ERIC Number: ED455838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Connecting the Bits: A Reference for Using Technology in Teaching and Learning in K-12 Schools.
National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, Washington, DC.
This book provides information for integrating technology into teaching and learning in K-12 schools. The information is based upon findings from two past programs of the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education. "The Road Ahead" program explored how technology can facilitate teaching and learning in both formal and informal education settings, and the "Learning Tomorrow" program funded pilot projects that investigated how technology can improve teaching and learning for underserved students. Evaluative data from the experiences of the 32 teams of teachers, administrators, and community-based partners that participated in "The Road Ahead" and "Learning Tomorrow" programs are major sources of information. The book consists of a general summary of findings from "The Road Ahead" program, followed by six papers on major topics of interest in integrating technology into teaching and learning: "Information Technologies in Education: A Survey of Uses and Issues"; "Project-Based Learning and Information Technologies"; "Assessment and Information Technologies in the K-12 Curriculum"; "Professional Development and Information Technologies"; "At-Risk Students: Technology's Particular Promise"; and "School-Home-Community Learning Connections: Roles of Information Technologies." Each paper contains an annotated bibliography. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Pilot Projects, Teaching Methods, Technology Integration
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Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Media Staff; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, Washington, DC.