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July 13, 2010

ISTE 2010 Highlights the Impact of Technology in the Development of 21st Century Skills

ISTE 2010, the annual conference and exposition of the International Society for Technology in Education, was held on June 27-30 in Denver, CO, at the Colorado Convention Center.
A report "Educators, Technology and 21st Century Skills: Dispelling Five Myths," was released by Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University. The report found that increasing use of technology by class K-12 teachers capitulates an apparent positive impact on student learning, engagement and the development of 21st century skills.

The event featured several exhibitors in the Hardware, Printers and Peripheral industry category, according to PR Newswire, the official news service of ISTE 2010.
The following were some of the prominent exhibitors of ISTE 2010:
Aldebaran Robotics, manufacturer of humanoid robotics for professional. Its humanoid robot NAO is a versatile robot that can help in exploring a great variety of subjects through lively hands-on experiments.       
Astaro, a Unified Threat Management or "UTM" vendor based in the United States and Germany, which simplifies information security.
ASUS, a provider of education technology with an extensive product portfolio that include notebooks, netbooks, displays, optical drives, desktop PCs, wireless solutions, networking devices and so on.
Barracuda Networks, whcih combines premise-based gateways and software, cloud services, and sophisticated remote support to deliver comprehensive security, networking and storage solutions.
Chester Creek, which offers a high-tech lineup of functional, colorful and fun computer keyboards, mice and accessories for all ages and abilities, keyboards with big, oversized 1' keys, two-button and one-button tiny mice sized just right for little hands, color-coded and standard-sized keyboards and headphones.
DakTech Computers, computer manufacturer that offers the best warranties available with an industry leading 7 Year Parts & Labor Warranty on all PC's and servers, which are all Intel based.
Dell, a provider of technology to U.S. K12 classrooms. The company uses feedback from educators across the country to design and develop technology solutions like the Dell Connected Classroom, which integrates seamlessly with the company's open, capable and affordable data center technologies.
F5 Networks, a provider of Application Delivery Networking, focused on ensuring the secure, reliable, and fast delivery of applications.
Technology Company, HP, which brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to meet the needs of students, teachers and administrators across school districts.
Meru Networks, which provides a virtualized wireless LAN solution that cost-effectively optimizes the enterprise network to deliver the performance, reliability, predictability and operational simplicity of a wired network, with the advantages of mobility.
LocknCharge Technologies, a subsidiary of Australasia's manufacturer of laptop security, storage and charging solutions. LocknCharge Technologies is a 'carbon neutral' company that produces robust solutions for demanding school environments.
M&A Technology offers a complete line of workstations, servers, server clusters, notebooks, netbooks, A/V solutions, projectors, full data center services and co-location solutions.
PartStock, which helps schools redefine the best way to spend their technology budgets. Primera Technology, developer and manufacturer of automated CD, DVD and Blu-ray Disc duplication and printing equipment.
Samsung ITD, a company committed to serving the needs of consumers ranging from the home user to the Fortune 500 elite and supporting the valued channel partners who serve our customers.
Stratasys, which manufactures additive fabrication systems using patented FDM echnology to produce real parts directly from 3D CAD files.
CDI, a distributor of re-certified brand named computers to the educational market in North America. It offers cost effective solutions, extended warranties and unparalleled customer service.
WAV, a value added distributor of wireless broadband, wireless LAN, wireless security, data collection hardware, mobile computing products, rugged computing products, rugged docking stations and vehicle mounts, IP video surveillance, mobile printers and voice over IP technology.
ISTE represents more than 100,000 education professionals worldwide. ISTE is home to the NETS, standards that deliver a roadmap for global digital age learning, teaching and school leadership.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for RobotXworld. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Juliana Kenny

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