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Internet Resources for Computers and Technology

Technology plays a wide range of roles at home, school, work, and place. In particular computers and communication technology are an integrated part of our society. Use the following resources to learn more about how computers and technology.

 




Professional Organizations, Standards, and Materials

Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
http://www.aect.org/
Provides leadership in educational communications and technology by linking professionals holding a common interest in the use of educational technology and its application to the learning process.

 
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
http://www.iste.org/
Organization with a worldwide membership of leaders and potential leaders in educational technology. Dedicated to providing leadership and service to improve teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in K–12 education and teacher education.

 


 

Starting Points

Computers, Invention, & Technology from the Multnomah Country Library
http://www.multcolib.org/homework/comphc.html
Organized, annotated links

Computing and Technology from Discovery School's Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/sci-tech/scicom.html
Quality links and descriptions

Technology from HomeWorkSpot
Organized, annotated links


 

Resources for Teachers

Library Media from PBS' TeacherSource
http://www.pbs.org/teachers
Lessons and resources for teaching with video resources. Also, information technology resources.

Teaching with Technology from Family Education Network's Teacher Vision
http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-5825.html
Lessons, assessments, printables, and themes organized by Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Technology from Discovery School's Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/tech.html
Quality links and descriptions

Technology and Teaching from PBS' TeacherSource
http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/teachtech.htm
Tutorials, ideas, and research to support technology and teaching. Also, media literacy materials


 

Resources for Students

Every File Format in the World
http://whatis.techtarget.com/fileFormatA/0,289933,sid9,00.html
Learn about different file types

How Stuff Works: Computers
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/
Learn about how computer work

Webopedia
http://www.webopedia.com/
Reference resources for Internet, computer, and technology terms

Technology Timeline from PBS
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/telephone/timeline/f_timeline.html
Explore a timeline from 1750 to 1990

Timeline of Computer History
http://www.computerhistory.org/timeline/topics/computers.page
Timeline and facts about computer history


 

Related Resources and Materials

Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
http://www.cosn.org/
National nonprofit organization, promotes the use of information technologies and the Internet in K-12 education to improve learning. Members represent school districts, state and local education agencies, nonprofits, companies and individuals who share our vision.
 
Web Design Examples from the Buffalo Teacher Resource Center
http://www.buffaloteachercenter.org/
Great example of a neat graphic interface

Try it
Explore the materials above. Create your own list of favorite links in your subject area and grade level interest area.


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