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An Adventist Curriculum Needs Assessment - A Global Survey of Secondary School Teachers Grade 9-LifelongA 2005 survey of 837 Seventh-day Adventist high school or secondary teachers in 12 world divisions researched the following questions:
1. How do Adventist secondary teachers perceive the philosophy of integrating faith in learning? How, if at all, are...
Association for Educational Communications and Technology Tertiary-LifelongAECT provides leadership in educational communication and technology by linking professionals involved with information technology in education. The journal, TechTrends, covers current issues and applications of technology in education.
Atomic Learning Kindergarten-TertiaryAtomic Learning provides software training using thousands of short tutorials on dozens of applications. This program is designed to answer common questions teachers, students and anyone else may have when learning software. Subscription required. Free trial account available.
AU Leadership and Educational Administration Tertiary-LifelongThe Andrews University Educational Administration Department offers an innovative and creative way to meet your certification requirements online. Courses include: Principles of Educational Supervision, Human Resources Administration, Technology for Leaders,...
Bible Learning Through Bible Teaching - Multimedia as a Tool for Witnessing Grade 9-Grade 12This article from the technology issue of JAE explains how a pastor's Bible students presented a Revelation Seminar by creating their own programs using Power Point. The students created then presented the studies to others.
Build It Yourself Grade 1-Grade 8Get your kids excited about building through Build-It-Yourself robotics and other projects. The Build-It-Yourself robotics program appeals to a broad range of kids because it applies technology to a broad range of kids' interests.
Characteristics of a Quality Education Website Kindergarten-LifelongWhat should teachers look for in selecting a good educational website? Teachers should consider key factors such as audience, language, and visual display. Bruce Wentzell also suggests using the four 'A's' of website design to judge any site: accessibility,...
Communication Technology in Finishing God's Work Kindergarten-LifelongThis article from the JAE special technology and education issue posits that the training of Adventist youth for the future must include an awareness of the impact of technology and how and where their skills can be used to finish God's work.
Computer: High School Supplement SSD Grade 7-Grade 12Adventist teachers' handbooks for integrating faith and values: these are practical guides with a variety of approaches to teaching key values, illustrations and examples.
CORD: Technology Resources Grade 6-TertiaryCORD provides technology resources, internet and printed, that focus on projects and programs that prepare students for the technological workplace of the future.
Critical Issue: Using Technology to Improve Student Achievement Kindergarten-Grade 12An excellent article that includes goals, action options, pitfalls, different viewpoints and case studies.
Does Your Technology Curriculum Surpass the Basic Microsoft Suite Functions? Grade 9-Grade 12Are teachers doing enough to motivate students in technology courses? Tim Buttler writes about what excites students in technology and encourages teachers to go beyond the basic applications to include advanced PowerPoint projects, Hyper-linking, using movies (.avi), adding sound files (.wav), PhotoShop, iMovie, and much more.
Education Week Kindergarten-Grade 12Education Week is a resource on K-12 education which has been rebuilt to make it easier to tap into the wide range of resources, from the latest news to an extensive database of state indicators to the top jobs for educators.
Education Week Teacher Magazine Kindergarten-Grade 12Targeted specifically at teacher-leaders, TEACHER offers a wealth of news and information, along with blogs and “Ask the Mentor” columns.
Educational Reform - A Learning Revolution Kindergarten-Grade 12Bryan Lee notes that changes in the modern world have far exceeded changes in the typical classroom. For schools to keep up with changing times, educators will need to rethink their conceptions of learning and relinquish some of the control and formalization...
Equity in Computer Classrooms Kindergarten-LifelongThis article from the technology issue of JAE shares research that shows girls and minority students often have limited access to computers and related technology. Boys are often given more specific feedback. There are many myths and negative attitudes which...
Erasing the Myths of Adventist Education Kindergarten-Grade 12A composite article written by superintendents within the Adventist Church in Canada addressing the church's commitment to educational excellence. The authors address and counter six myths of Adventist education in areas such as curriculum, academic standards,...
eThemes Kindergarten-Grade 12"eThemes is your source for content-rich, kid-safe online resources that will help enhance your teaching and save you time. eThemes provides free, fast access to over 2,500 collections of websites."
Factors that Influence the Desire to Become Teachers of Technology - An Australian Study Kindergarten-LifelongThis TEACH Journal article reports on researchers who collected data from 337 pre-service teachers enrolled in Technology Teacher Education Programs, in eight tertiary institutions. Strategies for promoting technology teaching and increasing TTEP student intake are proposed, based on the findings.
