From Now On
The Educational Technology Journal

 Vol 13|No 1|September|2003

Pedagogy Does Matter!

By Jamie McKenzie

McKenzie argues that artful teaching strategies offer the greatest promise of improved student performance - not equipment or scripted lessons.

Technology as Diversion

By Jamie McKenzie

Some technology integration lessons are diversionary according to McKenzie, who argues that classroom teachers now seek powerful ways to improve student reading, writing and reasoning. Forced to jump through NCLB hoops and cope with high stakes testing, teachers require something better than trivial pursuits and powerpointlessness.

An important new book from Australia with a focus on problem-based learning, questioning and literacies.

A Great Zine

One of the best educational sites and journals on the Web can be found at

Unlike too many other journals, this one has a clear focus on student learning and exploration. The subscription is free.

What is in this e-zine, from creative teacher to creative

1. Rediscovering the power of the individual teacher.
2. Living on the Future Edge - Windows on the Future.
3. The Journey to Prison - who goes and why!
4. Creating the 'Intelligent School'
5. Schools working together - the next challenge.
6. The Learning Community/Creative Country.

The September Cartoon

Laptop Wonders

Why would anyone put all their eggs in a single basket? .

FNO Press Launches Web Site Critical of NCLB

Concerned that NCLB puts too much emphasis on testing and not enough on capacity building and funding, FNO Press has launched a new journal, "No Child Left," and a Web site,, to urge repeal or drastic amendment of NCLB. You can subscribe for free to the monthly journal.

Credits: The photographs were shot by Jamie McKenzie.
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