5 Tips for Planning a Kidcamp, the Student-Driven #Edcamp

Edsurge

By now you’ve probably heard of edcamps —free, organic, participant-driven, “un-conferences” that empower educators to maximize professional learning experiences and peer networks. PD After Hours Earlier this year, Hackensack Public Schools hosted its first edcamp at Nellie K. Parker Elementary School. Edcamp After Hours , the first of its kind in northern NJ, ended up being a big hit. Tell your kids about what Edcamp does for educators like you.

How Teachers Can Learn From One Another at Unconferences, Meet-ups and Edcamps

MindShift

One district employee was smiling about how there were elementary and secondary teachers connecting and sharing: “Where else do you see this?” It was at an elementary school, and a healthy brunch was provided.

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: The Future of EdTech

Two Guys and Some iPads

3D apps apps for elementary AR augmented reality Aurasma edcamp edtech ESSDACK Explain Everything gettingsmart.com mini lesson podstock podstock13 screencasting Techlandia three ring tutorials 383 Shares! How many people can we reach?!

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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.

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.

Twitter has changed everything!

Two Guys and Some iPads

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

Towards Choice-Based Learning in Elementary

My Paperless Classroom

Sometimes you get to attend a surprise Edcamp. I was settling in to write when I saw a tweet about Edcamp Los Altos. At Edcamp LosAltos As the first session wrapped up, I was in the MPR and I started talking to John Miller.

Podstock 2013: Un-Conference Recap

Two Guys and Some iPads

3D apps apps for elementary AR augmented reality Aurasma edcamp ESSDACK Planets podcast podstock podstock13 three ring The Un-Conference The wait is finally over and Podstock 2013 is FINALLY HERE! We rolled into town yesterday around 4:15 and quickly checked into the Hotel at Waterwalk.

Podstock 2013 = Opportunity for Change

Two Guys and Some iPads

apps apps for elementary augmented reality Aurasma edcamp EdReach edtech ESSDACK Explain Everything gettingsmart.com mini lesson podstock13 three ring It is hard to believe that we depart on our 963 mile journey to Wichita, Kansas in just 3 days!

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.

Notes from the "Makerspace for Elementary Schools" Session @ #edcampsteam

Saving Socrates

In elementary school, a little more guided. Using hummingbird kit which they had at edcamp in Philly. Michele Sarrides @ferrbrook Makerspace- lot of philosophy, people make things, as broad or general as that. Electronic with robots, goal is use to do it yourself concept. It is designated space such as a library, or unused locker room they can refurbish. It is so broad and unspecific. In middle school or high school, have tutorials available and have stuff there for them.

A conference about what is sacred in education: 5Sigma Edu Con

iLearn Technology

Hundreds of conferences, workshops, MOOCS, edcamps, professional journals, blogs, the list seriously goes on and on. There are a lot of options for professional development. If you’re like me, your inbox and mailbox have a pretty consistent stream of offerings.

Wonderful Word Problem Breakthroughs

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to Felicia Casto talk about her awesome elementary math classroom. Webb Elementary in Navasota, Texas and works with teachers in her school and educators across the nation on how to best to embrace digital learning across a variety of platforms.

Inspired Learning to Get Results Now at #ModelSchools

A Principal's Reflections

Participants will also have the opportunity to attend a variety of makerspace-focused sessions, and learn from colleagues at schools that have successfully implemented makerspaces on their campuses, including Clark Burnett, a 4th grade teacher from Lang Ranch Elementary School in Thousand Oaks, CA.

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

Changing The Way We Educate Incrementally

Tech Helpful

Elementary Electives- One day when talking with our school president I said "wouldn't it be awesome if we could do electives with elementary students?" I've gotten involved with the organization of yearly Edcamp Gig City. Change is hard even if the change is exciting.

Digital Learning Day Reflections

Tech Helpful

We adopted the edcamp "rule of two feet" for this event. dlday collaboration digital learning day edtech elementary technology integrationLast Thursday Chattanooga Christian Lower School opened our doors for observations of technology integration.

Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

So whether it’s elementary or district leadership or high school leadership, and they have these organic one-on-one conversations outside of their brick-and-mortar buildings, and outside their own (mentorship).

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Math Teacher: 5 Principles of the Modern Mathematics Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Gerald Aungst is a “curiosity engineer” with more than 25 years of professional experience as an elementary teacher and curriculum specialist who empowers learners through inquiry and making.

How a Cheapskate Introduces Technology Tools

Tech Helpful

I actually bought one for every elementary teacher at our school and for 3of the middle school science teachers. I look for opportunities for my teachers to attend and I serve on organization committees to give more educators these chances- i.e. Edcamp Gigcity.

10 tips to retool your tech PD for the innovation age

eSchool News

At Grand Oak Elementary School in Huntersville, NC we have worked hard to create an environment where we are supporting our staff through this transition. Simulate an EdCamp model, focus on more engaging and longer term PD that is more in depth rather than isolated shorter sessions.

