Tuesday, July 12, 2011

PadCamp - An EdCamp Dedicated to Tablets

PadCamp is a free unconference for educators interested in learning about and sharing ideas for using tablets (iPads, Android tablets, ereaders) in the classroom. The free event will be held on August 9 in Galloway, NJ.

PadCamp will follow the same unconference model used at the increasingly popular EdCamp events that have been held across the country over the last couple of years. The idea of an unconference is that there are not any keynote speakers or predetermined workshops. Everyone comes to the event, if you want to share something put your idea on the proposed sessions board, and people vote with their feet by going to the sessions that they have an interest in. It might seem a little messy at first, but trust me it works.

If you're in the Galloway, New Jersey area and have an interest in learning more about using tablets in the classroom, PadCamp is for you. And did I mention that all attendees get a free breakfast and a free lunch?