Technology Timesavers: Simple Steps to Increasing Classroom Productivity

Technology Timesavers: Simple Steps to Increasing Classroom Productivity

by Mary Seamon, Eric J. Levitt, Eric J. Levitt
     
 

With twice as much to teach and twice as much testing, finding the time to do it all is a challenge for every teacher. These timesaving tips help you make the most of every precious minute.

• Quick assessment techniques that speed up grading of papers

• How to map ideas into useable projects

• Easy rubrics accurately assess projects and

Overview

With twice as much to teach and twice as much testing, finding the time to do it all is a challenge for every teacher. These timesaving tips help you make the most of every precious minute.

• Quick assessment techniques that speed up grading of papers

• How to map ideas into useable projects

• Easy rubrics accurately assess projects and presentations

• Web search techniques for fast fact-gathering

• Organize existing resources for maximum use

Discover how Inspiration, Internet Explorer, RubiStar, Google, and other programs can pump up productivity in any classroom.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
A variety of instructional management topics are addressed in this resource. The first chapter discusses general methods to save time in the classroom or library. Subsequent chapters teach bookmark management skills; use of Inspiration software; assessment tool generators, worksheet construction sites, and rubric makers; and search engines, with a focus on Google. Each clear and concise chapter opens with a discussion of the rationale for each type of technology use, the educational benefits, and techniques. In addition, an "Exhibit Center" is included in each chapter to showcase examples of "Bookmarking with Internet Explorer," "Assessment Materials on the Web," "Inspiration as a Classroom Tool," and more. "Show Me How It's Done" sections are partnered with the Exhibit Centers, providing step-by-step instructions along with visual demonstrations. An appendix lists sources. Illustrations enhance the understanding of the text but some of the black-and-white screen shots are unfocused and fuzzy in appearance and difficult to read. Despite this flaw, this is a well-organized resource.-Beth Jones, Shelby County High School, Shelbyville, KY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586831226
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/2003
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Ploski Seamon is the assistant superintendent for instruction at Spartanburg School District 3 in Glendale, SC.

Eric J. Levitt is the district technology trainer at Cowpens Middle School in Cowpens, SC.

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