Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

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Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

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Teaching TV Production in a Digital World: Integrating Media Literacy --Teachers/Second Edition (Paperback, 212 pages, $25) Author: Robert E Kenny, Ph.D. Publisher: Libraries Unlimited (www.lu.com)

Available in both teacher and student editions, this guide has been updated with the latest advances to provide an exciting alternative approach to teaching first-year TV production to high school students. A combination of class instruction and independent video-action projects based on the concept of thematic mapping helps prepare students for a year-end video competition. The projects borrow knowledge from other subject areas to teach media and visual literacy, broadcast history, video production skills and multimedia animation.

Recapturing Technology for Education: Keeping Tomorrow in Today's Classrooms (Paperback, 208 pages, $23.95) Authors: Mark Gura and Bernard Percy Publisher: R&L Education (www.rowmaneducation.com)

Despite a significant investment of funds, time and effort in bringing computers, the Internet and related technologies into classrooms, educators have turned their backs on these new power tools of intellect. Schools are the last remaining institution to keep 21st century technology at arms distance. This book re-establishes the legitimacy and urgency of tapping technology to make our schools relevant and effective once again. It also explores the reasons why educators have resisted making the leap to a technology-supported brand of teaching and learning. The book includes interviews with experts in the field, as well as reviews and recommendations of free resources that are available to educators.

Scaling Up Success: Lessons Learned From Technology-Based Educational Improvement (Hardcover, 288 pages, $35) Editors: Chris Dede, James P. Honan and Laurence C. Peters Publisher: Jossey-Bass (www.josseybass.com)

Drawing from information presented at a conference sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Technology in Education Consortium, this book provides a hands-on resource filled with illustrative examples of best practices that are grounded in real-life case studies of technology-based educational innovation--from networking a failing school district in New Jersey to using computer visualization to teach scientific inquiry in Chicago. …

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