How to Hold Better Meetings

The CoolCatTeacher

Rushton Hurley gives us ideas for improving meetings. Rushton regularly keynotes at conferences and has trained and worked with teachers and school leaders around the world His fun and thoughtful talks center on inspiration and creativity; the connection between engaging learning and useful, affordable technology; the power of digital media; and the professional perspectives and experiences of teachers at all levels.

Go on an Epic Selfie Conference Adventure

Teacher Reboot Camp

Each year, I present at various face-to-face and virtual conferences around the world. Selfies are also a fun way to meet new people at a conference and create memories. For this reason, I’m sending you on an epic selfie adventure at your next conference. I presented this 5 minute Ignite for the #NotAnEdConferences group, which virtually helps teachers experience physical conferences they wish they could attend. More tips for an epic conference.


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How to Do Student-led Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

I love report card days now because this is when I get to meet parents. Today, that inclusive approach is integral to student-led conferences. What is a student-led conference? A student – led conference is where students between kindergarten and 12th grade meet with parents (with the teacher quietly at the side) to share the work they completed during the grading period and their progress toward overall goals. How to run a student-led conference.

Meet NEO at BETT 2020 in London!


Meeting with like-minded people and sharing ideas of what’s currently happening in the educational sector and also of what will happen — because the future is never that far away. The timing couldn’t be more perfect, as one of the world’s leading edtech conferences is just around the corner.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Today we talk about the conference, what people can expect from the conference and how to sign up. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16! My dear friends Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon are leading this conference.

Run your meetings edcamp style: The un-faculty faculty meeting

eSchool News

If you’re like most educators, you don’t have the time to waste on unproductive faculty meetings. That’s why administrators and teacher leaders should transform faculty meetings into engaging professional development (PD) opportunities. We did that in my school and increased faculty attendance by 10 percent on faculty meeting days ! Want to take it even further with engaging, interactive professional learning community (PLC)-style faculty meetings?

Make #ISTE2017 Awesome! Go On An Epic Conference Selfie Adventure

Teacher Reboot Camp

To celebrate I am sending you on a mission to create memorable conference experiences this year and go on an an Epic Selfie Conference Adventure. To complete this mission you will take at least 5 selfie images or videos, which meet any of the challenges listed below. Then post these selfies using the conference hashtag and #EdtechMissions. Conferences are packed with events. More Tips for an Epic Conference.

5 Must-have tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

For many, it means attending conferences like ISTE and NEA to learn how the heck to integrate technology into their lesson plans. If you aren’t a veteran conference attendee, you may wonder what you should bring. Now, you might be asked to scan a QR code and visit a website, access meeting documents online, interact digitally, or use a backchannel device to share your real-time thoughts with the presenter. Conference App. Most educational conferences have one.

2017 Teachers Pay Teachers’ July Conference — Overview

Ask a Tech Teacher

TpT 2017 Conference Observations. Every year, TpT holds a conference to share ideas with teacher-authors on how to build their stores, develop their platform, and make money off of their passion. It’s more like an Amway convention than an IBM shareholder meeting. By the end of the three-day conference, I felt equal parts ready to take on the world and overwhelmed at what I had to do to make that happen. Whoever planned this conference: Get them a cape!

East Meets West as Spring CUE Attracts Presenters from Across the US


Debbie Tannenbaum is a first time attendee and first time presenter at this year’s Spring CUE Conference. The post East Meets West as Spring CUE Attracts Presenters from Across the US appeared first on CUE, Inc.

7 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

For many, it means attending conferences like ISTE and NEA to learn how the heck to integrate technology into their lesson plans. If you aren’t a veteran conference attendee, you may wonder what you should bring. Now, you might be asked to scan a QR code and visit a website, access meeting documents online, interact digitally, or use a backchannel device to share your real-time thoughts with the presenter. Conference App. Most educational conferences have one.

Meet NEO at ISTE 2019!


For a few days at the end of this month Philadelphia will also be home to the most comprehensive educational technology conference in the world: ISTE. Meet NEO at ISTE 2019. Be a bold educator at ISTE 2019 and meet NEO in the expo hall at Booth 900 ! The post Meet NEO at ISTE 2019!

