ERIC Number: ED409131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Instructional Technology. IDRA Focus.
IDRA Newsletter, v24 n5 May 1997
This theme issue includes five articles that focus on implementing instructional technology in ways that benefit all students, including limited-English-proficient, minority, economically disadvantaged, and at-risk students. "Cruising the Web with English Language Learners" (Laura Chris Green) presents three scenarios using the World Wide Web in classrooms, and discusses the benefits and barriers to educational uses of the Web. "Schools in the Information Society: Make Children Central" (Felix Montes) presents strategies for embracing the technological revolution as a means to implement the educational changes needed to serve students more effectively. "China and the New Technology" (Jose A. Cardenas) is the story of a frustrated attempt to buy an English-Chinese electronic translator; it makes the point that schools are not properly training students to function in a high-tech society. "A Checklist for Successful Distance Learning" (Charles A. Cavazos) presents 11 tips for teaching distance students successfully based on the principals of knowledge, communication, and interaction. "Technology in Education: Time To Face the Monster" (Josue M. Gonzalez) warns that educators will have to reexamine some basic educative values in order to successfully integrate the technological revolution into education. Sidebars describe how to use the Internet to track federal and Texas state legislation from the proposal stage to policy enactment and provide Internet addresses of 43 Web sites concerned with bilingual education, multicultural education, English as a second language, and English language arts. (TD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas