Educational Technology Resources

Publications

Software and Information Industry Association (2010).  Results of the Spring 2010 SIAA Vision K-20 Survey.
Dropout Prevention in the Digital Society. (2009).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.
Improving Graduation Rates through Virtual Schooling. (2009).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (2009).  Video: NDPN Board Member Rob York talks about virtual learning options.
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (2009).  Video: Student Success Stories With Virtual Learning.
Picciano, A. G., & Seaman, J. (2008).  K-12 Online Learning: A 2008 Follow-up of the Survey of U.S. School District Administrators. Newburyport, MA : The Sloan Consortium.
CSTA Curriculum Improvement Task Force (2006).  The new education imperative: Improving high school computer science education.
Smink, J., & Schargel, F. P. (Eds.). (2004).  Helping Students Graduate: A Strategic Approach To Dropout Prevention. Larchmont, NY : Eye On Education.
Falba, C. J., Grove, K. J., Anderson, D. G., & Putney, L. G. (2001).  Benefits of laptop computers for elementary teachers. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 33(5)
Lehman, S., Kauffman, D. F., White, J. J., Horn, C. A., & Bruning, R. H. (2001).  Teacher interaction: Motivating at-risk students in web-based high school courses. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 33(5)
Behrman, R. E., & Shields, M. K. (2000).  Children and computer technology. The Future of Children, 10(2)
Sivin, K. J., Bialo, E., & Rosso, J. L. (2000).  Online and electronic research by middle school students.

Web Sites

All of our students should have access to fast, reliable Internet at their school. Internet that allows students to learn from compelling online curricula that is personalized to fit their learning needs – without getting bogged down by slow connection speeds. The problem is that 80% of public schools in America lack fast enough Internet speeds to prepare our students for increasingly digital education.
a monthly newspaper developed to provide the news and information necessary to help K-12 decision makers successfully use technology
the largest professional educational association, principal voice, and information clearinghouse devoted to enhancing technology education through experiences in our schools (K-12)
With public education funding coming under increasing scrutiny, it can be difficult for teachers to insure that they are addressing basic educational needs, let alone find the capacity or space in their budgets to do something creative or original. So, like many artists that have chosen to trod the new territory of being independent, some teachers and other creative types have begun to turn to new sources of funding; in particular, crowd-sourced funding sites like Kickstarter. Educators can do the same.
a social networking site for K-20 educators interested in laptop learning