MICCA was held a couple weeks ago at the Baltimore Convention Center. It is an annual technology conference for Maryland educators and administrators. Many vendors presented their newest products and many presenters shared their knowledge and experiences with educational software and hardware.
My favorite session was presented by Doug Johnson. Doug's session dealt with how schools should view new web 2.0 sites and their own policies for access and use. He is a technology integration advocate and speaker, and is an IT Director for a school system in Minnesota. Here is his website. He presented many great ideas about the use of web 2.0 tools and argued that whatever tools are available for student use, teaching appropriate and responsible use is the most important thing we can do for our students.
A few FCPS TRTs also presented at the conference- and some worked with teachers at their schools as co-presenters. I presented on the use of Web-based forms and the Mozilla Firefox web browser. Click here to access handouts from my presentations.