Web 2.0 How-to for Educators, 2nd Edition

Author: Gwen Solomon,Lynne Schrum

Publisher: International Society for Technology in Education

ISBN: 1564844919

Category: Education

Page: 390

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Ignite creativity by weaving Web 2.0 tools into the classroom. In this expanded and fully updated edition, the authors of the best-selling Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools introduce you to more collaborative tools and expertly lead you through classroom and professional applications that help expand student and teacher learning.
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Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies

Author: Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317243595

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 9860

As social media and Web 2.0 technologies continue to transform the learning trends and preferences of students, educators need to understand the applicability of these new tools in all types of learning environments. The second edition of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies provides new and experienced instructors with practical examples of how low-cost and free technologies can be used to support student learning as well as best practices for integrating web-based tools into a course management system and managing student privacy in a Web 2.0 environment. "Showcase" spotlights throughout exemplify how the tools described in the book are already being used effectively in educational settings. This thoroughly revised second edition includes: a new chapter that explores how and why faculty are using the public web and open educational resources in place of a learning management system (LMS) and an expensive textbook additional tips and showcases in every chapter that illustrate faculty use of particular technologies the inclusion of new tools to replace technologies that no longer exist a revamped website featuring expanded online resources. This practical, easy-to-use guide will serve the needs of educators seeking to refresh or transform their instruction. Readers will be rewarded with an ample yet manageable collection of proven emerging technologies that can be leveraged for generating content, enhancing communications with and between students, and cultivating participatory, student-centered learning activities.
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Choosing Web 2.0 Tools for Learning and Teaching in a Digital World

Author: Pam Berger,Sally Trexler

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781591587064

Category: Computers

Page: 221

View: 6147

Provides strategies and examples for integrating Web 2.0 tools into school library programs and the classroom curriculum, including web searches, social bookmarking, managing and organizing information, and digital mapping.
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Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms

Author: Will Richardson

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1544303084

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 9195

Explore the wide world of new, easy-to-use Web publishing and information gathering tools! Written for educators of all disciplines, this third edition of a bestseller provides real examples from K–12 teachers around the world on how Web tools allow students to learn more, create more, and communicate better. Updated with materials on Web publishing and information literacy, this resource opens up a new toolbox for both novice and tech-savvy educators, with how-to steps for teaching with: Weblogs Wikis Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds and aggregators Social bookmarking Online photo galleries Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter
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Tools for Teaching

Author: Barbara Gross Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470569450

Category: Education

Page: 608

View: 8482

This is the long-awaited update on the bestselling book that offers a practical, accessible reference manual for faculty in any discipline. This new edition contains up-to-date information on technology as well as expanding on the ideas and strategies presented in the first edition. It includes more than sixty-one chapters designed to improve the teaching of beginning, mid-career, or senior faculty members. The topics cover both traditional tasks of teaching as well as broader concerns, such as diversity and inclusion in the classroom and technology in educational settings.
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Web Wisdom

How to Evaluate and Create Information Quality on the Web, Third Edition

Author: Marsha Ann Tate

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351385674

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 164

View: 7438

The World Wide Web has undergone tremendous growth since the first edition of Web Wisdom: How to Evaluate and Create Information Quality on the Web was conceived and written in the mid-to-late 1990s. The phenomenal global expansion of the internet together with the increasing sophistication of online technologies and software applications requires us to be more savvy Web users, especially given the growing complexity of Web-based information. This new edition of Web Wisdom covers key issues users and creators of Web resources need to know regarding reliable and useful information on the Web, including social media content. Written in a straightforward and accessible format, the book also provides critical evaluation techniques and tools to enhance Web-based research and the creation of high quality content. This book demonstrates how to adapt and apply the five core traditional evaluation criteria (authority, accuracy, objectivity, currency, coverage) originally introduced in the first edition, to the modern-day Web environment.
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Tools for Teaching

Discipline, Instruction, Motivation

Author: Fredric H. Jones,Patrick Jones,Jo Lynne Talbott Jones

Publisher: fredjones.com

ISBN: 0965026329

Category: Education

Page: 339

View: 5336

"Integrating discipline and instruction, K-12"--P. [4] of cover.
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Created to Learn

Author: William R. Yount

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 080544727X

Category: Education

Page: 644

View: 3304

Revised and expanded second edition of William R. Yount's book showing teachers how to organize and adapt classroom instruction to fit the learning styles of their students.
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Child and Adolescent Development for Educators, Second Edition

