From EdCamps to Google, 11 Professional Development Offerings for Teachers This Summer

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Grab Your Tents: Time to Go Ed-Camping Okay, so for most of these edcamp events you probably won’t need a tent, but they are often full of multi-day events (so pack snacks). If you are looking to dive deep into early education topics this summer, PBS is hosting a free edcamp event in New York City where educators are encouraged to collaborate with other schools and home-based teachers to share practices and develop skills. Education Technology Events Community

Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014

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If you''re a Michigan educator, be sure to mark your 2015 calendars for the MI Flip Conference and EdCamp Lansing. NETA : April 24 - 25 (2014) Nebraska In a few weeks, on April 24th, I will fly to Nebraska to keynote their annual state technology conference, NETA: 2014 Mission Possible.

50+ Can’t-Miss K-12 Education Technology Events for 2017-2018

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They offer plenty of opportunities to reconnect with colleagues, make new acquaintances, and learn new ideas that could change your career or company’s fortunes. (Or To help you plan your upcoming travels, we’ve compiled a shortlist of more than 50 education technology events for the K-12 community happening across the world through June 2018. There are also recurring events—such as EdCamp and Maker Faire—that take place year-round across the country.

The Chasm Grows: Public versus Private

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The desire to mend this chasm started working on me thanks to Edcamp Gigcity. Greg Bagby, the coordinator for educational technology for Hamilton County, Tennessee schools has always been a friend and resource for me. My heart is burdened.

Back on the Road! The 2018 K-12 Education Technology Conference Calendar

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One of the best parts of the job is checking out the education technology conferences that dot the globe. To help you plan your upcoming travels, we’ve compiled a shortlist of education technology events for the K-12 community happening across the world in 2018. They offer plenty of opportunities to reconnect with colleagues, make new acquaintances, and learn new ideas that could change your career or company’s fortunes. (Or Education Technology Events Community

Finishing Strong by Taking Chances?

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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.

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

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Also, people have used it to create, like we’ve had a summer technology institute, and we’ve created our schedules for that institute within FlipSnack and then shared the FlipSnack book out. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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Podcasting How To’s and Tips with Jeff Bradbury and Vicki Davis

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It had Dan Callahan on from — at that time, he was kind of working with the EdCamp Foundation and founders, and we just did a show on, “What Is EdCamp?”. The reason that we’re at EdCamp Buffalo is that I’ve heard your show, and it inspired me to create my own EdCamp.

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Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

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Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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Give Teachers Credit: They Know Learning Is Social

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My job is to interview and survey the pioneers, investors and stakeholders who drive technological change, share their stories, and collaborate with very smart people to build and distribute tools that help everyone else get involved. Companies] are trying to cut and paste solutions they built for one industry and sell them to teachers and administrators because they feel the market is hot. Badging, micro-credentials and curation technologies are making this a reality.

Edtech Needs More Infrastructure, Educator Support in 2017

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education technology agenda. Much work remains to be done to realize the full potential of education technology. Additionally, educators and school leaders need further support in identifying the best technology solutions, effectively integrating edtech in the classroom, and ensuring edtech helps, not hinders, the development of social, collaboration and teamwork skills. Education Technology School Infrastructure Policy

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How Kristen Swanson Applies Her Classroom Experience to Lead ‘Professional Learning’ at Slack

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She began her career as a third-grade teacher, later served as director of technology for a school district, then directed a research department at BrightBytes, which helps K-12 administrators and school leaders align school spending with learning outcomes. But she’s probably best known as founder of the Edcamp Foundation, which helps teachers run free, grassroots professional-development workshops. Companies are seeing the impact that a strong culture can have,” she adds.

From Playgrounds to Programmers: How Sharing Shapes Schools

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Here are some examples of collaborations that we find inspiring: Educators with other educators: The New York City Independent School Technologists group is a long-running community of educators, technology administrators, instructional designers, and curricular leaders who habitually share what they are doing and seeing. The Edcamp movement is another example of educators organizing themselves for the simple purpose of sharing practices, successes, and miscues.

Rethinking Professional Development So It Actually Improves Teaching

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Vicki: Today, we’re talking to Jarod Bormann @jbormann3 , Technology Integrator in Iowa, and author of Professionally Driven: Empower Every Educator To Redefine PD. I’ve talked to some administrators who say, “Hey, we did an EdCamp last month, and the teachers loved it.

