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.

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.

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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.

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.

Coming Soon: Edcamps, Brought to You by the Letters PBS

Edsurge

The do-it-yourself conference is coming to your local public broadcaster, as part of a new venture between the Edcamp Foundation and PBS Education. Between now and May, 10 local PBS affiliates will host a series of specially branded events, called PBS Edcamps, aimed at educators and caregivers of students in Pre-K through third grade. That represents a huge—and relatively untapped—market for Edcamps, which rely on social media, such as Twitter, to reach educators.

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.

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?

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!

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.

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.

#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

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

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.

"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.

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.

#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.

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

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.)

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

"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.

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.

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.

This summer’s ultimate ed tech professional development guide

Nureva

Intel Teach – Assessment in 21 st Century Classrooms has a ton of good resources and planning activities. Check out a complete Edcamp calendar to see if one is in your area. It’s officially summer.

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

Educator Innovator

Teachers can even use this tool as a way to organize resources for units by providing an interactive experience through an image or video. Natalie is involved in EDCampNJ , EDCamp Jersey Shore , EDCamp Leadership , NJ/PA ECET2 , and NJASCD. Teaching Channel digital literacy resourcesEditor’s Note: Teaching Channel has partnered with Student Achievement Partners on a blog series about digital literacy tools and their effective use by educators.

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?

Four Ways School Leaders Can Support Meaningful Innovation

MindShift

How do schools allocate time, resources and energy to support teachers in trying new things? As a school leader, the first resource that you can offer innovative teachers is your enthusiasm and your protection.

Desire vs. Obligation

Kyle Pace

Were you at an edcamp? Was it time, energy, or resources that you put in that made it significantly better? What’s your most memorable learning experience? Is it something from a long time ago or did it happen more recently?

3 Things We Need To Remember For Every Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

Edcamps too, while not brand new, have offered teachers and other educational professionals the opportunity to craft PD that is meaningful to them and really take back their own learning. We can really dive in, spend lots of time talking about the ins and outs of the tool or resource.

10 tips to retool your tech PD for the innovation age

eSchool News

We aim to help teachers understand our goals for educating students while providing them with the tools, resources, and support culture to make those goals reality. Simulate an EdCamp model, focus on more engaging and longer term PD that is more in depth rather than isolated shorter sessions.

Meet Six Educators We All Can Learn From

Digital Promise

Watch how Michael’s students are motivated to do work not just for a grade, but for real-world use: Exemplary educators are sharing their best and most useful resources both online and offline, using avenues like Twitter, EdCamps, and YouTube to share what they’ve learned and created with other educators. This blog post was originally published by EdSurge. Guest co-author Mary Jo Madda is an Associate Editor at EdSurge.

5 Ways to Participate in #ISTE17 even if you’re not there #notatiste17

The CoolCatTeacher

Participate Collection for last year’s resources #notatiste16 (1135 resources). LIVE webinars and am an organizer for the K12 Online Conference and EdCamp Phoenix. And you get tons of resources that way. See 2016 Participate resources – [link].