Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Technology Conference January 30, 2010

16th Annual

NICE Mini-Conference

~ Teachers Teaching Teachers ~

January 30, 2010

Stevenson High School

Registration at Door $5.00

18+ Concurrent Sessions, Raffle Prizes, Refreshments

Thursday, July 2, 2009

NICE Mini-Conference

Call for Proposals!!

NICE Mini-Conference 2010 ~ Teachers Teaching Teachers ~

Saturday, January 30, 2010
Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire IL
8:30 AM to 1:30 PM

We are looking for session topics that show best practices, innovative, engaging, and pedagogically sound uses of technology in teaching and learning for all students.

Share your experiences and expertise with your friends and colleagues.

Please complete a separate form for each proposal.

Submit your proposal online by November 1, 2009.

Click HERE to access the form.

NTHSGroup 07/02/2009

Posted from Diigo. The rest of NewTrierHS group favorite links are here.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Good by Slideshows. Hello Animoto.

Quick and easy way to create a video of your pictures.

Animoto provides you and your students with the tools you need to organize the pictures and add music. (The free Animoto Short version limits you to a 30 second video.)
1. Upload your pictures
2. Arrange your pictures
3. Select your music
4. Tell Animoto to render your movie
5. Share your video - post to blog, embed on web page, email the link, etc.

Google Wave

Monday, June 1, 2009


Do you have a twitter account? Share your photos with twitpic. Simply login to twitpic and then upload your photos. You can also copy the html code and paste it into your web page or blog.

Click on the thumbnails below.

Millennium Park Pictures

Cloud Gate in Millennium Park on Twitpic
Lurie Garden in Millennium Park on Twitpic

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Interesting Sites - Tuesday

How Observant Are You?

Watch out for the unexpected...

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Google News Timeline

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Apture and Twitter

Apture has now incorporated a Twitter viewer into their program.

Create content rich blogs and web pages enhanced with multimedia and embedded live Twitter streams.

My PLN has expanded to include the social networking sites Twitter and Facebook. I try not to spend too much time on Twitter, but instead I subscribe to specific topics such as PLN and VoiceThread. The updates are sent to my iGoogle page where I can view the feeds and my e-mail on the same page.

Apture has also announced Transparency with Government using Youtube and Tweeter. All Apture links in the Washington Post Congress browser will be enhanced with videos from that Congressperson’s official YouTube Channel.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Debra J. Chandler's TwitWall: New Twitter Users - Here are some Easy Lessons

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

100 Tips, Apps, and Resources for Teachers on Twitter | Online College Degree

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Monday, February 9, 2009

VoiceThread Groups

Pro and Ed.VoiceThread members
  • create and manage a Group
  • add anyone to their group
  • 'Drag-n-Drop' people from your contacts list into a group
  • 'Drag-n-Drop' people from other groups into another group
  • Email or post the group 'sign up link' to allow anyone with this link to join the group

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Chicago Area Technology Conference

Save the Date!

15th Annual NICE Mini-Conference
Saturday, January 31st
Stevenson High School

Read the NICE Newsletter for more information.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Presidential Inauguration

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Share Photos

Embed a Flickr Slideshow in a web page

1. Upload photos to Flickr
2. View as slideshow
3. Click Share
4. Copy embed code
5. Paste code in blog post

Building a Digital Locker: Personal Learning Networks Explained | Edutopia

Vicki Davis's recent article in Edutopia described how her students use PLN for their research projects. Before reading this article, I always thought of a PLN as a way for teachers to organize their personal learning.

Vicki Davis describes the benefits of student created PLN. The students become responsible for their own learning and develop information-management skills.

tags: education, edutopia, PLN

"I think the ability to create a PLN is a fundamental information-management skill that will help my students succeed in the future."

"With PLNs, we can now empower the personalized learning we've been longing to bring to education."

"I'm thrilled that my students know how to connect efficiently to great sources of information and can now construct an environment that will make them lifelong learners. And, truly, creating a self-directed learner is the pinnacle of educational achievement."

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Countdown to Conference

NICE Mini-Conference
January 31, 2009

See Conference Flyer for more details.