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    Preparing to Use Technology A Practical Guide to Curriculum Integration

    ISBN-10: 0205456170
    ISBN-13: 9780205456178
    Author(s): Blanche W. O'Bannon, Kathleen G. Puckett
    Description: "Preparing to Use Technology" is a concise and comprehensive guide to the technology applications that are essential skills in the classrooms of today. This text features a basic understanding of current software applications, adaptations for  More...
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    Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
    Binding: Comb Bound 
    Pages: 304
    Size: 9.00" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 1.430
    Language: English

    "Preparing to Use Technology" is a concise and comprehensive guide to the technology applications that are essential skills in the classrooms of today. This text features a basic understanding of current software applications, adaptations for special learners, and ideas for curriculum integration. Instructors will find a user-friendly format with an appropriate balance of directive skill building activities and exploration. Each chapter focuses on a technology concept and includes 1) research frameworks 2) basics which includes how teachers as well as students can use the technology in teaching and learning 3) provides a testimonial from a technology using teacher that has implemented lessons successfully, 4) offers example "curriculum connections" and shares ways to adapt for special learners with each. The entire text is aligned with the NETS*T standards. Prospective teachers, as well as teachers who want to use technology, will find the style is direct and easy to follow.

    Blanche O'Bannon, Ed.D. (University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.) teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Educational Technology in the department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her primary research areas include the development of K-12 teachers for the integration of technology into curriculum topics to enhance learning as well as the design and development of multimedia/hypermedia learning environments and course development focusing in these areas.Dr. O'Bannon is a member in numerous professional organizations including the Association of the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE), and presents papers regularly at their annual conferences. She serves on the Board of Associate Editors for the Journal of Research on Technology in Education.She has a successful record in securing external and other funding with the most recent large award being received from the Department of Education Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) initiative.Dr. O'Bannon serves as the Coordinator the core technology course for teachers receiving licensure from The University of Tennessee. Her focus, since coming to UT in 2000, has been to align the core technology course with national technology standards to facilitate the development of teachers who are capable of integrating technology into 21st century classrooms. In addition, she has insured that this course focuses on integration versus simply skills.You can review her courses and other resources her website at http://web.utk.edu/~bobannon

    Kathleen Pucketthas thirty seven years experience as a teacher, administrator, and teacher educator in special education. She co-authored (with Blanche Orsquo;Bannon)Preparing to Use Technology: A Practical Guide to Curriculum Integration(Pearson) which takes the perspective that readily available technology can assist all students in achieving their learning goals. nbsp; William G. Brozois a literacy scholar and teacher with numerous articles and books on reading, includingContent Literacy for Todayrsquo;s Adolescents: Honoring Diversity and Building Competencenbsp;and50 Content Area Strategies for Adolescent Literacy(both of Pearson). Bill is also co-author of theThe Reading Teachercolumn, ldquo;Content Literacyrdquo; and columnist of ldquo;Strategic Movesrdquo; for the international journal,Thinking Classroom.nbsp; He is a national and international literacy consultant and professional developer.

    Preparing to Use Technology
    Preparing to Use Technology
    Learner Objectives
    National Educational Standards for Teachers (NETSbull;T) Alignment Frameworks
    Are teachers using technology?
    Should teachers use technology?
    Is there support for technology integration?
    Becoming a technology-using teacher
    Essential conditions for technology integration
    Basics
    Preparing for Instruction
    Preparing to Manage the Classroom During Technology Enhanced Learning
    Preparing to Work with the Technology Coordinator
    Voices from Technology Coordinator
    Key resources for technology-integration
    Preparing for Special Learners
    On the Web Virtual Connections
    Managing the technology classroom
    Planning for Instruction
    Popular Educational Indexes
    Professional Organizations
    Special Learners
    Standards-Based Sites
    Books to Review
    Key Terms
    Hands-on Activities for Learning
    References
    Hardware Basics
    Learner Objectives
    National Educational Standards for Teachers (NETSbull;T) Alignment Frameworks
    Basics
    Computer System
    Central Processing Unit (CPU)
    Memory Explained in Bits and Bytes
    Processor Speed
    Input, Output, and Storage Devices
    Connecting to the Computer
    Considerations for Purchasing a Computer system
    The Need for Software
    Voices from the Classroom
    Mobilizing my Students
    Increasing Access through Grants
    Curriculum Connections
    Adapting for Special Learners: Hardware
    Monitor Adaptations
    Keyboard Adaptations
    Peripherals Adaptations
    Learning to use adaptive hardware
    Common Vendors for Adaptive Hardware
    On the Web Virtual Connections
    Computer Corporations: Hardware, software, support services
    Computer Basics & Tutorials
    Input Devices: Digital cameras, scanners, electronic white boards, PDAs
    Output Devices: Printers
    Storage Devices: External hard drives
    Adaptive Hardware
    Grants: Opportunities to Assist Access
    Key Terms: Hardware
    Hands-on Activities for Learning
    References
    Software Basics
    Learner Objectives
    National Educational Standards for Teachers (NETSbull;T) Alignment Frameworks
    Basics
    Considerations for Purchasing Software
    Types of Software: Operating System, Application, Internet, Utility, and Instructional
    Evaluating Instructional Software
    Voices from the Classroom
    Curriculum Connections
    Adapting for Special Learners
    Assistive Operating System
    Access software
    A final word about Assistive Software
    On the Web Virtual Connections
    Educational Software Resellers
    Educational Software Publishers
    Teacher Utility: Grade Programs
    Task Generators
    Organizations for Support with Diverse Learners
    Assistive Software
    Books to Review
    Key Terms: Software
    Hands-on Activities for Learning
    References
    Portfolios
    Learner Objectives
    National Educational Standards for Teachers (NETSbull;T) Alignment Frameworks
    Basics
    Types of Portfolios: Working or Development, Assessment, Showcase

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