Looking Forward to Illinois Computing Educators Conference

Every year at this time of year I get excited about attending the Illinois Computing Educators Conference, #ICE15, in Chicagoland! I love the energy and excitement that forward thinking educators bring to this event. I will be bringing plenty of ThingLink bling to share at the social events, as well as hosting some sessions. Here is what I have planned while I'm there.

Tuesday: Live Interactive Science Image Slam, Free Webinar
7:00 PM (CST) Virtual Event

Join me and Dan Gallagher for a webinar to celebrate the best science images submitted to the ThingLink Science Creative Challenges.

Explore the amazing winning science images submitted to the ThingLink Science Creative Challenges to support learning in the fields of life science, physical science, or earth and space science. Get inspired by
our guest panelests Laura MooreChristi Collins and Patricia Merlino as they share their winning images. Sign up for this free webinar today!

Sign up for free webinar live from #ICE15

Wednesday: Transform Teaching & Learning with ThingLink & Google Docs
8:30 am - Jade Room 

With an abundance of digital tools to choose from, it’s important to develop a flexible toolkit of resources to meet a variety of unique teaching and learning needs. Keep it simple with just two amazing multimedia rich tools, ThingLink and Google Docs. Learn to extend the learning beyond the classroom walls.

ThingLink EDU is a digital learning platform that provides users with the ability to turn any image into a multimedia rich interactive learning tool. Start with an image or a video. Annotate it with audio, video, images and Google Apps! Combine the power and flexibility of these two tools to 
  • Organize student projects.
  • Streamline communication. 
  • Help students construct knowledge as they create.
  • Provide students with differentiated resources.
  • And more
Participants will get their hands on some useful templates, explore inspiring examples and expore the endless possibilities that exist during this workshop. 

Thurs: Digital Differentiation - General Conference Session12:00 pm ‑ Salon II

Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate personalized learning experiences to address the diverse needs of all students. At the most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand, and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences that are fueled by essential questions and offer flexible learning paths, use of digital tools can break the learning barriers that exist in our classrooms. Attend this session for an overview of digital tools and resources to design personalized learning experiences that effectively incorporate digital differentiation. This session and resources are powered by ThingLink EDU.

Making Connections

To me, the best part of attending any EdTech Conference or event is connecting with amazing educators and a great way to do that is through Twitter! I hope to tweet and connect at ICE! @soxnevad