Four Norwegians Who Made a Difference Grade 6-Grade 8"In this unit, students will research the contributions of four well-known Norwegians: Amundsen, Grieg, Heyerdahl, and Eriksson. They will analyze their contributions to the world related to discovery and exploration, geography, and the arts. Students...
Free Microsoft Office Tutorials Grade 9-LifelongThese free online books and tutorials by Bernard Poole cover Microsoft Office versions 2003-2013. The second link connects directly to Microsoft for Office 2016 help.
Grolier Online Grade 2-LifelongGrolier Online is the most authoritative, age-appropriate research and learning resource on the Web today. With two learning environments, eight curriculum-aligned databases and over 500,000 links to academically-relevant articles, Web sites and periodicals,...
Helping the Church Think Tertiary-LifelongThe author explores opportunities and challenges facing Adventist higher education as it seeks to keep up with the demands of a changing world. He outlines examples of issues that cut across the disciplines and professions that demand the intersection of theory...
How Stuff Works Grade 5-LifelongHave you ever wondered how the engine in your car works or what makes your refrigerator cold? Find clear explanations in categories: Computers & Internet, Living & Entertainment, Engines & Automotive, Around the House, Electronics & Communications,...
How Things Work Kindergarten-Grade 12A special collection created by ipl2 with links to sites with information about how things (of all kinds) work. Note that this website project has been closed since 2008, so some links may not still work.
Industrial Arts Survey: Opinions, Status, Future Grade 9-Grade 12This article from the JAE special technology and education issue reports on a survey of industrial arts education in SDA academies in the U.S.
Inspired Talks by the Worlds Greatest Thinkers and Doers Grade 9-LifelongTED brings together people from three worlds (Technology, Entertainment, Design) and shares videos of their 18 minute presentations at each year's conference. Talks are related to themes in technology, entertainment, design, business, science, culture, arts,...
Instructional Strategies for Integrating Faith and Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12Taylor addresses how teachers can authentically integrate faith into the classroom learning experience of various academic disciplines. He also addresses the challenges of making the transition from theory to practice when seeking to create a Christian instructional...
It Couldn't Just Happen: Fascinating Facts About God's World Kindergarten-LifelongLawrence O. Richards presents fascinating facts about God's world that gives us thousands of pieces of evidence to believe that He created and sustains the universe. Written to help parents talk to their children about the role of God in creation, this book...
JAE Editorial: Exploring the Frontiers of Educational Technology Kindergarten-LifelongThis editorial from the special technology issue of JAE discusses how technology enhances communication in the classroom and other learning environments. Articles in this issue include:
JAE Editorial: Educated -- To What End? Tertiary-LifelongOmission of values education from the university curriculum has led to the fracturing of knowledge and unpreparedness to address the issues technology has presented. A worldview of a personal God and Creation-Redeemer is needed to challenge us to better living,...
JAE Editorial: Looking at A.D. 2000 Grade 5-LifelongThis JAE special issue on technology and education suggests that changes within American society, particulary in technology, must be addressed by Adventist schools. The Truth must be presented through technology in a skillful and artful way. Articles in this...
JAE Editorial: The Heart of the Institution Kindergarten-LifelongWhat does it mean for the library to be the heart of an institution? This JAE special issue on school libraries attempts to help educators and administrators gain new insights about the value of a vibrant library.
Articles in this issue include:
JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Grade 12This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Adventist Education Forum: The Teacher's Meeting Place; Schools Behind in Y2K Computer Affairs; Idea Book for Involving Parents...
JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-LifelongThis Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Students Worried about the Environment; Judge Upholds Graduation Test for Private School Students; Benefits of Small Schools;...
Journey to Excellence - Mission, Curriculum, and Collaboration Kindergarten-LifelongThe 2000-2005 Education Report from the North American Division (NAD) presented at the Adventist General Conference Session. The division and union education leadership are processing all policy, relationships, and curriculum development through the mission...
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators Kindergarten-LifelongKathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.
Let's Not Get Kindergarten-Grade 12Roland Pelletier shares the importance of employing a practical level of instruction in the technology learning process. This will be both beneficial and rewarding for the learner and the instructor.
