What is an EdCamp?

EdTech4Beginners

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 ? — EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS (@edtechneil) April 1, 2017.

edCamp Every Day #edCampSV #edCamp

There is no box

I then spent a very long lunch (we basically had our own session three at the lunch benches) talking about the future of edtech professional development. Upon returning home, I got to thinking, we should aspire to have edCamps happening on school campuses every day. So, have an edCamp every day on your campus. Commentary edcamp I just got back from #edCampSV and once again it was a day well spent.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Wakelet and WeVideo: Powerful Distance Learning Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Mr. Reicher is an avid learner who enjoys going to Edcamps and conferences. ” The post Wakelet and WeVideo: Powerful Distance Learning Edtech appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

EdTech 337

Looking Back Over a Decade

Philly Teacher

Digital and Media Literacy book edcamp edcamp philly reflection edtech isteA reflection on the last ten years.

How Are Educators Continuing Powerful Professional Learning Online?

Digital Promise

In June, the Edcamp Community joined our Digital Promise family. The Edcamp Community supports educators to organize and participate in participant-driven professional learning designed by and for educators. Upcoming Edcamps are always listed on our webpage.

Edcamp: It All Started with a Tweet

Educator Innovator

We held the first Edcamp in Philadelphia in May, 2010. People tweeted about it and around the country and the world; people began to follow #edcamp! The energy in that place gave birth to a movement that has grown in under five years from a single, initial Edcamp to over 600 events around the world. Edcamps became so powerful because they recognize and honor the expertise of teachers. Each Edcamp is organized by educators, for educators.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech. Vicki: Happy EdTech Tool Tuesday. In addition, Mandy supports professional learning as Director of the Collaborate, Inspire & Innovate Conference in Ripon, WI, as well as her Organizer and Public Relations Coordinator roles for edCamp Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) History and Social Sciences Teachers How to Guides.

EdTech 157

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

Edsurge

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.

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

Edsurge

Many teachers connect this way to learn about the latest in edtech tools, educational ideas and methods in teaching, and joining my fellow Nebraskan teachers for the weekly chat gives me a comfortable hour that flies by and is full of ideas and collaboration. 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? Worth the drive are EdCamps in Kansas City and St.

#EdcampHome Promo

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

For those of you not familiar with the Edcamp Foundation. About the Edcamp Foundation The Edcamp Foundation is a Delaware non-profit, which was started to promote organic, participant-driven professional development for K-12 educators worldwide. The foundation’s mission is to support free edcamp unconferences for educators to exchange ideas and learn together. One of the staple features of an Edcamp is the “Web2.0 edcamp #edtech edcamp

What Are Your EdTech Resolutions?

TeacherCast

What are your EdTech Resolutions for 2016? EdSurge Post/List of 2016 EdTech Conferences. Find or organize an EdCamp. What are your EdTech Resolutions for 2016? Download. Listen in a New Window. iTunes. Stitcher. SoundCloud. Leave a Review. Clammr It. Subscribe via RSS Subscribe on Android Follow @TeacherCast. Leave a VoiceMail. Perhaps you are looking to go paperless or use a new tool in your classroom.

Keeping Our Eyes on The #EdTech Horizon

Kyle Pace

Many of those same teachers also invested a lot of time and energy to learning about new ideas and technologies; whether that be attending a conference, edcamp, adding new books to their professional libraries or taking a grad class. From my own experience, as well as something that can be quickly deduced by chatting with any educator interested in edtech, keeping up with it all is a never-ending challenge. We’re quickly approaching that time.

8 Secrets To Providing Amazing EdTech Customer Service | By @JeffBradbury | @SamPatue

TeacherCast

Whether you are a teacher trying to figure out how to invest your limited class resource budget, or an edtech company trying to secure your place in the market, customer service is something to look at closely. Look for Edcamps <https://twitter.com/EdcampUSA> and offer support. EDcamps will be happy to hand out information about an app to participants, but companies should not miss out on the rich opportunity to join the education conversation. Tweet.

Keeping Our Eyes on The #EdTech Horizon

Kyle Pace

Many of those same teachers also invested a lot of time and energy to learning about new ideas and technologies; whether that be attending a conference, edcamp, adding new books to their professional libraries or taking a grad class. From my own experience, as well as something that can be quickly deduced by chatting with any educator interested in edtech, keeping up with it all is a never-ending challenge. We’re quickly approaching that time.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

As mentioned in my previous post 16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools , prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. EdCamp Foundation.

EdTech Events Calendar

The Electric Educator

There are a LOT of EdTech events. From EdCamps to state technology conferences to Google summits, there is always something going on! The EdTech community is awesome; caring, sharing, and fun! To help you get started, I created and am now maintaining a calendar of EdTech events in the United States. As a full time technology consultant, I attend a lot of events around the country. Getting connected to this group can take some time.

EdmodoCon 2013 Guest Post #6: L. Butler

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Lisa and I were lucky to connect during EdCamp Philly this past Spring! edcamp #edtech edmodo edmodocon teaching technology Guest post #6 is submitted by Lisa Butler, a middle school Spanish and Social Studies teacher in Hershey, PA. Lisa has been using Edmodo for 2.5 years and hosted an EdmodoCon viewing party, and "enjoyed both learning from the passionate speakers and the parallel discussions we had because of the sessions."

#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. edcamp #edtech collaboration edcamp gobstopper Google EdcampHOME demonstrated the power of organized mulitple Google Hangouts and educators'' desire to learn.

Edtech Needs More Infrastructure, Educator Support in 2017

Edsurge

While device penetration is increasing and edtech products are proliferating, adequate infrastructure in schools lags behind. 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.

