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This Isn’t Your Father’s T&L Conference

What excites me about this year’s event (this Friday, November 6th) is the way the team is ramping up the interaction.
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I’ve been lucky enough to call myself a veteran of sorts at many Tech & Learning events. From their School CIO summits to their conference formerly known as Tech Forum (now Tech & Learning LIVE), they always offer ways to have conversations and listen to expert panelists. I’ve given a keynote in Atlanta, presented in Boston, and attended pretty much every one that’s been in Texas since the mid-2000’s. While the formats have been fairly constant, there is always a great line-up of people to learn and share with. What excites me about this year’s event (this Friday, November 6th) is the way the team is ramping up the interaction. There will be a great keynote speaker as always (friend & colleague Dr. Joan Hughes from the University of Texas), engaging sessions, and opportunities to interact with sponsors. However, this year, there will be an extra layer of collaboration and competitiveness as the event introduces their version of the APPmazing Race that I have the pleasure of moderating. These races always make the day more entertaining as well as generate an atmosphere of creativity and collaborative problem-solving--traits we want kids in our schools to exemplify. Can’t make it to Texas Friday? Be sure to follow the #tltechlive hashtag to participate in the fun!



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Texas, Here We Come!

Heading to Tech Forum Texas this Friday? The folks at Tech & Learning always put on a great event, and here are a few things I’m looking forward to this year.

Try THIS with your document camera...

The Department of Biological Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an artist organization called The Grafting Parlour will capture and transmit images of living cells using an AVerVision CP300 document camera and streaming video to the Lightwave 2009 event at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.  Connecting to a microscope in the MIT Biological Engineering Lab, the camera captures live images of the bacteria, then broadcasts the images through the AVerVision Software and a third-party video streaming service for live viewing at Trinity College. Click through to read the full press release and find out how to watch yourself: