ERIC Number: ED439665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Technology in the Classroom: Computers and Instruction in Vermont's Schools.
Hyjek, Phil; Gilbert, Allen; Graham, Christine; Marsters, David; Reposa, Judi; Romond, Bill; Soule, Chuck; Tuscany, Bonnie.
This guide on technology gives parents and community members an understanding of how information technology is an essential part of children's education in Vermont's schools. The first section provides an overview of technology, including: using technology to collect, share, and analyze information in ways that were impossible ten years ago: changes in teaching styles and the ability to accommodate a greater range of learning styles; broadening learning opportunities; the importance of technology skills for employability and citizenship; and using technology to interest children in learning. Areas for parents and community members to examine in order to become involved are suggested in the second section, including questions about technology planning. standards, use of software to promote creativity and problem-solving, access to technology, and Internet policy. Also included are: a glossary; examples of the use of technology for a weather watch activity, redrafting and simulations, music composition, and history instruction; a chart showing the "how" and "why" of several examples of the use of technology; and a list of print and World Wide Web resources. (MES)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Community Involvement, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Glossaries, Information Technology, Internet, Parent Participation, Student Motivation, Teaching Styles, Technology Integration, Technology Planning
VISMT, Dillingham Hall, 7 West St., Montpelier, VT 05602. Tel: 802-828-0060. For full text: http://www.vismt.org/pub/index.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents
Sponsor: Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Inst. for Science, Math and Technology, Burlington.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont