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.

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! Edcamps became so powerful because they recognize and honor the expertise of teachers. Truly, being an Edcamp person saved me.

Connecting Voices through Robotics: An EdCamp Global Event

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We recently started talking on Twitter about how our kids could collaborate both synchronously and asynchronously, and we were looped in to a conversation about EdCamp Global. — edcamp Global (@edcampGlobal) January 23, 2016.

Augmented Reality: The Future of EdTech

Two Guys and Some iPads

Head on over to Getting Smart and check out Augmented Reality: The Future of EdTech to see how you can use augmented reality in your classroom. 383 Shares! How many people can we reach?! Keep sharing, spreading the word, and join the Revolution!

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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. We’re quickly approaching that time.

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.

Techlandia: The AR Episode

Two Guys and Some iPads

3D apps apps for elementary AR augmented reality Aurasma edcamp edcamphome edtech Planets podcast Techlandia three ring We were very excited to be on Techlandia last night! Check out the podcast to see us talk about augmented reality and how we use Three Ring in our classrooms.

Augmented Reality Triggers Page Added

Two Guys and Some iPads

3D apps apps for elementary AR augmented reality Aurasma Daqri Daqri edtech edcamp edtech Explain Everything gettingsmart.com parent teacher communication tutorials We have added a page called "triggers." This page will be devoted to engaging you using the Aurasma application.

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. We’re quickly approaching that time.

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.

#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. edcamp #edtech edcamp

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.

ThreeRing - “I feel like a fly on the wall in my child’s classroom.”

Two Guys and Some iPads

apps apps for elementary edcamp edcamphome EdReach edtech Explain Everything parent teacher communication podstock13 three ring www.threering.com Three Ring is a powerful tool that allows teachers to create, and share digital portfolios of the students in their classroom.

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.

Discussing an Augmented Reality World! - AR Detroit

Two Guys and Some iPads

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 On Monday, July 29th our baby took it''s first step!

Augmented Reality Session from #edcampHome

Two Guys and Some iPads

3D apps apps for elementary AR augmented reality Aurasma edcamp edcamphome edtech Planets I walked in the door after a 25 1/2 hour trip home from Podstock 2013 just in time to jump into the #educampHome Augmented Reality GHO.

Podstock 2013 = Opportunity for Change

Two Guys and Some iPads

It is going to be a busy, long few days filled with meeting new friends, old friends, and lots of edtech! apps apps for elementary augmented reality Aurasma edcamp EdReach edtech ESSDACK Explain Everything gettingsmart.com mini lesson podstock13 three ring

Twitter has changed everything!

Two Guys and Some iPads

Ashlee Logan- Our EdTech Rockstar friend from SC! apps for elementary edcamp erin klein Facebook Google Glass Google+ kevin honeycutt PLN social media twitter

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.

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. I recently attended a fist annual edtech summit hosted in a very remote county in northern California (Go Siskiyou!).

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.

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.

#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.

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. Are you an edtech coach? Image by Vishal Patel from Flickr. (CC-BY-NC-ND CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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."

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?”. 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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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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Can MakerSpaces Invent the Future? (Video)

Adjusting Course

Watch for our students next week as they present SpheroExo to teachers at EdCamp Eau Claire! Uncategorized 3D Printing Collaboration EdTech Elementary Greenwood GWgreats Innovation Makerbot Makerspace MakerSpaces Mobile MakerSpaces Robotics Sphero SpheroExo STEAM STEM Wayzata

App Overkill: Going Beyond the Buzz Words #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

There's a huge gap between what's being designed by edtech companies and what is happening in classrooms and what classrooms need. Closing Thoughts: Consolidation is happening rapidly in the EdTech market. apps edtech sxswedu SXSWedu17 SXSWedu2017

Desire vs. Obligation

Kyle Pace

Were you at an edcamp? Education Leadership ProfessionalDevelopment edchat edtech education professionaldevelopmentWhat’s your most memorable learning experience? Is it something from a long time ago or did it happen more recently?

Desire vs. Obligation

Kyle Pace

Were you at an edcamp? Education Leadership ProfessionalDevelopment edchat edtech education professionaldevelopmentWhat’s your most memorable learning experience? Is it something from a long time ago or did it happen more recently?

The Rumors are True! There’s a New Google Sites Coming!

Shake Up Learning

That alone has helped schools launch Google Sites in K12 schools across the globe, using Sites for e-portfolios, teacher websites, campus websites, edcamp websites, training websites, and much more. The post The Rumors are True! There’s a New Google Sites Coming!

10 Things to Make This Year More Than

Kyle Pace

Make this year more than just talking about going to an edcamp. Connected Educator EdTech Education LeadershipSchool has either just started or is getting ready to. What goals have you set for yourself this year? What do you want to “make this year more than” for 2015-2016?