K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

Evaluating multimedia presentations
A PowerPoint presentation is just another form of communication, and the same rules apply to multimedia that apply to writing or verbal communication. This article offers guidelines for using and assigning multimedia presentations in the classroom and includes a rubric based on the Five Features of Effective Writing.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Improving your technology utilization
A quick review can help you determine whether your school is making the most of its technology budget.
Format: article
By Chris Hitch.
Writing workshops with Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word's reviewing functions enhance communication as students revise drafts of their writing projects.
Format: article
By David Ansbacher.

Resources on the web

Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Professional resources providing leadership in educational communications and educational technology and its application to the learning process. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Classroom Learning 2.0
This site provides a tutorial designed to help familiarize educators with various Internet tools. In the tutorial, there are 23 “Things” to complete, with each Thing showing you one more web tool. Each week of the tutorial begins with a brief explanation... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: California School Library Association
Consortium for School Networking
This organization is dedicated to helping teachers integrate technology into their classroom and curriculum. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Educational Uses for Digital Storytelling
This site provides detailed information about the use of digital storytelling to engage students in learning through listening to and creating digital stories. The quality resources, instructions, and other information on this site are impressive and extremely... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: University of Houston System
IMPACT: Guidelines for School Library Media and Instructional Technology Programs
A research-driven media and technology program schools may use to ensure that students, their parents, and their teachers will have the skills necessary to enter the 21st Century world of work and civic responsibility. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NC DPI Instructional Technology Division
North Carolina State University provides this electronic journal "dedicated to research and practice of computer technology in middle school classrooms." (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: North Carolina State Univerity
Provides computer and internet related courses to take on your own time and schedule. (Learn more)
Format: website/general