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  • A District Leaders Guide to Relationships That Support Systemic Change
    An 18-pages document that describes how schools can create "communities that work" to initiate and sustain a reform agenda for school improvement.
  • actDEN (Digital Education Network): Software Tutorials and Online Courses
    High-quality software tutorials and online courses for educators, parents and students of all ages.
  • Active Learning with Technology
    The first 6 modules of the Active Learning with Technology professional development portfolio set the stage for understanding how constructivist learning environments are created and implemented. The modules demonstrate learner-centered instructional and classroom management settings such as inquiry-based learning, project-based learning, small group learning, and using commonly available software to support a learner-centered environment.
  • Activites for ESL Students
    Over 1,000 activities in 28 different languages to help students learn English. Activities include games, puzzles and quizes.
  • ADA Technical Assistance Program
    The ADA Technical Assistance Program has been in existence since 1992, shortly after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Since its inception, the Program has consisted of a diverse array of projects to further the understanding and implementation of the Act.
  • Artic Studies Center
    The Arctic Studies Center is the only U.S. government program with a special focus on northern cultural research and education.
  • AskA+ Locator
    AskA+ LocatorThis directory of online question answering services (AskA) is "designed to link students, teachers, parents and other K-12 community members with experts on the Internet." Each service listing includes identification information (e.g., publisher, e-mail address, contact name, and links), scope, target audience, and a general description of the service. Searchable and browsable.
  • Assessment, Assessment Rubrics and Evaluation Guidelines
    This website is a collection of assessment tips and tools, to help in developing, adapting, and adopting assessments that detail what teachers expect students to learn and evaluate what they have mastered for any given lesson.
  • Assessments of Multimedia Technology in Education
    This is a Bibliography of a growing body of research devoted to assessing the effectiveness of multimedia in all levels of education, including corporate and military training.
  • Bridging the Home and School: A Case Study
    In today's society, there are many new technologies that educators have at their disposal to use both inside and outside of theclassroom. One such technology was the focus of the first stage of an on-going project on the "open school" model.
  • Building a Digital Workforce
    Taking action to close the IT skills gap in the current and future workforce is a critical challenge for business, labor, education, government, and the nonprofit sector that requires urgent attention by all stakeholders. This report sets out NPA's Digital Economic Opportunity Committee's recommendations for increasing the number of U.S.
  • CA Dept. of Ed: Education Technology Office
    Provides guidance and assistance to districts and schools in managing their technology.
  • Center for Highly Interactive Computing in Education(HI-CE)
    The Center for Highly Interactive Computing in Education at the University of Michigan develops learner-centered technology and curriculum that addresses major needs of schools today - Enabling all students to learn and enabling students and teachers to engage in serious intellectual inquiry around authentic, meaningful, motivating, mindful-learning experiences.
  • Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy
    The Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy, a consortium of several major universities, focuses on the system-wide improvement of learning and teaching and the development of a highly capable, committed teaching force. Center researchers study ways that leaders, policymakers, and others seek to renew the quality of teaching and the teacher force through strategies and initiatives enacted at the local and state level, in school systems and teacher education institutions, and through the engagement of supportive groups in the community.
  • Communication as the Foundation of Distance Education
    Communication plays a vital role in learning, not only with respect to expository and discussion methods of instruction, but at a more consequential level in the development of higher mental processes through acquiring and learning to manipulate symbols.
  • Convergent Learning
    The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews and Announcement Database, articles from Technology&Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' Outlook, Events and Contests listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders.
  • Digital Divide Network
    This comprehensive Website provides feature stories about digital divide; current research; discussion lists;and a method for finding public access technology in your town.
  • Digital Divide Series
    Based on a two-part series for PBS about the digital divide, it is possible to explore the issues of classrooms, gender, race and at work through interaction, voices and links.
  • ED Office of Educational Technology
    The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology (OET) develops national educational technology policy and implements this policy through Department-wide educational technology programs.
