Each year I leave the ICE Conference exhausted yet energized, sad that it flew by so fast yet relieved it was a success. I also leave with what seems like a zillion ideas yet understand that unless I commit to one or two, all the awesomeness will escape. So the real challenge is to actually DO something with what we learn at an event like ICE - even doing just one thing is a win.
My one thing from ICE 2015 did not come from a session but from attendees' tweets sharing "Sketchnotes" of what they were learning. Sketchnotes are doodles with a purpose, to capture and share ideas and content using both images and text. Here's Carrie Baughcum's Sketchnote from Ramsey Mussalam's Wednesday keynote.
Finding more Sketchnotes about ICE from Carrie and a bunch from Dana Ladenburger showed me the potential of these visual representations of ideas. So here's how I am acting upon my one thing from ICE 2015:
Collecting Sketchnotes related to ICE and ICE Chapter events moving forward.
Creating a page on the ICE website under professional learning to share collected Sketchnotes and to post some resources for aspiring Sketchnote contributors. Check them out here.
Inviting everyone attending ICE 2015 and future ICE events to send links to Sketchnotes they create or send to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in our Sketchnotes collection - heck, maybe this will turn into a contest - stay tuned to future ICE e-blasts. If you're not getting the e-blasts, you can sign up here.
Creating my own Sketchnote - at least one to try this cool way to record learning.
So, what's your one thing from ICE 2015? We'd love to hear about it. Please share by submitting to our ONE THING form. Many thanks to Carrie Baughcum and Dana Ladenburger for their inspirational Sketchnotes from ICE 2015!
Major kudos and unending gratitude go to Phil Lacey and Maureen Chertow-Miller and their seriously awesome ICE 2015 Conference Committee for a wonderful event and truly inspiring learning experience. I could write many words - or create my first Sketchnote - to say...