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. 1) Attendees EdcampElon brought together teachers, administrators and education professionals from across NC and beyond.

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

Educational Technology Guy

At EdcampCT this past week, I was chatting with Greg McVerry ( @jgmac1106 ) about devices, 1-1 and BYOD and he made an interesting comment. Google Apps for Education would also be a great way to utilize these devices and provide excellent resources for the students and faculty and staff. Related: New Chromebooks and Chrome OS - great for education Google for Education Resources Android for Education Resources On device apps/software vs. web apps - which is better for schools?

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Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

I began my connected collaboration as an educator over a decade ago. I realized as an adult learner that I learned best through collaboration and that collaboration could only take place if I was in some way connected with other educators. They depended too heavily on what was taught about education years ago rather than what was currently being taught. They had no connection to the latest and greatest in education. I followed educators wherever I could find them.

BYOD 76

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. A series of Read Like a Historian videos prepares educators to effectively launch this type of learning in their classrooms. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations.

My EdcampNJ Highlights

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

On December 1st, 2012, educators from NJ and surrounding areas congregated at Linwood Middle School in North Brunswick for EdcampNJ''s free day of professional development. I use a mix of devices with some days in the class being BYOD and others using the school''s computers and netbooks (as available). I also use QR Codes, Socrative and InfuseLearning for other BYOD activities, and Today''s Meet for backchanneling. Here are additional links on how to run an Edcamp.

Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

I began my connected collaboration as an educator over a decade ago. I realized as an adult learner that I learned best through collaboration and that collaboration could only take place if I was in some way connected with other educators. They depended too heavily on what was taught about education years ago rather than what was currently being taught. They had no connection to the latest and greatest in education. I followed educators wherever I could find them.

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Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and our Favorite Chrome Extensions | #TechEducator 101

TeacherCast

In this Episode, we discuss and demonstrate our favorite Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and Chrome Extensions. The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology. Google Apps for Education Tricks Mentioned on Todays Show. Are you enjoying Educational Podcasting Today or other shows on the TeacherCast Network, please share your thoughts with the world by commenting on iTunes today. Educators Goldmine!

THANK YOU for 5 Amazing Years of Educational Podcasting! Thank You For Amazing Feedback!

TeacherCast

Jeffrey Bradbury is clearly an innovator and a mover and shaker in the educational technology world. Great information June 12, 2015 by jjbs21 from United States Great podcast with a lot of valuable tips for educators! Connected Educators Must May 13, 2015 by @mgrudnel from United States Jeff has been so accommodating and welcoming as he helped introduce me into the world of connected learning and podcasting. The topics are timely and appropriate for K-12 educators.

Bringing ISTE 13 home

Kairos EdTech

With an attendance of about 18,000 people* , it draws educators from all over the world. As educators, we''re naturally leaned towards learning. The process of putting your thoughts into words/images does not only help you personally but also contributes to the educational community by sharing this knowledge you’ve meditated, processed and even understood better. Photo by Larry S. Anderson ISTE''s Annual Conference is very simply the Mecca of EdTech learning.