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Why #Edcamp Is So Awesome

The Web20Classroom

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending another Edcamp. Don''t know what an Edcamp is or looks like? My experience with Edcamp has been that of a participant and an organizer (EdcampNC!). And seeing it from all sides really helps me believe that Edcamp, is quite possibly the best Professional Development I''ve had. Edcamp EdcampElon EdcampNC But why?

How to Maximize your EdCamp Experience

Educational Technology Guy

Edcamps are the "unconference". Edcamp is a great series of free, unconferences for educators. The Edcamp model is unique in that attendees set the agenda the morning of the conference and the sessions are not led by one person, but are rather a collaboration of both the facilitator and attendees. Here is a great article by Mary Beth Hertz on Edcamp and the unconference idea.

Why Edcamp?

Edutopia

Kristen Swanson Edcamps Edcamps are informal sessions by and for teachers, where anyone can present, and the focus is on collaboration and connections, group expertise, tech tools, and instructional design Photo credit: via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Edcamps: The New Professional Development

Edutopia

Howard, PhD & Sarah Thomas Edcamps When teachers choose their own professional learning opportunities (such as Edcamps), many feel more support in their jobs and better prepared to support their students' learning Nicol R.

Edcamps: Remixing Professional Development

Edutopia

Andrew Marcinek Education Trends Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek gives us a personal perspective on how the Edcamp model changed his professional focus, and provides examples of how he's adapted this model for staff, students and community Photo credit: kjarrett via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

How to Maximize the EdCamp Experience: 6 Tips! [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

How to Maximize the EdCamp Experience (Click to view full size image) 6 Tips to Maximize the EdCamp Experience There are so many wonderful reasons that I love EdCamps! enjoy both attending EdCamps as a participant, and organizing EdCamps to help other educators discover the power of the unconference! Below are some tips for new and experienced EdCampers!

Why Edcamp Is the Future of PD

Edutopia

Mary Beth Hertz Edcamps An Edcamp pioneer looks back at how the now-popular model remains free, noncommercial, spontaneous, organic, user-friendly, and open to all presenters and attendees Photo credit: Kevin Jarrett via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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5 Reasons Why Edcamps Matter

Edutopia

Nicholas Provenzano Edcamps Edcamps provide informal, personalized, and powerful PD because they're educator driven, they build networks, inspire passion, and foster conversations -- and they're low stress Photo credit: Kevin Jarrett via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

An Insider’s Guide to Edcamps

Edutopia

Photo Credit: Julie Szaj Christopher McGee Edcamps All you need for an Edcamp is building, classroom, and wi-fi, access -- and educators excited about showing up to create their own personal learning agenda

edCamp Every Day #edCampSV #edCamp

There is no box

Upon returning home, I got to thinking, we should aspire to have edCamps happening on school campuses every day. So, have an edCamp every day on your campus. Commentary edcamp I just got back from #edCampSV and once again it was a day well spent. attended two sessions in the morning, both involved great conversations around teaching and learning. The first session revolved around the very real challenges of integrating technology into classroom instruction from the perspective of two willing (but under supported by their district) teachers. What do you think about that?

What's Next for the #Edcamp Movement?

Edutopia

Suzie Boss Edcamps By now, some 50,000 teachers have taken part in 750 Edcamps in at least 25 countries Photo credit: Kevin Jarrett via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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EdCamp CT is Aug 10th. I'm going. Are you? You should be!

Educational Technology Guy

Edcamp is a great series of free, unconferences for educators. The Edcamp model is unique in that attendees set the agenda the morning of the conference and the sessions are not led by one person, but are rather a collaboration of both the facilitator and attendees. EdCamp is coming back to Connecticut this summer. If you haven''t been to an EdCamp yet, you need to get to one! See the related link below for more information about other upcoming EdCamps near you. Related: Edcamp - teacher run, awesome, free educational conferences. You can register here.

From unCon to edCamp for #CUE16?

