#1 Equity: Is the Web Revolution increasing the gap between the "haves and have-nots?" Does the Web offer a "Level Playing Field" for all children? If not, how can this be rectified?
#2 Hyperbole: Is the Web Revolution a fad, or does it have significant long term implications for education?
#3 Practicality: How can a teacher create and use a web server as a stimulus to learning? Does it effect the process of learning? Are students more motivated when they publish on the Web?
#4 Effectivity: Does the Web provide a logical framework for inter-disciplinary projects?
#5 Technology: What are some new tools which are being developed to enhance the effectiveness of the Web? (If practical, Charlie Lindahl will set up a demonstration station for using a new plug-in Web tool, "Shepherd" which is designed to assist teachers in using the Web.)
#6 Stories: Tales from Web. Favorite anecdotes of students using the Net in unusual ways.
Because the panelists wish to engage the audience as well as discuss these issues, presentations will be largely informal. These six categories, however, will make up the main focus of the discussion.
Andy Carvin Corporation of Public Broadcasting Author of the WWW site EdWeb (http://k12.cnidr.org:90) Manager of the listserv WWWEDU (WWW in Education) Coordinator of the CPB K-12 Internet Testbed Project Charlie Lindahl Electrical Engineering Dept, University of Texas at Arlington Consultant for ARPA/DoDDS Projects Creator of "Shepherd," a WWW Teacher Tool Richard Perlman Pacific Bell Co-Chair, ISOC K-12 Committee Developer of Pacific Bell Internet and Knowledge Network Gateway Pat Ridge Technology Coordinator, Patch American High School, Stuttgart Coordinator of first K-12 Web Server in EuropeReturn to Listing of Proposals