Today’s Classrooms Should Be About Flexible Teaching—Not Furniture

Edsurge

At the end of June a group of passionate, dedicated educators gathered for one of New Jersey’s last EdCamps of the 2017 school year. And how many elementary and middle schoolers do you see hanging out at Starbucks?) I even brought back the daily read-aloud activities in my rocking chair from my days as an elementary teacher—against protest from colleagues that “storytime” had no place in middle school.

This summer’s ultimate ed tech professional development guide

Nureva

Turn Your Elementary School into a STEM School! You can gain huge insights into how other teachers are making strides with ed tech without reaching for your credit card: EdcampsEdcamps are free, they’re teacher-led and the name of the game is participation.

The 2013 Highlights from Kleinspiration!

Kleinspiration

Top 5 National Finalist - Best Elementary Teacher) - Selected to Attend Teachers College in New York, Columbia Featured On: Some of my favorite blogs, podcasts, and sites are listed below. Happy New Year ~ from Kleinspiration This year was filled with many joyous moments.

Need Professional Development for a Reasonable Price?

Technology Bits Bytes and Nibbles

You will see real examples from real classrooms including Shelly’s very special classroom at Positive Tomorrows , an elementary school that provides education for homeless children. Friday, January 15, 2016. Alumni Center. K-State Campus, Manhattan, KS. Cost: $50 (includes lunch).

My #ISTE17 Takeaways

Tech Helpful

Big news from Wonder Workshop: Challenge Cards- Dash and Dot are some of our favorite robots to introduce robotics to preschool and elementary students. Rachelle and myself Traveling alone to ISTE this year gave me lots of time alone with my thoughts and my learning.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

And then also from an elementary standpoint, I had a teacher use it in lieu of … she used to have her students write personal narratives and then they would bind the book together as a classroom set and put it in the library.

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If Ferris Bueller Was At Our School #savmp #KidsDeserveIt #PrincipalsInAction #edchat

Adam Welcome

Jon is Vice-Principal at Sandy Hill Elementary School and his blog is featured on EdWords and BAM Radio! Adam is Principal at Montair Elementary School and co-founder of Kids Deserve It. Here is how they are getting it done: Student Run EdCamps Yes, you read that correctly.

To Build Teamwork, Breakout EDU Challenges Students to Think Out of the Box

Edsurge

I was on my way to my new gig as an elementary teacher one morning when I first heard the term “PBL paralysis” on a podcast. I had heard about Breakout EDU back in 2015 when it first hit the EdCamp scene in New Jersey. Chrissy ( @TheConnectedEdu ) is a veteran teacher with over 24 years experience with students in elementary and middle school.

Merritt Public Schools: How a Rural Oklahoma District Developed its Digital Learning Program

Education Superhighway

Walking into a Merritt Elementary School classroom today, you’ll find students using iPads to figure out math problems and submit their answers, while teachers grade those answers and provide feedback and follow-up support in real-time.

Effective Digital Leadership: Moving Our Schools Forward

EdTechSandyK

Edcamps - unconferences where there aren''t traditional keynote speakers or vendors. Royse City is hosting EdCamp Awesome in Feburary 2014. Ex: Creating elementary student handbook. Notes from a concurrent session at TASA Midwinter 2014.

mauilibrarian2's 10 Nominations for the 2013 Edublogs Awards #eddies13

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Best individual blog - One of the EdCamp Movement''s founders, Kristen Swanson , is in my exclusive Google+ MVP circle. Here are a few other nomination lists to check out: The ASIDe Blog Borchardt Elementary Library A.T. This is a fantastic reflective exercise for me!

Your Guide to Running a School Like Disney World

Edsurge

At Mary Williams Elementary , we strive to create a similarly magical feeling. This was the rationale for starting teacher-centered Edcamps during professional development. Lynn Colón is the proud principal of Mary Williams Elementary. Every year, millions of people flock to Disney World, the self-proclaimed “happiest place on Earth.” Many return year after year to spend their hard-earned money despite the long lines and unpredictable weather.

Literacy in the Digital Age: 9 Great Speaking & Listening Tools

Educator Innovator

Natalie Franzi is part of the Middletown Township Public School leadership team as an Elementary Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction. She has previously taught middle school reading and special education in an inclusive elementary setting. Natalie is involved in EDCampNJ , EDCamp Jersey Shore , EDCamp Leadership , NJ/PA ECET2 , and NJASCD.

Beyond "Ditching the Desks," 9 Creative Ways to Avoid "The Cemetery Effect"

Kleinspiration

Thank you - Tom Murray 9 Creative Ways to Avoid "The Cemetery Effect" For All Classrooms Being a current elementary teacher, I strive to create an environment that is highly engaging and interactive for my students.

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Connecting Teaching, Learning, & Leadership

EdTechSandyK

Dr. Mazza was the Lead Learner at Knapp Elementary School. (He 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.