The History of PLAYDATE

PLAYDATE stands for People Learning and Asking Y: Digital Age Teacher Exploration. After attending a conference, Jennie Magiera (@msMagiera), Sue Gorman (@SJgorman), and Autumn Laidler (@mslaidler) decided that they needed time and space to explore the tools and ideas that come out of typical conferences. Thus, PLAYDATE was born. You can read the full story on Jennie Magiera's website.

Please enjoy this video introduction to Playdate:

You can read an Education Week article about Playdate here.
A participant in the first Playdate blogged about it here
This YouTube video has photos from the first Playdate.