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Assistive Technology Benefits All Students
Technology tools designed to help students with physical disabilities or learning differences might benefit more students than we've traditionally assumed. In this Education World interview, Steve Timmer, creator of Premier Assistive Technology, explains how assistive technology tools can help all students succeed.

Technology Innovation and K-12 Education
Hewlett-Packard education technology expert George W. Warren reveals the latest technology tools and trends and discusses their possible applications in K-12 classrooms.

Technology Training, Assessment, and No Child Left Behind
Don Knezek, chief executive officer of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), discusses efforts to enhance and assess educators' technology skills.

Technology Integration, Assessment and No Child Left Behind
John Bailey, director of educational technology for the U.S. Department of Education, discusses in a teleconference how the federal No Child Left Behind Act can help schools and states use technology more extensively and efficiently.

Wire Side Chat: Stretch Break for Kids: Free Software Helps Prevent Computer-Related Injuries
Karen Jacobs is a clinical professor of occupational therapy at Boston University, a board-certified professional ergonomist, and a recognized expert in the fields of occupational therapy and ergonomics. In this Wire Side Chat, Dr. Jacobs discusses Stretch Break for Kids, a software program designed to help children avoid injuries associated with computer use, and offers tips for preventing repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) in kids. Stretch Break for Kids is free to K-12 students and schools.

Converge Highlights Technology Integration Successes
Converge magazine focuses on technology integration in schools, with articles about resources, approaches, and examples of successful integration programs. Publisher Marina Leight talked with Education World about the role of the magazine in technology integration.

What It Takes to Run a Homework Site
Thirteeen-year-old B. J. Pinchbeck is creator of BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper. He talks about what it's like to run a homework help site.

The Busy Educators Guide to the World Wide Web
Marjan Glavac is an educator and author of The Busy Educators Guide to the World Wide Web. Included: Glavacs picks for the best of the best *plus* management tips for using the Internet with your students!

And in This Corner ... The 'High-Tech Heretic'!
Clifford Stoll is author of High-Tech Heretic: Why Computers Don't Belong in the Classroom and Other Reflections by a Computer Contrarian. Stoll shares his controversial thoughts about computers in the classroom.

Is Technology Just for Boys?
Sherry Turkle is one of the co-chairs of the American Association of University Women's 15-member Commission on Technology, Gender, and Teacher Education. She shares her thoughts on issues arising from the commission's recent report.

Meet Bernie Dodge -- the Frank Lloyd Wright of Learning Environments!
Bernie Dodge is the originator of the WebQuest concept. Why were WebQuests developed? Why should teachers use them?

Larry Magid: Keeping Kids Safe On-Line
Larry Magid is a leading expert on keeping kids safe on-line and founder of the Online Safety Project. What does Magid have to say about the tragedy in Littleton, Colorado, and the resulting call to take away students' Internet access?

Kathy Schrock: An Educator's Best Friend!
Technology guru Kathy Schrock explores the Net to find the best sites for educators. Shrock talks about how she got started, and about the books and the Web site that she has created to help teachers work the Internet into their lessons.


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