ERIC Number: ED462063
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching with Technology. NEA Teacher-to-Teacher Books.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
NEA Teacher-to-Teacher Books are designed to promote team building, to enhance collegial leadership, and to give all K-12 teachers ideas and strategies for improving student learning. This book describes the personal odysseys of six teachers who have used technology to transform their teaching. Each story illustrates step-by-step how the teachers integrate technology into their school curriculum. The teachers share the strategies they have used to start up programs, get around stumbling blocks, and find needed funds for equipment and software. They also describe how they use technology to help their students develop the critical thinking and interpersonal skills they need to become better learners. Each chapter includes diagrams, checklists, or tables to help other teachers develop, facilitate, or improve similar programs in their district. At the end of each chapter is a "Reader Reflections" page where readers can jot down immediate thoughts and ideas to follow up on. Ferdi Serim, a computer resource teacher in the Princeton Regional Schools, works with social studies, science, and language arts classes on a Year 2000 project that explores the impact of society's reliance on technology. Technology coordinator Janis Lowe describes how she and her colleagues at Roosevelt-Perry Elementary, a Title I school and State Model Technology School, use technology to improve reading, help teachers control their workload, and link the school to the surrounding community. Al Bode, a high school Spanish teacher, uses the Internet to provide his students with a cultural and linguistic immersion that would otherwise be hard to come by in rural Iowa. Library/Media Specialist Elaine Snider has evolved from teaching library skills with a card catalog to helping students prepare multimedia reports with sophisticated software. English teacher Beth Cristensen was once terrified of computers, but now she and her eighth grade class have an award-winning Web site with an international audience. When students complete Stephen Lalonde's class on radio and video production, they are ready for the real world of work. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Innovation, Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.