Teaching with Technology
CoSN Compendium The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) released its 2007 Compendium, an annual collection of monographs exploring timely issues of importance to K-12 technology decision makers. The CoSN’s fifth edition, focuses on: Safety and Learning in the Era of Social Networking, Emergency Planning for IT, Data and Communications Needs, Digital Identity Management for K-20 Education, Inventing the Next-Generation Internet, K-12 Interoperability, Open Standards and Best Practices, The Highly Qualified CTO.
1968: The Whole World Was Watching, An Oral History South Kingstown High School “The Whole World Was Watching: An Oral History of 1968” is a joint project between South Kingstown High School (SKHS) and Brown University's Scholarly Technology Group. The project was sponsored by the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities and by NetTech. The project web site contains transcripts, audio recordings, and edited stories from a series of interviews conducted in the spring of 1998. Students from SKHS interviewed Rhode Islanders about their recollections of the year 1968. The personal memories and stories, which include references to the Vietnam War, the struggle for Civil Rights, the Assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, are a living history of one of the most tumultuous years in United States history.
Classrooms at work The North West Educational Technology Consortium created this set of resources, which presents real classrooms and their technology-rich learning projects. It offers classroom models of technology integration for teacher professional development. Included are video "field trips" that allow viewers to observe students and teachers working together on extended projects that integrate technology. The companion Web site provides access to materials created and used by the teachers and students featured in the videos.
Digital Bridges: Videoconferencing for Teaching and Learning This resource provides all the information needed to take advantage of the educational potential of videoconferencing, with stories and "lessons learned" from practitioners who use this technology in a variety of ways to deliver courses, enhance classrooms, access community services, and support staff development. Available on the Web is a K-12 teacher's guide that explains how to produce, present, and manage classes using videoconferencing. Videos include Promising Practices in K-12 Video-con-fer-enc-ing, showing eight different applications of this technology, with experienced educators describing what it took to make their projects work. Issues for K-12 Decision-makers identifies requirements for successful implementation of videoconferencing. It provides practical information for planning, staffing, budgeting, and supporting these projects. The Web site provides model sites, planning information, forms to print out and use, and helpful links, and will include a downloadable version of the K-12 teacher's guide, which provides useful tips on everything from laying out the classroom to assessing the results.
Digital Video for Education As video becomes more important for education, especially science and social studies, students and teachers need to know how to read, construct, and become masters of video technology. This site, created by NCRTEC partner NCSA, is intended to provide help and tools in this field.
Early Connections: Technology in Early Childhood Education As technology continues to be important for education, those involved with young children want to know how to take full advantage of it. Early Connections: Technology in Early Childhood Education is a Web-based resource that provides information on the appropriate and effective use of technology with children through age eight. Teachers, parents, and care providers know that young children have needs unique to their age group and developmental level. Early Connections provides research-based information that connects technology with the way young children learn. Learn what technology can-and can't-do for young children. Find out when to bring technology into both formal and informal educational settings.
Project Based Learning Keep students on track with Project Based Learning, a collection of age-appropriate, customizable project checklists for written reports, multimedia projects, and oral presentations. Project Based Learning gives your students responsibility for their own learning.
www.4Kids.org 4Kids.org's team of educators, writers, artists, technology specialists, students and parents produces a weekly newspaper article and maintains the 4Kids Web site. Our vision is to pursue more effective ways of creating learning environments for all children regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or disability, particularly through advancing technologies such as the Internet.
www.4Teachers.org 4Teachers.org/ is a carefully indexed collection of online resources (websites, tutorials, lessons and articles) made by teachers for teachers.