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* What information is available on technology standards?
* White Papers on Technology Issues for Educators (2002)
Written for teachers, a series of papers about various issues surrounding classroom technology use, including accessibility, privacy, and electronic plagiarism.
* Using Information Technology to Transform the Way We Learn
Report to the President from the Panel on Transforming Learning of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee. (February 2001)
* Technology Counts 2001: Looking Beneath the Numbers to Reveal Digital Inequities
This report from Education Week provides an overview of the digital divide and how it effects American schools and communities. It also includes brief analyses of how the 50 states have or have not worked to close the digital divide.
* "No Child Left Behind" and the Bottom Line: The Case of Edtech Policy
March 14, 2001
This article from "The Digital Beat" examines the effects President Bush's education manifesto on educational technology policy.
* The Secretary's Conference on Educational Technology 2000: Measuring Impacts and Shaping the Future
The 2000 conference highlighted a growing sophistication in K-12 schools' use of technology for teaching and learning. This site includes a link to the final report, spotlight schools, evaluation tools, and conference white papers.
* Secretary's Conference on Educational Technology 1999: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Technology
The 1999 conference noted the shift from developing technology infrastructure in schools to evaluating its effectiveness in teaching and learning. This site includes a link to a conference white papers, spotlight schools, and a conference summary.
* e-Learning: Putting a World-Class Education at the Fingertips of all Children (The National Educational Technology Plan)
In the fall of 1999, the U.S. Department of Education undertook a strategic review and revision of the national educational technology plan, in consultation with the full range of stakeholders: educators, researchers, policymakers, students, parents, and higher education, industry and other leaders. The outcome of this strategic review was five new national goals for technology in education. The full report is available in pdf.
* NetDay Compass
NetDayCompass.org is a comprehensive education technology web site designed for technology decision-makers working in K-12 schools. Includes a research desk with experts to guide users to online resources.
* Computer-Based Technology and Learning: Evolving Uses and Expectations
This report focuses on three phases of technology use: print automation, expansion of learning opportunities, and data-driven virtual learning. For each phase the authors examine evidence that the use of computer-based technology in each phase has a positive effect on learning, and the significance of these findings for educators today as they try to make technology-related decisions that have an impact on student learning.
* Myths and Realities about Technology in K-12 Schools
By Glenn M. Kleiman, Ph.D., from The Center for Online Professional Education (COPE) at Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
This site was created to encourage debate on the merits and pitfalls of using educational technology in real schools. Includes information on all sides of the debate and a forum for further discussion.
* Instructional Technology Resources Page
Includes Learning Theory, Instructional Design, Curriculum Sites ,Classroom Assessment Techniques, Course Examples, Smart Classrooms, and much more.
Offers educators an extensive collection of ideas, tools, and resources for integrating technology into the K-12 school, classroom and curriculum.
* eSchool News Online
Provides school technology news and information to K-12 educators.
* Leadership and the New Technologies
From the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Education Development Center, Inc., this site is designed to support school district leaders using technology to improve teaching and learning, Contains an online journal, news, a library of links, and online workshops.
* Pathways to School Improvement: Technology
Discusses critical issues in technology including planning, integration, achievement, equity, and professional development. This information is provided by the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory.
* Using Technology to Strengthen Employee & Family Involvement in Education
This U.S. Department of Education publication shows how technology tools can be used to support, facilitate, and guide the process of strengthening employee & family involvement in education. This publication provides some answers to these questions through a variety of research, survey data, & case studies about corporate experiences.
* A Guide to Networking for K-12 Schools
The purpose of this guide is to provide basic networking information and planning assistance for technology coordinators and others involved in building networks for K-12 schools. Prepared by the Northwest Regional Educational Technology Consortium.
* NoteSys - Laptops and Schools Links
A collection of links with information on the use of computers (and laptops) in schools.
* Microsoft Classroom Teacher Network
Includes resources for teachers and principals on the use of technology is schools.
* Educational Standards and Curriculum Frameworks for Technology
* National Standards for Technology in Teacher Preparation
From ISTE's Accreditation and Standards Committee.
* Technology Standards for School Administrators
An effort to "develop and document a national consensus on what PK-12 administrators should know about and be able to do to optimize benefits of technology use in schools."
* ICT for Teacher Training
The Information and Communication Technology Portal (ICT) for Teacher Training is the gateway to Internet resources and websites dedicated to training the teachers in utilizing information and communication technologies to enhance their teaching skills.
* CEO Forum on Education & Technology -- Teacher Preparation STaR Chart
Excerpt - "The CEO Forum on Education and Technology was founded in the fall of 1996 to help ensure that America's schools effectively prepare all students to be contributing citizens and productive workers in the 21st Century. To meet this objective, the Forum will issue an annual assessment of the nation's progress toward integrating technology into American classrooms through the year 2000."
* NETS: National Educational Technology Standards
From the International Society for Technology in Education, the following sets of national standards describe what students should learn during their PreK-12 school experiences and what teachers should be able to demonstrate.
* NCRTEC (North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium)
This site includes resources for teaching and learning, planning and evaluating, and professional development.
* The Technology Coordinator's Home Page
The goals of this site include cataloging resources that can assist the technology coordinator or educator in integrating technology in a wider school context. Geared mainly toward K-12 schools and districts, but also contains resources relevant to technical schools, community colleges, and other post secondary institutions.
