EdCamp Granite State....so worth it!

Today I attended my first EdCamp and it was soooooo worth it. I sat in a great work session on iPad apps, had a really fun experience in a "Things that Suck" session and met some amazing colleagues who will definitely be my new BFFs on Twitter.

Probably the coolest thing for me was taking the plunge and presenting during the first session. Since I got such great feedback here, I decided to talk to everyone about creating their own opportunities for professional development. The middle school kid in me had an inner dialogue going on about nobody showing up but I decided it was worth risk.

Check out my pink sticky!

I decided to use this blog post as a guide so I could also show off my cool blogging and design skills (dork alert!). What ensued was a great conversation! People were really interested in Twitter so we started with that and probably could have done a full hour or more on just that. I showed them the other resources in the post and then others joined in the conversation and showed some more amazing ideas for PD.

Edmodo

Classroom 2.0

And EdWeb

I have used Edmodo and Classroom 2.0 but EdWeb is new to me so I am psyched to play with a new resource!

I loved how organically the conversation moved from there and I just adored how jazzed people were getting to both share and take. I was able to have some great conversations and meet some amazing people. I can't wait for the next EdCamp! So .... Have you been able to attend an EdCamp yet? Was yours as successful as mine? Let me know!!!!

 

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  1. Edcamp was phenomenal! You're brave for presenting; I'll bet that people were thrilled that you did so - thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much for organizing! You did an amazing job and should be commended! I can't wait for next year!

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  2. Kara, it was so great to meet you at Edcamp...and I'm loving your blog! My head is spinning from all the great ideas! Thanks for sharing your ideas and sparking a great discussion!

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    1. It was great meeting you! As I said, this blog is my new labor of love but I will get back to digital scrapbooking this summer!!!!

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