Thursday, January 05, 2006

Technology Impact in Education Month

Arlington, VA, January 4, 2006 - The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is currently hosting Technology Impact in Education Month during the month of January 2006. Technology Impact in Education Month is a month of sharing, discovery and celebration of the potential, both realized and envisioned, that educational technologies bring to the teaching and learning environment helping students achieve.

Teachers in hundreds of schools will facilitate discussions about the impact that modern technology has on every students’ daily life. Students will examine how technology permeates the way we work, learn, and play. They will even have an opportunity to assign homework to their parents that addresses the transformative nature of technology on the workforce. Those that submit their outcomes before January 31, 2006 will be eligible for thousands of dollars of prizes including an Interactive SMART Board, HP Digital Camera and online curriculum subscriptions for teachers.

“Through this event, we hope to create awareness around the impact technology has on closing the achievement gap, enhancing accountability, and increasing teacher quality – not to mention providing a 21st century environment for students to learn, share and grow,” said Melinda George, Executive Director of SETDA.

SETDA will offer free lessons and activities around technology for elementary, middle and high school students in social studies and language arts and technology on the event Website,