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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.

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


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

EdCamp Foundation. The grassroots effort is supported by hundreds of free EdCamps organized around the world each year and is undoubtedly one of the most robust, fast moving, game changing forms of professional learning worldwide. 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

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

Educational Technology Guy

Their data and files are all online so they can still access them anywhere. Android chromebooks edcamp google Chrome OS Google for Educators iPad At EdcampCT this past week, I was chatting with Greg McVerry ( @jgmac1106 ) about devices, 1-1 and BYOD and he made an interesting comment.

Discussing an Augmented Reality World! - AR Detroit

Two Guys and Some iPads

An Attorney, Law Students, An Executive Producer, The Co-Founder of Red Piston, Educators, A Business Development Manager, A Business Development Director, An Instructional Designer & Technical Writer, Some Data Scientist, Some Engineers & Programmers and more.

A PD Perspective

My Island View

Things change so fast, that we are now faced with “data obsolescence”.

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

Philly Teacher

This focus on the “best” teachers also brings the conversation back to over quantifying teaching and does nothing to eliminate the constraints that endless data put on excellent teaching. education teaching reflection edcamp Department of Education

A PD Perspective

My Island View

Things change so fast, that we are now faced with “data obsolescence”.

Educators as Empowered Citizens (Unpacking the ISTE Standards for Educators)

Tech Helpful

Model and promote management of personal data and digital identity and protect student data privacy. I offer help in my community through edcamps and technology conferences. Management of personal data. Protect student data privacy. Empowered Professional 3.

Parent/Educator EDU

My Island View

Presenting mounds of data without real context will be wasted. The Edcamp model of instruction for professional development seems to fit the bill for the needs of both educators and parents. All Edcamp topic sessions are based on conversation and not lecture.

Towards Choice-Based Learning in Elementary

My Paperless Classroom

Sometimes you get to attend a surprise Edcamp. I was settling in to write when I saw a tweet about Edcamp Los Altos. At Edcamp LosAltos As the first session wrapped up, I was in the MPR and I started talking to John Miller.

App Overkill: Going Beyond the Buzz Words #SXSWedu


Good resources for finding quality digital resources and apps: Students EdCamp PLN on Twitter Educator Blogs When selecting tools and resources: Ask what the core functionality of the app is. Once you have the data, what do you do with it?

5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

Teachers won’t ask for help even when student formative data shows they need it if their request for help is misunderstood or even worse – used against them. At Edcamps across the world, teachers show up on a Saturday morning to an unconference location.

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Questions To Ask For #LeadershipDay12

The Web20Classroom

Data is important. How, as the technology leader do you provide access to systems that allow teachers to critically analyze data? Are they going to conferences or Edcamps to expand their horizons or see what conversations teachers are having? Once again, its #LeadershipDay.

Rethinking Professional Development So It Actually Improves Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve talked to some administrators who say, “Hey, we did an EdCamp last month, and the teachers loved it. Or “We need you to do this because we see it as a major deficit in our school’s data, and we have to understand it better and do it better.”.

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My #ISTE17 Takeaways

Tech Helpful

Steven's sharing of data shows a window of opportunity to reach our families and share our stories in a platform that will be looked at. Rachelle and myself Traveling alone to ISTE this year gave me lots of time alone with my thoughts and my learning.

Confessions of a Digital Leader: Connectedness is a Part of This Work


I found twitter, Edcamp and connected to teachers. Student privacy/data wasn’t a part of my vocabulary. There was a time in my academic career that I thought that every classroom should have an interactive whiteboard.

24 Pickup Lines for Every Stage of Your Relationship With Edtech


EdCamps. Your data is always secure with me. I, product, take thee, user, to be my data. Hackathons. Platforms. Startups. Bootcamps. Pitchfests. What binds these and countless other education ideas, events, words and buzzwords together? Why, love, of course. A love for learning, teaching, education, a better tomorrow—and the role that technology could play.

The Paperless Way to Collect Parent Contact Information!


A Google Form can be a quick and easy way to collect this information, but once you have it gathered, there are some bonuses to what you can do with the data! From Pot Luck Party sign ups, to in-class data collection for math, and even quizzes and formative assessments!

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Inside Higher Ed : “The number of career colleges and the number of credentials they award have dropped by roughly 20 percent in the last four years, new data from the U.S. ” Via The New York Times : “ Edcamps : The ‘Unconferences,’ Where Teachers Teach Themselves.” Via The Verge : “ MIT fed an AI data from Reddit , and now it only thinks about murder.” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

Kidcasts: Podcasts for kiddos


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

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via CMX : “ How Edcamp Scaled Up 1,500 Community Events Connecting Educators All Over the World.” The Omidyar Network has invested $850,000 in the “future of tech” research organization Data & Society. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ Where Every Student Is a Potential Data Point.” ” Speaking of predictive policing… Via Edsurge : “This Mathematician Brought Big Data to Advising.

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My Journey Towards Innovation- A Google Certified Innovator Story


Google has specific beliefs about learning based on data. They just kept coming… We had sparks (inspirational talks), then sprints (speed work time), hypercamps (an edcamp 1st cousin), then reflections, dance battles, and magic tricks.we

Your Guide to Running a School Like Disney World


This was the rationale for starting teacher-centered Edcamps during professional development. At PTO meetings, I reveal market trends and student data. Every year, millions of people flock to Disney World, the self-proclaimed “happiest place on Earth.” Many return year after year to spend their hard-earned money despite the long lines and unpredictable weather. Because of the magical feeling that exists there, and the way people who run the park make them feel.

Empowering or Stifling Voice?

The Principal of Change

She then saw how this came back around to her when she had felt her voice was being shut down at an EdCamp: Every time I opened my mouth to say something it was met with a snarky comment, laughter, or simply dismissed.

Literacy in the Digital Age: 9 Great Speaking & Listening Tools

Educator Innovator

Additionally, by embedding formative assessment checks throughout the video and analyzing real time data based on student response, teachers can provide precise intervention or enrichment along with timely and specific feedback. Natalie is involved in EDCampNJ , EDCamp Jersey Shore , EDCamp Leadership , NJ/PA ECET2 , and NJASCD.

Edtech Needs More Infrastructure, Educator Support in 2017


Teachers are hungry for collaborative learning experiences as evidenced by the growth of Edcamps , and they need more opportunities to reflect on their practice, especially as it relates to the use of technology in the classroom. Editor’s Note: ‘Tis the season of giving, eating and reflecting, a time to look back on 2016 and to make bold predictions about what next year may hold.

What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

Tech Helpful

This hit me at an Edcamp last year when topics of discussion were listed on the board and hands went up all over the room asking things like "what's a makerspace?", "what's augmented reality?", "what does PBL stand for?"

The Greatest Challenge Facing School Leaders in a Digital World


Fed by our own uncertainties, occasional anecdotes, and sensational stories from the media, we ignore the data that overwhelmingly show that digital environments are no worse—and often better—than in-person environments. That is to say, the data show that in-person environments nearly always have higher rates of bullying, harassment, and abuse/predation than digital environments.

Twitter Equals Growth Mindset?

The Principal of Change

I used to feel the same way about Edcamp; I did not really understand the appeal of the process and thought it seemingly was a waste of time, even though so many people said the exact opposite. There is a lot of talk in education about Carol Dweck’s “growth mindset” , in which she discusses the idea that beliefs that “abilities, intelligence, and talents can be developed.”