Additional Resources

 

The authors suggest that readers consult the following organizations that screen instructional technology products:

* The Educational Technology Expert Panel (www.ed.gov/offices/OERI/ORAD/LTD/ panel.html). Created by the U.S. Department of Education, the expert panel evaluates educational technology programs and recommends programs that should be designated as promising or exemplary.

* North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium (www.ncrtec.org
). Links to technology literacy materials.

* enGauge (www.ncrel.org/engauge
). Helps educators more effectively plan and evaluate the use of educational technology.

* National Clearinghouse for School Reform (www.goodschools.gwu.edu
). Lists computer programs for which there is evidence that reading achievement increases for students who use these products.

* The former Milken Technology Exchange (www.mff.org/edtech/
). Reviews an additional 14 computer or Web-based programs with data on achievement gains.

* International Society for Technology in Education (www.iste.org
). Lists four sites for writing instruction and one for reading comprehension.

* Children's Software (www.childrenssoftware.com
). Reviews educational software, including reading and writing programs. Education Products Information Exchange (www.EPIE.org). Helps teachers and administrators make more informed technology purchasing decisions.