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April 2014 Member Update

NEWS
Keynote Speakers announced for MOREnet’s Annual Conference this fall!

MOREnet is excited to announce two great keynotes for this year’s annual conference.

On Monday Dave Burgess will be wowing the teacher in all of us with an inspirational message based on his new book, Teach Like a Pirate. This keynote is sure to spark a passionate mindset in you as you learn cutting-edge methods to boost creativity and design life-changing educational experiences for your students.

Calling all Jedi Masters... whether you are a fan of the Star Wars series or simply enjoy the imagination of a great speaker, you do NOT want to miss this hilarious keynote from Kellman Meghu on Wednesday. Kellman takes us though the security successes and failures of the Galactic Empire from the perspective of a security audit. With Kellman at the helm, how might the Galactic faired differently? Should LucasFilm take note for their remakes? Come and find out!

Call for presentations is open until April 28 and we want you, the expert, to help us make this year’s conference the best yet! Submit your presentation proposal this month. Conference registration is also open for all attendees. Register today and if you are chosen to be a presenter, we will credit your two-day fee back to you!

PRODUCTS YOU CAN USE
Does your wireless network give you stress?

Wireless networks can be one of the largest stresses for technical staff in any organization. We dread hearing, “The wireless isn’t working,” or “Our wireless keeps dropping me.” We test, probe and rearrange hotspots and access points but sometimes to no avail. Because wireless has become common place among our members, and we have heard and seen the frustrations you are dealing with daily, MOREnet set out to find solutions.  In March, we announced our Managed Wireless service with choices to fit your organization’s needs.

MOREnet has three options to assist members with their wireless networks:

  • Discounted pricing on Aerohive solutions
  • A managed wireless service
  • Access point installation

Votes are in – watch.more.net is being well received by your peers!

In late January, MOREnet announced watch.more.net, a multi-media video channel created exclusively for MOREnet members. Since our launch, we have signed up 11 new free accounts for full-service memberships. They are posting videos, PDFs and photos to their sites in an effort to increase educational content in an environment that does not entice you with “related videos” or inappropriate subject matter.

Get more information and create your own account.

Mobility management coming soon.

A Mobility Management service offering powered by AirWatch will be coming soon to MOREnet members. Be on the lookout for the announcement as early as next week! MOREnet often negotiates discounted offerings on services and products that you use or are thinking about using to help manage your organization’s daily business needs.

EVENTS
Summer trainings being offered.

Summer is a great time to catch up on professional development. MOREnet has a fantastic line-up this summer of sessions you have asked for us to lead. This summer we will not only bring back This Week in Google (TWIG), the popular week-long series of Google classes, but many offerings are also eligible for graduate credit.

Whether you would like to learn more about Smart Boards, Video and Podcasting, Mobile Device Basics or Google for Education, there is likely a session conducted by a MOREnet trainer that will interest you.

Learn more about these opportunities at more.net 

Regional meetings are in full swing.

Don’t miss your opportunity to have your voice heard! MOREnet held regional meetings in Columbia and Macon, Mo., in March visiting with over 40 members to date. We have been able to share our new products and services as well as ideas in the pipeline. We have also received valuable feedback on what members are working on and how we can help meet your needs.

We value this face time with you, and will continue to travel the state over the next couple of weeks for the remaining Spring Regional Meetings. We are looking forward to continuing the momentum at the remaining areas we visit. There are only a few seats left for each city, so sign up today!

April 1: Independence
April 3: St. Peters Sorry, this meeting is full.
April 9: Springfield
April 9: Cape Girardeau

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