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Cases on Educational Technology Integration in Urban Schools

Book Description

The complexity of modern urban life has heavily impacted the public school system. The growth of cities and continued advancement of technology have created a unique environment for learning, as traits unique to urban schools directly impact a student’s educational experience. Cases on Educational Technology Integration in Urban Schools contains a spectrum of case studies aimed at understanding technology integration in urban schools. This book describes, analyzes, and synthesizes the impact of technology in an urban school with the objective of offering solutions for successful strategies and addressing organizational challenges and pitfalls. Cases on topics including student motivation, assistive technology, video games, cyber bullying, and technology ethics aim to inform current and future educators, as well as to fill existing gaps in existing technology and teacher education literature.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers Editorial Advisory Board
    1. List of Reviewers
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1:
    1. Chapter 1: Use of Technology to Motivate Students
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
    2. Chapter 2: “No/Low Paper” Policy and Equipment Upkeep
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
    3. Chapter 3: The Laptop Tracking Plan
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
    4. Chapter 4: School Districts Stumbled on Data Privacy
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
    5. Chapter 5: Budget Woes
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
    6. Chapter 6: Lack of Technology in Urban Schools
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
    7. Chapter 7: Large School District Struggles to Obtain E-Rate Funds After Bid-Rigging Probe
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
    8. Chapter 8: Technology in the Special Education Classroom
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
    9. Chapter 9: Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Students Using Computer-Assisted Devices
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
    10. Chapter 10: Pop Quiz Debacle
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
    11. Chapter 11: Principal’s Letter to Parents
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
    12. Chapter 12: Student’s Reliance on the Use of Technology for Classroom Assignment
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
    13. Chapter 13: Cyber Gangs inside the Classroom
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
    14. Chapter 14: Technology Integration in the Home?
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
    15. Chapter 15: YouTube in the Classroom?
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
    16. Chapter 16: Technology and the Substitute Teacher
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
    17. Chapter 17: Video Games in the Classroom
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
    18. Chapter 18: How Do We Close the Gap between Technology Innovation and Available Funding?
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
    19. Chapter 19: Technology and Traditional Teaching
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
    20. Chapter 20: Technology Use on My Campus
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CASE
      4. TEACHER EXPERIENCE RESULTS
      5. GRADE LEVEL USAGE
      6. PURPOSE FOR USING COMPUTERS
      7. TEACHER TECHNOLOGY CONFIDENCE LEVEL
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. APPENDIX A
      10. APPENDIX B
    21. Chapter 21: A High School Librarian’s Participation in Supporting Information Literacy on Her Campus
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CASE
    22. Chapter 22: Social Networks
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
  9. Section 2:
    1. Chapter 23: Using Online Collaborative Tools to Foster Middle School Students’ “Public Voices”
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGY AND INSTRUCTION
      6. CONNECTION TO AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE U.S. HISTORY CURRICULUM
      7. STUDENTS
      8. TEACHER
      9. SYNTHESIS
      10. THE CASE
      11. OVERVIEW
      12. INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGY AND INSTRUCTION
      13. CONNECTION TO AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CURRICULUM
      14. STUDENTS
      15. TEACHERS
      16. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      17. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      18. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 24: Digitally Capturing Student Thinking for Self-Assessment
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
      4. UNPACKING THE CASE STUDY
      5. CHALLENGES
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 25: Educational Technology in a Novice Science Teacher’s Classroom
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
      4. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 26: Case Study of Game-Based Learning in a Citizenship Education K-12 Classroom
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INTRODUCTION
      3. Background
      4. THE CASE
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 27: Leveraging Technology to Develop Pre-Service Teachers’ TPACK in Mathematics and Science Methods Courses
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. CASE ONE DESCRIPTION: TEACHING AND INTEGRATING ELEMENTARY SCIENCE METHODS
      4. CASE TWO: DEVELOPING TPACK IN ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS METHODS COURSE
      5. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 28: Issues and Challenges in Preparing Teachers to Teach in the Twenty-First Century
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
      4. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 29: Web-Based Instruction
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
      4. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 30: The Pathway to Nevada’s Future
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
      4. CONCLUSION
    9. Chapter 31: Using Technology to Support Algebra Teaching and Assessment
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
      4. CONCLUSION
    10. Chapter 32: ABCs and PCs
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
      4. CONCLUSION
    11. Chapter 33: Designing District-Wide Technology-Rich Professional Development
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
      3. THE CASE
      4. CONCLUSION
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors