Classroom Teacher's Technology Survival Guide

ISBN-10: 1118024559

ISBN-13: 9781118024553

Edition: 2012

Authors: Doug Johnson

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A comprehensive guide for integrating educational technology in the K–12 classroomThis is a must–have resource for all K–12 teachers and administrators who want to really make the best use of available technologies. Written by Doug Johnson, an expert in educational technology, The Classroom Teacher′s Technology Survival Guide is replete with practical tips teachers can easily use to engage their students and make their classrooms places where both students and teachers will enjoy learning.Covers the most up–to–date technologies and how they can best be used in the classroomIncludes advice on upgrading time–tested educational strategies using technologyTalks about managing "disruptive technologies" in the classroomIncludes a wealth of illustrative examples, helpful suggestions, and practical tipsThis timely book provides a commonsense approach to choosing and using educational technology to enhance learning.
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List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/23/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.05" long x 0.62" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

About the Book
About the Authorxi
Why This Book?
Why Is an English Teacher Writing This Book Instead of Bill Gates?
Creating the Essential Conditions Needed for Successful Technology Use
Why Should Classroom Teachers Be Technologically Skillful?
Revolution or Evolution in Educational Change?
Developing a Framework for Thinking About Technology in Schools
Established Infrastructure
Effective Administration
Extensive Resources
Enhanced Teaching
Empowered Students
Q&A About Some Basics
What Type of Computer Should I Have?
What Operating System (OS) Should I Choose: Windows, Macintosh, GNU/Linux, or Chrome?
How Much Memory Do I Need, and How Fast Does the Computer Need to Run?
Desktop, Laptop, Netbook, or Tablet?
What Other Equipment Should I Buy?
What Basic Software Do I Need?
What Are Freeware and Open-Source Software?
How Do I Manage Files on Multiple Computers?
What Is Cloud Computing, and What Are Its Advantages and Disadvantages?
How Can Teachers Take Advantage of Cloud Computing?
Disadvantages of Cloud Computing
What Does a Technologically Well-Equipped Classroom Look Like?
Seven Stupid Mistakes TeachersMake with Technology
Seven Brilliant Things Teachers Do with Technology
Using Technology for
Professional Productivity
Keeping Professionally Organized:Managing the Business of Teaching
Communicating Using Technology
Student Information System
Curriculum Management System
Course Management System
School Web Site and Teacher-Created Class Pages
Basic Productivity Tools
Word Processors
Web Browsers and Search Engines
Graphics and Digital Image Editing Tools
Presentation Software
Basic Online Tools
Online Productivity Suites
RSS Feed Aggregators and Readers
Social Bookmarking Sites
Sites for Storing and Sharing Media
Options for Sharing andWorking Collaboratively on Documents
The Technology Upgrade
Getting Started with Technology in the Classroom
Assessing Technology-Enhanced Student Work
What IT Skills Should Teachers Expect of All Students?
Survival Skills for the Information Jungle
Problem-Based Learning and Information Literacy
Information Problem Solving Meets Technology
Information Jungle Survival Skills
The Hazards Are Great, but So Are the Rewards
Teaching 21st-Century Skills
The Fourth R-Research
Designing Technology-Enhanced Projects-the Four A's
The First A: Assignments
The Second A: Activities
The Third A: Assessment
The Fourth A: Attitude
Everyday Information Problem Solving
Entertain or Engage? Why You Need to Know the Difference
A Few Thoughts About Creativity
Right-Brain Skills and Technology: A Whole New Mind(-Set)
I Will as a Teacher . . .
Managing Disruptive Technologies in the Classroom
Some Approaches to Managing Technology in the Classroom
Using Technology in the Classroom to Support Student Learning
Computer Games in the Classroom
Why You Should Let Your Students Use the Internet for Nonacademic Purposes
Commonsense Practices for Safe and Ethical Technology Use
Teacher's Day-to-Day Security Guide
Hardware Security
Data Privacy
Personal Privacy
Helping Students Stay Ethical and Safe Online
What's Different About Technology Ethics?
Basics of Technology Ethics: Privacy, Property, Appropriate Use
Staying Safe on the Read-WriteWeb
What Are the Read-WriteWeb Safety Concerns, and How Valid Are They?
What Students Need to Understand About Technology Use
Guidelines for Educators Using Social and Educational Networking Sites
Social Networking Scenarios
Social Networking Scenario 1: Mr. Blake and Jennifer
Social Networking Scenario 2: Ms. Olson's Camping Trip
Social Networking Scenario 3: Juan and Philip Trade Insults
Social Networking Scenario 4: The Social Networking Ban
Social Networking Scenario 5: The Blog About Blobs
Developing a Long-Term Learning Strategy
Keeping Your Sanity
The Librarian: Your Technology Partner
Bonus: Top Ten Secrets for Conducting a Successful Technology Workshop
Looking into the Crystal Ball
Three ''High-Tech'' Schools of the Future
Skinner Elementary School
John Dewey High School
Duncan Middle School
So What's the Point?
How You Can Invent the Future and Take Charge of Your Own Technology Environment
Have a Personal Vision of Education and How Technology Should Be Used in It
Have a Voice in School Technology Policymaking and Planning
Look for a Mentor, Coach, or Guide
Share Information
Support Others and Use a Team-Teaching Approach
Change from the Radical Center of Education
Adopt an ''And'' Not ''Or''Mind-Set
Look for Truth and Value in All Beliefs and Practices
Respect the Perspective of the Individual
Recognize That One Size Does Not Fit All (Kids or Teachers)
Attend to Attitudes
Understand That the Elephant Can Only Be Eaten One Bite at a Time
Make Sure Everyone IsMoving Forward, Not Just the Early Adopters
Don't Be Afraid to Say, ''I Don't Know''
Believe That Measurement Is Good, but Not Everything Can Be Measured
Know and Keep Your Core Values
The Giant and the Ants: How Problems Are Solved
Readings and Resources
Chapter One: Why Should Classroom Teachers Be Technologically Skillful?
Some Influential Writers in the Field
Technology Critics and Skeptics
Other Education and Technology Thinkers
Q&A About Some Basics
Using Technology for Professional Productivity
Teaching 21st-Century Skills
Chapter Six:Managing Disruptive Technologies in the Classroom
Commonsense Practices for Safe and Ethical Technology Use
Developing a Long-Term Learning Strategy
Looking into the Crystal Bal
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