Evaluating Technology in Teacher EducationEvaluating Technology in Teacher Education



We hope this volume may serve as a reminder of lessons for the future.

Author: Walt Heinecke

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781617350856

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Overall we come away from this project with a renewed sense of the complexity of evaluating the implementation and impact of technology in teacher education. In the postPT3 period the federal government turned to largescale experimental and quasiexperimental evaluations of educational technology but these have produced little in the way of understanding what types of technology work in various content areas under various conditions. PT3 and its approach to evaluation can be viewed as the pioneering period of educational technology evaluation in teacher education. It was a time when evaluators were just beginning to develop appropriate standards that could be used as evaluation criteria. It was a time when the accumulated wisdom of the evaluation field with regards to the primacy of mixed methods and multiple indicators of outcomes was just beginning to take hold. PT3 evaluators understood the importance of treading the line between summative and formative evaluation, and the relationship of evaluation to the improvement of educational practice. In a world where the policymakers now clamor for simple quantitative evaluations linking teacher preparation to pupil achievement scores, we are reminded that the causal chain from teacher preparation to inservice performance and student achievement is fraught with externalities, complexities and a less than equal playing field. Collectively we still have not figured out how technology may be adding value to education beyond any potential impact on superficial standardized test scores. We have as a nation, ignored the call of cognitive psychologists who in 2000 called for a new frame of reference for learnercentered, communitycentered , assessmentcentered and contentcentered educational processes. They understood that the high stakes accountability systems hinder educational innovation and the release of technology's potential to unlock new ways of knowing and learning. Looking back now on the accomplishments of the PT3 program within our current political context, we see a need for more nuanced evaluation models that examine the relationship between pedagogy and technology integration, with a realization that teacher preparation programs will vary in their approaches to both. Some will focus on skillsbased approaches, others on the relationship between pedagogical content knowledge and technology integration. The PT3 program served as an important incubator and testbed of appropriate evaluation practice; we are already looking back at the program for lessons on how to move forward. We hope this volume may serve as a reminder of lessons for the future.

Technology Assessment in Education and TrainingTechnology Assessment in Education and Training



This volume presents a variety of overall assessments of technology and individual descriptions of work-in-progress.

Author: Eva L. Baker

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0805812466

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Page: 260

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This volume presents a variety of overall assessments of technology and individual descriptions of work-in-progress. Supported by private funders, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and a variety of other sources, these efforts address education programs focused on specific subject matter such as mathematics or troubleshooting of school-based learning using computers. They also focus on classes of technology such as intelligent systems, distance learning, and hypertext. Taken together, they portray the range of strategies through which we can begin to understand the impact of educational technology in the future. In addition, they illustrate different approaches currently adopted by technology designers to place and explain their work in a larger context. Each of the chapters presents a different point of entry on the technology assessment problem. Even those nominally focused on a single implementation, such as testing or teacher observation, demonstrate the clear interest by their authors in the larger implications of their work.

Framing Research on Technology and Student Learning in the Content AreasFraming Research on Technology and Student Learning in the Content Areas



This book is a result of collaboration between NTLS and SITTE.

Author: Ann D. Thompson

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607528685

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Page: 193

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This book is a result of collaboration between NTLS and SITTE. Framing Research is targeted at individuals or small teams of educational researchers who are interested in conducting high quality research addressing the effects of technologyenhanced instruction on student learning. The book summarizes and unpacks the methodologies of a variety of research studies, each situated in the context of school subject areas, such as science, mathematics, social studies, and English/language arts, as well as in the contexts of reading education, special education, and early childhood learning. Taken together, the analyses provide guidance on the design of future technology research grounded in student learning of K12 curriculum. The conclusions also serve as a tool for teacher educators seeking to prepare teachers to integrate technology effectively in their instruction and to motivate reluctant teachers to overcome perceived inconveniences connected with technology use.

Evaluating Educational TechnologyEvaluating Educational Technology



Features chapters by today's leading authorities who outline research designs, methodologies, and types of assessments that can be used to more effectively evaluate educational technologies.

