This year's NICE MiniCon was a fantastic experience. Not only did I get to see three other educators share some wonderful ideas for improving student's learning experiences, but it also marked the first time that I've ever done a workshop outside of my own school. Now that I've got a taste of it, I can't wait to do it again. Too bad I didn't sign up for this year's ICE conference.
Everything went well and I received some very positive feedback. I guess that whole M.S.Ed. in Instructional Technology thing wasn't a bad idea after all. :)
My lovely wife Catherine, who presented at last year's MiniCon, gave me the great idea to create screencasts of what I was going to cover. That way everyone can go back and re-watch the videos.
What's even cooler is a Schoology Community Manager saw my videos and she liked them so much, shes's sharing them with their social networks. I'm basically famous now, guys.
If you want to see the presentation and the videos, they're all available here: mrwickham.com/nice.
I'm very excited to be presenting a session at the Northern Illinois Computing Educators Schoology MiniCon in Skokie on January 25, 2014.
The session is entitled "LMS: Creating a Paperless Classroom" and will introduce users to how I've created a paperless learning environment using the Schoology learning management system (LMS).
Topics to be covered include: creating assignments and assessments, annotating student work, using rubrics, discussion boards, and integrating Google Drive.
I even had a cute little tag line in my proposal. "Teachers, don’t drown in paperwork anymore!"
The cost is only $5 and I assure you it is more than worth the price of entry (in bagels alone!). Check it out here.
Jeremy is a Google for Education Certified Trainer with eight years of experience integrating technology into the classroom. He enjoys helping students from all backgrounds learn the 21st Century skills to make them successful in school and beyond. Jeremy currently works as a Technology Coach helping teachers utilize the Otus Student Performance Platform to understand and improve student performance and engagement. He has previous experience working with teachers to utilize Google Apps for Education and 1:1 programs using both iPads and Chromebooks.