Announcing #EdCampCLE 2016

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Today marks the official announcement of #EdCampCLE 2016! This year the event will be bigger than ever, connecting educators and administrators from across Ohio.  The event will be on May 21, 2016 at Kinsner Elementary School located at 19091 Waterford Parkway in Strongsville.

EdCamp takes the best parts of the conference — the spaces between the scheduled sessions — and makes that the whole conference.  Join educators from all over Ohio for a FREE participant-driven day focused on YOUR needs.

Join us at #EdCampCLE and rejuvenate your passion for teaching.  Take away some great ideas and finish the year with a bang!  Take a risk, mix things up, and make your students remember what it means to own their learning.

Not only is EdCampCLE a FREE day of collaboration and learning; we will provide a light breakfast during registration (7:30 – 8:30) as well as lunch.  We’ll even give away prizes throughout the day!  Talk to educators just like you, get great ideas, and add to your professional arsenal.

Click to view our EdCampCLE Wall of Social

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Welcome Zaption

Zaption transforms video-based learning with interactive content and tools that engage learners, deepen understanding, and track student progress. Teachers and trainers use Zaption to quickly add images, text, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from YouTube and Vimeo. With Zaption’s award-winning Analytics, instructors get immediate feedback on how students interact with the content and understand key concepts. Zaption also has a mobile player app for students to watch tours on the go with their iPhone or iPad.

Zaption has generously donated two 1-year Zaption Pro subscriptions – plus a coupon for all of our EdCampCLE attendees to upgrade to Zaption Pro free for 60 days. (While Zaption is free to join and get started, the Pro subscription adds greater interactivity and management tools to your video lessons.)

At NORT2H, we use Zaption a lot and we get to see it in action across many of our member districts.  Just last week, I saw a great use of Zaption by a special education teacher.  The students she supports viewed a video with their homeroom teacher, then got to review the same video with their special education teacher, but this time with Zaption’s interactive content.  What a great way to ensure content knowledge, increase comprehension, and enhance instruction!

Welcome Squirrels/Reflector 2

Our sponsor, Squirrels LLC, developed an affordable classroom screen-mirroring app that is used in more than 100,000 classrooms in more than 200 countries and territories.   It’s also used by Dave & Mike at NORT2H.  Reflector 2 is an app that runs on a teacher’s computer and receives a real-time “mirror” image of classroom iPads, iPhones, Chromebooks, Android devices and Surface Pros.

Squirrels provided EdCampCLE with a generous $600 donation and 20% off Reflector 2 for each EdCampCLE attendee.  If you want to learn more about Reflector 2 or any other Squirrels product, you can check out the website at www.airsquirrels.com.Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 10.51.46 AM.png