ERIC Number: ED452846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
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Forum on Technology in K-12 Education: Envisioning a New Future Science.
Rakow, Steven J.
This paper examines the impacts of instructional technologies on K-12 science instruction. The first section addresses the question, "What is technology?" The dimensions of technology identified by the International Technology Education Association are summarized, and definitions of technology from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Research Council, and National Science Teachers Association are presented. The second section discusses the current impact of instructional technologies on K-12 education, including statistics on current rates of Internet access and ratio of students to computers. The third section considers the potential impact of instructional technologies on K-12 science, focusing on two general types of applications of technology, i.e., the global classroom and the technologically enhanced classroom. World Wide Web sites for more information are listedand 12 bibliographic references are provided. (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Technology, Internet, Science Instruction
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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