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View Resource The Future of Networking Technologies for Learning

In 1995 the US Department of Education commissioned a series of white papers on various issues related to networking technologies for education. Those fourteen papers are now on the web, along with the proceedings of the conference of authors in November 1995. The papers address such topics as the funding of information infrastructure, the role of personal digital assistants (PDAs) in the...
View Resource Bellingham Public Schools

The Bellingham Public Schools Web site is recommended when you want to collect information and formulate ideas about designing collaborative and educational web-based activities. It offers a selective collection of WWW Curriculum resources by Subject or Grade Level and lesson plans integrating the use of technology into the curriculum. Also provided are a half dozen lessons for adult learning of...
View Resource RIPPLES: Research in Presentation Production for Learning Electronically

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst maintains this site on The RIPPLES Project (Research in Presentation Production for Learning Electronically), an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation to increase effectiveness in delivering stored course or training materials (e.g., class notes/ overheads, audio/ video) to students. Although the main emphasis of the site is on information...
View Resource Edutopia Online: Envision the Future of Public Education

Edutopia Online is the Web site of the George Lucas Educational Foundation. The foundation "disseminates models of the most innovative practices in our nation's K-12 schools." A video gallery illustrates stories from schools around the country. While the material given on Edutopia Online has a broad scope, much of it is technology oriented. For example, past features have highlighted Web site...
View Resource MultiMedia Schools

"MultiMedia Schools (MMS) is a practical how-to magazine sharply focused on the needs of school practitioners." It is published six times a year, and roughly half of its articles are made available for free online. In the last issue of 2002, the editorial offers suggestions for how school media specialists can take advantage of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Other articles discuss a...
View Resource Educational Technology and Society

Educational Technology and Society is a quarterly electronic journal that addresses "issues affecting the developers of educational systems and educators who implement and manage such systems." Published partly in association with the Learning Technology Task Force of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the journal often has special features or focuses; for instance, the October...
View Resource Online Multi-User Environments

Online communities have existed since the inception of the World Wide Web, and before that, in the form of bulletin board systems. New technologies are making them much more advanced than the original text interfaces, creating virtual meeting places where users can congregate in a more personal atmosphere. These developments are popularizing online multi-user environments for business,...
View Resource Two on Advances in Educational Technology

Advances in technology can help children play and compose music. The first site describes a project of the Centre for Research in IT in Education, which draws from the field of cognitive development, learning styles theory and educational best practice to develop DrumSteps. This tool, available for downloading, enables children to create, manipulate, edit and save original pieces of percussion...
View Resource Technology and Education

Promoting the use of the internet and technology in education is not new. However, the use of technology, especially videos and web-based discussion groups, for teacher professional development is a recent development, spurring interest from state education policy makers, school districts and the technology industry giants. Some examples of these developments and issues to consider are examined in...
View Resource Visible Knowledge Project

Located at Georgetown University, the Visible Knowledge Project (VKP) "aims to improve the quality of college and university teaching by focusing on both student learning and faculty developments in technology-enhanced environments." By drawing on the strengths of their 12 partner schools (which include large research universities and community colleges), the various faculty from each institution...
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