I want to do something a little different this week. Last weekend, two edcamps were held at the same time. One in London (edcampldn) and one in Tilbury (edcampswo). It was a very interesting day in risk taking for the organizers. First, you have to do the math – bring 100 connected teachers together and you’ll need at least capacity for 200 devices. On top of that, a couple of sessions were held collaboratively through Google Hangouts and a Google Document. Both sites appear to have done it successfully. Congratulations to the organizers.
One of the best ways to measure success is to gauge the reaction from the participants. During the event, of course, monitoring the Twitter hashtags is the best way to go.
But, after the event, blogging is the way to go. Even better, when you get new bloggers, you know that you’ve changed the reflective practice of some. In this post, I’d like to identify the blog posts that I found as professional educators share their learning and their thoughts about their learning.
- Managers Get You Into Trouble, Leaders Get Your Out-Highlights From #edcampswo
- EdCampSWO — Life Long Learning
- What CAN I Learn Today? #edCampSWO #edCampLDN
- EdCamp London
- Thoughts from EdCampSWO
- What makes great PD?
- Growth Mindset
- What if we are actually supposed to reinvent the wheel?
- #EdcampSWO Take-Aways: The Morning
- #EdCampSWO – What Makes a Great Leader?
- Uncomfortable in edu is the new norm – A Shot at Stepping out of the Comfort Zone
- My Reflections from edcampSWO
That’s about what I was able to find. If you did blog about either event and I didn’t find you, please let me know below in the comments.
I’ve already added the new bloggers to the Ontario Edubloggers Livebinder. If there are any more new education bloggers, I’d love to add them. Remember, if you want to know about Ontario Education, talk or read an Ontario Educator.
To all those involved, don’t let this be a traditional one shot in the dark event. Keep the conversation and the learning going.