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Garbe, Edward – American School & University, 1998
Discusses enhancing a college's competitive position by offering technological capabilities to its students, including the planning process and wiring installation issues to be considered. Highlights two examples concerning building the wiring infrastructure to support multipurpose, technology-rich learning environments. (GR)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Technology, Efficiency
Sturgeon, Julie – School Planning and Management, 1998
Provides two examples of school districts combining the elements of technologically-savvy students with faculty and a supportive taxpayer base to provide paths for installing and using technology in the district's schools. Both examples provide each district's goals, planning process, decision-making issues, and the conclusions. (GR)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Planning, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Technology
Reissman, Rose – Learning & Leading with Technology, 1998
Describes how grade 3-8 inner-city students created multimedia, multicultural dictionaries. Highlights student reflections on the project using Kid Pix software, and their ideas for future uses for the dictionaries. Argues that technology-driven lexicography can serve as a catalyst for engaging students. (PEN)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Computer Graphics, Computer Uses in Education, Cultural Pluralism
Martin, Kathleen; Bearden, Donna – Learning & Leading with Technology, 1998
Describes a teacher networking project using My Make-Believe Castle, an adventure program developing problem solving skills, that involved 100 elementary teachers around the country and demonstrated the utility of listservs. Discusses teacher observations of problem solving, peer teaching, one-computer classrooms, and deeper learning. (PEN)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology
Harris, Judi – Learning & Leading with Technology, 1998
Discusses telecollaboration (working with others at a distance) or teleresearch (finding and using information from distantly located data sources - most commonly online). Suggests guides to help teachers design activities incorporating online research for K-12: to practice information-seeking skills, answer questions, review multiple perspectives…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Bailey, Gerald D.; Pownell, David – Learning & Leading with Technology, 1998
Presents Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs (physiological, safety, belonging, esteem, self-actualization) as a model for developing technology training and support for teachers, identifies basic technology-related needs that must be met before higher levels of technology integration can be achieved, and offers seven implications to help…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Models, Staff Development, Teacher Education
Murray, Janet – MultiMedia Schools, 1998
Argues that school library media specialists can promote technology use by introducing the Internet as an instructional tool and providing comfortable learning environments. Discusses directions for lifelong learning: individualize opportunities, build learning communities, structure initial exploration, encourage thoughtful evaluation of…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Critical Thinking, Educational Environment, Educational Media
Clovis, Donna L. – MultiMedia Schools, 1998
Describes using the World Wide Web in a multilingual classroom to address different learning styles and to teach English, social studies, math, science, art, foreign countries, writing, and media literacy. Discusses parent involvement and use of technology in interdisciplinary lessons. Highlights Web sites for national standards, five reasons to…
Descriptors: Art, Cognitive Style, Educational Technology, English
Harvey, Carl A., II – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1998
Describes the New Augusta Public Academy South Elementary School (Indianapolis, Indiana) efforts to integrate technology across the curriculum, highlighting the technology team analysis of staff learning needs, development of a staff training model, and testing of the model. (PEN)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Inservice Education, Needs Assessment
Spoor, Dana L. – American School & University, 1997
Discusses how the Clark County School District (Las Vegas) is able to successfully manage approximately 8% student enrollment growth per year along with one new building opening on an average of every 15 days. Examines managing new facility construction, making provisions for new technology, and using portable buildings to accommodate student…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Day, William C. – American School & University, 1998
Discusses ways for preparing schools for integrating technology, including designing the wiring infrastructure, equipment purchases, furniture needs, and ergonomic considerations. Describes four levels of Internet connectivity access and provides a list of contact names, phone numbers, and Web sites for technology fund information from each state.…
Descriptors: Classroom Furniture, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Technology
Robinson, George H. – Technology Connection, 1998
Describes an inexpensive solution for holding large-group telephone interviews, listing the equipment needed (record control, telephone, phone line with modular jack, portable amplifier with microphone-level input jack, audio cable with jack and plug compatible with the microphone input jack on the amplifier) and providing directions for setup.…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Educational Technology, Electronic Equipment, Elementary Secondary Education
Penn, Matthew – Technology Connection, 1998
Lists hardware, software, and network connections needed for basic videoconferencing; outlines steps in initiating collaborative videoconferencing projects between students in different schools; and describes a videoconferencing project developed by fourth-grade teachers in two elementary schools in Tampa (Florida). Lists resources for further…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Class Activities, Computer Software, Cooperative Programs
Woods, Judy C. – Technology Connection, 1998
Multi-user Object Oriented Internet activities (MOOs) permit real time interaction in a text-based virtual reality via the Internet. This article explains EduMOOs (educational MOOs) and provides brief descriptions, World Wide Web addresses, and telnet addresses for selected EduMOOs. Instructions for connecting to a MOO and a list of related Web…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Software, Educational Technology
Eastmond, Dan; Granger, Dan – Distance Education Report, 1998
Discusses developing a Type II distance-education course: writing the customized course guide, establishing conferencing areas, the new student consumer, and strategies for continuing- and distance education (active leadership, integrated technology systems design, home-based higher education, focus on institutional expertise, recognition of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Continuing Education
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