Educational Technologies Bookmarked Web Pages
|Internet Starts||Evaluation||Reading & Technology||Tech Tools||Collaboration Tools|
|Lessons||Plagiarism||Legal Issues||Tech Planning||Special Needs/Diversity|
KidsClick! Web Search http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/
Internet Public Library for Kids: http://www.ipl.org/youth
Ask an Expert! http://www.askanexpert.com/
Ask Jeeves for Kids http://www.ajkids.com/
Dictionaries - OneLook http://www.onelook.com/
Dictionary-Thesaurus Wordsmyth http://www.wordsmyth.net/
Excite Education: Reference: Libraries http://www.excite.com/education/reference/libraries/
Kid clip art: http://www.ncrtec.org/picture.htm
Animal photo library: http://www.si.edu/organiza/museums/zoo/photos/phoset.htm
Kids clip art index: http://www.kidsdomain.com/clip/index.html
Lycos indexed for kids lycos.kidszone.com
For other good Internet handouts, including search engine charts,
http://www.infopeople.org/finding.html (and the main URL)
Also check out http://www.ala.org/internettoolkit ;
CyberSmart for kids: http://www.cybersmart.org/modules.htm
A good site for software evaluation forms is: http://clearinghouse.k12.ca.us
Another site for Web sites is: http://www.uwec.edu/Admin/Library/10cs.html
A good categorization of software types is found at:
For Web evaluation, check: http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide
Assessment issues: http://ericir.syr.edu/Qa/Toolbhox/assessment.html
To evaluate lessons try: http://www.edsoasis.org
Reading and Technology:
ERIC access to research: http://www.indiana.edu/~eric_rec/comatt/ghome.html
Literacy and technology: http://campus.fortunecity.com/newton/40/home.htm
California Reading Association: http://www.californiareads.org
Children’s Literature: http://www.carolhurst.com/index.html
Doucette Index to children's literature: http://www.educ.ucalgary.ca/litindex/
Web toolkit to children’s literature: http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/general.html
Research on reading: http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/stw_esys/str_read.htm
Read In: http://www.readin.org
National Council of Teachers of English: www.ncte.org
Teachers and Writers Collaborative: www.twc.org
Fun word games: www.wolinskyweb.com/word.htm
Language arts: www.westga.edu/~kidreach
Book adventures: bookadventure.lycos.com
Time magazine for kids: timefor kids.com
Game for definitions: www.eduplace.com/fakeout
http://www.eduhound.com Very good overall site
Millken center: http://www.mff.org/edtech
National Center to Improve the Tools of Educators: http://www.ncitela.org
Good sites for tips using a variety of tech tools:
Online workshops: http://www.lacnyc.org/resources/technology/workshops.htm
The South Central Regional Technology in Education Professional Development Web site
Web Toolbox: http://www.ed.sc.edu/caw/toolbox.html
Collaborative tools guide: http://www.lab.brown.edu/public/ocsc.collaboration.guide/index.shtml
Where do you go for lesson ideas? Here are starters:
Remember to align lessons with standards.
AASL’s information literacy standards are found at: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ip_nine.html
ISTE’s technology standards are found at: http://nets.iste.org
California state standards are found by clicking on Content Standards at http://clearinghouse.k12.ca.us
Or by going to http://cde.ca.gov/iasa/standards
This links to major academic disciplines, each developed by teachers; links include resources and lesson plans
The 12 days of Christmas lends itself to different approaches of technology infusion.
3) http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/ This site sponsored by PacBell and largely developed by San Diego SU includes great lessons, including WebQuests.
4) As you develop your lesson,
use the NTeQ template found at:
The template is available under "lesson planner", specifically where it says "posted."
5) Lots of good lesson ideas:
Curriculum snapshots: http://www.ael.org/snapshot.index.htm
Blue Web'n Applications http://www.kn.pacbell.com/cgi-bin/listApps.pl?Technology&Resource
Education World http://www.education-world.com/
The New York Times on the Web http://www.nytimes.com/
The WebQuest Page http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/webquest.html
Good reproducibles in their lesson area innovativeclassroom.com
http://ofcn.org/cyber.serv/academy/ace Academy Curricular Exchange
http://ajkids.com/ "Where can I find lesson plans?"
http://www.cun.edu/~vceed009 9 curricular areas
Here are Web sites that allow students to download papers.
