July 20, 2013 - In This Issue:

July 24, 2013

September 19, 2013

ICE CHIP Summer Boot Camps  July 30, 31 and August 1, 2013 

CPS iPad Academy
August 15-16, 2013 (open to non-CPS Educators)
ICE Corporate Partners (correct)

One of My Favorite Places To Find The BEST Websites...

AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning!  
Shannon McClintock Miller


One of the best parts of the American Library Association Conference in Chicago this summer was the announcement of the AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning 2013.  


You cannot go wrong with any of the websites that are included on the AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning list.   Each year a new list comes out and these are lists that I turn to often.  It is also a valuable one to share with your  students, teachers, parents, and others.  

This incredible list of websites "
foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover." 

Curating Your Own Resources: EduClipper
Educlipper is the revamped version of EduTeacher which was created by ISTE 2013 closing keynote, Adam Bellow. Educlipper is a crowdsourced curation tool for teachers. It is similar to Pinterest, but is created just for teachers and students. Teachers and students can both explore clips that already exist, share new clips or even entire clipboards. You can even embed the clipboards on other platforms. 
ICE Leader You Should Know: Phil Lacey

Phil Lacey has worked in the field of education for 18 years. In 1999, he began working at Niles Township High School District 219, in Skokie, IL, and since 2002 has served as the Director of Instructional Technology at 219. An advocate of OER as a sustainable approach to education, he works with administrators and classroom instructors to develop and integrate dynamic resources into their curriculum to provide a student centered, 21st century learning environment.

Phil has developed and taught a series of professional development courses for instructors aimed at supporting the District's 1:1 initiative. The courses address the use the use of Web 2.0 Applications, curriculum design and blended instruction, as well as, incorporating Moodle and Open Education Resources (OER) to provide students with digitally based an Anywhere, Anytime Learning resource rich environment.

Phil has served in a variety of capacities in ICE over the years, including Tech 200X Co-Chair, ICE Executive Board member, ICE President and currently as the incoming Conference Co-Chair with Hank Thiele.  



Looking Forward
Randy Hansen, ICE President


I want to introduce myself, I'm Randy Hansen your new ICE President. Summer is in full swing, the sun is out, many teachers are off on vacation, and the ICE Executive Board and the ICE Conference Committee have begun planning events, activities, and initiatives to support our members in the upcoming school year.


Recently, the ICE Board attended an affiliate meeting at the ISTE Conference in San Antonio.  After many conversations with leaders of affiliate around the country, we returned excited and reenergized for the upcoming school year.


This year, ICE leadership will be focusing on 3 key areas for members: we want to provide more access to quality professional development, we want to expand communications with members on trends and issues around educational technology, and increase opportunities to expand your professional learning network.


ICE is a member driven organization lead by volunteers interested in making a change. There are always opportunities for you to get involved with ICE at the state and chapter levels. I want you all to know, the ICE board members are here to help, so if you have any thoughts or suggestions on how to support you, our members, feel free to contact me via email at rhansen@iceberg.org


Present at ICE 2014

Proposals for all sessions open now -  submit proposals online now!

  • Deadline for Full and Half-day Workshop Sessions - September 10, 2013
  • Deadline for General Breakout Sessions - October 1, 2013
  • Deadline for Poster Sessions - November 1, 2013
  • Deadline for Exhibitor Breakout Sessions - November 1, 2013


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