Posts Tagged "edcamp"

A simple set of #edcamp kickoff slides

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Mixes | 0 comments

In doing my part to make things a little bit easier for Edcamp organizers, here’s my slide deck that I use to kickoff an event. Please feel free to copy and remix to suit your own Edcamp.

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Learn with me this Summer!

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in Mixes | 0 comments

I’ve got a busy Summer filled with some great stuff! I’d love to see you there! June 23-25 ISTE! (San Antonio, TX) I’ll be running a workshop with the wonderful Shelly Terrell and Lynne Herr called The Teacher’s Survival Kit for iPad Integration! I’m pretty psyched. June 27-28 MADPC! (Burlington, MA) The third annual Massachusetts Digital Publication Collaborative is a great opportunity to work together with others to create some great digital content for your classroom. Tuesdays in July and August Edcamp BPS Tuesdays! (Burlington, MA) Every Tuesday morning all summer long you can get a taste of the sweet, sweet Edcamp. We will help you...

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#edcampBOS: An embarrassment of riches #edcamp

Posted by on May 5, 2013 in Mixes | 3 comments

I’m honestly still having a hard time processing Edcamp Boston this weekend, because even in comparison to the many other events that I’ve been fortunate enough to attend and organize, this one really stood out as one of the best Edcamps ever. Seriously. No joke. No hyperbole. My high water mark for Edcamps before this was Edcamp Philly last year, and Boston at least equaled that. It’s a funny thing, but I think it takes a city a few years to really click with Edcamp. The first couple of years there’s a lot to learn as a starting point. New tool, new pd format, new people, new everything. if you look at the schedule for a typical first-time...

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#edcamp is turning 3: a shared responsibility

Posted by on Apr 28, 2013 in Mixes | 7 comments

We’re in the thick of the spring Edcamp season right now, and just weeks away from Edcamp’s big third birthday. Next weekend I’m thrilled to be a part of the organizing committee yet again for Edcamp Boston. But something’s been brewing in my mind for some time, and this post here definitely helped crystallize my thoughts and spurred me to writing. Here’s the deal: people all over the place have been saying they love Edcamp. Lots of people are looking for support in rolling their own in their neck of the woods. Which is awesome, and why we created the Edcamp Foundation. But Edcamp itself is bigger than the Foundation. It’s all of us,...

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Teacher support is just tweet away in R.I.

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Samples | 1 comment

“An unconference doesn’t have a set schedule like most traditional conferences,” said Dan Callahan, chairman of the board and a founder of EdCamp in 2010. “The schedule is put together by the participants on the morning of the event.” An EdCamp “unconference” draws on the skills and experience of the participants. One person might lead a discussion on using Twitter in professional development, another might share good strategies for reading, he said. Callahan is an instructional-technology specialist in Burlington, Mass., public schools, and a member of a teachers union, the Massachusetts Teachers Association. He was previously a special-education teacher...

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