Released on 2009-11-01Categories Education

Research on Technology in Social Studies Education

Research on Technology in Social Studies Education

Author: John Lee

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607522942

Category: Education

Page: 277

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Despite technology’s presence in virtually every public school, its documented familiarity and use by youth outside of school, and the wealth of resources it provides for teaching social studies, there has been relatively little empirical research on its effectiveness for the teaching and learning of social studies. In an effort to begin to fill this gap in research literature, this book focuses on research on technology in social studies education. The objectives of this volume are threefold: to describe research frameworks, provide examples of empirical research, and chart a course for future research endeavors. Accordingly, the volume is divided into three overarching sections: research constructs and contexts, research reports, and research reviews. The need for research is particularly acute within the field of social studies and technology. As the primary purpose of social studies is to prepare the young people of today to be the citizens of tomorrow, it is necessary to examine how technology tools impact, improve, and otherwise affect teaching and learning in social studies. Given these circumstances, we have prepared this collection of research conceptualizations, reports, and reviews to achieve three goals. 1. Put forward reports on how research is being conducted in the field 2. Present findings from well-designed research studies that provide evidence of how specific applications of technology are affecting teaching and learning in social studies. 3. Showcase reviews of research in social studies It is with this framework that we edited this volume, Research on Technology and Social Studies Education, as an effort to address emerging concerns related to theorizing about the field and reporting research in social studies and technology. The book is divided into four sections. The first section of the book includes three descriptions of research constructs and contexts in social studies and technology. The second section is focused on research reports from studies of student learning in social studies with technology. The third section contains research reports on teachers’ pedagogical considerations for using technology in social studies. In the fourth and final section, we present work that broadly reviews and critiques research in focused areas of social studies and technology. This volume contains twelve chapters, each of which focuses on social studies content and pedagogy and how the field is affected and enhanced with technology. The volume includes research and theoretical works on various topics, including digital history, digital video, geography, technology use in the K-12 social studies classroom, and artificial intelligence.
Released on 2010-06-01Categories Education

Technology in Retrospect

Technology in Retrospect

Author: Richard A. Diem

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781617350405

Category: Education

Page: 329

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January 2009 marked the 25th anniversary of one of the most famous three minutes of television history. It was during half-time of the 1984 Super Bowl that APPLE show cased its new Macintosh Computer in an avant-guard commercial. In the following three weeks sales of the new computer, in both the public and private sectors, took off leading some to note this occasion as the "true" start of the information age. At the same time schools joined this so-called information revolution and began to use the new technology, in various forms, in a much more serious manner. Given both the changing nature of technology, as well as its classroom applications, over the past quarter century this work's goal is to capture the historical trends of both use and application of information technology in the social studies during this era. This is done by providing a retrospective view , from 1984 through 2009 , of where we've been, where we are, and a view of new tools and strategies and possible studies that are emerging that can enhance our understanding of the effects that technology has and will have on the social studies.
Released on 2008-03-27Categories Education

The Talent Development Planning Handbook

The Talent Development Planning Handbook

Author: Donald J. Treffinger

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781071846186

Category: Education

Page: 248

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"Makes a distinct contribution to program planning for gifted education. Provides great charts that illustrate the key basics for identifying change." —Tara McGuigan, Resource Teacher San Diego Unified School District, CA "The major strength of the book is its step-by-step process. There are plenty of charts and checklists that make the book user-friendly. Great planning guide." —Cheryl Brockman, Gifted Education Teacher Jonathan Alder Local School District, Plain City, OH Gain tools to custom-build programs that nurture students' strengths and talents! Gifted programs should be as innovative, unique, and ever-evolving as the exceptional students they serve. This comprehensive handbook provides the expert guidance and tools necessary for shaping a contemporary, inclusive talent development program tailored to students' individual needs and strengths. Rather than imposing a "one-size-fits-all" model, this guide offers a flexible six-stage framework for planning, implementing, evaluating, and enhancing gifted programs. The authors draw on current theory, research, and more than 20 years of professional experience with schools, districts, and state education agencies to provide proven approaches for designing new programs and reinvigorating existing ones. Practical tips and ready-to-use resources include: A CD-ROM with reproducibles, presentations, and templates aligned with each chapter Needs assessment and climate inventory exercises and resources Methods for constructing and implementing action plans Strategies for tackling logistics, including how to form planning committees and effectively lead the planning process Program goal-setting and evaluation tools Ideal for gifted education coordinators, administrators, and special education directors, The Talent Development Planning Handbook covers best practices from leading experts to inspire innovation, improvement, growth, and change for talent development that contributes to the total school program.
Released on 2014-11-01Categories Education

