Educational Computing in the Schools

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Educational Computing in the Schools: Technology, Communication, and Literacy examines critical issues of technology, teaching, and learning through the areas of access, communication, and literacy to help students from preschool to college get the most out of using computers for educational purposes. As an educator interested in technology applications in the classroom, you will discover new ideas and practices for ...

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Overview

Increase literacy learning with multimedia technologies!

Educational Computing in the Schools: Technology, Communication, and Literacy examines critical issues of technology, teaching, and learning through the areas of access, communication, and literacy to help students from preschool to college get the most out of using computers for educational purposes. As an educator interested in technology applications in the classroom, you will discover new ideas and practices for gaining access to and correctly using technology in education such as using electronic journaling, libraries, and chat rooms. This important book explores areas such as using the Internet to foster literacy growth in developing nations, connecting schools and communities, and the use of technology to enhance early literacy.

This important book explores examples of creating access to technology for learning at three levels: state, community, and international. You will discover new facets of online publishing to teach reading and learn how multimedia technology can accommodate various learning styles. Educational Computing in the Schools gives you access to new ideas for your school or educational programs with several innovative ideas and programs, including:

  • using LemonLINK, which links schools and communities with the latest technologies
  • exploring the creation of the Highlights for Children Web site and chat room which is complete with actual messages sent to the online publication by children, and an overview of the online team that works to keep the sight educational and appropriate
  • using computers to encourage and help children to play and learn
  • requesting more multimedia equipment in classrooms based on the projected impact of the Internet, the networking of schools, and the increased availability of grants and funding for technology
  • connecting technologically disadvantaged schools and countries with technologically enriched ones to benefit students

    Educational Computing in the Schools covers many of the challenges and issues that schools are facing today concerning teaching and learning with technology. This important book focuses on making technology accessible and incorporating new styles of communication, teaching, and learning into the classroom. This vital book will improve computer literacy in your school and make educational topics exciting and readily available to students.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780789007797
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Series: Computers in the Schools Series
  • Pages: 119
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Technology, Communication, and Literacy: Critical Issues 1
Section 1 Access and Opportunity
An Exploration of Internet Access for Literacy Teachers and Learners 5
Technology Transformation: One State's Efforts 13
Connecting Schools and Communities: Challenges Along the Way 19
Using the Internet to Foster Literacy Growth in Developing Nations 25
Becoming Literate About Copyright and Internet Issues 33
Section 2 Online Communication
Putting Highlights for Children Online 39
Publishing Professional Journals Online 47
Section 3 Literacy
Using Technology to Enhance Early Literacy Through Play 55
The Family-School Connection: Possibilities for Technology 65
Technology: Impact on Literacy Development 73
Multimedia Authoring Tools: Challenges to Effective Use 79
Technologies for Literacy Development 89
Hypertext: A Definitional Quandary 93
Whither the Book? 101
Technology and Literacy: Is Reading Doomed to Obsolescence 109
Index 115
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