Flipgrid and Twitter Check-in!

The Chromecamp 2018 Organizers want to make the experience exciting and unique.  Our session notes will not include a sign in table to leave your information.  Instead, you can do it once using our Twitter Check-In Form.  We can have hundreds of handles in one easy document to start following and learning from educators before the big day!  If you registered, you need to check-in now!

Additionally, we have added a Flipgrid dedicated to Chromecamp 2018.  The exact url is https://flipgrid.com/chromecamp2018  The first topic is to introduce ourselves before January 27th.  It also can begin dialogue on the topics you may be interested in.  We cannot wait for #Chrometastic2018 !

#Chrometastic2018 Will Be Something Special!

REGISTRATION: Get Your Tickets Here

In one week, our event has grown in registrations, sponsors, and organizers.  We are excited to build a very special event and we need your help to assure that happens.  We have a few ideas that will make our event something special.  Learn about them below.

  • We want to influence the future of education and how educators professionally learn.  So, the undergraduate Education programs of Rowan University, Rutgers-Camden University, Stockton University, and Rider University are being invited to collaborate with all of us!
  • The First 25 participants to walk through the door are awarded a Google Swag Bag.  The host, Harrison Twp School District, is a Google Reference District and is donating these prizes to Chromecamp 2018.
  • Session board notes are just for notes.  You do not need to sign in or say who you are.  Instead, use our Twitter Check-in Form.  This will allow you to start collaborating with educators you may not know before the event even starts!
  • The 1st, 50th, 100th, and 200th registrant who is in attendance gets something special!
  • The school district who has the most participants in attendance will win a prize to take back to their schools to revolutionize meetings and promote collaboration.
  • We reflect at 12pm to share what you will try Monday.  There will be no waiting around to see if you win a prize.  Your time is valuable and we want individuals to stay the whole day because they love learning and collaborating.  As organizers, we have been to ton of events and we took note of the 30-45 minutes hanging around to announce names of people who left or did not show up to win prizes.  You love it if you win, but most people are just sitting around if they don’t.  Instead, our Prize Patrol will make everyone happy during the sessions!
  • We are go in the snow!  With a January 27th date, we realize the potential for wintry weather.  That being said, we will only postpone our event if there is a “blizzard”.  We obviously want everyone to be safe, so a blizzard date will be created and posted in the next few weeks.
  • We have a chrometastic hashtag!  Specifically, we are #Chrometastic2018
  • More special details to follow in future posts…

REGISTRATION: Get Your Tickets Here

Chromecamp Lives! Save the Date!

Chromecamp will be held on Saturday, January 27th at Pleasant Valley School in Mullica Hill, NJ. Click here for Google Maps Driving Directions.

REGISTRATION: Get Your Tickets Here

We will build the schedule on the day of the event in traditional Edcamp style! Remember, these are CONVERSATIONS, not PRESENTATIONS. If you have an innovative practice or program you would like to talk about, propose a session. If you want to know more about a particular topic, propose a session. It’s as relaxed a professional learning environment as you’ll find anywhere!

Here is our agenda for the day:

  • 8:00am Doors Open (#Door Prizes….)
  • 8:00-9:15am  Breakfast and Create Session Board
  • 9:15am  Opening Remarks
  • 9:30am  Session 1
  • 10:20am  Session 2
  • 11:10am  Session 3
  • 12:00pm Wrap up / Reflection Activity

Welcome to Chromecamp 2016!

downloadThanks for coming to Chromecamp!  We are going to have an amazing day learning together.

Just remember – today is all about you. That means YOU decide what you’re going to learn, YOU get to share what’s you’re doing with Google tools (if you want), YOU make connections with other passionate educators, YOU get inspired!

Here are some links you’ll need today.

<< THE 2016 SCHEDULE DOC >>

<< “3-2-1” REFLECTION >>
DO THIS AT THE END OF THE DAY!

<< MAP OF THE SCHOOL >>

<< PD CERTIFICATES >>

<< ATTENDEE FEEDBACK SURVEY >>

That’s it! Go forth, learn, share & enjoy!

