Eligible Products List (updated December 9, 2011) includes eligible (and those officially deemed ineligible) products (hardware, software, services. This list is frequently updated. Check the link on the Iowa School Microsoft Settlement website.
Iowa School Microsoft Settlement website maintained by claims administrator; includes product eligibility information, FAQ page.
Iowa Department of Education Microsoft Settlement website includes budget allocation for all eligible schools in Iowa by AEA; assurances, budget, draft of application form, key dates. Also includes slides from recent ICN presentations on the Microsoft Settlement process, including the evaluation component.
Interactive Whiteboards and Learning article published by SMART.
Integrating Technology into the Classroom Using Instructional Strategies based on the research from Classroom Instruction that Works (Marzano, Pickering, Pollack).
Putting the Pieces Together: Integrating Technology with Marzano's Instructional Strategies also based on Marzano's research.
Providing Professional Development for Effective Technology Use article from NCREL. In particular, read the section Components of Effective Professional Development for Technology Use. "Professional development for technology use should contain essential components that research has found to be important. These components include the following: a connection to student learning, hands-on technology use, variety of learning experiences, curriculum-specific applications, new roles for teachers, collegial learning, active participation of teachers, ongoing process, sufficient time, technical assistance and support, administrative support, adequate resources, continuous funding, and built-in evaluation."Teaching with Interactive Whiteboards article by Robert Marzano. (Nov 2009)
Microsoft Settlement Overview document by P. Ross.
Microsoft Initiative Three Tier Evaluation Model - Data Analysis Options
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