ERIC Number: ED393423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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The Model Technology School: Toward Literacy through Technology. Technology.
Schneider, Raymond J.
This paper describes one Florida school's experience with the Model Technology Schools (MTS) pilot program, and proposes a poetry curriculum for K-12 education that incorporates laserdisc technology for student presentations. Webster Elementary School in St. Augustine was the smallest of five schools chosen for the MTS program to demonstrate the effective use of technology in education. During the planning and implementation years, in-service technology training was provided for teachers and a computer network was installed throughout the school. All technology was geared toward active student learning by individuals or in small groups. To incorporate visuals into their oral reports, students used slides and videodiscs. Teachers were asked to indicate how the new technology changed their instructional methods. Their comments included: more emphasis on writing skills/word processing; a variety of and better presentation methods and materials; more hands-on student activity; and increased opportunities for working with individual students. In addition, a college course in video technology (taught by the author) demonstrated the effectiveness of using a video format for student performance of poetry that could be used to encourage the active learning of poetry in elementary and secondary education. The activities in the proposed curriculum would use laserdisc technology such as that used in the Webster MTS program. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Florida; Model Technology Schools
Note: In: Verbo-Visual Literacy: Understanding and Applying New Educational Communication Media Technologies. Selected Readings from the Symposium of the International Visual Literacy Association (Delphi, Greece, June 25-29, 1993); see IR 017 742.