A faculty workshop can be developed with these:
a) Give staff the following scenario: "Your'e a HS senior, it's 11:30pm, and you've a five-page
paper due tomorrow first period. Your folks will pull the computer plug at midnight. You know
about "cheat" sites, and decide to take advantage of them. The possible topics are: AIDS,
censorship, 1984, DaVinci, Hitler, jazz, Lebanon."
b) Have faculty go on the Net and create an instanct paper; make it competitive.
c) Assess the results.
d) Have faculty brainstorm ways to create plagiarism-proof assignments.
1) Copyright tutorial
http://fairuse.stanford.edu links to a rich variety of information about copyright issues.
Take the copyright crash course at http://www.lib.utsystem.edu/copyright/ ;
Other good sites include:
http://www.benedict.com the copyright Web site
http://www.cyberbee.com/copyrtqz.html Questions about copyright
http://www.siia.net How the software industry battles pirating
http://www.hrrc Home Recording Rights Coalition
http://www.center.rpi.edu/PewSym/mono2.html on intellectual property for courses
June 1, 1999, Booklist
has a good selection of Web sites on copyright.
Some of the URLs include:
http://groton.k12.ct.us/mts/cimhp01.htm Copyright Implementation Manual
2) Legal issues
The California State Department of Education has several good resources dealing with legal issues related to technology.
Check them out at http://www.cde.ca.gov/edtech ;
Another site on Acceptable Use Policies is http://chico.rice.edu/armadillo/acceptable.html ;
To help students act ethically, try these sites:
The National School Board Association http://www.nsba.org
The federal government is developing resources to guide technology planning:
The California Technology Assistance Project http://ctap.k12.ca.us ;
White papers on technology issues for educators: http://lrs.edu.uiuc.edu/wp
with special needs:
A good megasite that deals with issues of special needs, equity and diversity is:
A good handbook on technology with students having disabilities can be downloaded at: http://www.wid.org/tech/handbook/text/download.htm ;
Some other good specific
Web pages include:
Addressing the Digital Divide
Selected Resources for Addressing the Digital Divide and Equity Issues
Pacific Southwest Regional Technology in Education Consortium
PUBLICATIONS AND RESOURCES
Falling Through the Net:
Defining the Digital Divide III. This report published by the U.S.
Department of Commerce, is the third in a series, and examines which American households
have access to telephones, computers, and the Internet, and which do not.
Losing Ground Bit by Bit:
Low Income Communities in the Information Age. This report is part of
Benton's "What's Going On" series exploring public interest issues in the Information Age,
examines the technology gap in low-income communities, assesses what barriers are slowing
the spread of new technologies to the underserved, and describes some of the most promising
efforts to produce a more equitable distribution.
How Access Benefits Children:
Connecting Our Kids to the World of Information gives a glimpse
of the potential that can be realized when children and youth are given the tools to succeed. The
report profiles eleven TIIAP projects and shows how young people across America are using the
Internet and other information age tools connect with and enrich their communities. September
1999. http://www.ntia.doc.gov/otiahome/tiiap/resources/How_ABC.pdf ;
CTCNet publishes a variety
of reports and publications that provide information about planning,
implementing, and running community technology centers.
Community Technology Review,
co-sponsored and co-edited by CCN, CTCnet and Alliance for
Community Media, is available online, and in hard copy, and offers many articles in each issue
about community networking. http://development.civicnet.org/comtechreview/toc.htm ;
Neighborhood Networks publications,
from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development, provide guidance in establishing and running neighborhood networks.
Benton's Best Practices Toolkit
provides tools to help nonprofits make effective use of
information and communications technologies. The Toolkit includes information about best
practices, lessons learned, and resources for action.
Plugged In from East Palo
Alto, California, provides tips and information on designing
community network and youth entrepreneurship programs, as well as links to other related
Public Space in Cyberspace
outlines the importance of preserving a public space in the digital
world. It includes profiles of innovative public libraries operating computer centers, community
computer networks, cable access TV centers, and satellite TV equipment.
