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ERIC Number: ED437233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Linking_Learning: Migrant Education Technology Projects, 1999.
Carson, Nancy
Linking_Learning: Migrant Education Technology Projects, Spr-Fall 1999
The two issues of Linking_Learning published in 1999 update the education community and others regarding six migrant education technology projects funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The projects are the Anchor School Project, InTime (Integrating Technology into Migrant Education), MECHA, KMTP (Kentucky Migrant Technology Project), ESTRELLA, and SYNERGY. These projects test the utility of technology to improve learning opportunities and life choices for students in migrant labor families. "Mentors and Mentees Meet on the Rio Grande" describes a special weekend event in which 17 migrant secondary school students and the college students who serve as their online mentors in the ESTRELLA project attended workshops on mentoring and preparing for college. "Online Coursework Expanding as Projects Meet Needs" examines the use of online courses in ESTRELLA, KMTP, and InTime. "Families Make TV a Learning Asset" discusses InTime's delivery of Ready to Learn workshops for Oregon's migrant preschool children and their families via public television. Other articles include profiles of the six project webmasters; "Visual Learning Activities in ESTRELLA" (Jeri Kinser); "Kids in Space: Migrant Children Go to Space Camp" (Christy Casbon); "Kentucky Kids Explore and Learn" (on field trips to a zoo and a science center); and "MECHA Migrants Talk to Teachers Online." (Contains photographs and project contact information, including Web sites.) (SV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Migrant Education.
Note: Photographs may not reproduce adequately.