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January 19, 2011
3D @ ISTE 2010
In the closing days of June, over 17,000 technology educators and exhibitors stormed the mile-high city of Denver for theISTE 2010conference. I have attended many ISTE conferences over the years, but this was the first conference I can remember with such a strong and persistent3D-thematic presence.
First, ISTE offered over fourteen sessions with some treatment of 3D in education, including3D Comes to School, which was a well-attended session conducted by two of our own Boulder Valley teachers, along with an outstanding Dallas-based special educator, and a respected school principal. (This was the only session dedicated to stereoscopic 3D, however, as the other sessions centered on virtual 3D.)
Third, the exhibit hall was flush with a 3D-related presence, including Texas Instruments, Cyber-Anatomy, JTM Concepts, DesignMate, Reallusion, XpanD, AV Rover, RealD, and a myriad of projector companies featuring 3D-ready projectors. Other well-known companies were also whispering to key clients about future plans in the 3D space.
Finally, the conference also evidenced the emergence of a few companies supporting3D content creationby students. Now that's interesting. We'll discuss that development in more detail in a future post.