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					    ISTE SIGHC Annual Report                       2005-2006                           1



                               SIGHC Officers (elections to be held in Spring 2007):


Mark van ‘t Hooft (Chair)
Kent State University
Research Center for Educational Technology
201 Moulton Hall
Kent, OH 44242-0001
330-672-5996
mvanthoo@kent.edu


Mark Yehle (Vice-Chair)
SuccessLink
1111 Madison Street, Suite 4
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Toll-Free: 1-888-636-4395
myehle@successlink.org


Debbie Bordelon (Secretary)
Westminster Christian Academy
(256) 705-8000
(256) 509-0637
Debbie.Bordelon@wca-hsv.org


Elliot Soloway (At-Large Member)
University of Michigan
Dept of EECS
2200 Bonisteel, ERB 3106
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
soloway@umich.edu


Cathie Norris (At-Large Member)
University of North Texas
Department of Technology and Cognition
PO Box 311335
Denton, Texas 76203
Office: 940-565-4189
Norris@unt.edu
    ISTE SIGHC Annual Report                       2005-2006                                                    2

                                  SIGHC Activities (organized by ISTE goal):


•   ISTE Goal 1. Build organizational leadership and capacity through renewal and growth of diverse membership
    and through community building among members and stakeholders:
             o Organizational leadership was put in place by way of an unofficial vote at our “business meeting”
                 at NECC 2005. Note that SIGHC did not officially come into existence until October 2005.
             o Recruited members through listservs, forums, word-of-mouth, and other ways of synchronous and
                 asynchronous communication.
             o Started a variety of discussion strands on the My Communities section of the ISTE website.
             o Started distributing a monthly newsletter via the SIGHC listserv in April 2006.

•   ISTE Goal 2. Articulate a compelling rationale and advocate for the effective use of technology in support of
    teaching, learning, and educational leadership.
             o Rationale was articulated prior to NECC 2005 and adopted by SIGHC at the NECC 2005 SIGHC
                  business meeting:

                 Mission Statement: The mission of the Handheld Computing SIG is to serve as an
                 advocate for handheld computing in education worldwide, and to promote meaningful
                 integration of handheld computers in teaching and learning.

                 Goal: The goal of the SIG is to foster a community of stakeholders (teacher practitioners,
                 technology coordinators and other K-12 tech support staff, educational researchers, teacher
                 educators, industry leaders, government representatives) in order to support the use of
                 handheld computers in our nation’s classrooms and promote best practices in the area of
                 mobile and wireless computing integration across subject areas and grade levels.

•   ISTE Goal 3. Advance the art and science of teaching, learning, and educational leadership with and about
    technology through research, development, and other capacity-enhancing activities.
            o SIGHC sponsored 4 handheld computing sessions at NECC 2006
            o SIGHC sponsored a handheld workshop at NECC 2006, conducted by Mike Curtis from
                 MobileTechnovations.

•   ISTE Goal 4. Disseminate resources, knowledge, expertise, and effective professional practice through
    communication and distribution strategies that best meet the needs of ISTE members and other educational
    stakeholders.
             o SIGHC sponsored 4 handheld computing sessions at NECC 2006
             o SIGHC sponsored a handheld workshop at NECC 2006, conducted by Mike Curtis from
                  MobileTechnovations.

•   ISTE Goal 5. Develop and sustain a vibrant, responsive, highly effective and self-renewing organization
    optimized to ensure the responsible achievement of ISTE’s mission and its mission-aligned strategic goals.
            o Started a variety of discussion strands on the My Communities section of the ISTE website.
            o Started distributing a monthly newsletter via the SIGHC listserv in April 2006.

				
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