Considering 14 busy people dropped in to the conference during the day and I would have been happy with 5, I declare the first Google EdTech Conference a success for us!
It was fantastic to have fellow tech staffer Louis Turbeville there to help throughout the day!
Louis' thoughts about the day:
"I thought it was a very unique concept and very convenient for busy people. Anytime you can share or gather information from others on how they do things, or use tools, is a great learning opportunity. The use of technology to bring together people from all over the world was fun to be a part of."Yes, there were technical difficulties. Our connection dropped a few times. Would things have worked better in Chrome (we used Firefox)? Hindsight is 20-20. (A blog post and informational sheet are in the works on how we can manage/share bandwidth at our school.)
Here's an archive of the sessions we participated in, with links of the tools mentioned, for further study.