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Spotlight on technology in education / edited by Nancy Walser
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Education Press, ©2011
book jacket
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 4th Floor  LB1028.43 .S66 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Educational technology -- United States
Education -- United States -- Data processing
Computer-assisted instruction -- United States
Internet in education -- United States
Distance education -- United States
Physical Description 122 p. ; 28 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references
Contents Internet research 10: how to help middle school students avoid getting tangled up in the Web / Colleen Gillard -- Better teaching with web tools: how blogs, wikis, and podcasts are changing the classroom / Colleen Gillard -- "Dumb" phones, smart lessons: schools answer student calls for mobile computing / Colleen Gillard -- Teaching 21st century skills: what does it look like in practice? / Nancy Walser -- The classroom of popular culture: what video games can teach us about making students want to learn / James Paul Gee -- Online testing, version 1.0: Oregon's adaptive computer-based accountability test offers a peek at a brave new future / Robert Rothman -- Video games take testing to the next level: researchers see promise in game-like assessments that measure complex skills / Robert Rothman -- The promise of new State tests: two consortia plan better tests, but will they lead to better instruction? / Robert Rothman -- "Equity, access, and opportunity": despite challenges, more districts adopt one-to-one laptop programs / Colleen Gillard -- Learning across distance: virtual-instruction programs are growing rapidly, but the impact on "brick-and-mortar" classrooms is still up in the air / Kristina Cowan -- Hybrid schools for the iGeneration: new schools combine "bricks" and "clicks" / Brigid Schulte -- Like teacher, like student: online PD helps teachers learn to collaborate so their students will, too / Dave Saltman
Summary This volume covers the range of critical trends in the use of computers and other devices for classroom teaching, online learning, professional development, school improvement, and student assessment. It draws on expert sources including teacher-leaders, librarians, researchers, and trainers who share their best advice on helping students to evaluate Web resources and leverage the Internet and computer programs for collaborative experiences and engaging, motivating lessons. This volume also delves into emerging practices and research in online professional development, computerized testing, and hybrid schooling
Series Spotlight series (Cambridge, Mass.) ; no. 7
Alternate Author Walser, Nancy

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