is almost always advancing in some way or another. That's why one organization
is working to bring the latest innovations to local classrooms.
and Innovation in Education, or TIE, hosts its 27th annual technology
conference in Rapid City this week.
was started in 1986 by the South Dakota Department of Education to help schools
integrate technology into the classroom.
main purpose of the conference is to hold workshops where teachers share with
other educators how they have incorporated technology into their classrooms,
and how that has improved learning for their students.
popular topic this week will be the incorporation of internet-enabled mobile
devices such as iPads. Educators say over the past few years, these devices
have had a significant effect on how kids learn.
can look up most anything on the internet. They can connect to experts from
around the world. They can learn any time, day or night, from any location. And
so it's made learning much more accessible, it's made content much more abundant,
which has changed the way students learn," said John Swanson, Deputy Director
Organizers expect more than 1,200 educators state wide to attend the conference.