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Best Ideas for Teaching with Technology : A Practical Guide for Teachers, by Teachers.

By: Reich, Justin.
Contributor(s): Daccord, Tom.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2015Copyright date: ©2008Description: 1 online resource (312 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317476030.Subject(s): Computer-assisted instruction | Educational technology | Internet in educationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Best Ideas for Teaching with Technology : A Practical Guide for Teachers, by TeachersDDC classification: 371.334 LOC classification: LB1028.3 -- .R437 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Foreword -- Introduction -- 1. Lectures: Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Multimedia -- Introduction -- Multimedia Presentations with Images, Video, and Audio -- Prepared Presentations with PowerPoint, Impress, and Keynote -- Making and Editing PowerPoint Presentations -- PowerPoint as an Activity: Engaging Students with Presentations -- Searching for Images, Audio, and Video: How to Find All That Good Stuff in the First Place -- Searching for Images with Google Image Search -- Searching for Audio and Video with AltaVista -- Searching for Audio and Video with Google -- Ten Ideas for Teaching with Multimedia -- Using Video in the Classroom -- Bookmarking -- BrowserPoint: Simple Web Site Presentations with Tabbed Browsing -- Creating BrowserPoint Presentations -- Advanced BrowserPoint -- Examples in BrowserPoint -- Projectors: Sharing Your Screen with the Classroom -- Getting Started with Projectors -- The Natives Are Restless: Dealing with Native Resolutions -- Should You Buy Your Own Projector? -- Getting Data into Your Classroom -- Lugging the Lappy -- Thumb Drives -- Portable Music Players as Hard Drives -- Online Storage and Saving -- Final Thoughts -- 2. Discussion and Communication -- Introduction -- Creative Uses of Email -- Using Email to "Jump Start" a Class: Daily Warm-up -- Reaching Outside the Classroom: Emails to Authors and Other Professionals -- Writing Letters to the Editor and Submitting Editorials -- Using Email to Connect Your Students to the World: ePals -- Educational Uses of Blogging -- Breaking Down the blog -- Best Practices in Educational Blogging -- Ten Things to Do With Your Class Blog -- Setting Up a Blog -- Blog Types: Single Class Blog, a Blog for Each Student, or Both? -- Examples from Real Classroom Blogs -- Advanced Features in Blogger.
Blogging Logistics . . . Blogistics? -- Blog Protocol and Privacy Issues -- Blogging and RSS -- Collecting and Reading RSS Feeds with Bloglines -- Select Examples of Blogging Activities for the Classroom -- Edublogging Assessment -- Other Blogging Resources -- Chatting -- Sample Assignment for a First In-Class Chat -- A Sample Chatting Exercise on the Bhagavad-Gita -- Basic Guidelines for Chat Groups -- Starting a Chat Room with Chatzy -- Bringing the World into Your Room: Skype and iChat -- Skype -- iChat -- Some Hints for Better Calls and Videoconferences -- Final Thoughts -- 3. Note Taking and Organization -- Introduction -- Beyond the Trapper Keeper: Keeping Students Organized Online -- Find a Place to Save -- Online Student Portfolios: A System for Saving -- Taking Notes with Computers -- Software Tools for Taking Notes -- Using Word Processors for Taking Notes: Microsoft Word, Apple's Appleworks, or Open Office Writing -- Nonlinear Note-Taking with Graphic Organizers -- The Future of Note Taking: Tablet PCs in the Classroom -- Tracking Class Participation -- Class Scribe: Sharing Class Notes Created by One Student -- Taking One for the Team: Collaborative Note Taking -- Final Thoughts -- 4. Guided Inquiry -- Introduction -- Online Scavenger Hunts -- Examples of Web Site Scavenger Hunts -- Designing Online Scavenger Hunts -- More Design Tips -- Finding and Editing Scavenger Hunts from the Web -- Assessment for Scavenger Hunts -- Virtual Tours -- WebQuests -- Finding WebQuests -- Evaluating WebQuests -- Modifying WebQuests -- Creating WebQuests in the QuestGarden -- Creating WebQuests in a Word Processor -- Final Thoughts on WebQuests -- Google Earth -- Three Steps to Getting Started with Google Earth -- Three More Steps to Using Google Earth Tools -- Google Earth Hacks -- Google Earth in the Classroom -- Editing a Google Earth File.
Select Web Sites for Guided-Inquiry Activities -- Two Tools for Creating Guided-Inquiry Activities -- Ten Outstanding Guided-Inquiry Web Sites in the Humanities -- Final Thoughts -- 5. Open Research -- Introduction -- "Why Johnny Can't Search": Searching with Key Terms -- Helping You and Your Students Evaluate Web Sites -- Citing Web Sites -- Research Journals -- Google: For Better or Worse, the Number One Student Research Tool -- "Active" Google Searches -- "Proactive" Google Searches -- Search Directories -- Library Catalogues -- Grokker Visual Searching -- Five Online Collections -- LexisNexis -- Thomson Gale Powersearch (formerly known as Infotrac) -- EBSCOHost Research Databases -- ABC-CLIO -- ProQuest Databases -- Final Thoughts -- 6. Homework -- Introduction -- Equity and Access -- By the Numbers -- A Thumbs-Up to Making Computer Work Portable -- Assigning Online and Computer Homework -- Online Homework Templates -- Long-Term Assignments -- Rotating Responsibility -- What to Do for Homework? -- Reading -- Watching and Listening -- Researching -- Writing -- Playing -- Collaborating -- Examples of Short-Term Online Assignments in the Humanities -- Final Thoughts -- 7. Writing -- Introduction -- Standard Formatting -- Pre-Writing and Brainstorming -- Inspiration and FreeMind -- Inspiration -- FreeMind: A Free Alternative to Inspiration -- From Pre-Writing to Polishing: Best Practices for Writing with Word Processors -- Pre-writing with Word Processors -- Improving Writing Before Typing a Single Word: Setting Word's Grammar Preferences -- Working with Word's Spell-Check Tool -- Improving Writing with Word Count -- Improving Writing with the Find Command -- Saving Files -- Peer Editing with Word Processors -- Beyond the Essay: Using Word Processors to Devise New Assessments -- Editing with a Twist -- Writing Newspapers or Magazines.
