What is an EdCamp?

EdTech4Beginners

Edcamps are organic, participant-driven professional learning experiences for educators across the country and worldwide! It was an excellent experience and I gained a lot of knowledge, ideas and resources from fellow educators. 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. Sign in and network with other educators pic.twitter.com/VvhkQVFajJ.

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. It’s a format for meaningful collaboration and it’s educators having face to face discussions around common themes of teaching and learning. So, have an edCamp every day on your campus.

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. What are the common mistakes that educators make when they’re trying to use FlipSnack? You know, I did have an educator say to me once I like to use it for student portfolios.

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Edcamp: It All Started with a Tweet

Educator Innovator

I was an early adopter of Twitter as a means of connecting with other educators, thanks in large part to Will Richardson and Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach. I loved the energy and collaboration that was happening there, as educators around the world found each other and built a network.

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

Edsurge

As testing comes to a close, the next big event for educators on the horizon is summer vacation. 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). Maybe wrap it around a trip to the Big Apple to see Times Square while building some early education teaching curriculum? They also have some one-week workshops for middle and high schools educators.

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

Edsurge

The Trifecta of Rural PD, Part 1: Social Chat Platforms Problem One: How do you gather a group of like-minded educators in one place in order to share ideas, when so many miles separate you? 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.

#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

Edtech Needs More Infrastructure, Educator Support in 2017

Edsurge

In our fourth year-end personal statement roundup, we’ve again asked thought leaders to share their outlooks on education, but with a twist. education technology agenda. Much work remains to be done to realize the full potential of education technology. While device penetration is increasing and edtech products are proliferating, adequate infrastructure in schools lags behind. Education Technology School Infrastructure Policy

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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.

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. Be engaged in the education community. Tweet.

The 6 Truths Of Effective Educators

The Web20Classroom

In all the work I have done with countless educators from across the world I believe we can break them down into two groups. Effective Educators are those that have a set of truths that they live by. They know they have limits yet are constantly seeking minute improvements to continue growing themselves as an educator. While formative assessment is a key part of knowing who their students are, Effective Educators go deeper. Effective Educators believe in CTE.

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.

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. During my time as a public school employee, I’d occasionally hear about educational organizations that were working to support schools in some capacity.

#EdcampHOME is Where the Heart is. for Learning

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

EdcampHOME demonstrated the power of organized mulitple Google Hangouts and educators'' desire to learn. I am the captain of my soul" or this case, my education. edcamp #edtech collaboration edcamp gobstopper Google

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. educational technology events As a full time technology consultant, I attend a lot of events around the country.

Disintermediating IT: The Secret Sauce To Small School EdTech Success

There is no box

My first job in education was at a small rural high school district. 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. Google Apps for Education.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Jeff Bradbury, IT Coach and Podcaster at the Teachercast Network and I talk about education podcasting and how it all works. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. We’re just regular educators.

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EdmodoCon 2013 Guest Post #6: L. Butler

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

In addition to creating Animoto videos, Lisa is active on Twitter (@SrtaLisa), writes about educational technology topics on her blog , and enjoys attending educational conferences. 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

The SUM of an Amazing Summer

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

When I look at how much I have evolved as a professional educator in the past year, I am astounded at the exponential rate at which I have learned so much from the talented educators I''ve had the pleasure of collaborating and interacting with on Twitter, Edmodo, and this blog. Sounds redundant, "professional educator," but really it isn''t--everything I have been doing has been outside of the classroom, yet still grounded in my teaching practice.

24 Pickup Lines for Every Stage of Your Relationship With Edtech

Edsurge

EdCamps. What binds these and countless other education ideas, events, words and buzzwords together? 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. Education Technology Fun Stuff CommunityHackathons. Platforms. Startups. Bootcamps. Pitchfests.

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

Edsurge

Technology has been a key component in the planting, fertilization, growth and eventually, the blossoming of new statewide initiatives including distance education and new professional learning opportunities for educators that have benefitted students in a variety of ways. I argue that rural states are where edtech companies, investors, and media outlets should be looking to to see truly innovative implementation of technology.

