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 ? Have you been to an Edcamp?

How to Maximize your EdCamp Experience

Educational Technology Guy

Edcamps are the "unconference". Edcamp is a great series of free, unconferences for educators. Edcamps are excellent resources for teachers and offer some of the finest professional development around. Find an Edcamp near you and attend, learn, share, and collaborate.

Edcamp Online 2014

Educator Innovator

Edcamps are a significant part of the Connected Educator Movement. Edcamps are unconference events designed for educators. This year, the Edcamp Foundation , an Educator Innovator partner, has teamed up with MIT Media Lab and the National Writing Project to offer the 2nd Annual #Edcamp Online. While Edcamps are usually face-to-face sessions, this one will connect people from any place and location.

edWeb Supports Edcamp Phoenix

edWeb.net

Edcamps are a great way for educators to meet with peers in their area and share great ideas. edWeb was pleased to be able to support our friends Peggy George and Deirdre Shetler with EdCamp Phoenix. Edcamp Phoenix has come and gone, and what an event it was! edWeb Blog edcamp

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.

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. Edcamp After Hours , the first of its kind in northern NJ, ended up being a big hit. The energy and enthusiasm filtered down to the students, who then asked if they could hold an edcamp of their own.

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

MindShift

For larger, more efficient unconferences, the Edcamp Foundation has a site full of resources and ideas for anybody who wants to organize their own “Edcamp,” which is simply a well-articulated version of an education unconference.

EdCamp CT is Aug 10th. I'm going. Are you? You should be!

Educational Technology Guy

Edcamp is a great series of free, unconferences for educators. The Edcamp model is unique in that attendees set the agenda the morning of the conference and the sessions are not led by one person, but are rather a collaboration of both the facilitator and attendees. EdCamp is coming back to Connecticut this summer. If you haven''t been to an EdCamp yet, you need to get to one! See the related link below for more information about other upcoming EdCamps near you.

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.

2 Unconferences in 2 Days: EdCamp Honolulu and EdCampOnline -- Part 1 of 2

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

I hadn''t ever been to an EdCamp before, so to attend two in two days was quite amazing. One event was in person, the other was online (a first not only for me, but for edcamps!). So this is Part I: mainly about the resources I gathered at EdCamp Honolulu , October 19, 2013.

First EdCamp Kauai! -- April 25, 2015

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Experimenting with Storify to help document Edcamp Kauai's inaugural event. In fact, +Lisa Mireles and +jessica kerber , wouldn't it be fantastic to have a followup Google Rocks! Congratulations! Anything else to add to the story?

How to Maximize the EdCamp Experience: 6 Tips! [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

How to Maximize the EdCamp Experience (Click to view full size image) 6 Tips to Maximize the EdCamp Experience There are so many wonderful reasons that I love EdCamps! Below are some tips for new and experienced EdCampers! What is EdCamp?

From unCon to edCamp for #CUE16?

There is no box

I spent Friday morning of the conference over at the Hard Rock talking pedagogy, curriculum adoption and Google Apps. Attendance at the UnCon wasn’t great but every edcamp (another uncon) I’ve ever attended started small and built over time. I love the edcamp model of unCon.

HOW TO EDCAMP! Notes from a workshop by Kevin Jarrett

Saving Socrates

Kevin Jarrett (@kjarrett) spoke about how to run an edcamp at #edcampsteam. https://docs.google.com/document/d/148stWNaJWyjOXQrxCdMFuuhSpx6EC4oeTK88W_FtUrE/edit It isn''t trademarked for an edcamp. Edcamp rules, has to be open to all, at school unconference. This is what an edcamp should be. You can learn about stuff at an edcamp. Google hangouts is a great way for this. In a hangout and main way to communicate google groups.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Weekly Free Event Calendar - Conference Keynotes Update - Edcamp USDOE - Digital Citizenship

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Friday, June 6th at 8am - 3pm in Washington, DC Edcamp US Department of Education: Leading, Learning, Listening , Edcamp US DOE will be an intimate gathering of teacher leaders and policy leaders in order to discuss the most important issues in education.

About Google Games and Two Conferences -- a Hangout by Hawaii Educators

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

This week in our Tuesday Google Rocks! Hangout On Air we talked about a few Google Games, and debriefed about the Schools of the Future Conference and Ed Camp Honolulu. EdCamp Honolulu Google Games Google+ Hangouts Hawaii Schools of the Future Conference

Twitter has changed everything!