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Three Ways That Rural States Can Become the Hotbeds for School Edtech Innovation

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Technology has been a key component in the planting, fertilization, growth and eventually, the blossoming of new statewide initiatives including distance education and new professional learning opportunities for educators that have benefitted students in a variety of ways. I argue that rural states are where edtech companies, investors, and media outlets should be looking to to see truly innovative implementation of technology.

What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

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I recently participated in a #TnTechChat Twitter chat moderated by @TeachTnTech regarding Technology skills needed in preservice teachers. Technology allows for teachers to have more small group and one on one instruction, something all teachers find value in.

Kidcasts: Podcasts for kiddos

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Last week I enjoyed the great variety of edCamp Global sessions across a variety of platforms–Periscope, Twitter chats, and Google+ Hangouts. listening podcasts technology

The 2013 Highlights from Kleinspiration!

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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.

App Overkill: Going Beyond the Buzz Words #SXSWedu

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Arc Capital Development Adam Phyall, Director Technology & Media Services, Newton County School System, Covington GA Oh oh! There's a huge gap between what's being designed by edtech companies and what is happening in classrooms and what classrooms need.

Four Ways School Leaders Can Support Meaningful Innovation

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In order to stay relevant to the changing demands of the consumer, companies and organizations invest in research and development. Frederick Pilot School, which was founded by Deb Socia, a leading advocate for technology access for students in poverty-impacted communities.

7 Ways to Spark Innovation and Collaboration In Your School

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Coding Technology theorists predict that the need for computer science literacy will be essential for careers of the future. And over at Nearpod, the company recently launched Nearpod VR.

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Disintermediating IT: The Secret Sauce To Small School EdTech Success

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Prior to my arrival, they had been contracting with a local tech services company for their onsite break/fix tech needs. The high school district was fortunate enough to recognize that to make forward progress with technology, they had to make a change.

2016 EdTechTeam Impact Report

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as a separate company. Many employees volunteer with local schools , sharing their expertise in education technology, including providing experiences with coding and computer science to young students from low socio-economic backgrounds.

My Journey Towards Innovation- A Google Certified Innovator Story

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24 - which happened to be a school snow day), I had the opportunity to join 34 other educators, from all over the world, who possessed the same passions, dedication, and mindset that I do about technology and innovation, making meaningful connections along the way.

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

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How can schools and classrooms transform from an industrial era model yielding teacher-centric environments with desks in rows and all students facing forward, to ones that are student-centered, personalized, and leverage the power of technology?

Events + News - #TLChat LIVE! - NMC Preview - Students in Charge - iSchool Initiative

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The NMC Summer Conference is a one-of-a-kind event, attracting highly skilled professionals interested in the integration of emerging technologies into teaching, learning, and creative inquiry.

Connected Educator Month

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Beginning with a kickoff webinar on October 1 and culminating with Edcamp Online , Educator Innovator’s participation will focus on disseminating resources that highlight the critical importance of interest- and passion-driven work by young people. Highlights of CEM 2013 included: ● More than 300 major education organizations, companies, or communities officially participating, including, for the first time, entire states and districts.

Looking Back on 2013

Philly Teacher

PAECT is a wonderful organization that connects educators involved in educational technology across the state of Pennsylvania. This would give me an opportunity to make a difference in educational leadership outside of the educational technology realm I was used to inhabiting.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via The New York Times : “ Edcamps : The ‘Unconferences,’ Where Teachers Teach Themselves.” Denny Sanford, whose company – checks notes – sells social emotional learning curriculum to schools. The company has raised $15.7 All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

Hack Education Weekly News

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I love this headline from Campus Technology , which echoes the wise words of Bill and Ted from their excellent adventure: “ Ed Tech Changes … and Stays the Same.” Via CMX : “ How Edcamp Scaled Up 1,500 Community Events Connecting Educators All Over the World.” The private student loan company has raised $50 million total, but I’m told “fintech” doesn’t “count” as ed-tech so let’s just ignore this trend, right?

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Looking Back on 2013

Philly Teacher

PAECT is a wonderful organization that connects educators involved in educational technology across the state of Pennsylvania. This would give me an opportunity to make a difference in educational leadership outside of the educational technology realm I was used to inhabiting.

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

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Karen Blumberg Technology Integrator The School at Columbia University BIO : Karen Blumberg is an educational technologist at The School at Columbia University working with faculty and students to integrate technology academically, respectfully, and responsibly.