The Computer Lab Teacher's Survival Guide: K-6 Units for the Whole Year, Second Edition by Holly Poteete

The Computer Lab Teacher's Survival Guide: K-6 Units for the Whole Year, Second Edition

Book Title: The Computer Lab Teacher's Survival Guide: K-6 Units for the Whole Year, Second Edition

Publisher: International Society for Technology in Education

ISBN: 1564842622

Author: Holly Poteete


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There are many books on educational technology, but few specifically for the computer lab teacher. As in any other subject, learning technology requires structure and lessons aligned to standards. And like in other subjects, students need a strong foundation and understanding of technology in order to succeed in school and in their future careers. The Computer Lab Teacher's Survival Guide speaks directly to computer lab teachers, advising on set up, lab management, Internet security, ergonomics, and other important components of an effective computer lab, one that provides the materials needed to create life-long technology learners. Other educators who lack computer lab teacher training, but are responsible for technology education, will find this book a helpful resource to lead them through a whole year of instruction.

This book presents educators with 10 units, each containing two to three lessons and associated supplemental materials on the accompanying CD. The units and lessons can be used as a starting point or as a year-long program, or they can be adapted to meet the needs of the educator's students and curriculum. Much of the content in this second edition is completely new, and what isn't new has been revised to keep up with the constant changes in technology. The materials in the book and on the CD provide a framework to ensure that students are receive an effective, current, and relevant technology education.

Features

* A CD with more than 100 supplemental materials including worksheets, quizzes, and multimedia presentations
* Each lesson includes extension, remediation, and accommodation ideas
* Reference sections for NETSS and NETST

Topics include:

-computer lab instruction
-technology education
-curriculum design
-technology integration
-project-based learning
-lesson plans

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the trusted source for professional development, knowledge generation, advocacy and leadership for innovation. ISTE is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. Home of the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), the Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology (CARET), and ISTE's annual conference (formerly known as the National Educational Computing Conference, or NECC), ISTE represents more than 100,000 professionals worldwide. We support our members with information, networking opportunities, and guidance as they face the challenge of transforming education.

Some of the areas in which we publish are:
-Web. 2.0 in the classroom-RSS, podcasts, and more
-National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)
-Professional development for educators and administrators
-Integrating technology into the classroom and curriculum
-Safe practices for the Internet and technology
-Educational technology for parents