The 2013 Global Education Conference starts today! Sessions begin with a opening convocation on global education. This free event runs all week and is open to anyone to attend: spread the word with Twitter hashtag #globaled13.
A variety of education topics will be discussed from using technology to connect ELL students with their home countries, to building successful Art/Science collaborations, to building a deeper understanding of global education...and so much more!
Check out the full schedule for the eastern time zone at http://www.globaleducationconference.com/page/globaledcon-schedule-gmt-5
Looking for a few new ideas for integrating technology in the classroom? Check out this list of free professional development opportunities through the EasyBib web site. Although some of the sessions have already taken place, sessions are still available in August.
What's EasyBib you may ask? Easy Bib is a free bibliography and citation generator that is available for you to use in your classroom. Staff and Students have easy access to EasyBib through your organizational Google accounts. When logged in to Google look on the Apps menu for "More" and then EasyBib. You can read about EasyBib at http://easybib.com/.
Discover new ways to navigate the world around you with Google Maps and Google Earth and improve your use of new and existing features of Google's mapping tools.
Mapping with Google will be offered from June 10 - June 24. It is a self-paced, online course where you will watch videos (or read text lessons) and apply the skills you learn. During this course, you will be able to collaborate with a worldwide community of learners and experts in the class forum, Hangouts, and via Google+.
Course completion requires an internet-enabled desktop or laptop computer.
Digital Literacies 1 begins on July 8 and will explore ethical, effective, and efficient use of web-based tools in the classroom. This is a self-paced MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) supported through TechSets, the California Department of Education and the San Diego County Office of Education. Visit the TechSets web site to read ore or register: http://www.techsets.org/Article.aspx?p=dl_mooc
Additional topics include:
Digital Literacies 2 will begin in mid- to late September. Topics include:
Cloud Camp NH 2013 is a great opportunity for beginners to get going and for seasoned Google users to level up! This will be a day full of fun and inspirational hands-on interactive learning. All sessions are facilitated by Google Apps Certified Teachers and fellow experienced educators.
Register soon as seating is limited. Cloud Camp NH will take place at UNH-Manchester on July 11, 2013:https://sites.google.com/site/cloudcampnh2013/
Have a look at the Live Hangout Schedule for Google Education On Air sessions: https://sites.google.com/site/eduonair/virtualization-for-chromebooks/hangout-schedule
All sessions are free and online through Google+. Join your fellow educators from around the world as they showcase topics on digital citizenship, Google tools across the curriculum, web apps in the classroom and so much more!
Can't make a scheduled session? All Google Hangouts are recorded for later viewing.
What is Edcamp? Check out http://edcamp.org/
"An edcamp is a user-generated conference - commonly referred to as an "unconference". Edcamps are designed to provide participant-driven professional development for K-12 educators... Educational technology is a common topic area for edcamps, as are pedagogy, practical examples in instructional use of modern tools, and solving the problems technology can introduce into the classroom environment.
Where is Edcamp?
More Edcamps are taking place throughout the greater New England region. Expand your horizons and visit an Edcamp in a neighboring state! View a complete Edcamp schedule for now through fall 2013: http://edcamp.wikispaces.com/complete+edcamp+calendar