Making Teachers More Effective Tertiary-LifelongEducation research seems to point to "more of the same" with respect to teacher and learner roles - more homework, more standardization, more testing. T. Nkungula suggests that the time has come to go beyond mere discipline driven objectives and...
Merlot Multimedia Resource for Online Teaching Tertiary-LifelongVisit this rich multimedia educational resource for learning and online teaching. MERLOT is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students in higher education.
Microsoft Lesson Plans Kindergarten-Grade 12"Find new ways to enhance student learning through technology. Click the links below to view free apps and tools, most with education applications.
Modems, Megabytes, and Multiple Intelligences Kindergarten-TertiaryThis article from the Multiple Intelligences issue of JAE explains how each of the intelligences can utilize the computer for learning. Includes general and specific computer software programs and how each can be used effectively for different learners.
NAD Business and Computer Education Curriculum Guide K-12 Kindergarten-Grade 12This guide will assist elementary and secondary teachers who teach computer applications and business subjects.
NAD K-12 Textbook Lists Grade 9-Grade 12Access the current textbook recommendations for Adventist elementary and secondary schools operating in the North American Division. Note that some unions have supplements for their schools.
NAD Minimum Computer Standards K-12 Kindergarten-Grade 12Review the minimum standards recommended for North American Adventist schools.
NAD Social Studies Curriculum Guide K-8 Kindergarten-Grade 8This 2005 40-page NAD curriculum guide includes the Adventist philosophy guiding Social Studies education, general goals, strands and essential learnings in history, civics and government, geography, economics, individuals, society and culture. Appendix A...
National Center for Technology Planning Kindergarten-Grade 12The National Center for Technology Planning (NCTP) is a clearinghouse for the exchange of many types of information related to technology planning.
Networking and Learning - AVLN Conference 2004 -3-LifelongMarilyn Eggers and Shirley Freed report on the 2004 AVLN Conference and share an overview of AVLN's mission and primary emphases.
Newton's Apple - 300 Video Clips to Answer Science Questions Grade 6-Grade 8Discover the fascinating science of the world around us with over 300 video clips. Topics include: Animal and Plants, Earth and Space, Health and Medicine, Chemistry and Food, Technology and Invention and Physics and Sports.
Out on a Lim Kindergarten-Grade 12Find resources for online teaching, technology column articles, and other teaching and learning resources from Janine Lim's personal webpage.
Partnering for Success With Information Literacy Kindergarten-LifelongEducators and students need to be information literate to effectively navigate today's information overload. How can classroom teachers and librarians equip students with these skills? The school librarian can help the teacher incorporate technology and multiple resources into the curriculum; teach course-related information skills; and promote a climate of cooperation.
PET 08-08: Panorama of Educational Thoughts Kindergarten-Grade 12Download Vaughn Jennings' August 2008 newsletter for Adventist teachers in North America. This edition features thoughts on 'guidance' and several links to free technology resources including a free program to turn one computer into two computer stations,...
PET 10-06: Panorama of Educational Thoughts Kindergarten-Grade 12Download Vaughn Jennings' Summer 2010 newsletter for Adventist teachers in North America. This edition features 6 links to Zoodles, a web browser for children; Sheppard educational game software; BookMooch, where you can swap books; Project Gutenberg; and...
Popular Mechanics Magazine Grade 7-LifelongPopular Mechanics magazine covers just about anything mechanical, from cars to appliances to airplanes. Known for its straightforward approach, this is a good magazine for practical information.
Postmodernism and New Age - The Subtle Connections Tertiary-LifelongThis article will deal with four questions - What is postmodernism? What is New Age spirituality? Is there a relationship between the two? What cautions should we take against these subtle dangers?
Profile 2001 - Results From the Eighth Biennial Survey of Adventist Educators Kindergarten-Grade 12This article shares what has been learned from prior Profile surveys and explains the process and findings of the 2001 survey. The following components of the Adventist educational system in North America were examined: purpose and reasons, plans and resources,...
Profile 3: Innovative Technology Kindergarten-LifelongMichigan schools are using technology in exceptional ways, from connecting with other classrooms across the globe to on-line evangelism. Featured in this segment are the Edith B. Garrett Elementary School and the Niles Seventh-day Adventist School.
Project Based Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12Beginning with an overview of project-based learning, this download includes the outline of a Grade 4 Social Studies technology-integrated unit on US geography, lists of webquest and smart board use links for science, social studies and math, and language...
