Come see me at ICE!

ICE Presenter Badge.jpgCome see me present on creating an instructional technology website that has evolved with our school’s 1:1 program. The ICE conference is the best there is (better than ISTE in my opinion) – and it’s not just for tech coaches! Teachers in every discipline will find a session that speaks to them. Check out the class offerings and sign up before Feb. 1 for earlybird pricing!

Want something a little more low key? The regional ICE chapter is having a one-day conference on January 26…and if you look at the list of sessions, you’ll find one led by our own Greg Schwab!

Summer reading anyone?

noun_38465_ccThis is a nice roundup of summer reading by Hapara. Super-saver tip: reserve books you’d like to read through your public library using Overdrive – and then download them to your (iPad, Kindle, tablet, laptop, etc.) for free! More money for suntan lotion!

Appointment Slots & Calendar Sharing in Google Calendar

A few weeks ago, I presented at the Illinois Computing Educators Conference on using Google Calendar. We also had a Lunch & Learn on the topic. Here is the slide presentation that I shared. If you go through it, you can learn:

    • The basic anatomy of a Google Calendar
    • How to create and invited people to events
    • Use appointment slots for students or parents to sign up to see you before/after school
    • Share a calendar with an audience
    • Create a calendar for collaboration among many people
    • Create and use Resource Rooms

The Yelp! of apps & extensions

Edshelf is a constantly-updated directory of apps and extensions that is organized by grade level, academic subject, or task (presentations, flashcards, augmented reality, etc.). You’ll get reviews of the apps from educators (which is why I likened it to Yelp!) – and the reviews contain useful information, like whether you need to pay money to use apps, or how easy/hard the learning curve is. There are also “shelves” where people curate their lists of apps, so if you find a like-minded teacher, you can follow him. It’s very user friendly – check it out!