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School Case Studies


During the 1992-93 and 1993-94 school years the SRI research team visited nine sites attempting to use technology in ways that support their overall education reform agenda.


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Frank Paul Elementary School
1300 Rider Avenue
Salinas, CA 93905
Contact: Jackie Munoz
T: (408) 753-5740
F: (408) 753-5268

Technology use within an elementary school serving students who are predominantly Latino, including many children of migrant workers. Introduction of technology initiated by teacher team working on curriculum and instruction issues as part of the school's active effort to restructure itself.


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Hawthorne Elementary School
1700 28th Street
Oakland, CA 94601
Contact: Jill Krause
T: (510) 533-8362
F: (510) 533-8205

This inner-city elementary school uses 176 computers in classroom project activities. Some Hawthorne classrooms use Computer-Supported Intentional Learning Environments (CSILE), which combines networking, hypertext databases, and support for cooperative learning. Hawthorne also has a Galaxy Classroom site for video-supported curriculum delivered through satellite dish.


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Los Angeles Open Charter School
6085 Airdrome Street
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Contact: Dolores Patton or B. J. Allen-Conn
T: (213) 937-6249
F: (213) 937-2884
E-mail: X0765.applelink

Shows an infusion of high level of technology and implementation support into an alternative school environment. Team-taught classes and interdisciplinary long-term projects characterize this charter school. Classrooms feature one computer for every two students and teachers who have had support for developing a high level of comfort and skill with technology.


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Northbrook Middle School
3030 Rosefield
Houston, TX 77080
Contact: Susan Wolf, Patsy Lanclos or Tim Edwards
T: (713) 329-6510
F: (713) 329-6537
E-mail: swolf@tenet.edu or planclos@tenet.edu

Houston, TX. Reopened 3 years ago as model restructured school serving a student body that is predominantly low-income Hispanic. Model school for demonstrating what can be done with high level of connectivity and the Texas Education Network (TENET).


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Ralph Bunche Computer Mini-School
425 W. 123rd Street
New York, NY 10027
Contact: Paul Reese
T: (212) 865-4351
F: (212) 865-4351
E-mail: preese@ralphbunche.rbs.edu

High level of involvement with wide-area network technology; the Internet can be accessed from any of the mini-school's 70 networked computers. Mini-school for grade 4-6 serves students from low-income homes. Mini-school provides a model of how a computer lab can be used flexibly and intensively as a resource for students working on assignments for regular classes.


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Saturn School of Tomorrow
65 E. Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55101
Contact: Gloria Coltrain
T: (612) 290-8354
F: (612) 290-8357

Designed as "break the mold" school incorporating technology. Unusual student-centered program for grades 4-8 in which students are surveyed each term to determine courses that fit their interests and personal learning plans.


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ShareNet
Pan-Educational Institute
10922 Winner Road
Independence, MO 64052-0347
Contact: Joan Williams
T: (816) 461-0201
F: (816) 461-0210
E-mail: joanw@cyclops.pei.edu

Superintendent-governed, teacher-guided partnership of 54 school districts across 2 states participating in network activities.


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Skyline Elementary School
55 Christen Avenue
Daly City, CA 94015
Contact: Lyn Chan
T: (415) 878-0176
F: (415) 878-0176
E-mail: LCHAN0680@AOL.COM

California Model Technology School site for science. The teacher-developed TOPS (Technology Optimizes Performance in Science) model combines high levels of technology use with hands-on science activities.


West High School ACOT Project
ACOT Project
179 S. Powell Avenue
Columbus, OH 43204
Contact: Bob Howard
T: (614) 365-5952
F: (614) 365-6970
E-mail: K0114.applelink

School-within-a-school considered by many as the most successful of the Apple Classroom of Tomorrow (ACOT) sites. Students rotate among four ACOT classrooms, each with 36 computers. Now involved in training other teachers in how to use technology tools to support student learning.


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