Information Technology And Authentic Learning

Author: Angela McFarlane
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134756178
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Information Technology And Authentic Learning. As the presence of computers in the primary classroom increases and IT becomes a bigger part of learning, the book takes a realistic look at the role of the computer in the National Curriculum, and asks some important questions. The book is designed to help teachers incorporate IT into their day-to-day teaching, offering practical guidance and advice on task planning and management and includes examples of classroom practice. The book covers all curriculum areas, examining curriculum-specific issues as well as more general concerns such as pupil-expectation and self-esteem, problem solving, collaborative learning, data-handling, homework and the effects on the pupil-teacher dynamic. This book will be essential to all primary school teachers and trainees.

Authentic Learning In The Digital Age

Author: Larissa Pahomov
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416619569
Size: 63.30 MB
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Authentic Learning In The Digital Age. How can you create an authentic learning environment—one where students ask questions, do research, and explore subjects that fascinate them—in today’s standards-driven atmosphere? Author Larissa Pahomov offers insightful answers based on her experience as a classroom teacher at the Science Leadership Academy—a public high school in Philadelphia that offers a rigorous college-prep curriculum and boasts a 99 percent graduation rate. Pahomov outlines a framework for learning structured around five core values: inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation, and reflection. For each value, she presents: a detailed description of how the value can transform classroom practice and how a “digital connection” can enhance its application; a step-by-step outline for how to implement the value, with examples from teachers in all subject areas; solutions to possible challenges and roadblocks that teachers may experience; suggestions for how to expand the value beyond the classroom to schoolwide practice; and anecdotes from students, offering their perspectives on how they experienced the value in the classroom and after graduation. The framework is a guide, not a prescription, and middle and high school teachers—individually or as a team—can use it to structure whatever content and skills their current school or district requires. The book also includes suggestions for how to integrate technology into inquiry-based education, but the principles and approaches it describes can be applied successfully even in places without abundant technology. Both practical and inspiring, Authentic Learning in the Digital Age is an indispensable handbook for reinvigorating teaching and learning in a new era.

Authentic Learning Environments In Higher Education

Author: Jan Herrington
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1591405963
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Authentic Learning Environments In Higher Education. "This book is made up of a collection of peer-reviewed chapters that reflect the construct of authentic learning--learning that is centred on rich, real-world, immersive and engaging tasks"--Provided by publisher.

Authentic Learning For The Digital Generation

Author: Angela McFarlane
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317745612
Size: 54.20 MB
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Authentic Learning For The Digital Generation. Note; References; 8 Thinking about writing; Standards in literacy; Working with digital text; Developing writing; Assessing literacy; Summary; References; 9 Manipulating data, seeing patterns; Drowning in information; From information to understanding; Graphing as an example of inauthentic learning; The 'hierarchy' of graphing; Not all data are the same; How can digital tools help?; Implications for the curriculum; Summary; References; 10 Looking to the horizon; Computers in schools; Drivers of change in school practice; Meanwhile . . .; A tipping point?; Final thoughts; References.

Activity Theory Authentic Learning And Emerging Technologies

Author: Vivienne Bozalek
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317676556
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Activity Theory Authentic Learning And Emerging Technologies. Although emerging technologies are becoming popularised for teaching, learning and research, the relationship between their use and transformative effects on higher education remain largely unexplored. This edited collection seeks to fill this gap by providing a nuanced view, locating higher education pedagogical practices at an intersection of emerging technologies, authentic learning and activity systems. Providing numerous case studies as examples, the book draws from a wide range of contexts to illustrate how such a convergence has the potential to track transformative teaching and learning practices in the higher education sector. Chapters provide the reader with a variety of transformative higher education pedagogical practices in southern contexts, theorised within the framework of Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) and tool mediation, while using authentic learning as a pedagogical model upon which this theoretical framework is based. The topics covered in the book have global relevance, with research paying particular attention to South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, where the authors are based. The book will be of interest to educators, researchers and practitioners in higher education, as well as those interested in emerging technologies in education more generally.

