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Florence McGinn, GKE Vice President of Research, is a former US Commissioner. She chaired the K-12 Issues Committee of that national commission. The full research report of the Web-based Education can be downloaded in pdf format at
http://www.webcommission.org

More on the report can be accessed at
http://www.ed.gov/offices/AC/WBEC/pressrelease/Feb2pr1.html
http://www.house.gov/rholt/p052499webedu.htm
http://chronicle.com/free/2000/02/2000020401u.htm
http://www2.wiche.edu/Telecom/Archives.htm
http://www.hpcnet.org/webcommission
http://www.insynthesis.com/commission/index.html
US Secretary of Education Riley's announcement of Mrs. McGinn's appointment to the US Congressional Commission on Web-based Education at
http://ed.gov/PressReleases/05-1999/webco.html

GKE Founder and CEO James Chang is quoted in the SEI Center Report: "The Virtual University" from the SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management, The Wharton School.

"Teachers in one classroom are linked by audio, video, and computer terminals to students in another classroom. The system can be used to teach anything from computing to Shakespeare."
Read the report at
http://www.seas.upenn.edu:8080/~museum/virtualu.shtml
Listing of President James Chang as Trustee on the Consortium for Distance
Education at http://www.codenetwork.org/enter/trustees.html

GKE Vice President of Research Florence McGinn has received numerous awards including Princeton University's Distinguished Secondary School Educator award, the National Teacher of the Year award sponsored by Technology and Learning and Microsoft, the Eastern Region Teacher of the Year, NJ Teacher of the Year, several NJ Educational Best Practices awards, and a NJ Association of School Curriculum award.
Technology and Learning magazine article on National Teacher of the Year
http://www.techlearning.com/toty/news.shtml

NJ of Education's announcement of Florence McGinn's National Teacher of the Year status
http://ed.gov/PressReleases/05-1999/webco.html
Congressman Rush Holt's announcement of Florence McGinn's role on the US Congressional Commission on Web-based Education at
http://www.house.gov/rholt/p052499webedu.htm
US Secretary of Education Riley's announcement of Florence McGinn's appointment to the US Congressional Commission on Web-based Education at
http://ed.gov/PressReleases/05-1999/webco.html

Florence McGinn's article "Millennium View" is published by AT&T Learning Network
http://www.att.com/learningnetwork/millennium.html
Florence McGinn's article "Modern Assessment" published by Milken Foundation
http://www.mff.org/edtech/article.taf?_function=detail&Content_uid1=281
http://www.mff.org/edtech/article.taf?_function=detail&Content_uid1=282

The GKE Learning System was developed by Florence McGinn with pilot project students through generous support from HCRHS and grants and assistance from the AT&T Learning Network, AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, GKE, Lucent Technology, the Hunterdon Foundation, Macromedia Corporation, Bose Corporation, and many others. Articles about these innovative projects can be referenced at

"The Kids and I Learned Together" by Andrew Trotter in TECHNOLOGY COUNTS at http://www.edweek.org/sreports/tc99/articles/t-profile.htm

"Internet-empowered Learning" by Martha Goodall in PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER at http://inq.philly.com/content/inquirer/2000/12/21/tech_life/WEB21.htm
"A New View on Writing," at NEA TODAY ONLINE at
http://www.nea.org/neatoday/9810/bits.html
THE BRACEY REPORT
http://www.millennaire.com/brarchive5.html
"Fully Wired for Learning" Newsday.com article by Stephanie McCrummen
http://future.newsday.com/11/fmon1129.htm
Philadelphia Inquirer article: "Learning OnLine"
http://www.startext.net/news/doc/1047/2:TECHREPORT/2:TECHREPORT0326100.html
"Life Long Learning Taken to a New Level" by Martha Woodall, Knight Ridder Newspapers. Article about technology in a classroom that "state officials have dubbed the classroom of the future."
http://www.newstimes.com/archive2000/mar15/cpi.htm
Science Citations Article Review
http://www.ecsu.ctstateu.edu/depts/edu/bibliographies/science.html
"Poetry in Motion " article by Stephanie Chang from ACCESS magazine
http://asweb.unco.edu/kosovoconnecti/Conference/Presentations/access_magazine_article.htm
AT&T Learning Network: "Millennium Resources" article
http://www.att.com/learningnetwork/millennium.html
Courier Post article on teacher education and videoconferencing: "Program Spreads to Would-be Teachers" by Leslie Boyd
http://www.southjerseynews.com/millen/january/mill0118g.html
Bronx Information Consortium article
http://www.binc.org/html/project-list.htm
Mrs. McGinn's pilot classroom
http://www.binc.org/html/projects11.htm
referenced in Congressional testimony by Joan Fenwick, AT&T Learning Network's National Director
http://www.att.com/learningnetwork/testimony.html
http://www.att.com/learningnetwork/testimony.html#K-12
quoted in John O'Neill's article, "US Students and Technological Evolution"
http://www.usinfo.state.gov/journals/itsv/0600/ijse/oneiltech.htm
quoted in Electronic School's It's the Tops' "Teaching Teachers OnLine" article
http://www.electronic-school.com/199906/0699f2.html
The GKE Learning System's innovation, process, and depth of learner empowerment can be seen in actual student product from the
Home Page of ELECTRIC SOUP: HCRHS and AT&T grant-supported pilot project based on teaching methodologies and concepts developed by Florence
McGinn and her students. This award-winning project has received a New Jersey Best Educational Practices Award, been presented before New Jersey Governor Whitman at Princeton University, and received a New Jersey Association of School Curriculum Award.
http://homer.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/esoup/

