ERIC Number: ED375828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Using the Internet in Middle Schools: A Model for Success. A Collaborative Effort between Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Los Alamos Middle School (LAMS).
Addessio, Barbara K.; And Others
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) developed a model for school networking using Los Alamos Middle School as a testbed. The project was a collaborative effort between the school and the laboratory. The school secured administrative funding for hardware and software; and LANL provided the network architecture, installation, consulting, and training. The model is characterized by a computer classroom linked with two GatorBoxes and a UNIX-based workstation server. Six additional computers have been networked from a teacher learning center and the library. The model support infrastructure includes: local school system administrators/lead teachers, introductory and intermediate hands-on teacher training, teacher incentives for involvement and use, opportunities for student training and use, and ongoing LANL consulting. This overview of the project provides background information; a description of the model which identifies its goals, success factors, and characteristics, including technical design, coordinated school approach, user support, and monitoring and evaluation; the design and implementation of the project; and teacher and student training and overall use of the program. Formative evaluation data are cited as revealing that students and teachers alike are finding the Internet to be a tool that crosses disciplines, allowing them to obtain more timely information and to communicate with others more effectively and efficiently. (Contains 3 references.) (Author/JLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Los Alamos National Lab., NM.