Bonnie LaVerne Bracey

National Information Infrastructure Documents


My Favorite Projects and Pages

National Geographic Society Home Page www.nationalgeographic.com

The Virtual Cave http://www.goodearthgraphics.com/virtcave/index.html

Xpeditions http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/

The Jason Project http://www.jasonproject.org

Map Machine http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/plates.html

NASA http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/

National Aquarium in Baltimore http://www.aqua.org/

Living in Water Project , http://www.aqua.org/education/teachers/water.html

GOES http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/text/hotstuff.html

The Exploratorium http://www.exploratorium.org

Windows to the Universe http://www.windows.ucar.edu/

Smithsonian Natural History Project , Seeds of Change http://www.mnh.si.edu/garden/diversity/welcome.html

Ocean Planet http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/ocean_planet.html

The Center for Mars Exploration http://cmex-www.arc.nasa.gov/CMEX/index.html

Bonnie Bracey, is a technology pioneer. She is an outspoken advocate for teacher involvement in the exploration and visioning for the use of technology as a tool. She is a Lucas Fellow. She was a member of the National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council appointed by President Clinton working with Vice President Gore and the Department of Commerce in helping to frame the documents that provided the national visions for the use of technology . She has been helping teachers all over the world in global and national outreach on special initiatives . Most of her work is as a volunteer.


Resume, Resources and Essays


Bonnie Bracey


25 Most Famous Women on the Web


CyberEd Tour


I am a teacher agent of change. I was a regular classroom teacher . The work of the children in my class, on special projects sent me into the use of technology in wonderful ways. The children and I explored technology in special ways, using Marsville Initiatives, Mars City Alpha, and other NASA projects. My first training was from NASA. I am a content specialist. I create lessons using resources from the web.

I discovered the National Geographic Society. They gave me professional development in geography and earthscience. They also taught me Kidsnetwork, and the use of technology.



Different Divide: Teachers and Other Professionals
The technology gap between teachers and other professionals is real, but teacher organizations are helping to close it.

Following the NII reports, she was selected to be a K-12 teacher representative on another White House Technology Initiative CyberEd. This was a technology truck, an 18 wheeler that traveled America in empowerment and in enterprise zones to help communities explore the use of the Information SuperHighway in their own communities.

There was established a resource for school, and community use which is this web page.


The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has released a report on technology that should drive change in NCATE’s accreditation standards and raise the bar for teacher candidate and faculty use of technology in schools of education. Bonnie was one of two K-12 teachers involved in crafting this report.

Technology and the New Professional Teacher:

Preparing for the 21st Century Classroom (1997)


National Foundation for the Improvement of Education ,



She is a teacher ambassador , for this educational group.



She was the teacher representative that helped to frame the new NSDC standards.


She is often a student at NSCA in visualization and modeling.



In addition to work on digital equity,she is collaborating and studying in the areas of visualization and modeling, ubiquitous computing, and on line learning. She has a special interest in wireless initiatives, and immersive projects.

Bracey Pearl Foundation


Ms. Bracey co-founded the Online Internet Institute (www.oii.org), This project was funded by NSF.

She is a working member of the digital diversity project at Cilt. www.cilt.org, This group has been funded to create projects on digital equity and to speak at conferences. . Further collaborating with www.cilt.org , on the Knowledge Network, and with www.terc.org in learning projects that outreach to teachers.

Third World Summit for Children

Collaboration and work with the European Children’s Television Centre, Athens Greece

This was a three year project involving many kinds of media, which result in a conference with talent, and resources drawn from all over the world. There was an Agora project each summer. There were collaborations and attendance with the premiere film festivals for children such as Prix Jeunesse.

Producer, with Thanassis Rikaki, High Technology Section of the Summit

Producer, Project or the Indigenous

Technology Resource Collaborator(media as a tool)

New Collaborations

Digital Equity Book Project
This is a PT3 Project, Leaders, Gwen Solomon and Paul Resta



George Lucas Speaker's Bureau


Christa McAuliffe Educator


NICI Campus Teacher


Associate of the Thornburg Institute





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Here are ideas and lesson plans for a project I am working on.

World Heritage Sites

Geography Cultural Extensions

Use this powerpoint to get an idea of the way in which I would like to link some subjects, in interdisciplinary ways.

Here are some developing lessons for geography.

Earth Science for one of the Sites with Geography extensions in visualization and modeling.




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These pages were made through TeacherTECH, the teacher professional development component of GirlTECH, which is sponsored by the Center for Excellence and Equity in Education (CEEE) with support from the National Science Foundation through EOT-PACI, RGK Foundation, the Verizon Foundation, Rice University, and HiPerSoft.

Copyright © June 2002 by Bonnie Bracey.