Author: Geneva D. Haertel

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807743305

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Page: 290

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Features chapters by today's leading authorities who outline research designs, methodologies, and types of assessments that can be used to more effectively evaluate educational technologies.

Evaluation and Assessment in Educational Information TechnologyEvaluation and Assessment in Educational Information Technology



Choose the right hardware and software for your school! This unique book is the first systematic work on evaluating and assessing educational information technology.

Author: D Lamont Johnson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000445213

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Page: 240

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Choose the right hardware and software for your school! This unique book is the first systematic work on evaluating and assessing educational information technology. Here you?ll find specific strategies, best practices, and techniques to help you choose the educational technology that is most appropriate for your institution. Evaluation and Assessment in Educational Information Technology will show you how to measure the effects of information technology on teaching and learning, help you determine the extent of technological integration into the curriculum that is best for your school, and point you toward the most effective ways to teach students and faculty to use new technology. Evaluation and Assessment in Educational Information Technology presents: a summary of the last ten years of assessment instrument development seven well-validated instruments that gauge attitudes, beliefs, skills, competencies, and technology integration proficiencies two content analysis instruments for analyzing teacher-student interaction patterns in a distance learning setting an examination of the best uses of computerized testing--as opposed to conventional tests, as used in local settings, to meet daily instructional needs, in online delivery programs, in public domain software, and available commercial and shareware options successful pedagogical and assessment strategies for use in online settings a four-dimensional model to assess student learning in instructional technology courses three models for assessing the significance of information technology in education from a teacher?s perspective an incisive look at Michigan?s newly formed Consortium of Outstanding Achievement in Teaching with Technology (COATT) ways to use electronic portfolios for teaching/learning performance assessment and much more!

Educational Technology and CurriculumEducational Technology and Curriculum



This book introduces how technology is essential for teaching learning process in today's world.

Author: Sebastian Kennedy

Publisher: Scientific e-Resources

ISBN: 9781839472251

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Page: 312

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This book introduces how technology is essential for teaching learning process in today's world. Educational technology, especially computers and computer related peripherals have grown tremendously and have permeated all areas of our lives. Given the vital role of technology in today's world this critical issue will examine the value of effective technology use in classrooms curriculum. Educational technology is a field involved in the facilitation of human learning through systematic identification, development, organization and utilization of a full-range of learning resources and through the management of these processes. Educational technology is a complex, integrated process involving people, procedures, ideas, devices and organization for analyzing problems and devising, implementing, evaluating and managing solutions to those problems involved in all aspects of human learning. Instructional technology is the theory and practice of design, development, utilization, management and evaluation of processes and resources for learning. Curriculum can be envisaged from different perspectives. What societies envisage as important teaching and learning constitutes the "e;intended"e; curriculum. Information and communication technology has quickly become a key part of the infrastructure of classrooms and schools. From preschool to higher education, computers, laptops, smartphones, smart boards and tablets are powerful mediums through which to get information and communicate. In the 21st century, technology plays a role in every facet of education as students, teachers and administrators turn to their computers to access information, create and express themselves, communicate and collaborate, and track the achievement of learning outcomes.

Methods of Evaluating Educational TechnologyMethods of Evaluating Educational Technology



This volume gathers some of the methods being developed by evaluators from university settings and the private sector.

