Celebrating edcamp, libcamp, unconference

NeverEndingSearch

The EdCamp Foundation announced the gift of a $2 million dollar, no strings attached, Bill and Melinda Gates grant. It was especially exciting for me because I was there at the birth of the powerful (now international) movement at EdCamp Philly 2010.

Edcamp: It All Started with a Tweet

Educator Innovator

We held the first Edcamp in Philadelphia in May, 2010. People tweeted about it and around the country and the world; people began to follow #edcamp! Edcamps became so powerful because they recognize and honor the expertise of teachers. Original Post/ EdCamp Foundation.

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.

From Playgrounds to Programmers: How Sharing Shapes Schools

Edsurge

The Edcamp movement is another example of educators organizing themselves for the simple purpose of sharing practices, successes, and miscues. Edcamp events are free, generally locally organized “unconference” meetings where the agenda is decided by those in attendance. According to the Edcamp website, since 2010 there have been over 700 events in 25 countries. The first iPad was released in April 2010.

Coming This Summer: Powerful, Peer-Led Professional Development That Won’t Bore

Edsurge

Embracing the belief that educators themselves provide the most valuable PD for their colleagues, EdCamps began in Philadelphia in 2010 and have since been replicated more than 700 times around the world. In many ways, they’re a sort of spiritual cousin to EdFoo: Organized and hosted entirely by volunteers, each EdCamp is free to participants, who develop the agenda together to create a conference tailored to their specific needs.

mauilibrarian2's 10 Nominations for the 2013 Edublogs Awards #eddies13

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Best individual blog - One of the EdCamp Movement''s founders, Kristen Swanson , is in my exclusive Google+ MVP circle. Best individual tweeter - I joined Twitter in 2010 just to follow @joycevalenza. This is a fantastic reflective exercise for me!

A National Push for More ‘Active Use’ of Technology in Learning

Educator Innovator

In 2010, when the department published its last National Ed Tech Plan, the phrase “digital divide” usually meant unequal access to devices like laptops and high-speed internet, a severe disparity.

Digital Tools to Mobilize a Community to a Goal

Tech Helpful

My Edublog Awards Nominations for 2011

SpeechTechie

Additionally, winning the 2010 Best New Blog award in this incentive brought SpeechTechie a lot of recognition and new readership, so THANKS again to those who supported me in that round, and to Edublogs as well. It''s that time already.