Reaching the Reluctant Teacher Kindergarten-LifelongAn online article that outlines how to provide appropriate professional development to teachers who are reluctant to adopt new technology. This chapter argues that technology reluctants have special needs, interests and learning styles that must be addressed...
Revitalizing the Academy Library Grade 9-Grade 12This JAE article points to the rapidly changing ways we receive information, and states that the academy library must adapt to the new technology. There are four characteristics of the contemporary library: 1) Clear materials selection policy; 2) Good recent...
Riding the Waves of Technology Kindergarten-LifelongThe 1995-2000 Education Report from the Inter American Division (IAD) presented at the Adventist General Conference Session. The report discusses the advancements and progress made in the following areas: Acquiring Technology; Improving Methodology; Colleges...
School Technology Resources Grade 6--3School Technology Resources provides digital microscope camera, video, computer, child and student microscopes, including the Scope On A RopeTM line of hand-held proscopes. We have a range of tools for educators that creates excitement and love of leaning...
Science and Christian Belief Grade 11-LifelongScience & Christian Belief is a journal concerned with the interactions of science and religion, with particular reference to Christianity. The traffic of ideas between science and religion has been flowing for many centuries and shows no signs of diminishing....
Science and You: How the Space Program Has Affected Our Daily Lives Kindergarten-LifelongThis article from the JAE special science issue shows how science touches the lives of each one of us every day due to the space program and the development of satellites and related technology.
Sharing Christ Through Technology Kindergarten-LifelongMoving others closer to the image of God and making disciples of all nations are two goals technology can help Adventist educators accomplish. Excerpted from two morning worships given by Gordon Bietz, this article emphasizes the importance of not losing sight of the mission of sharing Christ. The complete devotional may be accessed at http://www.avln.org/jae/bietz403.htm.
Sharing Christ Through Technology Kindergarten-LifelongA report on the 2002 Adventist Virtual Learning Network (AVLN) Conference: Sharing Christ Through Technology.
Smithsonian Education Kindergarten-Grade 12Smithsonian Education is the central education web site for the Smithsonian Institute. Educators may access resources such as lesson plans, field trip options, professional development, an online resource library, and links to a variety of educational services such as the Smithsonian Research Center and Smithsonian Outreach Initiatives.
Society of Adventist Communicators - SAC Tertiary-LifelongJoin The Society of Adventist Communicators, an organization committed to networking Seventh-day Adventist communication professionals, primarily in North America, who work in the communication industry as writers, editors, videographers, web designers,...
Software Selection and Evaluation: Making Choices for Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12This article from the technology issue of JAE shares the criteria for selecting software for classroom use. In making such decisions, teachers should consider instructional goals, instructional strategies, software types, budget challenges, computer specifications,...
Startup.com - The Pilot for AE21 Distributed Education Kindergarten-Grade 12This article describes the background to and the launching of AE21 Small School Distance Learning Pilot, which provides Adventist students, regardless of geographic boundaries, access to Adventist education.
Student Information Systems Recommended for North American Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12NAD Education has approved three Student Information System (SIS) vendors: Small School Minder (SSM), InformationNOW, and Renweb. This page links to key information about these three and advisory tech support groups.
Taking Charge of Change Kindergarten-Grade 12This article from the technology issue of JAE discusses how Virgil Hauselt Memorial Christian School changed from an average junior academy to a model tech school in California.
Teaching an Internet Course in Higher Education Tertiary-LifelongThis article from the technology issue of JAE discusses the author's first experience teaching a college class entirely online. The author shares some of the pitfalls and drawbacks, as well as suggestions for success and student reactions to the course.
Teaching Ideas for Primary Teachers Kindergarten-Grade 8A useful collection of lesson worksheets, ideas and resources for teachers of primary age children ages 5 to 11.
Technological Horizons in Education (T.H.E.) Journal Tertiary--3Great technology information in a monthly online journal, plus links to the best educational resources, online supplements, subscription info, and links to T.H.E. Institute, their online professional development courses.
Technology - Not Just Computers Grade 9-LifelongBiotechnology involves the application of science and technology to living organisms. This article notes milestones in biotechnology of food and human health including how we care for computers and prevent laptops from crippling us.
Technology - Teacher Bulletin Volume 5 Kindergarten-Grade 12Technology is becoming more and more an integral teaching tool in the classroom. This section is full of annotated links for all subject areas, techy articles, webquests, and ideas for making technology work in your classroom.
