Technology Planning: National Collections
Although many districts and schools publish their own guides, perusing these sites will provide fuel for garnering support of policy-making groups.
These guides offer good tips for bridging the knowledge of technical wizards and the needs of schools.
Teaching in the Switched On Classroom is an on-line book aimed at a wide audience of professionals, teachers (in-service and pre-service), researchers, school administrators, and the general public. Covers topis from Vision to Practical Steps.
The KickStart Initiative: Connecting America's Communities to the Information Superhighway was created by President Clinton at the end of 1993. The Benton Foundation maintains the results of this early project with the goal of helping communities realize the promise of new technologies for education, health care, and community building.
The page includes links to many other Benton Foundation resources of interest to educators.
The National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, part of ERIC, also addresses the complexities of modern school design and its impact upon learning, including technology. Since decisions in this domain are so costly and often taken for granted by the public, learn from others' efforts!
The Computer Science Teachers Association, founded by the Association of Computing Machinery, provides a constantly updated list of research articles and resources of interest to Technology Planners and the K-12 community in general.
Constantly updated, WestEd indexes a wide variety of papers and articles related to education technology.
The National Education Technology Plan is the flagship educational technology policy document for the U.S. While acknowledging the continuing need to provide greater equity of access to technology itself, the plan goes further to call upon all involved in American education to ensure equity of access to transformational learning experiences enabled by technology.
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Other Areas To Check Out...
• An Evaluation Checklist for Educational Web Sites
• Computer Using Educators
• Education & Curriculum Groups
• Education Resources
• Math Education Groups
• National Science Teachers Association - Content and Research
• School Administration Support
• Science Education Groups
• Theater Performance