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Ch 12: Technology Use in the Classroom

About This Chapter

Learn more about the types and uses of educational technology by reviewing the lessons in this chapter. This resource is a great tool you can use to review topics for teacher or media specialist licensing/certification exams.

Technology Use in the Classroom - Chapter Summary

This chapter is designed to help you develop a stronger understanding of technological tools used by teachers to better present material to their students. You will learn what these tools are and how they are used in academic settings.

In addition, you will find details about the collaborative uses of educational technology. Once you are finished with this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Explain modern educational technology and how it is used
  • Implement the use of PowerPoint and Excel in the classroom
  • Identify different wiki tools used by teachers
  • Describe ways to use Google Docs in the classroom
  • Discuss the benefits of the use of Web 2.0 tools in academics

Each lesson in this chapter provides detailed examples to ensure your full understanding of these topics. Video and text lessons can be accessed at all times, from any device, so your study is self-paced and convenient to your schedule. Short self-assessment quizzes help to determine what you have learned and whether you are ready to move on through the chapter.

6 Lessons in Chapter 12: Technology Use in the Classroom
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Classroom Technology Tools

1. Classroom Technology Tools

In the past, a film projector was the height of technology in schools. Today, teachers have technology at their fingertips on a daily basis. What are these tools and how are they being used? This video lesson will bring you up to speed on classroom technology tools.

Using PowerPoint in the Classroom

2. Using PowerPoint in the Classroom

In this lesson, we'll cover some basic tips for how to successfully use Microsoft PowerPoint in your classroom. Instructions on how to design quality slides, presentation keys, and a few neat tricks are included herein. A short quiz follows.

Using Excel in the Classroom

3. Using Excel in the Classroom

This lesson discusses several advantages to using Microsoft Excel in both the elementary and secondary classrooms. It will also offer several lesson ideas for using the software.

Using Wiki Tools in the Classroom

4. Using Wiki Tools in the Classroom

Educational Wikis are useful tools in the classroom because they provide for a collaborative learning environment. In this lesson we will discuss different wikis, such as Wikispaces Classroom and PBworks, and learn and how they can be used in a classroom.

How to Use Google Docs in the Classroom

5. How to Use Google Docs in the Classroom

In this lesson you will learn about ways you can use Google Docs in the classroom, including collaborative projects and brainstorming, organizing for teachers, self-quizzing, and translation.

Web 2.0 Tools for Education

6. Web 2.0 Tools for Education

Web 2.0 tools are an amazing asset for any classroom. In this technological age, it is important that teachers use all resources available to them to reach and engage their students. Web 2.0 tools are a great way to accomplish this.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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