Kids, Computers, and Learning: An Activity Guide for Parents

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As today's children proceed through school and eventually into the job force, they will be required to have technology skills. Parents know that as they prepare their children for a successful future, they will increasingly need to help their children build a strong foundation in technology. Whether a techie or a tech newbie, teaching young children the technology skills they will need throughout their lives can seem like a daunting task for any parent-but it no longer has to be that way. ISTE author Holly ...
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Overview

As today's children proceed through school and eventually into the job force, they will be required to have technology skills. Parents know that as they prepare their children for a successful future, they will increasingly need to help their children build a strong foundation in technology. Whether a techie or a tech newbie, teaching young children the technology skills they will need throughout their lives can seem like a daunting task for any parent-but it no longer has to be that way. ISTE author Holly Poteete has adapted her popular computer lab book into lessons and activities for parents to use either as a supplement to school computer lessons or in a more formal home environment.

Each of the 12 chapters is made up of 10 activities that teach children a target skill such as online safety, keyboarding, Internet research, creation of multimedia presentations, use of Web 2.0 tools, and more-all in a variety of learning styles. In addition, the book includes a CD with more than 100 supplemental files including a student workbook, a grade book, and answer keys, providing parents with everything they need to effectively teach technology. Suggestions for younger children and ideas for enrichment means parents can use this resource for more than just one year and with children of many ages and ability levels. It is a must-have in any home with young children.

Topics include:

-Educational technology
-computer education
-parents
-homeschool
-technology literacy
-lesson plans

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the trusted source for professional development, knowledge generation, advocacy and leadership for innovation. ISTE is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. Home of the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), the Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology (CARET), and ISTE's annual conference (formerly known as the National Educational Computing Conference, or NECC), ISTE represents more than 100,000 professionals worldwide. We support our members with information, networking opportunities, and guidance as they face the challenge of transforming education.

Some of the areas in which we publish are:
-Web. 2.0 in the classroom-RSS, podcasts, and more
-National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)
-Professional development for educators and administrators
-Integrating technology into the classroom and curriculum
-Safe practices for the Internet and technology
-Educational technology for parents

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564842657
  • Publisher: International Society For Technology In Education (ISTE)
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Pages: 275
  • Sales rank: 809,474
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

In her writing, Holly Poteete draws on her experience and inspiration from more than 10 years working in elementary schools and middle schools across the United States. She also leads teacher and parent technology classes. Poteete is the author of two books with ISTE and Web-based lesson plans that integrate technology with core curriculum standards, many of which have been published by the Georgia Department of Education. A mother of two, Poteete believes strongly in instilling children with knowledge, creative experiences, and the ethical use of technology when they are young.
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