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A Note from Wendy Loewenstein: IDEAS ROOM Coordinator “Always  bear  in  mind  that  your  own  resolution  to  succeed  is  m ore  important   than  any  other.”    Abraham  Lincoln      



At  the  start  of  any  New  Year  most  of  us  write  a  list  of  resolutions.  W hether  or   not  you  wrote  yours  down  or  have  them  in  your  head,  the  IDEAS  Room  staff  


wants  to  help  you  accomplish  your  resolutions.  Granted,  we  can’t  help  much  

Organization Fair:

with  exercise  or  weight  loss,  but  we  can  help  you  meet  your  professional  goals.  

Jan. 29th

Perhaps  you  want  to  learn  about  and  explore  more  instructional  technology  

10:00 AM- 3:00 PM

applications?  If  so,  consider  attending  one  of  our  monthly  GAGA  technology  

GAGA for Study Tools:

training  sessions.  The  dates  and  times  of  our  February  sessions  on  study  tool  

Mark your calendars!

applications  are  listed  on  the  side  of  this  newsletter.  Maybe  you  want  to  get  

-Monday, February 10th @ 11:30 AM -Tuesday, February 11th @ 10:00 AM -Wednesday, February 12th @ 1:15 PM -Thursday, February 13th @ 5:00 PM For more information see page 4.

more  involved  in  student  organizations  at  UNO?  This  is  a  great  way  to  network   with  students  and  volunteer  in  the  community.  The  IDEAS  Room  will  be  hosting   a  Student  Organization  Fair  on  W ednesday,  January  29th,  for  you  to  learn  about   some  organizations  in  which  you  can  get  involved.  So,  if  you  have  already  given   up  on  some  resolutions,  here  is  your  chance  to  start  over  and  take  advantage  of   some  opportunities  that  are  just  a  few  steps  away…in  the  IDEAS  Room.  

Candy Hearts Contest Starting in February, come by the IDEAS room to put your math skills to the test. There will be a jar of candy hearts; the closest guess to the correct amount will earn a prize.


Come and visit the Student Organization Fair Student Education Association of Nebraska (SEAN)

Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC)

About: We are a professional

About: We are the Student Council for Exceptional Children. SCEC is an organization that is dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities.

organization of dedicated future educators committed to serving children through volunteer and community service. Contact: Sarah Chancellor


at or UNO SEAN at

Meetings: Chapter meetings are cec

the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7pm in Roskens Hall 214.

Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month at 7:15pm in Roskens 304 Readingdrive UNO

Kappa Delta Pi

About: Readingdrive is a student organization that advocates and promotes literacy activities beyond the United States. Readingdrive is open to UNO students from all majors who are passionate about promoting literacy in developing countries.

scholars dedicated to worthy ideals: recognizes scholarship and excellence in education; promotes the development and dissemination of worthy educational ideas and practices; enhances the continuous growth and leadership of its diverse membership; fosters inquiry and

Contact: Sr. Rosemary ArrahPresident, Email: Meetings: Monthly

About: The Society is a community of

reflection on significant educational issues; and maintains a high degree of

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professional fellowship.


Contact: April Baker Meetings: Chapter meetings will be Jan 27, Feb 25, Mar 19, and Apr 24 at 6pm in Roskens 214.


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Newest Staff Members Name: Danielle Henery Masters: Speech-Language Pathology Graduation Year: December 2015 Favorite Quote: "Some people are old at 18 and some are young at 90 ... time is a concept that humans created." Yoko Ono

Name: Jana Steiner Major: Speech-Language Pathology Major, Spanish Minor Graduation Year: Spring 2015 Favorite Quote: "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain."

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-Push notifications of course activity

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-Access Grades -Post to Discussions -Attach files from Dropbox

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-Check Announcements -Create and comment on Blogs and Journals posts


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Quizlet has no pre-determined curriculum. Teachers can upload their own curriculum and students can define what they need to learn. Quizlet provides the following great tools:

Notability is so powerful that it will transform how you work: sketch ideas, annotate documents, sign contracts, complete worksheets, keep a journal, jot travel notes, teach a class, make a presentation and much more. With iCloud support, your notes stay up to date on all your devices! ~itunes Review


ISSUE #12: SPRING 2014


ISSUE #12: SPRING 2014

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