What did you attend and what did you learn?
I attended the edubloggercon which is one of the miniconference ideas I based Techpalooza off of. It is an unconference conference and the schedule is built by the people who attend.
I went to some interesting sessions and even co-lead a workshop with Eddie on "How to Motivate the Unmotivated Teachers". We weren't supposed to lead it but no one else wanted to be in charge and I love taking over so we did it. The room was packed and I turned to Eddie and said, "Eddie, I think you and I should lead this topic." Eddie's response: "Let's do it!"
After lunch, I went and watched John Mein present to a group on SMART Board tools. They were really impressed not just with the tools he showed, but how easy he explained how layers work on a SMART Board. It was a brand-new multitouch board that he pointed out to me. I think he wants one. But then the board wasn't too accommodating for him. I don't think he would turn one down though if I had one. I told him I hope he wins one here.
My morning session was with Kevin Honeycutt who will be the luncheon speaker on Wednesday for our TEC-SIG meeting. At one point, he plugged his iPad into a custom guitar and played it along with someone playing drums on an iPod. Very fun!
So what did you experience today?