There is no box

Attendance at the UnCon wasn’t great but every edcamp (another uncon) I’ve ever attended started small and built over time. love the edcamp model of unCon. Personally, I wouldn’t mind it being a full blown edCamp. Otherwise, their will always be the Renaissance Hotel #LobbyCon and a bazillion edCamps across California. Commentary

edWeb Supports Edcamp Phoenix

edWeb.net

Edcamps are a great way for educators to meet with peers in their area and share great ideas. edWeb was pleased to be able to support our friends Peggy George and Deirdre Shetler with EdCamp Phoenix. Edcamp Phoenix has come and gone, and what an event it was! The post edWeb Supports Edcamp Phoenix appeared first on edWeb. edWeb Blog edcampMakerspaces.

5-Minute Film Festival: Taking Back PD with Edcamp

Edutopia

Photo credit: Kevin Jarrett via flickr (CC BY 2.0) Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy) 5-Minute Film Festival Want to learn more about the Edcamp movement? This video collection will help you get started and involved in DIY professional development

Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014

Kleinspiration

If you''re a Michigan educator, be sure to mark your 2015 calendars for the MI Flip Conference and EdCamp Lansing. EdCamp Detroit : May 3, 2014 Detroit, MI The EdCamp unConferences are one of a kind. For any EdCamp unConference, there is no registration fee. EdCamp U.S. You can click here to read more about Edcamp USA. 2014 has been fantastic so far!

How to Be Awesome at #Edcamp! [FREE Poster Download!]

Shake Up Learning

How to Be Awesome at #EdCamp Poster | www.ShakeUpLearning.com | #edchat #hackpd #teaching The #EdCamp Revolution is here to stay! Have you attended an EdCamp yet? In case you haven''t been paying attention, the EdCamp movement is changing the way educators connect and learn. EdCamp sessions are not planned, and definitely not prepared PowerPoint presentations.

Voxer, Twitter, and EdCamps: How to Tackle the Harsh Realities of Finding Good Statewide PD

Edsurge

The Trifecta of Rural PD, Part 2: Edcamps Problem Two: How do you bring educators together for a day of learning that doesn’t cost any money to gather? Potential Solution: While collaborations and connections are formed on Twitter chats, the local EdCamp (essentially a free “unconference”) takes us into Step Two, strengthening these bonds. Although Nebraska has wide open spaces, we value getting together on a Saturday for an EdCamp, which have taken place all over the state in Omaha, Kearney, Grand Island, and Columbus. Worth the drive are EdCamps in Kansas City and St.

HOW TO EDCAMP! Notes from a workshop by Kevin Jarrett

Saving Socrates

Kevin Jarrett (@kjarrett) spoke about how to run an edcamp at #edcampsteam. https://docs.google.com/document/d/148stWNaJWyjOXQrxCdMFuuhSpx6EC4oeTK88W_FtUrE/edit It isn''t trademarked for an edcamp. Edcamp rules, has to be open to all, at school unconference. This is what an edcamp should be. You can learn about stuff at an edcamp. If you are interested in setting up an edcamp, you register the name on twitter, register gmail address edcampsteam@gmail.com, etc. He mentioned JEDCAMP as a kind of edcamp that was established (Go Seth!). Sponsors?

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Weekly Free Event Calendar - Conference Keynotes Update - Edcamp USDOE - Digital Citizenship

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Friday, June 6th at 8am - 3pm in Washington, DC Edcamp US Department of Education: Leading, Learning, Listening , Edcamp US DOE will be an intimate gathering of teacher leaders and policy leaders in order to discuss the most important issues in education. Albert Szent-Gyorgi The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" More information at [link]. Classroom 2.0

What’s the Best Way to Give Math Homework?

MiddleWeb

Inspired at EdCamp, Michelle Russell is trying optional math homework. Math Homework Meaningful Math EdCamp grading homework quizzes Michelle Russell optional homework problems student responseStudents decide how well they understand topics and do homework if they need practice. The next day begins with discussion and then a "homework quiz." Michelle reports on how it's all working.

