So, this year our department has partnered with industry to sponsor our annual "Smart Classroom Awards" for teachers who are leading the field in the integration of ICTs to enhance student learning.
This year I was lucky enough to be one of the 12 winners and as such also got to experience the first ever Learning Innovation Expo. It was an awesome day with lots of fantastic talks from speakers such as Michael Fardyk and Steven Heppal (I know I've spelt that wrong...). Michael was in the room with us and was just fantastic and Steven hooked in through a video conference from England.
Was very interesting seeing some of the vision for the state's department in regards to elearning and some of the possibilities when it comes to "what next?". I've come away with some serious gadet lust - I want an iphone or failing that an ipod touch, and I now want to try a mac to really experience the difference to a pc myself...ARGH....so many new things in my head!