Empowering Students With Technology
- Alan November - Consultant
Instructional Media & Technology
Expand classroom experiences and spark student excitement with learning adventures powered by technology!
Written by an internationally recognized expert in the field, this second edition of the bestseller provides educators with practical strategies for using technology to "break down" classroom walls and prepare all students to succeed in a digital world.
Making the case for technology's capacity to improve school performance and create communities of best practice, the book demonstrates how appropriate use of computer and Internet technologies enhances students' critical thinking, research, and problem-solving skills. Equally important, informed use of technology can level the learning field for disadvantaged students and allow children who are disabled to participate more fully in mainstream education.
Offering more than 50 Web sites, as well as new resources, realistic lesson ideas, sample activities, more information about online learning, and real-world examples, this timely revision examines:
- Information literacy
- Learning in a globally connected community
- Increased access to information
- Applications for digital cameras, fax machines, cell phones, and more
- The relationship between technology expenditures and student achievement
Complete with a section on navigating government archives online, this updated edition of Empowering Students With Technology helps students connect instructional content to real life and facilitates their development as independent and collaborative learners.
“Alan November provides an exceptional lens that clarifies the confusion in the field. Educators know the significance and the impact of technology on education, but many don’t understand how to make good use of technology to further student learning. November presents both the theoretical and practical in such a compelling way that it makes me want to remind educators that we cannot keep doing what we have always done—not with the possibilities that technology opens for us!”
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Teaching and Learning the Structure of Information