Recently I spent 4 days at the NYSCATE Annual Conference in Rochester, NY. Although a conference for K-12 teachers, I was able to glean some ideas to use here at Albany Law. I perused the the exhibitor floor and among the 200+ vendors, I found many tools that would be useful to Law professors:
CPS Chalkboard – allows teachers walk around the room when using the clickers.
Mimio Interactive – turns any whiteboard into an interactive surface
Interactive touch panels – allows you to draw and annotate facing the students
At the workshops, Web 2.0 seems to be topic of the day. So I attended sessions on blogging, wikis and podcasting – all of which I hope to implement here. I also learned about the new features Adobe Acrobat Pro 8.0.
Of course, I networked with old and new friends and talked a lot of “techie” talk. Definitely a worthwhile conference.