What is an EdCamp?

EdTech4Beginners

Edcamps are organic, participant-driven professional learning experiences for educators across the country and worldwide! It was an excellent experience and I gained a lot of knowledge, ideas and resources from fellow educators. 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. Have you been to an Edcamp?

Celebrating Maker Learning with the Edcamp Foundation

Digital Promise

On Saturday, November 4, more than 60 educators joined Digital Promise and Maker Ed for Edcamp: Maker Promise , a full day of powerful professional learning through and about making. Edcamp: Maker Promise was hosted by Friends’ Central School in Wynnewood, PA. As part of the Maker Promise collaboration between Maker Ed and Digital Promise, we held this first Edcamp: Maker Promise to launch a new partnership between Maker Promise and the Edcamp Foundation.

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. It is schedule right before school starts, so it is a great way to get back into the "swing of things" and get some great ideas and resources for the coming school year.

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.

Edcamp Boston!

SpeechTechie

I attended my second Edcamp Boston Saturday, making it my 3rd official "unconference." Edcamps are really more of a movement than anything, an acknowledgment that we as educators have so much we can learn from each other! You can see the list of shared resources here!

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.

How to Be Awesome at #Edcamp! [FREE Poster Download!]

Shake Up Learning

How to Be Awesome at #EdCamp Poster | www.ShakeUpLearning.com | #edchat #hackpd #teaching The #EdCamp Revolution is here to stay! Have you attended an EdCamp yet? In case you haven''t been paying attention, the EdCamp movement is changing the way educators connect and learn.

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. A good resource was www.help4teachers.com. You can see a list of all of the resources shared during the smackdown here. I highly recommend Edcamps!

Excellent Online Professional Development Resources for Teachers

Educational Technology Guy

Social media provides a great resource for educators, especially Twitter, to connect, share and learn with other educators. There are new forms of in-person professional development, like Edcamps , that are also a great way for educators to learn new things.

"What is the Mindset of a Maker Educator?" Resources Mentioned in Edcamp Online

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Lisa Goochee (@blubirding) October 25, 2014 Participated in my second annual EdCamp Online this morning and I learned so much! I loved that the Chat was used to its full potential, filling up with excellent resources as we talked. I was very pleased to participate in EdCamp Online again, and even more pleased with how much I got out of the Maker Educator session.

"Edcamp Style" PD- Personalizing teacher learning on a required PD day!

Tech Helpful

On one day in August before the students came, and again in January of this year we set up Edcamp style PD days. NWEA Resources- Please bring your laptop and explore the NWEA website for all the resources available to help guide your instruction for your students.

Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014

Kleinspiration

If you''re a Michigan educator, be sure to mark your 2015 calendars for the MI Flip Conference and EdCamp Lansing. EdCamp Detroit : May 3, 2014 Detroit, MI The EdCamp unConferences are one of a kind. For any EdCamp unConference, there is no registration fee. EdCamp U.S.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens was expanded and I became aware of more organizations, as well as their supporting tools and resources. Upon moving to my role in Washington, DC, and working on a national level, I was quickly in awe at the sheer number of organizations that were working to support schools, K-12, and the many dynamic resources that they offered free to schools, many of which I had no idea were available when I needed them most. EdCamp Foundation.

#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. edcamp #edtech edcamp

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

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG also offers two other fabulous portals filled with resources to help classroom teachers and teacher librarians inquiry and historical analysis. Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

Augmented Reality Session from #edcampHome

Two Guys and Some iPads

Also check out the session notes posted below for more resources. AR Resources BNHS Aurasma Presentation: More Trigger Images (some repeats) | Thrasymakos [link] My blog post (Craig Yen @craigyen) about AR (contains some AR/auras) [link] contains links to Brad/Drew’s website.

Take Charge of Your Own PL This Summer!

MiddleWeb

Helpful resources included! Articles Professional Learning Connected Educators Month Digital Promise EdCamp Emily Vickery micro-credentials PLN professional learning sheryl nussbaum beach teacher driven PD unconference

Twitter has changed everything!

Two Guys and Some iPads

It has given us ideas, and resources to "change the game" and improve the learning environment in our classrooms. apps for elementary edcamp erin klein Facebook Google Glass Google+ kevin honeycutt PLN social media twitter Ashlee Logan- Our EdTech Rockstar friend from SC!