Merry-Go-Round Tales -- Writing to Others: Letters to the Editor, Editorials, and Communicating with Other Real People -- Writing Collaboratively with Wikis -- Why Wiki? -- Anatomy of a Wiki -- Four Wiki Examples -- Your First Wiki Project -- Final Thoughts -- 8. Student Presentations -- Introduction -- Student PowerPoint Presentations -- Teaching PowerPoint -- PowerPoint Design Hints for Students -- Using Narration to Create Stand-Alone PowerPoint Presentations -- Recording and Editing Audio for Podcasting -- Podcasting Defined -- Podcasting in Education -- Podcasting Project Example: "A Day in the Life of a Hobo" Radio Project -- Planning a Podcasting Activity -- Recording Audio into a VoiceThread -- Recording Audio onto an iPod -- Editing Audio on Apple's GarageBand2 -- Editing Sounds on PC Computers with Audacity -- Sharing Your Sound Files -- Publishing Your Podcast with Odeo -- Mobile Podcasting -- Screencasting -- Capturing a Video Recording of Your Screen with Screencast-o-Matic -- Building Simple Web Sites with Google Page Creator -- Ten Ideas for Student Web Site Projects -- Getting Started with Google Page Creator -- Final Thoughts -- 9. Assessment and Grading -- Introduction -- Online Tests and Quizzes -- Finding Online Tests and Quizzes -- Creating Your Own Online Test and Quizzes with Quia -- Sample Online Tests and Quizzes -- Giving Tests in an Online Environment -- Designing Online Assessments with Templates -- Electronic Commenting and Grading -- Receiving Assignments -- The Basics: Bold, Color, Parentheses, and Highlighting -- Useful Editing Features in Microsoft Word for Grading: AutoCorrect and Track Changes -- Online Rubrics: Finding Them, Designing Them, and Grading with Them -- Creating Rubrics with Rubistar -- Electronic Gradebooks -- An Easy Grade Pro Tutorial in Ten Steps -- The New Frontiers of Online Plagiarism.
Paper Mills -- Copying and Stealing from Friends and Classmates -- Sloppy Research Habits -- Preventing Plagiarism -- Detecting Plagiarism -- Getting Started with Turnitin.com -- Final Thoughts -- 10. Class Management -- Introduction -- Teaching Strategies for the Computing Environment -- Email: Getting on the Same Electronic Page -- Getting Started with Gmail -- Course-Management Systems -- Setting Up Your Own Class Web Site -- How Web Sites Work -- Blogs as Class Web Sites -- Free Teacher Web Sites -- Starting Up Your Own Web Site -- You and Your IT Department -- Acceptable Use Policies -- Online Safety and Health -- What Sites Schools Should Ban? -- Recommended Professional Development Resources -- Visions of the Future -- Parting Thoughts -- Index.
Summary: This practical, how-to guide makes it easy for teachers to incorporate the latest technology in their classes. Employing an informal workshop approach, the book avoids technical jargon and pays special attention to the needs of teachers who are expanding the use of computers in their classrooms. The authors focus on what teachers do and how they can do it better, and provide a wide variety of proven tools, tips, and methods for enhancing these activities with technology."Best Ideas for Teaching with Technology" provides extensively illustrated tutorials for a wide variety of software, online tools, and teaching techniques. It covers everything from lesson plans, to time management, how to show animation, blogging, podcasts, laptop strategies, and much, much more. In addition, periodic updates to the text will be available on the authors' website.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Foreword -- Introduction -- 1. Lectures: Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Multimedia -- Introduction -- Multimedia Presentations with Images, Video, and Audio -- Prepared Presentations with PowerPoint, Impress, and Keynote -- Making and Editing PowerPoint Presentations -- PowerPoint as an Activity: Engaging Students with Presentations -- Searching for Images, Audio, and Video: How to Find All That Good Stuff in the First Place -- Searching for Images with Google Image Search -- Searching for Audio and Video with AltaVista -- Searching for Audio and Video with Google -- Ten Ideas for Teaching with Multimedia -- Using Video in the Classroom -- Bookmarking -- BrowserPoint: Simple Web Site Presentations with Tabbed Browsing -- Creating BrowserPoint Presentations -- Advanced BrowserPoint -- Examples in BrowserPoint -- Projectors: Sharing Your Screen with the Classroom -- Getting Started with Projectors -- The Natives Are Restless: Dealing with Native Resolutions -- Should You Buy Your Own Projector? -- Getting Data into Your Classroom -- Lugging the Lappy -- Thumb Drives -- Portable Music Players as Hard Drives -- Online Storage and Saving -- Final Thoughts -- 2. Discussion and Communication -- Introduction -- Creative Uses of Email -- Using Email to "Jump Start" a Class: Daily Warm-up -- Reaching Outside the Classroom: Emails to Authors and Other Professionals -- Writing Letters to the Editor and Submitting Editorials -- Using Email to Connect Your Students to the World: ePals -- Educational Uses of Blogging -- Breaking Down the blog -- Best Practices in Educational Blogging -- Ten Things to Do With Your Class Blog -- Setting Up a Blog -- Blog Types: Single Class Blog, a Blog for Each Student, or Both? -- Examples from Real Classroom Blogs -- Advanced Features in Blogger.

