TRUST CSULB/LACOE Reading and Technology
Dr. Lesley Farmer, CSULB

        Educational Technologies Bookmarked Web Pages

Internet Starts Evaluation Reading & Technology Tech Tools Collaboration Tools
Lessons Plagiarism Legal Issues Tech Planning Special Needs/Diversity

Internet starts:
        KidsClick! Web Search!/
        Internet Public Library for Kids:
        Ask an Expert!
        Ask Jeeves for Kids

        Reference Sites
        Dictionaries - OneLook
        Dictionary-Thesaurus Wordsmyth
        Excite Education: Reference: Libraries
        Kid clip art:
        Animal photo library:
        Kids clip art index:

        Search Engines
         Subject Directories
        Lycos indexed for kids

 For other good Internet handouts, including search engine charts, examine: (and the main URL)
        Also check out ;
        CyberSmart for kids:

A good site for software evaluation forms is:
Another site for Web sites is:
A good categorization of software types is found at:
For Web evaluation, check:
Assessment issues:
To evaluate lessons try:

Reading and Technology:
       ERIC access to research:
       Literacy and technology:
       California Reading Association:
       Childrenís Literature:
        Doucette Index to children's literature:
        Web toolkit to childrenís literature:
       Research on reading:
       Read In:
    National Council of Teachers of English:
    Teachers and Writers Collaborative:
    Fun word games:
    Language arts:
    Book adventures:
    Time magazine for kids:  timefor
     Game for definitions:   Very good overall site
        Millken center:
       National Center to Improve the Tools of Educators:

Tech tools:
Good sites for tips using a variety of tech tools:
        Online workshops:
        The South Central Regional Technology in Education Professional Development Web site
        Web Toolbox:

Collaboration online:
        Collaborative tools guide:

Lesson plans:
 Where do you go for lesson ideas? Here are starters:
        Remember to align lessons with standards.
 AASLís information literacy standards are found at:
ISTEís technology standards are found at:
California state standards are found by clicking on Content Standards at
Or by going to

        1) ;
        This links to major academic disciplines, each developed by teachers; links include resources and lesson plans

        2) ;
        The 12 days of Christmas lends itself to different approaches of technology infusion.

        3)   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:
        Blue Web'n Applications
        Education World
        The New York Times on the Web
        The WebQuest Page
        Good reproducibles in their lesson area ; Academy Curricular Exchange "Where can I find lesson plans?" ; ; ;
        http://the ; ; ; ; ; ; 9 curricular areas

Plagiarism Web Sites:
        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.


Legal Issues:
        1) Copyright tutorial links to a rich variety of information about copyright issues.
        Take the copyright crash course at ;
        Other good sites include: the copyright Web site Questions about copyright How the software industry battles pirating
        http://www.hrrc Home Recording Rights Coalition   on intellectual property for courses

        June 1, 1999, Booklist has a good selection of Web sites on copyright.
        Some of the URLs include: 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 ;
        Another site on Acceptable Use Policies is ;
        To help students act ethically, try these sites: ;

Tech planning:
        The National School Board Association
        The federal government is developing resources to guide technology planning:
        The California Technology Assistance Project ;
        White papers on technology issues for educators:

Students 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: ;

        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


        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. ;

        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. ;

        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
        resources. ;

        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. ;

        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." ;

        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." 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
        society." ;

        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
        learning resources. ;

        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
        http://psrtec.clmer.csulb.ed ; ;