Empowering Students with Technology / Edition 2

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Overview

Expand classroom experiences and spark student excitement with learning adventures powered by technology!

Demonstrating how technology can improve school performance, this second edition of the bestseller shows how computer and Internet technologies enhance students’ critical thinking, research, and problem-solving skills; level the learning field for disadvantaged students; and open doors for children who are disabled. Offering more than 50 Web sites, plus new resources, practical lesson ideas, sample activities, more information about online learning, and real-world examples, this timely revision examines:

  • Information literacy
  • Learning in a globally connected community
  • Increased access to information
  • Applications for digital cameras, fax machines, cell phones, and more

From an international leader in facilitating the integration of technology into learning and critical thinking, Empowering Students With Technology will energize the classroom with exciting ideas that will spark students` interest and rekindle the thrill of teaching. This book helps students and teachers connect content to real life through new resources and learning relationships that are available through technology. E-VENTURES, learning adventures powered by technology, will provide practical lesson ideas. Featured real-life stories demonstrate not only what is possible but also what technology is already accomplishing in classrooms. Fifty Web sites to support great teaching and learning are also included.

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Editorial Reviews

Bena Kallick
“Alan November provides an exceptional lens that clarifies the confusion in the field. Educators know the significance and the impact of technology on education, but many don’t understand how to make good use of technology to further student learning. November presents both the theoretical and practical in such a compelling way that it makes me want to remind educators that we cannot keep doing what we have always done—not with the possibilities that technology opens for us!”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412974257
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/24/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 115
  • Sales rank: 317,761
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan November began his education career as a science and math teacher and a residential dorm counselor on an island reform school in Boston Harbor.November went on as a teacher and administrator in the Boston Public Schools, Lexington and Wellesley (Massachusetts) Public Schools, and the Glenbrook High Schools in Illinois.He has also taught in the graduate schools of education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Seton Hall in New Jersey.He was the cofounder of the Institute for Education Leadership and Technology at Stanford University.He has presented in all 50 states, every province of Canada, across Europe, Asia, Central America, and South Africa.He is most proud of being named one of the first Christa Mc Auliffe Educators in the United States.November is the author of the best-selling book Empowering Students With Technology.Each July, November leads the international Building Learning Communities summer conference near Boston.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
1. Teaching and Learning the Structure of Information
Information Literacy: A New Basic Skill
MAPping the Internet: Meta-Web Information, Author, and Purpose
Confusing Technical Mastery With Critical Thinking
Blocking Versus Access
Professional Growth Opportunity: Relate and Reflect on Chapter 1
2. Empowering Learning by Expanding Relationships
Planning for Learning (Instead of Technology)
Revisiting the Role of the Family
E-mail in a Cultural Context
Teacher-Created Web Sites
Publishing Student Work on the Web
Professional Growth Opportunity: Relate and Reflect on Chapter 2
3. Emerging Roles Within the Knowledge Community
Teachers as Digital Immigrants
Help and Support in Your Own Backyard
Benchmarking Educational Practice to the Knowledge Community
Shifting Control
Raising Expectations: Students as Knowledge Producers
Managing Fear
Professional Growth Opportunity: Relate and Reflect on Chapter 3
4. Accessing Primary Sources to Enhance Critical Thinking
Using Primary Sources
Teaching the Skills to Assess Primary Sources
Professional Growth Opportunity: Relate and Reflect on Chapter 4
5. Online Learning
Pioneers on the Digital Frontier
Changing Roles and Interactions
Students Involved in Online Learning
Teachers Involved in Online Learning
Individual Courses: Supporting Learning
Professional Growth Opportunity: Relate and Reflect on Chapter 5
Appendix
Bibliography
Index

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