As our first semester ends I find myself taking some exciting projects into the new year. Last week the iWizards conducted their dress rehearsal foriCreate – the workshop that they will be hosting for 7th and 8th graders on January 17, 2005. At this workshop the iWizards show the girls how to animate their own drawings as well as edit photos and movies. Already 25 girls have registered and there is still room for more! Seventh and eighth grade girls may register for this event at this link:
When we return to school in 2015 Ann Lusch and I will be busy with Tech Talk, “A day filled with real world applications for the K-12 classroom.” She’s doing the heavy lifting as she will be organizing our rich program of presenters and processing registrations. I will be working on establishing SCHECH credits for attendees and preparing my own presentation onBecoming a Digital School Administrator. We have more presenters and sponsors lined up than last year and are expecting as many as 300 attendees. The event is quite inexpensive. Information may be found at the following link:
I learned this past week that my proposal to ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia was accepted. The presentation will feature many Mercy tech training experiences. All of our Schoology training was done peer to peer. Of course iCreate and our iPad orientation for new students are great examples of peer to peer training.
iPad Orientation for New Students
As the year ends we are setting up the logistics for developing the content and presentations for the iPad Orientation given to new students on August 14, 2015. Our current iWizards will spend as full day (March 26) planning the workshop. Once again, the training will be driven by the students.