At the end of October, I was fortunate to be able to attend the CUE (Computer Using Educators) conference in American Canyon. It's an annual event for me, sometimes paid for by the school, sometimes on my own dime. It's so phenomenal for me, it's worth every penny.
The primary reason I go is to get pumped up about new ways to use technology, new programs and get excited about teaching what I teach - Technology and Video Production! I meet other educators from around the state, share curricular and teaching ideas and get some great contacts going.
As a result of my attendance this year, I am adding some new programs to my list for students to use, so hop over to the third-party tools and check them out.