Changes in delivery methods enabled by computer and communications technology have vastly enlarged the range of possibilities in education.

The rate of speed at which education is changing has caught educators off guard. Training methods developed for corporate clients has given Private Sector Training an edge in the competition to see who gets to teach our children. And, despite words of warning from those who want to preserve the existing public school system, the public is calling out for a changing of the guard.

Students and Teachers, for the most part, embrace the new technology. However, there are strong arguments being heard from educators who feel that we may be moving too fast; there is no empirical data, and from administrators, frantically juggling budgets, who feel there ought to be a plan.

The domino effect caused by all of the forces pulling and pushing learning institutions has spilled over into areas previously passive about education. And now, business and the general public are having their say.

Education Technology (EDTECH)

Blue Web'n: A searchable database of outstanding Internet learning sites categorized by subject area, audience, and type (lessons, activities, projects, resources, references, & tools).

CEO Forum on Education and Technology: Founded in the fall of 1996 to help ensure citizens and productive workers in the 21st Century.

Classroom Management: Web-Based Interactive Teacher Development In Classroom Management.

COMPUTERS AS TUTORS: Solving the Crisis in Education: An online book with the message: Schools can use technology more effectively, and for the welfare of students, teachers and the nation, they must do so.

Co-NECT: Helps schools and districts use technology for whole-school change and improved academic results.

CUE-BC: Resource for technology education, pedagogical exploration, and teacher renewal for ALL Computer Using Educators. Sponsored by the British Columbia Teachers' Federation.

Digital Education Network: This site has a variety of classroom internet activities and articles as well as web and graphics aids.

EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information): A resource providing information and guidance in the area of access-to-information technologies by individuals with disabilities. EASI, an affiliate of AAHE (American Association for Higher Education), stays informed about developments and advancements within the adaptive computer technology field and spreads that information to colleges, universities, K-12 schools, libraries and into the workplace.

Education World: This is a HUGE resource. Searchable database with thousands of important sites pertaining to all aspects of education.

EdWeb: Hunt down on-line educational resources around the world, learn about trends in education policy and information infrastructure development, examine success stories of computers in the classroom, and much, much more.

Engines for Education: What's wrong with the education system, how to reform it, and especially, about the role of educational technology in that reform.

From Now On: The Educational Technology Journal - Educational technology in support of Engaged Learning. Educational technology which enables students to make up their own minds.

HCIL: Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory at University of Maryland, College Park.

Hypermedia, Teaching and Technology: NetTech Forum on Hypermedia, Teaching and Technology interested in the evaluation and assessment of technology in the classroom, and representatives of state and local education agencies concerned with the possibilities and techniques of, as well as lessons learned from, teaching with technology.

The Impact of Technology: "Does technology (computers, multimedia, the Internet, etc.) improve the education of K-12 students?" This page pulls together resources that help educators answer this question.

The Internet Schoolhouse: A Virtual School Promoting Global Friendship and 21st Century Learning.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: is a classified list of sites on the Internet found to be useful for enhancing curriculum and teacher professional growth (updated daily).

Learning with the Web: Links and activities organized and created to provide a clear vision and process for intelligently integrating the embarrassment of riches that is the Internet.

McREL: Mid-continent Regional Educational Laboratory: Standards, curriculum, and instruction; assessment and accountability; human development, learning, and motivation; organizational and leadership development; mathematics and science; technology; diverse student populations issues; and evaluation and policy studies.

NASA Classroom of the Future: serves as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's premier research and development center for educational technologies and provides technology-based tools and resources to K-12 schools.

NetLearn: A directory of resources for learning and teaching Internet skills, including resources for WWW, email and other formats. Links with descriptive and evaluative annotations are provided, covering: learning, teaching, navigating and providing information on the Internet; learning HTML; demographics; special needs and foreign language resources.
Pathways to School Improvement: Interactive server of the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory; assessing and suggesting education reform.

Presenters University: A free online resource that provides valuable, easy to use information (tips, tools and training) to help you develop effective multimedia presentations.

Projector Central: Complete guide to products and dealers for: LCD projectors and reviews, screens, presentation software, accessories, home theater - See tips on presenting and training.

Random Thoughts: Louis Schmier is a Professor of History at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. He is an inspirational teacher and philosopher. His Random Thoughts have been appearing on the Internet in educational listservs since April of 1993. Although he teaches at a University, his comments about teaching, his students, and life in general apply to all levels of education.

Society for Applied Learning Technology: For professionals in the field of instructional technology.

SyllabusWeb: This site, a free service from Syllabus Press, contains useful information on technologies used to enhance education.

The Switched-on Classroom Technology Planning Guide from The Massachussetts Software Council is an in depth, 250-page online book outlining a 12-step technology planning and implementation process for public schools.

teachers@work: Over 2500 reviewed and rated internet sites for k-12 educators, separated into curriculum areas. Each site selected must meet a set of 23 quality criteria based on authenticity, navigability, content, presentation and relevancy. Each review has comments on content, presentation, age suitability and applications in the classroom.

Technology @ Your Fingertips: A guide for implementing technology solutions for education agencies and institutions.

T.H.E. (Technological Horizons in Education): News on the world of computers & related technologies, focusing on applications that improve teaching & learning for all ages.

Teaching in the Switched On Classroom: An Introduction to Electronic Education and HyperCourseware by Kent L. Norman, U. of MD.

Technology and Education Reform by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education Conducted by SRI International. Nine school sites where school staff were active participants in incorporating technology in ways that support education reform.

Technology Education Index: An internet gateway, forum and independent learning center for students, teachers and others interested in Technology in schools and beyond.

Technology In Education: A good list of information concerning networking in schools, internet protocols, and other technology related links.

Technology Tools for Today's Campuses:Collection of 72 articles, edited by James L. Morrison, UNC, of informative, sometimes intimate, accounts of colleagues who have agreed to share with others their encounters with using technology in their classes.

TCWORLD: Tips for technology coordinators.

ThinkLink: An Evaluation of a Multimedia Interactive Learning Project: from Ameritech.

University Faculty and Student Perceptions of Web-Based Instruction: by Martha Daugherty, Ed.D., Barbara L. Funke, Ph.D., Georgia College & State University - Students and faculty were surveyed on the advantages, disadvantages, and general effectiveness of using the internet as a teaching and learning tool.

U.S.Department of Education: Online Library hosted by the National Library of Education (NLE).

Using Information Technology to Enhance Academic Productivity: by William F. Massy, and Robert Zemsky.

The Well Connected Educator: On-line publishing center and forum for the K-12 community to read, write, and talk about educational technology.

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