International Project work developed at HCRHS and created through the employment of the GKE Learning System and facilitated by GKE can be viewed at
http://homer.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/china/information.html
http://homer.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/china/
http://homer.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/esoup/esvol12/internat/ketitle.htm
http://homer.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/esoup/esvol12/interview/keyan.htm
http://homer.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/esoup/esvol12/internat/bangladeshtitlepage.htm
http://homer.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/esoup/esvol11/intervw/spisso.htm
http://homer.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/china/

Multimedia Electronic Portfolio Project: HCRHS and AT&T grant-supported pilot project
http://www.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/disk2/mep/web%20server/index.html

CyberLit Project URL: HCRHS and AT&T grant-supported pilot project
http://homer.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/esoup/esvol14/cyberlit/indexnn.html

Student work mentored by Mrs. McGinn and utilizing the GKE Learning System include CyberLit, ELECTRIC SOUP, and the Multimedia Electronic Portfolios; these are on permanent display at the NEA Washington DC Museum Exhibit, "Making the Grade"
http://www.makingthegrade.org/pr_000720.html
GKE's sister company is ComWEB Technology Group. They are described in Syllabus article, "Distance Learning" by Jiri Weiss, at
http://www.syllabus.com/archive/Syll94/07_nov_dec94/DistLrng.txt
Further referenced at
"First Live Videoconference at University of Michigan" at
http://www.engin.umd.umich.edu/CIS/computing/proshare.html
AT&T Press Release, "Classroom of the Future," at
http://www.att.com/press/1097/971022.chb.html

http://www.att.com/press/1097/971022.chb.html
University of California, Irvine, in Interactive Classroom at
http://www.gse.uci.edu/doehome/DeptInfo/Facilities/iclass.html
Emerson College, Academic Technology Lab at
http://www.emerson.edu/ac/lab/atl.html
Advanced Information Technology Center at
http://www.accd.edu/is/html/aitc.html
"The Impact of the Physical Environment on Computer Training"
by Irene E. McDermott at
http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/jan98/story1.htm
T.H.E. JOURNAL at
http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/vault/A886.cfm
1997 Press Release, "Governor Pataki Opens New York Wired For
Education Center" at http://www.state.ny.us/governor/press/OCT1_4_97.html
Referenced by West Bloomfield School District, Michigan at
http://www.westbloomfield.k12.mi.us/technology/overview.html
Referenced in paper, "Dilemmas of Implementing IT Strategic Planning" by
Valerie Jackson Feinman, presented at the OLA/OLITA/OCULA Superconference
2000, Toronto, ON, available at
http://www.adelphi.edu/~feinmanv/Olita.html
Referenced on the Bronx Information Network User Support resources page
http://www.binc.org/html/user-support.htm
http://www.binc.org/html/technology.htm
Referenced by the Delaware Library Conference and Technology Education
Center at
http://www.lib.de.us/training/
Interview with President James Chang at
http://homer.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/esoup/esvol13/interview/james.htm

Further, related press is available at
Article about IT Creative Seminar given by Mrs. McGinn and her students in Singapore
http://www.acjc.edu.sg/news/webarticles/ooitlab.html

NJN Teaching Series article
http://www.njn.net/njnguide/foc98jan.html

SAS Institute featuring ELECTRIC SOUP:
http://www.ncsu.edu/midlink/fall98/hs.htm
http://www.sasinschool.com/news/pages/press2.shtml

Within Chapter 4 of WILL TECHNOLOGY REALLY CHANGE EDUCATION?
FROM BLACKBOARD TO WEB. AUTHORS: Todd W. Kent (Princeton University) and Robert F. McNergney (University of Virginia) Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 1999.
http://www.ecsu.ctstateu.edu/depts/edu/bibliographies/techchange.html

Article on "Fair Use" on the Internet by Florence McGinn
http://literacy.kent.edu/Oasis/Workshops/fairuse.html
http://literacy.kent.edu/Oasis/Workshops/public.html

Writing using a professional poem as source
http://www.archivegoddess.simplenet.com/ds/hawkmountain.html

USA Today Gender article
http://www.usatoday.com/life/cyber/tech/ctd635.htm

US Secretary of Education's Conference: Featured Speakers
http://www.ed.gov/Technology/techconf/2000/speakers.html

"The Immortal Transcendence of Myth" Essay by Florence McGinn
http://homer.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/hipsite/questtheory/litessay.htm

