Podstock 2013 = Opportunity for Change

Two Guys and Some iPads

Our Podstock 2013 Trailer. apps apps for elementary augmented reality Aurasma edcamp EdReach edtech ESSDACK Explain Everything gettingsmart.com mini lesson podstock13 three ring It is hard to believe that we depart on our 963 mile journey to Wichita, Kansas in just 3 days!

Podstock 2013: Un-Conference Recap

Two Guys and Some iPads

The Un-Conference The wait is finally over and Podstock 2013 is FINALLY HERE! 3D apps apps for elementary AR augmented reality Aurasma edcamp ESSDACK Planets podcast podstock podstock13 three ring We rolled into town yesterday around 4:15 and quickly checked into the Hotel at Waterwalk.

The 2013 Highlights from Kleinspiration!


Happy New Year ~ from Kleinspiration This year was filled with many joyous moments. I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family and caring friends. I''m lucky to have a job that I adore and hobbies that support what I enjoy doing. Thank you all for being so supportive over the year.

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

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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.

Find local colleagues at an Edcamp

Educator Innovator

Why not attend or host an Edcamp to network with colleagues locally who share your interest in teacher-driven and participatory professional development? You can find links to many Edcamps happening across the country in the Calendar section of Educator Innovator. You can also learn more about the Edcamp movement and upcoming Edcamps by visiting the Edcamp Wiki at [link]. hosted by any organization or anyone : Anyone can host an Edcamp.

ThreeRing - “I feel like a fly on the wall in my child’s classroom.”

Two Guys and Some iPads

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Reflecting on EdCamp Omaha.

Comfortably 2.0

Too many words come to mind when trying to describe my experience at EdCamp Omaha today, so I thought I would create a Wordle summarizing this amazing day. A HUGE thanks to Josh Allen and Kristina Peters for organizing this wonderful day of learning

EdmodoCon 2013 Guest Post #6: L. Butler

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Lisa and I were lucky to connect during EdCamp Philly this past Spring! Check out Lisa''s Animoto video on EdmodoCon 2013 EdmodoCon. edcamp #edtech edmodo edmodocon teaching technology Guest post #6 is submitted by Lisa Butler, a middle school Spanish and Social Studies teacher in Hershey, PA. Lisa has been using Edmodo for 2.5

Techlandia: The AR Episode

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What EdCamps Are All About

Comfortably 2.0

I could go on and on about the benefits of attending an Edcamp and how amazing it is to sit in sessions with like minded educators discussing their passions, but I won''t. What I will do is offer you some insight from one of my former high school teachers that attended an Edcamp this Year two of #edcampcentralNE is in the books. Another great day of collaboration, conversations and sharing.

Discussing an Augmented Reality World! - AR Detroit

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Augmented Reality Session from #edcampHome

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I walked in the door after a 25 1/2 hour trip home from Podstock 2013 just in time to jump into the #educampHome Augmented Reality GHO. 3D apps apps for elementary AR augmented reality Aurasma edcamp edcamphome edtech Planets

Edtech Conference on an Aircraft Carrier? Yes, Please!

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Augmented Reality Triggers Page Added

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3D apps apps for elementary AR augmented reality Aurasma Daqri Daqri edtech edcamp edtech Explain Everything gettingsmart.com parent teacher communication tutorials We have added a page called "triggers." This page will be devoted to engaging you using the Aurasma application.

Twitter has changed everything!

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The Top Gun of EdTech Conference

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EdTech 143

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? A 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

Connected Educator Month.What You Need To Know #CE13

The Web20Classroom

Running an Edcamp in your area? "Alone we are smart but together we are brilliant." October has been declared by the U.S. Department of Education to be Connected Educator Month.

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

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Best individual blog - One of the EdCamp Movement''s founders, Kristen Swanson , is in my exclusive Google+ MVP circle. This is a fantastic reflective exercise for me! I had even more fun picking my favorites this year than last.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

A recent and exciting challenge transpired as co-facilitator of the virtual participants in the 2013 Flat Classroom Conference in Yokohama, Japan. And we also organized India''s first edcamp, EdcampMumbai.

My Noms for the 2013 Edublog Awards


Best open PD / unconference / webinar series- Edcamp ! It''s Edublog awards time! The 10th Annual Edublog awards are once again a reminder to the districts of the power of the Capitol, and how they must never rebel against their country again. Oh wait, that''s The Hunger Games. They are on my mind this weekend for some reason. The Edublog awards are an effort to "promote and demonstrate the educational value of social media," particularly as some school districts block blogs and Twitter.

