I went to a lot of sessions and actually stayed in till the end through most of them. At a lot of meetings I find myself learning nothing new at sessions, that was not true at this conference.
Sessions I went to and found valuable:
Blogging Before Breakfast by Meg Ormiston - I didn't really learn much new in this session, but for many who did not know what Blogging is it seemed valuable. She maintains a website at www.techteachers.com. She has digital handouts for all of her MACUL sessions on her site as well.
Active Galaxies by Dr. Mary Garrett (NASA) - This was a great presentation about the Looking at Active Galaxies educational unit developed by NASA. Marry was a great presenter and the activities she presented could be used at many levels. A copy of Mary's lesson(s) can be found on her webpage. NASA's activity book is available from NASA's GLAST Page.
RSS: The New Killer App for Educators by Will Richardson (did the google bots find me?) - This was a great session for the novice to advanced user. I knew what RSS was before this session and read several feeds daily but Richardson taught me a bunch more. On his website he has assembled an RSS quick start guide which includes instructions to (among other things):
- Understand what RSS is
- Find RSS feeds
- Bring them together to make them easy to read
- Set up Google and Google News Alerts as RSS feeds letting you do research 24/7
- Embed an RSS feed into a webpage
I went to a few other sessions and learned some more stuff, but I haven't had a chance to delve to deeply into it all yet. As I do I'll publish my findings here.