Wasn't quite sure where to put this one:
50 Excellent Open Courses on Teaching With Technology

In Schools of the Future, Students Learn Best by Doing, Vigorously and Digitally
The last paragraph says the school of the future "prompts, supports, and sustains student learning in traditional (as well as new) disciplines in more varied, intelligent, and effective ways." As we think of implementation, what are the "new" disciplines?


Computer Use and Writing Test:
How Paper Tests Underestimate the Performance of Computer-savvy Students
This series of studies examined the validity of scores yielded by written tests administered on paper to students accustomed to writing with a word processor. Through a series of experiments with students in upper elementary, middle and high school, the paper-based tests were consistently found to underestimate the performance of students accustomed to writing with computers. Several reports were released and can be downloaded from the Reports link (right).


so if this is true for writing, what about all of the other tests that we give online?

Interesting study comparing use of computers on a regular basis from a laptop cart (comparable to what we have now) to 1-1 in the classroom. Study examines 4th and 5th grade.
Reflective piece on looking at the TEACHER's behavior

Learning to Read in The Computer Age

"We believe computers can play an important role in literacy development, but considerable care must be taken to identify what that role is. Not all literacy software nor all strategies for using the computer to teach reading are valuable enough to consume limited time and technology resources."

This quote comes from the first chapter of an on-line book: Learning to Read in The Computer Age. The link takes you to the preface, but if you forward to the first chapter, the chapter opens with a couple of good case scenarios and asks some really good questions. I agree that we need to be careful about the instructional strategies we choose to use with technology...we need to make sure they are the best ones to use for the expected outcome.

Despite this initial caution, the article/book does support technology for the instruction of reading. If you scroll down the page to the What are Computers Really Good For? there are some great ideas thrown out there which will give you a glimpse of what the entire book (which is entirely online) is all about ...if only we had the time to read it all.

Best Practices of Technology Integration

Need ideas? This link has numerous lesson plans to get us started.

Kathy Schrock's Technology Infusion Lesson Links

This is a good place to start if looking for ideas for best practices.

Best Practices for Teaching and Learning with Technology

This is another multi-link site.

Integrating Technology into the Classroom using (Marzano's) Instructional Strategies

This is awesome! First, it gives a brief and clear description of each research and implementation strategy, then gives actual technology resources and examples to use for each one.

Classroom Instruction that Works

Similar to the link above, but adds more resources and ideas to each research and implementation strategy.

lrving School Link to video on project-based learning with 1:1