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The Education Enhancement Committee works closely with administrators of those educational programs and institutions that provide a focus on technology education ... as well as technology in education.

Aside from public schools at the K-12 level, this outreach would include qualifying home schools, private schools, religious schools, and institutes of higher learning such as junior colleges, community colleges, and universities. Through the NSTA Speakers Bureau, the Education Enhancement Committee makes available professionals, space scientists, astronauts and corporate leaders of top technology companies to student assemblies.

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The Digital Generation

"Although a staggering 97 percent of young people play games, and more than 50 percent tend to their profiles on MySpace and Facebook, the DGers (Digital Generation) also actually generate stuff: They build Web sites. They make movies, music, games, and works of art. And they do most of this work at home. Three out of four American kids surf the Web from home rather than school. Small wonder that some educators rarely recognize, let alone honor, their students' technological talent. The kids' voices, pronounced and distinct online, fall on deaf ears in schools." Read more.

 Connected Kids ... a Global Generation!
As "X-Y-Z Generations" come of age in school together (K-College/Trade School), we now have a full generation population that has never experienced a disconnected life culture. The Internet/World Wide Web and all the peripheral spin-offs (Bluetooth, WiFi, WiMax, etc.) have covered the entire youth culture from its very beginning. Project Tomorrow, through its annual national survey known as "Speak Up," asked students in grades 6-12 in its 2009 survey, "For what purposes do you use web-based tools outside school?"  THE Journal, August 2010

Survey: "Districts should focus on bringing technology to class"
The 21st Century Classroom Report, produced by CDW, a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government and education, notes that "High school students say technology is vital to their education and their future, but schools are not meeting their needs." Eighty-four percent of high school students surveyed noted that technology is "vital" to their future, while 43% say that their schools are not adequately preparing them for that future. More facts and stats at News.

HIGH TECH HIGH blazes new trails in education
[STN]-Students at High Tech High in San Diego County, California, are not "necessarily" training to be computer engineers or programmers -- although they can if they want. Instead, they use advancing technology resources and tools to "research, produce, and present across disciplines," says co-founder/CEO Larry Rosenstock. "The single institution in our society that affords the greatest opportunity to rise above economic and social disadvantage is education," he said in the October issue of the Journal. "And it's probably the least-changed institution in our society." Founded in 2000, HTH now boasts 9 schools, around 3500 students and 350 employees, and the bragging rights to 100% of their graduates being accepted in colleges (80% in four-year institutions).



QR Codes in the Classroom

Wyoming science teacher London Jenks not only allows mobile technologies in his classroom, but he's also learned how to maximize them as educational tools, tapping the devices for assessments, research, and even student scavenger hunts using QR codes. ~ THE Journal


The Global Classroom - Online

KHAN ACADEMY may prove to be "The Future of Education." One man's idea and dream takes him from his clothes closet to a global classroom ... from only one student (a niece) to over 4 million a month -- in only two years! He now has the attention of the world from humble beginnings. ~ CBS 60 Minutes 03.11.12



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Edutopia magazine
New Horizons for Learning
N. Central Regional Labs
Int’l Soc. For Tech. in Edu.
Tech in Edu. Res.Ctr.
Ofc of Educational Tech.
Tech & Learning
THE Journal
Journal of Tech. Edu.

Tech. in Edu.-Colorado

JHU Ctr. for Tech Edu.

Project Tomorrow

Oracle Education Found.

CITEd Ctr. for Tech. Edu.
Visions Tech. in Edu.

MagPortal (current articles)


Technology in Education: Looking Toward 2020 – by Raymond S. Nickerson, Philip P. Zodhiates

Technology in Education: A Twenty Year Retrospective – by D Lamont Johnson, Cleborne D. Maddux  

Type II Uses of Technology in Education – by Cleborne D. Maddux, Dee LaMont Johnson



  • Lesley University
  • Walden University
  • Dell Connected Classroom
  • SITE-Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education

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"The notion that technology is abundant in schools is pervasive. The reality is, most teachers are not able to summon a PC for every student for research and online tutorials, or look online at their convenience for the best textbooks, projects, and approaches ... kids need technological literacy."
~ Geoffrey Fletcher, the Journal

"Our teachers want to be able to do more with technology, and students need to graduate feeling like they were prepared to use that technology."
~ Jim Manikas, technology director for The Webb School of Knoxville (TN), a 1,050-student private school.