This book is designed to provide teachers with an array of computer tools to promote reading, writing, and critical thinking in their classrooms. It can be used by teachers who recognize the need to continue their education by becoming adept at using computers in their classrooms. In short, this book covers the major concerns K-8 teachers face as they integrate computer technology into their classrooms and provides numerous suggestions for applying the ideas described in the book in real classrooms. The discussion of literacy topics and pedagogy is grounded in research literature, best practice for teaching, and current successful technology integration strategies.
FEATURES:Provides teachers with theoretical informationgives teachers the assurance that the information conveyed is based on solid research. Focuses on major issues and gets to the pointallows teachers to save time by looking at the significant issues without getting bogged down in the details. Computer Classroom Snapshotsprovide real-life examples of how teachers are integrating technology into the K-8 literacy curriculum. Lists of electronic sourcesprovide teachers with easy access to Web addresses that can give them more materials for their classes. Techno-Teacher Tipsprovide important pointers on using technology in the classroom. Print sources cited throughout the bookprovide numerous resources, inlcuding References at the end of each chapter that identify sources to promote the integration of technology and literacy in the classroom. Figures throughout the bookprovide screen captures of well-known and well-respected software applications, Web sites, and technology integration examples