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Title Spotlight on technology in education / edited by Nancy Walser.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Education Press, ©2011

Series Harvard education letter spotlight series ; no. 7.
Spotlight series (Cambridge, Mass.) ; no. 7.
Subject Educational technology -- United States.
Education -- United States -- Data processing.
Computer-assisted instruction -- United States.
Internet in education -- United States.
Distance education -- United States.
Alt Name Walser, Nancy.
Description 122 p. ; 28 cm.
Summary This volume covers the range of critical trends in the use of computers and other devices for classroom teaching, online learning, professional development, school improvement, and student assessment. It draws on expert sources including teacher-leaders, librarians, researchers, and trainers who share their best advice on helping students to evaluate Web resources and leverage the Internet and computer programs for collaborative experiences and engaging, motivating lessons. This volume also delves into emerging practices and research in online professional development, computerized testing, and hybrid schooling.
Contents Pt. 1. Technology in the Classroom. Internet research 101: how to help middle school students avoid getting tangled up in the Web ; Better teaching with web tools: how blogs, wikis, and podcasts are changing the classroom ; "Dumb" phones, smart lessons: schools answer student calls for mobile computing ; Teaching 21st century skills: what does it look like in practice? ; The classroom of popular culture: what video games can teach us about making students want to learn -- Pt. 2. Technology and Assessment. Online testing, version 1.0: Oregon's adaptive computer-based accountability test offers a peek at a brave new future ; Video games take testing to the next level: researchers see promise in game-like assessments that measure complex skills ; The promise of new State tests: two consortia plan better tests, but will they lead to better instruction? -- Pt. 3. Technology and School Improvement. "Equity, access, and opportunity": despite challenges, more districts adopt one-to-one laptop programs ; Learning across distance: virtual-instruction programs are growing rapidly, but the impact on "brick-and-mortar" classrooms is still up in the air ; Hybrid schools for the iGeneration: new schools combine "bricks" and "clicks" ; Like teacher, like student: online PD helps teachers learn to collaborate so their students will, too.
ISBN 1934742899
9781934742891 (pbk.)
1934742902 (pbk.)
9781934742907 (library ed.)
OCLC # 700145881