Note: This site is not being updated.
* WWW 4Teachers webzine
From the South Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium. Designed to inform teachers and others about the use of educational technology. Sections include: teacher and kids' testimony, web-based lessons plans, views of educational leaders, more.
* Encyclopedia of Educational Technology
From San Diego State University Department of Educational Technology. A compilation of articles summarizing educational technology skills and ideas.
* The Importance of The World Wide Web In Education K-12
By Guillermo E. Pedroni
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the M.S.E. degree at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville August, 1996
* Digital Technology and its Impact on Education: A White Paper
By Joseph Hardin and John Ziebarth, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
* The Future of Networking Technologies for Learning
In an attempt to answer the question, "What is the future of networking technologies for learning," the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology commissioned a series of white papers on various aspects of educational networking and hosted a workshop to discuss the issues. The white papers and the workshop report are here.
* Ergonomic Guidelines for Designing Effective and Healthy Learning Environments for Interactive Technologies
By Michael Weisberg, National Library of Medicine.
Published in Interpersonal Computing and Technology: An Electronic Journal for the 21st Century, April, 1993 Vol 1, No. 2. ISSN 1064-4326.
* State Departments of Education Technology Contacts
List of state-level technology coordinators or contact persons.
* The Technology Source
The purpose of The Technology Source is to provide thoughtful, illuminating articles that will assist educators as they face the challenge of integrating information technology tools in teaching and in managing educational organizations.
* Meridian Middle School Computer Technologies Journal
The goal of this new on-line publication . . . is to introduce educators to the reality and possibilities of applying the latest technology to teaching and learning in the middle school classroom.
* Electronic School
A quarterly technology magazine for K-12 school leaders. Includes full text of the print edition, plus some extras for online readers.
* Society for Applied Learning Technology - Glossary
"This focus of this glossary is on the learning technologies. It contains many, but not all, terms related to Interactive Multimedia, the Internet, Distance Learning, e-learning, Performance Support Systems and Education Technology. The purpose of the glossary is to help individuals who are trying to gain an understanding of these technologies to decode or define the acronyms and technical terms which are used to describe them."
* MultiMedia Schools Magazine -- A Practical Journal of Multimedia, CD-ROM, Online and Internet in K-12
Excerpt - "MultiMedia Schools is a practical how-to magazine that addresses multiple technologies used in K-12 schools today—CD-ROM, multimedia, online, and Internet resources. Articles, columns, news, and product reviews are contributed by practicing educators who use new technologies in the classroom and media center."
Note - The online version of this journal includes only selected full-text content from the paper publication.
Ferdi Serim, Editor
ISSN: 1075-0479 (Print Version)
Publisher: Information Today, Inc.
143 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ 08055-8750
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* ERIC Digests from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology
* ERIC Digest - The Field of Educational Technology: A Dozen Frequently Asked Questions (Update 2000)
* ERIC Digest - Trends in Educational Technology (1995)
* ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology
621 Skytop Road, Suite 160
Syracuse, NY 13244-5290
Toll Free: 800/464-9107
* State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)
5533 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22205
Tel: (703) 533-3770
* Consortium for School Networking (COSN)
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) promotes the use of telecommunications to improve K-12 learning. Members represent state and local education agencies, nonprofits, companies and individuals who share our vision. Our goals are: Leadership Development, Advocacy, Coalition Building, and Emerging Technology.
1555 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 466-6296, ext.15
Fax: (202) 462-9043
* Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
AACE is an international, educational, and professional organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, theory, and quality of learning and teaching at all levels with information technology. AACE encourages scholarly inquiry related to information technology in education and the dissemination of research results and their applications.
P.O. Box 2966
Charlottesville, VA 22902
* Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
The mission of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology is to provide leadership in educational communications and technology by linking professionals holding a common interest in the use of educational technology and its application to the learning process.
1025 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 820
Bloomington, IN 47404
* International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
ISTE promotes appropriate uses of technology to support and improve teaching and learning. ISTE also provides curriculums for learning about technology and integrating it into the classroom; research results and project reports; leadership for policy affecting educational technology. ISTE publishes Learning and Leading With Technology and the Journal of Research on Computing in Education, as well as eight special interest periodicals and educator-developed books and courseware.
1787 Agate Street
Eugene, OR 97403-1923
* International Technology Education Association (ITEA)
ITEA is the professional organization of technology teachers. Its mission is to promote technological literacy for all by supporting the teaching of technology and promoting the professionalism of those engaged in this pursuit.
1914 Association Drive, Suite 201
Reston, VA 20191-1539
* Institute for Transfer of Technology to Education (ITTE)
The Institute for the Transfer of Technology to Education is a program of the National School Boards Association. ITTE works actively with school districts across North America that are exploring creative ways to teach and learn with technology.
National School Boards Association
1680 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
The mission of EDUCAUSE is to help shape and enable transformational change in higher education through the introduction, use, and management of information resources and technologies in teaching, learning, scholarship, research, and institutional management.
1112 Sixteenth Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 872-4200
* Society for Applied Learning Technology
A membership organization for professionals interested in the field of instructional technology.
50 Culpeper Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
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