Orlando Startup Weekend EDU is coming back for the third Startup Weekend Education in Orlando, July 11th-13th at Valencia College’s West Campus. Startup Weekend EDU is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile applications focused around education, which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skill sets – primarily educators, software developers, graphics designers
Seeking learning opportunities outside the classroom provides an important way for students to advance their knowledge and skills. But real-life learning isn’t limited to traditional internships. In this two-part post, I’ll introduce three ways students can learn outside the classroom. 1. Startup Weekend This non-profit is in more countries than Starbucks. From Orlando to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe come together for a weekend to
This is the final segment to a great adventure in Austin. Did you miss Educational Adventures in Austin at #SXSWedu Day 1 and Educational Adventures in Austin at #SXSWedu Day 2? The last two days of SXSWedu wrap up pretty quickly with a few great sessions, an inspiring and comical keynotes, and networking with some amazing educator friends. Watch my video recap for all the details A few sketches along
Traveling to conferences can have it perks, especially with networking with other professionals in your field. Social media has amplified this ability to network prior, during, and after large events, such as SXSWedu. Below are just 5 social networking tips to improve your connections at SXSWedu and other conferences. This is especially important advise to my fellow introverts, who don’t just go talk with any old stranger about their cats.
I’m excited to announce that we’re bringing the best content from the Florida Blogger & Social Media Conference (FLBlogCon) and gearing it specifically to an educational setting. With a push to get students and teacher’s blogging and using social media, we can be your best guide to implementation, best practices, innovative ideas, and practical use when dealing with the unique student demographic. Our presenters include real teachers who are
I’m currently developing a new course at Valencia College called Social Networking for Job Search (CGS2650). It’s starting on February 28, 2013 but I still have lots to create for this online course to make this a very useful and exciting course for my students. This online one credit course will focus on various social media platforms that can help students become more connected and present themselves better for future