Participating in Edcamp Boston yesterday was phenomenal! About two hundred like minded educators of multiple disciplines met at the Microsoft Building in Boston and shared technology, pedagogy, and best practices in Edcamp Boston. Check out the Storify here and hastag #edcampbos on Twitter. Edcamp’s are free professional development unconferences created by educators like you, and they are taking place all over the country. Read more about Edcamp here.
Participants of Edcamps collaboratively build their own sessions at the beginning of the Edcamp which enables participants to present, share and learn in a unique collective way with ownership of sessions. Edcamp is a conversation, a peer to peer connection, a time to create a new PLN, and a positive learning environment for professional development.
Yesterday at Edcamp Boston I had the opportunity to meet up with some of my own PLN and educators that I have shared links, sites and conversation with on twitter. @kdmiller4 and @Sadoane it was awesome to finally meet you in person!
Some of the excellent resources shared at Edcamp Boston are included within this link and check out the Edcampwiki to see if there is an Edcamp coming to your state soon.
Many thanks to the great educators who organized Edcamp Boston; Dan Callahan, Karen Janowski, Laura D'Elia, Liz Davis, Steve Guditus, and Tracy Sockalosky. Can’t wait until next year.
SymbalooOver 50.000 teachers and students all over the world are using SymbalooEDU as a Personal Learning Environment tool. Check out the video below to see how SymbalooEDU is being used in education. As a High school Art Educator, I’m finding it to be a useful tool. I have begun to create Symbaloo environments or learning units to embed into my classroom wiki. Symbaloo allows me to organize my teaching resources in one place, and allows my students to interact with those resources.