Technology Resources and Grants
by Alan Haskvitz
With the reduction in available technology funding this might be a good time to take a look at what is out there for free of for very little cost. For example, I found a little company that provides open source computers and servers that are used by many larger institutions and has US based customer service. The company was http://www.eracks.com, and I am sure there as others out there as well. The savings in software cost alone was significant and there wasn’t even any licensing costs.
Here is a list of resources that might be of value to educators and others:
Large link site that includes grants and lessons
General Technology links
More for knowledge techies.
The Association for Educational Communications and Technology is more for professionals interested in educational technology and its application to the learning process,
Ties magazine supports technology education and the integration of math, science and technology curriculum mainly in middle, junior and senior high schools.
Computer Using Educators
Really great conferences.
An active group that promotes hands on technology conferences.
Education with New Technologies is designed to help educators integrate new technologies. You need to register
Review of Staff Development topics and resources for technology
A Practical Guide to MultiMedia
An interesting site that provides a wide array of resources and current events.
Microsoft Educator site
Everything from best practices to help for parents
Useful Apple sites:
Macintosh resource with Software and hardware links and the Buyer’s
Guide make this potentially valuable.
Questions answered about problems with Macs
Latest information about Macs
Association of Macintosh Trainers
Federal Department of Education
Technology related articles
The Center for Democracy and Technology
A site about law and the future of the Internet and other new communications media
Technology software and other resources for special education
Large link site.
The International Forum of Educational Technology and Society
Technical Committee on Learning Technology
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) works to provide professional development, knowledge generation, advocacy, and leadership in the field.
Sites for information on technology funding and other help
Federal list of grants
A compilation of web pages and books of potential interest to nonprofit organizations seeking funding opportunities related to computer technology.
Find out what companies and individuals might be offering free technology help for your school.
Grants and other help from IBM
Directory of Technology Grants.
Virginia State Standards for technology
Practice tests for grades five and eight
National Cristina Foundation (NCF)
“Provides computer technology and solutions to give people with disabilities, students at risk and economically disadvantaged persons the opportunity, through training, to lead more independent and productive lives.”
Good models of teaching with technology
World Wide Web for teachers
4Teachers works to help you integrate technology into the classroom by offering online resources.
Acceptable use policy
A handbook and sample from Pennsylavina and Virginia.
White Papers on Technology Issues for Educators
456 Search Engines listed by Country
Teacher’s Guide to International Collaboration on the Internet
Listed by subject area.
Domain & Trademark issues for lawyers, consumers, and others