How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences


Before you know it, parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner. It’s easy to let the conference season catch us by surprise, but did you know that parent-teacher conferences are one of the best ways to boost parent engagement? Check out our guide for encouraging parental involvement in your school before, during, and after parent-teacher conferences. Encouraging Parental Involvement Before Conference Season. Tips for Parent-Teacher Conferences.

Remote Meeting Tips

The Innovative Educator

Enter the conference with video on After initial greeting, it's fine to turn off your video if you don't want to be on camera the whole time. Enter conference with mic off. Roles Assigning roles will help your remote meetings run more smoothly.

More Inclusive Meetings


We’ve written a lot here at ProfHacker about making meetings and conferences better. Recently, I came across this list from University of Michigan Department of Human Resources, 10 Tips for Inclusive Meetings. The list is great for both meetings and conferences, and includes issues of accessibility and inclusion. The list also doesn’t say to make clear what kind of meeting or conference this is, in terms of openness/transparency and purpose.

Meet NEO at ISTE 2018!


The ISTE Conference & Expo is recognized globally as the most comprehensive educational technology conference in the world. For more than three decades, educators and education leaders have gathered at the ISTE conference to engage in hands-on learning, exchange ideas and network with like-minded thinkers seeking to transform learning and teaching. Judging by the last year’s edition, things look even more promising for the days to come: Meet NEO at ISTE 2018!

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

I relish the opportunity for an in-person meeting or training to connect with colleagues and partners. Recently, I attended the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in Portland, Oregon, hosted by NTEN , to catch up on the newest trends in educational technology (edtech) and learn about cutting-edge tools that may be integrated to boost adult learning and workforce development initiatives at Digital Promise.

An OpenEd Conference Update

Iterating Toward Openness

After two amazing keynotes at #OpenEd19 this morning, I read the following statement to conference attendees: In 2003 I invited a small group of about forty people interested in open content and open courseware to Logan, Utah. Since then, this annual meeting has grown year after year to where we are today – 850 people interested in everything from open educational resources and open educational practices to sustainability and social justice.

Buncee-fied Student-Led Conferences


Conference time is always an exciting time in the life of any educator. Being able to allow students to conduct student-led conferences takes this experience to the next level. Meet the Author. The post Buncee-fied Student-Led Conferences appeared first on Buncee Blog.

Meet NEO at OEB 2017!


These are the questions the OEB Conference is planning to ask and find answers to. OEB — Online Educa Berlin — is a global, cross-sector conference on technology-supported education and training. This conference gathers together in Berlin thousands of stakeholders from the education sector, business, government, research and NGOs to explore many important areas of learning and technology. Meet NEO at OEB 2017! The only constant is change.

Upgrade your conference

eSchool News

So instead of doing what a sane person would do by sticking a beach chair in the sand and soaking up the summer rays, I plugged conference dates into my Google calendar! Much like teachers all across the country, edtech leaders like me attend conferences to learn about innovative and trendsetting edtech programming and strategies. Take advantage of the national/state chief technology officer (CTO) sessions at all the major conferences.

10 tips for a successful virtual school board meeting

eSchool News

When they can’t meet in person, school boards have to find ways to connect and conduct their business. During the global pandemic—and generally in any emergency circumstances—many states permit school boards to meet and make important board decisions virtually.

SDE Conference for Extraordinary Educators!


July 20 - 24 in Chicago 2013 I was excited when SDE contacted me to be a presenter for their summer conference this year. Many of the teachers below were named People Magazine''s Teacher of the Year, Disney Teacher of the Year, become their state''s teacher of the year and invited to meet the President, and some have become successful teacher-preneurs on Teachers Pay Teachers. I enjoy big conferences because they offer a chance to see so many wonderful people in one location.

Epson Announces Availability of Classroom and Meeting Room Projectors

eSchool News

Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, 1 today announced availability of eight new projectors designed for K-12 classrooms and small to medium-sized conference rooms. Ancillary Newsline classroom classrooms conference Epson K-12 projectors

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8 reasons why my students lead their own conferences

eSchool News

I can clearly picture my eight-year-old self staring out the large window, waiting for my parents to come home from my parent-teacher conference. From that point on, I transitioned to student-led conferences with elementary students. That first year they took 45 minutes per child, and I was meeting with students and their parents during my lunch, after school, or at night at the public library. This past year we added digital portfolios that transformed the conference.

