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Internet Sites:

• The National Education Technology Plan
This plan for the U.S. Department of Education is being developed as part of a long-range national strategy and guide for using technology effectively to improve student academic achievement – either directly or through integration with other approaches to systemic reform.

• Ed Tech Action Network
“The Ed Tech Action Network is designed to provide you with the tools and training you need to be a powerful advocate for improved technology learning and teaching at the local, state, and federal levels.” This network is sponsored by COSN and ISTE.

• Technology Coordinator’s Resources
This site offers a wide range of resources for school technology coordinators, including technology use surveys and tips for computer lab management.

• 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)

• EdTechNot.com
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.

• Techlearning.Com
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.

• 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 Innovative Teachers
Microsoft® Classroom Teacher Network has become Microsoft Innovative Teachers! K-12 Educators can find lesson plans, tutorials and how-to articles, professional development resources, best practices and more.

• Educational Standards and Curriculum Frameworks for Technology

• 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.

• 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.

• NCRTEC (North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium)
This site includes resources for teaching and learning, planning and evaluating, and professional development.

• Encyclopedia of Educational Technology
From San Diego State University Department of Educational Technology.  A compilation of articles summarizing educational technology skills and ideas.

• 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 & Internet@Schools
This magazine is a “source of practical information for school librarians and technology specialists on today’s and tomorrow’s education technology tools and resources and how they can be used to further teaching and learning.

• ERIC Digest – The Field of Educational Technology: A Dozen Frequently Asked Questions (Update 2000)

• ERIC Digest – Trends in Educational Technology (1995)

Online Communities:

The Internet’s largest forum on the use of the World Wide Web in education.
To subscribe, visit: http://www.globalschoolhouse.org/lists/wwwedu.html

Discussion of education and networking.
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Discussion of educational technology issues.
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Archives:  http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~edweb

• crc
Maintained by the editorial team at Classroom Connect, this moderated list is intended for K-12 educators using the internet in the classroom.
To subscribe, address an e-mail message in the following manner:
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Instructional technology discussion.
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• State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)
5533 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22205
Tel: (703) 533-3770
Email: info@setda.org

• 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
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 466-6296, ext.15
Fax: (202) 462-9043
Email: membership@cosn.org

• 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
Tel: 804/973-3987
Fax: 804/978-7449
E-mail: info@aace.org

• 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
Tel: 812/335-7675
Fax: 812/335-7678

• 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
Tel:  541/346-4414
Fax: 541/346-5890
E-mail: cust_svc@iste.org

• 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
Tel: 703/860-2100
Fax: 703/860-0353
E-mail:  itea@iris.org

• 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
Tel: 703/838-6722

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
E-mail:  info@educause.edu

• Society for Applied Learning Technology
A membership organization for professionals interested in the field of instructional technology.
50 Culpeper Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Phone: 540-347-0055
Fax 540-349-3169
E-mail: info@lti.org