Meaningful Learning with Technology

ISBN-10: 0132565587

ISBN-13: 9780132565585

Edition: 4th 2012

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Description: Grounded in constructivist teachings, this popular text demonstrates how teachers can use technology to engage and support meaningful learning of their students. Organized around learning processes such as inquiring, experimenting, writing, modeling, community building, communicating, designing, visualizing, and assessing,Meaningful Learning with Technology, Fourth Edition,demonstrates for the reader how learners can use different technologies for meaningful learning. Numerous examples from teachers in K-12 classrooms, give readers a clear understanding of how technology can be used with different types of students, including expanded coverage of effective technology use with young learners. All chapters now present learning objectives as well asISTE NETS for Studentsand21 st Century Skillsthat may be met through the learning activities described. The text is further strengthened by the inclusion of practical application with technologies that many teachers currently use; discussion of widely available web-based tools for learning and collaboration; and the addition ofAssessing Meaningful Teaching and Learningrubrics which give readers a tool for reflecting on their practice. Each chapter extends learning by culminating with questions and issues for readers to think about.

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Book details

List price: $106.20
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Goal of Technology Integrations: Meaningful Learning
Chapter Objectives
How Can Technology Facilitate Meaningful Learning?
Alternative Conceptions of Meaningful Technology Use
Conclusion
Things to Think About
Inquiring with Technologies
Chapter Objectives
Technology Trends Supporting Inquiry
Information Gathering With Internet Resources
Using Information to Build Knowledge with Open-Ended, Student-Directed Research Projects
Collecting Data with Mobile Technologies
Finding Opinions with Online Survey Tools
Conclusion
NET Standards and 21st Century Skills
Things to Think About
Experimenting with Technologies
Chapter Objectives
Learning to Reason Causally
Hypothesizing With Microworlds
Experimenting With Simulations
Venturing Into Games
Immersing Into Virtual Worlds
Conclusion
NET Standards and 21st Century Skills
Things to Think About
Designing with Technologies
Chapter Objectives
Learning through Design
Drawing Design Ideas with SketchUp
Testing Designs and Building Mental Models with Simulation Software
Problem Solving Through Game and Simulation Design
Designing Music with Composition Software
Conclusion
NET Standards and 21st Century Skills
Things to Think About
Communicating with Technologies
Chapter Objectives
21st Century Media Kids
Exchanging Ideas Asynchronously With Discussion Boards and VoiceThread
Exchanging Ideas Synchronously With Chats and Instant Messaging
Sharing Information with Presentation Technologies
Making Connections through Videoconferencing
Broadcasting With Podcasts and Internet Radio
Conclusion
NET Standards and 21st Century Skills
Things to Think About
Community Building and Collaborating with Technologies
Chapter Objectives
What is Community?
Knowledge Building with Knowledge Forum
Co-constructing Knowledge with Wikis
Building International Communities with iEARN, Global Schoolhouse, KidLink, and ThinkQuest
Discussing Interests with Social (Educational) Networking Groups
Conclusion
NET Standards and 21st Century Skills
Things to Think About
Supporting Writing with Technology
Chapter Objectives
Supporting Writing Organization, Planning and Reflection on Writing through Visualization Tools
Supporting Creative Writing and Publishing with Technology
Supporting Collaborative Writing with Technology
Supporting Peer Feedback on Writing
Conclusion
NET Standards and 21st Century Skills
Things to Think About
Modeling with Technologies
Chapter Objectives
Learning by Building Models
Modeling Knowledge with Concept Maps
Modeling with Spreadsheets
Modeling Experiences with Databases
Conclusion
NET Standards and 21st Century Skills
Things to Think About
Visualizing With Technologies
Chapter Objectives
What Are Visualization Tools?
Visualizing Scientific Ideas with Computers
Visualizing Mathematical Ideas with Technologies
Visualizing With Digital Cameras and Mobile Phones
Visualizing With Video
Video Modeling and Feedback
NET Standards and 21st Century Skills
Things to Think About
Assessing Meaningful Learning and Teaching with Technologies
Chapter Objectives
Assessing Meaningful Learning: Authentic and Performance Assessment
Technology-Based Assessments
Assessing Performance with Technology-Based Rubrics
Assessing Growth over Time with Electronic Portfolios
Clicker Assessment Tools
Assessing Learning with Technology-Based Tests, Surveys and Assessment Items
Conclusion
NET Standards and 21st Century Skills
Things to Think About
Epilogue: Implications of Learning with Technology
Index
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