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Meaningful Learning with Technology, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Jane L. Howland, David H. Jonassen, Rose M. Marra

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 4, 2011

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For Intro Educational Technology courses.

 

Grounded in constructivist teachings, this popular text demonstrates how teachers can use technology to engage and support meaningful learning of their students.

 

Organized around learning processes such as inquiring, experimenting, writing, modeling, community building, communicating, designing, visualizing, and assessing, Meaningful Learning with Technology, Fourth Edition, demonstrates for the reader how learners can use different technologies for meaningful learning. Numerous examples from teachers in K-12 classrooms, give readers a clear understanding of how technology can be used with different types of students, including expanded coverage of effective technology use with young learners.

All chapters now present learning objectives as well as ISTE NETS for Students and 21st Century Skills that may be met through the learning activities described.  The text is further strengthened by the inclusion of practical application with technologies that many teachers currently use; discussion of widely available web-based tools for learning and collaboration; and the addition of Assessing Meaningful Teaching and Learning rubrics which give readers a tool for reflecting on their practice. Each chapter extends learning by culminating with questions and issues for readers to think about.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Goal of Technology Integrations: Meaningful Learning          

Chapter Objectives

How Can Technology Facilitate Meaningful Learning? 

Alternative Conceptions of Meaningful Technology Use

Conclusion 

Things to Think About 

 

Chapter 2: Inquiring with Technologies 

Chapter Objectives

Technology Trends Supporting Inquiry

Information Gathering With Internet Resources 

Using Information to Build Knowledge with Open-Ended, Student-Directed Research Projects 

Collecting Data with Mobile Technologies 

Finding Opinions with Online Survey Tools 

Conclusion 

NET Standards and 21st Century Skills

Things to Think About 

 

Chapter 3: Experimenting with Technologies     

Chapter Objectives

Learning to Reason Causally 

Hypothesizing With Microworlds 

Experimenting With Simulations 

Venturing Into Games 

Immersing Into Virtual Worlds 

Conclusion 

NET Standards and 21st Century Skills

Things to Think About 

 

Chapter 4: Designing with Technologies

Chapter Objectives

Learning through Design

Drawing Design Ideas with SketchUp 

Testing Designs and Building Mental Models with Simulation Software 

Problem Solving Through Game and Simulation Design

Designing Music with Composition Software 

Conclusion 

NET Standards and 21st Century Skills

Things to Think About 

 

Chapter 5: Communicating with Technologies   

Chapter Objectives

21st Century Media Kids

Exchanging Ideas Asynchronously With Discussion Boards and VoiceThread 

Exchanging Ideas Synchronously With Chats and Instant Messaging 

Sharing Information with Presentation Technologies

Making Connections through Videoconferencing 

Broadcasting With Podcasts and Internet Radio 

Conclusion 

NET Standards and 21st Century Skills

Things to Think About 

 

Chapter 6: Community Building and Collaborating with Technologies    

Chapter Objectives

What is Community?

Knowledge Building with Knowledge Forum 

Co-constructing Knowledge with Wikis 

Building International Communities with iEARN, Global Schoolhouse, KidLink, and ThinkQuest 

Discussing Interests with Social (Educational) Networking Groups

Conclusion 

NET Standards and 21st Century Skills

Things to Think About 

 

Chapter 7: Supporting Writing with Technology

Chapter Objectives

Supporting Writing Organization, Planning and Reflection on Writing through Visualization Tools 

Supporting Creative Writing and Publishing with Technology 

Supporting Collaborative Writing with Technology 

Supporting Peer Feedback on Writing 

Conclusion 

NET Standards and 21st Century Skills

Things to Think About 

 

Chapter 8: Modeling with Technologies

Chapter Objectives

Learning by Building Models 

Modeling Knowledge with Concept Maps 

Modeling with Spreadsheets 

Modeling Experiences with Databases 

Conclusion 

NET Standards and 21st Century Skills

Things to Think About 

 

Chapter 9: Visualizing With Technologies         

Chapter Objectives

What Are Visualization Tools? 

Visualizing Scientific Ideas with Computers 

Visualizing Mathematical Ideas with Technologies 

Visualizing With Digital Cameras and Mobile Phones 

Visualizing With Video 

Video Modeling and Feedback 

NET Standards and 21st Century Skills

Things to Think About 

 

Chapter 10: Assessing Meaningful Learning and Teaching with Technologies     

Chapter Objectives

Assessing Meaningful Learning: Authentic and Performance Assessment 

Technology-Based Assessments 

Assessing Performance with Technology-Based Rubrics 

Assessing Growth over Time with Electronic Portfolios 

Clicker Assessment Tools 

Assessing Learning with Technology-Based Tests, Surveys and Assessment Items 

Conclusion 

NET Standards and 21st Century Skills

Things to Think About 

 

Epilogue: Implications of Learning with Technology 

Index 

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