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The Digital Classroom
Harnessing Technology for the Future of Learning and Teaching

ISBN 9781843124450
Published February 15, 2008 by David Fulton Publishers
160 Pages

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Book Description

Based on a major research project (the InterActive Project), this book explores and illustrates how digital technologies can transform learning across the curriculum. Using a wide range of educational settings – primary, secondary, school and home – it will help practitioners think about, plan and execute effective learning in their classrooms and beyond. It will show teachers how they can 'harness technology for the future' by covering important topics such as:

  • personalised learning
  • using ICT for pupils with special needs
  • personal use of ICT and home-school links
  • designing 'digital' classrooms.

By weaving 'evidence based practice' into each chapter, the book will provide extensive guidance, practical advice and insights into working in the 'digital classroom' for all primary and secondary school teachers.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Rising to the Challenge of Digital Technologies  1. The Policy Setting  2. Teachers and Technology  3. Effective Practice  Part 2: Designing Learning  4. Planning for the Curriculum  5. Personalised Learning  6. Progression and Continuity  7. Assessment and Evaluation  8. Interactive Resources  9. Inclusion and Special Needs  Part 3: Meeting the Challenge of Digital Technologies  10. Linking Home and School  11. Constructing the 'Digital Classroom'  12. The International Dimension  13. Continuing Professional Development.  Conclusion: Looking to the Future

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Peter John is Vice-Chancellor of Thames Valley University.

Steve Wheeler is Senior Lecturer in Information and Computer Technology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Plymouth.