Technology to Teach Literacy: A Resource for K-8 Teachers

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Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall, 2008 - Education - 228 pages
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This book is designed to provide teachers with an array of computer tools to promote reading, writing, and critical thinking in their classrooms.  It can be used by teachers who recognize the need to continue their education by becoming adept at using computers in their classrooms.  In short, this book covers the major concerns K-8 teachers face as they integrate computer technology into their classrooms and provides numerous suggestions for applying the ideas described in the book in real classrooms.  The discussion of literacy topics and pedagogy is grounded in research literature, best practice for teaching, and current successful technology integration strategies.



  • Provides teachers with theoretical information--gives teachers the assurance that the information conveyed is based on solid research.
  • Focuses on major issues and gets to the point--allows teachers to save time by looking at the significant issues without getting bogged down in the details.
  • Computer Classroom Snapshots--provide real-life examples of how teachers are integrating technology into the K-8 literacy curriculum.
  • Lists of electronic sources--provide teachers with easy access to Web addresses that can give them more materials for their classes.
  • Techno-Teacher Tips--provide important pointers on using technology in the classroom.
  • Print sources cited throughout the book--provide numerous resources, inlcuding References at the end of each chapter that identify sources to promote the integration of technology and literacy in the classroom.
  • Figures throughout the book--provide screen captures of well-known and well-respected software applications, Web sites, and technology integration examples

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Attacking Literacy with Computers
Linking Constructivism Literacy and Computers
Computer Classroom Lessons

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About the author (2008)

As a practicing ER doctor, Paul W. Nielsen knows firsthand the ins and outs of the medical field. He draws on his true-life experiences to add depth and realness to his line of medical thrillers. Nielsen released his first book, The Cambion in 2014 earning a 5 star rating on Amazon and glowing reviews from readers. As in The Cambion, Nielsen's newest book, The Second Son, (release March 2015) teases the reader with surprises and unexpected outcomes. Paul W. Nielsen lives with his wife, Deborah, on a 236 acre ranch near the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia where he balances his time between work as an ER physician and writing his next novels. His hobbies include bonsai horticulture, horses and hunting. Paul currently has other projects in the works, and plans to release his next book in 2016.

BRUCE W. SPECK is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of English at Austin Peay State University.

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