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ERIC Number: ED424999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Making Connections: Helping a School, Its Families, and the Community Adapt to Technological Change.
Elkhoury, Walid; Murphy, Dana McDermott
The Latin School, a private K-12 school in Chicago, is integrating technology into the school environment and teaching its ethical use. Recognizing that children and families need assistance in adjusting to current rapid technological change, the school developed the Parent Education Initiative, which attempts to get parents involved in the school's math/science/technology program to enhance their children's adaptation to this changing school learning environment. Through the initiative, parents are made aware of the school's resources, including Internet access, a home page, equipment, and software; and are informed about use policies. Concerns associated with the use of technology in school and home are also addressed. The school hopes to keep teachers, students, and families informed and actively engaged in the changes and challenges that will remain a normal part of stakeholder's lives in the years to come. (A sample letter to Latin School parents inviting them to programs for parents and excerpts from the school's computer use guidelines are appended.) (LPP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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