October 2015 Meet Your REMC1 Staff Born and raised in Centreville MI, Dustin Eldridge started his technology career at St. Joseph County ISD in 2011

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October 2015

Happy Fall

Meet Your REMC1 Staff


Born and raised in Centreville MI, Dustin Eldridge started his technology career at St. Joseph County ISD in 2011. He then transferred from his local community college to Michigan Tech to pursue a degree in Computer Networking and System Administration. While in school, Dustin became an intern at REMC1. After working at the help desk for two years, he became a full time system engineer for REMC1 in 2013. He is currently an onsite for Lake Linden, Dollar Bay, Hancock, and Western U.P. Health Department. Dustin is on track to graduate this May with a Bachelors of Network System Administration online at University of Phoenix.

Outside of work, Dustin enjoys scuba diving with his family, kayaking during the summer, video games, and enjoying the good times with his friends.


Upcoming Events

Google IT! We'll explore GMail, Calendar, and Chrome. Tentatively set for am November 19th - CCISD and am December 15th - GOISD. Also Google Facelift, where we will explore Google Drive, Classroom, and Sites. Tentatively set for pm - November 19th CCISD and pm - December 15th GOISD. Remember these are FREE classes.


21Things4Students 2015-16 Webinar Series


October 8, 2015

Kick off your school year with this new webinar series designed to help you use the 21Things4Students resources in your classroom.

The next session, Using Moodle and 21things4students with Your Classroom, is scheduled for Oct. 8 from 3:30-4pm.

For more information and to connect go to the Teacher Resource Start Page


There's an app for that

Have you wondered how your student is doing in school? There's an app for that. For those schools that use PowerSchool, it's PowerSchool Mobile. For those schools using Skyward it's Skyward Mobile Access. For real time student information you can put these apps at your fingertips. Follow the link for more information: PowerSchool Mobile and Skyward

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Did You Know...


Beginning October 1, 2015, the Library of Michigan is pleased to provide new and continuing eResources to all Michigan residents made available at no cost from the Michigan eLibrary Michigan Library. These subscription based eResources will be of interest and use to all K-12 educators as they contain vetted information that cannot be accessed doing an Internet search. Follow the link - New Mel Resources


Starlab Training


To register for the FREE Starlab training you can send an email to billie@remc1.org. The training is set for October 9th from 9:00am - 3:00pm. REMC has 2 portable planetariums (Starlab) that schools can check out, but you have to be trained to use them. Students crawl right inside the portable unit to see the projected images. You can call the REMC office to get on the list and save your dates.


Nominate a Great Teacher


Do you know a Teacher that has made a difference in the lives of their students? Or one that continues to go above and beyond. We need your help! Please help us identify and recognize Michigan’s excellent teachers and the contributions they make to the success of the learning community. The Michigan Teacher of the Year online nomination window opens September 24, 2015, and the deadline for submitting is October 22, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. Please follow this link to Nominate a deserving teacher: Michigan Teacher of the Year


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