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Conquering InfoClutter: Timesaving Technology Solutions for Teachers

by Meghan Ormiston Corwin Press
Pub Date:
11/2003
ISBN:
9780761931300
Format:
Pbk 200 pages
Price:
AU$67.00 NZ$71.30
Product Status: Not Our Publication - we no longer distribute
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Technology has changed the face of education. A vast amount of information is at our fingertips; however, if we don't know how to find, sift through, organize, and manage it effectively, it becomes overwhelming and useless. This straightforward guide provides teachers and administrators with the skills required to successfully harness the power of technology to improve instruction and save time.

Well organized and easy to read, Conquering InfoClutter is packed with self-assessments, stories and examples, try-out activities, focus questions, action plans, and professional development tips, which reinforce the invaluable ideas provided. From charts and screen shots, to online resource referrals and a companion Web site (www.infoclutter.com), the book will increase your proficiency, productivity, and peace of mind with technology.

This helpful manual features practical tips on how to:

Quickly find the information you need online
Organize and manage electronic files for easy retrieval and reuse of existing resources
Capitalize on e-mail for efficient parent-student communication
Manage technology in the classroom and integrate it into the curriculum
Create your own Web site and share information with colleagues

bibliography
Dedication
Acknowledgements
Conquering InfoClutter
Sharing to Save Time
Speeding Up Internet Navigation
Organizing to Conquer the InfoClutter
Managing Technology in the Classroom
Publishing Globally
Assessing with Technology
Connecting Home and School
Integrating Technology and Curriculum

Infoclutter ÂȘa great term to describe the information overload we experience each day! This book provides us with practical tips and tricks for learning to manage this information for a variety of purposes, from personal productivity to information literacy, for an audience of teachers, students, and parents. From the Foreword by Kathy Schrock Conquering Infoclutter is a splendid resource for educators, researchers, students, and anyone else struggling to stay afloat in a sea of computerized data in this Age of the Internet. Midwest Book Review, January 2004 'This book shows us practical ways to use e-mail and the Internet to communicate within the district, within the school, and with parents. Throughout the book, the information is practical and easily understandable, even by those of us with limited technology skills.' Principal Magazine, September/October 2005