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Connecting Voices through Robotics: An EdCamp Global Event

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

This year, our library is fortunate to have a robotics loan from Birdbrain Technologies. 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.

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

Edsurge

How to stay posted on the latest edtech events. Check out our Events board. 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. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but to keep posted on upcoming events near you, make sure to check out our. Events page. Aw, you left out my favorite event!

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

Edsurge

Learning never stops, and neither do events that spark ideas and conversations around the future of teaching and learning. 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). We’ve compiled this shortlist of education technology events for the K-12 community happening across the world in 2018. Here we go again!

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). For all you technology enthusiasts in California, CUE, an association that supports educators in the use of technology, has both free and paid events this summer.

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! As a full time technology consultant, I attend a lot of events around the country. 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. I am happy to add your event or opportunity.

#EdcampHome Promo

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

You DO NOT want to miss this FREE professional development event. For those of you not familiar with the Edcamp Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to support free edcamp unconferences for educators to exchange ideas and learn together. edcamp #edtech edcamp

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.

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. EdCamp Foundation. International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Disintermediating IT: The Secret Sauce To Small School EdTech Success

There is no box

The high school district was fortunate enough to recognize that to make forward progress with technology, they had to make a change. The main reason: the shift towards authentic technology integration into everyday instruction is happening right now.

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.

The Rise of Online Professional Development!

EdTechnocation.com

This was a paid online event which used Google Hangouts on Air to host live and recorded keynotes and presentations. In leading up to, during, and after the event, I found the whole thing to be well organized and well managed by an amazing task force !

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. In-Person Events -There are countless in-person events that take place year 'round so there's always somewhere to go. Edcamps can help fill that void.

Digital Learning Day Reflections

Tech Helpful

Last Thursday Chattanooga Christian Lower School opened our doors for observations of technology integration. We adopted the edcamp "rule of two feet" for this event. For many of our visitors, technology integration wasn't happening really.

Coming This Summer: Powerful, Peer-Led Professional Development That Won’t Bore

Edsurge

For us, it was at EdFoo 2017 , an un-conference of teachers, edtech gurus, funders and others gathered at Google’s Silicon Valley headquarters for three days of spontaneous learning. EdFoo “campers” create the event’s agenda collaboratively and on the fly, organizing their ideas on a whiteboard as the conference begins. Technology and new theories of learning have led to groundbreaking shifts in how we define and support great teaching, with educators themselves leading the charge.

From Playgrounds to Programmers: How Sharing Shapes Schools

Edsurge

Here are some examples of collaborations that we find inspiring: Educators with other educators: The New York City Independent School Technologists group is a long-running community of educators, technology administrators, instructional designers, and curricular leaders who habitually share what they are doing and seeing. The Edcamp movement is another example of educators organizing themselves for the simple purpose of sharing practices, successes, and miscues.

The 2013 Highlights from Kleinspiration!

Kleinspiration

Mastery Connect - ABCya Games - Remind101 - Class Dojo - IXL - The Answer Pad - Boom Writer - Science 4 Us - Buy Sell Teach - Vocabulary Spelling City Connect With Me in 2014 I''m speaking at the following events.

5 Ways to Prep for the Next School Year

EdTechTeam

3: Go to Conferences and Get Involved If you have the opportunity this summer, I highly encourage you to attend a summit, edcamp, or any type of conference where you can learn and grow. Also, check out Edcamps which are free, participant-driven conferences for professional development.

The 13-Strategy Checklist to Invite Diversity Into Professional Learning Opportunities

The Innovative Educator

When I returned from the International Society for Technology Educators ( #ISTE17 ), I shared in an article that I was disappointed in the lack of diversity in I experienced. Here are some actions we can take to invite diversity into ISTE and other conferences, events, and work we do.

Blog Awareness Month: Support SLPs Shortlisted in 2011 Edublog Awards!

SpeechTechie

Though I was a little bummed a few deserving nominees didn''t make it in, it was excellent that the event actually acknowledged SLPs as a standout and active group in the effort that defines the whole purpose of the awards- to acknowledge educators who are sharing through social media and help educators find and follow this content. right? :-) I''m really honored to be nominated in the Best EdTech/Resource Sharing Blog Category.

Campus Leaders: Developing Teacher Tech Leaders

RafranzDavis.com

The following is an excerpt from my book, The Missing Voices in Edtech: Bringing Diversity into Edtech. It is the chapter on teacher voice in edtech decisions where I describe ways that campus leaders can help teachers grow as digital leaders.

Transforming and Personalize PD in Your Own District

MSEDTechie

Edcamps , based on an Unconference model , are free, discussion-based sessions. The presentations are not predetermined, and anyone attending the event is considered a presenter. Ladue District has implemented a Technology Leadership Academy for teachers.

Enter the #squadgoals Challenge

EdTechTeam

The reason behind that was to build capacity within our teachers and ensure that they were equipped with the tools necessary to have a purposeful integration of technology. Another good reason to send a team to any event and especially a #gafesummit (there are many around the country!),

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Apple had a big press event this week. ” Via The New York Times : “ Edcamps : The ‘Unconferences,’ Where Teachers Teach Themselves.” ” No mention of how corporations flood these events with their products and pitches. Via the Getting Smart blog : “Incubating EdTech: AT&T Announces 4th Aspire Accelerator Class.”

Looking Back on 2013

Philly Teacher

PAECT is a wonderful organization that connects educators involved in educational technology across the state of Pennsylvania. This would give me an opportunity to make a difference in educational leadership outside of the educational technology realm I was used to inhabiting.

Looking Back on 2013

Philly Teacher

PAECT is a wonderful organization that connects educators involved in educational technology across the state of Pennsylvania. This would give me an opportunity to make a difference in educational leadership outside of the educational technology realm I was used to inhabiting.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Is Your Edtech Product a Refrigerator or Washing Machine?” I love this headline from Campus Technology , which echoes the wise words of Bill and Ted from their excellent adventure: “ Ed Tech Changes … and Stays the Same.” Via CMX : “ How Edcamp Scaled Up 1,500 Community Events Connecting Educators All Over the World.” “Why Fixing the Pipeline Alone Won’t End Edtech’s Diversity Problem ,” says Edsurge.

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Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Lucy Gray and I, the founders and co-chairs of this massive, worldwide, and free event, may have gotten ourselves a little behind this year on GlobalEdCon planning (with STEMxCon in September, then the Reform Symposium , Library 2.01 Our students are children of technology and the web.