Technology Application Competencies for K-12 Teachers

Technology Application Competencies for K-12 Teachers

Irene Chen (University of Houston – Downtown, USA) and Jane Thielemann (University of Houston Downtown, USA)
Release Date: July, 2007|Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 326
ISBN13: 9781599047355|ISBN10: 1599047357|EISBN13: 9781599047379|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-735-5


As the pressure on teachers to become technology specialists accumulates, it is critical that teacher educators, current teachers, and preservice teaching professionals pursue the accumulation of knowledge on the applications of technology such as digital graphics, desktop publishing, video technology, multimedia, and internet applications.

Technology Application Competencies for K-12 Teachers aids preservice and current teachers, graduate students, technology specialists, and teacher educators to better understand methods of integrating technology into their curricula. This authoritative text answers the demand for cutting-edge practical knowledge of technological principles to be applied in the planning, organization, delivery, and evaluation of instruction in today's classroom.

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This book is designed to strengthen understanding of the critical information in the frameworks for technology application competencies for K-12 teachers.

– Irene Chen, University of Houston-Downtown, USA

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Irene Chen received her Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology from University of Houston in 1998. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Education at the University of Houston Downtown. Dr. Chen has diverse professional experiences. Previously, she is instructional technology specialist, learning technology coordinator, and computer programmer/analyst. She has taught numerous graduate and undergraduate courses in instructional technology and curriculum & instruction, and delivered many K-12 in-service training and professional development activities for university staff and faculty members.

Jane Thielemann is an Associate Professor of Education in the College of Public Service at the University of Houston-Downtown, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Reading, Language Arts, and Educational Psychology. She received an Ed.D. from the University of Houston Main Campus and has been a member of the faculty at UH-D for 15 years. As a teacher, consultant, and author, Dr. Thielemann has written numerous articles on teacher education, minority student enrollment in higher education, and business-education partnerships. She also has authored a textbook for teacher certification, Preparing for Teacher Certification in English, Language Arts and Reading, grades 8-12 (2006). She currently resides in Clear Lake, Texas.