Blogging Logistics . . . Blogistics? -- Blog Protocol and Privacy Issues -- Blogging and RSS -- Collecting and Reading RSS Feeds with Bloglines -- Select Examples of Blogging Activities for the Classroom -- Edublogging Assessment -- Other Blogging Resources -- Chatting -- Sample Assignment for a First In-Class Chat -- A Sample Chatting Exercise on the Bhagavad-Gita -- Basic Guidelines for Chat Groups -- Starting a Chat Room with Chatzy -- Bringing the World into Your Room: Skype and iChat -- Skype -- iChat -- Some Hints for Better Calls and Videoconferences -- Final Thoughts -- 3. Note Taking and Organization -- Introduction -- Beyond the Trapper Keeper: Keeping Students Organized Online -- Find a Place to Save -- Online Student Portfolios: A System for Saving -- Taking Notes with Computers -- Software Tools for Taking Notes -- Using Word Processors for Taking Notes: Microsoft Word, Apple's Appleworks, or Open Office Writing -- Nonlinear Note-Taking with Graphic Organizers -- The Future of Note Taking: Tablet PCs in the Classroom -- Tracking Class Participation -- Class Scribe: Sharing Class Notes Created by One Student -- Taking One for the Team: Collaborative Note Taking -- Final Thoughts -- 4. Guided Inquiry -- Introduction -- Online Scavenger Hunts -- Examples of Web Site Scavenger Hunts -- Designing Online Scavenger Hunts -- More Design Tips -- Finding and Editing Scavenger Hunts from the Web -- Assessment for Scavenger Hunts -- Virtual Tours -- WebQuests -- Finding WebQuests -- Evaluating WebQuests -- Modifying WebQuests -- Creating WebQuests in the QuestGarden -- Creating WebQuests in a Word Processor -- Final Thoughts on WebQuests -- Google Earth -- Three Steps to Getting Started with Google Earth -- Three More Steps to Using Google Earth Tools -- Google Earth Hacks -- Google Earth in the Classroom -- Editing a Google Earth File.