Author: Walt Heinecke

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607525042

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Page: 353

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This volume gathers some of the methods being developed by evaluators from university settings and the private sector. While providing models and methods, these authors also raise larger questions, such as: "How can schools meet the challenge of educating all children without being limited by the educational legacy of a 'one size fits all' curriculum and normative testing?" More than documenting an "apprenticeship to gadgetry," evaluators are seeking to measure meaningful learning and changes in teaching investigating approaches that are not possible or that are less accessible when students are in traditional classrooms without technology. In this first volume of the series Research Methods for Educational Technology (RMET) the contributing authors draw upon examples of their work evaluating the implementation and development of educational technology as well as the impact of policies and programs in this field. Within this volume several authors have written about the implementation and evaluation of technology across cultures and national boundaries, pointing to an area of research that will rapidly expand in this decade. The concern for meeting the needs of policymakers is also apparent in several of these chapters, but there is tension between providing them with positive results to support their efforts and reexamining the questions they are asking and how these questions are developed. We know that evaluation is not the extended arm of public relations, and yet it becomes clear that evaluators are often asked to demonstrate a project "is successful" on the threat that the funding will be cut. While this decisionmaking process fits the timetable of the fiscal year, it does not acknowledge that evaluation can be formative and strengthen programs. This timetable also ignores the investment of time that is needed when implementing innovations like the Internet into teaching and learning. Many of the authors included in this volume write from the context of evaluating federallyfunded programs, and they provide valuable insight for future projects which are created and evaluated at the statelevel. As technology initiatives are developed and funded outside of the federal arena, more evaluators will be called upon. From approaches developed from federallyfunded projects, we can build upon these methods and models for evaluation within regional projects to answer questions related to budgets and accountability. As we answer these immediate questions, we can move forward to examine the longterm impact of technology, and the possibility that exercises in conformity will replace the adventure of human enlightenment for our children.

Teaching and Learning with TechnologyTeaching and Learning with Technology



New To This Edition NEW! Every copy of the text comes with a FREE student CD-ROM. The CD contains beautifully illustrated, hands-on activities that build students' skills in using popular software applications and in understanding hardware.

Author: Judy Lever-Duffy

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 0205430481

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Page: 446

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---EXAM COPY VERSION--- "" This book has all the potential of becoming a classic for teaching how to integrate technology into the curriculum." " Laura E. Sujo de Montes-- Northern Arizona University "" A book that is ostensibly about instructional technology but is more deeply about the nature of the educational enterprise and the role technology can play in support of learning for all." " Excerpt from the Forward by David Thornburg Written by teachers for teachers, this text offers a clear and current look at educational technology within a framework of teaching and learning to help pre-service and in-service teachers explore, evaluate and effectively integrate the full range of instructional technologies in their classrooms. New To This Edition NEW! Every copy of the text comes with a FREE student CD-ROM. The CD contains beautifully illustrated, hands-on activities that build students' skills in using popular software applications and in understanding hardware. The new CD now includes a trial version of "Inspiration," NEW! " On CD" icons included throughout each chapter. These icons integrate the information and activities found on the student CD-ROM with each chapter's content. NEW! ISTE standards listed at the beginning of each chapter. These chapter openers indicate how chapter content matches specific NETS-T standards. NEW! Problem-Based Learning section features three realistic critical-thinking scenarios to help students apply the educational technology concepts they acquire to the resolution of problems they might encounter when they teach. NEW! Interchapters foundafter Chapters 2, 4, 8, 10, and 12. The interchapters synthesize chapter content and present concise overviews of key technology topics in a dynamic, full color format. Many interchapters also include related activities and resources for students. NEW! Checklist for evaluating and purchasing technology (interchapter II). This technology buying guide provides structure and insight to help teachers and school leaders make informed decisions on purchasing hardware for their classrooms. NEW! Updated and revised for new and emerging technologies throughout the text. Updated for technological advances, this edition includes descriptions and applications of wireless connectivity, trends in computing, the use of handhelds and Tablet PCs in the classroom, innovative applications of software programs for the classroom, and a discussion of where educational technology is headed in the future. Package this text with "MyLabSchool"-- a powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life! With real video footage of teachers and students interacting, an interactive system for collecting observations, and a seamlessly integrated suite of tools for lesson planning, portfolio development, and standards integration from TaskStream, you'll get a clear sense of what being in a real classroom is like! Visit www.mylabschool.com for more information! ---STUDENT VERSION--- "MyLabSchool"-- a powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life! With real video footage of teachers and students interacting, an interactive system for collecting observations, and a seamlessly integrated suite of tools for lesson planning, portfoliodevelopment, and standards integration from TaskStream, you'll get a clear sense as to what being in a real classroom is like! "MyLabSchool" also includes a practice PRAXIS test and video PRAXIS tutorial, helping you prepare for your certification exam. In addition, if you use "MyLabSchool," you'll receive r m dvice, interview coaching, a test preparation clinic, and more through the through our Teacher's Career Center. "MyLabSchool" integrates the most powerful tools and resources available to help teachers in training succeed. MLS VideoLab Experience concepts as they unfold in actual classrooms. MLS VideoLab lets you observe real teachers demonstrating best practices and reflect on your own responses to classroom situations. With more than 20 hours of high-quality video footage and exercises tied to central concepts in your instructor's course, "MLS VideoLab" gives you the benefit of authentic experience in context. TaskStream PILOT A powerful tool for creating standards-based lesson plans and employment portfolios, this exciting program delivers full correlations of state and national teaching standards, useful assessment rubrics, and a host of Web resources for teacher candidates. MLS Career Center Preparing for the PRAXIS offers practice exams, video cases, and a wealth of information and advice on certification tests. Getting the Job offers an easy-to-use toolkit for creating a digital portfolio, as well as tips on interviewing and the job search. Doing the Job Well provides sample lesson plans, classroom activities, assessments, and more. The Career Center provides additional help withr m portfolios, and job searching. Research Navigator(TM) Pearson Education's exclusive database of reliable source material, including the EBSCO Academic Journal and Abstract Database and "The New York Times" Search by Subject Archive, helps you quickly and efficiently make the most of your research time. Not only can you use "Research Navigator(TM) " for your education course, you can use it for every other course that you're taking this term! "Research Navigator(TM) "-- a $15 value-- is FREE with "MyLabSchool," Visit www.ablongman.com/researchnavigator to learn more. Students, you can only access "MyLabSchool" if your instructor has set up a "MyLabSchool" course. Visit www.mylabschool.com to register-- all you need are your instructor's course ID and an access code (FREE when packaged with a new copy of this book or available for purchase at your bookstore) OR a credit card to purchase immediate online access. If your instructor is not using "MyLabSchool," ask him or her to consider "MyLabSchool" to give you every chance to succeed in your course! Visit www.mylabschool.com today and discover a powerful new destination for teacher-in-training success!

