How Teachers Can Learn From One Another at Unconferences, Meet-ups and Edcamps


If you’re looking for something more formal, the same kind of gathering can take place at a school site, ideally one with Wi-Fi and at least a few accessible classrooms. You’ll also need several classrooms for the sessions, Wi-Fi access, and available restrooms.

An Insider’s Guide to Edcamps


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

Near to MA? EdCamp Access is 4/8/17!


I am happy to be helping to organize the EdCamp Access again 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.

EdCamp Access- Near to MA? Register!


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.

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

Shake Up Learning

How to Be Awesome at #EdCamp Poster | | #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.

Seesaw - Notes from #EdCampR13 Session | #EdCamp


Up to 10 family members can be given access to see students's work in Seesaw. edcamp EdCampR13 eportfolio portfolio SeesawStudents can post photos, audio, video, links, text, and and upload files to Seesaw.

The Top Gun of EdTech Conference

Two Guys and Some iPads

This opportunity also allowed me to join a small group to get access on the USS Hornet the night before the conference. I have spent the past several days trying to wrap my brain around everything that took place last week in San Francisco.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

EdCamp Foundation. The grassroots effort is supported by hundreds of free EdCamps organized around the world each year and is undoubtedly one of the most robust, fast moving, game changing forms of professional learning worldwide. The mission of OTO is to transform education by personalizing learning through universal, uninterrupted access to technology so that students can take ownership of their learning and maximize their potential.

Finishing Strong by Taking Chances?

Tech Helpful

m a firm believer that coding can support any curriculum due to the fact that it naturally teaches sequencing, coding gives access to technology, gives students a life skill, and coding teaches thinking. Don't have access to technology? Edcamp Style Learning.I

What is a Twitter Profile?

My Island View

The ideal way to follow someone back is to first examine his or her Twitter Profile, which has public access. Administrator Connected Educator Edcamp EdChat Education Leadership PD PLN Professional development Professionalism Reform Social Media Teched Thought leadership Thought Provoking Twitter The basic principle of Twitter is that if you follow ten people on Twitter, you will only see the tweets of those ten people.

STEAM Program Goals for Students

There is no box

After edCamp last weekend, STEAM has been front of mind. For a 1:1 program, it basically comes down to accessing information, collaborating, creating and presenting using modern tools. I’ve been thinking a lot about programs lately (new occupational hazard I guess).

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.


2 New Google Classroom Features! (Added 8/12/14)

They are the "About" page and the ability for the teacher to access student files before they turn them in. Previously, teachers had no access to students files until the students turned in the file within the Classroom Assignment page. Google added 2 new features to Classroom today!

STEAM Program Goals for Students

There is no box

After edCamp last weekend, STEAM has been front of mind. For a 1:1 program, it basically comes down to accessing information, collaborating, creating and presenting using modern tools. I’ve been thinking a lot about programs lately (new occupational hazard I guess).

Meet Six Educators We All Can Learn From

Digital Promise

Watch his video to see how one student’s experience moved him to take action to improve clean water access for families in Somalia: Exemplary educators are making learning relevant by engaging the whole community, connecting parents, community members, and local organizations to empower students to do real work that matters. This blog post was originally published by EdSurge. Guest co-author Mary Jo Madda is an Associate Editor at EdSurge.

The Rumors are True! There’s a New Google Sites Coming!

Shake Up Learning

That alone has helped schools launch Google Sites in K12 schools across the globe, using Sites for e-portfolios, teacher websites, campus websites, edcamp websites, training websites, and much more. – Easy access to all your Google Apps content like Drive, Maps, Calendar, and more.

Four Ways School Leaders Can Support Meaningful Innovation


Frederick Pilot School, which was founded by Deb Socia, a leading advocate for technology access for students in poverty-impacted communities. There are schools where administrators are experimenting with models of teacher-led professional development like EdCamps.

8 Secrets To Providing Amazing EdTech Customer Service | By @JeffBradbury | @SamPatue


Be accessible. Look for Edcamps <> and offer support. EDcamps will be happy to hand out information about an app to participants, but companies should not miss out on the rich opportunity to join the education conversation. Tweet.

My #ISTE17 Takeaways

Tech Helpful

I plan to introduce one tool every 2 months to our teachers (I'm working on curating those tools now) via an interactive introduction that they can access at any time. Rachelle and myself Traveling alone to ISTE this year gave me lots of time alone with my thoughts and my learning.

EdTech Events Calendar

The Electric Educator

From EdCamps to state technology conferences to Google summits, there is always something going on! If you would like to have easy access to the embedded calendar below, simply click on the "+Google Calendar" button in the bottom right corner to add it to your Google Calendar. There are a LOT of EdTech events. As a full time technology consultant, I attend a lot of events around the country. The EdTech community is awesome; caring, sharing, and fun!

Confessions of a Digital Leader: Connectedness is a Part of This Work

I found twitter, Edcamp and connected to teachers. It mattered that we didn’t go to a lab for access but that kids had access when needed. When you are connected, you have immediate access to ideas.

