Teachers Discovering Computers: Integrating Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom / Edition 5

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Overview

Make your introductory computer course for future technology teachers exciting and dynamic-an experience they will remember as a highlight of their educational careers! This title covers up-to-date topics in computer concepts, Internet and digital media integration, interactivity, extraordinary visual drawings and photographs, and unprecedented currency. Unique lecture presentation materials help future educators learn practical, theory-based strategies on how to teach these concepts. It is intended for use in a one-quarter or one-semester undergraduate or graduate-level introductory computer course for educators.

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Gary B. Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. More than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman Series' textbooks have been sold. Gary and a talented group of contributing authors have produced books on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software that are the leading textbooks in the computer technology market today. Gary has hosted the annual Shelly Cashman Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years.

Thomas J. Cashman received his education at California State University, Los Angeles. He established one of the first business data processing programs in the U.S. at Long Beach City College in California, where he taught and served as department head. In 1969, he began collaborating with now best-selling author, Gary Shelly.

Glenda A. Gunter is an Associate Professor, Co-chair of the Instructional Technology program at the University of Central Florida, and has a Ph.D. in Instructional/Educational Technology. She has a rich background in education, educational technology, digital media, and works extensively with K-20 schools and educational organizations to integrate technology into all aspects of teaching and learning. She has co-authored 12 books and has numerous national and international publications. She is the co-author of Teachers Discovering Computers: Integrating Technology and Digital Media in Your Classroom.

Randolph E. Gunter has 35 years experience in education and training. He has a Ph.D. in Educational Technology, has co-authored 11 textbooks, written dozens of articles, and presented at over 50 conferences. He is President of 21st Century Learning Solutions, Inc., specializing in online training for K-12 schools, higher education, and major corporations. He is the co-author of Teachers Discovering Computers: Integrating Technology and Digital Media in Your Classroom.

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Table of Contents

1. Integrating Educational Technology into the Curriculum. Special Feature: A World Without Wires. 2. Communications, Networks, the Internet, and the World Wide Web. Special Feature: Guide to World Wide Web Sites, Search Techniques, and Search Tools for Education. 3. Application Software Productivity Tools for Educators. Special Feature: Creating Web Pages, Blogs, Wikis, and More. 4. Hardware for Educators. Special Feature: Buyer's Guide. 5. Integrating Multimedia and Educational Software Applications. Special Feature: Digital Imaging and Video Technology. 6. Technology, Digital Media, and Curriculum Integration. Special Feature: Learning Theories and Educational Research. 7. Evaluating Educational Technology and Integration Strategies. Special Feature: Integrating Web Pages, Blogs, Wikis, and More. 8. Security Issues, Ethics, and Emerging Technologies in Education. Special Feature: Guide to Professional, State, and Federal Educational Web Sites. Appendix A: References.

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