ERIC Number: ED424041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Technology for Education. IDRA Focus.
IDRA Newsletter, v25 n7 Aug 1998
This theme issue includes five articles that focus on technology for education to benefit all students, including limited-English-proficient, minority, economically disadvantaged, and at-risk students. "Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Students Meet Peers Via Video Conference" (Linda Cantu, Leticia Lopez-De La Garza) describes how at-risk student tutors learn to use e-mail, fax, and video equipment through participation in a video conference with other student tutors. A sidebar shows how the program supports Texas middle school academic standards. "Financial Aid: Challenges and Possibilities for Minority Students" (Felix Montes) discusses the increasingly hostile environment towards minorities exhibited by higher education institutions following court decisions weakening affirmative action, and reviews four financial aid and college information web sites. "Creating a Grade Book on the Computer" (Charles A. Cavazos) presents step-by-step instructions for computer novices on how to create a grade book using spreadsheet software. "Reflections: Mike the Knife" (Jose A. Cardenas) draws on a personal anecdote to argue that the underachievement of students from atypical populations is due to the tendency of schools to interpret student differences as lack of mental capability. "Integrating Technology into Your Curriculum" (Joseph L. Vigil) discusses strategies for integrating technology into curricula that enhance human interaction, guidance, and modeling. A list of 43 web sites includes the categories: charter schools, general education and equity, magnet schools, national origin equity, race equity, gender equity, sexual harassment prevention, and technology in education. Sidebars present a teacher's Internet use guide; a school opening alert informing undocumented immigrant students, in English and Spanish, of their rights to attend public schools; and facts concerning student computer use. (TD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, Computer Uses in Education, Court Litigation, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Internet, Limited English Speaking, Minority Groups, Professional Development, Technology Integration, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.