for an Information Age
Teaching in the Computerized Classroom
Bernard John Poole, MSIS, PGCE
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Johnstown, PA, USA
Elizabeth Sky-McIlvain, MLS
Least Tern, Georgetown, ME, USA
Lorrie Jackson, MAT
Lausanne Collegiate School, Memphis, TN, USA
Yvonne Singer, MS
Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ, USA
The audience for Education for an Information Age is the pre-service/in-service K-12 teacher. The primary goal of the text is to help you incorporate the computer into your K-12 curriculum. A secondary goal is to support your endeavors towards becoming the most effective educator you can be in the context of the K-12 classroom of today and tomorrow.
To this extent the book cannot be taken in isolation. The ideas and skills presented here, and in the accompanying tutorials for Microsoft Office 2000, Microsoft Office XP, or Microsoft Office 2003 form part of the continuum of learning and experience related to your profession that began when you were yourself a K-12 student. The continuum continues during your college studies as an Education major, and ultimately bears fruit in your role as a teacher in the classroom. The computer, along with the expanding range of associated technologies, is just one of many tools and techniques that can improve the learning environment that you provide for your students.
IN THE 6TH EDITION
The changes in this edition are included to bring the text up to date so that it reflects the current state of the art in technology and the current state of practice in technology-integrated education. I am especially indebted to Betsy Sky-McIlvain and to Yvonne Singer. Ms. Sky-McIlvain brings a priceless wealth of current K-12 experience which she contributes especially in chapters 5 through 8 and chapters 10, 11, and 13. Ms. Singer helped me learn about the needs of people with disabilities more effectively than anyone else in my life. Her presence as friend and guide have influenced every chapter in some way or other by increasing my sensitivity for the many students in our schools who have a disability. In particular, Yvonne and I wrote chapter 14 together.
The state of the art in instructional technology (also called Information and Communication Technology) is in a constant state of flux, more now than ever before. For this reason we have tried to write an updated new edition of this book most every year.
This book is available for download free of charge. As a courtesy to the author, please drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know that you're interested in reading the book and/or using it with pre-service or in-service teachers to promote the effective use of technology in the K-12 classroom.
You may not sell this book for profit. You may, in the context of a College course, print as many copies as are needed and sell them at cost to the students. Please be sure to print the entire contents of the book, including the Cover Page as published on the web. Any attempt to profit financially from my work would be a direct infringement of the copyright.
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Wednesday August 16, 2006