Higher Education

Teachers Discovering Computers: Integrating Technology in a Connected World, 7th Edition

  • Gary B. Shelly
  • Glenda A. Gunter University of Central Florida
  • Randolph E. Gunter
  • ISBN-10: 1133526551  |  ISBN-13: 9781133526551
  • 592 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2008, 2006
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $153.00
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About

Overview

Teachers Discovering Computers: Teaching in a Connected World, Seventh Edition introduces future educators to technology and digital media. Tomorrow's teachers will learn about the latest trends in technology and how to integrate these concepts into their classroom using a variety of practical applications to successfully teach the current generation of digital students.

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Features and Benefits

  • Includes eight chapters, special features, and appendix that instruct teachers on using technology and digital media in today's classroom.
  • Provides tomorrow's teachers with extensive ideas and resources for teaching today's digital students through integrating technology into their curriculum.
  • Offers updated features, including Integration Strategies boxes and Special Features focusing on teaching online, blogs, and wikis.
  • Enhances student learning through updated end of chapter exercises highlighting Web 2.0 and other technology updates.
  • Guides students to popular educational Web sites and software programs through the dedicated Companion Web Site.

Table of Contents

1. Integrating Educational Technology into the Curriculum.
SF 1: Guide to Professional, State, and Federal Educational Web Sites.
2. Communications, Networks, the Internet, and the World Wide Web.
3. Software for Educators.
4. Hardware for Educators.
5. Technology, Digital Media, and Curriculum Integration.
SF 5: Learning Theories and Educational Research.
6. The Changing Face of Education: Teaching Online.
SF 6: The New World of Tablet Computing: Apps, iPads, and More.
7. Evaluating Educational Technology and Integration Strategies.
8. Security Issues, Ethics, and Emerging Technologies in Education.
Appendix: References.

What's New

  • New content revised to reflect e-learning and mobile learning to help educators stay up to date with the most current education trends.
  • New chapter focuses on the changing face of education, with emphasis on how to teach online.
  • New coverage of up-to-the-minute advancements such as slate devices, new media, smart phones and iPads as well as a focus on how they impact the classroom.
  • New CourseMate digital solution complete with multimedia e-book, interactive learning activities, and automatic assessment through Engagement Tracker available for optional integration with the text.

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Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 113352656X | ISBN-13: 9781133526568)

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A Guided Tour of Hot Technologies  (ISBN-10: 1111825084 | ISBN-13: 9781111825089)

Add excitement to your classroom with A GUIDED TOUR OF HOT TECHNOLOGIES. Keep yourself and your students up-to-date on the hottest technologies on the Internet, from the latest Google tools to new ways to share information in the cloud. Play one of these short videos to spice up your lecture and spark classroom discussion. Or, assign a video for homework and ask students to complete the correlated assignment. A GUIDED TOUR OF HOT TECHNOLOGIES takes the prep work out of providing your students with current, engaging content relevant to their lives.

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Illustrated Course Guides: Problem-Solving and Decision Making - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace  (ISBN-10: 1439041148 | ISBN-13: 9781439041147)

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Illustrated Course Guides: Professionalism - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace  (ISBN-10: 0538469781 | ISBN-13: 9780538469784)

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Illustrated Course Guides: Written Communication - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace  (ISBN-10: 1439041121 | ISBN-13: 9781439041123)

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A Guided Tour of Hot Technologies  (ISBN-10: 1111825084 | ISBN-13: 9781111825089)

A GUIDED TOUR OF HOT TECHNOLOGIES can add excitement to your classroom. These short videos about the hottest technologies on the Internet – from the latest Google tools to new ways to share information in the cloud – provide current and relevant information on technologies that you can put to use right away.

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Illustrated Course Guides: Problem-Solving and Decision Making - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace  (ISBN-10: 1439041148 | ISBN-13: 9781439041147)

Get a 360 degree education and a career advantage with Illustrated Course Guides: Problem-Solving and Decision Making - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace from the Illustrated Series. This text delves into two of the most sought-after skills in the professional world, making students more marketable to employers. With the signature two-page spread format, the Illustrated Course Guides: Problem-Solving and Decision Making - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace from the Illustrated Series provides reader-friendly instruction on a subject once regarded as unable to be taught within the classroom.

List Price = $73.95  | CengageBrain Price = $73.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $55.50

Illustrated Course Guides: Professionalism - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace  (ISBN-10: 0538469781 | ISBN-13: 9780538469784)

Get a 360 degree education and a career advantage! ILLUSTRATED COURSEGUIDES: PROFESSIONALISM makes you more successful in the classroom and in the workplace. Covering topics such as developing a personal work ethic and planning and managing a career, this streamlined book presents essential information on a topic once considered unable to be taught within the classroom.

List Price = $57.95  | CengageBrain Price = $57.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.50

Illustrated Course Guides: Teamwork & Team Building - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace  (ISBN-10: 0538469765 | ISBN-13: 9780538469760)

Get a 360 degree education and a career advantage! ILLUSTRATED COURSEGUIDES: TEAMWORK AND TEAM BUILDING makes you more successful in the classroom and more marketable to companies. Covering topics such as being a team leader and working in groups, this streamlined book presents essential information on a topic once considered unable to be taught within the classroom.

List Price = $55.95  | CengageBrain Price = $55.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.00

Illustrated Course Guides: Verbal Communication - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace  (ISBN-10: 143904113X | ISBN-13: 9781439041130)

Get a 360 degree education and a career advantage with Illustrated Course Guides: Verbal Communication - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace from the Illustrated Series. This text delves into the importance of effective, professional, and polite verbal communication from speaking with clients to everyday dialogue with colleagues. With the signature two-page spread format, the Illustrated Course Guides: Verbal Communication - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace from the Illustrated Series provides reader-friendly instruction on a subject once regarded as unable to be learned within the classroom.

List Price = $73.95  | CengageBrain Price = $73.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $55.50

Illustrated Course Guides: Written Communication - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace  (ISBN-10: 1439041121 | ISBN-13: 9781439041123)

Get a 360 degree education and a career advantage with Illustrated Course Guides: Written Communication - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace from the Illustrated Series. This text delves into the importance of effective and professional written communication from creating professional documentation to E-mail correspondence. With the signature two-page spread format, Illustrated Course Guides: Written Communication - Soft Skills for a Digital Workplace from the Illustrated Series provides reader-friendly instruction on a subject once regarded as unable to be learned within the classroom. Access to a student online companion with supplemental videos is included with the text.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Gary B. Shelly

Gary B. Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. More than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman Series' textbooks have been sold. Gary and a talented group of contributing authors have produced books on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software that are the leading textbooks in the computer technology market today. Gary has hosted the annual Shelly Cashman Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years.

Glenda A. Gunter

Glenda A. Gunter is an Associate Professor, Co-chair of the Instructional Design & Technology programs at the University of Central Florida, and has a Ph.D. in Instructional/Educational Technology. She has a strong background in K-20 education, instructional design, digital media and technology, curriculum integration, K-12 literacy, and program development and evaluation. Dr. Gunter is the recipient of the 2010 Sloan-C Award for Excellence in Online Teaching.

Randolph E. Gunter

Randolph E. Gunter has over 40 years of experience in education and training. He has a Ph.D. in Educational Technology, has co-authored 12 textbooks, written dozens of articles, and presented at over 50 conferences. He is Chairman and Chief Visionary Officer of 21st Century Learning Solutions, Inc., specializing in online training for K-12 schools, higher education, and major corporations.