Teaching for Understanding with Technology

  • ID: 2218006
  • Book
  • 180 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Teaching for Understanding with Technology shows how teachers can maximize the potential of new technologies to advance student learning and achievement.  It uses the popular Teaching for Understanding framework  that guides learners to think, analyze, solve problems, and make meaning of what they′ve learned. The book offers advice on tapping into a rich array of new technologies such as web information, online curricular information, and professional networks to research teaching topics, set learning goals, create innovative lesson plans, assess student understanding, and develop communities of learners.

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.

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The Authors.

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.



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Martha Stone Wiske is lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she co–directed the Educational Technology Center.  Her research is concerned with the integration of new technologies and the incorporation of learner–centered teaching for understanding. She is coeditor ofTeaching for Understanding: Linking Research with Practice.

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.  

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