Monthly Archives: May 2012

Free computer recycling from Apple this summer

“Change your school colors to green with free computer recycling from Apple” – I noticed that our blog post from May of 2011 was getting a lot of hits in the last few days, so I clicked around and saw the Apple is again recycling old computers! According to their website, this is a limited time & exclusive offer to accredited K-12 and Higher Education Institutions in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Registration for free recycling is available from May 14 through August 31, 2012.

Here’s what you need to know:

•  Institutions must have 25 or more computer items (qualifying computers, printers, or displays) to recycle.
•  Institutions must register products for recycling prior to shipping them.
•  Apple will also accept other brands and types of equipment.
•  Products must be registered for pickup by August 31st.
•  Institutions must pack & shrink-wrap eligible equipment – Apple does not provide pallets, shrink-wrap, or packing labor.
•  Apple is not responsible for any of the data on recycled equipment.
•  Click here for more information on this program, and click here for general information on Apple’s recycling efforts.

Latest from the CSD Weather Center: Cold Advisory

We just wanted to offer a quick reminder- if you are taking part in our tele workshops this summer, you’ll want to bring a sweatshirt and/or perhaps wear pants. The good news is our air conditioning system works well. Very well! Even if it’s warm & humid outside, it tends not to be that way inside the doors of CSD’s tele (check out the photos above- those shots are from last summer’s professional development sessions- yep, in St. Louis!)

Hands-on Professional Development Taking Place

Here’s a snapshot of today’s SMARTBoard Level 1 workshop taking place in Cooperating School Districts‘ tele.

See more photos from today, and other professional development sessions, on Flickr.

CSD’s Bring Your Own Device Workshops

This summer in the tele, we have several BYOD (bring your own device – iPad, tablet, laptop, etc.) workshops on the schedule. In June, there are seven workshops: Digital Age Leadership: A New Paradigm for Learning on 6/5;  Getting Organized as a 21st Century Educator with Google Tools on 6/7; Choosing Education-Friendly Apps on 6/11; Lights, Camera, Action: Creating Movies with Green Screens on 6/15; Flipping Your Classroom with Flip Cameras and Screencasting 6/21; and Android Tablet Boot Camp/Educational Apps for Android Tablets on 6/22. (For the workshops on June 21st and 22nd only, we will provide the equipment if you do not own any yourself). In July, we have just one required BYOD session- the three-day workshop entitled Digital Storytelling with Mobile Devices, which takes place 7/10, 7/11 and 7/13. Of course, if you are more comfortable working on your own computer, feel free to bring it in for any professional development session we hold!

Learn More about Windows 8

Next week, Microsoft Specialist Steve Scholz will be at Cooperating School Districts, in person, to demo/discuss the upcoming Windows 8. This is a great opportunity to learn more, see products in person, and to be able to ask questions. (Please pass this invitation on to your district faculty and/or staff that would be interested in attending). If you are interested in attending, please RSVP.

Information that will be shared includes:
• touch-enabled slates
• lightweight laptops
• high-definition screens
• touch screens vs. mouse/keyboard use

Date: June 7th, 2012 | Time: 1 – 3pm
Location: CSD | 1460 Craig Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146