Five Tech Tips This Week
As promised, let's get this month started with some tech tips that you can use right away. With so many edtech companies releasing updates this summer, this feels like a moving target in many ways. As I write, Wixie is getting ready to release updates this summer. In August, the amazing updates that Flipgrid announced at #FlipgridLIVE will be live. It seems like there is so much going on in this space. So rather than focus on tools this post, I am going to focus on five FREE professional development events that you should check out. (Disclaimer: I am presenting at some of them, but not all of them. )
Tech Tip #1: Check out FlipTech 2021 on July 13th-15th- Register here
As educators, we talk about the benefits of flipped instruction, but how often do conferences model that? This conference opens on July 9th with preconference presentations. Then on July 13th, the conference opens with a keynote and is followed by specialty follow up discussions by the preconference presenters. My follow up session follows the keynote at 10 AM EST on July 13th!
Tech Tip #2: Check out the Teach Better 12 Hour LIVE on July 14th
This is not a conference, but it is an amazing professional development experience. This is the third Teach Better 12 Hour Live and each hour has a different theme. I love attending this event. I am not presenting, but I always learn a ton from these sessions. Plus, there are giveaways and I love winning free swag, don't we all? Check out the Teach Better Team Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Twitch feeds to watch starting at 8 AM that day.
Tech Tip #3: Check out the WeVideo Creator Summit on July 20th-22nd
This conference looks amazing. There are so many phenomenal sessions offered over the course of the three days. Check out this link to see them all. I am so lucky to be one of those presentations and sharing two sessions at the conference on the first day starting at 12 PM PST. Register using this link.
Tech Tip #4: Check out EdChange Global on July 23rd-24th
Twenty four hours of FREE PD! Wow! Imagine this. EdChange Global is a virtual conference that goes on continuously for 24 hours. There are so many amazing sessions at this event that features educators globally. You can register for the event here. I am so excited to be presenting 3 sessions there. Two of those sessions are on July 23rd and one session is on July 24th. Check out the schedule and see what interests you at this link.
Tech Tip #5: Check out PD Palooza on July 27th
Imagine 24 hours where you can learn on the hour for 15 minutes for 24 hours! Well, Flipgrid did and created PD Palooza. On July 27th, click on this link and self select your learning based on what you need. So many great sessions! I am super honored to be one of the 24 presenters globally sharing my Creating with Littles session at 6 PM CST. But there are so many other sessions that I also want to check out.!