Integrating Information Technology Into The Teacher Education Curriculum

Author: Nancy Wentworth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136430598
Size: 11.58 MB
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Integrating Information Technology Into The Teacher Education Curriculum. As teaching evolves, teacher education must keep up. This book examines systemic reforms that incorporate new technology to improve any teacher education program. While there are books that address the integration of technology into teaching curricula, very few address the process for teacher education faculty and the systemic reform of a teacher education program. Integrating Information Technology into the Teacher Education Curriculum: Process and Products of Change provides practical examples and suggestions for teacher education departments striving to integrate new technologies into their curriculum. It will help in the effort to motivate faculty to make utilizing new technology a natural strategy for the teachers they are educating. It describes the creation of Design Teams at Brigham Young University’s McKay School of Education (funded by a PT3 grant) and how these teams worked to successfully reconfigure the school’s teacher preparation curricula. Integrating Information Technology into the Teacher Education Curriculum examines: how to compose and create a curriculum design team—including both teacher education and content-specific methods instructors training and collaboration opportunities that focus on the infusion of technology how to facilitate alignment among a university, cooperating school districts, the State Office of Education, and other available teacher preparation programs specific case examples of the redevelopment of teacher education courses by the instructors who teach them the process of changing a technology course required by the teacher education program the process of extending grant activities to the university’s partner school districts and the State Office of Education From the editors: Preparing tomorrow’s teachers to use technology in schools is a complex endeavor requiring the infusion of technology into curriculum and instructional practices at all levels of the pre-service program. In many early teacher education programs, prospective teachers took a computer literacy class separate from content methods classes and rarely engaged in real collaboration on how schoolteachers could integrate technology into authentic learning experiences. By focusing merely on how to use computers, technology training failed by not addressing how to teach students more effectively using a variety of technological tools. What teachers need to know most is how to teach content more effectively. Technology integration should cause teachers to develop different perspectives through rethinking teaching and learning. Teaching with technology causes teachers to confront their established beliefs about instruction and their traditional roles as classroom teachers.

Authentic Learning For The Digital Generation

Author: Angela McFarlane
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317745612
Size: 45.81 MB
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Authentic Learning For The Digital Generation. Note; References; 8 Thinking about writing; Standards in literacy; Working with digital text; Developing writing; Assessing literacy; Summary; References; 9 Manipulating data, seeing patterns; Drowning in information; From information to understanding; Graphing as an example of inauthentic learning; The 'hierarchy' of graphing; Not all data are the same; How can digital tools help?; Implications for the curriculum; Summary; References; 10 Looking to the horizon; Computers in schools; Drivers of change in school practice; Meanwhile . . .; A tipping point?; Final thoughts; References.

Enhancing Undergraduate Learning With Information Technology

Author: Center for Education
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309082781
Size: 13.14 MB
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Enhancing Undergraduate Learning With Information Technology . Enhancing Undergraduate Learning with Information Technology reports on a meeting of scientists, policy makers, and researchers convened to discuss new approaches to undergraduate science, mathematics, and technology education. The goal of the workshop was to inform workshop participants and the public about issues surrounding the use of information technology in education. To reach this goal, the workshop participants paid particular attention to the following issues: What educational technologies currently exist and how they are being used to transform undergraduate science, engineering, mathematics, and technology education; What is known about the potential future impact of information technology on teaching and learning at the undergraduate level; How to evaluate the impact of information technology on teaching and learning; and What the future might hold.

Authentic Learning Experiences

Author: Dayna Laur
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317921321
Size: 28.94 MB
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Authentic Learning Experiences. Learn how to implement a real-world approach to project-based learning. Authentic learning experiences are created around genuine, outside audiences and meaningful purposes. They meet the Common Core, engage students in critical thinking and 21st Century learning, teach important skills such as research and collaboration, and improve student learning. This practical guide provides step-by-step instructions to make it easy for teachers to create their own authentic learning experiences. The book is loaded with a variety of examples from different grade levels and content areas. Bonus! Each example incorporates technology and addresses the Common Core State Standards.

Information Power

Author: American Association of School Librarians
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838934708
Size: 40.38 MB
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Information Power. This joint publication of the Association of School Librarians and the Association for Educational Communication and Technology is the newest approach in the series of national standards and guidelines that began with the 1920 "Certain" report. The document provides a foundation for professional practice built on information literacy standards. Subsequent chapters deal with techniques and practices support program development, which enhances learning and teaching. Appendices include policy statements and a discussion of student performance assessment. While the document is intended to focus on student learning as the major goal of 21st century school library programs, it also acts as an informative guide for contemporary practices in school libraries. This should be in every library and in every administrator's office..