Idea Board

What would you like to hear about at Edcamp Detroit? What would you like to talk about? This is Edcamp, so feel free to stray from “traditional” presentation models – what would really help all participants get the most out of each session? Share your ideas in the comments below.


22 responses to this post.

  1. I would be interested in learning more about the implementation of the SAMR model in a 1:1 iPad classroom, and how to flip your class in a practical manner (using iPad and PC screencasts?).


    • I’d also love to see that if someone wants to present on it! I’m personally a huge fan of Camtasia for screencasts and Coach’s Eye on the iPad for commented video. (Disclaimer: both of those are made by TechSmith, one of our sponsors, but I really do use at least one of those every week!)


  2. Posted by Elisabeth Foster on March 8, 2013 at 5:39 am

    I’m a beginning flipper and would love to hear about how others are using flipped learning in their classrooms as well as working with Camtasia and Edmodo.


  3. I would love to explore greater possibilities with Minecraft. I use it with my third graders on our BYOD Days, using the Pocket Editions. There are so many neat things that can be done, and I would love to connect with other educators that are using it in their classroom.


    • I love that idea and I’d love to hear what you’ve been doing! I haven’t used Minecraft in a class, but I’ve set up some private servers for middle and high schoolers, so they can mess around together in an environment parents agree is safe. Especially with modpacks like Tekkit (where you can assemble more advanced machines to build factories and other complex systems), there’s so much students can learn through experimentation and play.


  4. Posted by Tom Savage on April 8, 2013 at 9:47 am

    My school is looking at the possibility of becoming a ‘iPad School’ I have expressed concerns that if we don’t thoroughly prepare for this we will end up being all style and no substance. I would love to see examples of how teachers are using iPads in the classroom as more than eBooks.


  5. Greetings EdCampDetroit! I’d love to lead a discussion on digital citizenship and social media safety training for tweens. My colleague and I recently delivered this material for 6th, 7th and 8th graders in partnership with Building Better Families through Action. (Here’s a short recap in case it’s of interest:

    Furthermore, we use Camtasia very often and rely on it for many of our blog posts and training products for parents and educators. Glad to know TechSmith is involved with EdCamp!

    Looking forward to meeting and having productive discussions among attendees…thanks!
    ~Emily A. Hay


    • That sounds fantastic! I often get parents asking me (as a tech educator) what they should be concerned about as their children explore the online world. I’d love to hear how you and others respond to these situations (and how you initiate these conversations before you’re asked, if you do).


  6. Posted by Patrick Haggood on May 1, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    I just did a workshop on youth and hackerspaces; would love to share and talk to others about getting making into the classroom:


    • Very thoughtful post. Thank you for sharing that! I just started doing a more general hackerspace-type youth group in Lansing (, though most are focused more on web development and design than on hardware. I’d love to hear what others have been up to in this arena.


    • I work in the Makerspace at the Detroit Public Library, and was planning to talk about making in the classroom. Let’s chat!


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  8. I would love to present or have a discussion about Formative Assessment and how other teachers are doing this in their classroom and how they use technologies to enhance this in their classroom. Would anyone be interested in this type of session?


  9. Posted by Jennifer Gwilt on April 9, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    I would love to talk about flipped learning as well as flipped mastery. Would like to know what typical day in different flipped classrooms would look like.


  10. Id love to collaborate with others interested in integrating the maker movement into classrooms…most especially the elementary classroom. PBL and Maker Ed are overlapping…so maybe a hybrid session? Very difficult to truly integrate…would love to hear other’s ideas.


  11. Posted by Patricia on April 19, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    My new research obsession is Genius Hour, based off of Google’s 20% rule. I will hopefully be starting it soon in my classroom. I would love to talk with others who have already been doing this type of thing!


  12. I would love to have a discussion about alternative education and boosting academic and life achievement.


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