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!). Edcamp appeals to educators from all walks of life.

How to Maximize your EdCamp Experience

Educational Technology Guy

Edcamps are the "unconference". Edcamp is a great series of free, unconferences for educators. Edcamps are excellent resources for teachers and offer some of the finest professional development around. Find an Edcamp near you and attend, learn, share, and collaborate.

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


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.

Edcamp comes to CT - twice this year! Join in, share, learn.

Educational Technology Guy

Edcamps are the "unconference". Edcamp is a great series of free, unconferences for educators. Here is a great article by Mary Beth Hertz on Edcamp and the unconference idea. Here is a calendar of all EdCamps scheduled so far.

How to Maximize the EdCamp Experience: 6 Tips! [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

How to Maximize the EdCamp Experience (Click to view full size image) 6 Tips to Maximize the EdCamp Experience There are so many wonderful reasons that I love EdCamps! Below are some tips for new and experienced EdCampers! What is EdCamp?

Podstock 2013: Un-Conference Recap

Two Guys and Some iPads

The Un-Conference The wait is finally over and Podstock 2013 is FINALLY HERE! We quickly dropped our things and headed over for the Podstock Un-Conference. 3D apps apps for elementary AR augmented reality Aurasma edcamp ESSDACK Planets podcast podstock podstock13 three ring

The Top Gun of EdTech Conference

Two Guys and Some iPads

That is why I call the CUE Rock Star Camp the Top Gun of EdTech conferences. This opportunity also allowed me to join a small group to get access on the USS Hornet the night before the conference.

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Weekly Free Event Calendar - Conference Keynotes Update - Edcamp USDOE - Digital Citizenship

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Albert Szent-Gyorgi The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" As we''re arranging for keynotes for upcoming conferences, we''re getting lots of great confirmations. The Future of Museums Conference will feature Elizabeth Merritt and Alex Freeman.

Why Every Conference Should Be A Connected Conference-#ASCD13

The Web20Classroom

I''ve spent the last several days attending the 2013 ASCD Annual Conference in Chicago. And during the conference the Executive Director sent his first tweet and talked about the importance of educators to embrace social media to extend their learning.

From unCon to edCamp for #CUE16?

There is no box

I spent Friday morning of the conference over at the Hard Rock talking pedagogy, curriculum adoption and Google Apps. That was a big win for me personally because the CUE annual conference can sometimes feel overwhelming with all the tech tools. I love the edcamp model of unCon.

Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014


Join me and 1,000’s of educators at SDE’s National PD Conferences. If you''re a Michigan educator, be sure to mark your 2015 calendars for the MI Flip Conference and EdCamp Lansing. In March, I had the pleasure of attending two of my favorite conferences, MACUL and ASCD.

What kind of PD makes teachers smile? And on Saturday? EDCAMP

Tech Helpful

Year five of Edcamp GigCity is in the books. What many people probably don't know is that this is all volunteer led and run, and Edcamp Gigcity is unique in that the organizers represent higher ed, lower ed, public, and private school sectors. I love that about our edcamp!

Edtech Conference on an Aircraft Carrier? Yes, Please!

Two Guys and Some iPads

cuerockstar edcamp edcamphome edtechm san francisco remind 101 CUE Rock Star Camp: USS Hornet Classic Rock Event A few weeks ago I was approached with the opportunity to attend a CUE Rock Star Camp event in San Francisco.

Big ideas and ed trends from the #ASCD15 conference

The Cornerstone Blog

ASCD is one of the most important and influential conferences in the nation because it’s targeted toward school leaders and those who make big decisions in education. Here are 6 big ideas and educational trends I heard throughout the 3 day conference: 1) School culture.

Coming Soon: Edcamps, Brought to You by the Letters PBS


The do-it-yourself conference is coming to your local public broadcaster, as part of a new venture between the Edcamp Foundation and PBS Education. Between now and May, 10 local PBS affiliates will host a series of specially branded events, called PBS Edcamps, aimed at educators and caregivers of students in Pre-K through third grade. That represents a huge—and relatively untapped—market for Edcamps, which rely on social media, such as Twitter, to reach educators.

What is an EdCamp?


Edcamps are organic, participant-driven professional learning experiences for educators across the country and worldwide! I would say the key difference between an Edcamp and a typical educational conference is that they are unstructured and the sessions are based on sharing expertise. Here is how my experience of Edcamp went (I live tweeted during the day): What happened at #edcampBKK ? Have you been to an Edcamp?

The Rise of Online Professional Development!


Conferences organized by the Learning Revolution Project, have always been free! Learning Revolution conferences utilize Blackboard Collaborate for live sessions and recordings. And in most cases, I can access the content on my own time after the online conference is said and done.

Voxer, Twitter, and EdCamps: How to Tackle the Harsh Realities of Finding Good Statewide PD


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.

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.

Inspired Learning to Get Results Now at #ModelSchools

A Principal's Reflections

However, even as they talk about the need for a shift in teaching and learning, educational conferences often model a very familiar learning experience—what Daggett refers to as “Quadrant A” (or what many teachers call less kindly: “sit n’ git”).

