High-Tech Teaching Success!: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Innovative Technology in Your Classroom

High-Tech Teaching Success!: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Innovative Technology in Your Classroom

by Kevin Besnoy, Lane W. Clarke

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An easy-to-use guide to implementing the most exciting technologies to energize any classroom, High-Tech Teaching Success! A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Innovative Technology in Your Classroom gives classroom teachers exactly what they're looking for: advice from technology education experts on how the latest tools and software can be implemented into lesson plans to create differentiated, exciting curriculum for all learners.

Focused on implementing technology in the four core areas of learning—math, science, language arts, and social studies—this book covers topics like podcasting, blogging and digital diaries, building Web sites and Wikis, creating Web Quests, using Google Earth, using online programs like YouTube and social networking sites to connect to other classrooms, creating videos, and more.

Geared for teachers in grades 4–8, this essential book offers practical tools, tips for implementation, step-by-step instructions, and handy screen shots to give educators everything they need to create interesting, technology-based learning experiences in their classrooms.

  • Features lessons developed by top educators covering Google Earth, YouTube, wikis, WebQuests, and much more
  • Includes screen shots and easy-to-follow directions for using each technology tool
  • Suggests innovative ways of implementing tools like website design, podcasts, social networking, and blogging
  • Gives teachers an overview and advice on implementing the latest exciting technology tools

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593633844
Publisher: Prufrock Press
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 9 - 13 Years

About the Author

Kevin D. Besnoy, PhD, is an assistant professor of elementary, middle, and gifted education at Northern Kentucky University. Lane W. Clarke, PhD, currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at Northern Kentucky University. Together, these technology educators are conducting a pilot study on enhancing reading comprehension for middle school students using Palm Pilots.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction 2

Technology and the Evolving Classroom Lane W. Clarke Kevin D. Besnoy

Chapter 2 It All Adds Up! 20

Using Technology in the Math Classroom Jesse Lubinsky

Chapter 3 Integrating Technology into Science Instruction 70

Science Learning, Literacy, and the Development of 21st-Century Digital Literacy Shiang-Kwei Wang Hui-Yin Hsu Todd Campbell

Chapter 4 Multiliteracies in Action 120

Integrating Technology into the Literacy Classroom Grace Enriquez Stephanie A. Schmier

Chapter 5 Tradition and Innovation 178

The Intersections of Technology in the Social Studies Elizabeth K. Wilson Vivian H. Wright Chris Inman

Chapter 6 Conclusion 226

Why Teach With Technology? Kevin D. Besnoy Lane W. Clarke John Thieken Tirupalavanam G. Ganesh

About The Editors 241

About The Authors 243

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