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Want to foster rich academic discussions? Try a student #Edcamp

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An innovative professional development model comes to the classroom. Edcamp “unconferences” have shattered the traditional model for professional development, and they’re catching on as a way for educators to share their ideas and expertise in an informal, collegial way.

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

MindShift

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.

Learn about the Edcamp Movement: The Definitive Podcast | @EdcampUSA #edcamp

TeacherCast

In todays podcast, Edcamp Foundation executive director Hadley Ferguson teaches us how to start our very own edcamps in our schools and our communities. About the Edcamp Foundation Edcamp is a form of unconference designed specifically for teachers and their needs.

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

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. Classroom 2.0

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.

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. EdCamps sessions are set the day of the EdCamp, this leads to a wide range of topics for the attendees’ professional development.

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.

Augmented Reality: The Future of EdTech

Two Guys and Some iPads

Head on over to Getting Smart and check out Augmented Reality: The Future of EdTech to see how you can use augmented reality in your classroom. 383 Shares! How many people can we reach?! Keep sharing, spreading the word, and join the Revolution!

Educational "Air Time"

Tech Helpful

Needless to say, I'm trying to look at methods from a non-marginalizing approach and make the assumption that every teacher is trying their best to meet the needs of their classroom goals and individual students.

Techlandia: The AR Episode

Two Guys and Some iPads

Check out the podcast to see us talk about augmented reality and how we use Three Ring in our classrooms. 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!

Finishing Strong by Taking Chances?

Tech Helpful

I want to share five things you might try in your classroom in these last weeks to take a chance on creating something valuable for the future (yours, your current students, and even your future students): Genius Hour or 20% Time.This is a creation of the Google Company themselves.

LIVE: Edutopia and the EdCamp Foundation from ISTE 2015

TeacherCast

The Edcamp Foundation. TeacherCast Appearances by Edutopia and The Edcamp Foundation. Learn about the Edcamp Movement: The Definitive Podcast | @EdcampUSA #edcamp c. The Edcamp Foundation * Website: [link] ([link] * Twitter: [link] ([link].

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

EdTechnocation.com

Google added 2 new features to Classroom today! Google promised added features and updates and they delivered today with 2 new features added to Google Classroom! The first new feature in Google Classroom can be found in the menu at the top of the Classroom page.

"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. She is someone that sees the value technology can add to the classroom and looks for ways to enhance learning in many different ways.

Creating Change

The Principal of Change

Embodying Visionary Leadership Leading a Learning Community #GDD16 EdCamps Flipped Classrooms genius hour global day of design identity day Innovation Week/Day innovator's mindste innovators mindset Maker Spaces social media in education

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

Two Guys and Some iPads

www.threering.com Three Ring is a powerful tool that allows teachers to create, and share digital portfolios of the students in their classroom. This great tool brings the parents into the classroom without physically being there.

Augmented Reality Session from #edcampHome

Two Guys and Some iPads

It was great to see educators who are getting excited about using augmented reality in their classroom or school this upcoming year. 3D apps apps for elementary AR augmented reality Aurasma edcamp edcamphome edtech Planets

Inspired Learning to Get Results Now at #ModelSchools

A Principal's Reflections

Bill Daggett edcamp ICLE Jim Warford Jimmy Casas Makerspace Model Schools Conference Rigorous and Relevant Adult Learning Fuels Rigorous and Relevant Schools Solving ill-structured problems. Collaborating with peers. Integrating concepts across disciplines. Adapting to unpredictable scenarios.

#EdcampHOME is Where the Heart is. for Learning

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

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 Top Gun of EdTech Conference

Two Guys and Some iPads

John is knowledge about education and helping students succeed in and out of the classroom. Alice Keeler augmented reality Aurasma bay bridge CUE cuerockstar Daqri Daqri edtech edcamp edtech edtech san francisco John Stevens patue PLN remind 101 san francisco social media three ring twitter

Podstock 2013: Un-Conference Recap

Two Guys and Some iPads

We decided to join the discussion on 3 iPad carts or 3 1:1 classrooms. By the end of the discussion we all believed that 3 1:1 classrooms was a better option for deeper learning. The second discussion we attended was about Badges in the classroom: Motivation or Mess?

