Apple, Inc. sponsors the
Digital Tools for Digital Kids site. The information provided here (text, video clips, and links to articles) is an excellent resource for educators who
want to learn more about our changing student population and approaches for meeting their needs.
Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants, Marc Prensky, 2001.
Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL) site. Originally built for school administrators in California, this Web portal is featured as a Success Story in
the National Education Technology Plan (see link below). The resources have been broadened to incorporate information and
materials relevant to school administrators across the nation.
The National Education Technology Plan highlights national trends in technology use. In addition to the plan itself, you will find success stories, input from students,
and supporting documentation for the plan’s recommended action steps.
The National Education Technology Standards (NETS) for Students, Teachers, and Administrators provide a framework for the skills and knowledge base required for successful
use of technology in education.
The Silent Epidemic: Funded by the Gates Foundation, this report provides information about why high school students drop
out of school, as reported by drop outs themselves.
PowerPoint file: Shift Happens (click here to download)
Video: When I Become a Teacher
ASCD SmartBrief: Daily education updates including technology issues.
eSchoolNews: Articles, enewsletters, blog, and more.
Wired News: In-depth coverage of current and future technology trends.
Resources for technology
The Internet provides many
resources for exploring development of technology-based lessons. Here are links to sites that are particularly helpful.
Publications: Originally published by SEIRTEC and now offered through SERVE, these materials are free downloadable documents that
provide sample technology-infused lesson plans, teacher handbooks, planning tools, and more. Read the annotated bibliography
and choose at least one document to download and skim.
Apple Learning Interchange: This site, sponsored by Apple Computer, highlights new instructional technologies, lesson planning ideas, information about
distance learning, and more.
- Lesson Ideas Index: Choose and review a lesson appropriate for your grade level.
- Technology Showcases: Visit one technology showcase that interests you.
- Rethink. Global Awareness: Resources, curriculum, and a collection of iStories.
Edutopia Online: Sponsored by the George Lucas Foundation, this site provides models, case studies, and teaching modules. Be sure to visit
these areas: Video, Priority Topics, and Professional Development.
and learning styles
Educating the Net Generation: Free e-book, Diana G. Oblinger and James L. Oblinger, Editors. Download entire book or individual chapters.
Enhance Learning with Technology: Learning Styles. This Canadian site offers volumes of material on learning styles.
Remembering the Child: On Equity and Inclusion in Mathematics and Science Classrooms. A Critical Issue Pathway published by NCREL.
Responding to the Demographic Challenge: An Internet Classroom for Teachers of Minority-Language Students. This article includes links to multiple resources. Be sure to look at related articles linked in the SideBar.
Technology and Multiple Intelligences: Resources gathered by Annette Lamb.
Using Flexible Technology to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners: This Knowledge Brief from WestEd describes ways teachers can use technology to meet a variety of student needs.
and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations, Ori Brafman, Portfolio Hardcover, 2006.
Die: The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life, Alan Deutschman, Regan Books, 2007.
is Flat [Updated and Expanded]: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, Thomas L. Friedman, Farrar, Straus and
on the Future, Ted McCain and Ian Jukes. Corwin