ERIC Number: ED488867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Toys, Tools, and Teachers: The Challenges of Technology
Cambre, Marge; Hawkes, Mark
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Cambre and Hawkes offer a framework for thinking about technology as it impacts teaching and learning today. "Toys, Tools, and Teachers" takes a hard look at the benefits and the trade-offs of a technology-saturated education. The authors look at technology through a trifocal lens: as teaching aid, as a threat, and as progress. They also explore ways in which technology can significantly impact education through distance learning, networking, and wireless technologies. This book is a reflection on technology and a review of the footprint of technology on children's toys and the tools teachers and students have available for teaching and learning. As today's students are bombarded with things technological, school administrators and teachers are challenged on a daily basis to acquire up-to-date technologies and use them wisely in the teaching, learning, and testing process. Educators and parents are urged to discern the positive and negative effects of technology and make appropriate choices for their charges. Researchers are challenged to devise strategies for demonstrating the effectiveness of technology and for pointing the way to better methods of integrating technology so that no child is left behind. After a preface, this book is divided into three sections. Section one, The Challenge to Stay in Touch, includes the following chapters: (1) Time to Reflect; (2) Students and Toys; and (3) Teachers and Tools. Section two, Challenging the Future, includes: (4) Accounting for Impact; (5) The Equity Challenge; (6) Teaching Teachers; and (7) Technology-Supported Assessment. Finally, section three, Challenging the Future, includes the remaining chapters in the book: (8) Distance Education; (9) Networking for Learning; (10) Connecting Without Wires; and (11) Conclusions. Also included in the book are: References; Index; and About the Authors.
Descriptors: Toys, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Educational Benefits, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Methods, Technology Integration, Equal Education, Futures (of Society), Instructional Effectiveness
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