Publication Date: April 24, 2006
Many school districts are discovering that providing computer technology and using technology to improve student learning are two very different things. In this book, national experts use concrete examples to describe specific knowledge, beliefs, and strategies that will enable teachers and district leaders to support meaningful learning using technology. Chapters examine the intersection between course content, types of technology, and the supports and professional development required to effectively implement technology in the K–12 classroom. This authoritative volume:
Elizabeth A. Ashburn is director of Project TIME and the Battle Creek Teaching American History Project. Robert E. Floden is professor of Teacher Education, Educational Psychology, and Measurement & Quantitative Methods at Michigan State University.
“This book provides both practical and scholarly insights about how teachers' technology use can help students to master deep content and sophisticated skills. Practitioners, policymakers, and researchers all will benefit from the ideas in this volume.”
Chris Dede, Harvard Graduate School of Education
“These chapters offer innovative insights for restoring meaning to learning. They show that the answer to ‘How can new technologies support inquiry?’ lies not in the hardware or software, but in the beliefs and values of students, teachers, and administrators. These findings are essential for anyone interested in the potential of new learning technologies.”
Bertram C. Bruce, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign