Padcamp is TOMORROW!

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We’re so very excited (no, really!) and can’t wait to see you. Over 400 people have signed up! Some quick housekeeping items:

  • Registration begins / doors open at 8:30 am. Please note: you are welcome to arrive earlier, but, anyone on-site prior to 8:30 am automatically becomes part of the organizing team for the day and may be assigned a setup task! :)
  • Breakfast – AND lunch – are on us! Thanks to generous sponsorship by MRA International, we’ll be providing breakfast (coffee, OJ, danish, croissants, fruit, muffins and such) and lunch (cheese pizza) for every attendee. How cool is that? Note: if you want to bring your own beverage for lunch, that’d be great. :)
  • Never been to an edcamp? Not sure what to expect? For starters, read this post. We’ll also have an “Edcamp 101″ orientation running for anyone interested.
  • The schedule will be LIVE and posted tomorrow right here on the website.
  • Remember the Rule of Two Feet: if for any reason you want to leave a session, just do it!  If you’re leading a session and someone leaves, don’t sweat it! It’s all part of the Edcamp experience.
  • You must be present to win prizes at the end-of-day Smackdown. So, don’t leave early or anything!

See you tomorrow!

Your friendly neighborhood Padcamp organizing team

Fw: unConferencing – how to prepare to attend an unconference

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Are you wondering what an “unconference” is?

Or, what you can expect from the day?

Maybe you think you might like to lead a session – but aren’t sure how to approach it (after all, it’s not a “regular” conference).

FEAR NOT! Those answers, and more can be found in this wonderful article:

unConferencing – how to prepare to attend an unconference

There are SOME details that won’t apply – one, for example, is that Edcamps don’t usually use wikis for planning – but the article is, overall, one of the very best we’ve seen on the topic!

Enjoy! And, thank you, Kaliya Hamlin from Unconference.net, for this wonderful piece!

FREE Breakfast and Lunch at Padcamp *AGAIN* thanks to MRA International!

We are THRILLED to announce that thanks to the incredible generosity of our sponsor MRA International, PadCamp attendees will ONCE AGAIN enjoy not only FREE BREAKFAST (we’re re-working the menu, more info soon) but also FREE LUNCH! (the best pizza in Galloway!)

MRA is “an Elite HP Business Partner and provide hardware, software, service and support across the board to all Public Sector, K-12 and Higher Ed locations in NJ and NY. We work very closely with HP and leverage their expertise to provide the best solution and value to our customers, no matter how big or small the company.”

Thank you, MRA, for supporting our event TWO THREE FOUR YEARS IN A ROW!!!

Fw: Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers

At Padcamp, we celebrate learning enhanced by tablet devices. Apps are central to that process. So, “the best apps” are constantly being shared, discussed and explored. This collection, shared by Padcamp co-organizer Mike Sweeder, is one of the most comprehensive we’ve found and should be a good starting point for anyone interested using tablets (specifically in this case, Apple products) in school. Thanks for sharing, Mike!

Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers

Thank You!

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What a day! About 250 teachers came from as far away as West Virginia for our third ever Padcamp. Hopefully everyone enjoyed themselves and learned a lot. We had a blast putting it on!

Yes, we made the local paper!

See you next year!

Your Friendly Neighborhood Padcamp Organizing Team

Welcome to PadCamp 2013!

Today’s the day! Thank you for being a part of this adventure. We start officially at 8:30, will enjoy breakfast and conversation while we build the session schedule through 9:45, then we’ll have a few introductory words. Our first session will be at 10:00 am. It’s going to be an incredible day of sharing and learning! Here are some quick links:

>> THE SCHEDULE <<

>> POST-EVENT SURVEY <<

Have a great unconference, everyone!