Evaluating Electronic Portfolios in Teacher EducationEvaluating Electronic Portfolios in Teacher Education



The purposes of this volume are to create an indepth portrait of ways in which electronic portfolios efforts can be evaluated effectively, and to provide xamples of efolio evaluation in the form of case studies.

Author: Pete Adamy

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607528630

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Page: 137

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While Research on the effectiveness of electronic portfolios for assessment and accreditation is emerging, many who are now using, or who are beginning to use, electronic portfolios are looking to justify the cost and effort involved. The purposes of this volume are to create an indepth portrait of ways in which electronic portfolios efforts can be evaluated effectively, and to provide xamples of efolio evaluation in the form of case studies. The intention of these chapters is to serve as models for assessment and evaluation of electronic portfolios in teacher education, as well as to spark further investigations on this tool that is ecoming ubiquitous in so many SCDE’s across the United States and abroad.

Technology Implementation and Teacher Education Reflective ModelsTechnology Implementation and Teacher Education Reflective Models



planning for mathematics instruction supported by technology tools? ... elementary teachers in the evaluation of technology tools for mathematical learning.

Author: Yamamoto, Junko

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781615208982

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Page: 506

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Today's students are faced with the challenge of utilizing technology to support not only their personal lives, but also their academic careers. Technology Implementation and Teacher Education: Reflective Models provides teachers with the resources needed to address this challenge and develop new methodologies for addressing technology in practice. With chapters focusing on online and blended learning, subject-specific teacher education and social and affective issues, this reference provides a comprehensive, international perspective on the role of technology in shaping educational practices.

Evaluation of Science and Technology Education at the Dawn of a New MillenniumEvaluation of Science and Technology Education at the Dawn of a New Millennium



CHAPTER 7 Complementary Approaches to Evaluating Technology in Science Teacher Education David D. Kumar and James W. Altschuld INTRODUCTION Science teacher ...

