Browse Books by Keyword: "Technology Integration"

Foundations of Learning and Instructional Design Technology

This book received the 2018 AECT Outstanding Book Award!

"What is this field?" "Where have we come from as a discipline, and where are we going?" "What do I want to study?"These and other questions are typical for new students in the field of Learning and Instructional Design Technology. This textbook is designed to help answer these questions and provide the quickest route to understanding the history and current trends in the field. After surveying classic theories and writings, as well as more recent applications of theory and practice, students will be better prepared to chart their own course and careers within the discipline. This book is designed to support foundations courses common in departments, as well as seminars on current trends and issues.

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.

EdTech in the Wild

Very little of the rich and vibrant history of ed tech is contained in scholarly journals, and what you find there is typically stodgy and manicured: not what you find in classrooms, tech departments, or conversations between professionals. Though peer review and the traditional publishing process are useful for some things, such as ensuring accuracy and uniformity, they are notoriously detrimental to the sharing of novel ideas and practices that shake the status quo.

For that reason, one of the best places to find artifacts of the rich history of educational technology is in self-published blog posts where practitioners, scholars, and anyone else can grapple with the issues that really matter to them, share their crazy ideas, and get feedback from the community without going through a rigid process to determine whether their voices actually matter. These are the hidden historical artifacts of educational technology.

In this volume, we want to bring these blog posts together for future reading and dialogue. Blogs don't live forever, but their ideas can as we archive them and share them in helpful ways.

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.

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.

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.

Teaching in a Digital Age

The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when all of us, and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much the IT skills, but the thinking and attitudes to learning that will bring them success.

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