Extensive new coverage of the latest technology applications and their implications on education, including:
text and instant messaging
technology in early childhood, educationally challenged, and multi-disciplinary activities
the Digital Divide
gaming and virtual environments
simulations and data analysis
Video, sound and graphics are emphasized for authoring and presenting with multimedia technology (including step-by-step directions for podcasting).
Assistive technologies section has been expanded with more detail to help students understand options for working with exceptional learners.
Illustrates how games, virtual environments and simulations can be used successfully for motivation as well as increasing student achievement including many examples
Expanded discussion of how students can research information digitally provides useful insights for teachers
Using and applying technology for lesson plans, parent letters, educational funding, classroom layouts, professional development and becoming a professional educator with supporting related associations.
A detailed chapter on assessment including e-portfolios emphasizing technology as a data collection tool.
Technology Advantage - a website with power points and student simulations, technology skills tutorials, software samples, and an online study guide.
MyLabSchool access protected website includes numerous videos demonstrating technology rich lessons. Access to this website can be obtained by contacting your local representative when ordering the text.