Technology & Learning

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 4, November

Assessment and Evaluation Guidelines. (Web Sighting)
Assessment rubrics listing benchmarks for student achievement assist teachers by providing objective guidelines to measure and evaluate learning. These rubrics also improve learning because students who understand them before a project is due can take...
Data Storage to Go: The Latest Portable Drives Promise Easy Data Movement between Classroom and Home, PCs and Macs. (Spotlight)
With the proliferation of MP3s, digital photos, and multimedia presentations, it seems as though the world is filling with information. As our hard drives bulge with ever more massive files, our increasingly mobile lifestyles demand that we carry all...
Ethics and Emerging Technologies. (Editor's Desk)
The Top 10 "Smart" Technologies we feature in this month's issue were chosen by T&L editors with input from a number of experts, including our advisory board members, regular writers, and other educator leaders in the field. It is truly exciting...
Food Chains. (Lesson)
Grade Level(s): 4-6 Subject Area: Science Software: PiCoMap www.handheld.hice-dev.org Technology Needed: Palm handheld computer Lesson Description: Students learn about food chains and how they work. They discuss how each component depends...
Management at Your Fingertips
Administrators are managers. That means being on top of everything and able to produce detailed information at any time. You sometimes have to do it on the fly as you walk around the school, and that's a real challenge. So what's a mobile administrator...
Pizza Math. (Lesson)
Grade Level(s): 8-10 Subject Area: Mathematics Software: ImagiGraph (ImagiWorks, Inc)--www.imagiworks.com Technology Needed: Palm handheld computer Lesson Description: Students learn to plot equations on a graph to determine the solution...
Pump Up the Volume: Four Digital Music Programs Let Students Practice the Art of Thinking in Sound. (Picks of the Month)
In this review of music tools, we examine several computerized music programs, beginning with introductory offerings for younger students with little or no musical training, such as Radio Disney's Music Mix Studio and Sonic Foundry's Super Duper Music...
Reaching around the Globe: An Increasingly Wired World Means More Opportunities for Cross-Cultural Experiences. Here's How Two Organizations Are Using Technology to Bring Together Students and Teachers from Many Nations. (What Works)
Immediately after September 11, member e-mails started pouring in to the International Education and Resource Network's Web site. "We are as shocked as the rest of the world by the attacks," wrote SchoolNet Africa. "We Iranian Muslims condemn the terrorists,"...
Students Learn in Many Ways
Multiple Intelligences People learn in different ways. So says Howard Gardner, father of the Multiple Intelligences theory. He believes that the conventional notion of intelligence is limited because it focuses on just the traditional forms of learning....
Tech Smart Tips
PICOMAP: CONCEPT MAPS Concept maps are graphical ways of displaying information. They teach students to analyze and organize ideas and to see patterns and relationships. Visualizing information is a great way for students to understand concepts...
Top 10 Smart Technologies for Schools
1 Voice to Text From disabled students to administrators on the go, many will benefit from the speedier and broader access to literacy made possible through VTT. 2 Next Wave Mobile Computing Which tools hold the most promise as the best wireless...
Using Instant Messenger Services. (In-Service)
In addition to e-mail and the World Wide Web, instant messaging (commonly called "IM") is one of the most popular services on the Internet. In its simplest form, instant messaging allows users to have instant, live, text-based "chats" with others...