ERIC Number: ED306063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Satellite Receiving Station Handbook for Rural School Districts.
Adams, James C.; And Others
This handbook gives the historical background of a 2-year project conducted in a rural Wisconsin school district, outlining the planning and actual construction of a high school satellite receiving station. It is written to aid rural school districts in purchasing, installing, and using a satellite receiving station to improve the quality of education. Requirements for a satellite receiving system are given as well as information about locating a proper site, purchasing, installing, and using a system in the educational environment. Also included are sample lesson plans using satellite television programming materials available in the content areas of science, current events, foreign language, civics, and communications. Sections in this handbook include: "Getting to know the system"; "Where are the birds?" (satellite location); "Do you have a good site?"; "Basic system requirements"; "Purchasing a satellite receiving system"; "Installing the system"; "Putting the system to use"; "Sample lesson plans and observations"; and "From the desk of the instructional media specialist." Four appendices include: products mentioned in this handbook, final report, news release, and preliminary information on a satellite receiving station. (ALL)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Broadcast Reception Equipment, Communications, Communications Satellites, Distance Education, Electronic Equipment, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Information Networks, Information Technology, Public Schools, Rural Schools, School Districts, Telecourses, Television, Video Equipment, Videotape Recordings
Satellite Handbook, Chetek School District, 1001 Knapp Street, Chetek, WI 54728 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Chetek School District, WI.