ERIC Number: ED433800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
ParenTech: Parenting in a Digital Age. ParenTech Resource Kit.
Ameritech Foundation, Chicago, IL.; North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.
ParenTech is a technology information initiative designed to educate families about the impact technology has on the ways children learn, work, and live. Designed for parents of middle school students (grades 6-8), the ParenTech Resource Kit contains the following materials: (1) a poster that outlines suggested activities for promoting the value of technology; (2) "Does It Compute?," a parent guide on technology and education, (3) "When I Grow Up," a parent guide on technology and careers; (4) "Fast Forward to the Future," a parent guide on technology and society; (5) "The Librarian's Guide to Cyberspace for Parents & Kids" (American Library Association), including recommended World Wide Web sites and Internet safety tips; (6) an interactive CD-ROM entitled "Parenting in a Digital Age"; (7) a "Technology + Society" brief that highlights technology trends and predictions; (8) a brochure and letter describing this resource kit; (9) sample materials from a Teacher Guide; and (10) a "Principal's Tip Sheet." (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Middle Schools, Optical Data Disks, Parent Education, Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Resource Materials, Science and Society, World Wide Web
ParenTech, P.O. Box 263, Franklin Park, IL 60131 (free); Tel: 877-298-7273 (Toll Free); Fax: 847-678-7054; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.parentech.org
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Machine-Readable Data Files
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ameritech Foundation, Chicago, IL.; North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.