Powering Up: Learning to Teach Well with Technology

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Coppola (education, Rice U.) reports findings from an ethnographic, yearlong study conducted during the 1997-1998 school year, which explored how one large public school in Vermont successfully promoted quality uses of computers for constructivist teaching. The research focuses on five computer-using teachers in various core subject areas, how they learned to use computers, and what elements of the school's structure, organizational culture, and policy supported them. The study has important implications for ...
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Overview

Coppola (education, Rice U.) reports findings from an ethnographic, yearlong study conducted during the 1997-1998 school year, which explored how one large public school in Vermont successfully promoted quality uses of computers for constructivist teaching. The research focuses on five computer-using teachers in various core subject areas, how they learned to use computers, and what elements of the school's structure, organizational culture, and policy supported them. The study has important implications for educational policy and leadership regarding the shaping of learning environments for teachers and fostering the effective use of computers for constructivist teaching. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807744994
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Paradox : the promise and perils of new technologies 1
Researching success : a natural experiment 11
1 High technology, high standards, and cognitive research : how can schools meet their promise? 15
2 Keeping your eye on the ball : instruction at the center of school organization 26
3 Beginning with the whole : contexts and commonalities 45
4 Using computers to measure, analyze, model : the physics class 53
5 Strengthening interdisciplinary and multidimensional understanding : ancient Greek language, history, and literature 64
6 Simulating the real world : modern economics 75
7 The soul and process of writing : required sophomore English 85
8 Powering up business tools : a course in entrepreneurship 95
9 Teacher learning : how new uses of technology are created in classrooms 107
10 Completing the puzzle : learning and organizational culture 124
11 Recommendations for leaders 150
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