The School Board President Called: 

Can You Justify Technology Next Tuesday?


Karen Work Richardson

Middlesex County Public Schools


PowerPoint presentation and links to resources available at


Best Places to Begin:


Byrom, Elizabeth (SERVE). (DATE). Review of the Professional Literature on the Integration of Technology into Educational Programs.  [Online]. Available:


Kosakowski, J.  (1998).  The Benefits of Information Technology. ERIC Digest.  [Online]. Available:


McKenzie, J. (1992, September). Judging the success of new technologies.  From Now On, The Educational Technology Journal, 3 [Online].  Available:


 Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory. (1996).  The impact of technology. [Online]. Available:


Milken Exchange on Educational Technology. The impact of education technology on student achievement: What the most current research has to say. [Online]. Available:


North Central Regional Educational Laboratory. (1999). Critical Issue:  Using Technology to Improve Student Achievement [Online]. Available:


Best Bibliography:


North Central Regional Educational Laboratory. (2000).  A Bibliography of Research and Resources on Technology and Engaged Learning. [Online]. Available:


Best Statistics:


U.S. Department of Education. (2000, September). Teachers’ tools for the 21st century:  A report on teachers’ use of technology.  [Online]. Available:




Bracey, Bonnie. (1998, May). Teachers and technology. [Online]. Available:


Starr, Linda. (2000). And in this corner: The high-tech heretic! [Online]. Available:


Cuban, Larry. (1993, Winter). Computer meets classroom: Classroom wins. Teachers College Record 95, 185-210. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. EJ 478548)


Oppenheimer, Todd. (1997, July). The computer delusion. The Atlantic Monthly. [Online]. Available:


On Your Bookshelf:


Healy, Jane M. (1998). Failure to connect: How computers affect our children’s minds – and what we can do about it.  New York:  Simon and Schuster.


Learn and Live. (1997). California:  The George Lucas Educational Foundation.


Stoll, Clifford. (1995).  Silicon snake oil:  Second thoughts on the information superhighway. New York: Doubleday.

Stoll, Clifford. (1999).  High-tech heretic: Why computers don’t belong in the classroom and other reflections of a computer contrarian.  New York:  Doubleday.

Tate, Lori, editor. Curriculum Snapshots:  Picture Technology in Your Classroom. (1999). SEIR-TEC at AEL.