Technology Impact in Education Month's website (formerly National Imagine a Technology Blackout Day) includes lesson plans, activities and supporting materials to help you and your students take a journey through time that examines the impact of technology in our schools. This is a month long discovery, sharing and celebration of the potential, both realized and envisioned, that educational technologies bring to the teaching and learning environment helping students achieve.

Modern technologies enhance teaching and learning with data driven decision making, curriculum management for individualized instruction, and online learning that helps close the achievement gap and help to build teacher quality and retention.

We hope that students, teachers and parents will realize the importance of technology today and its growing impact on students entering the 21st century workforce as well as the obvious possibilities if our nation develops a technology literate society. Technology Impact in Education Month can be a short exercise or a more comprehensive process of self exploration throughout the course of a few weeks or the entire month of January 2006. Prizes will be awarded randomly to participants who submit their results on or before January 31, 2006.

Beginning with a brief overview and technology timeline, your students should analyze the impact that innovation has had on their educational experience. Addressing state standards in social studies and language arts, Technology Impact in Education Month will also reinforce efficacy, innovation, traditional literacy and technology skills.

Participating in this important activity is FREE!


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