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Many Tableteers (Tablet PC users) are relatively new to one-to-one and online learning.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Education Office now hosts The Educational Software Preview Guide (ESPG) Consortium as an open access online searchable directory. In its 21st year, the guide offers software for preview and lists over 1,000 titles of favorably reviewed software for PreK-12 classroom use. Information indicated for each title includes platform, grade level, instructional mode, a brief description of each product, and publisher contact information. Fermi Lab also offers student and teacher resources and workshops. Teachers may apply for a scholarship to attend education programs and workshops.

Kairos is a refereed online journal exploring the intersections of rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy. Each issue presents varied perspectives on special topics.

Cyrus Farivar of Slate suggests that the $100 laptop is unlikely. What do you think?

Computers are not “just tools” for writing. Networked computers create a new kind of writing space that changes the writing process and the basic rhetorical dynamic between writers and readers. Hmm, I wonder if this view is practical or metaphysical?

Since 1999, PT3 grantees have worked to transform teacher education so that technology is integrated throughout teaching and learning. PT3 is a U.S. Office of Education Initiative, including Technology Infusion in Higher Education.

Education Station’s research-based programs are designed to achieve two primary objectives—improve student achievement and motivate learners. They use an online small-group instructional model is designed to eliminate student-specific skill gaps.

I still think of Vocabulary University: “The developers of this site understand implicitly that learning content rests in vocabulary and logic (as do standardized tests). They offer ways for learners to build vocabulary rapidly.”

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in [I]The Encyclopedia of Education [/I](1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for [I]TuxReports[/I].com.