The complexity of modern urban life has heavily impacted the public school system. The growth of cities and continued advancement of technology have created a unique environment for learning, as traits unique to urban schools directly impact a student’s educational experience.
Cases on Educational Technology Integration in Urban Schools contains a spectrum of case studies aimed at understanding technology integration in urban schools. This book describes, analyzes, and synthesizes the impact of technology in an urban school with the objective of offering solutions for successful strategies and addressing organizational challenges and pitfalls. Cases on topics including student motivation, assistive technology, video games, cyber bullying, and technology ethics aim to inform current and future educators, as well as to fill existing gaps in existing technology and teacher education literature.
Reviews and Testimonials
A good tool to continue to sharpen our pre-service and in-service teachers' technology skills is the use of vicarious experiences as the ones presented in this book. The varied repertoire of case studies with situations faced by teachers, and for which there is little or no training in teacher preparation programs, is invaluable; the questions presented before the case studies focus the reader's attention on the details of the case and then place him or her at the center stage of the situation, while the questions presented after the case study facilitate troubleshooting to come up with the best possible response. [...] An excellent characteristic of the book is that it does not stop with the 'how-to' of using technology in the classroom but also engages the reader in ethical and cultural issues, assessment, classroom management when using technology, and teacher professional development.
– Laura Sujo-Montes, Northern Arizona University, USA