Technology - Teacher Bulletin Volume 6 Kindergarten-Grade 8How can you help your students be safe on the Internet? Are there safe ways to chat online? Do you know what a strong password is? Would you like help in reducing spam and spyware?
Technology and General Education Tertiary--3Students must gain knowledge about the design and function of technological systems in order to understand technology and control it for everyone's benefit. Education needs to become more technologically relevant. As general education attempts to train students...
Technology and the Secondary Curriculum Grade 9-Grade 12This article from the JAE special technology and education issue examines how secondary teachers can help students become technologically literate by integrating technology into the subjects currently being taught. Suggestions for integrating technology into...
Technology and the Teacher/Parent Relationship Grade 1-Grade 12This CATnet article reviews web-based software called Ren-Web. This tool allows parents to view students' grades and assignments on-line using a unique user ID an password. Other features include online surveys for parents, academic records, accounting information,...
Technology Doesn't Byte: Painless Technology for Primary Grades Kindergarten-Grade 12This article from the technology issue of JAE discusses a teacher's initial reluctance at getting thrust into using technology, and how she learned to implement it in the primary grades. The article gives specific suggestions for all subject areas using basic...
Technology Education - A Vital Part of Faith and Living Grade 7-LifelongHouliston desires "to help educators in all fields of study understand more clearly the function and the importance of life training through technology education."
Technology for Elementary Students Kindergarten-Grade 8This article from the JAE special technology and education issue discusses the importance of technology education in elementary school.
Technology for Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12PLATO, a courseware curriculum library using CD-ROM technology, provides a curricular approach to computer-based learning and individualized instruction. Home Study International first launched PLATO in Adventist schools in 1994 in order to provide an academic...
Technology for the Job Market Kindergarten-Grade 12This article from the JAE special technology and education issue discusses how technology will change the job market. It examines job trends, the job market, and jobs in the future.
Technology in Parent - Teacher Conferences Kindergarten-Grade 12Keeping parents informed about their child's progress can be made easier using technology. Shared here are a variety of ways this can be done: sending email, printing to portable document formats (pdf), using electronic grade books, and creating and maintaining teacher web sites.
Technology Vocabulary List Kindergarten-Grade 12This list from the technology issue of Journal of Adventist Education gives definitions to common technology terminology.
Technology: Get Ready, It Won't Go Away! Kindergarten-Grade 12This article from the technology issue of JAE shows the many areas technology can be used in schools. Specifically, the article shares how the Pacific Union Conference uses technology in a lab school, school information systems, and distance learning.
The Franklin Institute - Resources for Science Learning Grade 1-Grade 12Learn about innovators in science, engineering, and technology from around the world, the history of science, and special exhibits in the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia's favorite science center. There are activities for teaching many science topics. The...
The Road to Utopia Kindergarten-Grade 12This article from the technology issue of JAE shares examples of getting started with technology in the classroom. It gives practical suggestions for internet learning, as well as specific software titles that could be helpful to teachers.
The World Almanac For Kids Kindergarten-Grade 8Child-friendly content from the annually published World Almanac for Kids available online. This almanac published annually since 1996 provides kids with the information they crave on thousands of subjects.
ThinkQuest Grade 1-Grade 12This site has retired but you can access the archive through this link. ThinkQuest Projects was an online community which integrated technology-based activities into the curriculum. ThinkQuest Library is a rich repository of 8,000+ educational websites.
This is Your Brain Online Kindergarten-Grade 12This CBS News online article explores how video games, multitasking, and blogging are shaping the GenTech brain.
Top Educator Sites Kindergarten-Grade 12Bruce Wentzell shares his favorite educational sites for teachers in 2004.
Using Technology in the Teaching of Religion, Part 1 Grade 8-Grade 12Don Sands shares how technology, electronic or digital products, can help students in religion classes seek God, and are for the needs of others. Recommended sites include Bible Gateway, Blue Letter Bible, Christian Classics Ethereal Library, and many more.
Using the Net to Create Thematic Units Kindergarten-Grade 12An informative overview of thematic instruction and planning. In addition to a definition, this web page offers ten key reasons to use thematic units, component parts of thematic units, a list of web resources, and a lesson plan design rubric.
Why Teach Technology? Grade 5-Grade 12This article from the JAE special technology and education issue explores how schools should relate to the technological revolution and integrate it into their curriculum. Curriculum changes are needed for technology to be integrated into courses. Examples...