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Hi all -

An interesting new report has just been published by the CEO Forum. It
clearly and strongly aligns with the directions you have all been taking
relative to planning for your technology. In a nutshell it says " Its NOT
the technology... its the LEARNING that we need to focus on!"

There's a link in the message below.

Hope this helps.....

Bill Romond

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Subject: FW: Annotated; Communications-related Headlines for 6/28/2000



MORE PLANNING NEEDED FOR SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY
Issue: EdTech
The CEO Forum has released a report that warns that the new computer
hardware flooding into schools may go to waste unless educators take time to
develop clear plans for how the technology will be put to work for students.
"You have to set the educational goals first," said Anne Bryant, co-chair of
the CEO Forum and executive director of the National School Boards
Association. "I'm looking at the overall goals and objectives. It is a
combination of content, training and connectivity." Internet-enabled
computers should not be the goal, the report warns, educators should focus
the
use of technology on clear outcomes -- such as training students in the
skills they need to compete in an information-based economy. "Technology is
not a panacea and can only improve and increase learning when applied to
meet specific educational goals and objectives," the report says. "Schools
need to examine their educational goals and determine which ones will be
supported by digital content." [Find the report, The Power of Digital
Learning: Integrating Digital Content, at (http://www.ceoforum.org/)]
[SOURCE: CyberTimes, AUTHOR: Rebecca Weiner ([log in to unmask])]
(http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/00/06/cyber/education/28education.html)