Author: Christine B. McCormick,David G. Scherer

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462534694

Category: Education

Page: 496

View: 6584

"This accessible text--now revised and updated--has given thousands of future educators a solid grounding in developmental science to inform their work in schools. The expert authors review major theories of development and their impact on educational practice. Chapters examine how teaching and learning intersect with specific domains of child and adolescent development--language, intelligence and intellectual diversity, motivation, family and peer relationships, gender roles, and mental health. Pedagogical features include chapter summaries, definitions of key terms, and boxes addressing topics of special interest to educators. Instructors requesting a desk copy receive a supplemental test bank with objective test items and essay questions for each chapter. (First edition authors: Michael Pressley and Christine B. McCormick.) Key Words/Subject Areas: teachers, education, developmental psychology, child development, childhood development, adolescent development, schoolchildren, adolescents, students, educational psychology, developmental theories, teaching methods, learning, biological development, cognitive development, social development, emotional development, language development, intelligence, academic motivation, family relationships, peer relationships, mental health problems, gender roles, social-emotional learning, texts, textbooks Audience: Instructors and graduate students in education, child and family studies, and school psychology"--
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Teach Like a Champion 2.0

62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College

Author: Doug Lemov

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118901851

Category: Education

Page: 504

View: 7650

One of the most influential teaching guides ever—updated! Teach Like a Champion 2.0 is a complete update to the international bestseller. This teaching guide is a must-have for new and experienced teachers alike. Over 700,000 teachers around the world already know how the techniques in this book turn educators into classroom champions. With ideas for everything from classroom management to inspiring student engagement, you will be able to perfect your teaching practice right away. The first edition of Teach Like a Champion influenced thousands of educators because author Doug Lemov's teaching strategies are simple and powerful. Now, updated techniques and tools make it even easier to put students on the path to college readiness. Here are just a few of the brand new resources available in the 2.0 edition: Over 70 new video clips of real teachers modeling the techniques in the classroom A selection of never before seen techniques inspired by top teachers around the world Brand new structure emphasizing the most important techniques and step by step teaching guidelines Updated content reflecting the latest best practices from outstanding educators With the sample lesson plans, videos, and teachlikeachampion.com online community, you will be teaching like a champion in no time. The classroom techniques you'll learn in this book can be adapted to suit any context. Find out why Teach Like a Champion is a "teaching Bible" for so many educators worldwide.
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Internet for Educators

Author: Randall J. Ryder,Tom Hughes

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780136990758

Category: Computers

Page: 198

View: 2390

Ideal for sophomore/graduate-level courses in Computer Applications to Instruction, Emerging Internet, and Advanced Technology. Appropriate for all in-service audiences, in-service courses, and all methods courses that integrate technology. Current and future teachers explore the various functions of the Internet and its applications to classroom learning with this reader-engaging book. This text offers ample opportunities for readers to navigate the "Net" and to understand how technology can enhance learning at the 1-12 grade levels. The authors utilize five principles of generative instruction which advocate that learning: is active, is tailored to the individual, involves others, requires specialized strategies, and is contextualized. These principles are clearly reflected throughout the text which presents clear definitions of Internet language, proper etiquette, and instructional applications that will assist even the most "technically challenged" individuals in becoming proficient users of the Internet.
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Handbook of Research on Web 2.0 and Second Language Learning

Author: Thomas, Michael

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605661910

Category: Computers

Page: 636

View: 3954

"This book investigates how those involved in education can respond to the opportunities offered by the Web 2.0 technology"--Provided by publisher.
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College Students' Sense of Belonging

A Key to Educational Success for All Students

Author: Terrell L. Strayhorn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415895030

Category: Education

Page: 141

View: 8865

Belonging – with peers, in the classroom, or on campus – is a crucial part of the college experience. It can affect a student’s degree of academic achievement, or even whether they stay in school. Although much is known about the causes and impact of sense of belonging in students, little is known about how belonging differs based on students’ social identities, such as race, gender, or sexual orientation, or the conditions they encounter on campus. College Students’ Sense of Belonging addresses these student sub-populations and campus environments. It offers readers practical guidelines, underpinned by theory and research, for helping students belong and thrive. Sense of belonging can come from peers, teachers or faculty, family members, social and academic groups, and living and learning environments. The book offers: a review and critique of current literature on sense of belonging in light of new and emerging theory a new conceptual model of belonging which helps the reader expand an understanding of sense of belonging new and recent research findings from quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies conducted by the author practical recommendations for improving educational environments, practices, policies, and programs to facilitate students’ sense of belonging on campus.
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Design for How People Learn

Author: Julie Dirksen

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0134211529

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 6043

Products, technologies, and workplaces change so quickly today that everyone is continually learning. Many of us are also teaching, even when it's not in our job descriptions. Whether it's giving a presentation, writing documentation, or creating a website or blog, we need and want to share our knowledge with other people. But if you've ever fallen asleep over a boring textbook, or fast-forwarded through a tedious e-learning exercise, you know that creating a great learning experience is harder than it seems. In Design For How People Learn, Second Edition, you'll discover how to use the key principles behind learning, memory, and attention to create materials that enable your audience to both gain and retain the knowledge and skills you're sharing. Updated to cover new insights and research into how we learn and remember, this new edition includes new techniques for using social media for learning as well as two brand new chapters on designing for habit and best practices for evaluating learning, such as how and when to use tests. Using accessible visual metaphors and concrete methods and examples, Design For How People Learn, Second Edition will teach you how to leverage the fundamental concepts of instructional design both to improve your own learning and to engage your audience.
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Wired for Learning

