Media Services Update

Intended for KDG-2nd Grade Classrooms 

Do you need a holiday themed lesson to address the standards in your classroom? The media services team found a cool opportunity through video distrance learning offered by Muskingham Valley Educational Service Center​. The interactive video conference…Spending Time with Mrs. Claus will address those needs and keep your students talking for days to come. Students will interact with Mrs. Claus to complete a variety of problem solving tasks in a fun way. During the lesson, Mrs. Claus pulls in Science, Math, and Language concepts and guides students to apply their skills to solve puzzles and create a holiday craft.  This holiday lesson stresses kindness and giving of yourself throughout the entire year. A lesson not to miss! Spaces are limited and are scheduled on a first come first serve basis.

COST: $120 (includes materials shipped to your classroom for use during the lesson)

Connection Details

  • All multi-point connections are limited to four classrooms and schools MUST supply us with a static IP# with which we may connect.
  • Cost is $120.00 per connecting site. Fee includes individually packaged kits for your students that are mailed to your classroom.
  • There is a 30-student maximum per site. Overage fees and additional kit fees will apply to schools that go over the session maximum.
  • Additional kits can be purchased for $1.00 per kit + shipping fees.

Dates and Times

To register, please visit CILC or add your school directly from our scheduling system.

CILC Spending Time with Mrs. Claus – KDG-Second Grade- Sign me up!


Technology Integration Services Update

The Technology Integration Team has expanded this month with the hire of Amanda O’Mara as a second tech integration specialist who will be working with JC Williams to provide professional development and trainings. Amanda comes to NEOnet from Cleveland Metro Schools as a preK-8 certified media specialist, with Masters degrees in School Librarianship and Instructional Technology. With the addition of Amanda to the team, we are going to be working to provide more resources on the NEOnet training website, including tech blog posts, quick tip training videos, webinars, and more.

The Tech Integration group met on November 20th, 2017 to review statistics and feedback for the fall semester’s offerings and plan new offerings for the upcoming semester. Google trainings continue to be the most popular offering overall, with Virtual Field Trips and Digital Citizenship trainings not far behind, of the 20 unique sessions offered during the fall semester. The Tech Integration group also welcomed Cuyahoga Falls City Schools and Summit County ESC to the Technology Integration Services group.

Planning for the NEOTech conference on Thursday March 22nd, 2018 at Kent State University is officially underway! The planning committee is looking for volunteers to assist with planning and running the conference, please reach out to JC or Amanda (williams[at]neonet[dot]org/ omara[at]neonet[dot]org) if you are interested in helping out. The call for presenters will go out in early December. Keep updated by checking the NEOTech Conference website at:


Leadership in Technology Series
Save the date for our last presentation in this series. On January 25, 2018 at 8:00 AM, Michael Feldman from Constellation Schools will be presenting 'Let's Tinker & Ignite the Maker in Us All'

Have you ever wondered what is a makerspace? What is the purpose of 3D printers in the classroom? How to 3D print, or what benefit does it hold for my students?Come learn as Michael Feldman from Constellation Schools teaches us about Tinkercad, and how to cultivate the maker in your students! Sign up here!

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