9780135145296

Integrating Computer Technology into the Classroom Skills for the 21st Century

  • ISBN 13:

    9780135145296

  • ISBN 10:

    0135145295

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 07/14/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

KEY BENEFIT: This textbook provides new features to help prospective teachers understand the potential of using computers in the classroom and the development of new methods for using computers. This computers in education textbook is constructed around a constructivist lesson-planning model. The authors provide a rationale for integrating computers into the classroom curriculum by using them as atool,rather than just an instructional delivery device. The book features new activities to reinforce material, including questions at the beginning of each chapter that focus on key content and key connections to be made between chapters, and hands-on activities at the end of each chapter. Authentic contextual examples give students a glimpse into real classrooms that are using available computer technology. Thorough updates ensure students are up-to-date on developments in the field in order to make use of current technologies and future advances. The book also features web-based activities directly related to examples given in the text.KEY TOPICS: Coverage is aligned with ISTE guidelines and structured around the ten-stepNTeQ(iNtegrating Technology for inQuiry) model for developing and implementing integrated lesson plans. Word processing, spreadsheets, databases, publishing software, the Internet, and educational software are all explored, with the goal of demonstrating how to determine whether or not computersshouldbe used and how best to use them.MARKET: Accessible even for students with minimal computer skills-using a mouse, using menus, and opening/creating/saving documents. The book is for courses in Computers in Education and Instructional Media and Technology.

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