http://ideas.aetn.org/ ArkansasIDEAS is Internet Delivered Education for Arkansas Schools provided by the Arkansas On-line Professional Development Initiative through a committed partnership of the Arkansas Educational Television Network and the Arkansas Department of Education. Licensed educators may log in to ArkansasIDEAS by clicking on the red apple to the left. New members must create a new account using your 10-digit State Teacher Identification Number (STIN). Please contact your local public school district to obtain your STIN. You can find professional development directly related to technology here as well as other areas for professional growth.
Educators in the State of Arkansas now have the ability to signup and track professional development events on-line using the escWorks® system! Signup for a free account today to start enjoying the benefits! escWorks® Shoebox Service The Shoebox service allows participants to maintain a history of the courses they have taken. There is a personal transcript feature that allows the user to track credits earned from other organizations. Support Services: Are you experiencing errors or having difficulties finding an event? Click here to use the on-line support tool to contact one of our representatives.
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Professional Resources for Educational Technology
The National Educational Technology Plan Published in 2010, this U.S. Department of Education federal policy statement outlines current trends and the future direction of technologies in educational settings.
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the use of information technology to aid in learning and teaching of K-12 students and teachers. There is also a link to the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) and opportunities for professional development.
The Arkansas Society for Technology in Education (ARKSTE) Educational organization for Arkansas' technology leaders. It provides a forum for technological innovation and the sharing of ideas, techniques, and tools to promote the effective use of educational technology in Arkansas schools.
Educational Technology Insight Educational Technology info, news and views for educators and technologists. This resource includes popular articles related to educational technology.
Tech and Learning Online educational technology magazine that includes news, professional development, and blogs.
The Journal The education technology news magazine for K-12 district leaders, IT personnel, and administrators.
Converge Magazine At Boise State, the Department of Educational Technology teaches the next generation of educators to embrace emerging technologies.
Edutopia Empowering and connecting teachers, administrators, and parents with innovative solutions and resources to better education.
AECT The mission of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology is to provide leadership in educational communications and technology by linking professionals holding a common interest in the use of educational technology and its application to the learning process.
Teaching Channel A video showcase -- on the Internet and TV -- of innovative and effective teaching practices in America's schools.