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Ch 20: Technology as a Teaching Tool

About This Chapter

This chapter is designed to provide an understanding of technology as a teaching tool. As you complete the video lessons, you can review information systems resources, Web 2.0, and ethical guidelines for technology use in schools.

Technology as a Teaching Tool - Chapter Summary

This chapter covers technology as a teaching tool through an in-depth look at software, tools, applications, and evaluating print and electronic sources for research projects. The lessons cover definitions of networks, hardware, software, data, and people, as well as the types of technologies for group communication and collaboration. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Define information systems
  • Apply the ethical guidelines for technology use in schools
  • Evaluate various print and electronic sources
  • List the types of technologies for group communication and collaboration

The lessons in this chapter are presented in manageable pieces for you to quickly assess your understanding of the use of technology as a teaching tool. Professional instructors design and teach all the lessons. You'll also have access to self-assessment quizzes and transcripts of all the video lessons. Through your Dashboard, you can track your progress through the chapter.

5 Lessons in Chapter 20: Technology as a Teaching Tool
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Information Systems Resources: Networks, Hardware, Software, Data & People

1. Information Systems Resources: Networks, Hardware, Software, Data & People

What are the resources an information system needs? Discover how networks, hardware, software, data and people work together to create usable information.

What is Web 2.0? -Software, Tools & Applications

2. What is Web 2.0? -Software, Tools & Applications

This lesson details some of the methodologies used in Web 2.0 to encourage information sharing among Internet users. We'll discuss forms of connectivity, Web 2.0 tools, and Web applications such as integration, organization, and data analysis.

Ethical Guidelines for Technology Use in Schools

3. Ethical Guidelines for Technology Use in Schools

Technology is gradually revolutionizing the classroom. However, it also comes with certain risks. Learn about some of the ethical concerns around the use of technology in schools, and what to consider when developing guidelines.

Evaluating Print & Electronic Sources for Research Projects

4. Evaluating Print & Electronic Sources for Research Projects

Print sources and web sources are both used in research. This lesson will discuss how print and electronic sources compare and what you can to do determine the validity of your sources.

Technologies for Group Communication and Collaboration: Groupware, Teleconferencing & Virtual Worlds

5. Technologies for Group Communication and Collaboration: Groupware, Teleconferencing & Virtual Worlds

Technologies for group communication and collaboration allow intricate business relationships to exist and deliver productivity no matter where the employee is located. Groupware, teleconferencing and virtual worlds are three ways that technology is changing the face of the workplace.

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