This Saturday, I spent a wonderful morning with educators at EdcampMetroDC. We had a ton of first time edcampers, and that was awesome! Each year, I take away a lot of information after each day. This year, I learned a lot in the smackdown. Here were some of my favorites:
- I have been using Canva for my blog, but I know that some teachers haven’t. It is great to create online graphics. It is so easy to use!
- The Educator’s Lab is here in DC. They are having a TeacherHack PD day this summer on June 21st. Many teachers have ideas but feel that they don’t have time to turn their ideas into a reality. Educator’s Lab provides a day for teachers to bring their ideas into reality/fruition. Plus they have consultants that can help you. How awesome is that?! If you are interested in attending, email me at marisdemosthenes AT gmail.com, and I can email you a discount.
- I can’t believe that I hadn’t heard of the Google Cultural Institute. They have great views of art projects and wonders of the world. You can also create your own collections.
- If you use Google Apps for Education, have you heard of Hapara? It is an instructional management system.
- Finally, if you are like me and always have 20 tabs open, Chrome has an extension called One Tab that converts all of your tabs into a list. (Say what?! I know!)
Finally, I want to thank Chip, Emily, Matt and Jess for facilitating the edcamp with me. We all teach in different styles of schools, but I am reinvigorated by their energy and spirit. Each day I know that we are working to be better educators, and I am honored to be in their presence. Each year, we change things up- from the time of the day to the raffle, I really like how we can change the edcamps. To read other reflections on the day, check out Margaret and Matt’s blogs.