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Keengwe (education, U. of North Dakota) compiles 16 articles by education, technology, and other researchers working in the US, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Australia, who outline best practices in incorporating learning technologies into classroom instruction, for academics, professionals, and educational researchers. They discuss the integration of digital tools like social media, collaboratively written online documents, webinars, clickers, simulation games, and web technologies; emerging technologies like Maple and screencasting to increase student engagement; the role of modeling technology integration by teachers in elementary teacher education courses; integrating technology in teacher education programs, visual arts education in K-12, and media literacy classes; the role of librarians in informatics to support classrooms; using educational technologies in developing countries like Saudi Arabia; technology use levels in higher education; incorporating educational computer games into upper-level education courses; the history of the online music degree at one college; the use of social media in higher education; the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge model; and privacy and identity management in social media.
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Offering case studies of technology integration at all levels of the educational process, from early childhood through higher education, the work focuses on teacher education programs, along with media literacy, librarian’s roles, student engagement, and social media. This work will help educators of future educators as well as current educators to integrate technology into their curriculum and
classrooms. References and key terms with definitions in each chapter assist in understanding the materials and finding additional resources. Lacking in this volume is a comprehensive list of key terms and definitions.
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