Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

T+L Conference to Celebrate Its 20th Anniversary: An Expected 2,000 Educators Will Sample New Technology Tools at the Annual Show

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

T+L Conference to Celebrate Its 20th Anniversary: An Expected 2,000 Educators Will Sample New Technology Tools at the Annual Show

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THE NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION (www.nsba.org) is returning to its original venue of Dallas, TX, this year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Technology + Learning (T+L) Conference. From Nov. 8 to 10, the expected 2,000 attending school district leaders, principals, and educators will explore the latest technology tools on the market and discover how they're used in administration offices, parental engagement and community outreach, and most importantly, student achievement in the classroom.

Three keynote speakers will bring a variety of viewpoints to the conference:

* Inventor Ray Kurzweil, who developed the first text-to-speech reading machine for the blind and the first charge-coupled device (CCD) flatbed scanner. He is best known for his views on the future of consciousness and intelligence as we move toward revolutionary new technology.

* James Paul Gee, the Tashia Morgridge professor of reading at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who is also a writer and cultural analyst. He will share the results of his studies on the effect of video games on language learning, and the capacity of these games to boost learning. …

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