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Intel Launches Free Online Curriculum & Resources

Intel Launches Free Online Curriculum And Resources For Teachers
Journey Inside Technology Literacy Course Now on The Web

Intel Corporation announced today that it has launched a number of new online resources for teachers who want to teach with technology. New features on the Web site,, include ‘The Journey Inside’ technology literacy course, a lesson plan database written by teachers, curricula for teaching about technology and information about Intel’s education programmes. “Whether they’re teaching a foreign language, history, maths, or how technology works, teachers worldwide can now get ideas and resources expressly designed to help them teach more effectively with technology,” said Scott Gilmour, General Manager Intel New Zealand.

The Journey Inside Technology Literacy Course
Using interactive experiments, videos and multimedia, The Journey Inside Web course helps middle school teachers and students discover how computers and the Internet work. The Journey Inside features a broad range of interactive activities, background material and lesson plan ideas to help teachers and students in fifth to ninth grade learn how computers and the Internet work.

“Computers and the Internet are now so pervasive thatunderstanding how they work is a must,” says Gilmour. “The new online version includes more information on how the Internet works and how technology affects our daily lives. The Web makes this valuable information available to anyone around the world with a PC and an Internet connection.”

The Journey Inside site is divided into two parts:
 Student Section: Starting with the home page, this section is like an online science museum filled with activities to explore, such as the virtual microscope, and videos to see. It includes six units: “Intro to Computers,” “Circuits & Switches,” “Digital Information,” “Microprocessors,” “The Internet,” and “Technology & Society.” The last section is an up-to-date look at how technology is changing the daily lives of people around the world.
 Teacher Guide: This section of the site includes tools to help teachers customise the text pages and interactive activities in the student section to fit the needs of their different classes. It also contains supplemental and background materials for the classroom. Teachers can create unique logins so students have access only to select lessons.

The original education kit, “The Journey Inside: The Computer,” was developed in 1993, by a group of U.S. middle school math and science teachers, and Intel engineers. By the end of 2000, Intel had shipped more than 110,000 kits free of charge to teachers in the United States and Canada. The material had been translated into several languages, including Portuguese and Thai. Original classroom kits are available while supplies last. Ordering information can be found on the Journey Inside homepage.

Tools To Teach With - A Lesson Plan Database and More
In addition to The Journey Inside, teachers will find a new database called “Unit & Lesson Plans” for teachers of new entrants through to High School level. The plans have been written by teachers and cover a wide range of topics, including history, science, maths, English and foreign languages. Each lesson plan includes resources and examples illustrating how the unit should be used. The plans are all available for downloading free of charge.

“Ask Our Teachers” is a new online service that enables teachers to consult with expert teachers to improve their use of technology in the classroom. Using the new site, teachers can ask questions, make suggestions, discuss site content, and get help downloading lesson plans. They can find out about all of Intel’s education programs, as well as grant and donation programs.

These new Web-based educational resources are part of the Intel® Innovation in Education initiative to prepare today’s teachers and students for tomorrow’s demands. Intel develops and supports education programs that help meet the needs of students and communities worldwide through improving science, maths, engineering and technology education; improving education through the effective use of technology in classrooms; and broadening access to technology and technical careers.

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