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Lacina, Jan – Childhood Education, 2009
Across the United States, many school districts are investing large sums of money to install interactive whiteboards (IWBs) in classrooms. For example, the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) aims to become a "digital district" by installing IWBs into 5,000 classrooms over the next two years. This particular implementation of…
Descriptors: Electronic Classrooms, Technology Planning, Technology Integration, Influence of Technology
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Lacina, Jan – Childhood Education, 2007
A WebQuest is an inquiry-based technology activity designed by Bernie Dodge and Tom March at San Diego State University in 1995. Dodge and March describe WebQuests as activities in which most, or all, of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. WebQuests are a powerful instructional activity for teachers and students. Students will…
Descriptors: Units of Study, Internet, Content Area Reading, Technology Uses in Education
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Lacina, Jan – Childhood Education, 2006
Young children today are exposed to technology at a much younger age than they were five to 10 years ago, and technology is now an important component of literacy. To be able to function in the world today, children need to learn how to read beyond a paperbound book. In this article, the author highlights Web sites that provide unique…
Descriptors: Phonemes, Web Sites, Literacy Education, Internet