ERIC Number: ED285260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Electronic School: Innovative Uses of Technology in Education. Bonus Report.
National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Inst. for the Transfer of Technology to Education.
This special issue is a collection of reports on the applications of technology to schools, written by educators affiliated with the Technology Leadership Network (a group sponsored by the National School Boards Association). In "Meet the Pioneers of More Productive Schools," James A. Mecklenburger, the director of the National School Boards Association's Institute for the Transfer of Technology to Education, introduces these educators and discusses the far-reaching implications of their projects. Following this introductory essay are reports from a few of the many school districts that participate in the Technology Leadership Network: "Commitment to Technology Multiples Curriculum Power" (Corona-Norco Unified School District, California); "Computers and Robotics Roll Back Frontiers of Learning" (Columbus Public Schools, Ohio); "Resolute Leadership Erases Resistance to Technology" (Mahopac Central School District, New York); "Electronic Data Transmission Is Beating That Bane of School Life--Endless Reports" (Glenview Public Schools, Illinois); "Students Use Media Technology to Expand and Enrich Their Course Work" (Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland); "Computers Lend Handicapped Kids the Latest in Helping Hands" (Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia); "This Computer Network Turns a Management Nightmare into a Teacher's Dream" (Central Kitsap School District, Washington); "Here's What Might Be the Ultimate in Computer Management Systems" (Indian Springs School District, Illinois); "From Game Shows to Teacher Recruiting, This Media Program Scores a Big Hit" (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, North Carolina); "Interactive Video Cuts Ambitious Science Experiments Down to Classroom Size" (Arlington Independent School District, Texas). The concluding section, "Count the Ways Technology Can Improve Your Schools," is made up of 30 brief reports on other ways that school districts are improving education through the use of technology. (AA)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Communications, Computer Literacy, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Technology, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Systems, Interactive Video, Multimedia Instruction, Robotics, School Business Relationship, Technological Advancement
Publication Sales, National School Boards Association, P.O. Box 17316, Baltimore, MD 21203 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Inst. for the Transfer of Technology to Education.
Note: Report produced by the editors of The American School Board Journal and The Executive Educator.