This edited volume covers the range of critical trends in the use of computers and other devices for classroom teaching, online learning, professional development, school improvement, and student assessment.
Spotlight on Technology in Education draws on expert sources including teacher-leaders, librarians, researchers, and trainers who share their best advice on helping students to evaluate Web resources and leverage the Internet and computer programs for collaborative experiences and engaging, motivating lessons. This volume also delves into emerging practices and research in online professional development, computerized testing, and hybrid schooling.
Contributors include Kristina Cowan, Colleen Gillard, James Paul Gee, Robert Rothman, David Saltman, and Brigid Schulte.
At a time when schools are changing quickly, understanding technology’s role in our 21st century education system is important to everyone. The chapters in Nancy Walser’s engaging, informative collection cover virtual classes, online testing, Web tools like blogs, educational video games, and more. The strengths and weaknesses of these innovations are illuminated with wit and insight. — Andrew Zucker, senior research scientist, Concord Consortium
Nancy Walser has compiled a comprehensive and engaging book on the potential of technology for learning. From blogs and wikis, to mobile phones and games, technology is not only a motivational force for students, but also creates deeper, richer, and more authentic possibilities for building knowledge in ways that challenge our traditional assumptions about educating for the future. — Margaret Honey, president and CEO, New York Hall of Science