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Empowering Students With Technology

Empowering Students With Technology

Second Edition
Edited by:

March 2010 | 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.

About the Author
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


“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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ISBN: 9781412974257