Connecting Voices through Robotics: An EdCamp Global Event

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We recently started talking on Twitter about how our kids could collaborate both synchronously and asynchronously, and we were looped in to a conversation about EdCamp Global. — edcamp Global (@edcampGlobal) January 23, 2016. wish I had clued in to EdCamp Global sooner because it was an amazing opportunity. Learning so much about coding and robotics during Edcamp global.

Edcamp Boston!

SpeechTechie

I attended my second Edcamp Boston Saturday, making it my 3rd official "unconference." Edcamps are really more of a movement than anything, an acknowledgment that we as educators have so much we can learn from each other! You can see the notes from my session here on the Edcamp Posterous, which also gives you a great overview of the whole experience.

First EdCamp Kauai! -- April 25, 2015

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Experimenting with Storify to help document Edcamp Kauai's inaugural event. Congratulations! Anything else to add to the story? Leave a message in the comments below or tweet me, and I'll add it! In fact, +Lisa Mireles and +jessica kerber , wouldn't it be fantastic to have a followup Google Rocks! Hawaii show? edcampHI #edchatHI Kauai

2 Unconferences in 2 Days: EdCamp Honolulu and EdCampOnline -- Part 1 of 2

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

I hadn''t ever been to an EdCamp before, so to attend two in two days was quite amazing. One event was in person, the other was online (a first not only for me, but for edcamps!). So this is Part I: mainly about the resources I gathered at EdCamp Honolulu , October 19, 2013. Part II will be about EdCamp Online. ? ? ? ? ? What is an EdCamp? Too much! Be awesome."

"What is the Mindset of a Maker Educator?" Resources Mentioned in Edcamp Online

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Lisa Goochee (@blubirding) October 25, 2014 Participated in my second annual EdCamp Online this morning and I learned so much! My favorite is Jackie''s Pinterest collection: Maker and Hacker Activities for Young People. I was very pleased to participate in EdCamp Online again, and even more pleased with how much I got out of the Maker Educator session. Great conversation today @stangea @jackiegerstein @rhondahergott @kristincharr @mauilibrarian2 @kathyrichov Thanks! Here to help. The best part? Meeting some new people with common interests. Jackie (Dr. Check them out!

Using EDCAMP for Professional Development for All Teachers

Saving Socrates

I attended my first EdCamp, called JEDCampNYNJ and on a Sunday last spring. At EdCamps, this is a given. So what makes a conference a JEDCamp rather than an EDCamp? JEDCamp is just a Sunday or non Saturday EdCamp for any educators who teach or work or are involved in a significant way (send your kids, are on a board, interested in Jewish Education, etc) in Jewish Day Schools. Edcamp jds JEDcamp professional development It was a life changing experience for me on several levels. have to thank Josh Bierman for the final push to attend. First, it is free!

Augmented Reality: The Future of EdTech

Two Guys and Some iPads

3D apps apps for elementary AR augmented reality Aurasma edcamp edtech ESSDACK Explain Everything gettingsmart.com mini lesson podstock podstock13 screencasting Techlandia three ring tutorials 383 Shares! How many people can we reach?! Keep sharing, spreading the word, and join the Revolution! It has made that whole passive/aggressive fight about homework every night completely disappear.”

EdCamp Access- Near to MA? Register!

SpeechTechie

I am happy to be helping to organize the EdCamp Access unconference this year. EdCampAccess, in the tradition of EdCamps that have taken place around the world, is an unconference devoted to K -12 educators who work with struggling learners. Hope to see some of you there. Information is below! professional development

#EdcampHome Promo

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

For those of you not familiar with the Edcamp Foundation. About the Edcamp Foundation The Edcamp Foundation is a Delaware non-profit, which was started to promote organic, participant-driven professional development for K-12 educators worldwide. The foundation’s mission is to support free edcamp unconferences for educators to exchange ideas and learn together.