The Community Technology
Centers program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education
is designed to promote the development of model programs that demonstrate the educational
effectiveness of technology in urban and rural areas and economically distressed communities.
These Community Technology Centers would provide access to information technology and
related learning services to children and adults. http://ed.gov/offices/OVAE/CTC/ ;
The 21st Century Community
Learning Centers (CLC) program sponsored by the U.S.
Department of Education enables schools to stay open longer, providing a safe place for,
among other activities, technology education programs for youth and adults.
The PBS web site includes
a Digital Divide area dedicated to issues and resources for
promoting equitable access to technology and connectivity for all communities.
Rethinking Schools is a nonprofit,
independent publisher of educational materials that advocates
the reform of elementary and secondary education, with a strong emphasis on issues of equity
and social justice.
Virtual Power is a publication
that discusses community networks, global learning networks,
anti-racist education, and technology. Copies are available free of charge from PSR*TEC.
Talk Story: Tech Story shares
the story of five technology projects working to expand
opportunities for traditionally underserved populations through technology. A CD-ROM, print
publication, and video are available free of charge from PSR*TEC.
Closing the Equity Gap in
Technology is a practical guide for K-12 educators on closing the
equity gap in technology access and use.
The United States Department
of Education provides links to federally supported programs and
services through its home page.
The Department of Commerce's
Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure
Assistance Program (TIIAP) is a highly competitive, merit-based grant program that brings the
benefits of an advanced national information infrastructure to communities throughout the United
States. TIIAP grants play an important role in realizing the vision of an information society by
demonstrating practical applications of new telecommunications and information technologies to
serve the public interest. Many community technology centers have received grants to
demonstrate innovative applications that can serve as national models.
The Benton Foundation "works
to realize the social benefits made possible by
the public interest use of communications. Bridging the worlds of philanthropy, public policy, and
community action, Benton seeks to shape the emerging communications
environment and to demonstrate the value of communications for solving social problems."
Community Technology Centers
Network (CTCNet) is a network of more than 300 community
technology centers where people have access to computers and computer-related technology.
Association for Community
Networking (AFCN) is an educational nonprofit corporation
dedicated to fostering and supporting "Community Networking" -- community-based creation &
provision of appropriate technology services. AFCN's mission is to improve the visibility, viability
and vitality of Community Networking by assisting and connecting people and organizations,
building public awareness, identifying best practices, encouraging research, influencing policy,
and developing products & services."
Center for Civic Networking.
"The Center for Civic Networking (CCN) is anon-profit organization
dedicated to applying information infrastructure to the broad public good - particularly by putting
information infrastructure to work within local communities to improve delivery of local
government services, improve access to information that people
need in order to function as informed citizens, broaden citizen participation in governance, and
stimulate economic and community development." http://www.civicnet.org/ ;
Libraries for the Future
is a national organization dedicated to information equity, literacy, and
the preservation and renewal of libraries as essential tools for a democratic society.
American Library Association.
"The ALA provides leadership for the development, promotion,
and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order
to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all." http://www.ala.org/
Helping.org is a partnership
between the AOL Foundation and nonprofit partners. The Digital
Divide area of the site is designed to assist people to find out more about the digital divide, and
strategies for addressing the digital divide.
The Tomas Rivera Policy Institute
Digital Steppingstones (DSS) initiative "aims to shed light on
exemplary practical uses of technology in diverse learning environments.
A learning environment includes libraries, community centers, and K-12 schools where all
members of the community--young and old, immigrant and native-born--have access to
meaningful programs that provide useful lifelong knowledge which can be applied in today's
LINCT Coalition. A coalition
of socially concerned not for profit organizations founded in 1994 to
assist local communities to co-produce electronic equity, universal access to information and
The Pacific Southwest Regional
Technology in Education Consortium (PSR*TEC) is one of a
network of six regional technology in education consortia. PSR*TEC serves the six southwestern
states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Hawaii and entities
in the Pacific, and specializes in issues related to technology services for ethnic, cultural, and
linguistic minority students, and other historically underserved