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What Every Teacher Should Know About Media and Technology

What Every Teacher Should Know About Media and Technology

October 2003 | 96 pages | Corwin

Use media, technology, and the Internet to strengthen student learning and higher-level thinking skills.

Technology plus classroom equal success for students whose teachers act as agents for change through brain-friendly media. Topics covered:

  • The effect of media on student motivation, behavior, and learning modalities
  • Using media for lesson planning: objectives, information, skills, meaning, knowledge, models, real-world applications, and more
  • Using media for teaching: from the basics through creative thinking, critical thinking, and higher-level thinking skills
  • Using media to enhance student research projects and learning products
  • Keeping up with the "Big Picture"
  • Vocabulary pre-test, post-test, and summary
  • Bibliography and index


About the Author
Vocabulary Pre-Test
1. The Importance of Media in the Classroom
Why Media is Brain Friendly  
The Effect of Media on Student Modalities  
The Effect of Media on Motivation  
The Effect of Media on Behavior Management  
The Effect of Media on Reaching Higher Levels of Thought  
The Effect of Media on Real-World Applications  
2. Using Media to Plan and Introduce a Lesson
Begin With Goals for the Learning  
Build Declarative Objectives  
Develop Procedural Objectives  
Provide a Matrix or Rubric  
3. Using Media for Teaching
The Basics  
Using Technology to Teach Standards  
Higher-Level Thinking Skills  
4. Using Media to Enhance Student Products
Making Choices on Products  
Following a Guide for Research  
5. Viewing the Big Picture: Keeping Up
Being an Agent of Change  
Creating a Plan for the Classroom  
Technology = Success  
Vocabulary Summary
Vocabulary Post-Test

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ISBN: 9780761931256

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