Author: James W. Altschuld

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306475603

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Page: 279

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"James Altschuld, David Kumar, and their chapter authors have produced an upbeat, provocative, visionary, and useful volume on educational evaluation. Of special utility is its grounding in issues and practices relating to evaluations of science and technology education. The book should appeal and be useful to a wide range of persons involved in evaluations of educational policy, programs, and (less so) science teachers. These persons include science and technology education experts, educational policymakers, officials of the National Science Foundation, school administrators, classroom teachers, evaluation instructors, evaluation methodologists, practicing evaluators, and test developers, among others. Contents reflecting international studies of curriculum, evaluation of distance education, and evaluation of technology utilization in Australian schools, as well as evaluations in America should make the book appealing to an international audience. Moreover, it provides a global perspective for assessing and strengthening educational evaluation in the US." Daniel L. Stufflebeam, Professor of Education and Director of the Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University For contents, contributors and a free preview: www.new-in-education.com

Handbook of Research on Transforming Mathematics Teacher Education in the Digital AgeHandbook of Research on Transforming Mathematics Teacher Education in the Digital Age



High touch mentoring: Evaluating the impact of a PT3 project. Book chapter. In W. Heinecke & P. Adamy (Eds.), Evaluating technology in teacher education: ...

Author: Niess, Margaret

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522501213

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Page: 679

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The digital age provides ample opportunities for enhanced learning experiences for students; however, it can also present challenges for educators who must adapt to and implement new technologies in the classroom. The Handbook of Research on Transforming Mathematics Teacher Education in the Digital Age is a critical reference source featuring the latest research on the development of educators’ knowledge for the integration of technologies to improve classroom instruction. Investigating emerging pedagogies for preservice and in-service teachers, this publication is ideal for professionals, researchers, and educational designers interested in the implementation of technology in the mathematics classroom.

Developing Technology Rich Teacher Education Programs Key IssuesDeveloping Technology Rich Teacher Education Programs Key Issues



Teacher educators' beliefs and technology uses as predictors of preservice teachers' ... Be the technology: A developmental model for evaluating technology ...

Author: Polly, Drew

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466600157

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Page: 625

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"This book offers professional teacher educators a rare opportunity to harvest the thinking of pioneering colleagues spanning dozens of universities, and to benefit from the creativity, scholarship, hard work, and reflection that led them to the models they describe"--Provided by publisher.

Evaluating the Impact of Technology on Learning Teaching and Designing Curriculum Emerging TrendsEvaluating the Impact of Technology on Learning Teaching and Designing Curriculum Emerging Trends



"This book provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss the current and potential impact of online learning and training and to formulate methodologies for the creation of effective learning systems"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Ng, Eugenia M. W.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466600331

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Page: 310

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"This book provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss the current and potential impact of online learning and training and to formulate methodologies for the creation of effective learning systems"--Provided by publisher.

Pre Service and In Service Teacher Education Concepts Methodologies Tools and ApplicationsPre Service and In Service Teacher Education Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications



In contrast, if teacher educators approach technology teaching with an ... methods of using and evaluating technology as opposed to teaching technology as a ...

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522573067

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Page: 2262

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As with any industry, the education sector goes through frequent changes due to modern technological advancements. It is every educator’s duty to keep up with these shifting requirements and alter their teaching style to best fit the needs of their classroom. Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores the current state of pre-service teacher programs as well as continuing education initiatives for in-service educators. It also emphasizes the growing role of technology in teacher skill development and training as well as key pedagogical developments and methods. Highlighting a range of topics such as teacher preparation programs, teaching standards, and fieldwork and practicum experiences, this multi-volume book is designed for pre-service teachers, teacher educators, researchers, professionals, and academics in the education field.

Handbook of Research on Teacher Education in the Digital AgeHandbook of Research on Teacher Education in the Digital Age



methods of using and evaluating technology as opposed to teaching technology as a static subject. Thinking retrospectively about this idea, consider the ...

