Thank You!!

3 May

Thank you to all of you that made Edcamp Fort Wayne 2014 a huge success!!! We are so excited about all of the sharing and learning that occurred at IPFW and can’t wait to see what the future holds.  Check out our slideshow below for some great captures from the day:

Edcamp Fort Wayne 2014 Slideshow Gallery

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Edcamp Fort Wayne 2014

Edcamp Fort Wayne 2014

Need to Knows: Edcamp Fort Wayne 2014

28 Apr

Edcamp Fort Wayne 2014 is Here!!!!

We are so excited that Edcamp Fort Wayne is finally here this Saturday, May 3rd at IPFW.  We have 153 educators registered for a great day of learning and innovation.  Below you will find out everything you need to know to make the most of your Edcamp experience and day.

Location:

We will be located in the IPFW Fieldhouse to start our day and then spread throughout Walb Student Union for the breakout sessions.  Please check out our Where & When page for directions.  For best parking, please use Parking Garage 2 or Parking Lot 14 and enter through the main door of the Fieldhouse (pictured below).

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Check-In:

Check-In will occur inside the Fieldhouse starting at 8:30 am.  At this time, The 909 Room from New Haven will be providing coffee for your enjoyment.  We will begin building our board right around 9:15 am.  Please use the following resources to help make the board build process as smooth as possible:

Sessions:

Session details will be worked out during the morning launch.  There will be specific details of where room locations are provided at that time.

Scavenger Hunt:

A new feature at Edcamp Fort Wayne this year is the digital scavenger hunt brought to us by Sanderling.  What a cool way to share what you are learning throughout the day.  Check out more here!

Lunch:

Being located at IPFW, we are right off of Coliseum Blvd. where you can find almost any type of restaurant you could ask for.  With the expanded time frame for lunch, we encourage you to grab food with new friends and even bring it back to IPFW and expand your PLN!

Closing:

You won’t want to miss this!  If you want to be eligible to win a door prize, please make sure your name gets put in the raffle.  We have some amazing swag to give away (over $5,000 in goodies) and will reflect on what an awesome day we had.

What to Bring:

There are a few key things you will want to bring to Edcamp Fort Wayne:

  • Bring an open-mind and be ready to share!
  • Bring a laptop, tablet, or other device – Be ready to share tools, ideas, and resources all day.
  • A plan for sharing what you learned with those not at EdcampFW.
  • A friend, colleague, or administrator – Registration is open until we start; who you bring with you can even sign-in at the door!

Thank Our Sponsors:

Edcamp Fort Wayne would not exist if it was not for our sponsors and partners.  A huge thanks to IPFW’s Division of Continuing Studies for helping us bring this event to there beautiful campus.  We have over 30 friends of Edcamp Fort Wayne on our Sponsors Page.  Please share, mention, and tweet them out throughout the day.

Questions/Concerns:

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Riley Johnson at riley.johnson@fwcs.k12.in.us.  See you on May 3rd!

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Are You Ready for Edcamp Fort Wayne 2014?

22 Apr

Are You Ready for Edcamp Fort Wayne 2014?

Two challenges:

1. If you haven’t signed up? Why haven’t you?

2. If you have signed up, have you gotten one of you colleagues to sign up with you?

Register here: https://edcampfw2014.eventbrite.com

Scavenger Hunt with Sanderling

15 Apr

Edcamp Fort Wayne is proud to have An Estuary as one of our Sponsors.  An Estuary provides cutting-edge social technologies for blended professional development.  Through their software product Sanderling, the social platform for professional development, Edcamp Fort Wayne participants will share in a unique “scavenger hunt” to explore  the edcamp experience!

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To learn how to use Sanderling and sign-up for the Edcamp Fort Wayne course, please visit: https://sanderling.io/ and follow the instructions below!

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Sponsor Spotlight: FlipSnack

10 Apr

According to their website, FlipSnack, “FlipSnack changes the rules of the game for digital magazines and takes your prints to the next level, turning them into engaging rich media experiences.  Reach more readers across web, mobile devices and social networks, reduce the costs of publishing and increase sales by using your online magazine as a smart ecommerce solution. All of this with an easy to use publishing tool.”

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What an awesome tool for educators to enable their students with.  Check out what their website for more info: http://www.flipsnack.com/

Sponsor Spotlight: TechSmith

8 Apr

Flipping your instruction is all of the rage these days and TechSmith is one of the leaders in providing quality screen capture and recording software to make the videos educators record easily accessible and of the highest quality.  Check out their website and watch the short video below:

Sponsor Spotlight: Exit Ticket

7 Apr

Wish that you could get real time data to drive differentiation in your classroom?  Exit Ticket allows you to do just that!  Check out all of the sweet features below and visit their website for more information:

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