Smartphones, videogames, webcasts, wikis, blogs, texting, emoticons. What does the rapidly changing digital landscape mean for classroom teaching? How has technology affected the brain development of students? How does it relate to what we know about learning styles, memory, and multiple intelligences? How can teachers close the digital divide that separates many of them from their students? In Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age, Marilee Sprenger answers these and other questions with research-based information and practical advice gained from her years as a classroom teacher and a consultant on brain-based teaching. As she puts it, "It's time to meet the ‘digital brain.' We need to use the technology tools, learn the digital dialogue, and understand and relate better to our students." At the same time, she emphasizes the importance of educating the whole child by including exercise, music, and art in the classroom and helping students develop their social-emotional intelligence. Creativity, empathy, and the ability to synthesize material are 21st century skills that can't be ignored in the digital age. Readers will find easy-to-understand information about the digital brain and how it works, "high-tech" and "low-tech" strategies for everyday teaching and learning, and inspiration for creating classroom environments that will entice and encourage students at all grade levels. With this book as a guide, educators can move confidently across the digital divide to a world of new possibilities--for themselves and their students. Note: This product listing is for the reflowable (ePub) version of the book.
Helps teachers encourage active student involvement through Internet-based projects that focus on individual learning styles and problem solving, and includes lesson plans, curriculum standards, and assessment rubrics.
Examines the function and role of school libraries and computer labs. Considers how these resources are used differently than intended because they have been organization-based rather than client-based.
Everything you need to know to lead effective and engaging project-based learning! This timely and practical book shows how to implement academically-rich classroom projects that teach the all-important skill of inquiry. Teachers will find: A research-driven case for project-based learning, supported by current findings on brain development and connections with Common Core standards Numerous sample projects for every K-12 grade level Strategies for integrating project-based learning within all main subject areas, across disciplines, and with current technology and social media Ideas for involving the community through student field research, special guests, and showcasing student work
Th> This book is designed to assist teachers, both novice and experienced, in developing and refining management skills that lead to learning and enjoyment in the classroom.This text addresses all areas and strategies for successful class management in the elementary classroom.In-service or pre-service teachers.
Recognizing that people respond more effectively to speed, fun and graphics, Prensky’s revolutionary approach melds the engagement of fast-paced video games with serious business content to create better and more engaging training. Digital Game-Based Learning expands on his technique by explaining what digital game-based learning is, why it is different and better, why it’s not just another fad, where it can be used, and how to implement it. Brimming with case studies based on on-site visits to companies who have already successfully utilized this revolutionary training methodology, readers will discover new ways to better motivate and educate. A Web site — www.twitchspeed.com — linked to the guide will bring together the various people and companies involved in the game-based learning field and become a forum for the exchange of ideas.
Your students may recognize words like determine, analyze, and distinguish, but do they understand these words well enough to quickly and completely answer a standardized test question? For example, can they respond to a question that says "determine the point of view of John Adams in his ‘Letter on Thomas Jefferson' and analyze how he distinguishes his position from an alternative approach articulated by Thomas Jefferson"? Students from kindergarten to 12th grade can learn to compare and contrast, to describe and explain, if they are taught these words explicitly. Marilee Sprenger has curated a list of the critical words students must know to be successful with the Common Core State Standards and any other standardized assessment they encounter. Fun strategies such as jingles, movements, and graphic organizers will engage students and make learning these critical words enjoyable and effective. Learning the critical vocabulary will help your students with testing and college and career readiness, and will equip them with confidence in reading, writing, and speaking. Marilee Sprenger is also the author of How to Teach So Students Remember, Learning and Memory, and Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age.
Draws from brain research and advances in digital technology to explore the concept of universal design for learning and how it can help meet educational standards while addressing the unique needs of each student.
Provides a guide to instructional methods and contains practical exercises for active learning, giving an introduction to professional responsibilities, curriculum, planning, assessment, and professional development.
Author: Information Resources Management Association
Publisher: IGI Global
"This comprehensive collection offers a compendium of research on the design, implementation, and evaluation of online learning technologies, addressing the challenges and opportunities associated with the creation and management of Web-based applications and communities, instructional design, personalized learning environments, and effective educational delivery"--Provided by publisher.
Teachers teach students, not disability labels. That's the philosophy behind TEACHING IN TODAY'S INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS, which emphasizes Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to take general education teachers beyond labels (such as autism, ADHD, and others) so they can focus on the best practices appropriate for all learners. Featuring sound research-based teaching and learning strategies, this hands-on text offers pre-service teachers a practical framework for effective instruction, management, and accountability in today's diverse classrooms.
Publisher: International Society for Technology in educ
Reinventing Project-Based Learning offers educators an accessible guide for maximizing the benefits of project-based learning in today's technology-rich learning environment. This reader-friendly book speaks directly to educators, administrators, and professional development specialists who want to transform learning into a more active, student-driven experience, using technology tools for inquiry, collaboration, and connection to the world beyond the classroom. Examples from educators in many different countries showcase this new vision of instructional design. The book itself follows the arc of a project, providing you with guided opportunities to direct and reflect on your own learning. Starting with an assessment of your readiness to embrace technology-rich, authentic projects, the book then provides strategies to engage with colleagues and build collaboration in project design. The authors then discuss project management, implementation, and troubleshooting. Final chapters focus on assessment, reflection, and sharing. With proven strategies, rich illustrations, classroom examples, and teacher interviews from around the world, Reinventing Project-Based Learning shows how to design authentic projects that make the most of available and emerging tools and technologies. Also available: RSS for Educators: Blogs, Newsfeeds, Podcasts, and Wikis in the Classroom - ISBN 1564842398 Tablet PCs in K-12 Education - ISBN 156484241X About the Author Suzie Boss is a founding board member of the Learning Innovation and Technology Consortium. As a writer/editor at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory she co-authored Learners, Language, and Technology, focusing on technology to support early literacy. As lead writer for the Intel Innovation Odyssey project she interviewed and showcased technology-literate teachers from around the world in a daily online feature. Boss has also published in Learning & Leading with Technology. A former teacher in Oregon schools, Jane Krauss has long been an advocate for technology integration practices in elementary education. As director of Professional Development Services at the International Society for Technology in Education, Krauss traveled internationally delivering professional development workshops and presentations focused on technology integration. Krauss has also served as a consulting writer for the Learning Innovation and Technology Consortium and has published in Learning & Leading with Technology.
"In an age where the answer to every question is at your fingertips, where does the human brain fit in?" In one hand-held object, we are able to manage all of our calendars, documents, and interpersonal relationships with such ease that many people are lost when forced to do perform these tasks without the aid of electronics. Often heard are the calls for less technology and more face-to-face interaction, for fear that the use of all this artificial intelligence is dampening our own ability to think. Author Marc Prensky has a different idea. In this controversial and well-argued treatise, Prensky offers the idea that rather than stunting the mind—that most essential aspect of an individual's intelligence and sense of self—smart technology (and smart use of technology) enhances our humanity in ways that the brain on its own never could. Through scores of fascinating examples, Prensky shows that the symbiotic combination of the human brain and technology—from marrying the brain's strengths such as sense-making and complex reasoning abilities with technology's strengths like storing and processing large amounts of data—has great benefits for our own cognitive functioning. How should we best combine the strengths of mind and machine for maximum benefit? Prensky's call is for digital wisdom—a new interconnectedness between human and technology that is already enabling Homo Sapiens to begin the journey into the next stages of cognitive evolution.