The SUM of an Amazing Summer

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

edcamp #edtech #flipclass #njed assignments collaboration edcamp edmodo edmodocon This summer has been amazing, revitalizing, evolutionary, and. for my professional development. I could have written 20 posts about the events this summer, but I had no time to write! So, I will just sum it all up here. I''m still having trouble slowing down my brain to get the thoughts on this page.

8 Secrets To Providing Amazing EdTech Customer Service that Directly Affects Students and Classrooms

My Paperless Classroom

Whether you are a teacher trying to figure out how to invest your limited class resource budget, or an edtech company trying to secure your place in the market, customer service is something to look at closely. Look for Edcamps and offer support. Edcamps will be happy to hand out information about an app to participants, but companies should not miss out on the rich opportunity to join the education conversation. EdTech News Instructional Technology My Paperless Classroom

Disintermediating IT: The Secret Sauce To Small School EdTech Success

There is no box

Local IT service companies tend to be business focused, just like school IT shops of old, and are not well versed in the unique edtech challenges facing classrooms today. Thanks to the simplification of network management that Meraki brings to the table, the teacher was easily able to setup SSIDs for an edtech event hosted at the school for over 100 educators. I recently attended a fist annual edtech summit hosted in a very remote county in northern California (Go Siskiyou!).

Introducing the BEST Chrome Extension for Microsoft Office Users

TeacherCast

This past week I attended a fantastic session at EdCamp Central Jersey by my friend Bruce Reicher (@breicher) about 10 great (and amazing) things that you can do with Google. Over the last few months, I have had the privilege of working with, and training hundreds of teachers… EdTech News Chrome Extensions Google Google Add-ons Google Drive

Making the leap from a teacher to an Edtech coach

Kairos EdTech

I’ve just started my first year as an edtech coach at Colegio Inglés. As an edtech coach: 1. However, as an edtech coach I get to reach out to about 390 students. You may achieve amazing things on your own by directly influencing your students, but you will get farther if other edtech leaders accompany you on the journey. ISTE has also published the NETS for coaches , a fantastic collection of standards specifically dedicated to edtech coaches.

24 Pickup Lines for Every Stage of Your Relationship With Edtech

Edsurge

EdCamps. 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. To celebrate this most hallowed of Hallmark holidays , we offer this handy list to help you profess and pursue your love for education technology.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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?”. Six months later, I got an email from this random person that said, “Hey, I just wanted to let you know… We’re here at EdCamp Buffalo. The reason that we’re at EdCamp Buffalo is that I’ve heard your show, and it inspired me to create my own EdCamp.

How To 164

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

Edsurge

I argue that rural states are where edtech companies, investors, and media outlets should be looking to to see truly innovative implementation of technology. To Address It: Collaboration took place between the state and school districts, which led to the growth of several large statewide professional learning opportunities—including three successful Google Summits, Wyoming’s first Edcamp, Wyoming Technology and Engagement Curriculum monthly webinars, and a statewide conference.

My EdcampNJ Highlights

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Keep those eyes peeled at Edcamp-- resources can be found anywhere! How To Run Your Own Edcamp I enjoyed listening to Kevin Jarret and others discuss the structure and design of Edcamps and how to start Edcamps as PD in one''s own school. Edcamp-type sessions can start as small as having a discussion over lunch where teachers share ideas or having a once-a-month "unmeeting" where teachers show and share best practices.

The Rise of Online Professional Development!

EdTechnocation.com

That''s why I help plan Edcamp Honolulu! 8-9) Connected Educator Month (October) TeacherCast broadcasts by +Jeffrey Bradbury Check out all the Twitter chats on ChatSalad.com EdTech Mixed Plate LIVE Hangout (shameless plug) Google Rocks! Conference Edcamp hangouts online PD Social Media technology Virtual This past weekend (September 6 & 7), CUE and the Learning Revolution Project held the first ever Online Summit Featuring Google for Education.

10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

Twitter Chats, webinars, MOOCs, online courses, online conferences, virtual events, livestreams, Edcamps, Facebook groups, #Hashtags Find your hashtag community!

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Google Meet – SULS0110

Shake Up Learning

She has presented at FETC, the EdTechTeam Low Country Summit, and EdCamps. The post 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Google Meet – SULS0110 appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

Redesigning and Rethinking Conferences-Reflections On #ASCD14

The Web20Classroom

Everything from Edtech to Teacher Leadership, I usually come away with lots of ideas for going forward or things to think about. The session where this participatory type learning really benefited the attendees was the session about Edcamps. Kristen Swanson (an Edcamp Founder) designed a session that gave the Edcamp experience. We circled up chairs, suggested topics and then moved around the room so we could see what an Edcamp was like.

Google Challenges for Teachers! (FREE Template by Pam Hubler)

Shake Up Learning

She has presented at FETC, the EdTechTeam Low Country Summit, and EdCamps. Blended PD distance learning edtech educational technology For Tech Coaches Free Resources for teachers G Suite Google Instructional Technology Professional Development challenges pd professional development

#PottyPD: How to Make the Most of a Captive Audience (FREE TEMPLATE) – SULS043

Shake Up Learning

She has presented at FETC, the EdTechTeam Low Country Summit, and EdCamps. The post #PottyPD: How to Make the Most of a Captive Audience (FREE TEMPLATE) – SULS043 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Today we are chatting about something that may seem a bit taboo.

Taking Control Of Your Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

You can also visit the list of the Top 50 Must Read Edtech blogs and take a look at the Edublogs Awards Nominated blogs. Edcamps can help fill that void. You can read more about Edcamps and check out the Edcamp calendar to learn when one is taking place near you. Recently I was talking to a teacher friend of mine. He is what I would consider a very good teacher.