Today we had an “ice day.” (Although the ice didn’t quite materialize). So I’ve been at home getting to sleep in and enjoying tweets from the #NCTIES15 conference to jumpstart my day, which is why I love love love that people tweet from conferences.
Kevin Honeycutt gave an inspiring (judging by the tweets) keynote this morning, and I wanted to share a few gems because it was so motivational to me(and by posting it, now I won’t forget them!)
Personalize! Kevin personalized his keynote podium rather than use the boring podium provided. Reminds me that when we personalize our spaces and let our quirky selves fly, it lets people know who we are. I’d never thought of doing it during a presentation, but I loved that idea. Also, check out his “do it yourself” document camera idea for classroom stations!
Some other inspiring Honeycutt moments heard through Twitter:
Let kids personalize their learning environment. Learning is deeply personal. Challenge inventive thinking.
“Don’t be a secret genius”
Teach digital in analog–Twitter bulletin board. Use Velcro to stick tweets on board. Changes
“Most great classroom innovations die of domestic violence.”—Kevin Honeycutt on why administrators must support innovators.
Thanks to all of you who tweeted the keynote, and thanks Kevin, for the inspiration!