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The Technology and Education Portal
New technology and new media challenge traditional conceptions of "what educates". Part of the StudyPlace project investigates how digital technology educates and mis-educates. Technology can be an agent of change in both formal schooling and education more comprehensively conceptualized.
Resources for Teachers
These are sites that provide useful links to educational websites and/or tips regarding curriculum design, integration of technology into the classroom, etc.:
Kulsara is a K-12 educational portal containing a huge database of subject questions, exciting contests, educational videos and skill games, a lively discussion board and much more. Make Learning Fun!
"Free-Reading is an ongoing, collaborative, teacher-based, curriculum-sharing project. We're looking to provide a reliable forum where teachers can openly and freely share their successful and effective methods for teaching reading in grades K-1 and for at-risk students in later grades." A comprehensive reading program that is collaboratively produced using a wiki.
'Best' education blogs:
Web quests were designed to help students learn to navigate the Web and locate information in a meaningful way.
Content-Based Teaching Sites
In addition to the Quiz Lab, FunBrain.com has educational games designed for learners of all ages. This guide should help teachers find the games that are most useful to their class. They are grouped by title, subject, and grade level.
Online College AAU provides more than just an education. We provide an encouraging learning environment that meets the unique needs of today's service members and their families.
Collins, A. (1996). Design issues for learning environments. In Vosniadou, S., Corte, E.E., Glaser, R. & Mandl, H. (Eds.). International perspectives on the design of technology-supported learning environments, (pp. 347-361). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
Jonassen, D., C. Carr, et al. (1998). "Computers as Mindtools for Engaging Learners in Critical Thinking." TechTrends 43(2): 24-32.
Zajonc, A. (1984). "Computer Pedagogy? Questions Concerning the New Educational Technology." Teachers College Record 85(4): 669-577.
Leading Journals & Sites
Computers & Education: An interdisciplinary journal focusing on applications involving areas such as artificial intelligence, instructional design, cognition, computers, communication, distance-learning, education and training. Website: http://ees.elsevier.com/cae/
E-learning: A peer-reviewed international journal directed towards the study and research of e-learning in its diverse aspects: pedagogical, curricular, sociological, economic, philosophical and political. Website: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/elea/index.asp
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication: A peer-reviewed journal on issues regarding communication via the Internet and wireless technologies. The journal covers disciplines such as business, education, media, political science, media studies, and information sceince. Website: http://jcmc.indiana.edu/
Technology and Learning: A journal geared towards teachers, administrators and technology consultants, often with practical guides on how to implement technological tools in schools. Website: http://www.techlearning.com/
First Monday: A peer-reviewed online journal launched in 1996. First Monday publishes original research about the Internet and related technologies. Website: http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/
Wired: A popular magazine with articles and commentaries on cutting-edge technologies, gadgets, practices, and includes a section on education. [Website: http://www.wired.com/culture/education]
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