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 comes to CT - twice this year! Join in, share, learn.

Educational Technology Guy

Edcamps are the "unconference". Edcamp is a great series of free, unconferences for educators. Here is a great article by Mary Beth Hertz on Edcamp and the unconference idea. Here is a calendar of all EdCamps scheduled so far. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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?

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


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.

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. 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.

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.

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+.

First EdCamp Kauai! -- April 25, 2015

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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?

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

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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.

What is an EdCamp?


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?

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.”

#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

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

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.

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!

#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!),

4 Reasons to Teach Students the Research Process with Google Drive!

4 Reasons to Teach Your Students the Research Process with Google Drive Show your students the power of Google Drive while conducting research! Luckily we have a wonderful online suite of tools to help ease and manage this process, all included within Google Drive!

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

The Rise of Online Professional Development!

This past weekend (September 6 & 7), CUE and the Learning Revolution Project held the first ever Online Summit Featuring Google for Education. This was a paid online event which used Google Hangouts on Air to host live and recorded keynotes and presentations.

Google Forms & Group Discussion


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.

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

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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

Seesaw - Notes from #EdCampR13 Session | #EdCamp


Example shown by facilitator was a template she made in Google Slides for demonstrating understanding of a multiplication problem. Students could save the PDF to their Google Drive if you aren't using the paid version that allows the journal to follow the student from year to year.

Introducing the BEST Chrome Extension for Microsoft Office Users


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.

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

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


In this Episode, we discuss and demonstrate our favorite Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and Chrome Extensions. Google Apps for Education Tricks Mentioned on Todays Show. Turn any Google Doc or item in your Google Drive into a fantastic looking WordCloud. Download.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


The Paperless Way to Collect Parent Contact Information!

Collect Parent Contact Information w/ a Google Form! Use a Google Form to gather Parent Contact Information this school year! A Google Form can be a quick and easy way to collect this information, but once you have it gathered, there are some bonuses to what you can do with the data!

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

My Journey Towards Innovation- A Google Certified Innovator Story


somebody very smart) I am a Google Certified Innovator This time last week, I was on my way to Mountain View, California to embark on an experience that is difficult to put into words. As Google guests, we reaped all those benefits.

My #ISTE17 Takeaways

Tech Helpful

I was "all in" for learning this week and here are my takeaways to learning more about: Google Applied Digital Skills - Yes, I did stand in a 30 minute line for a 30 minute session to learn more about Google's new Applied Digital Skills curriculum.

Compliance does not foster innovation.

The Principal of Change

I’ve been reading the book, “The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace”, by Ron Friedman , and was struck by this part on Google’s 20% time.

The Importance of Relationships, Voice and Digital Leadership #EdCampUSA

Shake Up Learning

Great group shot of #edcampusdoed w/ @arneduncan — Zac Chase (@MrChase) May 29, 2015 #EdCampUSA On Friday, May 29, I had the privilege to attend #EdCampUSA (aka EdCamp DOED) in Washington D.C. This was no ordinary EdCamp. This EdCamp was held at the U.S.

Edublog 2011 Award Nominations


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.

Excellent Online Professional Development Resources for Teachers

Educational Technology Guy

There are new forms of in-person professional development, like Edcamps , that are also a great way for educators to learn new things. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Professional Development for educators is something that I believe still needs to be improved.

Tools for Changing/Improving PD and Meetings

Educational Technology Guy

Google Docs/Google Drive - use Google Docs for meeting and PD agendas and shared resources. Google+ - use Google+ and create a Circle for your PD or meeting groups and hold online discussions, post resources, and more, all online. Google+ Hangouts - use this video conferencing tool to hold virtual meetings and training sessions. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Google docs in the classroom Google for Educators google plus professional developmen