EdCampOKC is This Weekend!

So this Saturday is EdCamp OKC but it is in Norman at Irving Middle School!   I am super excited because I love to see our students and grads and hear what they are up to.

Check out what an EdCamp is all about


They still have seats left, I really hope that you will join us!


Why to EdCamp as a Professor:

  1. it helps you build connections with local schools!
  2. It helps your students network and find jobs.
  3. You learn new things!
  4.  You get ideas for your classroom.
  5. Even if you don’t teach teachers, it can help you know what is happening in K-12 schools and improve your way of reaching Freshman and underclassmen at the University.
  6. You can learn about the Unconference Model.. (we should do more of this in Higher Education).
  7. It is Fun!

How do I Edcamp?  I am more a hallway person,I may not go to many sessions but I talk to everyone. Also, I always do a session about what future teachers want to know.  My students are usually too nervous to run their session, but I can lead them and model for them.   In this session, I invite teachers and administrators to come and answer our preservice teacher questions.   It is a lot of fun, I get to know my students better, and I love how administrators that I don’t know come to meet potential employees.

If you are a professor, there may be an EdCamp near you and this would be a great way to connect with your community.



Snow Day.. NO WAY

So it is an unexpected ice storm..  The worst kind.. They said it would not reach OKC and south in the morning but then today (10 minutes before my class) nonetheless they cancelled.  Yikes..

So my undergrad class, integrating technology into teaching meets ONCE a week.. and to make matters worse, the other section had already met!

So scramble – what to do?

Make a video and push on..  That is what a K-12 teacher might need to do.. and is this showing flexibility? sure?

We were supposed to explore robots and AR and VR technologies in class.  Totally hands on. but I was going to assign my badge on critiquing Donors Choose and reading about digital equity!  The readings are still there.

Next week we planned to talk to about using books on Technology to teach about Tech – and luckily i did a webinar on this topic for Oklahoma State Department of Education and its Archived..

So what will we do..

We will watch the video! https://vimeo.com/243202001

How do I tell students what to do, a screencast video made with Quicktime.  https://youtu.be/tuABFZux3Io

So is this Ideal.. No way.. but is it a way to not lose instructional time.   This happens in K-12 classroom too.. So this is a great opportunity to model what real teachers can do..