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Resources for Technology Integration

Webliography for Technology Integration session (updated regularly).

General Resources

 

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

 

 

Keeping current

 

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 integration

 

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.

 

  1. Lesson Ideas Index: Choose and review a lesson appropriate for your grade level.

 

  1. Technology Showcases: Visit one technology showcase that interests you.

 

  1. 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.

 

 

Cultural proficiency 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.

 

 

Additional reading (print)

 

The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations, Ori Brafman, Portfolio Hardcover, 2006.

 

Change or Die: The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life, Alan Deutschman, Regan Books, 2007.

 

The World is Flat [Updated and Expanded]: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, Thomas L. Friedman, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.

 

Windows on the Future, Ted McCain and Ian Jukes. Corwin Press, 2000.

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