The Texas Computer Education Association's 29th annual conference opened Feb. 4 with a dynamic, student-produced video demonstrating how technology is transforming education and empowering kids at Klein Independent School District's Krimmel Intermediate School.

Set to pulsating music (used with permission under the Creative Commons license), the video captured students using tablet PCs to record themselves speaking in foreign-language classes, so they can replay the audio and practice their pronunciation. It also showed them collaborating on projects, doing research online, and presenting what they've learned.

"We're plugged in," the video concluded. "Are you?"

After screening the video for the thousands of educators attending the...

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