ISSN 1076-027X / Volume 2, Number 6 / June 1, 1995 / Page 1
- SPECIAL ISSUE
The Electronic Schoolhouse: Thinking
about Computer Technology in Education
- Editor's Page
The Kids Who Would Be King:
Electronic Publishing, Self-Esteem,
and the Rocky Road to Expertise
Andy Carvin, EdWeb's webmaster, illuminates the changing role of
the sage in society, and
hints that today's students may be tomorrow's next generation of experts.
The Cutting Edge: News in Brief
Chief Correspondent Chris Lapham rounds up some news tidbits of interest to
those on the education front:
David Rothman's plan for TeleRead, a digital library project; and
Professor Peter Owen's International
Student Newswire service.
Special Issue Features
The Information Highway: Littered with Roadkill?
Barrett Mosbacker asks what happens to moral,
cultural, and functional literacy when educators focus on computers
in the classroom.
Beyond the Hype: Planning for Computers in the Classroom
While some schools are committed to integrating computer-mediated
communication technology in the classroom, Arden Rauch outlines a two-part
strategy for developing implementation plans that so many schools are
What's a (Teacher, Parent, Administrator) to Do?
How should educators react when confronted in the classroom with the Internet's
seamier side -- the online adult bookstore phenomenon? Steve Stratford offers
a thoughtful approach that lets cool heads prevail.
Educators will need to adapt to the rapidly changing technological
environment where a single computer will be used to edit full-motion
video -- replacing entire studio complexes. Ed Andros offers his views on
how both students and teachers can prepare for this future.
A Starting Point for Educators on the Internet
For educators looking for a reference to
educational resources on the Internet, Jill Ellsworth's
Education on the Internet,
reviewed by Amelia Deloach, provides a basic starting point.
From the Nets
"Don't Tease the Orangutans": A Sampler of Fun and Educational Web Sites by Kirsten Cooke
The Last Link
Change and the Public Forum: A Student's Perspective on Online Sexism
In exploring sexism in online forums, Camille Shandor
argues that the actions that women are taking to counter gender bias are
tepid at best.
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