Getting at the Core of the Common Core with Social Studies

Getting at the Core of the Common Core with Social Studies

Author: Thomas N. Turner

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623968762

Category: Education

Page: 311

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For social studies teachers reeling from the buffeting of top-down educational reforms, this volume offers answers to questions about dealing with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Each chapter presents and reviews pertinent standards that relate to the social studies. Each chapter also deals with significant topics in the social studies from various social sciences to processes such as inquiry to key skills needed for success in social studies such as analysis and literacy. The most important aspect of these chapters though is the array of adaptable activities that is included in each chapter. Teachers can find practical approaches to dealing with CCSS across the social studies panorama. The multiple authorships of the various chapters mean a variety of perspectives and viewpoints are presented. All of the authors have fought in the trenches of K-12 public education. Their activities reflect this in a way that will be useful to novice or veteran teachers.
Released on 2011-01-12Categories Education

Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas

Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas

Author: Carole Cox

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452223667

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.
Released on 2013-12-01Categories Education

Digital Social Studies

Digital Social Studies

Author: William B. Russell

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623965228

Category: Education

Page: 487

View: 829

The world is ever changing and the way students experience social studies should reflect the environment in which they live and learn. Digital Social Studies explores research, effective teaching strategies, and technologies for social studies practice in the digital age. The digital age of education is more prominent than ever and it is an appropriate time to examine the blending of the digital age and the field of social studies. What is digital social studies? Why do we need it and what is its purpose? What will social studies look like in the future? The contributing authors of this volume seek to explain, through an array of ideas and visions, what digital social studies can/should look like, while providing research and rationales for why digital social studies is needed and important. This volume includes twenty-two scholarly chapters discussing relevant topics of importance to digital social studies. The twenty-two chapters are divided into two sections. This stellar collection of writings includes contributions from leading scholars like Cheryl Mason Bolick, Michael Berson, Elizabeth Washington, Linda Bennett, and many more.
Released on 2008-11-01Categories Education

Framing Research on Technology and Student Learning in the Content Areas

Framing Research on Technology and Student Learning in the Content Areas

Author: Ann D. Thompson

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607528685

Category: Education

Page: 193

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This book is a result of collaboration between NTLS and SITTE. Framing Research is targeted at individuals or small teams of educational researchers who are interested in conducting high quality research addressing the effects of technology-enhanced instruction on student learning. The book summarizes and unpacks the methodologies of a variety of research studies, each situated in the context of school subject areas, such as science, mathematics, social studies, and English/language arts, as well as in the contexts of reading education, special education, and early childhood learning. Taken together, the analyses provide guidance on the design of future technology research grounded in student learning of K-12 curriculum. The conclusions also serve as a tool for teacher educators seeking to prepare teachers to integrate technology effectively in their instruction and to motivate reluctant teachers to overcome perceived inconveniences connected with technology use.
Released on 2014-01-21Categories Education

Online and Hybrid Learning Designs in Action

Online and Hybrid Learning Designs in Action

Author: Atsusi "2c" Hirumi

Publisher: International Society for Technology in Education

ISBN: 9781564845566

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 331

It's difficult to design e-learning environments if you haven't seen or experienced one yourself. Even if you have taken or designed your own online or hybrid course, have you experienced different e-learning environments based on a variety of learning theories and instructional strategies? Online and Hybrid Learning Designs in Action illustrates how to apply eight instructional strategies based on cognitive information processing, inquiry, experiential, and game-based theories of learning and teaching to ground the design of your online and hybrid coursework.