which educational issues are best addressed by technology and which technologies make sense to your school.
The Department of Education’s Web site has a wealth of information on schools and technology, including grant opportunities such as the Technology Innovation Challenge Grants and a resource guide to federal funding for Technology In Education. You’ll also find links to state technology Web sites and examples of star schools around the country that have been successful in integrating schools and technology. There’s even a description of the e-rate program and tips on how to apply.
National Center for Technology Planning P.O. Box 5425 Mississippi State, MS 39762 601-325-7253 www.nctp.com
The center is a clearinghouse for the exchange of all types of information related to technology planning. Information may include school district technology plans as well as local and international government agencies and industries available for down-loading via a computer network; technology planning aids (checklists, brochures, sample planning forms, PR announcement forms. etc.); and/or electronic monographs on timely, selected topics. The center was created for those who need help or are seeking fresh ideas or solutions to problems encountered with planning.
Fostering the Use of Educational Technology; Elements of a National Strategy RAND Corp. 1700 Main St. P.O. Box 2138 Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138 310-393-0411 www.rand.org
A nonprofit agency that helps improve public policy through research and analysis. At this Web site, you’ll find an extensive report on the current use and effectiveness of educational technology. The report, published by Thomas K. Glennan and Arthur Melmed, is an in-depth study of the role technology will play in our children’s future. It also examines the federal government’s part in bringing students into the 21st century.
National Telecommunications & Information Administration U.S. Department of Commerce 1401 Constitution Ave. NW Room 4898 Washington, DC 20230 202-482-1840 www.ntia.doc.gov
Get valuable information on TIIAP grants and other initiatives. NTIA offers a variety of assistance to the public in the telecommunications arena. Forms of assistance include grants, training, information and research services that promote greater public participation in the development of telecommunications and information technology and services.