This Page is an Archive of the October 12 Event
[ Introduction | Agenda | Planning | Conference Rooms | Online Help ]
A Note from U.S. Vice President Al Gore:
We know that technology enriches education. In today's economy, every young person should enter the workforce technologically literate. The NetDay events being held across the country this month will help us meet that goal.
Today's Virtual Conference allows educators and young people to learn about special opportunities available to schools on the Internet, such as the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, which I initiated in April 1994, and the Sharing NASA Program. GLOBE schools all over the world are using the Internet as a means of sharing their environmental observations with scientists, with other students, and with all of us. NASA directly links classrooms with scientists and engineers working on exciting and important missions. These are opportunities I want every young person to enjoy.
I encourage all of you to join the NetDay volunteer effort and to help ensure that every young person, in every school, can take advantage of everything the Information Superhighway has to offer.
As you know NetDay96 is an effort to wire the nation's schools. President Clinton and Vice President Gore have supported this effort from the beginning. With a generous donation from Internet Video Services we have provided some digitized clips taken from our video program. These clips highlight some of presidential team's efforts to promote access to the Internet:
These videos are all featured in our Video Track. (For links to the Internet Video Services clients visit the planning section.)
This "virtual" online conference is a collaboration among many organizations and corporations interested in making your school's NetDay96 experience a productive and informed one. Let's begin with a brief introduction of the players and companies that helped make the event a success.
On October 12, 1996 there will be several events occuring at once. It will be up to you and your school site to determine which activities are most appropriate. By reviewing the agenda you will be able to select and plan for the activities that will be of most benefit to you.
In order to make the most of the day's events, we suggest you review the agenda and plan for how your school site will participate. In order to assist you with your planning for the virtual conference we have developed a mail list and information on what technologies will be used to deliver the conference events.
In order to ensure that you have a successful day, it is critical that
you test the technologies that you plan to use. We will provide information
to help you use the technologies and online help on October 12, to
help you through unexpected difficulties.
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This page was last updated on 9/27/96.