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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.

Want to foster rich academic discussions? Try a student #Edcamp

eSchool News

Edcamp “unconferences” have shattered the traditional model for professional development, and they’re catching on as a way for educators to share their ideas and expertise in an informal, collegial way. An innovative professional development model comes to the classroom.

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.

edCamp Every Day #edCampSV #edCamp

There is no box

The first session revolved around the very real challenges of integrating technology into classroom instruction from the perspective of two willing (but under supported by their district) teachers. Upon returning home, I got to thinking, we should aspire to have edCamps happening on school campuses every day. So, have an edCamp every day on your campus. Commentary edcamp I just got back from #edCampSV and once again it was a day well spent.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

At CORE we believe that new technologies are the most exciting way to engage 21st century learners across all education and training sectors. 6 Mistakes You Might Be Making with Technology Integration What Students Will Learn In The Future Minecraft’s virtual worlds can teach real U.S.

Voxer, Twitter, and EdCamps: How to Tackle the Harsh Realities of Finding Good Statewide PD

Edsurge

The Trifecta of Rural PD, Part 2: Edcamps Problem Two: How do you bring educators together for a day of learning that doesn’t cost any money to gather? Potential Solution: While collaborations and connections are formed on Twitter chats, the local EdCamp (essentially a free “unconference”) takes us into Step Two, strengthening these bonds. EdCamps sessions are set the day of the EdCamp, this leads to a wide range of topics for the attendees’ professional development.

Connecting Voices through Robotics: An EdCamp Global Event

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

This year, our library is fortunate to have a robotics loan from Birdbrain Technologies. 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.

#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

Open Space Technology: Decision by Inclusion

Edutopia

Arch Grieve School Leadership See where Edcamps and Unconferences got their start with Open Space Technology, an inclusive decision-making model for crowdsourcing the best ideas in your school or classroom

The Rise of Online Professional Development!

EdTechnocation.com

The Technology Advances Quickly & is Easier to Use! To have a successful online event, the technology needs to be readily available, easy to set up and use, and must fit the needs of the presenters and attendees. That technology exists today and is quickly becoming main stream.

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

Educational Technology Guy

This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Android chromebooks edcamp google Chrome OS Google for Educators iPad At EdcampCT this past week, I was chatting with Greg McVerry ( @jgmac1106 ) about devices, 1-1 and BYOD and he made an interesting comment.

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

Tech Helpful

After the experience it allowed the lower school curriculum coordinator and myself (lower school technology coordinator) to rethink some of our professional development days. On one day in August before the students came, and again in January of this year we set up Edcamp style PD days.

Discussing an Augmented Reality World! - AR Detroit

Two Guys and Some iPads

To start things, Brian spoke about Augmented Reality and the Legal impacts of using the technology. 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

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. Like many people my first foray into the virtual world of connectedness was through Facebook.

Poor teachers: Who is to blame?

My Island View

The Unconference or the Edcamp Model is completely different. The attendees decide upon the entire Edcamp schedule of sessions on the morning of the conference. Technology is often the area of most needed concern. Here is a needs assessment form that was used in some North Carolina schools as an example: School Technology Needs Assessment.

Personalized learning reshapes school PD

District Administration

Edtech Conference on an Aircraft Carrier? Yes, Please!

Two Guys and Some iPads

Later that afternoon I will get a behind the scenes look from 3Gear Systems.The team at 3 Gear Systems is developing cutting edge computer vision technology and designing user experiences that are highly intuitive, comfortable and enjoyable.

Podstock 2013 = Opportunity for Change

Two Guys and Some iPads

And we''ll use whatever it takes - technology, PBL, gaming, online tools. We are on a mission to spread the word on engaging, interactive technology that will change the game for all educators.

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. International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Teacher Voice at #EdcampUSA

Philly Teacher

Today was an exciting day for the Edcamp Foundation and for edcampers all over the US. At around 7:00 am, a small group of educators walked across C Street and entered the Department of Education for a day of sharing and learning at Edcamp US DOE. edcamp

Taking Control Of Your Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Annual Conference for example is the largest education conference with nearly 20,000 attendees takes place the end of June every year. Edcamps can help fill that void. Recently I was talking to a teacher friend of mine.

The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

In addition, there were more sessions this year focused around topics like integrating technology, digital citizenship, mobile learners, technology and critical thinking and others. conference edcamp PBL reflection social media technology

A PD Perspective

My Island View

We know change now comes faster than we have ever experienced in history before and, if technology has its way, that rate of change will always increase in speed. These coaches are often regular teachers with a penchant for technology and a collaborative mindset.

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

As a former Director of Instructional Technology my job was to provide technology embedded professional development (PD) to a district of 4000 teachers. The traditional forms of sit-and-get PD are giving way to MOOCs, webinars, Edcamps and flipped learning.

Digital Learning Day Reflections

Tech Helpful

Last Thursday Chattanooga Christian Lower School opened our doors for observations of technology integration. We adopted the edcamp "rule of two feet" for this event. For many of our visitors, technology integration wasn't happening really.

Professional Development Excitement.is it possible?

Tech Helpful

As an instructional technologist I see many different personalities of educators when I’m introducing new technology ideas. When I know whole school PD days are on the horizon I start asking my teachers what they want to learn more about regarding educational technology.

Edublog 2011 Award Nominations

Kleinspiration

Bloggers specialize in technology, home-schooling, curriculum developers, event organizers, and give-away specialists. Because of her passion for technology integration and teaching, Tenkely has recently opened up her own school!

The Unconference

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

I have to admit, that I’ve avoided edcamps and unconfernces for a while, because they have felt to me like group hugs… warm and cozy, but not a lot about moving my learning forward. ” The title and other session topics were decided in an edcamp style format, but with a twist!

The Importance of Relationships, Voice and Digital Leadership #EdCampUSA

Shake Up Learning

Great group shot of #edcampusdoed w/ @arneduncan pic.twitter.com/oex1G4cNcg — 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.

10 tips to retool your tech PD for the innovation age

eSchool News

The consequence, in many schools, is that teachers have begun to use technology but have forced it into all the wrong places and for all the wrong reasons. Technology Tuesdays. These are volunteer sessions for additional technology tool support.

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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

3 Steps to Creating Empowered Leadership in Your School

Kyle Pace

In my experience as a leader in the world of educational technology, I have watched many teachers over and over again not give themselves enough credit in terms of their ability to influence their colleagues.

This summer’s ultimate ed tech professional development guide

Nureva

But I’m guessing it won’t take long before your mind turns to the next school year – all your goals and dreams for your students, and (perhaps) how technology can help. Check out a complete Edcamp calendar to see if one is in your area. It’s officially summer.

EdmodoCon 2013 Guest Post #6: L. Butler

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

In addition to creating Animoto videos, Lisa is active on Twitter (@SrtaLisa), writes about educational technology topics on her blog , and enjoys attending educational conferences. Lisa and I were lucky to connect during EdCamp Philly this past Spring! edcamp #edtech edmodo edmodocon teaching technology Guest post #6 is submitted by Lisa Butler, a middle school Spanish and Social Studies teacher in Hershey, PA. Lisa has been using Edmodo for 2.5

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! This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. edcamp free resources professional development

5 Leadership Questions To Finish (And Start) The School Year With

The Web20Classroom

And while our thoughts may turn to summer vacation, this time of year is ripe for reflection, especially for the school-technology leader. These questions are adapted from the Principals Technology Leadership Assessment from CASTLE. Is technology even addressed at all?