Publications and Resources

In keeping with our mission to develop and support activities that explore the use of technology in educational settings, the LTC has generated numerous publications, online resources, and software applications. Below is a selection which we hope will prove useful to the educational community.

Publications

Redefining Teacher Education for Digital Age Learners: A Call to Action

The summary report of the invitational summit “Redefining Teacher Education for Digital Age Learners” provides the recommendations of over 100 leading educational policymakers who gathered for the December 2009 summit in Austin, Texas.

Read the report (pdf).

Information and Communication Technologies in Teacher Education

This document provides resources to help teacher educators, administrators and policy-makers better apply new information and communication technologies to teacher education programs. It describes the essential conditions that must be met for successful technology integration and provides guidelines for the development of a strategic planning process.

Read the guide (pdf).

Virtual Museum Collaborations for Cultural Revitalization

This paper describes the creation of the Virtual Tour of the National Museum of the American Indian. Emerging from this experience is a Four Directions model for school-museum partnerships for virtual museum projects. The model considers such projects in the context of three overlapping concepts: culturally responsive education, cultural revitalization, and cultural collaboration. The Four Directions Project, funded by the U. S. Department of Education, has as it's goal the use of technology to support culturally responsible education for Native American Students.

Read the paper.

Resources

The Presidential Timeline

The Presidential Timeline website features an interactive timeline based on the administrations of American presidents. It contains digitized artifacts and primary historical resources, such as audio and video clips, photographs, and documents from the collections of the Presidential Libraries. The Presidential Timeline was created by the Learning Technology Center in partnership with the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation and the UT Austin Libraries UTOPIA Project and was funded by the National Endowment of the Humanities.

View the timeline.

KITE Technology Integration Case Library

A knowledge repository for teachers and teacher educators that enables learning through sharing, communal understanding through storytelling, continuous exchange and creation of new knowledge, and collective problem solving among K-12 schools and teacher education programs.

Browse the site.

Virtual Tour of the National Museum of the American Indian

This virtual tour of the National Museum of the American Indian exhibitions Creations Journey and All Roads Are Good is the result of a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution, the Four Directions project and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The tour was produced by students, teachers, community members and Four Directions personnel.

Take the virtual tour.

Last updated on May 21, 2013