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SEPTEMBER, 1997

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Technology Connections
http://www.mcrel.org/resources/technology/
GRADE LEVEL: Professionals

A CONTENT:
This Web site has information on online resources for educators, administrators, and parents concerned with the implementation and use of technology in education.

B AESTHETICS:
This site uses text headers to separate section information and has no graphics.

B+ ORGANIZATION:
The different areas of the Web site are well marked and easy to locate. Each section is contained on its own page and uses jumps at the top that enable the user to locate information. Each page also has a navigation menu bar at the bottom.

REVIEW:
This Web site presents information in a straight-forward manner. The topics discussed here all concern the use of technology in education and cover a wide range of ideas about its implementation. The site has a section on child safety and the Internet that outlines Acceptable Use Policies (AUP's), filtering tools and parental guidance; a section on how technology affects education, which contains surveys, literature, reports and case studies that explore whether or not technology improves education; an area with hardware and software requirements that includes tools and reports for teachers; and a "how to get funding" section that has information on grant writing and strategies as well as resources for funding. This is a good place to keep up with the latest information on educational technology and a good place for those who are just starting to use technology in the classroom.