KidsChat: US Dept of Education & K12 Nation
http://www.air-dc.org/forum/KidsChat.htm
http://www.k12nation.net/chat/2000/06/k12n_chatarchive-doe.html
Education World: Desktop Videoconferencing - High School Writers Meet Video Mentors
http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr120.shtml
Merit Network's Teach for Tomorrow: Module 8, Multimedia in the Classroom
http://tft.merit.edu/mod8/lesson3.html

Tegrity Corporation article and quote
http://www.tegrity.com/ptr_hunter.html
http://www.tegrity.com/ptr_ss.html

quoted by Macromedia and Winstar
http://www.saintrochtree.com/pr/000008.htm
http://www.macromedia.com/macromedia/proom/pr/2000/winstar_contents.html

Triangle Coalition Electronic Bulletin: Commission Begins Study of On-Line Materials article on hearing where Mrs. McGinn and students testified
http://www.triangle-coalition.org/tceb/2000/tceb021700.htm

NJN Launches New Teacher Training Series
http://www.njn.net/njnguide/foc98jan.html

Article: "Fair Use Copyright" by Mrs. McGinn, Emily Judson, and Douglas Gorton
http://literacy.kent.edu/Oasis/Workshops/fairuse.html

On Kawabata's book, SOUND OF THE MOUNTAIN
http://www.rsbd.net/pages/travel_3.htm

NEA OnLine, article "A New View on Writing"
http://www.nea.org/neatoday/9810/bits.html

Singapore: Florence McGinn, Official Opening of IT Labs
http://www.acjc.edu.sg/news/webarticles/ooitlab.html

Students from Mrs. McGinn's classes write on digital age innovation in College of New Jersey's UNBOUND http://www.tcnj.edu/~unbound/features/old/feats00/mains00.html

Florence McGinn quoted in "Effect of Internet on Education" article at
http://education.calumet.purdue.edu/student/maicherr/2.htm

Florence McGinn has discussed electronic publishing on New Jersey Network's NJ Caucus show, "The Shape of Things to Come."
http://205.247.5.34/flo.htm
Florence McGinn has classroom lesson plans published by PBS as part of their Frank Lloyd Wright web site: published lesson plans are under Resources
www.pbs.org/flw
http://www.pbs.org/flw/resources/index.html
Florence McGinn is a published poet. As part of her published Language Arts lessons plans, PBS created a PBS Haiku Gallery to support interactivity with her published Frank Lloyd Wright lesson plan: Poetry of Form: Frank Lloyd Wright and Haiku
http://www.pbs.org/flw/resources/index.html

Florence McGinn and Dr. Roland Pare, Director of Information Systems at Hunterdon Central Regional High School, collaboratively write software reviews for Multimedia Schools Magazine. From this site, you can click into one of their reviews.
http://www.infotoday.com/mmschools/MMStocs/nov97toc.htm

Florence McGinn and her students have testified before the Congressional Commission on Web-based Learning as expert witnesses in the area of technology-assisted learning.
http://www.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/disk2/news/wash.html

As part of PBS FrontLine's introduction of its documentary, Jefferson's Blood, the published work of Mrs. McGinn's students was on television and on the Internet. To view two of the published student manuscripts:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/teach/diversity/jefferson/gallery.html

Florence McGinn has developed strategies to empower students in learning process theories and enable them to participate in their own lesson planning. This concept has now expanded to students demonstrating the ability to write professional lesson plans for teacher usage. Florence McGinn's former student Sujay Pandit has had his student-written lesson plan used in class, and SAS Institute's MidLink Magazine is highlighting them. His site with the student-produced artifacts from his propaganda lesson is called "Political Dragon" and is at http://www.ncsu.edu/midlink/fall00/congress/index.html
His actual lesson plan is published on the Dirksen Congressional Center's site at http://www.congresslink.org/lessonplans/SPPropoganda.htm
And, for assessment, a student-produced assessment rubric is at
http://www.congresslink.org/rubric.pdf
His lesson plan's objectives can be found at
http://www.ncsu.edu/midlink/fall00/congress/index.html#lesson
An interview with former student Sujay Pandit is found at
http://webcommunicator.congresslink.org/archive-11-01-00.htm
Mrs. McGinn's former student Neela Mookerjee's student-written Amending the Constitution lesson plan is at http://www.congresslink.org/lessonplans/NMAmending.htm

Mrs. McGinn won a New Jersey Best Educational Practices Award for the pilot project development of "Wired Words." That electronic videoconferencing and electronic publishing concept is part of a distance learning, electronic writing workshop methodology. Products of that may be viewed at
http://homer.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/esoup/esvol10/esv10ap.html
http://homer.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/esoup/esvol10/esv10yw.html
Further information on Mrs. McGinn can be found at
http://www.insynthesis.com

Further information on Mrs. McGinn's book, BLOOD TRAIL, can be found at
http://www.insynthesis.com/aboutbt.html
BLOOD TRAIL can be purchased on-line at Barnes and Nobles, Borders, or Amazon.com's sites.

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