AASA Technology Resources
Advanced search allows you to find links to the latest information in educational technology from all AASA periodicals. AASA supports leadership for maximizing technology's contribution to improving education at all levels.
How Big a Role Should Technology Play in Classrooms?
An interview with Eric Sheninger, an innovative leader in educational technology.
T+L Conference Helps You Do More with Less: Why Technology Innovation is Essential
T+L, the National School Boards Association’s annual conference focused on technology and learning for K-12 leadership teams will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center, Oct. 19-21.The conference highlights cost-effective technology strategies across all aspects of teaching and learning, district operations, and communication outreach to parents and the public. In these difficult economic times, to help all students reach their potential, wise technology choices are essential. Learn how digital content, open source solutions, and free S.T.E.M. resources support your district goals while also saving money! T+L helps teams think strategically and identify best practices to maximize their technology investments through a variety of learning formats including district workshops, site visits, corporate booths and presentations, pre-conference sessions, an educational excellence fair, and keynote addresses. To register visit www.nsba.org/TL. As a member of AASA, use SUP10 to receive the lowest conference registration fee of $425.
Grieving 2.0: As Students Turn to Facebook to Mourn, How Should Parents, Teachers and Counselors React?
With Facebook supplanting grief counselors as an outlet for grieving teens, schools need to participate in the process.
What Educators and Parents Should Know About ChatRoulette
Parents and educators should become aware of a new Web site called Chatroulette, which poses safety threats to unmonitored children
Is FormSpring.me Another Platform for Cyber Bullying?
With more teen suicides linked to cyber bullying, some wonder whether FormSpring.me, an application that allows users to ask each other questions anonymously, is a cause for concern.
The Top 10 Reasons Students Cannot Cite or Rely on Wikipedia
Wikipedia provides Internet users with millions of articles on a broad range of topics, and commonly ranks first in search engines. However, its reliability and credibility fall well short of the standards for a school paper. Wikipedia itself wrote that “while some of the articles are of the highest quality of scholarship, others are admittedly rubbish … use [Wikipedia] with an informed understanding of what it is and isn't.” To help you develop such an understanding, we present these 10 reasons you cannot rely on information in Wikipedia.
The Rise of the High-Tech Classroom
Classrooms around the country are being updated to become technological havens for students, but some wonder whether technology is a real necessity for education.
Consortium for School Networking
This national nonprofit organization promotes the use of information technologies and the Internet in K-12 education to improve learning.
CTAP IV Cybersafety Project
CTAP Region IV, a project funded by the state of Calirfornia, has been a leader in cybersafety education for the California public school system since 1997. The CTAP IV Cybersafety Project website includes a section with resources created especially for school administrators that covers such vital areas as legal issues, student misbehavior in cyberspace (like MySpace, YouTube and Facebook), cybersafety and school board policy statements, cyberbullying documentation (such as incident reports/review process), articles related to Internet misuse in schools and materials for PTA presentations.
CyberSmart! helps educators gain the 21st Century Skills needed to safely harness the Internet's potential — promoting students' creative inquiry, collaboration and critical thinking. CyberSmart! offers facilitated online professional development in 21st Century skills, free student curriculum including lesson plans, activity sheets, downloadable posters and safety tips and a free toolbar for educators' desktops.
National Education Technology Plan
An initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology, the National Education Technology Plan is meant to help motivate and incite technology-driven transformation.
Office of Educational Technology U.S. Department of Education
The Office of Educational Technology is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of the Department's educational technology policies, research projects and national technology summits. The Office's main goal is to maximize technology's contributions to improving education through developing national educational technology policy and implementing policy department-wide, to support the goals of No Child Left Behind.
Project RED is conducting a national survey to analyze what’s working in technology-transformed schools and to show how technology can save money when properly implemented. Share your stories about the way you have transformed education in your school through the integration of technology.
State Technology Contacts
The U.S. Department of Education maintains a list of the technology contacts and technology standards at each state's department of education.
WiredSafety.org is the world's largest Internet safety, help and education organization. It includes a helpful index of safety topics for teachers.