Just wrapped up edcampHOME 2.0 – and let me say, it was truly an exhilarating experience. I’m still in awe of all the amazing behind-the-scenes organization and automatization of setup! @coachk mentioned that she’d be sharing a detailed post about the setup soon, so I’ll look forward to that. If you weren’t able to attend and want to see the archived sessions, they can be found here.
First session: Student Run Edcamps
- Some resources can be found here
- Scott Bedley (@TASFair) started things off by talking about how he used the edcamp model w his 5th grade students. Here’s a video on some of his reflections (scroll to around 8mins)
- Idea: use #edcamp model for end of the year review. Use twitter or todays meet as a backchannel
- I appreciated this thought because I’ve often struggled to figure out how to find the time for such an informal, unstructure discussion
- Idea: have students sign up for sessions ahead of time to help keep things organized
- We also chatted a little about genius time / 20% time / etc
Second session: Google Scripts
- We talked about: gclassfolders, doctopus, goobric, flubaroo, autocrat
- One of my questions that remains, particularly for those of us using an LMS (with quizzing, a dropbox, gradebook, etc built in) and small class sizes: which of these scripts really would save me time? I enjoy playing with scripts because it’s fun for me, but the setup can be difficult and frustrating at times, so I hesitate to “promote” the use to other teachers at my school.
- #edcampHOME was running using formRat (experimental), formMule, and formRanger
#edcampHOME SLAM: @mrPiercey showing off Snagit Chrome extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/snagit%20for%20chrome … <- been loving this one too!
And that’s a wrap! What an awesome opportunity to share/learn without boundaries… all from the comfort of home! I’ll be sharing the experience with my students. What better way to model the love of learning that we were able to experience today with #edcampHOME?