An Educator's Guide to Web 2.0

Author: Terry T. Kidd,Irene Chen

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1607520974

Category: Computers

Page: 369

View: 4589

The purpose of this text is to clarify and present applications and practices of Web 2.0 for teaching and learning to meet the educational challenges of students in diverse learning settings.
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Leading 21st Century Schools

Harnessing Technology for Engagement and Achievement

Author: Lynne Schrum,Barbara B. Levin

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506318053

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 4410

Master The Latest Educational Technology To Teach 21st Century Skills. To prepare students to thrive in the classroom and beyond, educators must place the proper emphasis on technology leadership. First published in 2009, this book’s second edition features 80% brand-new material addressing the latest technological developments, combined with the authors’ tested methods for applying them in schools. Features include: Aligning technology to the ISLLC Standards, ISTE Standards, and Common Core State Standards Comprehensive guides to the newest technologies and trends that school leaders need to know A companion website featuring a massive volume of resources for additional progress
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Learning First, Technology Second

The Educator's Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons

Author: Liz Kolb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781564846327

Category: Education

Page: 150

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Learning with technology doesn't happen because a specific tool "revolutionizes" education. It happens when proven teaching strategies intersect with technology tools, and yet it's not uncommon for teachers to use a tool because it's "fun" or because the developer promises it will help students learn. Learning First, Technology Second offers teachers the professional learning they need to move from arbitrary uses of technology in their classrooms to thoughtful ways of adding value to student learning. This book includes: An introduction to the Triple E Framework that helps teachers engage students in time-on-task learning, enhance learning experiences beyond traditional means and extend learning opportunities to bridge classroom learning with students' everyday lives. Effective strategies for using technology to create authentic learning experiences for their students. Case studies to guide appropriate tech integration. A lesson planning template to show teachers how to effectively frame technology choices and apply them in instruction.
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Teaching the iGeneration

Five Easy Ways to Introduce Essential Skills With Web 2.0 Tools

Author: William M. Ferriter,Adam Garry

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1936765349

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 7443

Find the natural overlap between the work you already believe in and the digital tools that define today’s learning. Each chapter introduces an enduring skill: information fluency, verbal persuasion, visual persuasion, collaborative dialogue, and problem solving. Then, the authors present a digital solution that can be used to enhance traditional skill-based instructional practices. A collection of handouts and supporting materials tailored to each skill and tool type ends each chapter.
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Debates in History Teaching

Author: Ian Davies

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317284283

Category: Education

Page: 322

View: 6808

Now in its second edition, Debates in History Teaching remains at the cutting edge of history education. It has been fully updated to take into account the latest developments in policy, research and professional practice. With further exploration into the major issues that history teachers encounter in their daily professional lives, it provides fresh guidance for thinking and practice for teachers within the UK and beyond. Written by a range of experts in history education, chapters cover all the key issues needed for clear thinking and excellent professional action. This book will enable you to reach informed judgements and argue your point of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding. Debates include: What is happening today in history education? What is the purpose of history teaching? What do history teachers need to know? What are the key trends and issues in international contexts? What is the role of evidence in history teaching and learning? How should you make use of ICT in your lessons? Should moral learning be an aim of history education? How should history learning be assessed? Debates in History Teaching remains essential reading for any student or practising teacher engaged in initial training, continuing professional development or Master's-level study.
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Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education

Author: Paul C. Gorski,Seema G. Pothini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135114250X

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education offers pre- and in-service educators an opportunity to analyze and reflect upon a variety of realistic case studies related to educational equity and social justice. The accessibly written cases allow educators to practice the process of considering a range of contextual factors, checking their own biases, and making immediate- and longer-term decisions about how to create and sustain equitable learning environments for all students. This revised edition adds ten new cases to offer greater coverage of elementary education, as well as topics such as body-shaming, Black Lives Matter, and transgender oppression. Existing cases have been updated to reflect new societal contexts, and streamlined for ease-of-use. The book begins with a seven-point process for examining case studies. Largely lacking from existing case study collections, this framework guides readers through the process of identifying, examining, reflecting on, and taking concrete steps to resolve challenges related to diversity and equity in schools. The cases themselves present everyday examples of the ways in which racism, sexism, homophobia and heterosexism, class inequities, language bias, religious-based oppression, and other equity and diversity concerns affect students, teachers, families, and other members of our school communities. They involve classroom issues that are relevant to all grade levels and content areas, allowing significant flexibility in how and with whom they are used. Although organized topically, the intersections of these issues are stressed throughout the cases, reflecting the complexities of real-life scenarios. All cases conclude with a series of questions to guide discussion and a section of facilitator notes, called ‘Points for Consideration.’ This unique feature provides valuable insight for understanding the complexities of each case.
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