Showcasing Innovation

Every spring the Arkansas Department of Education brings together all recipients of the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) grant to showcase the success of each grant. In 2008, the EETT Showcase was held at the newly built Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock. Principals, technology coordinators, superintendents, and teachers from across the state joined several onlookers to boast their innovative programs. TICAL’s staff and cadre members got a chance to interview some of the recipients. First, TICAL’s director Rowland Baker discusses interactive whiteboards with Paris School District’s curriculum director, Tim Sparacino. Second, cadre member Sandra Hardage speaks with April Shepherd, a distance learning coordinator, about Dawson Education Cooperative’s distance learning centers. Lastly, cadre member Jim Yeager talks with Forth Smith Public School’s technology coordinator George Lieux. George gives us several reasons to use handhelds for cost-effective 1 to 1 computing.

Here are some resources you heard about in this episode:

* Integrating technology in a standards-based curriculum
* Dawson Education Cooperative’s distance learning center
* Distance learning resources
* Handhelds
* Ubiquitous computing

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Michael Simkins

As TICAL's consulting director, Michael edits Tblogical and produces fresh content for the TICAL portal, portical.org.