Last weekend, 30+ school librarians & classroom teachers gathered at the Hotel Thayer at West Point for 2 days of Tech Camp! After a bit of a rocky start due to problems with the hotel’s wireless network (which the ever resourceful Danielle handily solved!), we were off to the races.
Tech camp is a two day immersion in technology tools and and an opportunity to explore ideas for integrating technology into the curriculum. The sessions offer school librarians (and classroom teachers) an opportunity to explore a variety of online tools & services that will help them work more efficiently, improve their library’s online presence and enhance student learning.
This weekend also included a terrific presentation on Virtual Worlds by Andrea Tejedor of Orange-Ulster BOCES.
The resource pages for Tech Camp were revised recently and are now more of a 23 Things – Learning 2.0 type of project. Every time I lead this workshop, I find that range of experience has gotten wider and wider, making it challenging to meet everyone’s skill level and provide interesting content for more all participants. With this structure, everyone is able to pick and choose the topics that interest them.
In a few weeks, I’ll be adding more “things” to the resource pages and incorporating content from the other advanced tech camp sessions we’ve held in the past.
I had a great time this weekend and I think others did too! (evaluations) Big thanks to Rebecca Gerald, Danielle Yeoman, Lynn Miller and all the particiants from Dutchess, Ulster. Orange/Ulster & Sullivan BOCES School Library Systems for a great weekend!