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ERIC Number: EJ801276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1053-6728
Tech Literacy with a Conscience: How Teach Real-World Life Lessons and Develop Web-Based Skills
Technology & Learning, v28 n10 p64 May 2008
This article profiles Carole Colburn, a technology literacy teacher whose mission at Highlander Way Middle School in Howell, Michigan, is to help her students to learn--and to be empowered to help others--by working on projects that immerse them in their community. Technology is simply a conduit to make that happen. One such undertaking is PROJECT: HOUSE (Helping Out Underprivileged Students Everywhere). Developed by Colburn and district colleague Chris Eldred, the project marshaled students from various classes to raise awareness about Habitat for Humanity. Colburn's other classroom projects follow a similar template as PROJECT: HOUSE. There's PROJECT: SKILL (Student Knowledge Inspiring Lifelong Learning), which had students teaching technology skills to local senior citizens. For PROJECT: SERVE (Students Everywhere Respecting Veterans Everyday), students produced multimedia presentations about veterans' organizations and also videotaped several interviews with local veterans. Their work was shown at a student-organized "Day of Honor and Tribute" held at the school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan