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ISBN-10 0137021348ISBN-13 9780137021345
ISBN-10 0135084210ISBN-13 9780135084212
Author(s): Blanche W. O’Bannon; Kathleen Puckett
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Copyright year: © 2010 Pages: 312

Preparing to Use Technology is a concise and comprehensive guide to the technology applications that are essential skills across the curriculum in the classrooms of today.  

This text features a basic understanding of current software applications, adaptations for special learners, and ideas for curriculum integration. Instructors will find a user-friendly format with an appropriate balance of directive skill building activities and exploration. 

Each chapter focuses on a technology concept and includes 1) research frameworks 2) basics which includes how teachers as well as students can use the technology in teaching and learning 3) provides a testimonial from a technology using teacher that has implemented lessons successfully, 4) offers example “curriculum connections” and shares ways to adapt for special learners with each.

Many features of this text make teacher education program and standards alignment more convenient. The entire text is aligned with the NETS*T standards while many pedagogical features offer practical suggestions for technology integration with content area learning and further that alignment. Prospective teachers, as well as teachers who want to use technology, will find the style is direct and easy to follow.