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Meghan Sharma writes, One of the many goals of students all across the globe is to excel in academics and learn in any form possible.

One of the many goals of students all across the globe is to excel in academics and learn in any form possible. That’s why teachers attend the ISTE, International Society for Technology in Education, conference to bring the latest technology to their classrooms and provide hands-on learningThe ISTE conference is held annually for educators to learn different techniques of teaching using technology. This year, Colorado was given the chance to host it. People came from various places such as Canada, Australia, Mexico, and all across America bringing in a total of around 12,000 attendeesOn Sunday, June 27th, the conference launched off as Mario Armstrong entertained the audience with a story. The story was mainly a dream where Mario had to defeat four monsters: the “Locked Net Monster,” “Dollar and Cent-aur,” “Mediogre,” and the “Abonimable Noman.” For each character, Mario met a prominent member of ISTE who explained many things about the conference and global collaboration. Then, they gave away a Kindle, an iPod Touch, a Netbook, and an iPadAfter the start of the conference, people were interested to explore some of the latest technology. When I talked to Dr. Susan Flannelly, an online professor from Tennessee, she said, “I try to attend this conference yearly because I like to remain current in the field of technology.” Many teachers were attending for their students and classrooms. The ISTE conference also allows them to get new ideas about how to teach and keep up-to-date on the newest inventions. When I asked Abigail, a technology resource teacher from California, why she was attending this conference, she said, “To get inspired and learn new things that I can bring to my classroomTechnology affects everyone-whether you’re a student, teacher, or anyone else. You can learn from websites, create movies, share photos, and much more. Soon, technology will definitely have a major role in schools all over the world.