Recommended Reading List
Follow these links to helpful information on various aspects of using technology effectively in the classroom.
10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained
Brad Templeton explains the truth about some copyright issues you may have had concerns about.
Acceptable Use Policies
Find examples of acceptable use policies from many different sources.
A Brief Intro to Copyright
Brad Templeton provides an explanation of the basics of copyright to help educators understand the laws.
CEO Forum on Education and Technology
The Forum issues an annual assessment of the nation's progress toward integrating technology into American classrooms through the year 2000.
A collection of links to copyright information on a variety of technologies.
Cybercheats: Plagiarism and Cheating in the Internet EraEvaluating Information Found On The Internet
Steve Garwood has prepared a slide show to explain the challenges educators face along with ideas for combating plagiarism.Filtering Software
Basic criteria for evaluating all forms of information, as well as how to cite electronic information.Information and demonstration copies of popular filtering software programs to help protect students from inappropriate materials on the Internet.
Gayle's Tutorial on Fair Use in the TEAMS K-12 Digital Classroom
Here you will find a pretest which encourages dialogue among colleagues about copyright issues and a tutorial which should help make Fair Use a little clearer.
Internet Research: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Faculty workshop on detecting and preventing high-tech plagiarism as well as evaluating the Internet resources.
K-12 Web Publishing PoliciesKids Safety on the Internet
Pekin School District #108 provides a collection of links, resources and policies related to the ethical and legal issues in K-12 web publishing.
Questions and Answers to help kids protect themselves and handle emergencies.
Learning the Web
A tutorial that builds an understanding of Internet basics such as: how to use a web browser, buttons, bookmarks and more.
Learning More About the Web
Additional information on downloading information, saving files, text and images, copyright, graphics and filtering software.
This service assists educators in detecting academic dishonesty. It will search over 1.3 billion pages, analyzing student work for originality, then generating a comprehensive report in less than 12 hours for a price.
National Education Technology Standards for Students
The National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) Project is an International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) initiative.
Paper-writing Services: check these sources where students might get already-written papers:
The New Plagiarism: Seven Antidotes to Prevent Highway Robbery in an Electronic Age
Jamie McKenzie provides 7 strategies to help prevent students from completing research reports by cutting and pasting.
Reinventing Schools: The Technology is Now!
A publication discussing the role of technology in K-12 education.
Using the Internet As an Effective Teaching Tool
TechKnoQuest provides information from a course by Kevin Davies to give you ideas for incorporating the internet effectively in your classroom.
Tech-Learning for Educators
An online publishing center and forum for the K-12 community to read, write, and talk about educational technology.
Webquest 101 - Putting Discovery Into the Curriculum
A tutorial from Teacher's First that prepares teachers to create Webquests Internet activities for students. To find site, scroll to the chart near the bottom of the page to Technical Resources.
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