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Empowering Students With Technology

Second Edition
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November 2009 | 136 pages | Corwin
From an international leader who demonstrates the ways in which technology can expand students' learning experiences and strengthen critical thinking, this second edition of Alan November's best-selling book promises to energize classrooms with innovative ideas to spark learners' interest and rekindle your joy of teaching.

The updated edition of Empowering Students With Technology helps students and teachers connect content to real life through fifty Web sites, new resources, and the wide world of learning relationships that are available through technology. Learning adventures powered by technology provide practical lesson ideas. Real-life stories demonstrate not only what is possible but also what technology is already accomplishing in classrooms.

Updated throughout, this timely revision includes new information about online learning and examines:

- Information literacy

- Learning in a globally connected knowledge community

- Increased access to information

- New relationships in 21st-century learning.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
1. Teaching and Learning the Structure of Information
Information Literacy: A New Basic Skill

 
MAPping the Internet: Meta-Web Information, Author, and Purpose

 
Confusing Technical Mastery With Critical Thinking

 
Blocking Versus Access

 
Professional Growth Opportunity: Relate and Reflect on Chapter 1

 
 
2. Empowering Learning by Expanding Relationships
Planning for Learning (Instead of Technology)

 
Revisiting the Role of the Family

 
E-mail in a Cultural Context

 
Teacher-Created Web Sites

 
Publishing Student Work on the Web

 
Professional Growth Opportunity: Relate and Reflect on Chapter 2

 
 
3. Emerging Roles Within the Knowledge Community
Teachers as Digital Immigrants

 
Help and Support in Your Own Backyard

 
Benchmarking Educational Practice to the Knowledge Community

 
Shifting Control

 
Raising Expectations: Students as Knowledge Producers

 
Managing Fear

 
Professional Growth Opportunity: Relate and Reflect on Chapter 3

 
 
4. Accessing Primary Sources to Enhance Critical Thinking
Using Primary Sources

 
Teaching the Skills to Assess Primary Sources

 
Professional Growth Opportunity: Relate and Reflect on Chapter 4

 
 
5. Online Learning
Pioneers on the Digital Frontier

 
Changing Roles and Interactions

 
Students Involved in Online Learning

 
Teachers Involved in Online Learning

 
Individual Courses: Supporting Learning

 
Professional Growth Opportunity: Relate and Reflect on Chapter 5

 
 
Appendix
 
Bibliography
 
Index

“Alan November provides an exceptional lens that clarifies the confusion in the field. Educators know the significance and the impact of technology on education, but many don’t understand how to make good use of technology to further student learning. November presents both the theoretical and practical in such a compelling way that it makes me want to remind educators that we cannot keep doing what we have always done—not with the possibilities that technology opens for us!”

Bena Kallick, Educational Consultant

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