Features and Benefits

New to this edition:

  • Extensive new coverage of the latest technology applications and their implications on education, including:
    • blogging
    • wikis
    • Web 2.0
    • RSS
    • V-logs
    • text and instant messaging
    • technology in early childhood, educationally challenged, and multi-disciplinary activities
    • the Digital Divide
    • social networking
    • 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.