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Many of you, like myself,  are tired of trying to find technology education projects for use in your classrooms.  The next two columns are devoted to searching out technology education Web sites.  The schools listed below have created Web pages containing their technology education projects and favorite links to specific resources - some even include lesson plans for your use.  They've done the work for you.  It's a great place to check out to get a jump start on your technology education program for the 1999-00 school year!

Christiansburg Elementary School
http://www.mcps.org/ces/

Christiansburg Elementary School welcomes you to "The Best  School Site in Virginia".  Visit  "TechnoProjects"  where you design zoo habitats or aquarium environments, and publish your research on the "Endangered Species" pages.  Explore "Wildlife" where you learn how to attract wildlife to your school with "WildlifeMappping" and "Gardening" projects.    If you just want to browse the Internet, check out the "Electronic Library".   You'll also find more than 100 activities to use with your K-5 students  under Teacher Resources  - "UNITES" and "Connections" projects.  There are more than 800 award-winning Web pages on this site.
Burris Laboratory School Technology
http://www.cs.bsu.edu/homepages/kirkwood/CCIndex.htm
At Burris Laboratory School Technology, Grades 4 and 5 were engaged in a Community Planning project.   Children decided to undertake a socially-oriented transportation technology activity.  Check out this fascinating site!
Bellingham Public Schools
http://www.bham.wednet.edu/default.htm
Includes tips for developing school Web pages using Front Page editor.   View the projects that have been created by the staff at Loogootee West Elementary. See how they are integrating the Internet into their class curriculum by using projects such as "100th Day Activities", "Butterflies and Moths", "China", "E-Mail Around the World", "Endangered Animals A-Z, Hatching Emus", "Hedgehog", "Monster Project", "Months of the Year", "North American Scavenger Hunt", "Rock Hounds",  and lots more!  I found some great links just from the "Rock Hounds" page.
Shoal Creek Elementary School
http://www.rockdale.k12.ga.us/sce/default.htm
Conyers school directory provides information about the PTA, school facilities, and technology education .  For example, Conyers K-5 school hosts a daily TV show called Shark Watch and offers viewings of student  Frog Movies.  Read about the school activities and calendar, scan student Web pages, and much more!
Anna Jarvis Elementary School
http://www.wvonline.com/annajarvis/
At Anna Jarvis Elementary School you can help build a playground. Learn also about the history, technology education, projects, and parent involvement, and view photos.   For example, the RESA VII  project "Tied to the Land" is an innovative project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.