Saturday, January 13, 2007

Help Revise ISTE's NETS*S


The ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Students were released in June 1998, were originally created for use within the United States. Over time, the standards have received acceptance and widespread use across the United States and in many other countries. As ISTE refreshes the standards, originally created in 1997, we wish to gather input from people within the United States as well as colleagues from around the world.

The collective wisdom of the worldwide educational technology community is necessary to help ISTE maintain the standards and associated resources as fresh and meaningful guides for leadership and innovation in the use of technology. We hope you will choose to participate in the NETS•S Refresh initiative by completing the attached NETS Refresh survey.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

A new online community has emerged that promises to give educators around the world an opportunity to collaborate and share curricula in hopes of expanding the educational options available to schools. Called Curriki, the free resource pairs the benefits of social networking with the freedom of open technologies to create an organic, constantly evolving online repository of free resources for teachers and students.

Sarah Jaffarian School Library Program Award

The purpose of the Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award is to recognize, promote, and support excellence in humanities programming in elementary and middle school libraries that serve children K-8.

Eligibility: K-8 school libraries or school library programs
Value: One award of $4,000
Deadline: February 28, 2007


Monday, January 08, 2007

Linking Your Classroom with Space

Touching the Future: Linking Your Classroom with Space and Classroom Simulation

Challenger Learning Center of Southeastern Connecticut In Partnership with LEARN is proud to offer this two day workshop about enhancing the understanding of, and the enthusiasm for, science, mathematics, and technology through innovative learning experiences! Click here to register online!