Two Guys and Some iPads

When I started my education career many educators I knew feared social media like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and others could only do harm to your career. apps for elementary edcamp erin klein Facebook Google Glass Google+ kevin honeycutt PLN social media twitter

Interesting idea - Chromebook + Nexus 7 instead of just an iPad

Educational Technology Guy

Account management is very easy with the Chromebooks and Nexus 7 using Google accounts for each student. Google Apps for Education would also be a great way to utilize these devices and provide excellent resources for the students and faculty and staff. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

#EdcampHome Promo

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

You can attend in your PJ''s, bathing suit, or other attire via Google Hangouts and/or watching the live action on the EdcampHOME site. For those of you not familiar with the Edcamp Foundation. One of the staple features of an Edcamp is the “Web2.0 edcamp #edtech edcamp

Google Forms & Group Discussion

EdTechTeam

This was all good until I realized that I could use my new skill learned at the San Diego EdCamp (thanks, Kyra Bowers !) Having my Google Form pulled up on a tablet is much cooler! The GOLD is in the Google Sheet that is created.

Educators as Empowered Learners

Tech Helpful

For instance, this year I have a goal to work on my Google Educator Certifications. As a technology coordinator, I believe this will give me a skill set that will aid me in supporting the teachers at my Google Suites adopted school.

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!

Fast Company Names Most Innovative Education Companies 2015

Marketplace K-12

The magazine chose the College Board, Google, Edcamp, Revolution Foods, Summit Public Schools, Democrats for Education Reform, and Teachers Pay Teachers among its top 10 "most innovative.". Ed-tech Google Innovation collegeboard democratsforeducationreform edcamp google summitpublicschools teacherspayteachers

#edcampHOME Opening Session

Kairos EdTech

edcamp edcamphome GHO Google Hangout on Air This is the opening session about to begin now. Click refresh in your browser if necessary. Enjoy! The session board is beginning to get very much populated.

2 New Google Classroom Features! (Added 8/12/14)

EdTechnocation.com

Google added 2 new features to Classroom today! Google promised added features and updates and they delivered today with 2 new features added to Google Classroom! The first new feature in Google Classroom can be found in the menu at the top of the Classroom page.

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

Shake Up Learning

There’s a New Google Sites Coming! Credit: Google Apps Updates. The NEW Google Sites. There is FINALLY a new version of Google Sites coming. If you have ever attended my Google Sites training, you know that I often refer to Google Sites as an, “acquired taste.”

Finishing Strong by Taking Chances?

Tech Helpful

I want to share five things you might try in your classroom in these last weeks to take a chance on creating something valuable for the future (yours, your current students, and even your future students): Genius Hour or 20% Time.This is a creation of the Google Company themselves.

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Edtech Conference on an Aircraft Carrier? Yes, Please!

Two Guys and Some iPads

cuerockstar edcamp edcamphome edtechm san francisco remind 101 CUE Rock Star Camp: USS Hornet Classic Rock Event A few weeks ago I was approached with the opportunity to attend a CUE Rock Star Camp event in San Francisco.

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 Top Gun of EdTech Conference

Two Guys and Some iPads

We have communicated a lot through twitter, Google hangouts, and even worked together on projects throughout the summer. I have spent the past several days trying to wrap my brain around everything that took place last week in San Francisco.

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#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 did have a few frustrating moments when trying to sign up for the first session and not being able to do so on the log jammed Google doc ( Karl saved the day!),

EdCampCT Reflections and Resources

Educational Technology Guy

For those who don''t know, Edcamp is a great series of free, unconferences for educators. The Edcamp model is unique in that attendees set the agenda the morning of the conference and the sessions are not led by one person, but are rather a collaboration of both the facilitator and attendees. I highly recommend Edcamps! Follow me on Twitter and Google+. edcamp free resources professional development

Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

Edcamps, One-to-One initiatives, Flipped Class, BYOD and connected collaboration were all topics discussed and vetted long before they were even recognized in the brick and mortar world of education. This led me to both SKYPE and Google Hangout.

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First EdCampHome - live streamed here

Kairos EdTech

This is the first EdCamp that has been organized on an online setting. I''m offering this option here on my blog as an alternative to where the Google Hangouts will be hosted: edcamphome website A big shout out goes to +Karl Lindgren-Streicher +David Theriault +Kelly Kermode +Shawn White for organizing and putting together this innovative and creative way to bring PD to the next level. edcamp GHO Google Hangouts PD unconference

Edublog 2011 Award Nominations

Kleinspiration

Pace recently became a Google Certified teacher and is an amazing blogger and avid Tweeter. Best open PD / unconference / webinar series: EdCamp EdCamp has redefined the way the traditional conference or workshop operates.

The SUM of an Amazing Summer

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Between attending FlipCon 2013, EdcampHome, EdmodoCon 2013 , Google Apps Training & TeachMeetNJ, working with the Gobstopper folks, AND having the release of my first ever contribution-to-a-third-party-published-book ( Flipping 2.0 ) AND meeting face to face with some amazing folks from my PLN, I couldn''t have asked for a better summer. edcamp #edtech #flipclass #njed assignments collaboration edcamp edmodo edmodocon