Resources : LUSENET : K-12 Outreach Team at ILT : One Thread

This thread should be used to post any interesting materials or sites that you might have found. You can also post student work and/or URLs of webpages you are working on, so everyone can see what everyone else is doing, and participate. We will be posting new things that arrive as well.

-- Cristiana Assumpcao (, October 15, 1998


Hello all. Here are copies of the templates handed out at the meeting. Feel free to make as many copies as you need:


Notes by: ______________________________________________ Date: __________________________________________________ School Visited: __________________________________________ Project: ________________________________________________ Teacher: _______________________________________________

Brief Description of what happened in class:

Curricular connection:

Resources used (email, web search, web sites, books, pictures, cds, audio, video.)

Activities: (planning, using the internet, or word processor)


Student work worth collecting:

Emails between Makulu and class.


K-12 Outreach Team Schedule  Internship

Weekly Log

TIME MON TU WED TH FR 08:00 10:00 12:00 14:00 16:00 18:00 20:00 22:00

Sorry that the lines didn't come out. If you want to add anything, feel free to do so.

-- Cristiana Assumpcao (, October 19, 1998.

This is what Neal's project came up with!!! It's really worth taking a look at:

A true inspiration!

-- Cristiana Assumpgco (, January 22, 1999.

For those of you who might not have been able to retrieve the attachment i have sent ina previous e-mail.


The Theoretical Framework around Educational Technology and School Reform

U.S.Department of Education Look at the official site of the US Department of Education that deals with all the issues around the implementation of technology in education. Read the President's initiatives and the Goals 2000, get information around the universal fund rate and examine the use of technology in the states around America.

Technology and Education Reform- - A Research Project Sponsored by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S.Department of Education. This research project look at nine school sites where school staff were active participants in incorporating technology in ways that support education reform. It is a report on the experiences of the teachers and students at these schools.

Capitol-Net Feasibility Report - - Needs Analysis The Capitol-Net Project address several critical needs. Capitol - Net assist in preparing students for their life and work in the 21st Century, a need that has been embodied in state and national goals and benchmarks. It provides support for school reform efforts and tries to reduce the disparities of access between urban and rural schools to educational resources and opportunities.

EdWeb "An intelligent, detailed, informed and practical guide, both to education related issues concerning the Internet, and to educational resources on the World Wide Web.." (Harvard Educational Review) Here you can find information around the role of the Web in Education, around issues of educational reform, you can find resources for teachers and resources for students.

Trends in Education Reform This site is part of the EdWeb site and it gives a background around the history of Education Reform. It outlines some of the major issues in school reform in the hopes of creating a better understanding of the connection between technology and educational change.

Engines for Education Engines is a "hyper-book" about what's wrong with the education system, how to reform it, and especially, about the role of educational technology in that reform.

Teaching, Learning and Technology In this site you will read about the place of the Internet and other technologies in education, the pedagogical possibilities that these technologies bring to schools, teachers and their students and what are some of the problems that teachers and schools face while integrating these technologies into the classroom and the curriculum.

Web Resources for Teachers TENET - The Texas Education Network The purpose of this site is to provide the most useful up-to-date resources for the education community, including teachers, administrators, parents and students.

Armadillo's World Wide Web Server A site with many links in a variety of topics. You can find links around reform issues and Instructional Information and Resources from Texas Schools. A useful site for educators with K-12 materials.

Teachnet.Com A good resource for teachers with many lesson ideas.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites on the Internet found to be useful for enhancing curriculum and teacher professional growth. It is updated daily to keep up with the tremendous number of new World Wide Web sites.

Pathways to School Improvement Pathways to School Improvement is a product of the North Central Regional Educational laboratory in cooperation with the Regional Educational Laboratory network. It is a good resource for educators with information and resources around issues regarding the technology in education, topics around content areas, professional development, instruction, assessment e.t.c. You can also find forums for teachers and search features.

School Projects The Global School House The Global Schoolhouse is a project funded in part by the National Science Foundation and supported by many local and national businesses. The project consists of connecting schools and students nationally and internationally using the Internet and modeling classroom applications of Internet tools and resources. Live Expeditions for students around the world. The explorers are visiting different parts all over the world and are posting their discoveries online as resources for educators. Their purpose is to actively engage the students in discovering history, culture, geography, and economies of communities throughout the world with the use of the Internet.

