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The Computer Lab Teacher's Survival Guide, 2nd Ed.

K-6 Units for the Whole Year, Second Edition
Product code: COMLA2
ISBN: 9781564842626
Published: 2010

Audience: ComputerLabEducators(K–6), educators, administrators, teacher educators
Media type: Paper (Includes CD)
Length: 216 Pages
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By Holly Poteete

There are many books on educational technology, but few specifically for the computer lab teacher. As in any other subject, learning technology requires structure and lessons aligned to standards. And like in other subjects, students need a strong foundation and understanding of technology in order to succeed in school and in their future careers. The Computer Lab Teacher's Survival Guide speaks directly to computer lab teachers, advising on set up, lab management, Internet security, ergonomics, and other important components of an effective computer lab, one that provides the materials needed to create life-long technology learners. Other educators who lack computer lab teacher training, but are responsible for technology education, will find this book a helpful resource to lead them through a whole year of instruction.

This book presents educators with 10 units, each containing two to three lessons and associated supplemental materials on the accompanying CD. The units and lessons can be used as a starting point or as a year-long program, or they can be adapted to meet the needs of the educator's students and curriculum. Much of the content in this second edition is completely new, and what isn't new has been revised to keep up with the constant changes in technology. The materials in the book and on the CD provide a framework to ensure that students are receive an effective, current, and relevant technology education.

Features
  • A CD with more than 100 supplemental materials including worksheets, quizzes, and multimedia presentations
  • Each lesson includes extension, remediation, and accommodation ideas
  • Reference sections for NETS•S and NETS•T