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Technology, Culture, and Integrated Curriculum: An On-line Challenge

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International Society for Technology in Education Annual Meeting,


This paper focuses on one aspect of a Four Directions Challenge in Technology Grant that deals with the use of telecommunications to facilitate the generation of technology-enhanced, culturally-relevant curriculum. The grant supports the position that technology offers an opportunity for Native Americans to tell their stories in their own voices while participating in the global community. The 19 schools participating in this project access world resources via telecommunication systems and share with the world through the creation of virtual museums, multimedia productions, and curricula that reflect Native American interests, needs, values, and historical richness. Grant goals include: (1) restructuring curricula through building on local cultures and values; (2) collaborating across sites through on-site and on-line training and cooperative teaming; (3) creating networked virtual communities with Internet presence; (4) maintaining a network database of teaching, assessment, professional development, and student-created resources organized by Goals for American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and national standards; and (5) creating a research-based evaluation model. (DDR)


Allen, N., Garsow, K., Johnson, S., Martin, M., Montgomery, S. & Olson, H. (1997). Technology, Culture, and Integrated Curriculum: An On-line Challenge. Presented at International Society for Technology in Education Annual Meeting 1997. Retrieved February 17, 2020 from .

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