Mrs. Heilmann:  Technology

The Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology bridges education technology research to practice by offering research-based answers to critical questions.'\

Education with New Technologies
Computers, the Internet, and other tools offer the promise of significant improvements in teaching and learning, but fulfilling that promise can be difficult. Through this ENT Web site, teachers will have access to thoughtful colleagues, interactive tools, detailed examples of technology enhanced education, and a valuable collection of resources.

The Technology Integration section of this Web site for the George Lucas Educational Foundation provides articles on how schools successfully integrate technology into the curriculum.

eMINTS - enhancing Missouri's Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies - transforms elementary classrooms into places for learning where teachers and students use multimedia tools to better understand the world, work together and achieve at new and higher levels. The goal of the eMINTS Program is to support Missouri educators as they integrate multimedia technology into inquiry-based, student-centered, interdisciplinary, collaborative teaching practices that result in improved student performance, increased parent involvement and enriched instructional effectiveness.

Internet 4 Classrooms
This comprehensive site, which seeks to help teachers use the Internet effectively, includes links for K-12 teachers. a daily dose of the web, on-line practice modules, education news, and grant information.  The site is maintained by two educational technology specialists from Memphis, Tennessee.

The National Educational Technology Standards Project develops national standards for educational uses of technology that facilitate school improvement in the United States. The NETS Project will work to define standards for students, integrating curriculum technology, technology support, and standards for student assessment and evaluation of technology use

Profiler helps groups of individuals improve their skills around a general topic by inspiring cooperation and collaboration among teachers and students within a school. It is an online collaborative tool for preparing and taking surveys.  Try the Basic Technology Survey provided to learn how the site operates.

Teachers' Planet
The Teachers Guide to Integrating Technology in the Classroom supports the integration of meaningful technology innovations in schools by providing tools that assist school administrators and teachers use technology more effectively.

Tech Learning

Technology in Education
This article by Virginia Seale of the Appalachian Educational Laboratory lists 170 ideas and resources for teachers who want to integrate technology into planning and curriculum.

Technology Proficiency
The St. Clair County (Illinois) Regional Office of Education's Technology Proficiency Project is an effort by teachers for teachers to define technology proficiency, or more specifically, the key elements of basic computer efficiency necessary to function effectively in today's classrooms. 

WWW 4 Teachers
The HPR*TEC (High Plains Regional Technology in Education Consortium) mission is to help teachers and other educators create, share, or find solutions to problems they encounter when integrating technology into education. Use this free site to network with other teachers, learners, and planners through a unique system supporting collaboration and resource sharing.