Preparing to Use Technology : A Practical Guide to Curriculum Integration

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2007
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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"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!

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