Technology in Education
Critical Issues: Technology in Education
- Quick Key 5 - Understanding the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: English Proficiency
helps educators in schools and districts understand the basics of what NCLB means for their English proficiency programs.
- A Bibliography of Research and Resources on Technology
and Engaged Learning
compiled by NCREL's Resource Center.
- Sustaining Educational
Technology: Funding Challenges and Opportunities for Policymakers
- To the Point provides short essays
and resources for overcoming common obstacles to technology integration.
- Taking Stock: What
Does the Research Say About Technology's Impact on Education? provides
interviews that address educational technology issues, views from supportors
and critics, and resources for learning more about the research.
- Universal Service Funding (E-Rate)
information is available on the Schools and Libraries Web Site with details
about how schools can take advantage of the Telecommunications Act.
- The Learning
With Technology Profile Tool is a computer program intended to help educators
think carefully about their practice in the areas of engaged learning and
technology. The program presents indicators of engaged learning and indicators
of technology. For each indicator there are three choices that educators can
compare to their own practice. When finished, educators can view the results
in a graphical format to help identify their strengths and weaknesses. The
Learning With Technology Profile Tool is available as a downloadable computer
program or on the World Wide Web.
- Learning With Technology
Course Resources, from the Learning With Technology Participant's Manual
and Facilitator's Guide, are integral parts of the LWT course. A number of
these may be useful when incorporated strategically in the design of professional
development programs that focus on student learning.
- Plugging In: Choosing and Using Educational
Technology. This EdTalk publication describes how to make the best use
of technology. The only real measure of the effectiveness of technologies
and technology-enhanced educational programs is the extent to which they promote
and support students' engaged learning and collaboration.
Through Technology: A Planning and Implementation Guide helps educators
and community members work through the stages needed to develop a comprehensive
learning and technology plan. Learning Through Technology was created through
a partnership between the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the North
Central Educational Laboratory (NCREL) and the Midwest Mathematics and Science
Consortium (MSC) located at NCREL. The efforts of 15 ISBE Technology Demonstration
sites are highlighted.
- Building the 21st Century
School helps schools develop a comprehensive technology plan and provides
detailed information on design, wiring, equipment, and physical infrastructure
modifications necessary for implementing technology within a school.
- The Captured Wisdom CD-ROM
Library presents teachers who are making meaningful and creative uses
of technology in their instruction.
- Internet Links
Although NCREL takes care in selecting other Internet sites to which it links
or points, such selection does not imply endorsement by NCREL, its partners,
or funding agents.
Technology to Support Education Reform
Full text of 1993 report published by the U.S. Department of Education
discusses types of educational technologies, support for student learning
activities and teacher functions, the effect of technology on student
achievement, and implementation strategies.
- Apple Education
Apple products, events, a description of Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow,
and results of research on the effect of technology on teaching and learning.
- Global SchoolNet Foundation Home Page
Home page of nonprofit organization concerned with instructional aspects
- Cisco Educational
Archive and Resources Catalog
Cisco Systems, Inc.'s products; Viritual Schoolhouse of links to schools
with Internet sites; On the Horizon, the environmental scanning newsletter;
and description of the Global Schoolhouse Project.
- "The Electronic School"
magazine on technology
Full-text articles from a sample issue of this National School Boards
An online "book" devoted to creating exciting learning environments
where children learn by doing, especially through the use of technology.
for Creating Web Sites
Help with HTML, Java, and Web page design.
Center for Technology Planning
Full-text of state, district, and school technology plans and full-text
articles on developing plans and fostering use of technology.
- The Technology
Coordinator's Web Site
Professional development resource for technology coordinators.
- Technology Coordinator Resources
Links to educational technology resources.
Repository of MS-DOS and Windows applications and utilities.
In Home Page
A non-profit group dedicated to bringing the educational opportunities
created by new technologies to children and families from low-income communities.
Computational Science Alliance
Offers high-performance computing and communications resources, serving
over 6000 users at more than 380 universities and corporations.
- Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Web site provides information about
their projects, including educational efforts.
Theory Center Home Page
Supercomputing center offers a variety of information, including educational
programs appropriate for elementary and secondary level science education.
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