Teaching for Understanding with Technology is filled with useful tips, questions for reflection, and real–life examples from a range of educational settings that clearly show how teachers can make choices to plan curriculum that integrates new technologies, assemble the materials and assistance needed, manage classroom activities, and develop relationships with colleagues and collaborators within and beyond the classroom.
PART ONE: Overview of Teaching for Understanding with Technology.
Chapter 1. What Is Teaching for Understanding?
Chapter 2. Using New Technologies to Teach for Understanding.
PART TWO: The Elements of the Teaching for Understanding Framework.
Chapter 3. Generative Topics and New Technologies.
Chapter 4. Understanding Goals and New Technologies.
Chapter 5. Performances of Understanding and New Technologies.
Chapter 6. Ongoing Assessment and New Technologies.
Chapter 7. Learning in Reflective, Collaborative Communities with New Technologies.
PART THREE: Learning to Teach for Understanding.
Chapter 8. How Teachers Learn to Teach with New Technologies.
Chapter 9. Learning for the Future.
Kristi Rennebohm Franz is an award–winning Washington State teacher who is known for her innovative use of new technologies in the classroom. Her classroom teaching has been filmed and featured in the PBS documentary Digital Divide.
Lisa Breit develops professional development programs to help K–12 teachers design and implement curriculum with new technologies, and consults with school leaders on how to cultivate leadership and provide institutional support as teachers and students gain proficiency.