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Preparing Teachers to Teach with Technology : Current Perspectives on Applied Information Technologies - Charalambos Vrasidas

Preparing Teachers to Teach with Technology

Current Perspectives on Applied Information Technologies

By: Charalambos Vrasidas (Editor), Gene V. Glass (Editor)

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Teacher preparation programs in the United States and around the world have finally begun to address this deficiency in their programs. The realization that technology is a powerful driving force in education coupled with a renewed emphasis on teacher preparation by governments have resulted in some dramatic changes in teacher preparation programs. I believe that we have just begun to see changes in teacher preparation and that the pace of change will continue to accelerate. This volume covers some of the more exciting developments in the field, including the emergence of wireless computing in the classroom and the preparation of teachers in an online environment. In short, I am optimistic. For those of you who are also in the field, I think you will agree. For those who are just entering the field, this book is a great place to start as you change education. Finally, while this book is the last book of the three part series that we at CAIT conceptualized with Charalambos Vrasidas and Gene Glass, it is also the beginning of a new relationship. We are excited to join with a new partner, CARDET, to present this book.Over many years in the education and R&D field, I have come to realize the value of partnerships and relationships. I want to thank both Charalambos and Gene for making this series a reality and such a success. We are looking forward to working with them and CARDET in the near future.

Foreword
Foreword
Preface
Achieving technology integration in classroom teachingp. 1
Within and beyond the K-12 classroom : the social contexts of students' technology usep. 23
Tracking the arc of new teachers' technology usep. 45
Learning in a wireless environment : the successes and challenges of ubiquitous computing in a schoolp. 65
Multiple strategies for fostering teacher learning with technologyp. 81
Introducing ICT in the learning context of traditional school : what is transformed and whyp. 99
The multiplying effects of technology coaching on teacher practicesp. 117
Facilitating use of technology in urban classrooms : principles for effective professional developmentp. 133
The use of video for teacher education and professional development : past experiences and future directionsp. 151
Benchmarks for teacher education with respect to ICTp. 169
Integrated field-based models for technology preparationp. 191
Learning to teach with technology : designing and implementing technology-enhanced curriculum during teacher preparationp. 205
Technology in education, technology in life : toward a holistic perspective on integration in preparing tomorrow's teachers at the University of Illinoisp. 225
Evaluation of mathematical inquiry in commercial rational number software : pre-service teachers' criteria and choicesp. 241
The technology mentor model : infusing technology into student teaching placementsp. 257
Facing the challenge of preparing science teachers to use simulationsp. 271
Conceptual change in pre-service teacher technology preparationp. 291
Preparing pre- and in-service teachers to teach high school science in a technology-rich environmentp. 303
Mentoring a teacher preparation faculty toward technology integrationp. 325
The technology leadership cadre : an effective model of professional development in technology for multiple constituenciesp. 343
Bridging and closing technology gaps : why both are importantp. 359
Collaborative curriculum design as a vehicle for professional developmentp. 369
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ISBN: 9781593111618
ISBN-10: 1593111614
Series: Current Perspectives on Applied Information Technologies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 15th September 2005
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.76