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

Educational Technology Guy

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. Android chromebooks edcamp google Chrome OS Google for Educators iPad

Edublog 2011 Award Nominations

Kleinspiration

The following are my nominations for this year: Best individual blog: The Nerdy Teacher - Nicholas Provenzano Nick''s blog has been a tremendous resource for me as a new teacher and a new blogger. I''ve learned so much through the resources he shares.

#EdcampHOME is Where the Heart is. for Learning

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

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.

Professional Development Excitement.is it possible?

Tech Helpful

Our curriculum director and myself then sit down and map out a hybrid “edcamp” experience for our teachers that includes not only technology options but a variety of helpful authentic “take this back and make it work” ideas.

The Importance of Andragogy in Education

My Island View

According to an article, “Adult Learning Theory and Principles” from The Clinical Educator’s Resource Kit, Malcolm Knowles, an American practitioner and theorist of adult education, defined andragogy as “the art and science of helping adults learn”. It is probably the key to the success of the Edcamp movement. All of the Edcamp sessions are guided conversations.

Things That Have Me Thinking-March 28

The Web20Classroom

Edcamp USDOE - As someone who has had the honor of attending several Edcamps and the pleasure of being an Edcamp organizer I am super excited about this announcement. The Edcamp Foundation has partnered with the US Department of Education to host the first ever Edcamp USDOE. You don’t know what an Edcamp is? You can read more about Edcamps here and see some in action too.) You can see more resources for learning about classroom blogging here.)

edWeb Supports EdCampFLX

edWeb.net

edWeb makes it easy for educators to connect virtually anytime, anywhere, but educators love to connect in real time and EdCamps are a great way to do it. Here is an article on a recent EdCamp in upstate New York.

Taking Control Of Your Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

There are countless books, webinars and other resources dedicated to the topic. There are so many wonderful and thoughtful educators who are sharing various resources, ideas and thoughts for the classroom and beyond you'll easily find many to read and grow from.

Virtual Summer Camp for Teachers - on demand learning for educators

Educational Technology Guy

The summer camp is organized by topic areas, which include: Common Core Resources, Essential Apps for Educators, Webinar and Online PD opportunities, Virtual Crafts, and even a mess hall with food and recipe ideas. free resources online conference professional development virtual

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.

"I Used to be Sitting in Seat 17D" - How I Rejuvenated My Teaching Career

Fractus Learning

Since this change, I have… attended #edcamps. taken veteran teachers, administrators, board members and preservice teachers to #edcamps. facilitated at 3 #edcamps and at ConnectED in March of this year.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. 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?”.

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Tools for Changing/Improving PD and Meetings

Educational Technology Guy

There are some tools and resources that can be used to change how and when PD and Meetings are held. 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. Evernote - use Evernote to take meeting notes, prepare resources for PD, and then share all of that with others.

Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

They’re just adding so much value and resources that people — not only aspiring leaders — are looking for, but people on the job hunt. Building relationships and online resources has become something that Jodie utilizes and shares regularly.

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My EdcampNJ Highlights

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Keep those eyes peeled at Edcamp-- resources can be found anywhere! In addition to the collaborative notes on the session , Jerry the Cybraryman, has complied a list of additional resources on his web site. Here are additional links on how to run an Edcamp.

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

Shake Up Learning

That alone has helped schools launch Google Sites in K12 schools across the globe, using Sites for e-portfolios, teacher websites, campus websites, edcamp websites, training websites, and much more. The post The Rumors are True! There’s a New Google Sites Coming!

Thinking About Redefining Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

The traditional forms of sit-and-get PD are giving way to MOOCs, webinars, Edcamps and flipped learning. The DIY Professional Development Kit from Edutopia is full of ideas and resources you can use to drive your own learning.

Connected Educator Month.What You Need To Know #CE13

The Web20Classroom

I have been honored to be a part of the planning process and give input and ideas to the entire team that is working tirelessly to promote various events, tools and resources for educators to use throughout October. Running an Edcamp in your area?

5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

Just In Time Resources. Many teachers love Teachers Pay Teachers while others frown on the resources because they prefer traditional textbook companies. At Edcamps across the world, teachers show up on a Saturday morning to an unconference location.

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The Web20Classroom - Untitled Article

The Web20Classroom

Consume- Once you are connected, then you can begin to see the large volume of resources, ideas, blog posts and more that are shared and exchanged nearly every hour of every day. Also, all the communities we looked at above have resources and great content shared all the time.

Educators as Empowered Citizens (Unpacking the ISTE Standards for Educators)

Tech Helpful

Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency. Critical examination of online resources. Learning how to critically look for resources on the internet is a valuable tool.