ERIC Number: ED471037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Smart Cities: New York. Electronic Education for the New Millennium.
This pedagogical framework describes how the New York City Board of Education plans to improve education using information technologies. By providing advanced Internet services connecting students and their families, as well as teachers, schools staff, and the interested public, to a high-quality educational ISP/Portal, available to anyone at any place and any time, it can transform the conditions of educational work, in school and out. The Education Zone (edZone) will become the sum of the educational resources New York avails to its children, its educators, and citizens in general. This report presents an educational strategy for reaping the pedagogical benefits of this initiative, examining such topics as key elements in the technology initiative; raising educational achievement; the stakes of change; and three important changes (engagement, intelligence, and communication). It describes how the edZone will affect English language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, technology, the arts, languages other than English, career development and occupational studies, and health, physical education, and family and consumer sciences. Resources for each area are included. The report also discusses using the edZone in K-12, in college, and in school-to-work transitioning. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Communication Skills, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Student), Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Information Technology, Internet, Mentors, Portfolio Assessment, Problem Solving
For full text: http://www.ilt.columbia.edu/publications/cities/cities.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Inst. for Learning Technologies.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)