  • ED Programs that Help Bridge the Digital Divide
    Describes U.S. Dept.
  • ED proposal
    INSPIRE Reasearch narrative.
  • eDesk: A Review of Recent Evidence on the Effectiveness of Discrete Educational Software
    A 119-page research report about the effects of discrete software on student learning. Report also identifies areas where more research and evaluation is needed.
  • Education for All
    Education for All (EFA)The major focus of this searchable site are the findings of basic education assessments of 180 countries. The reports for each country contain funding; issues and goals; statistics on enrollment; literacy; educational levels of teachers; academic and vocational education; evaluation of early childhood, primary, and secondary instruction; and more.
  • Educational Resources on Asia
    Educational Resources on AsiaThis site provides resources and links to educational material relating to Asia. These include reference works, online periodicals, educational films and suppliers, K-12 curriculum materials and vendors, full-text of significant historical documents (primarily constitutional), as well as demographic, economic, educational, and political statistics.
  • Educators' Website for Information Technology (EWIT)
    EWIT supports the innovative use of information technology to enhance learning.Links include computer science curriculum, instructional resources, suggested reading, pilot sites and statistics.
  • Edutopia On-line
    The Foundation documents and disseminates the most exciting classrooms where innovations are taking place. It is hoped that by spotlighting inspiring teachers and students, others will consider change.
  • EdWeb Home Room
    A guide to education-related issues concerning the Internet, and to educational resources available on the Internet. Contact information for districts involved.
  • Electronic Emissary Project's WebCenter
    Prototyped in 1992,The Electronic Emissary is the longest-running telementoring and research effort serving K-12 students and teachers. Connections are available to resources realted to Teachers; Mentors; Teamwork; and Research.
  • Emerging Influences of Information Technology on School Curriculum
    Just as information technology has improved effectiveness in medicine, finance, manufacturing, and numerous other sectors of society, advanced computing and telecommunications have the potential to help students master complex 21st century skills. Research-based curriculum projects are developing technologies that enable online virtual communities of practice using advanced tools to solve real world problems.
  • Empowering 21st Century Teachers
    Home page for Milwaukee Public School's PT3 project. Includes project information, reports, activities and resources.
  • Evaluation Design and Tools
    Walker's evaluation design model is intended to help answer three basic questions:1. Why should you evaluate your project?2.
  • Falling Through the Net II: New Data on the Digital Divide
    Report analyzing telephone and computer penetration rates in U.S. Identifies race, income and other demographic characteristics as significant factors in the "digital divide".
  • Gender and Science Digital Library
    The Gender & Science Digital Library aims to provide high-quality digital resources to 1) help educators promote interest and engagement with science, technology, engineering and mathematics education by learners of all ages, particularly females, 2) encourage learners to pursue science education and future careers in science, 3) provide an inter-disciplinary examination of the role of gender in the creation, teaching and learning of science, and 4) build community among all interested users.
  • Getting the Media Message
    The purpose of this 3 year research project is to examine whether the content of media, experienced by 6th, 7th and 8th graders reinforces or hinders the development of gender and racial diversity in the Informational Technology workforce.
  • Giving Girls an Edge
    "The Edge" is a technology program developed by the Lone Star Girl Scout Council, located in Central Texas. The program is designed to develop skills and interest in science, math and technology.
  • Handheld
    HandheldComputer ActivitySuggestionsOrganizing and PlanningReferenceInformationData GatheringData Manipulation and DisplayIndividual LearningCommunicating and Collaboration.
  • How Access Benefits Children: Connecting Our Kids to the World of Information
    A report exploring the experiences and lessons learned by projects funded by the Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program. Includes descriptions and contacts for a variety of projects.
  • How Well is it Working? Customizing Your Technology Assessment
    Three school districts (South Huntington; North Lawrence Community School; and Kyrene)have developed and carried out a technology assessment. Here is a description of assessments and lessons learned.
