Supporting Learning With Technology: Essentials Of Classroom Practice by Joy L. EgbertSupporting Learning With Technology: Essentials Of Classroom Practice by Joy L. Egbert

Supporting Learning With Technology: Essentials Of Classroom Practice

byJoy L. Egbert

Paperback | January 28, 2008

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The author has written a new and unique text for courses in Computers in Education or Instructional Media and Technology.  The purpose of this text is to address what technology teachers should know and be able to do, but the focus is on learners and learning rather than on the technology itself.  The book is unique in that it presents the students’ learning goals first rather than the technology tool, thereby focusing on the learner and the learning rather than the technology. 


The examples throughout the chapters present ideas for tasks that can be completed with a variety of tools rather than one specific tool that teachers may not have access to.  Each chapter includes a brief summary of research from educational technology, learning theory, and other areas to build a foundation for chapter examples and activities.  The chapters also include examples for learning in a variety of contexts and content areas and can be applied easily to teaching other ideas and subjects.  A unique chapter (Chapter 9) on teacher productivity helps support future educators in their everyday tasks.


The book illustrates what technology-enhanced learning can be like today and prepares teachers and administrators for what may come tomorrow.   


Some of the pedagogical features in the book include: 


Cases–These appear at the beginning of each chapter and provide a framework for the chapter discussion that follows. 

~These cases are compelling snapshots from real classrooms that help students to connect educational concepts to the real world.

~Related questions within and at the end of each chapter encourage the reader to think critically about the material and its related application to the classroom.


Meet the Needs of Today’s Students feature–Each chapter contains margin notes to help the readers address the learning needs of ALL students including those with diverse needs and English Language Learners.


Meeting the Standards feature–This feature shows how the National Educational Technology Standards connect to the learning goal of each chapter.

~Additional state standards are listed on the book’s companion website. 


Tool CloseUp feature–These boxes explore the features of technology tools discussed in the chapter in more detail.


Learning Activities feature–Provide opportunities to apply the chapter’s guidelines and technology tool discussions to a variety of learning activities related to all grade levels and content areas.

Title:Supporting Learning With Technology: Essentials Of Classroom PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 10.7 × 8.2 × 0.47 inPublished:January 28, 2008Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0131721186

ISBN - 13:9780131721180


Table of Contents


Chapter 1    Understanding Classroom Learning and Technology Use

                    Overview of Learning and Technology

                    Students and Technology

                    Teachers and Technology

                    Guidelines for Using Educational Technology

                    Technology-Enhanced Learning Activities

                    Technologies for Supporting Learning


                    Technology-Supported Lesson Example


Chapter 2    Supporting Student Content Learning

                    Overview of Content Learning and Technology in K-12 Classrooms

                    The Technology-Supported Content Learning Process

                    Guidelines for Supporting Student Technology-Enhanced Content Learning

                    Content Learning Technologies

                    Learning Activities:  Content Learning

                    Assessing Content Learning:  Scoring Guides

                    Sample Lesson:  Content Learning

Chapter 3    Supporting Communication

                    Overview of Communication and Technology in K-12 Classrooms

                    The Technology-Supported Communication Process

                    Teachers and Technology-Supported Communication

                    Guidelines for Supporting Communication with Technology

                    Communication Technologies

                    Learning Activities:  Communication Tasks

                    Assessing Communication Tasks:  Rubrics

                    Sample Lesson:  Communication

Chapter 4    Supporting Student Critical Thinking

                    Overview of Critical Thinking and Technology in K-12 Classrooms

                    The Critical Thinking Process

                    Guidelines for Supporting Student Critical Thinking with Technology

                    Critical Thinking Technologies

                    Technology-Supported Learning Activities:  Critical Thinking

                    Assessing Critical Thinking With and Through Technology

                    Sample Lesson:  Critical Thinking

Chapter 5    Supporting Student Creativity

                    Overview of Creativity and Technology in K-12 Classrooms

                    The Creative Thinking Process

                    Guidelines for Supporting Student Creativity with Technology

                    Creativity Technologies

                    Learning Activities:  Creativity

                    Assessing Learner Creativity

                    From the Classroom:  Technology and Assessment 

                    Sample Lesson:  Creativity

Chapter 6    Supporting Problem-Solving

                    Overview of Technology-Supported Problem-Solving in K-12 Classrooms

                    The Problem-Solving Process

                    Guidelines for Technology-Supported Problem-Solving

                    Problem-Solving and Inquiry Technologies

                    Learning Activities:  Problem-Solving and Inquiry

                    Assessing Learner Problem-Solving and Inquiry

                    Sample Lesson:  Problem-Solving

Chapter 7    Supporting Student Production

                    Overview of Technology-Supported Production in K-12 Classrooms

                    The Production Process

                    Guidelines for Supporting Student Technology-Enhanced Production

                    Productivity Technologies

                    Learning Activities:  Production Projects

                    Sample Lesson:  Production

Chapter 8    Supporting Student eLearning

                    Overview of eLearning in K-12 Environments

                    Processes Involved in eLearning

                    Teachers and eLearning

                    Guidelines for Supporting Student eLearning

                    eLearning Technologies

                    Learning Activities:  eLearning

                    Assessing eLearning

                    Sample Lesson:  eLearning


Chapter 9    Supporting Teacher Development

                    Overview of Professional Development in Technology-Supported Learning

                    The Technology PD Process

                    Guidelines for Working Toward Effective PD

                    Teacher Tools for Technology-Supported Learning

                    Learning Activities:  Professional Development

                    Assessing Professional Development

                    PD Plan Example

Chapter 10    Supporting Learner Futures

                    Overview of Future Trends and Educational Technology

                    Guidelines for Supporting Students in the Technology-Enhanced Future

                    Trends in Tools and Tool Use

                    Activities to Prepare Learners for the Future

                    Assessing Student Preparedness for the Future

                    Sample Lesson:  The Future




Editorial Reviews

“I wish that this text had been available a year ago for the courses I will be teaching starting next week. It provides the type of approach that my students truly need. The focus is on teaching, learning, instructional design…and then technology….What my students need is what this book provides — a true look at the why and how of technology integration and the relationship to higher order thinking skills. I am very impressed.” -David Bullock, Ed.D. Portland State University   “I would definitely adopt this book and encourage the department not only to adopt it, but also to use it as a catalyst for curriculum redesign. I think we could easily combine it with a foundations course and TRULY integrate and model technology.” -Donna Baumbach University of Central Florida