The Importance of Andragogy in Education

My Island View

A question that haunts me however, at almost any education conference that I attend is: Why are so many (not all) of these educators, who are so skilled in a classroom of kids, so bad at teaching in a room full of adults for professional development? It is probably the key to the success of the Edcamp movement. All of the Edcamp sessions are guided conversations.

Beyond "Ditching the Desks," 9 Creative Ways to Avoid "The Cemetery Effect"

Kleinspiration

My heart sunk when I thought about how this space - a cemetery - resembled the first classroom learning environment that I had created for my first class of fourth graders. These classrooms are seemingly suffering from what I’ll coin, “The Cemetery Effect”.

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Podstock 2013 = Opportunity for Change

Two Guys and Some iPads

we''ll try anything as long as it helps kids learn." ( www.podstock2013.com ) Podstock isn''t just going to be a tech integration conference for us, but an opportunity to change the way educators use technology in their classroom, school, district, and community.

Twitter and PD - GHO at edcampHOME

Kairos EdTech

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

Twitter has changed everything!

Two Guys and Some iPads

It has given us ideas, and resources to "change the game" and improve the learning environment in our classrooms. apps for elementary edcamp erin klein Facebook Google Glass Google+ kevin honeycutt PLN social media twitter Ashlee Logan- Our EdTech Rockstar friend from SC!

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

An excellent fit for classroom experiences and professional learning gatherings, each Breakout EDU kit comes with a collection of lockable boxes, an invisible ink pen and UV flashlight, timers, keys, and other “diversion hardware” that can be used to play the Breakout challenges available from the store. EdCamp Foundation.

My #edCampSFBay 2016 Reflection

There is no box

I was reminded this weekend why I love edcamps so much. I started coming up with excuses not to go but seeing how I’d missed the last few edCampSFBays, I set the alarm, woke up early on Saturday and headed out for an edCamp, SFBay style. Commentary edcamp

Teacher Voice at #EdcampUSA

Philly Teacher

Today was an exciting day for the Edcamp Foundation and for edcampers all over the US. At around 7:00 am, a small group of educators walked across C Street and entered the Department of Education for a day of sharing and learning at Edcamp US DOE. edcamp

Taking Control Of Your Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

He is engaging in the classroom, works very hard to meet the needs of all his students and regularly reflects on his teaching to understand his strengths and weaknesses. Edcamps can help fill that void. Recently I was talking to a teacher friend of mine.

A Conversation About Teacher Retention With Acting Secretary of Education, John King

Philly Teacher

In fact some of it was just plain nonsense (increase the number of students excellent teachers teach, have them lead other teachers in teaching exactly like them in other classrooms to “replicate” good teaching methods). education teaching reflection edcamp Department of Education

Open Space Technology: Decision by Inclusion

Edutopia

Arch Grieve School Leadership See where Edcamps and Unconferences got their start with Open Space Technology, an inclusive decision-making model for crowdsourcing the best ideas in your school or classroom

My #edCampSFBay 2016 Reflection

There is no box

I was reminded this weekend why I love edcamps so much. I started coming up with excuses not to go but seeing how I’d missed the last few edCampSFBays, I set the alarm, woke up early on Saturday and headed out for an edCamp, SFBay style. Commentary edcamp

Anytime, Anywhere Learning #CE13

The Web20Classroom

The idea is to help more educators look beyond the walls of the classroom and look to the brilliance of others to learn from and learn with. 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? Picture it.

Things That Have Me Thinking-March 28

The Web20Classroom

Edcamp USDOE - As someone who has had the honor of attending several Edcamps and the pleasure of being an Edcamp organizer I am super excited about this announcement. The Edcamp Foundation has partnered with the US Department of Education to host the first ever Edcamp USDOE. You don’t know what an Edcamp is? You can read more about Edcamps here and see some in action too.) You can see more resources for learning about classroom blogging here.)

8 Education Books For The Digital Age: The Connected Educator Series #CorwinCE

The Web20Classroom

But if you ask teachers who have never used a social network, blog, or mobile device for learning in their classrooms to discuss connected education, you are likely to be met with blank stares, furrowed eyebrows and shrugged shoulders.