I am officially back to work as of 11/22, and am very excited to get back to blogging! My tech tips will start up after the holidays, but I will try to post some interesting pieces before then!
Randy Hansen, a committee member from the Illionois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference, emailed me to ask if I would spread the news about their upcoming conference in February! I am always excited to blog about great conferences! Visit the new ICE website at https://register.iceberg.org to learn more about the conference and to register today!
Which technology conferences to enjoy attending???
A great resource passed on to me by Roxann Nys, CESA 7 –
Check out this amazing free online opportunity to learn: http://k12onlineconference.org/
The keynote speaker, Kim Cofino, is definitely worth a listen and I’m sure there will be many other very valuable presentations.
The K-12 Online Conference invites participation from educators around the world interested in innovative ways Web 2.0 tools and technologies can be used to improve learning. This FREE conference is run by volunteers and open to everyone. The 2009 conference theme is “Bridging the Divide.” This year’s conference begins with a pre-conference keynote by classroom teacher and international educator Kim Cofino the week of November 30, 2009. The following two weeks, December 7-11 and December 14-17, over fifty presentations will be posted online to our conference blog and our conference Ning for participants to view, download, and discuss. Live Events in the form of three “Fireside Chats” are listed on the events page of our conference Ning and Facebook fan page, and live events will continue in 2010 through twice-monthly “K-12 Online Echo” webcasts on EdTechTalk. Everyone is encouraged to participate in both live events during and after the conference as well as asynchronous conversations. Over 122 presentations from 2008, 2007, and 2006 are available, along with archived live events. Follow the K12 Online Conference on Twitter and Facebook!