My research project will be focused on best practice and appropriate use of technology to promote understanding of Aboriginal issues in elementary schools. The grade 4/5 Social Studies curriculum is focused on Aboriginal and European contact and there are certainly a great many internet sites such as http://lone-eagles.com/na-ed.htm, a repository of useful K-12 lessons and links. Part of the question that I want to answer pertains to the validity of using technology to explore Aboriginal issues and how best to achieve the balance between virtual learning and real-life experiential learning. There are so many engaging resources available online but does that actually build understanding in the way contact and lessons with Elders would? I will also be interviewing Aboriginal educators in my district regarding their current use of technology in the classroom and in their programs. Ultimately, I hope to be able to learn from their experience and to share my own findings with them. It will take the form of a traditional paper but also with links and visuals to demonstrate my findings.