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.

Wakelet and WeVideo: Powerful Distance Learning Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teacher Bruce Reicher shares two of his favorite distance learning tools – Wakelet and Wevideo. He talks about how he uses them with students and teachers for classroom learning and teacher PD.

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edCamp Every Day #edCampSV #edCamp

There is no box

I attended two sessions in the morning, both involved great conversations around teaching and learning. 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

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.

Connecting Voices through Robotics: An EdCamp Global Event

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Currently, a group of 2nd-5th graders are meeting every Friday for one hour to learn to code these robots and create projects with them. Donna MacDonald (Vermont) and Jenny Lussier (Connecticut) are two wonderful friends who inspire me through my professional learning network, and they also have these robots on loan. Jenny and Donna wrote their robotics loan application with plans to collaborate with one another, and they have invited my students to jump in to their learning.

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.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn how she uses this tool. FlexPath – only at Capella University – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech. Vicki: Happy EdTech Tool Tuesday. The post Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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#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

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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. 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.

#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 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

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10 Years and 200 Episodes … What Have I Learned as an Instructional Coach?

TeacherCast

In the early part of 2012, I attended my first edCamp in Philadelphia. From that point forward, we started an adventure to create edCamp New Jersey which topped out at over 1,000 educators one year and was visited by the local cops because of the overflow of parking at the school building.

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.

EdmodoCon 2013 Guest Post #6: L. Butler

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

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." 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

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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.

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.

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. edcamp #edtech #flipclass #njed assignments collaboration edcamp edmodo edmodocon This summer has been amazing, revitalizing, evolutionary, and. for my professional development.

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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. The demands of this type of learning environment cannot be met with traditional outsourced business focused IT support. 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.

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

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Google Meet – SULS0110 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode with Shake Up Learning Trainer and Community Manager, Pam Hubler, we explore the new updates to Google Meet. Watch this quick video to learn how!

How To Value Individual Staff Profesional Development Through Incentive Programs

TeacherCast

Change is the end result of all true learning. – When times like this creep up, we must resort to a tactic that incentivizes their learning by offering them treats, or (in my house) bribes to get them to be good students both in school and at home.

24 Pickup Lines for Every Stage of Your Relationship With Edtech

Edsurge

EdCamps. A love for learning, teaching, education, a better tomorrow—and the role that technology could play. Hackathons. Platforms. Startups. Bootcamps. Pitchfests. What binds these and countless other education ideas, events, words and buzzwords together? Why, love, of course. To celebrate this most hallowed of Hallmark holidays , we offer this handy list to help you profess and pursue your love for education technology.

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 future of tech in schools isn’t suburban or urban.

10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

Now you need to take time for yourself and go on some learning adventures of your own! Discover more ways to design engaging distance learning experiences by taking my new accredited graduate course , Online Learning: Best Practices to Leverage the Power of Distance Learning.

Digital Learning Day Reflections

Tech Helpful

We adopted the edcamp "rule of two feet" for this event. Therefore, when I told them about digital learning day I didn't ask for anything special to happen, I just asked them to allow visitors when they normally used technology in the classrooms. dlday collaboration digital learning day edtech elementary technology integrationLast Thursday Chattanooga Christian Lower School opened our doors for observations of technology integration.

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

Shake Up Learning

FREE Template by Pam Hubler) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Virtual PD, or virtual professional learning, is more than just making things digital. AND, I will be sharing some new professional learning options myself, and here on Shake Up Learning.

Give Teachers Credit: They Know Learning Is Social

Edsurge

The parallels between the early days of the world wide web and today’s edtech scene are surreal. There is a lot of noise in edtech today, mostly coming from technology and consumer marketing-oriented companies. The future, and increasingly the present, of educator professional development is predicated upon insights and resources shared within professional learning communities. Education Technology Professional Development Learning Strategies

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

Shake Up Learning

The post #PottyPD: How to Make the Most of a Captive Audience (FREE TEMPLATE) – SULS043 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. We are talking about some alternative ways to share professional learning tips and strategies through what has been dubbed as #PottyPD.

How to DIY Your Distance Learning PD

Graphite Blog

But with the coronavirus pandemic disrupting more traditional professional learning opportunities like in-person conferences and workshops, it's time for you to chart your own course. Fortunately, there are plenty of informal ways to learn and grow professionally on your own.

My EdcampNJ Highlights

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Photo Credit: Kevin Jarrett High & Low-tech for Optimal Learning Not only teachers able to share ways to integrate technology in the classroom, but I also learned some low-tech techniques as well. 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.

3 Ways to Instantly Grow Your Personal Learning Network

Edsurge

Imagine a network of leaders from every sector of education: public schools and early learning centers, colleges and universities, museums and libraries, nonprofits and corporations. It’s the Remake Learning Network , a professional network of educators and innovators working together to shape the future of learning. It can also consist of individuals who’ve never met face-to-face but who find each other online, united by a common goal to collaborate and learn.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: You know, I learn so much — like talking to people — and it’s almost addictive, isn’t it? 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. I really love learning from podcasts.

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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. Who would be crazy enough to pass up a learning opportunity that is either extremely cheap or, in most cases, completely free!? Conferences organized by the Learning Revolution Project, have always been free! Learning Revolution conferences utilize Blackboard Collaborate for live sessions and recordings.

Connecting Teaching, Learning, & Leadership

EdTechSandyK

Notes from an edWeb.net Webinar 4/28/14 Dr. Joe Mazza Director of Connected Teaching, Learning & Leadership North Penn School District Dr. Mazza just took on his position in December. He is a project manager, promoting connected teaching, learning, & leadership. You have taken control of your own learning You have made the decision to be a public learner, swimming through social media waters using tools like Twitter, Google+, Linked In, blogs, etc.

How to Choose a Digital Assessment Strategy – SULS010

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Choose a Digital Assessment Strategy – SULS010 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Every teacher can learn something from this very special on-air coaching episode. shakeuplearning #edtech. In This Episode: [00:28] – Kasey welcomes listeners back to the Shake Up Learning Show, and introduces today’s guest! [02:16] 32:02] – Did Carly’s original assessment align to the learning goals that she had for her students? [34:44] Edcamp.

How Kristen Swanson Applies Her Classroom Experience to Lead ‘Professional Learning’ at Slack

Edsurge

What’s a typical day like for the director of learning at Slack, the fast-growing messaging app that aims to eliminate the need for e-mail? Before she landed at Slack, Swanson was already a well-known figure in edtech. She began her career as a third-grade teacher, later served as director of technology for a school district, then directed a research department at BrightBytes, which helps K-12 administrators and school leaders align school spending with learning outcomes.

A National Push for More ‘Active Use’ of Technology in Learning

Educator Innovator

In its 2016 National Education Technology Plan, the Department of Education emphasizes model approaches to digital learning. Katie and Jason’s work, part of a collected free ebook called Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom , was one of several highlighted in the Department of Education’s 2016 National Education Technology Plan , “ Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education (PDF).” Educator Innovator Blog #edtech #edtechequity #techquity

A Framework for Blended PD (Part 2) – SULS072

Shake Up Learning

The post A Framework for Blended PD (Part 2) – SULS072 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. As most schools in the US prepare for the start of school online or in some blended format, it’s important to think specifically about teachers’ professional learning.