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NCTE Framework

The NCTE Framework is set up to have students look at ideas differently, cooperatively and through different view of technology and even present the information found. Through this method, students will investigate information and present it in their own way. The sources compiled below have different ways to research material and present it in their own way.  


Type to Speech Assistant.

For adaptive learning.

  • Do students articulate thoughts and ideas so that others can understand and act on them?

  • Do students choose tools to share information that match their need and audience?

  • Do students use tools to communicate original perspectives and to make new thinking visible?

By using the tool, From Text To Speech, students are able to present their own material without using their voice. Students who do not have the ability to, or have social anxiety, can use this tool to present their information understandably, clearly and make their thoughts visible to their audience. This tool allows the download of what is typed into the text-box as a speech file in .mp3 format. By using .mp3 format, students can import their material into a document to be clicked and read aloud, start on the turn of a Power Point page, or over a video as a voice over.

From Text to Speech


Allowing students to publish their work and ideas as a team, or by them selves.

Story Jumper is a program that enables students to share their work while working together with other students. Students can work on their projects in a classroom or outside of the school as the technology is available on most internet browsers. By using images and text, students convey their idea clearly and concisely to a wide audience. Books can be purchased as published material for reinforcement of material or creating a class set of information based on a topic that was worked on in class as a hard copy medium.

  • Do students communicate information and ideas in a variety of forms and for various purposes?

  • Do students share and publish their work in a variety of ways?

  • Do students gain new understandings by being part of a group or team?

Story Jumper

How to use Jing as instructional tool.

  • Do students use technology as a tool for communication, research, and creation of new works?

  • Do students take risks and try new things with tools available to them?

  • Do students consciously make connections between their work and that of the greater community?

Jing is a tool that uses screen-cast to mimic screen movements of students with their voice recording in the background. This allows students to create tutorials of their work for instruction for other students and to prove proficiency of their work. It allows students to use its varies tools to share their work. These tools include: Screenshots, screen recordings, sharing videos via links, embedding video in websites and downloading the work to a computer or common drive for sharing or submission of work. Thus, students can make connections to their work by explaining how the tool works, or how something they wish to show works as an explanation.


World Digital Library.

For use as research and comparisons to other world cultures.

  • Do students critically analyze a variety of information from a variety of sources?

  • Do students synthesize information from a variety of sources?

  • Do students evaluate and use digital tools and resources that match the work they are doing?

The World Digital Library is a website that has digital material from 193 different countries. This allows students to parse through different cultures by searching for key words, or by using their timelines. The website also shows which countries the material is from while showing other countries. By searching for a key word, the user can see what it is used as in different cultures around the world and how it is viewed around the world. The dates this website holds information from is from 8,000 BCE to the year 2000 and is up-kept with the support of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

World Digital Library

Internet Archive. has compiled media from various forms of knowledge online.

  • Do students find relevant and reliable sources that meet their needs?

  • Do students strive to see limitations and overlaps between multiple streams of information?

  • Range and depth of information readily accessible to students;

The Internet Archive, is a website dedicated to keeping media available to users online today with resources that date back decades. Students can look back and watch old concerts, listen to original recordings of musicians, read documents, parse through images of the past, present and would be future, and of course play old video games that are educational and sometimes just playing fun for an exercise in class. It is a diverse website that allows students to use programs, websites and its wealth of knowledge to look up information pertaining to the topic they are looking up. All media is well documented and is a non-profit organization striving to compile to depths of the internet and world knowledge into it’s archives with more then: 279 billion web pages, 11 million books and texts, 4 million audio recordings (including 160,000 live concerts), 3 million videos (including 1 million Television News programs), 1 million images, 100,000 software programs. It is a treasure trove of information for a student looking up information for an assignment, or for fun.

  • Do students share information in ways that consider all sources?

  • Do students, independently and collaboratively, solve problems as they arise in their work?

  • Do students use technology as a tool for communication, research, and creation of new works?

Internet Archive

Computer History Museum:

Looking back at how technology was created, used and where it came from to what it is now.

Using the website, students can look through their library of resources pertaining to computer technology, were it came from and where the pioneers of the past thought technology would bring us. This is a physical location that a student, class, or school can visit in California for further hands on exploration.  It shows information though documents, old media and programs. Students can also search through their archive of information to learn more about who created the computers and what they lead to as inventions today.

Computer History Museum

Charles Lynch [ Instructional Technology ]

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