Author: Niess, Margaret L.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466684041

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Page: 343

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Traditional classrooms are fast becoming a minority in the education field. As technologies continue to develop as a pervasive aspect of modern society, educators must be trained to meet the demands and opportunities afforded by this technology-rich landscape. The Handbook of Research on Teacher Education in the Digital Age focuses on the needs of teachers as they redesign their curricula and lessons to incorporate new technological tools. Including theoretical frameworks, empirical research, and best practices, this book serves as a guide for researchers, educators, and faculty and professional developers of distance learning tools.

Learning Tools and Teaching Approaches through ICT AdvancementsLearning Tools and Teaching Approaches through ICT Advancements



Technology stimulates minds in ways that make a profound and lasting difference, especially in the classroom.

Author: Tomei, Lawrence A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466620186

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Page: 440

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Technology stimulates minds in ways that make a profound and lasting difference, especially in the classroom. It can be used to adapt curriculum to diverse learners or to express material in ways not possible prior to the creation of new technologies. Learning Tools and Teaching Applications through ICT Advancements provides research regarding introducing, collaborating, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating innovative contributions to the theory, practice, and research of technology education applicable to K-12 education, higher education, and corporate and proprietary education. It grows this body of research, proposing new applications of technology for teaching and learning, and documenting those practices that contribute irrefutable verification of information technology education as a discipline.

Teaching with TabletsTeaching with Tablets



This book considers how iPads and tablets can be used to enhance teaching and learning in primary schools.

Author: Helen Caldwell

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781473918702

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Page: 152

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The presence of handheld technologies in the classroom isn't enough - you need to know how to use them to enhance teaching and transform learning. As more and more primary schools acquire devices such as iPads and tablets, it is becoming clear that adding them as a classroom resource is not enough. Teachers and trainees need strategies to integrate these into existing learning contexts in a meaningful way. Without this, these fantastic resources lose their value. This book helps teachers to make the most of these devices in the primary classroom. It offers guidance on: how to use tablets to devise meaningful learning activities embed them in genuine curriculum contexts, drawing upon case studies from existing practice It is written for non-specialists and explains technical terms in an accessible, practical way. Each chapter begins with a case study contributed by a teacher using tablets in schools. Real life examples and comments like this give the text a truly practical focus. Check out the book's Pinterest board which includes the apps mentioned in the book as well as a handy infographic for a snapshot guide on starting off your tablet teaching journey. A note from the authors The use of technology in schools continues to evolve rapidly as new devices and tools become available, and the adoption of mobile devices such as iPads and tablets has been a particularly exciting development in recent years. The benefits offered by these technologies, such as their portability, connectivity, accessibility and range of media, present new challenges and opportunities for teaching and learning. As the take up of tablets gathers pace in our schools there is a need for advice on the best approaches and apps to help achieve successful learning outcomes. Teachers need to find meaningful ways to integrate the devices into their own practice and to evaluate which of the many thousands of educational apps might be appropriate for their pupils. This book considers how iPads and tablets can be used to enhance teaching and learning in primary schools. It is especially relevant in the light of the computing curriculum, which puts a new emphasis on children as makers and creators of digital content. Across other curriculum subjects too, the introduction of mobile devices that can be quickly and reliably accessed has precipitated a shift in practice. For example, they have enabled teachers and children to spontaneously pursue lines of inquiry, to connect, collaborate and publish in many different ways, and to use their digital skills to enhance their exploration of the physical world outside the classroom. With these opportunities in mind, we offer anecdotes from the classroom and examples of how tablets might be embedded within current pedagogy and practice as a natural learning tool. Each chapter combines a practical case study with discussion of related pedagogy, and recommends apps to support a personalised, inclusive and active approach to teaching and learning.

Technology Leadership in Teacher Education Integrated Solutions and ExperiencesTechnology Leadership in Teacher Education Integrated Solutions and Experiences



Preparing preservice teachers to implement performance assessment and technology through electronic portfolios. Action in Teacher Education, 24(1), 90–97.

Author: Yamamoto, Junko

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781615209002

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Page: 390

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"This book presents international authors, who are teacher educators, and their best practices in their environments, discussing topics such as the online learning environment, multimedia learning tools, inter-institutional collaboration, assessment and accreditation, and the effective use of Web 2.0 in classrooms"--Provided by publisher.