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? This blog post was originally published in Smart Blog on Education.

The Future’s Open Wide With These 60+ K-12 Education Technology Events in 2018-2019

Edsurge

From local Edcamps in your backyard to glitzy conferences dotting the globe, these convenings showcase exciting changes happening in schools and classrooms (and humbling lessons learned along the way). These conferences attract a wide swath of education stakeholders whose jobs and titles vary—teachers, administrators, researchers, CEOs, policymakers and investors, to name a few. Education Technology Events CommunityHere we go again!

50+ Can’t-Miss K-12 Education Technology Events for 2017-2018

Edsurge

And what better way to learn, grow and challenge ourselves than at the hundreds of education-themed bacchanals that dot the world? How to stay posted on the latest edtech events. To help you plan your upcoming travels, we’ve compiled a shortlist of more than 50 education technology events for the K-12 community happening across the world through June 2018. There are also recurring events—such as EdCamp and Maker Faire—that take place year-round across the country.

THANK YOU for 5 Amazing Years of Educational Podcasting! Thank You For Amazing Feedback!

TeacherCast

Information from A to Z on EdTech and teaching, it should you your go-to resource. Jeffrey Bradbury is clearly an innovator and a mover and shaker in the educational technology world. The topics are timely and appropriate for K-12 educators. Great info for educators!

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Sparking a Culture of Innovation in Northern New Jersey

Digital Promise

Prior to Northern Ignite , an Education Innovation Cluster in Northern New Jersey, there were very few formalized ways to share or celebrate this work. What began as a single meeting of 12 people at Harrington Park has grown into a regular gathering of more than 50 educators.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. ” The Department of Education plans to shutter its cafeteria , once known by the lovely name of EDibles. Marcus to serve as Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights. State and Local) Education Politics.

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

Edsurge

One of the best parts of the job is checking out the education technology conferences that dot the globe. It seems like every single city we go, there’s an edtech rodeo—and no matter where we go, we’ll find a good show. To help you plan your upcoming travels, we’ve compiled a shortlist of education technology events for the K-12 community happening across the world in 2018. gathering hundreds of education leaders, thinkers, researchers around learning, equity and technology.

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

Tech Helpful

Citizen- Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world. Educators: Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.

My EdcampNJ Highlights

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

On December 1st, 2012, educators from NJ and surrounding areas congregated at Linwood Middle School in North Brunswick for EdcampNJ''s free day of professional development. Keep those eyes peeled at Edcamp-- resources can be found anywhere!

The Rise of Online Professional Development!

EdTechnocation.com

This past weekend (September 6 & 7), CUE and the Learning Revolution Project held the first ever Online Summit Featuring Google for Education. Another important reason for virtual PD becoming so popular is because it allows educators a choice in how we want to learn and grow.

Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and our Favorite Chrome Extensions | #TechEducator 101

TeacherCast

In this Episode, we discuss and demonstrate our favorite Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and Chrome Extensions. The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology. Google Apps for Education Tricks Mentioned on Todays Show.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Chief of Staff and Additional Staff Hires.” ” Also on the list of new hires: Robert Eitel , “who had been criticized for his dual role as a top for-profit college official and Education Department adviser, has resigned from his position at Bridgepoint Education.” ” Immigration and Education.

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What if Chattanooga's Connected Educators Were Even More Connected?

Tech Helpful

I had 17 unique educators notice the tweets and respond- three of them were superintendent level educators, a few were edtech edus, at least three were principals or assistant principals and the majority seem to be classroom teachers but I do not know for sure.

Google Tips for Instructional Coaches and Tech Coaches

Shake Up Learning

Then Apple Educator following the same pattern…. As an edtech team (4 of us) we have a Team Drive that we have all GSuite files organized. Then Apple Educator following the same pattern. Pam is an Instructional Coach in Charleston, South Carolina with 22 years in education.