DeIce Conference

I will not be presenting at the big Illinois Computing Educators Conference in Geneva this year, but I will be presenting at DeICE tomorrow. (December 6th, 2014)
One of my favorite topics, Digital Citizenship with Webmaker Tools.

Last year I kind of floundered around with my presentation. I was surprised at how many people didn’t have a computer to play along. This year I am a bit more prepared for that, I can lecture for the hour if I have to. I just don’t want to.

If you would like a sneak peak, my Google Doc is here, and my slideshow is here.

Webmaker DeICE

I’m a bad webmaker because I didn’t put the event up, but in my defense it was just part of a small conference for educators. I like small conferences and DeICE (Dedicated Illinois Computing Educators) was a lot of fun, even for an introvert like me.

I led a session on Webmaking

My intention was to talk for 5 or 10 minutes and then let the audience create something together. I talked too long and, surprisingly enough, some of the educators didn’t have computers. What really happened is I spent most of the 45 minutes talking and answering questions.

As usual I tried to put too much information into my presentation; Webmaker tools, web literacies, badges, I did however focus myself long enough to spend the bulk of my time talking about thimble and explaining how to do an introductory lesson for elementary students.

Digital Learning Day – Webmaker

This was our third in a series of #maketheweb activities.

Over the summer was a Scratch programming session as part of the Mozilla #maketheweb activities.

In December we held another Scratch day as part of the Hour of Code.

Yesterday, Feb 5th, was an hour of fun celebrating Digital Learning Day.

All of the participants except my son were girls between the ages of six and twelve. I brought my camera, but we were having so much fun I forgot to take pictures. Instead I remixed a webpage in honor of all the girls who participated.