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Preparing to Use Technology : A Practical Guide to Curriculum Integration,9780205456178
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Preparing to Use Technology : A Practical Guide to Curriculum Integration

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780205456178

ISBN10:
0205456170
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon

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Summary

"I believe that a work like this is very important to the field of educational technology." - Russell M. Thatcher, Oklahoma Panhandle State University Preparing to Use Technology is a concise and comprehensive guide to the technology applications that are essential skills in the classrooms of today. This text provides a basic understanding of current software applications, adaptations for special learners, and ideas for curriculum integration without extensive discussion of history and foundations of technology. Instructors will find a user-friendly format with an appropriate balance of directive skill building activities and exploration. The entire text is aligned with the NETS*T standards while many pedagogical features offer practical suggestions for technology integration with content area learning. Prospective teachers, as well as teachers who want to use technology, will find the style is direct and easy to follow. Features: "Voices from the Classroom" features in every chapter provide personal accounts of technology activities so that students can use this material themselves. "Curriculum Connections" offer practical suggestions for technology integration across content areas to reflect teaching reality in todayrs"s classrooms. A Companion Website developed by the authors with further references, lesson plans, sample projects and quizzes is available at www.ablongman.com/obannon1e . Sections on "Adapting for Special Learners" at the end of each chapter are written from the perspective of including students with mild or moderate needs in general curriculum activities, using readily available applications that are broadly applied to multiple classroom situations. Package this text with [Insert MLS logo here] a powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life! Visit www.mylabschool.com for more information!

Table of Contents

Preparing to Use Technology
Preparing to Use Technology
Learner Objectives
National Educational Standards for Teachers (NETSbull;T) Alignment Frameworks
Are teachers using technology?
Should teachers use technology?
Is there support for technology integration?
Becoming a technology-using teacher
Essential conditions for technology integration
Basics
Preparing for Instruction
Preparing to Manage the Classroom During Technology Enhanced Learning
Preparing to Work with the Technology Coordinator
Voices from Technology Coordinator
Key resources for technology-integration
Preparing for Special Learners
On the Web Virtual Connections
Managing the technology classroom
Planning for Instruction
Popular Educational Indexes
Professional Organizations
Special Learners
Standards-Based Sites
Books to Review
Key Terms
Hands-on Activities for Learning
References
Hardware Basics
Learner Objectives
National Educational Standards for Teachers (NETSbull;T) Alignment Frameworks
Basics
Computer System
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Memory Explained in Bits and Bytes
Processor Speed
Input, Output, and Storage Devices
Connecting to the Computer
Considerations for Purchasing a Computer system
The Need for Software
Voices from the Classroom
Mobilizing my Students
Increasing Access through Grants
Curriculum Connections
Adapting for Special Learners: Hardware
Monitor Adaptations
Keyboard Adaptations
Peripherals Adaptations
Learning to use adaptive hardware
Common Vendors for Adaptive Hardware
On the Web Virtual Connections
Computer Corporations: Hardware, software, support services
Computer Basics & Tutorials
Input Devices: Digital cameras, scanners, electronic white boards, PDAs
Output Devices: Printers
Storage Devices: External hard drives
Adaptive Hardware
Grants: Opportunities to Assist Access
Key Terms: Hardware
Hands-on Activities for Learning
References
Software Basics
Learner Objectives
National Educational Standards for Teachers (NETSbull;T) Alignment Frameworks
Basics
Considerations for Purchasing Software
Types of Software: Operating System, Application, Internet, Utility, and Instructional
Evaluating Instructional Software
Voices from the Classroom
Curriculum Connections
Adapting for Special Learners
Assistive Operating System
Access software
A final word about Assistive Software
On the Web Virtual Connections
Educational Software Resellers
Educational Software Publishers
Teacher Utility: Grade Programs
Task Generators
Organizations for Support with Diverse Learners
Assistive Software
Books to Review
Key Terms: Software
Hands-on Activities for Learning
References
Portfolios
Learner Objectives
National Educational Standards for Teachers (NETSbull;T) Alignment Frameworks
Basics
Types of Portfolios: Working or Development, Assessment, Showcase
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