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Maureen Chertow Miller
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Always learning and always sharing.


On Friday, we had 2 full classes attempting this test on our macbook airs, and the test would not load. We saw 2 different messages, I do not have the exact wording of the message, but one message was very short, and said a tool failed to load, and then the screen stayed on the "loading" message for at least 5 minutes, before we tried different. Another message was much longer, but was a red error message.

Just in case you didn't hear, we wanted to remind you that the 23rd Annual NICE MiniCon is on Saturday, January 28th at Niles North High School in Skokie! Pre-Registration is open at, and walk-in registration will also be available on the day-of the conference. This year we’re featuring a keynote by School Library Journal’s 2016 Librarian of the year, Todd Burleson, along with over 50 sessions, a Student Innovation Space, a raffle, breakfast, and a Pizza After Party. Don’t miss out on excellent PD at an outstanding price, and don’t forget to remind your colleagues to attend.

For more information and do plan your Sched, visit our website at

Looking forward to seeing you there!

NICE MiniCon Co-Chairs

Mina Marien
Marcie Faust
Bo Warmbold

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Has anyone put their HIPPA compliant peeps in a sub group, turned off non-compliant services for them (ex. youTube, Google+, Blogger) so that they can use Google Apps? -

I have a spreadsheet pulling data from another spreadsheet and I want notifications on the spreadsheet doing the pulling. It doesn't seem to work. Is there a limitation on notifications? Any workarounds?

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Illinois Education Technology Leaders (IETL), Illinois' CoSN Chapter, is hosting a CTO summit June 15, 2016 at Morton Arboretum - Register to attend-, includes an evening social event at Top Golf- Cost for the Entire Day is only $35, CoSN members $25. Hope to see many of our Illinois Ed Tech Leaders- agenda includes-
-Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) CTO Briefing
-Fiber and E-Rate Options
-Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) Briefing
-Data and Digital Learning Programs
-Partnering with Curriculum and Instruction

With MAP and ISA, has anyone given some thought to spinning this group into the mandated assessment group with different discussion threads on each test?

on that note, I have an ISA question-

Has anyone heard rumors of the Illinois Science Assessment not being Mac Compatible? Since it's browser based- I was surprised when I heard the rumor. Did I miss a communication?

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Not PARCC, but KITE/DLM Question-

Teacher gets message-  "First Contact Survey: In Progress".  But we don't know who is supposed to complete the survey or where to access the survey. Manual tells you to go to student record page and click a link, but the link doesn't work. Ideas?

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Join us April 2-3 in Winnetka, Illinois- STE(a)M MakerSpace - Chicago Google for Education Summit

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Registration open for Chicago Summit! Join us in Winnetka! #GIESummit
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