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Education Using Technology

  • Digital Story Telling - Joe Lambert and the Center for Digital Storytelling have transformed the way that community activists, educators, health and human services agencies, business professionals, and artists think about the power of personal voice in creating change.
  • Web Quests - an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web.
    • San Diego City Schools - a template and examples of student created WebQuests.
    • WebQuests - A WebQuest is an inquiry-based Web delivery option for instruction.The WebQuest model was developed at San Diego State University. This page is an extensive resource for WebQuest that contains training materials, examples and various other resources.
    • Evaluate Webquests - Use this website to judge the quality of a WebQuest. Just because a WebQuest contains the essential elements, doesn't mean that it's perfect for your classroom. Look beyond the structure and examine the effectiveness, efficiency, and appeal of the project.
  • Web Inquiry Projects (WIPs) - WIPs have a similar delivery structure to WebQuests. However, WIPs are open-ended, self-directed activities. In a WIP the instructor is the only one that can see the complete instructions to the activity. The student only sees the question, or the "hook."
  • Mindtools Paper by David Jonassen - interacting with technology to develop critical thinking in the learner.
  • Mindmapping Examples and tools - examples of mind mapping including mind mapping software and videos.

Public Education

  • iNOCAL - The International Association for K-12 Online Learning providing research, professional development and networking among technology educators.
  • Texas Behavior Support Initiative Online Training - nationally recognized professional development; technical assistance services; and high-quality, economical products to districts and businesses.
  • ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) - the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in advancing excellence in learning and teaching though the effective use of technology.
  • Texas Project FIRST - project of the Texas Education Agency and is committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents & families of students with disabilities.

Homeschooling

Technology is providing many parents with the tools to educate their children themselves. Many school districts use technology to turn homes into remote classrooms.