Using EDCAMP for Professional Development for All Teachers

Saving Socrates

I attended my first EdCamp, called JEDCampNYNJ and on a Sunday last spring. You may be thinking, what makes this type of conference different than any other professional development conference I may have attended in the past? How often are you stuck at a conference with a less than inspiring speaker or a speaker who is inspiring but impractical (think the explosion of "Tony Robbinses" in education w/ TED) who goes on and on and on. At EdCamps, this is a given.

The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

Reflecting on a busy weekend of conversation and learning at this year’s annual ASCD conference in Los Angeles, a few bright spots stand out for me. These are the bright spots that make this year’s conference feel different than the last one I attended.

LIVE: Edutopia and the EdCamp Foundation from ISTE 2015


The Edcamp Foundation. TeacherCast Appearances by Edutopia and The Edcamp Foundation. Learn about the Edcamp Movement: The Definitive Podcast | @EdcampUSA #edcamp c. Invite TeacherCast to Speak or Broadcast at your conference.

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.

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.

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

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

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

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


One of the best parts of the job is checking out the education technology conferences that dot the globe. At EdSurge, we love to attend these gatherings, report from them and invite conference go-ers to share what they’ve learned as well. Fusion conference returns to Burlingame, Calif., The calendar below lists the locations and dates for most of the major K-12 conferences from in 2018. Anyone can attend any conference.

Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

Edcamps, One-to-One initiatives, Flipped Class, BYOD and connected collaboration were all topics discussed and vetted long before they were even recognized in the brick and mortar world of education. Like many people my first foray into the virtual world of connectedness was through Facebook.


Poor teachers: Who is to blame?

My Island View

Conferences vs. Unconferences. These presentation sessions are the mainstay of most education conferences that are counted on for professional development in the United States. The only choice for events are those on the menu which for the most part were arranged through RFP’s almost a year prior to the conference. This holds true in local, state, regional and national conferences of most education organizations.

#NYSCATE13 - A Conference that Knows How to Make IT Happen!

The Innovative Educator

I've attended a lot of conferences. Some nail it like EdCamps and EduCon , and others leave something to be desired. When it comes to throwing a worthwhile conference, NYSCATE is one that knows how to make it happen. I had the privilege to meet and canoodle with innovative educators at this year’s NYSCATE in Rochester and here are a few of my favorite things about what this conference did right. A conference that gets social media right.

Discussing an Augmented Reality World! - AR Detroit

Two Guys and Some iPads

When Erin and I arrived, we found Brian in the conference room playing with his new toy."Leap AR augmented reality augmented reality in education Aurasma Brad Waid Brian Wassom Daqri Daqri edtech Drew Minock edcamp EdReach edtech erin klein Google Glass Planets twitter Two Guys

#EdcampHOME is Where the Heart is. for Learning

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

In the 3+ hours of the un-conference, I can honestly say I did not move from my seat. edcamp #edtech collaboration edcamp gobstopper Google EdcampHOME demonstrated the power of organized mulitple Google Hangouts and educators'' desire to learn.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

CUE holds a myriad of educational technology related events including its Fall and National Conference , STEAMpunk Mobile Labs , and “ CUE Rock Star ” Camps , all of which are fun, innovative models of professional learning that occur throughout the United States. EdCamp Foundation. All for the kids we serve, Blog BreakoutEDU CUE EdCamp Foundation ISTE Learning Forward One-to-One Institute professional learning Project Red The Learning Accelerator

Celebrating edcamp, libcamp, unconference


The EdCamp Foundation announced the gift of a $2 million dollar, no strings attached, Bill and Melinda Gates grant. It was especially exciting for me because I was there at the birth of the powerful (now international) movement at EdCamp Philly 2010.

Podstock 2013 = Opportunity for Change

Two Guys and Some iPads

It''s a tech integration conference. But it''s more than a conference. apps apps for elementary augmented reality Aurasma edcamp EdReach edtech ESSDACK Explain Everything gettingsmart.com mini lesson podstock13 three ring

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please mark your calendars for November 18 - 22 for the fourth annual Global Education Conference ( [link] ). The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels.

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

Clicking with Cliques at Conferences #Flipcon15 #ISTE2015 #ECET2

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

We've been having a discussion in the newly formed #Flipcon15 Continued Voxer group about how to get new attendees more comfortable and connected at the conference. Attending large conferences is an overwhelming experience: so many sessions, so many people, so many places!

Educators as Empowered Learners

Tech Helpful

I participate in the following ways (please note that none of these options cost me a dime of money)- Edcamp GigCity. This is my fifth year of participating in this edcamp unconference in Chattanooga, TN.

What Lessons Can You Learn When You Rethink Your Leadership Strategies?


In this episode, we look at top down leadership strategies as seen in large conferences, and community based strategies as seen in the Edcamp model. Jeff sits down with Kathy Jourdain and Mike Ritzius to discuss how leadership styles can make or break your next project.