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ERIC Number: ED517454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 224
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4706-3424-0
The Technology Toolbelt for Teaching
Manning, Susan; Johnson, Kevin
Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley
Instructors are under pressure to integrate technology into their traditional or online instruction, but often they aren't sure what to do or why they should do it. The "Technology Toolbelt for Teaching" offers instructors a down-to-earth guide to common technologies, explains the pedagogical purposes they serve, and shows how they can be used effectively in online or face-to-face classrooms. Designed to be easy to use, the book includes a decision-making matrix for each technology tool: a series of questions that teachers can use to decide whether these tools support their teaching goals. This comprehensive resource contains an array of useful tools that address problems of organization such as a time management calendar, aids for scheduling meetings, and mind-mapping or graphic organizers. The authors also include a variety of online tools for communication and collaboration, and tools to present content, help establish presence, and assess learning. This book is divided into six parts. Part I, Introduction, contains the following chapters: (1) Why Web-Based Tools?; and (2) How to Choose Tools and a Matrix for Doing So. Part II, Tools to Help You Stay Organized, contains the following chapters: (3) Calendars; (2) Scheduling Tools; (5) Mind-Mapping or Graphic Organizer Tools; (6) Social Bookmarking; and (7) Virtual Storage and File Management. Part III, Tools to Communicate and Collaborate, contains the following chapters: (8) Discussion Forums; (9) Voice over Internet Protocol; (10) Instant Messaging and Chat; (11) Blogs; (12) Wikis; (13) Microblogs; and (14) Web Conferencing. Part IV, Tools to Present Content, contains the following chapters: (15) Audio; (16) Video; (17) Screencasting; (18) Narrated Slide Shows; and (19) Sharing Images. Part V, Tools to Help You Assess Learning, contains the following chapters: (20) Quizzes, Tests, and Surveys; (21) Rubrics and Matrixes; and (22) E-Portfolios. Part VI, Tools to Help You Transform Your Identity, contains the following chapters: (23) Avatars; (24) Virtual Worlds; (25) Social Networking and Your Students' Identities; and (26) Emerging Technology. References and an index are also included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A