Handbook of Research on Software for Gifted and Talented School Activities in K-12 Classrooms

Handbook of Research on Software for Gifted and Talented School Activities in K-12 Classrooms

Shigeru Ikuta (Otsuma Women's University, Japan)
Release Date: December, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 448
ISBN13: 9781799814009|ISBN10: 1799814009|EISBN13: 9781799814023|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1400-9


As technology continues to play a pivotal role in society, education is a field that has become heavily influenced by these advancements. New learning methods are rapidly emerging and being implemented into classrooms across the world using software that is low cost and easy to handle. These tools are crucial in creating skillful learning techniques in classrooms, yet there is a lack of information and research on the subject.

The Handbook of Research on Software for Gifted and Talented School Activities in K-12 Classrooms is an essential reference source that discusses newly developed but easy-to-handle and less costly software and tools and their implementation in real 21st-century classrooms worldwide. The book also helps and supports teachers to conduct gifted and talented school activities in K-12 classrooms. Featuring research on topics such as educational philosophy and skillful learning techniques, this book is ideally designed for software developers, educators, researchers, psychologists, instructional designers, curriculum developers, principals, academicians, and students seeking coverage on the emerging role that newly developed software plays in early education.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Communication Technology
  • Educational Philosophy
  • Effective Tools
  • Gifted Programs
  • Instructional Design
  • Skillful Learning Techniques
  • Software Development
  • Special Needs Classes
  • Student Learning
  • Teaching Materials

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Shigeru Ikuta is a Professor at Otsuma Women’s University, Japan. He is an education technologist, teacher educator in Science, and special educator with a focus on student learning and development on the basis of communication aids. He completed his graduate work and earned a doctorate in science at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. He had been working as a Professor of Computation Chemistry at Tokyo Metropolitan University for twenty-nine years and is honored to be an Emeritus Professor. He moved to University of Tsukuba and has started collaborative works with schoolteachers, affiliated with the University. He has been conducting many school activities in cooperation with the schoolteachers all over the world for more than ten years using original handmade teaching materials with dot codes, e-books with Media Overlays, and Augmented Reality in supporting the students’ learning both at the special needs and general schools.