Chromecamp is SOLD OUT!

Image: Wikipedia

As of Wednesday, July 13th, Chromecamp 2016 is officially SOLD OUT!

What does this mean? It means 300 people have registered. It also means a limited number of Waiting List Tickets are now available.

If you have requested a ticket and cannot use it, please let us know by emailing info@chromecamp.net.

All waiting list ticketholders will be notified 24 hours before the event to confirm their status.

Thank you! Hope to see you on the 22nd!

Chromecamp 2016 is about two weeks away! See you on July 22nd!

NOTE: THE UPDATE BELOW WAS JUST EMAILED TO ALL CURRENT REGISTRANTS. WE FORGOT TO ADD THAT WE WILL ONCE AGAIN PROVIDE PARTICIPANTS WITH PERSONALIZED PD CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE – DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE EVENT. THANK YOU!

Hi everyone,

Can’t wait to see you all at Belhaven Middle School on Friday, July 22nd, for the second annual Chromecamp, an Edcamp (unconference) devoted to everything Google – the entire Google Ecosystem in K-12 education. Here are a few bits of hopefully helpful info:

We’re almost full! We have about 300 people registered as of this morning, which is our limit. If you cannot make it, please let us know so we can release your ticket to someone else. We will start issuing ‘waiting list’ tickets (up to 50) once we’ve passed 300 registrants.

Parking: we’ve created a map on the “Where and When” page of our website showing available parking areas. Several additional lots are available at Mainland Regional HS, 1301 Oak Avenue, Linwood, just around the corner from Belhaven.

Food: thanks to our sponsors, we will once again be providing free breakfast (muffins, fruit, coffee) and lunch (pizza). We threw away a lot of uneaten breakfast items last year! 🙁 If you’re looking for something more substantial, for either meal, there are a variety of options in the area including WaWa’s, fast food, and nearby Central Square.

BYOD / WiFi: just a reminder that Chromecamp is a BYOD event.  All participants will be able to connect to our wifi using their own device (PC, MAC or Chromebook).  All devices will work in the Google ecosystem! Last year we had a short period of issues with wifi in the cafeteria.  This will be accounted for this year with the addition of some extra access points. We unfortunately will not have Chromebooks available for loan this year. Sorry about that!

Schedule: registration officially begins at 8:30 (doors open at 8:00). The session board will start filling up the moment people arrive so if you’d like to lead one, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible! We will have three sessions and finish up by 2:30 pm so you can enjoy the rest of the day.

Keep an eye on the website, http://www.chromecamp.net/, for late-breaking news and information!

Respectfully,

The Chromecamp Organizing Team

Fw: EOY Best Practices for Google Classroom

Hello and happy summer! Hope you are enjoying yourself so far and not thinking TOO much about school and work! 🙂

The amazing Kim Mattina, a Google Certified Trainer and Chromecamp co-organizer, recently wrote this quick, helpful blog post that everyone using Google Classroom should read. Check it out here: EOY Best Practices for Google Classroom. (And you can bet there will be lots of sessions on Google Classroom at Chromecamp!)

See you in Linwood on the 22nd!

Great Things Are Happening at Google Education!

So, with the 2016 ISTE Conference now over, there are a lot of interesting new developments in the Google Ecosystem to talk about at Chromecamp!

Check out: Updates from ISTE: 4 new tools to help teachers do what they do best for the full scoop but know this – we now have Google Expeditions for everyone, Google Cast to allow teachers to effortlessly share screens, Google Forms now has built-in quizzes (click here for a comparison of this feature with the venerable Flubaroo plugin) and there are several new apps for creative content making on Chromebooks.

Here’s the bottom line, folks: Chromecamp is your best, FREE opportunity this summer to learn about Google tools, the Chrome browser and OS, Chrome devices, and everything else Chrome related! If you haven’t registered yet, do it now! Remember, it’s FREE, we feed you breakfast AND lunch, and you can even win cool prizes!

GET YOUR FREE TICKETS NOW!