Tuesday, March 13, 2007

More on the Lunch and Learn March 15

This week's L & L has three different postings - this one and the next two below. Check them out.

Today we will talk about the recent ILTCE Conference and share some information. There will also be a sharing time of another resource recently discovered. Lyon has a trial subscription to Grolier's Animal Encyclopedia and this will be shared with the
L & L group.

For more L& L, check out the other posts. See you Thursday.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

3/8 ~ What is Flickr and http://del.icio.us/technology_education

I have created a social bookmarking page at the following address

Although it says "social", I am taking advantage of this bookmarking site to share links to activities, resources, lesson plans, and informative articles in the area of technology in education. Each time I visit a site, read an article or learn about a new student resource, I post to my account. Then, anyone who has saved this link as a feed or as a bookmark, the page is updated and I am sharing "globally" my bookmarks. I hope you find this useful.

Flickr is a photo sharing site. I created a Lyon Photo of the Week group in which I post a different picture each week. You can access this library from the Lyon home page.

Here is a webpage all about flickr for you to learn more.

Lunch and Learn 3/15 - ILTCE Sharing

This is an early post for next week's L & L so that is why it may seem to be "out of order" from the other postings. I was on a blogging roll tonight. :)

For today's Lunch and Learn, we will be sharing our experiences from the ILTCE Conference. Several of our teachers attended the on Thursday. I attended a total of three days. By sharing and collaborating at this month's L&L, it will be as if we all attended the conference. If you did not attend this year, save that thought in the back of your mind to maybe consider it next year!

After our sharing, for those that want to, we can have some work time to look at sites or software that may have been mentioned in the conference presentations.

Oh yes, I am providing two GU after school class opportunities. One is on Comic Life in the Curriculum and the other on iPhoto, iTunes, and Garageband in the classroom. Ask me more about it...check the intranet GU link for registration & dates, too.

Here are some links for this month.

This is the blog that has been created where attendees and conference committee members are "talking"

This is the site where you can see the title of a workshop and then view what the presenters provided in websites, handouts and pdf’s.

This is the link for the conference home page.

This is the website for the Northern Illinois Computing Educators.
"The Northern Illinois Computing Educators Chapter of the Illinois Computing Educators (NICE) provides support to computing professionals involved in education in northern Cook County, Chicago and parts of surrounding counties. NICE encourages the development, growth and use of technology in all facets of the educational process, and extends an invitation to educators to band together to further this process."