Illinois Technology Conference for Educators

This is the official blog of the 2007 Illinois Technology Conference for Educators to be held March 1 and 2 at the Pheasant Run Conference Center. To post to this blog, please e-mail Luke Allen requesting to be added to the IL-TCE 2007 blog.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Web Pages as Follow-up.

Are web sites useful as follow-up for a conference session? The site was initially created as a resource for those attending my sessions at IL-TCE 2006. I presented an updated version of the session this November in Springfield at IETC 2006. The two graphs above show the web traffic to my site, "Keep It Clean!" for the two week period following each conference.You can easily see the spike in hits immediately following the conferences. Since March 1st there have been over 630 page hits for the site. Not bad for a focused site created, more or less, on a whim.

If you are presenting at IL-TCE 2007 you might want to consider a small web site as a resource for your attendees.

The site can be found here: Keep It Clean!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed:

-to organize conference materials (3 hours required) on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 and will receive a full day registration free for Thursday, March 1 OR Friday, March 2.

-for 3-hour shifts during pre-conference days (Feb. 27-28). These volunteers will receive a free full day registration for Thursday, March 1 OR Friday, March 2.

-for a 2.5-hour shift on general conference days (Mar. 1-2) and will have the registration fee waived on the day of attendance at the conference.

This offer is subject to change depending on the availability of volunteer positions.
Please submit a volunteer application at . Volunteers will be notified of their assignments in January 2007. Email Lucy Gray at if you have any questions.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Flickr: IL-TCE

Now on Flickr...the IL-TCE Photo Group! If you'd like to join this group you must do two things. First, sign up for a free Flickr account. If you have a Yahoo account, you can use the same id and password for Flickr.

Once you have the account, let Luke or Lucy know and we will send you an invitation to join the group. Membership in the group is by invitation only so we will need to send an invitation in order for you to be a member.

Once a member you'll be able to upload photos to the group and view photos uploaded by others in the group.

I'm sure we have lots of good IL-TCE photos out there, so let's get in the spirit of Flickr and share!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Registration now Open

Registration is now open for IL-TCE 2007. Workshops sometimes fill up quickly, so take a look at all the great choices. New this year will be half-day workshops on Thursday, March 1st. You must pre-register for all workshops, so register early to get your first choice.