Browse Books by Keyword: "K-12"

The K-12 Educational Technology Handbook

This textbook provides a set of high-quality resources to university educational technology courses. All chapters are written by professionals in the field, including university researchers, teacher educators, and classroom teachers.

The book in its entirety and each chapter can be freely accessed, downloaded, printed, and remixed. Professors of educational technology courses can select the chapters that will work best for them when creating course packets, and preservice and inservice teachers can use relevant chapters for trainings and professional development purposes.

K-12 Blended Teaching

This book is your guide to blended teaching in K-12 spaces. It was designed to help both pre-service teachers and in-service teachers prepare their classes for blended teaching. This book begins by orienting you to the foundational dispositions and skills needed to support your blended teaching practice. Then you will be introduced to four key competencies for blended teaching:

  • Online Integration – ability to effectively combine online instruction with in-person instruction.
  • Data Practices – ability to use digital tools to monitor student activity and performance in order to guide student growth.
  • Personalizing Instruction – ability to implement a learning environment that allows for student customization of goals, pace, and/or learning path.
  • Online Interaction – ability to facilitate online interactions with and between students.

1-to-1 Evidence

This white paper provides practical guidance to school personnel on how to interpret, collect, and analyze data related to 1-to-1 (and other) technology initiatives in schools.

Democracy and Education

First published in 1916, this classic continues to influence contemporary educational thought. Considered one of the great American philosophers, Dewey grapples with the nature of knowledge and learning as well as formal education's place, purpose, and process within a democratic society.

Efficacious Technology Management

Efficacious educational technology supports, enables, and facilitates students as they are become full participants in the computer and network-rich communication landscape of society. Differences between how IT is provided and managed in other organizations compared to educational organizations can pose challenges for school leaders and the IT professional they hire from other industries. It is through the collaborative efforts of educators, information technology professionals, and school leaders that educational technology becomes efficacious.

Handbook of Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning

The Handbook of Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning is an edited collection of chapters that sets out to present the current state of research in K-12 online and blended learning. The beginning chapters lay the groundwork of the historical, international, and political landscape as well as present the scope of research methodologies used. Subsequent sections share a synthesis of theoretical and empirical work describing where we have been, what we currently know, and where we hope to go with research in the areas of learning and learners, teaching, content domains, student support structures, instructional design, learning environments, global implementations, and emerging issues.

Igniting Your Teaching with Educational Technology

Help is on the way for new teachers looking to incorporate technology into your pedagogy. The authors of this book have more than 100 combined years of experience. We are here to support you in navigating using educational technology your first few years of teaching.

K-12 Web Systems

To understand and support large-scale innovations with technology for K-12 education, it is essential to understand the practices, needs, and interests of K-12 institutions. Web-based information systems are of particular interest, because schools and districts use such systems to support a variety of functions ranging from instruction and classroom management to communications and reporting. Since K-12 institutions may utilize a variety of technologies to meet these needs and systems do not exist to track institutional use of web-systems from yearto-year, this report utilizes web-crawling of K-12 school websites to determine which web systems schools are using and categorizes them in terms of function, cost, and openness.

Steps to Success: Crossing the Bridge Between Literacy Research and Practice

Steps to Success: Crossing the Bridge Between Literacy Research and Practice introduces instructional strategies linked to the most current research-supported practices in the field of literacy. The book includes chapters related to scientifically-based literacy research, early literacy development, literacy assessment, digital age influences on children’s literature, literacy development in underserved student groups, secondary literacy instructional strategies, literacy and modern language, and critical discourse analysis. Chapters are written by authors with expertise in both college teaching and the delivery of research-supported literacy practices in schools. The book features detailed explanations of a wide variety of literacy strategies that can be implemented by both beginning and expert practitioners. Readers will gain knowledge about topics frequently covered in college literacy courses, along with guided practice for applying this knowledge in their future or current classrooms. The book’s success-oriented framework helps guide educators toward improving their own practices and is designed to foster the literacy development of students of all ages.

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