Highlights of the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp
- Practical ideas for using technology in your classroom.
- A small, collaborative, hands-on learning environment. Bring your laptop because you'll be doing, not listening.
- Twelve hours of learning in a relaxed and picturesque setting.
- Develop a repertoire of new tools and ideas to effectively integrate technology into your lessons.
Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp is held at the Sunday River resort so that teachers can get away, relax, and learn in a comfortable environment that you won't find at typical summer conferences. Healthy breakfasts and hearty lunches will fuel your brain for learning and are included in your registration. And when we're done for the day you can relax in the pool, soak in a hot tub, play the world-class Sunday River golf course, go on a sunset Moose tour, cast a line into the blue-ribbon Androscoggin fishery, or browse through the shops in historic downtown Bethel, Maine. Want to turn your trip to the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp into a family vacation? Sunday River has extended special room rates for two room suites that are good for your whole stay even if you come early or stay late. So bring your family and go on a zipline through the mountains, paddle down the river, go geocaching, or hike a stretch of the world-renowned Appalachian Trail. Click here for all of the activities in the area.
What you will learn.
The two day workshop is based on my framework of Discovery, Discussion, and Demonstration. The first day is focused helping students use technology to discover and discuss. Day two is focused on demonstrating knowledge by creating new digital content including podcasts, videos, and other multimedia productions. Abbreviated outlines of each day are posted below.
- Breakfast 7:30-8:30.
- Teaching students how to search effectively.
- Going beyond Google.
- Collaborative research.
- Lunch 12:00-1:00
- Collaborative writing and publishing with Google Drive and other collaborative tools.
- Building blogs and websites.
- Teaching digital citizenship.
- Breakfast 7:30-8:30
- Copyright, Creative Commons, and Fair Use
- Podcasting and audio editing.
- Video production with free web tools.
- Lunch 12:00-1:00
- Creating multimedia ebooks.
- Maps as stories.
- Sharing your work.
K-12 teachers and curriculum directors who want to discover the best tools and strategies for teaching with technology in the new school year. You do not have to have any prior technology skills in order to learn a lot during the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp. Just bring your laptop and you're ready to go. If you are a more experienced user of educational technology, there will be plenty of new tools and ideas for you too. Here's what some people have said about my previous workshops:
- FYI...I learned several things tonight. Really looking forward to this series. When I go to teacher led classes at conferences I usually know more than they do. Tonight was not that way :)
@rmbyrne Thank you, Richard - truly inspiring - lots of fantastic information and tips! Can't wait to explore some more! Have a great day!
- Great presentation from
@rmbyrne New ideas to apply augmented reality w students with Autism & independence.
- Thanks to
@rmbyrne, I know how to make a choose your own adventure story using google forms. #edchat #edtech
- And just to give you a little sense of my personality, here's a Tweet from one of my former students. It's always a fun history class when you're trying to roll your tongue with your teacher.
- Early Bird registration (available until May 15) is $379/person.
- Registration after June 1 is $429/person.
- The easiest way to register is through the EventBrite form below.
- The other way to register is with a check or purchase order from your school. Contact me at richardbyrne (at) freetech4teachers.com to pay with a check or purchase order.
What to bring to camp
- This is a hands-on learning environment. Bring a laptop. Everything on the agenda can be done on a laptop, but not everything can be done on an iPad or Android tablet. You're welcome to bring your iPad or Android tablet, but make sure you also bring a laptop.
- A smile and a willingness to learn.