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Spotlight on technology in education

Publication Type:

Book

Authors:

Walser,Nancy

Source:

Spotlight series Cambridge, Mass. ; no. 7, Harvard Education Press, Cambridge, Mass., p.122 (2011)

Call Number:

Cubb LB1028.43 .S72 2011

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9315659

Keywords:

Computer-assisted instruction--United States, Distance education--United States, Education--Effect of technological innovations on--United States, Education--United States--Data processing, Educational technology--United States, Internet in education--United States

Abstract:

Contents: Part I. 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. -- Part II. 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? -- Part III. 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.

Publication Language:

eng