Reach the World Reach the World is a non- profit organization that aim to collect resources from around the world that will be used by teachers in their classrooms. Reach the World is an interactive project that is actually happening now. A group of young people are attempting to do a circumnavigation around the world with a sailing boat. There are schools that are hooked up with them and receive materials from the countries that the boat is reaching around topics they expressed interest. There is a weekly updated web site with information around the itinerary, photos and video clips from the different countries. A great project that utilize the Internet as a resource. Students can exchange e-mails with the people on the boat and request materials.

The Weather Underground The Weather Underground is a project going on at the University of Michigan. You can find weather resources that can be utilized in the K-12 classrooms. You can access archived and current weather data and weather products like maps and satellite images.

The Interactive Frog Dissection - An On-line Tutorial The Interactive frog Dissection was designed for use in high school biology classrooms as a substitute for laboratory dissection.

Institutional Sites (Museums, e.t.c) NASA's Education Program This is the official education site of NASA. You can find education materials, information and resources about NASA's missions (pictures, scientific images e.t.c), links to Internet resources, on-line resources for teachers and other information.

The Library of Congress There is a special Learning Page designed specifically to provide Resources to educators.

The Louvre The official site of the Louvre. You can see the collections, take a virtual tour see the temporary exhibitions e.t.c

The Metropolitan Museum of Art This section offers a variety of educational experiences with images of works of art and detailed descriptions of educational opportunities at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Honolulu Community College Dinosaur Exhibit This site provides an exciting look at the prehistoric natural history of the world by displaying the fossils of some of the largest terrestrial creatures that ever lived. You can even get a narrated tour of the exhibit. Exhibits are replicas from the originals at the American Museum of the Natural History in New York.

The National Geographic Here you can find out about many exciting education initiatives and learn more about the renaissance of geography education that is spreading across the U.S.-and beyond!

The Ellis Island Website A great site that can be used for the study of immigration; a unit areas that is generally taught in schools. Teachers can find a lot of information about immigration, photos, search features for the wall of honor e.t.c.

The American Museum of natural History It's a resource to help educators and children experience the adventure of exploration and the excitement of discovery.

-- Chrystalla Mouza (, October 29, 1998.

Hi everyone!

I received this from a list serve and thought that maybe some of us could help out. Also, Chrystalla I thought that you might be able find some new info. for your research too.


Subject: OIIALL> Survey: Can email usage improve k-12 student learning?

I'm a Computer Science graduate student at the California State University, Fullerton and I'm conducting a survey for my master degree project. The purpose of this survey is to get an idea of how email is being used in K-12 schools. It is completely and totally anonymous, and should only take a couple of minutes. This survey is being sent out internet-wide to any parents, teachers, or school administrators. The results of this survey will only be used as part of my research and will be documented in a final research report.

Just point your browser to my web-based survey: 896606.6612

Thanks in advance, Matteo Foschetti

If you have any questions, please email me at:

-- Susan O'Keefe (, November 12, 1998.


Notes by: Elizabeth M. Rebull Date: 1/25/99 School Visited: Northview Tech Project: Language Arts Book Club Teacher: John Mulhern and Mark Todd

Brief Description of what happened in class: The eighth grade had a lesson on the friendship theme in"Of Mice and Men." They wrote brief essays and poems on what friendship meant to them. Also, seventh graders filled out survey about themselves.

Curricular connection: The kids get very creative on the computer, from the fonts they chose to their writing style. Some spoke about themselves and their best friends, and others wrote poems. Although some of the grammar is so bad that I have a hard time figuring out what they're trying to say, some are able to incorporate spell check (for the computers that have spell check). But in most cases, the major problems are word choice, differentiating between plural and singular, capitalization, and punctuation. If they had a more recent version of MS Word, I think it would be of use to them. At least that way they could see their error(s), view their choices, and make a decision.

Resources used (email, web search, web sites, books, pictures, cds, audio, video.)

Activities: (planning, using the internet, or word processor) : Planning on taking students to Playing 2 Win next week. Subsequently, I am working on a lesson plan that will incorporate the internet with their study of Shakespeare.

-- Elizabeth M. Rebull (, March 02, 1999.

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