Select Web Sites for Guided-Inquiry Activities -- Two Tools for Creating Guided-Inquiry Activities -- Ten Outstanding Guided-Inquiry Web Sites in the Humanities -- Final Thoughts -- 5. Open Research -- Introduction -- "Why Johnny Can't Search": Searching with Key Terms -- Helping You and Your Students Evaluate Web Sites -- Citing Web Sites -- Research Journals -- Google: For Better or Worse, the Number One Student Research Tool -- "Active" Google Searches -- "Proactive" Google Searches -- Search Directories -- Library Catalogues -- Grokker Visual Searching -- Five Online Collections -- LexisNexis -- Thomson Gale Powersearch (formerly known as Infotrac) -- EBSCOHost Research Databases -- ABC-CLIO -- ProQuest Databases -- Final Thoughts -- 6. Homework -- Introduction -- Equity and Access -- By the Numbers -- A Thumbs-Up to Making Computer Work Portable -- Assigning Online and Computer Homework -- Online Homework Templates -- Long-Term Assignments -- Rotating Responsibility -- What to Do for Homework? -- Reading -- Watching and Listening -- Researching -- Writing -- Playing -- Collaborating -- Examples of Short-Term Online Assignments in the Humanities -- Final Thoughts -- 7. Writing -- Introduction -- Standard Formatting -- Pre-Writing and Brainstorming -- Inspiration and FreeMind -- Inspiration -- FreeMind: A Free Alternative to Inspiration -- From Pre-Writing to Polishing: Best Practices for Writing with Word Processors -- Pre-writing with Word Processors -- Improving Writing Before Typing a Single Word: Setting Word's Grammar Preferences -- Working with Word's Spell-Check Tool -- Improving Writing with Word Count -- Improving Writing with the Find Command -- Saving Files -- Peer Editing with Word Processors -- Beyond the Essay: Using Word Processors to Devise New Assessments -- Editing with a Twist -- Writing Newspapers or Magazines.

Merry-Go-Round Tales -- Writing to Others: Letters to the Editor, Editorials, and Communicating with Other Real People -- Writing Collaboratively with Wikis -- Why Wiki? -- Anatomy of a Wiki -- Four Wiki Examples -- Your First Wiki Project -- Final Thoughts -- 8. Student Presentations -- Introduction -- Student PowerPoint Presentations -- Teaching PowerPoint -- PowerPoint Design Hints for Students -- Using Narration to Create Stand-Alone PowerPoint Presentations -- Recording and Editing Audio for Podcasting -- Podcasting Defined -- Podcasting in Education -- Podcasting Project Example: "A Day in the Life of a Hobo" Radio Project -- Planning a Podcasting Activity -- Recording Audio into a VoiceThread -- Recording Audio onto an iPod -- Editing Audio on Apple's GarageBand2 -- Editing Sounds on PC Computers with Audacity -- Sharing Your Sound Files -- Publishing Your Podcast with Odeo -- Mobile Podcasting -- Screencasting -- Capturing a Video Recording of Your Screen with Screencast-o-Matic -- Building Simple Web Sites with Google Page Creator -- Ten Ideas for Student Web Site Projects -- Getting Started with Google Page Creator -- Final Thoughts -- 9. Assessment and Grading -- Introduction -- Online Tests and Quizzes -- Finding Online Tests and Quizzes -- Creating Your Own Online Test and Quizzes with Quia -- Sample Online Tests and Quizzes -- Giving Tests in an Online Environment -- Designing Online Assessments with Templates -- Electronic Commenting and Grading -- Receiving Assignments -- The Basics: Bold, Color, Parentheses, and Highlighting -- Useful Editing Features in Microsoft Word for Grading: AutoCorrect and Track Changes -- Online Rubrics: Finding Them, Designing Them, and Grading with Them -- Creating Rubrics with Rubistar -- Electronic Gradebooks -- An Easy Grade Pro Tutorial in Ten Steps -- The New Frontiers of Online Plagiarism.

Paper Mills -- Copying and Stealing from Friends and Classmates -- Sloppy Research Habits -- Preventing Plagiarism -- Detecting Plagiarism -- Getting Started with Turnitin.com -- Final Thoughts -- 10. Class Management -- Introduction -- Teaching Strategies for the Computing Environment -- Email: Getting on the Same Electronic Page -- Getting Started with Gmail -- Course-Management Systems -- Setting Up Your Own Class Web Site -- How Web Sites Work -- Blogs as Class Web Sites -- Free Teacher Web Sites -- Starting Up Your Own Web Site -- You and Your IT Department -- Acceptable Use Policies -- Online Safety and Health -- What Sites Schools Should Ban? -- Recommended Professional Development Resources -- Visions of the Future -- Parting Thoughts -- Index.

This practical, how-to guide makes it easy for teachers to incorporate the latest technology in their classes. Employing an informal workshop approach, the book avoids technical jargon and pays special attention to the needs of teachers who are expanding the use of computers in their classrooms. The authors focus on what teachers do and how they can do it better, and provide a wide variety of proven tools, tips, and methods for enhancing these activities with technology."Best Ideas for Teaching with Technology" provides extensively illustrated tutorials for a wide variety of software, online tools, and teaching techniques. It covers everything from lesson plans, to time management, how to show animation, blogging, podcasts, laptop strategies, and much, much more. In addition, periodic updates to the text will be available on the authors' website.

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