Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works

Synopsis

One of the most effective ways to implement the research-based instructional strategies from Classroom Instruction That Works is to use them with educational technologies, such as word processing and spreadsheet applications, multimedia, data collection tools, communication software, and the Internet. This book shows you how and gives you hundreds of lesson-planning ideas and strategies for every grade level and subject. Discover new educational tools that support research-based instruction, and learn ways to use technologies you already know to
• Create and use advance organizers and nonlinguistic representations
• Help students take notes, summarize content, and make comparisons
• Engage students in cooperative learning
• Help students generate and test hypotheses
• Support students in practicing new skills and doing homework
• Reinforce students? efforts through formative assessment and feedback Getting this guide ensures you always know when to use educational technologies, which ones are best for a learning task, and how they help students use new learning strategies.

Excerpt

by Robert J. Marzano

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works is a book that is long overdue.

What's special about this book is that its authors are fluent in both the research behind the nine categories of instructional strategies presented in the book Classroom Instruction That Works and the ways in which technology can support and integrate these strategies. They know how to teach the strategies and why teachers need to have practical and immediately applicable solutions for their classrooms. They understand adult learning theory and the finesse necessary to teach to learners who have varying comfort levels with technology.

In addition, the authors are true educational technology leaders. Dr. Howard Pitler, an Apple Distinguished Educator and National Distinguished Principal, brings years of experience as an educator and principal of a technology magnet school. His team consists of former classroom teachers, administrators, and educational technology experts who have a very clear understanding of the changes that must take place in classrooms if we hope to meet the needs of our 21st century learners. Elizabeth R. Hubbell, a former Montessori educator, brings her expertise in discovery and experiential learning and . . .

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