What Constitutes Good PD?

A Principal's Reflections

The three pathways above provide practical, cost-effective, and accessible means to improve professional practice. We can all agree that professional development is essential in any profession, especially education.

Questions To Ask For #LeadershipDay12

The Web20Classroom

2) To what extent do you work to ensure the equity of technology access and use in your school? Every kid and the teacher has access to whatever they need. How, as the technology leader do you provide access to systems that allow teachers to critically analyze data?

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Professional Learning (Part 2)

The Principal of Change

We not only have access to all of the information in our world today, but we have access to one another. Access to one another can accelerate and amplify powerful learning opportunities. EDCAMP professional learning day. What is EdCamp?

4 Reasons to Teach Students the Research Process with Google Drive!

Access the Research Tool by visiting the Tools menu. This Add-On will give you access to the 4 highlighting colors for 30 days, then you will only have access to yellow.

Happy Blogging! My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014 and My Favorite 6

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Resources Mentioned in Edcamp Online , Oct 25 2. 11 12 Great GOOGLE CLASSROOM Tutorials by Early Access Testers , July 25 3. Inspired by Alice Keeler''s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014 ( I HIGHLY recommend you add her to your MVP list!), I decided to create a list too.

Let’s Inspire Each Other During #ISTE2016 #NotAtISTE16

Teacher Reboot Camp

I will also be attending meetups hosted by EduBuncee , Edcamp , Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access , Edutopia , Personalized Learning Educators , SpeakUp , Chrome Warrior , and Amazon Education. Click to access that resource!

The Paperless Way to Collect Parent Contact Information!

Next , you will need to find an easy way for parents to access your Google Form from home. Michael will be presenting at the following upcoming events: Hawaii Association of Middle Schools Conference 2014 Schools of the Future Conference 2014 Edcamp Honolulu 2014.

Silicon Valley Cue

My Paperless Classroom

Add eyes — Sam Patterson (@SamPatue) September 13, 2013 The Edcamp workshops were only and hour and even though the ethos of Edcamp is conversation based the 2 Edcamp puppet sessions I have lead ended up being mostly me talking.

Literacy in the Digital Age: 9 Great Speaking & Listening Tools

Educator Innovator

Kids have access to information; we must teach them how to navigate a world constantly evolving where content is at their fingertips. Natalie is involved in EDCampNJ , EDCamp Jersey Shore , EDCamp Leadership , NJ/PA ECET2 , and NJASCD. Editor’s Note: Teaching Channel has partnered with Student Achievement Partners on a blog series about digital literacy tools and their effective use by educators.

Connecting Teaching, Learning, & Leadership


Anytime, Anywhere Learning for All Recognizing organizational hashtags, chats for "credit" Flipped faculty meetings, learning opportunities for students, staff, & community School/District EdCamps & ParentCamps - go to to learn more!

TOP 10 Ways To Deliver The Worst PD EVER!


There is nothing worse than receiving training on a tool that you don’t have access to, or will never get to use. One PL strategy that seems to work well are Edcamps.

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

And then all the content and the videos and the images and links, they’re all in one spot for the kids to access. Mandy Froehlich on episode 192 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

To Android or not to Android

There is no box

The situation had been deteriorating for a while, with daily Google Account access becoming so frustrating, I actually installed Outlook on iOS in an attempt to make email work on my phone. Ever since I upgraded my iPhone 5 to iOS 9, I’ve been frustrated by my daily phone experience.

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.

Off to #CUE15

There is no box

As a huge #edcamp fan, I’m down for some self directed PD as a break from the overwhelmingness that can be CUE. IT stuff like wireless access, chromebooks and Google Apps domains come to mind. And I’m off. Heading to the Airport. Soon to be at CUE15. I can’t believe it’s CUE time again. As a CUE Board Member , we receive status updates throughout the year about conference preparations, but it’s actually here!

Think Globally, Act Locally

The Web20Classroom

While many referenced their home country, their thoughts and ideas were more global in nature, especially when it came to discussing how to ensure every child everywhere has access to a high quality education.

Merritt Public Schools: How a Rural Oklahoma District Developed its Digital Learning Program

Education Superhighway

With 1 Gbps of bandwidth and 1 Wi-Fi access point per classroom, the district meets the bandwidth goals set by the Oklahoma Connect & Learn Initiative and SETDA. Merritt can now rely on Internet access throughout the school without having to worry about the signal dropping.

Your Guide to Running a School Like Disney World


This was the rationale for starting teacher-centered Edcamps during professional development. Our parents have access to me at any time of the day through Remind, which lets them text me if they need anything. Every year, millions of people flock to Disney World, the self-proclaimed “happiest place on Earth.” Many return year after year to spend their hard-earned money despite the long lines and unpredictable weather.

Here's What I Would Do

Adam Welcome

Last year I was at an EdCamp and in a session with about thirty other educators. I can't exactly remember what the session was about, but our conversation turned to social media, access in schools and certain things being blocked.