I am the principal at Lewis Elementary School in Portland, Oregon. I use this site mainly to make notes to myself about technology and how it can be used by teachers and students to gain a greater understanding of their world, and as a means to tell their stories...

Questions or comments can be addressed to
tim at lauer dot com

Books and Publications

"Innovative Approaches To Literacy Education: Using The Internet To Support New Literacies" (International Reading Association), Contributor, Chapter 10, Bee Stings, Wooden Blocks, and Web Browsers

 Images Laur Betancourt4C"Bringing Children and the Internet Together (Bill Harp Professional Teachers library)" Tim Lauer, Kathy Betancourt

Screenshot 04-1Scott Foresman Internet Guide:
ISBN 0-673-62225-8

Recent Articles/Interviews

"What is a Blog? Educators Discover the Newest From of Immediate Communication",
by Craig Colgan , American School Board Journal, July 2005

Google Maps inspire creativity
by Corey Murray, eSchool News Online, June 15, 2005.

How do you communicate with students who have grown up with
technology? Schools are looking to technology for the answer
.” by Kevin
Delaney, Wall Street Journal, Jan 17, 2005, pp R4.

Recent Presentations

Lessons Learned: A Panel Discussion about Creating Educational Communities Online,
National Education Computing Conference - June 30, 2005

Effective Weblogs in Education: How to Create, Manage, and Communicate!
National Education Computing Conference - June 28, 2005

Remixing Wikis with Rendezvous, Web Services and SchoolTool,
O'Reilly Emerging Technologies Conference - March 16, 2005