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  • The neighborhood school in the global village

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):4 - 9
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    Access to the Internet is transforming classrooms in many ways. Students from anywhere can directly access people and information resources from anywhere else. Innovative educational materials can quickly become available throughout the world, not just throughout a school. Students can find up-to-date information and personal mentors without leaving their desks. Teachers can develop and participat... View full abstract»

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  • Teachers' visions of the future for the wired classroom

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):10 - 14
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    Virtually all of the research devoted to the role of technology in the classroom focuses on existing and available technologies. However, because most teachers accept the responsibility of educating students for the future, research on existing technologies ignores an important characteristic of the educator: "future vision". We examine the technological future vision of secondary school teachers ... View full abstract»

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  • Cornerstones for an on-line community of education professionals

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):15 - 21
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    We propose viewing the Internet as a landscape containing many gathering places and addressing both design and social issues from the perspective of each individual place and the community that shapes it. Different kinds of public gathering places, or third places as R. Oldenburg (1997) calls them, attract and serve the needs of different groups of people both by design and adaptation. We have bee... View full abstract»

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  • Classroom adventure on the information superhighway

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):22 - 24
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    The article discusses a project which brought the information highway to the children of Black Rock Academy, School 51, which serves a working class district in Buffalo, New York, USA. In the summer of 1997, the author completed her Ph.D course work by participating in a summer study tour to Ghana, West Africa. This inspired her to begin a year long writing assignment with her students in both 7th... View full abstract»

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  • Bumps on the information superhighway for K-12 education

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):25 - 28
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    At first glance, the World Wide Web (WWW), educators, and students are a natural combination. Educators at kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) levels can send students to museums, universities, national laboratories, and foreign countries with the click of a button. Students are naturally attracted to the Web with its graphical interface, animations, and ease of use, and are usually adept with co... View full abstract»

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  • Windows of opportunity? Schools and the Internet in the U.K

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):29 - 32
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    For many with an interest in education, and certainly for the governments of most industrialized nations, connecting schools to the Internet is the number one priority for investment. Typical levels of connectivity for schools at present involve one or two networked computers, introduced at a fairly negligible cost, with a similarly minimal effect on education provision. What is envisaged goes muc... View full abstract»

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  • Schools Join the Net-and then what?

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):33 - 35
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    As in the United States, the German government has initiated a government campaign to provide Internet access to schools. The German government campaign: "Schools Join the Net" (Schulen ans Netz) has been running since 1996. Under this program, supplemented by programs of individual German states, 6500 schools so far have been equipped with networkable computers and access to the Internet. Accordi... View full abstract»

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  • Distance education technologies: best practices for K-12 settings

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):36 - 40
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    Rapid developments in technology are leading many teachers and students to experiment with distance education. What instructional models are available for planning distance education experiences, and how are these models holding up in the face of rapid changes in technology? A classroom project is presented which employs compressed videoconferencing technology. Discussion of this project leads to ... View full abstract»

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  • Curriculum standards: rationalizing instructional computing?

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):41 - 44
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    Standards based approaches to traditional K-12 curricula are finding increasingly widespread acceptance among parents, teachers, school administrators, and policy makers. They might also be helpful in guiding the integration of instructional computing technologies-including Internet based technologies such as the World Wide Web into K-12 schools. But instructional computing poses special challenge... View full abstract»

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