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Observation Protocol for Technology Integration in the Classroom (OPTIC)

This protocol is designed primarily for school principals, mentors or others to use when assessing the types and degree of technology integration occurring in classrooms and schools.


Need a good introduction to project-based learning and models of technology integration? Explore strategies for technology-enhanced learning, using multimedia resources that take you into classrooms that work-using the tools of technology.

Early Connections

Learn what technology can — and can't — do in the education of young children. Early Connections provides research-based information and resources for those who work with children ages eight and younger.

Open Options

Making Decisions about Open Source Software for K-12. What is open source software and what advantages does it afford educators? Can it save money? Close digital divides? Support effective learning communities? These questions and many more are addressed.

Indian Reading Series

Stories and Legends from the Northwest - Now Online

Digital Bridges

Are you planning to use Internet technology or Interactive Videoconferencing (IVC) to communicate, collaborate, or instruct? Digital Bridges is a project that answers some of the common questions about the use of Internet and IVC technology for K-12 teaching and learning over distance. Resources include two videotapes and a web site about the use of IVC.

Closing the equity gap in technology access and use: A practical guide for K-12 Educators

This report synthesizes the literature on equity in computer use and other educational technology.

Access & Opportunity

Policy Options for Interactive Video in K-12 Education

NETC Circuit

The NETC Circuit is the newsletter of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory's Northwest Educational Technology Consortium. It is is published to highlight topical issues and to provide a forum for dialogue about the use of technology to improve teaching and learning.

Guide to Networking for K-12 Schools

The intent of A Guide to Networking for K-12 Schools is to provide basic networking information and planning assistance for technology coordinators and others involved in building networks for K-12 schools.

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