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Toys, Tools & Teachers : The Challenges of Technology - Marge Cambre

Toys, Tools & Teachers

The Challenges of Technology

Paperback Published: 1st January 2005
ISBN: 9781578861644
Number Of Pages: 184

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Here, Cambre and Hawkes offer a framework for thinking about technology as it impacts teaching and learning today. Toys, Tools & Teachers takes a hard look at the benefits and the trade-offs of a technology-saturated education. The authors look at technology through a trifocal lens: as teaching aid, as a threat, and as progress. They also explore ways in which technology can significantly impact education-through distance learning, networking, and wireless technologies. This book is a reflection on technology and a review of the footprint of technology on children's toys and the tools teachers and students have available for teaching and learning. As today's students are bombarded with things technological, school administrators and teachers are challenged on a daily basis to acquire up-to-date technologies and use them wisely in the teaching, learning, and testing process. Educators and parents are urged to discern the positive and negative effects of technology and make appropriate choices for their charges. Researchers are challenged to devise strategies for demonstrating the effectiveness of technology and for pointing the way to better methods of integrating technology so that no child is left behind. Will be of interest to parents, school board members, and educators.

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two experts...offer grown-up advice on using technology effectively and equitably in teaching, testing, and decision making.--American School Board Journal

Prefacep. vii
The Challenge to Stay in Touchp. 1
Time to Reflectp. 3
Students and Toysp. 13
Teachers and Toolsp. 25
Challenging Issuesp. 39
Accounting for Impactp. 41
The Equity Challengep. 61
Teaching Teachersp. 73
Technology-Supported Assessmentp. 89
Challenging the Futurep. 105
Distance Educationp. 107
Networking for Learningp. 119
Connecting without Wiresp. 139
Conclusionp. 155
Referencesp. 159
Indexp. 163
About the Authorsp. 169
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ISBN: 9781578861644
ISBN-10: 1578861640
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 1st January 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.66 x 16.05  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.27