What Should Teachers Know About Technology?

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Thirteen American academics contribute eight articles on teacher technology knowledge and effective practices to help teachers acquire that knowledge. Coverage includes an introductory overview of the issue of what teachers should know about technology; the issue as seen from the policymakers, learner-centered education, and computer science perspectives; and three case studies of successful teacher preparation in the use of technology. The essays emphasize that rather than a simple mechanical understanding, ...
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Overview

Thirteen American academics contribute eight articles on teacher technology knowledge and effective practices to help teachers acquire that knowledge. Coverage includes an introductory overview of the issue of what teachers should know about technology; the issue as seen from the policymakers, learner-centered education, and computer science perspectives; and three case studies of successful teacher preparation in the use of technology. The essays emphasize that rather than a simple mechanical understanding, teachers' technology knowledge should be closely tied to how technology interacts with the teaching and learning environment. No subject index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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  • ISBN-13: 9781593110376
  • Publisher: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface
Introduction
1 What Teachers Need to Know About Technology?: Framing the Question 1
2 From Luddites to Designers: Portraits of Teachers and Technology in Political Documents 15
3 Educational Technology Standards for Teachers: Issues of Interpretation, Incorporation, and Assessment 31
4 Technology as Media: A Learner-Centered Perspective 45
5 Fluency with Information Technology: The Computer Science Perspective 53
6 Technology-Supported Portfolio Processes Designed to Promote Learning in a Teacher Preparation Program 75
7 Not "What" But "How": Becoming Design-wise About Educational Technology 99
8 Teacher Knowledge of Educational Technology: A Case Study of Student/Mentor Teacher Pairs 123
About the Contributors 161
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