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Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation

This web site offers current articles and news related to one-to-one computing initiatives. There are also links to research and information about institutes and conferences focused on one-to-one computing.

Based on a Review of Relevant Research

Looking for a quick path to relevant research on technology and education? Here is a shortlist of excellent research summaries. You'll find this very helpful in updating or creating a technology plan to meet requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation or applying for grants (e.g. EETT).

Center for Applied Special Technology

The Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST is a non-profit organization whose mission is to expand educational opportunities for individuals with disabilities through the development and innovative uses of technology. Based upon Universal Design Learning (UDL), this site provides models, research-based articles and white papers, as well as other information about making curriculum available to all students.

Did You Know 2.0

This PowerPoint-esque movie is an excellent resource for sharing the changing world we live in and the influences of technology on today's youth. The full version is a little long (8 minutes) for most audiences but sharing this video with a school district leadership team can create a very impactful conversation about the role of technology and education in the K-12 environment.Developed by Karl Fisch as a "conversation" among K-12 students and staff. Also called "Shift Happens."

Educating the Net Generation

Whether you call them the Millennials, Generation Y or the Net Generation, those students born from 1982 forward come to school with an "information-age mindset" and a unique set of characteristics that contrasts sharply with previous generations of students. An electronic book, Educating the Net Generation, helps you understand today's students and offers practical suggestions for adapting to them. While many of the examples are drawn from higher education, each has familiar analogues in K-12 schools. You can download the whole book or individual chapters for your own edification or to spark conversation at a faculty or parent meeting.

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)

The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a centralized bibliographic database of journal articles and other published and unpublished education materials. If you're looking for research, be sure to visit this site.

Empowering Learning: A Blueprint for California Education Technology

This Blueprint for California Education Technology is a call to action for educators, community leaders, and businesses to work together to find solutions to the challenges we face. This is a guide to help leaders in CA determine direction for technology in their educational programs.

eSchoolNews Online

This is the online version of eSchoolNews, a publication that is most helpful for administrators interested in all facets of instructional technology. There are discussion forums, article abstracts, information about grants and funding and much more. You might especially like the email you may receive from the site each week. You can skim through the newsletter, look for topics that interest you, and then visit the site for further information.

Factors Influencing the Use of Technology for Teaching and Learning

Why are some schools successful in implementing technology programs for teaching and technology and others are not? This booklet offers a review of 12 schools sites, offering lessons learned around a variety of principles for success, such as: effective leadership, establishing focus, appropriate planning techniques, adoption of new teaching strategies, providing appropriate support for teachers, etc. With each lesson learned, there are suggested ways for you to apply the lesson in your own school.

Identifying and Implementing Educational Practices Supported By Rigorous Evidence: A User Friendly Guide

The connection between technology, achievement, and other learning outcomes has been the focus of much research, not all of it sound. This guide from the U.S. Department of Education can help you separate the good from the not-so-good. See especially Appendix B, Checklist to Use in Evaluating Whether an Intervention is Backed by Rigorous Evidence.
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