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David Chan
Teacher, Husband, Father, Sports and Gadget Addict.
Teacher, Husband, Father, Sports and Gadget Addict.


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Fantastic (and free) VR event coming to 1871 in Chicago. Hit the link for more details and use the code "LEAP" for the discount. Thanks to our friends at LEAP Innovations!

Hello GEG CHI!

#ICE18 will soon be upon us, and the Call for Proposals closes on Monday, September 25. If you have not submitted a proposal yet, please consider doing so at

Some notable updates for this year:

*3 days of General Conference sessions this year - February 26 - 28, 2018.

*Accepting 60 minute breakout sessions (presenter attends day of their presentation at no cost).

*Offering limited half day workshop slots for each of the 3 days. These are 2 1/2 hours and the presenter receives the day of the conference at no cost and a cash stipend of $100.

Library Media
Learning Spaces
Professional Learning and Coaching
Special Education and ESL/ELL
Teaching and Learning

In addition, we will have a room dedicated to sessions that will be Future Ready so if your session fits that, you can "tag" it Future Ready within the proposal form.

We are very excited about our change in venue (Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center) and we think that it will give a whole new experience to not only our attendees, but our presenters as well. We have many exciting things planned and will be announcing our All-Star lineup of speakers soon.

Hope to see you at #ICE18!

David & Amy
#ICE18 Co-Chairs

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Round 2 of Leadership Camp coming to a close. Be on the lookout for 6 new/updated events for 2017-2018!

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GSuite Updates - March 28, 2017 - Capitalization and Calendar Privileges
Quick access to ALLCAPS and lowercase, as well as Title Case now available in Google Docs: Admins also have the ability to assign Calendar Privileges, specifically managing Calendar Resources and/or the Calendar app settings in general.   For more thoughts ...

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Keep on Google Keepin' On - Why I Moved to Inbox by Gmail and Google Keep and Away from Google Tasks
Long time, no blog.  Yep, now that that's out of the way, let's dig into why I chose to write after a nearly two year hiatus. I pride myself on being responsive via email. My colleagues probably get sick of me talking about Inbox Zero, and my family probabl...

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Meeting Agenda/Deck for our 12/10/16 Google Certification Workshop, held at Evanston Township High School.

We'll use this space to continue our learning, ask/answer questions, and celebrate our certification successes.

Open to anyone to participate.

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The Northern Illinois Computing Educators (NICE) is hosting a Google Certification Workshop on Saturday, December 10 (9-12pm) at Evanston Township High School.

We are looking for any interested Level 1, Level 2, Trainers, or Innovators who would like to share/lead a session to help others get certified. Let me know if you're interested/available. It's a great way to get some training hours in for you certified trainers.

The workshop is open to all NICE members. For more information, please the ICE website:


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Hey GEGCHI, this was shared a few weeks ago, but there is lots to think about here.

Feel free to discuss, share, and brainstorm amongst yourselves.

How can we integrate computational thinking with dispositions early on in school so that students are set up for success in the working environment?

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Join Zones and @Cisco for a Security in Education event - 10/19/16 (9-1:30pm) at the Cisco Rosemont Office. Free registration, limited seats available:

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ETHS is hiring - join +Mina Marien and +David Chan as we add a 2nd full time Technology Integration Specialist. We'll be full 1:1 with Chromebooks next year (3,300+ students), expanding our ChromeZone (student tech support center) and renovating our non-fiction library this summer. Come join the E-Town team!
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