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Toys, Tools & Teachers: The Challenges of Technology

Toys, Tools & Teachers: The Challenges of Technology

by Marge Cambre, Mark Hawkes


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Here, Cambre and Hawkes offer a framework for thinking about technology as it impacts teaching and learning today. Toys, Tools & Teachers takes a hard look at the benefits and the trade-offs of a technology-saturated education. The authors look at technology through a trifocal lens: as teaching aid, as a threat, and as progress. They also explore ways in which technology can significantly impact education-through distance learning, networking, and wireless technologies. This book is a reflection on technology and a review of the footprint of technology on children's toys and the tools teachers and students have available for teaching and learning. As today's students are bombarded with things technological, school administrators and teachers are challenged on a daily basis to acquire up-to-date technologies and use them wisely in the teaching, learning, and testing process. Educators and parents are urged to discern the positive and negative effects of technology and make appropriate choices for their charges. Researchers are challenged to devise strategies for demonstrating the effectiveness of technology and for pointing the way to better methods of integrating technology so that no child is left behind. Will be of interest to parents, school board members, and educators.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578861644
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 11/15/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Marge Cambre works as a freelance consultant evaluating educational technology projects. Mark Hawkes is an associate professor at Dakota State University and chair of their Graduate Studies in Educational Technology program.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Section One: The Challenge to Stay in Touch Chapter 3 Chapter One: Time to Reflect Chapter 4 Chapter Two: Students and Toys Chapter 5 Chapter Three: Teachers and Tools Part 6 Section Two: Challenging Issues Chapter 7 Chapter Four: Accounting for Impact Chapter 8 Chapter Five: The Equity Challenge Chapter 9 Chapter Six: Teaching Teachers Chapter 10 Chapter Seven: Technology-Supported Assessment Part 11 Section Three: Challenging the Future Chapter 12 Chapter Eight: Distance Education Chapter 13 Chapter Nine: Networking for Learning Chapter 14 Chapter Ten: Connecting without Wires Chapter 15 Chapter Eleven: Conclusion Part 16 References Part 17 Index Part 18 About the Authors

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