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For the month of February, 2002, the winners are...

School or Classroom Website:
Pocantico Hills School in Sleepy Hollow, New York is an exemplary website that demonstrates the potential of online technologies for enhancing literacy development. With the aid of their teachers, students in PreK through Grade 8 have constructed websites that reflect their responses to curriculum based projects in their classrooms. The homepage links you to many impressive student projects to inspire your own work with technology and literacy.

Literacy Website:
Enchanted Learning
is very kid friendly and is always updated with new information. It has an awesome online dictionary in five languages, incredible thematic "Zoom Units" and age-appropriate informative texts and graphics for kids from preschool age up to middle school. Great for struggling older readers as well. This is a must see for all classroom teachers.

Literacy Research:
Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA)

CIERA is dedicated to disseminating the most current research about early reading acquisition. This site includes archives on presentations at reading conferences as well as many other research articles and technical reports about CIERA's latest findings with regards to early reading achievement.

r*w*t junior is an I-magazine for young readers, writers and thinkers. This website is designed to serve busy teachers and students from grades three to twelve with practical ideas and activities. There's interactive support centers for teachers and parents, a comprehensive Teacher's Guide, Wednesday Writing Lessons, Research Rockets for students to explore to boost critical thinking skills and plenty of lesson plans and thought provoking resources for students to use as they develop their literacy skills. You can also visit the r*w*t Magazine, the new magazine from ECS Learning Systems.

Literacy and Technology Integration:
SCORE Cyberguides are supplementary, standards-based, web-delivered units of instruction centered on core works of literature. They are developed by teachers in California for students in all grade levels from K-12 and there's even a section for foreign language and evaluation. Most of the books are on booklists around the country and include both teacher guides and student activities.

Professional Development:
Pathways from North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL) synthesizes research, policy and best practices on isues critical to educators engaged in school improvement. MCREL has identified ten critical issues for current school improvement including Literacy and Technology in Education. Within these pages, you'll find an in-depth coverage of topics that can serve as discussion starters during faculty study groups or online resources for school inservice sessions that will meet the needs of both classroom teachers and school administrators.

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