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Instructors are pressured to integrate technology into their traditional or online instruction. This book offers a hands-on resource that shows how to integrate technology into lessons and offers information about common technologies, categorizing by groups, and explains the purposes they serve pedagogically as well as how they can be most effectively used in online or face-to-face classrooms. In addition to examples, each chapter will feature a decision making matrix to help instructors decide on whether or not a tool is really needed based on curriculum objectives or a specific organizational or curricular problem.
About the Authors.
Part One: Introduction.
Chapter 1 Why Web-Based Tools?
Chapter 2 How to Choose Tools and a Matrix for Doing So.
Part Two: Tools to Help You Stay Organized.
Chapter 3 Calendars.
Chapter 4 Scheduling Tools.
Chapter 5 Mind-Mapping or Graphic Organizer Tools.
Chapter 6 Social Bookmarking.
Chapter 7 Virtual Storage and File Management.
Part Three: Tools to Communicate and Collaborate.
Chapter 8 Discussion Forums.
Chapter 9 Voice over Internet Protocol.
Chapter 10 Instant Messaging and Chat.
Chapter 11 Blogs.
Chapter 12 Wikis.
Chapter 13 Microblogs.
Chapter 14 Web Conferencing.
Part Four: Tools to Present Content.
Chapter 15 Audio.
Chapter 16 Video.
Chapter 17 Screencasting.
Chapter 18 Narrated Slide Shows.
Chapter 19 Sharing Images.
Part Five: Tools to Help You Assess Learning.
Chapter 20 Quizzes, Tests, and Surveys.
Chapter 21 Rubrics and Matrixes.
Chapter 22 E-Portfolios.
Part Six: Tools to Help You Transform Your Identity.
Chapter 23 Avatars.
Chapter 24 Virtual Worlds.
Chapter 25 Social Networking and Your Students’ Identities.
Chapter 26 Emerging Technology.