  • Ice Machine, Steamboats, and Education: Structural Change and Educational Technologies
    This 16-page "white paper" explores where we are in the information revolution,characteristics of the change process and where this change is going.
  • Innovative Classrooms
    Highlights schools and classrooms where learning is active and technology is well-integrated.
  • Instructional Module: Assessment
    This module is meant for use either after completion of the project-based learning module or with participants who are familiar with project-based learning. The module is designed for a two to three hour class or session, divided into two parts.
  • International Education and Resource Network - iEARN
    iEARN is a non-profit global network that enables young people to use the Internet and other new technologies to engage in collaborative educational projects that both enhance learning and make a difference in the world. Site contains student magazine and examples of projects.
  • Internet Development - slashmedia
    __slashmedia provides a unified approach to Internet design and development.__ Often times we're approached by both new and established companies with little more than an idea.__ We help to define goals, establish identity and create Internet presenc.
  • Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
    Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.
  • Learning With Technology in Six Communitites
    This report summarizes findings from case studies of the Department of Education's Community Technology Centers program. The final section of the report presents an analysis of program results and challenges common to the community technology centers.
  • Low-Income and Underserved Americans
    An audit analyzing who is underserved by the Internet; current online content related to underserved; and roadmap for action for change.
  • Maryland Teacher Technology Outcomes
    Technology competencies that all teacher candidates need to achieve prior to graduation.
  • Microcomputer-based Laboratories
    The microcomputer-based laboratory (MBL) is a tool for collecting, analyzing, and displaying data from science experiments. It is commonly used in instructional laboratories, and less used in interactive demonstrations.
  • Museum-School Connections in the Digital age
    Article describes different ways museums are enhancing classroom learning via virtual experiences.
  • NASA - MSU/Bozeman CERES Project
    Faculty at Montana State University and classroom teachers from across the nation have developed an extensive library of on-line and interactive K-12 science education materials for teaching astronomy.
  • National Center for Education Statistics Electronic Catalog
    Nation Center for Education Statistics is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education. Search for data according to topic, program area or NCES publication.
  • National Institute for Community Innovations
    The mission of NICI is to foster local economic and social well-being through educational innovation. Contains resources related to equity, higher education, banks, business, K-12 schools, libraries, and technology.
  • NCRTEC Teaching and Learning
    Specific strategies for infusing technology into teaching and learning. Resources and lesson plans.
  • NET Database
    A comprehensive database of Lessons and Units designed to help students learn how to find, access, and assess information to address issues, some of which are yet to be defined. Database can be searched by lesson title, grade level, subject area and key words.
  • NSC Teacher Resources
    Science education programs aligned with National Science Standards, and supported by multiple formats and resource files for use in classrooms.
  • Online and Electronic Research by Middle School Students
    A review of professional articles, reports,and dissertations related to initiating and improving students' use of technology.
  • Oregon Technology in Education Council (OTEC)
    A comprehensive site designed to improve Oregon's formal and informal education systems. Includes menu choices for news;ideas for integrating information technology into subject areas;preservice teacher education; continuing professional development; parents and children; school administrators;organizations;annotated references; and "Ask Dr.
  • Penguin Enrolls in U.S. Schools
    More and more schools are using Linux as the prefered operating system software because it is very low cost and can be downloaded free from the Internet. Statements from schools who are using Linux testify to its success.
  • Pew Internet Project: Our Latest Reports
    Link to "More Online, Doing More" a report about Internet usage. Chapters on changing population, time spent online, expanding online activities and methodology.
  • Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers for Technology (PT3)
    Site of University of Arkansas at Little Rock's PT3 project, which is working to build strategies for improving the technology proficiency of future teachers.
  • Principles and Standards for School Mathematics
    Includes the full-text of "Principles and Standards"; examples of interactive activities that support standards; a search engine; and resources.
