Beyond Hardware: Using Existing Technology To Promote Higher-Level Thinking
ISBN : 9781564841933
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Beyond Hardware: Using Existing Technology to Promote Higher-Level Thinking
This title provides a systematic approach for educators eager to promote higher-order thinking skills in the face of limited technology budgets. The author, who has been a school administrator and classroom teacher as well as researcher and national consultant, demonstrates why decision makers should invest technology dollars in teachers rather than in fancy new hardware. He provides a framework for using existing technology to develop and revise lesson plans that promote critical thinking skills. The book includes the author's empirically validated assessment tool and a detailed vision for future applications of instructional technology.FEATURES
Worksheets and self-assessments for evaluating the effectiveness of a school's current technology implementation
Summaries and reviews of online technology assessment tools
Strategies for overcoming institutional barriers and applying systems analysis to technology decision-making
Blueprints for developing a technology-integrated curriculum that supports higher-order thinking skillsAlso available: Database Magic: Using Databases to Teach Curriculum in Grades 4-12 - ISBN 1564842452
National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers: Second Edition - ISBN 1564842436The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the trusted source for professional development, knowledge generation, advocacy and leadership for innovation. ISTE is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. Home of the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), the Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology (CARET), and ISTE's annual conference (formerly known as the National Educational Computing Conference, or NECC), ISTE represents more than 100,000 professionals worldwide. We support our members with information, networking opportunities, and guidance as they face the challenge of transforming education. Some of the areas in which we publish are:
-Web. 2.0 in the classroom-RSS, podcasts, and more
-National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)
-Professional development for educators and administrators
-Integrating technology into the classroom and curriculum
-Safe practices for the Internet and technology
-Educational technology for parents
Specifications of Beyond Hardware: Using Existing Technology to Promote Higher-Level Thinking
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