Hundreds gather via Live Stream, Twitter, & KVEC for #KyEdListens

As students, teachers, administrators, and people from all over east Kentucky filed into the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) offices in Hazard Thursday night, Commissioner Pruitt shook hands and greeted nearly every arrival. People from all over gathered around a live stream and twitter for live updates. Commissioner Pruitt, addressed the crowd in the beginning about the […]

#ARIaction16  Summit Site Launch

Summit.theholler.org Innovation in Rural Education Where do flight simulators, student art & performance, cutting-edge learning strategies & technologies, 10 concurrent live stream channels, robots, and internationally recognized educators converge in east Kentucky? Every April and October during Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) Summits!  On April 27th, the East Kentucky Expo Center will again be booming with the regions most innovative leaders and learners […]

ARI Tech Tip: Using Apple’s Preview App to shrink images

Once upon a time when you captured a digital image you really didn’t have to worry about file size. Unless you had a very high end camera, the average photo file size just wasn’t large enough to be a problem. But today even our phone cameras can produce images in the 5 – 8 MB […]

KVEC Calendar April – May 2016

Wondering how a KVEC event you missed turned out? Follow our Twitter for live KVEC updates!  Tweets by @KVEC_ARI // APRIL 1: Imagination Library Launch, Elkhorn City Elementary, 10 am – 12 pm, contact Jim Tackett @jtackett 2: Imagination Library Launch at Healthy Kids Day, Pikeville YMCA, contact Jim Tackett @jtackett 4: Regional KVEC World Languages meeting, 5 […]

Mobile Inquiry Learning Lab (MILL): All-In-One

Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) is preparing to launch the Mobile Inquiry Learning Lab (MILL) to provide resources to teachers in the region for engaging students in inquiry based learning experiences. The MILL is a 24 foot long multi-purpose learning space that will travel throughout the region. The exterior of the MILL will have a “skin” […]

Learning Math & More With Pro-Bots

Jeremy Hall, 5th grade teacher at LBJ Elementary in Breathitt County, wrote an ARI Innovation grant for an interesting device called a Pro-Bot.  He is using the Probots to help his students and all of the other 5th grade students in the school learn mathematics.  The students are excited to program the robots and forget […]

Big Deal Book of Technology: Curated K-12 Resources

Teaming up with Big Deal Media, the Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA) and the National Association of Media & Technology Centers (NAMTC) are “curating resources for K-12 professionals.” Their latest release on April 1st features “timely reminders, fabulous freebies, best sites and more “worth the surf” information.” Familiar ARI themes like design thinking, project […]

Vector: Game Design Conference at EKU

Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) and Appalachian Technology Institute (ATI) recently worked with the Eastern Kentucky University Gaming Institute, ranked 50th internationally, to develop House Bill 224, which students called #LevelUpKY.  This bill, sponsored by Rep. John Short, would expand Kentucky’s film and entertainment production tax credits to include production of video games and interactive multimedia productions. […]

#CodeAppalachia ATI Coding Challenge

The Appalachian Technology Institute (ATI) launched last August to bring world-class educational opportunities to students in the mountains and stimulate economic growth. Four hundred Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) students are enrolled in Introduction to Computer Programming courses and Introduction to Aerospace and Aviation. In conjunction with the 2nd Annual Action Research Summit on April 27th, ATI is hosting a […]