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ERIC Number: ED505441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar-25
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Update of Project to Introduce Technology in Urban Schools Which Have Low Achievement and Economically Poor Student Populations
Smith, Gary R.
Online Submission
This document provides new insights into events which occurred in a project funded by a Technology Literacy Challenge Fund grant awarded by Michigan Department of Education(MDE) in 2000. One purpose of this document is to update the formal report of the project which introduced new technology for use by low achieving students who are studying in an economically depressed school district. A second purpose of this document is to take advantage of the recent ERIC upgrade which provides on-line full-text presentation of documents in the ERIC data base. The new version enables an author to share significant dialogue and illustrations which could not have been effectively communicated by using the previous microfiche version of ERIC. In the Appendix there are several References to spoken evaluations and opinions expressed by participating students and teachers discussing the importance of technology to them and to their school program. Written permission was obtained from parents or guardians of students who appeared in video segments, and adults were paid volunteers. Representative samples of video segments were reviewed by the writer to remove identifying labels. These video segments were found to expand upon the formal on-line evaluation of TLCF projects required by MDE. The selected video segments added new insights and information which were not communicated in the previous formal reports. It is reasonable to conclude that the on-line full-text version of ERIC provides valuable opportunities for researchers to describe and illustrate what happened in their projects. [An appendix includes 7 online references. The author provided the following comment: "In the Appendix, each reference may be selected and copied to be viewed on a new and separate browser window."]
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan