An original analysis of the expanding and evolving role of technology in the social studies curriculum, Interactive Technologies and the Social Studies fills a significant void in the existing literature.
The contributors come from diverse backgrounds with specializations embracing the areas of social studies education, software development, computer science, and visual design. A common fundamental interest binds them togetherthe development and application of emerging technologies that can be used to enrich and enliven social studies instruction.
Addressed are the creative applications of emerging interactive technologies that are computer-based, such as distance learning, the Internet, interactive multimedia, and intelligent tutors, as well as the social and practical issues they have spawned. Simultaneously, the authors nest their analyses within the context of the key question: How can technology contribute to the development of effective citizens?
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
|Series:||SUNY series, Theory, Research, and Practice in Social Education Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.60(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.33(d)|
About the Author
Peter H. Martorella is Professor of Social Studies Education at North Carolina State University. He is the editor of the SUNY Press publication series, Theory, Research, and Practice in Social Education. Among his many books are Teaching Social Studies in Middle and Secondary Schools and Social Studies for Elementary School Children: Developing Young Citizens.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Peter H. Martorella
1. Online Learning Communities: Implications for the Social Studies
Lynn A. Fontana
2. Bringing Preservice Teachers Online
Charles S. White
3. Multimedia in a Visual Society
Peter H. Martorella
4. Technology and the Darkside: Hate Online
5. Information Technology and Civic Education
Richard A. Diem
6. Knowledge-Based Learning Environments: A Vision for the Twenty-First Century
Patrick J. FitzGerald and James C. Lester
List of Contributors