Camcorder in the Classroom: Using the Videocamera to Enliven Curriculum

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Prentice Hall, 1998 - Education - 198 pages
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For courses in Elementary and Secondary Methods, Educational Technology, Instructional Technology, and Video Production. This class-tested book was written using the premise that video cameras can have a major impact on the effectiveness and motivation to learn in the classroom. Written to aid teachers of students from kindergarten through college levels, this text focuses on integrating the use of video into the curriculum, demonstrating ways that the camcorder and VCR can enliven the curriculum. Application ideas for all basic subject areas are supplied to assist teachers as they motivate, teach, and assess their students with the help of this powerful tool.

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Adrienne L. Herrell has recently retired from California State University, Fresno where she was a professor of reading/language arts and taught classes in early literacy, assessment, and strategies for English learners. "35 Classroom Management Strategies: Promoting Learning and Building Community "is her tenth book for Merrill/Prentice Hall. Her previous books include "Camcorder in the Classroom "with Joe Fowler, "Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners" with Michael Jordan, "Reflective Planning, Teaching, and Evaluation: K-12 "with Judy Eby and Michael Jordan, and "Teaching""Elementary School"with Judy Eby. Dr. Herrell's writing and research are built on her experiences teaching in Florida's public schools for 23 years and teaching and supervising student teachers in California for fifteen years. She and Dr. Jordan (co-author) are currently engaged in research in public schools in California and Florida. She teaches part-time for her alma mater, Florida State University in Panama City, Florida where she now resides. Michael L. Jordan has also recently retired from California State University, Fresno where he was an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and taught classes in curriculum, classroom management, and social foundations. He has taught primary grades through high school in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and California. Dr. Jordan is also an actor, musician, and former B-52 pilot. His work in live theatre is dedicated to providing access to the arts to children and youth. He and Dr. Herrell incorporate many dramatic reenactment strategies into their joint research working with English learners. This is Dr. Jordan's fifth book forMerrill/Prentice Hall.

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