Technology Application Competencies For K-12 Teachers

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Technology Application Competencies for K-12 Teachers aids preservice and current teachers, graduate students, technology specialists, and teacher educators to better understand methods of integrating technology into their curricula. This authoritative text answers the demand for cutting-edge practical knowledge of technological principles to be applied in the planning, organization, delivery, and evaluation of instruction in today's classroom.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599047355
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publication date: 7/31/2007
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword     viii
Preface     xi
Acknowledgment     xvii
Technology Applications Core
Technology Operation and Concepts for Teachers     1
The Teacher Technologist     2
A Brief History of Computers     2
Computers in the Classroom     3
Hardware     4
Operating Systems     7
Software     11
WWW in Education     13
Legal and Ethical Issues     15
Equal Opportunity and Computers     17
Emerging Technologies     20
Final Words     21
References     21
Sample Questions     23
Teacher Productivity and Professional Practices     24
Teacher Productivity Software     25
Computerized Data Analysis Tools     26
Using a Variety of Productivity Tools     50
Utility Software     56
Software for Work and Home     60
References     61
Sample Questions     62
Using Technology for Learning, Teaching, and Designing the Curriculum     64
Maximizing Student Achievement     65
Technology Creates Opportunities for Learners with Special Needs     72
Instructional Software     78
Value Systems of Technology Integration     79
Changes and Diffusion of Instructional Technology     80
Educators as Life-Long Learners     81
References     82
Sample Questions     85
Digital Graphics/Animation and Desktop Publishing
The Principles and Applications of Digital Design     88
Educational Relevance of Graphics and Animations     89
Paint Programs     91
Draw Programs     92
Graphics from the Web     96
From Clipart Collections     96
Cameras     97
Scan     102
Other Graphic Sources     104
Graphic Editing     105
Animation     107
Design Tips to Reduce File Sizes     112
Final Words     115
References     116
Sample Questions     117
Technical Lingo for Media Effects     118
Desktop Publishing for Schools     120
Educational Relevance of Desktop Publishing     121
A Short History of Desktop Publishing     122
Word Processing vs. Graphic Design vs. Desktop Publishing     122
Choosing Desktop Publishing Software      123
Elements of Desktop Publishing Projects     124
Previewing     134
Printing     135
Final Words     137
References     137
Sample Questions     138
Creating Multimedia for Special Audiences     140
Visual, Graphic, and Media Literacy in Education     141
Composition Principles     143
Using Colors to Appeal to the Audience     148
Using Lighting to Convey Meanings     152
Final Words     156
References     157
Sample Questions     158
Video Technology and Multimedia
School Multimedia Design Teams and Projects     161
Instructional Design Models     162
Managing Multimedia Projects for Education     163
Multimedia Project Life Cycle     166
Multimedia Design Team or Production Crew     167
Media Acquisition     169
Maintenance of Media     170
Final Words     171
References     173
Sample Questions     174
Video and Sound in Education     176
Educational Relevance of Audio and Visual Productions     177
Audio Use and Equipment      178
Specifications of Microphones     178
Video     184
Technical Lingo     196
An Interview Scenario     198
The Production Sequence     200
References     202
Sample Questions     203
Design, Produce, and Distribute Educational Multimedia Products     205
Multimedia Authoring Programs     206
Hardware and Software Requirements     215
Help Your Students Create Projects     218
Evaluating Multimedia Projects     219
Multimedia Dissemination Formats     220
Concerns when Seeking Media Clips     224
Final Words     225
References     225
Sample Questions     227
Administration of Educational Web Sites     229
District Technology Infrastructure     230
WAN     231
LANs     232
The Internet of the Pre-Web Age     236
The World Wide Web     237
School Web Projects     240
A Good Web Development Team     244
Building an Educational Web Site     247
Web Project Life Cycle     252
References     255
Sample Questions     256
Web Design Tools for Educators     257
School and District Web Pages     258
Construction of Web Pages     258
A Teachers Professional Homepage: A Scenario     259
Common Web-Compatible Formats     263
Web Page Tools     264
Multimedia and Other Tools     275
Navigation Schemes in Web Design     277
Designing American Disability Act (ADA) Compliant Web Pages     278
Print Design vs. Web Page Design     279
Boosting a Web Site's Credibility     279
Protecting Web Sites     280
Wrap Up School Web Projects     281
References     282
Sample Questions     284
Web Communications and Interaction for Teaching and Learning     285
Virtual Learning Communities (or VLC)     286
Distance Education/Learning     290
Netiquette at School     293
Ethical Issues     294
References     297
Sample Questions     299
About the Authors     301
Index     302
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