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Ivers, Karen S. – 2003
This book is designed to assist new and practicing teachers with implementing technology into the curriculum. It focuses on the pedagogical issues of technology--using technology as an instructional and management tool and to meet students' needs. Chapter 1 examines technology standards for teachers, how to learn more about computers, and where to…
Descriptors: Computer Software Selection, Courseware, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Ivers, Karen S.; Barron, Ann E. – Libraries Unlimited, 2005
Building on the materials in the two previous successful editions, this book features approximately 40% all new material and updates the previous information. The authors use the DDD-E model (Decide, Design, Develop--Evaluate) to show how to select and plan multimedia projects, use presentation and development tools, manage graphics, audio, and…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Design
Ivers, Karen S. – 2002
This study examines a training module designed to increase teachers' technology proficiencies. In the process, the study also explores a self-assessment type measure and its value in relationship to teachers' use of technology in their classrooms. It examines pre- and posttest scores of K-12 teachers' perceptions of their level of technology…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Attitudes, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education
Ivers, Karen S. – 2001
The California State University (CSU) has established the Educational Technology Professional Development Program, designed to encourage institutions of higher education and K-12 organizations to work together to help teachers use technology in their classrooms. The program is intended to help teachers reach the highest level of competency in the…
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Ivers, Karen S.; Barron, Ann E. – 2002
This handbook provides educators with strategies and ideas for incorporating multimedia projects into the curriculum for grades 4-12. With a focus on student learning, the authors show how to plan and implement multimedia activities and engage students in expressing themselves through a variety of media. Using the DDD-E model (Decide, Design,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Intermediate Grades
Ivers, Karen S. – Learning & Leading with Technology, 1997
Desktop Adventures are computer-based scenarios incorporating the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics for practicing problem solving across the curriculum suitable for whole class or cooperative group instruction. Reviews problem solving steps and approaches and describes introducing, creating, and extending desktop…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Cooperative Learning
Barron, Ann E.; Orwig, Gary W.; Ivers, Karen S.; Lilavois, Nick – 2002
This book offers an updated look at the technologies that are impacting education. Designed for educators who are interested in the instructional applications of technology, the book provides information about current technology standards for students and teachers, as well as research related to the effectiveness of technology in education. It…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Audiovisual Aids, Computer Graphics, Computer Networks
Barron, Ann E.; Ivers, Karen S. – 1998
Finding relevant teaching resources on the Internet can be a real challenge, and most educators don't have the time to develop appropriate activities for those sites. This book, designed for educators and students, demystifies the technology of the Internet and telecommunications, and it provides pertinent, feasible, and easy-to-implement ideas…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources
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Barron, Ann E.; Ivers, Karen S. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1998
Explains how teachers can take advantage of the Internet to create classroom projects. The process involves locating collaborating partners via the World Wide Web, then determining which projects would be worthwhile to students. Presents guidelines for organizing a classroom project, discusses classroom considerations, examines teacher…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Electronic Mail
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Ivers, Karen S.; Barron, Ann E. – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 1998
Investigates the effects of preservice teachers working in paired-learning conditions versus working independently on a computer-based tutorial/simulation designed to teach users about an electronic-mail system. Findings support previous research on the positive effects of paired learning using computer-based instruction designed for individual…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Cooperative Learning, Electronic Mail
Ivers, Karen S.; Barron, Ann E. – 1998
A practical step-by-step approach to teaching multimedia skills is offered in this book. A model called "Decide, Design, Develop, and Evaluate" (DDDE) is presented which can be used as a template for designing, producing, and assessing multimedia projects in the classroom. The books covers all issues an educator is likely to face with…
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Ivers, Karen S.; Barron, Ann E. – 1994
This paper examines two different delivery methods, video and computer-based instruction (CBI) for instructing preservice teachers in the use of an electronic mail system, FIRNMAIL. Three questions were asked about students who were taught FIRNMAIL through a video presentation and those taught through an interactive, computer-based simulation…
Descriptors: Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Television
Barron, Ann E.; Ivers, Karen S. – 1996
This book's overall purpose is to improve the instruction process through appropriate integration of technology via the Internet. It is designed to aid K-12 teachers who are interested in tapping the Internet for instructional purposes by demystifying the technology and providing relevant, interdisciplinary, and easy-to-implement activities for…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Electronic Mail
Barron, Ann E.; Ivers, Karen S. – Learning & Leading with Technology, 1998
Examines trends in the development of World Wide Web pages in elementary and secondary schools using a random sample of national school-based sites. Highlights include which states produce the most Web sites; the kinds of information schools include; HTML features; multimedia elements; types of external links; and sample school sites. (LRW)
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Hypermedia, Information Dissemination
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Ivers, Karen S.; Barron, Ann E. – Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual, 1999
Examined Web sites from randomly selected elementary schools registered on Web66 to determine trends in elementary schools' presence on the World Wide Web from 1996 to 1998. Found that most educators use the Web to display school information. Few use it to increase students' communication skills, motivation toward writing, organizing and…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools
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