It's Elementary!

It's Elementary!

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In 2004 a traditional Colorado elementary school became National School Library Media Program of the Year. How did they do it? In IT's Elementary! Integrating Technology in the Primary Grades instructional technology specialist Boni Hamilton offers an insider's view of her school's award-winning makeover. Guiding readers through the process of planning and implementing an integrated technology program on a shoestring budget, Hamilton discusses hardware procurement, lab design, curricular remodeling, classroom management, and the importance of a collaborative approach--all with an eye toward developing exciting, standards-based activities for our youngest digital natives. Also available: Differentiating Instruction with Technology in K-5 Classrooms - ISBN 1564842339 What Works in K-12 Online Learning - ISBN 1564842363 About the Author Boni Hamilton has been writing and teaching for more than 25 years. She has taught all ages, from preschoolers to adults, and in a variety of contexts, from regular K-12 classrooms to special education, gifted/talented, and ESL classrooms. She received an MA in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado. Currently, Boni is Assistant Director for Instructional Technology for Littleton Public Schools in Littleton, Colorado.... to research and write about a curricular topic, such as the Native American tribes from various regions of the country. Each student studies one aspect of life, such as food, traditions, shelter, or clothing, and writes a fact-filled essay. ... They create documents that may have circulated during the war, such as enemy identification manuals and reports of spying. ... In my experience, fourth graders may be ready to compose at the computer with only outlines, but any earlier may be tooanbsp;...

Title:It's Elementary!
Author:Boni Hamilton
Publisher:ISTE (Interntl Soc Tech Educ - 2007


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