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NewsWire Online

Welcome to NewsWire Online, SEIR*TEC's electronic newsletter!  It is one of several ways SEIR*TEC staff and partners communicate with our constituency.

English Language Learners and Technology 
Volume 7, Number 1 Adobe PDF Format  
What does the burgeoning growth in the ELL population mean for teachers? How can teachers meet the learning needs of these students? This issue of NewsWire provides some suggested technology-based solutions from the field for educating ELL students and preparing teachers. (Spring 2005)
Technology in Reading Instruction  
Volume 6, Number 1 Adobe PDF Format  
This new issue of NewsWire, Technology in Reading Instruction, focuses on roles in which technology can be used to help train teachers in effective practices and to improve reading instruction in the classroom. (Winter 2004)
Evaluating the Impact of Technology
Volume 5, Number 3 Adobe PDF Format  
In this issue find steps to help in evaluating technology programs, explore questions to guide the evaluation process in schools, read about how some states and districts are setting up guidelines for measuring project results, and discover additional tools and resources for evaluating technology projects. (Winter 2003)
Using Handheld Technologies in Schools
Volume 5, Number 2 Adobe PDF Format  
Originally marketed as a personal organizer for on-the-go business executives and ardent technophiles, personal digital assistants (PDAs) have evolved into handheld computing devices and have become one of the most ubiquitous electronic devices. Can these computing devices also be used to help fulfill the promise of educational computing? This issue of NewWire is devoted to exploring the possibilities of handheld computing in K-12 schools. (Fall 2002)
Collaborative Web Projects Abound
Volume 5, Number 1 Adobe PDF Format  
The Internet is rich in resources for the classroom, and one of the most beneficial resources for students is the collaborative Web project. Online projects range from very structured activities to full units of study correlated to state or local standards to those designed by the participants. (Spring 2002)
Virtual Courses: What Educators Need to Know  
Volume 4, Number 2 Adobe PDF Format  
What do educators need to know about online learning?  In this issue read an interview with an educator who has been involved with a virtual school now in it's fifth year.  Also, read articles on the benefits and challenges of online learning for young and adult learners, and policy issues educators should consider before planning online learning programs.  You will also find a listing of resources for learning online. (Winter 2001)
Resources for Teaching and Learning with Technology 
Volume 4, Number 1 Adobe PDF Format
In this issue SEIR*TEC offers an array of resources to help you with the effective use of technology in teaching and learning.  You will find tools and resources to help with technology planning, assessment, and evaluation, as well as with professional development planning.  Also, read about what the research tells us about the impact of technology on teaching and learning, and see how some schools have implemented exemplary and promising educational technology programs. (Spring 2001)
Educational Technology: Are Administrators Ready for It?
Volume 3, Number 1 Adobe PDF Format
This issue focuses on leadership and the responsibility that administrators have in supporting successful teaching and learning with technology.  In this issue read an executive summary of survey findings on school administrators' readiness for educational technology.  Also read about the different approaches three states have taken to address technology leadership. (Spring 2000)
What Makes a Technology Program Exemplary or Promising?
Volume 2, Number 3 Adobe PDF Format
What Makes a Technology Program Exemplary or Promising?  Read about the US Department of Education's new program to identify exemplary and promising practices of teaching and learning supported by technology.  Also read about 13 schools and districts in the SEIR*TEC region featured at the USED's National Conference on Educational Technology, and about promising practices in Teacher Education. (Fall 1999)
Professional Development in Technology Integration
Volume 2, Number 2 Adobe PDF Format
In this issue read about the SEIR*TEC Academy model of Professional Development for technology integration. (Spring 1999)
Vision: The Cornerstone of Your Educational Technology Plan
Volume 2, Number 1 Adobe PDF Format
Beginning with this release, SEIR*TEC will focus each issue of its newsletter on a current theme affecting today's educators.  In this issue SEIR*TEC explores the importance of vision in developing a technology plan. (Fall 1998)
Intensive Site Project on Curricular Integration
Volume 1, Number 2 Adobe PDF Format
Read about the SEIR*TEC Intensive Site Project designed to support the integration of electronic technologies in the curriculum of selected schools throughout the region. (Fall 1997)
A National Network of Regional Technology in Education Consortia
Volume 1, Number 1 Adobe PDF Format
This first issue of the SEIR*TEC newsletter announces the new national network of Regional Technology in Education Consortia (RTEC).  Other contents include a message from the director of the Southeast and Island regional RTEC, a book review, and a directory of SEIR*TEC advisory committee members. (Spring 1997)

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