ERIC Number: ED462926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Using Technology To Improve Instruction and Raise Student Achievement. Outstanding Practices. High Schools That Work.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
The 2000 "High Schools That Work" (HSTW) Assessment showed a definite payoff among career-oriented students who used technology. In their 2000 annual reports to the Southern Regional Education Board, many HSTW sites listed technology-related accomplishments: getting students to use the Internet to gather information; teaching students to use computers, printers, scanners and digital cameras in completing challenging projects; and earning awards for student accomplishments in technology use. National studies have revealed that students who have access to computer-assisted instruction and other technology-related experiences show achievements gains on various tests. This Outstanding Practices publication contains 21 examples of how educators are using technology to improve instruction and raise student achievement in academic and career/technical courses. These are just some of the exemplary practices from the more than 1,100 HSTW sites in 26 states. The reports from schools are divided into three sections: "Academic Courses,""Career/Technical Programs," and "Integrated Academic and Career/Technical Studies." (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, High Schools, Instructional Development, Instructional Improvement, Internet, Secondary Education
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 10th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. Tel: 404-875-9211; Web site: http://www.sreb.org/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.