#EdcampHome Promo

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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. edcamp #edtech edcamp

Anytime, Anywhere Learning #CE13

The Web20Classroom

2013 Reform Symposium (RSCON) - You couldn''t ask for a better put on event. I love Edcamps and the types of PD that take place there. The Edcamp Wiki Calendar has a listing of all the upcoming camps. Just in the next few weeks there are Edcamps in Chicago, Hawaii (Can I go?), Be sure to check out the calendar for an Edcamp coming soon to you. Can''t get to an Edcamp F2F? Check out Edcamp Online , an all-day virtual Edcamp. Picture it.

5 Leadership Questions To Finish (And Start) The School Year With

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Are they going to conferences or Edcamps to expand their horizons or see what conversations teachers are having? In many places, the end of the school year is upon us.

#EdCampOnline Experience 10-26-13 #ce13


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.

Why Every Conference Should Be A Connected Conference-#ASCD13

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I''ve spent the last several days attending the 2013 ASCD Annual Conference in Chicago. So in the span of 10 minutes we created #EdcampRogue , an impromptu session where we would gather, talk about the Edcamp Model of PD and how educators can get connected.

#edcampHOME Opening Session

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edcamp edcamphome GHO Google Hangout on Air This is the opening session about to begin now. Click refresh in your browser if necessary. Enjoy! The session board is beginning to get very much populated.

Twitter and PD - GHO at edcampHOME

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edcamp edcamphome GHO Twitter This is a GHO we did at #edcamphome this morning on Twitter and PD. Very interesting discussion that extended to uses in the classroom, best practices, tips on how to get other educators on board, etc.

About Google Games and Two Conferences -- a Hangout by Hawaii Educators

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EdCamp Honolulu Google Games Google+ Hangouts Hawaii Schools of the Future Conference This week in our Tuesday Google Rocks! Hangout On Air we talked about a few Google Games, and debriefed about the Schools of the Future Conference and Ed Camp Honolulu.

#EdcampHOME is Where the Heart is. for Learning

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I remember attending my first Edcamp in November and being awed by the session board: its masking taped grid on a cement block school wall and the giant post it notes used for session creation; the organizers on laptops furiously copying the schedule to a Google spreadsheet.

The SUM of an Amazing Summer

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Between attending FlipCon 2013, EdcampHome, EdmodoCon 2013 , Google Apps Training & TeachMeetNJ, working with the Gobstopper folks, AND having the release of my first ever contribution-to-a-third-party-published-book ( Flipping 2.0 ) AND meeting face to face with some amazing folks from my PLN, I couldn''t have asked for a better summer. edcamp #edtech #flipclass #njed assignments collaboration edcamp edmodo edmodocon

First EdCampHome - live streamed here

Kairos EdTech

This is the first EdCamp that has been organized on an online setting. edcamp GHO Google Hangouts PD unconference I just wanted to open up this space to share with everybody some of the sessions I will be moderating in EdCampHome. People from all over the US, and other countries as well, will be able to participate in this unique experience.

How to get teachers on board?

Kairos EdTech

Such examples could be students running their own Twitter chats , or EdCamps led by students for students. Image by marsmet546. Extracted from Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Walkthroughs and observations are part of my weekly job.

What Constitutes Good PD?

A Principal's Reflections

We can all agree that professional development is essential in any profession, especially education. It is an opportunity to become better at what we do as well as gain knowledge on new pedagogical techniques, learning theories, leadership strategies, technologies, and federal/state mandates.

Bringing ISTE 13 home

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You may have been inspired to begin an EdCamp , undertake a 1:1 initiative, a BYOD system to your district, expand your PLN or whatever it is… make a list of what to do, make a plan and make it public. Photo by Larry S.

What effective professional development DOESN'T look like.

Kairos EdTech

Finally, their voice is never considered through surveys, honest talks, casual hallway conversations, let alone “vote with your feet” systems certain edCamp revolutionaries are instilling. Is this what you think of when you hear the word PD?

The Art of Storytelling

A Principal's Reflections

Encourage colleagues to attend and participate in Edcamps or Twitter chats. I decided to hold back (for now) on a rant that has been brewing for the past two days and instead have decided to take a more constructive approach on my blog.