Higher Education

Teachers Discovering Computers: Integrating Technology in a Changing World, 8th Edition

  • Glenda A. Gunter University of Central Florida
  • Randolph E. Gunter
  • ISBN-10: 1285845439  |  ISBN-13: 9781285845432
  • 490 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2010, 2008
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $124.75
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About

Overview

TEACHERS DISCOVERING COMPUTERS: INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD, EIGHTH 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.

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.
  • Content to reflect e-learning and mobile learning to help educators stay up to date with the most current education trends.
  • Content that focuses on the changing face of education, with emphasis on teaching online.
  • Coverage of up-to-the-minute advancements such as mobile devices, new media, new technologies, and new trends in educational technology, and highlight on how these new advances impact the classroom.
  • A Computer Concepts CourseMate complete with a MindTap Reader eBook, interactive learning activities, new videos, and assessment is available for optional integration with the text.
  • Enhances student learning through updated end of chapter exercises highlighting technology updates.
  • Guides students to popular educational Web sites and software programs through the Computer Concepts CourseMate.

Table of Contents

1. Integrating Educational Technology into the Curriculum.
Special Feature 1. Guide to Professional, State, and Federal 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.
Special Feature 5. Learning Theories and Educational Research.
6. The Changing Face of Education – Teaching Online.
Special Feature 6. A World without Wires – Tablets, Apps, and More.
7. Evaluating Educational Technology and Integration Strategies.
8. Security Issues and Ethics in Education.

What's New

  • A New Critical Thinking section that gives your students the opportunity to explore, reflect, and research complex issues that are currently impacting K-12 education. In each chapter, Critical Thinking Exploration will present a different issue that is a topic of ongoing and important discussions by professors and their students in teacher preparation programs, and by teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders in K-12 schools.
  • Revised End of Chapter exercises and features, including a completely revised Apps Corner that will present app integration ideas and resources for the different categories of apps available in the market today.
  • Updates to chapter content to cover new technologies and trends in educational technology.
  • A collection of carefully curated videos related to educational technology available with the Computer Concepts CourseMate.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Printed Text + LMS Integrated for CourseMate™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10: 1305592115  | ISBN-13: 9781305592117

List Price = $196.95  | CengageBrain Price = $196.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $147.71

This Bundle Includes:

  • Teachers Discovering Computers: Integrating Technology in a Changing World
    List Price = $165.95  | CengageBrain Price = $165.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $124.75
  • LMS Integrated for CourseMate™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
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Bundle: Shelly Cashman Series® Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: Introductory + Teachers Discovering Computers: Integrating Technology in a Changing World, 8th

ISBN-10:  1337347108  | ISBN-13:  9781337347105

List Price = $391.95  | CengageBrain Price = $391.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $293.96

This Bundle Includes:

  • Shelly Cashman Series® Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: Introductory, Spiral bound Version
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  • Teachers Discovering Computers: Integrating Technology in a Changing World
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Bundle: Text + CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  130560637X  | ISBN-13:  9781305606371

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  • Teachers Discovering Computers: Integrating Technology in a Changing World
    List Price = $165.95  | CengageBrain Price = $165.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $124.75
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Printed Text + CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305713702 | ISBN-13:  9781305713703

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  • Teachers Discovering Computers: Integrating Technology in a Changing World
    List Price = $165.95  | CengageBrain Price = $165.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $124.75
  • CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
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Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor Companion Site  (ISBN-10: 1285845498 | ISBN-13: 9781285845494)

Go beyond the book with Instructor Resources to help you make the most of your classroom and lessons. Here you will find additional information on how to use our text as well as teaching and testing aids. This companion site will include Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, Solutions to Exercises, Syllabus, and Cognero test banks.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305087747 | ISBN-13: 9781305087743)

Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible, online system that allows you to: author, edit, and manage test bank content from multiple Cengage Learning solutions, create multiple test versions in an instant, and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom or wherever you want.

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285845471 | ISBN-13: 9781285845470)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook, interactive teaching and learning tools including quizzes, flashcards, videos, and more.

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LMS Integrated for CourseMate™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305096363 | ISBN-13: 9781305096363)

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Student Supplements

CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285845471 | ISBN-13: 9781285845470)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook, interactive learning tools including quizzes, flashcards, videos, and more.

List Price = $116.00  | CengageBrain Price = $116.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $116.00

LMS Integrated for CourseMate™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305096363 | ISBN-13: 9781305096363)

List Price = $116.00  | CengageBrain Price = $116.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $116.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.