engaging students in engineering and science

We have all heard of young ones enjoying their journey on the Magic School Bus, but the magic came to life as part of the STEM curriculum showcased recently at the 2016 USA Science & Engineering Festival in the nation’s capital.

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MLTI Student Conference registration open

Students and educators will join together on May 26 at the University of Maine for a one-day student conference to understand the power and possibilities delivered to them through Maine’s Learning Through Technology Initiative (MLTI). This is the thirteenth year of the event and it promises to be one of the most exciting!

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MLTI technology updates bring benefits to schools and students

The Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) is updating many of the technology solutions in classrooms this year in order to bring districts the features or budget savings they have been requesting, while improving support strategies for teachers and schools.

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