Host an EdmodoCon Viewing Party

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July 25th, 2013
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On August 7th, 2013, Edmodo will be hosting its third annual professional development extravaganza, otherwise known as EdmodoCon. We hope you’ll tune in virtually or perhaps, if you’re located in the Bay area, attend in person.

Organize a Viewing Party

We believe learning together is better so we encourage you to consider hosting a viewing party in your school, district or other institution of learning. Gather your colleagues anytime between 7 am PDT and 6 pm PDT and join us online for an inspiring day of learning with vanguard Edmodo educators.

Register Your Party and Win an Edmodo Prize Pack

If you organize a viewing party, you may be eligible to win some great Edmodo swag! To enter, please take the following steps:

  1. Gather your group of at least 3 people.

  2. All group members need to join Edmodo and follow the EdmodoCon Community.

  3. Register your group here. If your viewing party is open to the public, be sure to let us know so that teachers in your area are invited to join.

  4. Appoint a scribe in your group, and post a reflection in the EdmodoCon Community on at least one session that you watched together as a group. The reflection post should be at least one paragraph in length. Some questions you can use as prompts might be:

    1. What tips or ideas caught your attention?

    2. What ideas will you incorporate and adapt for your classroom?

    3. How do you think your students will react to or benefit from ideas presented?

    4. How will you introduce or support colleagues in using Edmodo?

    5. Use your imagination to share any other insights!

  5. Alternatively, create a short video reflection and post to YouTube, TeacherTube or SchoolTube. Then, post the link in the EdmodoCon Community.

  6. Also, post a picture of your group participating in your viewing group during EdmodoCon. You can post to the EdmodoCon Community and/or Twitter using the hashtag #edmodocon.

  7. We’ll select up to 10 of the most creative and thoughtful entries to win an Edmodo prize pack filled with branded swag.

Tips For Organizing

If you need some inspiration for getting creative with your Edmodo viewing party, here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Invite colleagues to brown bag it and bring their lunch to a viewing party. Or, have everyone bring a dish to share and host a potluck in conjunction with our virtual event. Teacher events always need food!

  • Host a viewing party with a bring-a-colleague theme. Invite a core set of friends and ask them to each bring a friend.

  • If you work with preservice or graduate students, host a viewing party at your college or university.

Tips For Hosting

And, finally, here are some tips for making the most of your viewing party:

  • Open a Google Doc (or any other shared word processing tool) and take collaborative notes with your viewing party friends.

  • Tweet out salient points and resources. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #edmodocon and follow us at https://twitter.com/edmodo.

  • Use the EdmodoCon community as a backchannel for interacting with other Edmodo users.

  • Make sure to ask questions in the chat portion of the live stream platform.

  • Continue the learning! Follow our presenters on social media and subscribe to their blogs. If they created a group in Edmodo to house their presentation materials, join their group to ask follow up questions, access resources,  or to potentially collaborate.

We’re looking forward to you joining us at EdmodoCon and expect that you’ll find the event to be a very rewarding experience. If you have any other great ideas for personalizing the viewing experience and incorporating EdmodoCon into your local learning environment, let us know in the comments below!


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