  • Project SITE SUPPORT
    A education/business community partnership to train, and retain teachers in the K-12 urban environments.
  • PT3 Grantees Intranet
    Comprehensive information about PT3 program including grant projects and tools, calendar, evaluation, forums and resources.
  • Reality Check 2001
    This "Reality Check" survey was done in 2001 and asked questions of students, parents and teachers about standardized testing.
  • SchoolTech Expo - Professional Development for Education Technology Leaders
    Highlights upcoming professional development conferences for education technology leaders. Also includes handouts from past conferences.
  • Science&Technology Education Program
    STEP is designed to be a resource to students and teachers by facilitating research interaction with Lab facilities and staff.
  • Secretary's Conference on Educational Technology:Measuring Impacts and Shaping the Future
    Summary of discussion at the second national conference held in Sept. 2000, dealing with the questions: What constitutes effective use of technology in learning?;Will we recognize effective uses of technology when we see them?;What conditions must be in place in schools?;How to report progress?; What policy roadmap will help?; What can we learn from business and industry?.
  • Show-Me Tomorrow's Teachers Using Technology
    Show-Me Tomorrow's Teachers Using Technology is a three-year grant project shared by Southwest Missouri State University's College of Natural and Applied Sciences and College of Education.
  • Skillful Educators
    Showcases professional development programs where educators develop and refine the ability to be successful "digital age teachers.".
  • Teaching Diverse Learners (TDL)
    TDL is dedicated to enhancing the capacity of teachers to work effectively and equitably with all students. It includes information about Teaching and Learning Strategies; Assessment; Policy; Strategies for working with families; and organizations.
  • Techies Pledge Help for Schools
    SchoolTone Alliance consists of high tech businesses from the Bay Area dedicated to addressing the technology needs of schools. This article describes a meeting held at the Exploritorium.
  • Technology & Innovations in Education (TIE)
    Technology and Innovations in Education is a statewide project providing leadership for So. Dakota schools in technology and school reform.
  • Technology Counts '98
  • Technology Counts '99: Building the Digital Curriculum
  • Technology Foundation Standards for Students
    The technology foundation standards for students are divided into six broad categories. Teachers can use these standards and profiles as guidelines for planning technology-based activities in which students achieve success in learning, communication, and life skills.
  • Technology in American Schools: Seven Dimensions for Gauging Progress
    The seven dimensions provide a road map for using educational technology to maximum advantage in the classroom.
  • The Anacostia Museum and Center for African-American History and Culture
    Focuses on modern African-American history and culture.
  • The Dirksen Congressional Center's Web Suite
    The Dirksen Congressional Center conducts programming in four areas: historical collections, research, education, and community service. Select from the list on the left to learn more about specific programs.
  • The Partnership for 21st Century Skills
    The Partnership for 21st Century Skills brings together educators, administrators, parents, businesses and community leaders to build a consensus on the definition of 21st century skills and to create practical Readiness Guides for these skills that are critical to each student´┐Żs success in the 21st century.
  • The Search for Bias-Free Educational Software
    An elementary teacher tells why and how she got involved in gender equity issues related to technology. She also provides guidelines for teachers for selecting equitable software.
  • The Teachers Internet Use Guide
    This Web site helps teachers design, develop, and implement Internet-based lessons that are aligned with Texas state standards.
  • Virtural Resource Site for Teaching with Technology
    This website was designed as a resource for faculty seeking direction in appropriate ways to use Web-based technologies to accomplish key learning strategies. The guiding principle of this project is to go beyond technical skill towards a full examination of the teaching/learning issues in technology-enabled instruction.
  • What you can do to help GRRLS get into technology!
    All kinds of resources, mentoring programs, projects, and links for helping girls using science, math, technology, to cross that digital divide.
  • WWW 4 Teachers
    Online space for teachers who are integrating technology into the curriculum. Includes resources related to Integrating Technology; Professional Development; Tools; and a Webzine.