ERIC Number: ED477718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Charting Community Technology Connections.
Wahl, Ellen; Hobson, Hartley; Jeffers, Laura
Communities have a wealth of technology resources and history on which to draw in thinking about and using technology in ways that support their values and goals. The technology connections that exist in a community may not be obvious, however. The activities presented in this guide are designed to help identify some of those connections and resources. They begin with the development of a History Wall, in which participants chronicle important developments in their community's history. In the next activity, Mapping Technology Spaces, participants identify the places in the community where technology is already accessible, or where access could be increased. Finally, the Talent Search produces a list of people and organizations that can help with technology issues. The time needed for these activities and style of conducting them, participants needed, and ideal space for conducting the activities are described, and information on note taking, feedback and follow up is provided. Included are feedback and contact information forms. (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Community Cooperation, Community Information Services, Community Involvement, Community Programs, Community Resources, Creative Activities, Cultural Activities, Group Activities, Information Technology
For full text: http://www2.edc.org/CCT/admin/publications/administrator/abd_cctc.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, New York, NY. Center for Children and Technology.; Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development, Chevy Chase, MD.; National 4-H Council, Chevy Chase, MD.
Note: Prepared as part of the research and action project, Access by Design.