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Introduction. 7 Chapter 1: Teacher as Coach, Computer as the Tool . 11 Check Your Knowledge. 12 Teacher as Coach. 13 Questions, Problems, Projects—Meaningful. Uses of Technology. 17 Teacher as Coach in a Lesson Integrating . Technology. 19 Computer as the Tool . 21 Ways to Differentiate With Technology . in a Lesson. 24 Chapter One Reflection. 27 Chapter 2: Technology Standards for Teachers and Students. 29 The National Education Technology . Standards (NETS). 29 Why Is There a Need for Technology Standards? . 30 Check Your Knowledge. 32 ISTE National Education Technology . Standards (NETS) for Teachers. 33 ISTE National Education Technology . Standards (NETS) for Students . 40 A Reminder About Standards . 47 Developing Lessons Using Technology Standards. 47 Chapter Two Reflection. 53 Chapter 3: Integrate Software Programs Into Your Lessons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Check Your Knowledge. 57 When to Choose a Software Program Over . Traditional Classroom Means . 58 Word Processing. 58 Integrating Technology Into the Curriculum Table of Contents (cont.) Desktop Publishing. 62 Spreadsheet Programs . 69 Databases. 74 Multimedia Presentation Software . 79 The Long-Term Effects of Using Software . in the Classroom . 87 Chapter Three Reflection . 88 Chapter 4: Use the Internet to Teach Information Literacy. 89 Check Your Knowledge. 91 Information Literacy. 92 What Does the Internet Offer to Classroom . Research? . 93 The Research Cycle. 94 Searching the Internet. 95 Evaluating Website Accuracy. 99 Citing Sources . 104 Student Projects That Utilize the Internet . 105 Internet Communication Tools . 112 Chapter Four Reflection . 119 Chapter 5: Assessing Project-Based Learning . 121 Check Your Knowledge. 123 Project-Based Learning and Assessments . 124 Different Types of Assessments. 125 Project-Based Learning Assessments: Rubrics, . Portfolios, and Eportfolios. 126 Technological Tools That Can Be Used to . Assess Students . 134 Student Self-Assesment. 136 Chapter Five Reflection. 138 Table of Contents Chapter 6: Manage Your Classroom Using Technology . 139 Check Your Knowledge. 140 Use Technology to Manage Your Classroom . 141 Getting Ready Before School Starts . 141 Further Ways to Use Technology in Your . Classroom. 142 The Use of Email and Online Aids for . Teacher Professional Activities. 148 Helpful Tips for Using Computers in the . Classroom. 149 Chapter Six Reflection. 153 Chapter 7: Computer Troubleshooting . 155 Check Your Knowledge. 156 Computer Errors . 157 A Word About Networks. 157 First Things First. 158 Onscreen Messages . 160 Troubleshooting Input Devices. 161 Troubleshooting Output Devices. 162 Prevent Common Computer Problems . 168 Troubleshooting Viruses, Spyware, and . Malware . 170 What Should the Teacher Do?—Problems. 174 What Should the Teacher Do?—Solutions. 176 Chapter Seven Reflection . 178 Chapter 8: Professional Development . 179 Check Your Knowledge. 181 Professional Development Opportunities . 182 Face-to-Face Learning . 183 Professional Organizations. 184 Table of Contents (cont.) Integrating Technology Into the Curriculum Professional Publications. 185 Online Resources . 187 Where Should You Start?. 189 Chapter Eight Reflection. 191 Chapter 9: Obtain Funding for Technology Integration. 193 Check Your Knowledge. 195 What Is a Grant? . 196 Getting Started. 196 Finding the Money. 197 Writing the Proposal . 199 Things to Remember. 202 Chapter Nine Reflection. 205 Appendix A: Resources for Students . 206 Appendix B: Rubric Resources for Teachers . 207 “Check Your Knowledge” Answer Key. 208 Glossary. 210 References. 215