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Tale of 2 computer labs
Produced by: Richard Paul
This program takes a look at the digital divide between two schools, Herndon High School in wealthy Fairfax County, Virginia which has 800 computers, and the Cesar Chavez Public Charter High School for Public Policy in the District of Columbia which has only 42 computers for the entire school. Based solely on these numbers, one might wonder if Herndon High School offers more opportunities for its students, but can computers alone give students a successful education? Producer Richard Paul discovers how these schools use this technology to aid their classrooms.

Program Credits

The Tale of Two Computer Labs was produced by Richard Paul. Special thanks to Jane Strauss, Jan Leslie, and the Cesar Chavez Public Charter High School for Public Policy. This show is part of our series on Technology in Education, produced with support from the US Department of Education.

Resources

Links:
Computers for Schools
A nationwide, non-profit organization, accepting and refurbishing donated computer equipment and placing it into schools.

Online Computer Education
An educational site intended for the home user of personal computers. The site teaches some basic points about how to use personal computers and how the Windows operating systems work.

Books:
E-Learning Companion: A Student's Guide to Online Success
by: Ryan Watkins, Michael Corry 2004
E-Learning is armed with the strategies and techniques students need to master learning online.

Computers in the Classroom: How Teachers and Students are Using Technology to Transfrom Learning
by: Andrea R. Gooden 1996
Computers in the Classroom tells the stories of six schools that are using computers to revitalize teaching and learning in the classroom.

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics
by: Michael Miller 2005
This introduction to using a computer is aimed at beginners who want to learn how to use their system, from setting it up, to using Windows.

Teachers Discovering Computers
by: Gary B. Shelly, Thomas J. Cashman, Randolph E. Gunter, Glenda A. Gunter 2005
An exciting and dynamic introductory computer course for teachers.

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