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Innovative Staff Development Program Solves Problem Of Inadequate Technology Integration

T.H.E. Journal, December 1998, p. 60 http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/98/dec/feat05.html These two authors demonstrate that the greatest barrier to teaching students how to use technology is not a lack of computers and equipment,…

Seven Factors To Consider When Shopping For Accountability Software

Converge, December 1998, p. 76 http://www.convergemag.com/Publications/CNVGDec98/fromthetop/fromthetop.shtm In most schools and districts, there is little coordination between curriculum design, instructional development, and assessment techniques. These three core aspects of accountability remain…

Form 471 filing guidance

Form 471 should be filed by the “billed entity”—that is, the entity responsible for paying your bills. If a school’s telecommunications bills are paid by the district, then the district…

TECH CORPS Brings Much-Needed Business Partnerships To K-12 Schools

T.H.E. Journal, October 1998, p. 79 http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/98/Oct/feat4.html In a recent trend in educational reform, schools and businesses are being brought together to prepare students for a job market that is…

Form 470 filing guidance

Form 470 introduces applicants into the eRate program. The form basically tells the SLD who you are and what you want. It should be filed by the entity responsible for…

Four Easy Steps That Will Make Your ESL Program A Sure Winner

Technology & Learning, January 1999, page 56 In an interview with assistant editor Amy Poftak, Ana Bishop, a consultant and an expert in ESL and bilingual technology, offers some important…

Three Areas To Watch For Y2K Problems, And Eight Critical Ways To Fix Them

Converge, January 1999, p. 56 http://www.convergemag.com/Publications/CNVGJan99/y2k/y2k.shtm The director of Pennsylvania’s Office of Educational Technology identifies three key areas to watch for emerging “Year 2000″ computer bugs: Administrative data processing. This…

Funder Profiles: An insider’s guide to understanding this month’s grant opportunities

Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) Dennis R. Connors, Director Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications NTIA, U.S. Department of Commerce 1401 Constitution Ave., N.W., Room 4625 Washington, DC 20230 phone:…

Newslines–CEO Forum leader: Teacher preparation

The CEO Forum on Education and Technology, a partnership of 21 business and education leaders, has released an updated version of its School Technology and Readiness (STaR) Chart. Terry Crane,…

New York City schools solicit technology gifts on the web: Innovative site invites donations from businesses, private citizens

The New York City school system is taking a unique approach to fundraising this holiday season. The city is using a new web site to solicit a “wish list” of…