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DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION will host the EduComm Conference at InfoComm 2004. From June 9 to 11 at the Georgia World Congress Center The Georgia World Congress Center or GWCC is the major convention center in Atlanta. It is the fourth-largest convention center in the United States at 1.4 million ft2 (130,000 m2) and hosts more than a million visitors each year. in Atlanta, we'll run two-and-a-half days of sessions designed specifically for K-12 education leaders looking to integrate A/V (1) (Audio/Video) Refers to equipment and applications that deal with sound and sight. The A/V world includes microphones, tape recorders, audio mixers, still and video cameras, film projectors, slide projectors, VCRs, CD and DVD players/recorders, amplifiers and , IT and multimedia with their curricula.
We're starting this conference for several reasons. While we know schools have computers and are wired, they are still behind the curve in using presentation devices, from digital projectors See data projector. to electronic whiteboards to document cameras. As with all things electronic, waiting can have benefits. In the last several years, new features have been added, while prices have dropped. With some projectors now costing less than $1,000, these items can be practical additions to every classroom.
I know that not all teachers embrace working with these new tools. But enough educators do understand how these devices can increase learning in their rooms, not to mention the possibilities for distance education and professional development.
And make no mistake, students are more than ready. A new report from Grunwald Associates shows that half the students ages 6 to 17 say they don't spend enough class time online. John Bailey John Bailey may refer to one of the following people:
Attending the EduComm conference will allow you to hear the best practices of cutting-edge school districts, get innovative ideas from K-12 visionaries Visionaries may refer to:
To register, head to www.districtadministration.com/educomm. This Web site will provide up-to-the-minute details about speakers, sessions and special networking receptions.