Last weekend, Mrs. Yollis attended EdCamp Online. It was the second EdCamp she had attended. She enjoyed the EdCamp idea so much, she decided to bring it to her third graders.
At the beginning of the week, students posted ideas for sessions. A discussion about the EdCamp started in this EdCamp Online blog post. Here is a screenshot of a few comments written by the third graders:
There were several sessions offered. Throughout the day, students put tally marks next to sessions they'd be interested in attending in the afternoon.
Like in other EdCamps, students were told that if a session wasn't meeting their needs or wasn't what they expected, they were free to move to a more appropriate session.
When our EdCamp open up after lunch, everyone made a choice. It was very exciting!
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Learning about looming!
Several EdCampers were drawn to the drawing session!
One group explored our new World Book Online Encyclopedia!
Cursive lessons were a real crowd pleaser.
Mrs. Yollis' animated cursive site was useful!
A couple of students explored shortcuts on the computer!
We ended our EdCamp with the tradition slam. Student stood up and shared something they learned from the session they attended.
The EdCamp was a great personal learning event! The class decided that we would hold them every Friday!
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What do you think of the EdCamp model?
What did you learn in your session?
What session will you propose for future EdCamps?