Today’s Meet is Closed. What are your Alternatives?

Ask a Tech Teacher

As of June 16, 2018, Today’s Meet closed (read the full details here ). That iconic backchannel chat platform for classroom teachers and learners, the one that for ten years was the first name thought of when discussing feedback and collaboration, one that quickly became a staple in classrooms and conferences. It turns out, there are good options, depending upon whether you primarily use Today’s Meet for: backchannel and student response.

A Different Approach to Conferences


Why go to a conference? Here’s how I’ve been refining my conference-going strategy—particularly in light of the EdSurge Fusion event, which I attended last November. I’m going to start with the “why” of choosing to go to conferences outside my home turf of Virginia. Huge conferences, such as ISTE or ASCD, are fine places to sample a few ideas. Even before the conference got going, they organized a set of meetings between us and some of the conference speakers.

Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!


At this year’s CUE 2016 Fall Conference, we are working hard to make the attendee experience even more engaging and enjoyable than years past. We want to honor the “ah-hahs” that come from an amazing session, the laughter that comes from PLN meet-ups, and the big ideas you think about as you come face-to-face with some of the brightest and most passionate educators throughout the state. Note: The CUE 2016 Fall Conference is SOLD OUT.

Conferring Notes & Student Data (Paperless) with the Confer App - created by a National Board Certified Teacher!


Confer: The app that organizes your conferring notes and student data Though I''m considered to be a ''tech-savvy teacher,'' I still struggle with letting go of certain paper systems I''m use to. I grab my clipboard and sit alongside a student to start conferring away. At a quick glance, I can see who I need to meet with and later I can review my notes. Our literacy coach sent out an email about a conferring app. Would you like to try the Confer App?

The Coronavirus’ Chilling Effect Hits Edtech Industry Conferences


spike in coronavirus cases, which currently numbers around 118 cases in 16 states , is leaving the edtech conference industry with an existential (if not quite Shakespearean) question at the start of its busy events season: to host or not to host? The recent U.S.

The Age-Old Faculty Meeting Facelift

My Island View

Over the many years that #Edchat has been engaging educators, one topic that always generates a huge amount of interest, based on comments, is the faculty meeting. Teachers are required to attend the faculty meetings that administrators are required to hold and very few are happy with the results. The only upside is that with each meeting a check may be placed in the box for attending. Technology may be a way to update the tired model of the faculty meeting.

Creating Breakout Rooms with Google Meet

The Innovative Educator

It's easy to create breakout rooms using Google Meet. To create breakout rooms, do the following: Go to c Select create and name your room Select "Add Google Meet video conferencing" Select save Go back into your event and copy the meeting link to place in your agenda Here is what this would look like in an agenda. Once the conference is in place, participants can go to the appropriate meeting room and enjoy their learning

Meet NEO at ISTE 2016 in Denver!


The International Society for Technology in Education – ISTE – is a nonprofit organization that puts together the most comprehensive ed tech event in the world: ISTE Conference & Expo , with more than 21,000 people attending each year. ISTE Conference & Expo is the perfect place to meet like-minded educators with a shared enthusiasm for educational technology and a thirsty interest in how to use tech to truly enhance learning. Meet NEO at ISTE 2016.

Zen and the Art of Meaningful Meetings


Last week I had the extraordinary opportunity to spend time in the company of some very smart, interesting and generous university innovators when California State University Channel Islands hosted a meeting for the group, called the HAILstorm. At the end, we were asked to reflect on what we would take away from the meeting and how it might affect our practices on campus. Perhaps there doesn’t have to be a manifesto or action plans—perhaps the act of meeting has value in itself.

Google Meet is here to host your video meetings, for free

eSchool News

Google Cloud announced it’s making Google Meet, Google’s premium video-conferencing solution, free for everyone with availability rolling out over the coming weeks. Video meetings built on a secure foundation. Meet is designed, built and operated to be secure at scale.