CONTENTS:- Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Teaching Strategies; 3. Teaching Computer Graphics; 4. ICTs in Elementary and Secondary Education; 5. Information Technology for Higher Education; 6. Technology-Rich Classrooms; 7. Teaching Computer Ethics; 8. Understanding Information Literacy; 9. Student's Learning and Technology; 10. Technology as a Foundation; 11. Classroom Management; 12. Challenges of E-learning; 13. New Directions in Education;
Over the past few decades, a particular dimension of technology has come to permeate nearly all aspects of human life: Information technology. The information technologies, comprising computers and their peripherals, computer software, the internet, and electronic multimedia, are becoming part of our daily existence at as ever-increasing rate. This reality also informs the need to integrate information technology into curricula for the various subject areas. To prepare students for their roles in society, educational institutions have identified technology, along with literacy and communication, problem solving, and human relations, as a foundation skill area to be developed in every subject area and grade. Development of technology as a foundation skill area will not only enable students to us technology to learn, but will also enhance their understanding of the connections between technology, society and the environment. This book provides a detailed description of the importance information technology in education and the methods of teaching and learning information technology in the changing educational context. The purpose of this work is to assist curriculum developers, teachers, and administrators in understanding the role of information technology as a foundation skill area in classroom teaching, learning, and assessment. It also intended to assist in planning for and implementing information technology integration in curriculum.