ERIC Number: ED418689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Taking Off: A Teacher's Guide to Technology.
Sherman, Lee, Ed.
Northwest Education, v3 n3 Spr 1998
This theme issue of the serial "Northwest Education" focuses on how teachers are using technology in diverse subjects, in addition to addressing the role of teachers in an environment of continuous change brought on by technological developments. The first article, "The Promise of Technology," argues that if technology is to become an agent for change in the nation's classrooms, teachers must get the training and support they need; this ongoing assistance requires that money and time be allocated toward teacher development. A Special Report, "Flying High," offers a glimpse inside classrooms around the U.S. Northwest where teachers are using technology skillfully to teach subjects as diverse as economics and ecology. Projects and methods are described for schools in ten Northwestern cities; each profile offers teacher footnotes on various items, including technology used, project implementation, teacher role, and costs. "Conquering the Computer" offers practical tips for using the Internet and selecting software, and a longtime teacher shares her strategies for getting the most from a single computer in a classroom full of children in "Flying Solo." (AEF)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers: United States (Northwest)
Note: Available electronically: http://www.nwrel.org