Spotlight on technology in education
Source:Spotlight series Cambridge, Mass. ; no. 7, Harvard Education Press, Cambridge, Mass., p.122 (2011)
Call Number:Cubb LB1028.43 .S72 2011
Keywords:Computer-assisted instruction--United States, Distance education--United States, Education--Effect of technological innovations on--United States, Education--United States--Data processing, Educational technology--United States, Internet in education--United States
Contents: Part I. Technology in the classroom -- Internet research 101: how to help middle school students avoid getting tangled up in the Web -- Better teaching with web tools: how blogs, wikis, and podcasts are changing the classroom -- "Dumb" phones, smart lessons: schools answer student calls for mobile computing -- Teaching 21st century skills: what does it look like in practice? -- The classroom of popular culture: what video games can teach us about making students want to learn. -- Part II. Technology and assessment. Online testing, version 1.0: Oregon's adaptive computer-based accountability test offers a peek at a brave new future -- Video games take testing to the next level: researchers see promise in game-like assessments that measure complex skills -- The promise of new State tests: two consortia plan better tests, but will they lead to better instruction? -- Part III. Technology and school improvement. "Equity, access, and opportunity": despite challenges, more districts adopt one-to-one laptop programs -- Learning across distance: virtual-instruction programs are growing rapidly, but the impact on "brick-and-mortar" classrooms is still up in the air -- Hybrid schools for the iGeneration: new schools combine "bricks" and "clicks" -- Like teacher, like student: online PD helps teachers learn to collaborate so their students will, too.