Sunday, October 9, 2011

Honing the power of technology.

Honing the power of technology. While some studies suggest students want more connection betweenlessons and technology in the classroom, and that many teachers oftenstruggle to accomplish this, the following books can help educatorsrelate technology to students and improve achievement. The Children's Machine: Rethinking School in the Age of theComputer BASIC BOOKS $19 As a sequel to his book, Mindstorms, Seymour Papert Seymour Papert (born March 1, 1928 Pretoria, South Africa) is an MIT mathematician, computer scientist, and educator. He is one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence, as well as an inventor of the Logo programming language. , havinginvented the programming language LOGO, explains in The Children'sMachine how computers can revolutionize education. Instead ofintegrating tools of the computer into lessons, schools have isolatedthose tools. So Papert offers various examples, from his ownexperiences, as well as from classrooms nationwide, in how computers canbe used in lessons. He also makes clear how learning new skills is themost critical lesson for any student. Teaching With Technology: Creating Student-Centered ClassroomsTEACHERS COLLEGE PRESS $19.95 Using a longitudinal database of Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow, aresearch collaboration between universities, public schools and AppleComputer Inc., this book reveals case studies and thoughtful storiesexploring teacher concerns, teacher learning and teacher beliefs aboutinstructional changes; student and teacher roles; student attentivenessto lessons; teacher isolation; and how to manage computers and othertechnology in the classroom. Some chapters focus on enhancing innovationand promoting teamwork or sharing, as well as integrating technologyinto the curriculum. It also reveals the highs and lows, or obstacles,in staff development, such as access problems and lack of technicalsupport. Learning to Solve Problems with Technology: A Constructivist con��struc��tiv��ism?n.A movement in modern art originating in Moscow in 1920 and characterized by the use of industrial materials such as glass, sheet metal, and plastic to create nonrepresentational, often geometric objects. Perspective PRENTICE HALL Prentice Hall is a leading educational publisher. It is an imprint of Pearson Education, Inc., based in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, USA. Prentice Hall publishes print and digital content for the 6-12 and higher education market. HistoryIn 1913, law professor Dr. $36.33 Instead of learning from technology in classrooms, this book saystechnology, such as video, hypermedia hypermedia:see hypertext. The use of hyperlinks, regular text, graphics, audio and video to provide an interactive, multimedia presentation. All the various elements are linked, enabling the user to move from one to another. , and the Internet, can be used tolearn from a constructivist point of view. The book emphasizes learningto solve problems. The book reveals how various tools of technology canstimulate students. The Internet, for example, can be used to fostercommunity partnerships and multimedia is a new form of interactiveliteracy. The chapters cover surfing the Web, Web publishing Creating a Web site and placing it on the Web server. A Web site is a collection of HTML pages with the home page typically named INDEX.HTML. Web sites are designed using Web authoring software which provides a graphical layout capability or by hand coding in HTML or both. ,conferencing, microworlds and virtual reality. In each example, thereader is exposed to the learning process, the activities, theteachers' role and assessments. Oversold OversoldIn technical analysis, it is a market in which the volume of selling that has occurred is greater than the fundamentals justify.Notes:It is the opposite of overbought. and Underused: Computers in the Classroom HARVARDUNIVERSITY PRESS The Harvard University Press is a publishing house, a division of Harvard University, that is highly respected in academic publishing. It was established on January 13, 1913. In 2005, it published 220 new titles. $14.95 Author Larry Cuban, also a Stanford University Stanford University,at Stanford, Calif.; coeducational; chartered 1885, opened 1891 as Leland Stanford Junior Univ. (still the legal name). The original campus was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. David Starr Jordan was its first president. education professor,argues that computers in classrooms and lab centers are not used to thepotential they should be. These machines really are only used astypewriters as they were a decade ago. Teachers can learn to usecomputers as a benefit to students when they understand the technologythemselves and when they see it will shape their own curricula. Cubanpoints out that civic and social goals of schooling need to be addressedto move forward. Information Technology in Schools: Creating Practical Knowledge ToImprove Student Performance THE JOSSEY-BASS EDUCATION SERIES $25 This paperback book of just over 100 pages, including realscenarios written in the first person, is a how-to guide in wayseducators can use technology to rejuvenate re��ju��ve��nate?tr.v. re��ju��ve��nat��ed, re��ju��ve��nat��ing, re��ju��ve��nates1. To restore to youthful vigor or appearance; make young again.2. academic classrooms andlearning outcomes. The chapters offer successful steps in usingtechnology for different goals--ranging from informing educators how toteach computer search skills to middle school pupils to how to buildtechnological know-how among teachers. The book opens with a model fororganizational learning Organizational learning is an area of knowledge within organizational theory that studies models and theories about the way an organization learns and adapts.In Organizational development (OD), learning is a characteristic of an adaptive organization, i.e. : "A new mental model is called for as weharness the power of technology to help our schools continuously improvethe education of our children." It then covers how to involve stakeholders StakeholdersAll parties that have an interest, financial or otherwise, in a firm-stockholders, creditors, bondholders, employees, customers, management, the community, and the government. in developing technologyas well as how to track data on student achievement, and then explainshow to link technology to academic improvements and how technologypromotes classroom innovation. Other Jossey-Bass books include Technology In Its Place: SuccessfulTechnology Infusion In Schools, and Edutopia: Success Stories forLearning in the Digital Age.

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