Techlandia: The AR Episode

Two Guys and Some iPads

3D apps apps for elementary AR augmented reality Aurasma edcamp edcamphome edtech Planets podcast Techlandia three ring We were very excited to be on Techlandia last night! Check out the podcast to see us talk about augmented reality and how we use Three Ring in our classrooms.

LIVE: Edutopia and the EdCamp Foundation from ISTE 2015

TeacherCast

This year at ISTE 2015, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Elana Leoni from Edutopia to discuss Mr Lucas’s vision for the future of education and together with Hadley Ferguson and Mary Beth Hertz, we discuss how Edutopia and the Edcamp Foundation are empowering students and teachers to create greatness in classrooms all around the world. The Edcamp Foundation.

Interesting idea - Chromebook + Nexus 7 instead of just an iPad

Educational Technology Guy

Android chromebooks edcamp google Chrome OS Google for Educators iPad At EdcampCT this past week, I was chatting with Greg McVerry ( @jgmac1106 ) about devices, 1-1 and BYOD and he made an interesting comment. Instead of a school purchasing an iPad and keyboard for all the students, what about a Chromebook and Nexus 7 for each student? like this idea for a lot of reasons. What do you think?

"Edcamp Style" PD- Personalizing teacher learning on a required PD day!

Tech Helpful

On one day in August before the students came, and again in January of this year we set up Edcamp style PD days. I am thankful for a curriculum coordinator that I work well with. While our PD days weren't like the traditional Edcamp style (we actually came up with the choices instead of the teachers making the choices), the teachers found the days to be useful. Really! Win/win.

Reflections on Edcamp Boston 2011

SpeechTechie

This past Saturday I attended Edcamp Boston, an "unconference" set in the wonderful Microsoft NERD center overlooking the Charles River in Cambridge. Edcamps take place all over the country and the model involves participants creating their own agenda across the day, with session leaders acting as facilitators rather than traditional "presenters." Smackdown" sharing session. Spuncon?

#EdCampOnline Experience 10-26-13 #ce13

EdTechSandyK

Yesterday I had the exciting opportunity to participate in the first ever EdCamp to be held online. If you are not familiar with EdCamps, they differ from traditional professional development experiences in that they are organized by the participants on the day of the event. To preserve the experience, I created a Storify using the Tweets I sent out during EdCamp Online.

Fast Company Names Most Innovative Education Companies 2015

Marketplace K-12

The magazine chose the College Board, Google, Edcamp, Revolution Foods, Summit Public Schools, Democrats for Education Reform, and Teachers Pay Teachers among its top 10 "most innovative.". Ed-tech Google Innovation collegeboard democratsforeducationreform edcamp google summitpublicschools teacherspayteachers

Inspired Learning to Get Results Now at #ModelSchools

A Principal's Reflections

Inspired by the popular EdCamp movement, and facilitated by Jimmy Casas , Principal of Bettendorf High School in Iowa and Jim Warford , of the International Center for Leadership in Education , this strand makes it possible for any participant to take the stage and present on an education-related passion. Bill Daggett edcamp ICLE Jim Warford Jimmy Casas Makerspace Model Schools Conference

Discussing an Augmented Reality World! - AR Detroit

Two Guys and Some iPads

AR augmented reality augmented reality in education Aurasma Brad Waid Brian Wassom Daqri Daqri edtech Drew Minock edcamp EdReach edtech erin klein Google Glass Planets twitter Two Guys On Monday, July 29th our baby took it''s first step! That evening, a group of metro Detroit Augmented Reality enthusiast got together at Honnigman Law office to discuss all thing AR! Leap Motion".

The Rise of Online Professional Development!

EdTechnocation.com

That''s why I help plan Edcamp Honolulu! Conference Edcamp hangouts online PD Social Media technology Virtual This past weekend (September 6 & 7), CUE and the Learning Revolution Project held the first ever Online Summit Featuring Google for Education. This was a paid online event which used Google Hangouts on Air to host live and recorded keynotes and presentations.