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What Does Awesome Look Like?

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Our friends at EdTechTeacher created a collaborative ebook titled, “What Does Awesome Look Like?”, leveraging the power of the Book Creator iPad app. Teachers around the globe shared creative and innovative ways they are currently using iPads in their classroom. EdTechTeacher curated these ideas and compiled them into a Teacher Activity Book!

Download Volume 1 of this ebook here!

Are you doing anything awesome in your classroom? If you are, EdTechTeacher is currently accepting submissions for Volume 2. This is a great opportunity to share your ideas with the world! You can find more information at the link below. You have until February 23rd. 

http://ettipad.org/awesome

If you haven’t already heard, Grafton High School is hosting its 2nd annual EdCamp on Saturday, March 21st. If you’ve never attended an EdCamp before, it’s quite the experience.

You can expect a FREE day of PD that usually (but not always) focuses on technology integration in the classroom. There is free breakfast and lunch, a raffle (I won something last year, and you can walk away with 6 PDPs.

Unlike traditional conferences, the sessions are not determined until that morning. Everyone lingers around a big scheduling board, and teachers sign up to lead a session on a topic of their choice. If you’re doing something awesome in your classroom, this would be another great way of sharing! You can even team up with someone else if you’d like. If you’re not quite ready to lead a session but have something in mind that you want to learn more about (like Google Classroom or Schoology), you can throw that on the board as a suggestion. If you’re lucky, someone else will decide to lead a session on that topic.

I attended the event last year with about ten other Shrewsbury educators. It would be great if we could get an even larger showing this year. For their first attempt, I think Grafton pulled off a great day of PD. I have even higher expectations this year. Aside from doing this once already, Grafton’s new Director of Technology (Andy Marcinek) is highly regarded in the world of “ed tech” and has a lot of EdCamp experience.

If you’re interested, check out the links below:

EdCamp Grafton website (use this site to register)

Follow the EdCamp Grafton hashtag on Twitter

Like their Facebook Page

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Author: Mr. Mularella

Middle school science teacher/world traveler

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