Computer-Based Technology for Special and Multicultural Education: Enhancing 21st Century Learning
Lenwood Gibson Jr., Festus E. Obiakor
Details: 325 pages, B&W, Softcover, 6" x 9"
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Computer-Based Technology for Special and Multicultural Education is a comprehensive textbook for integrating computer technology into the classroom. Experienced contributors discuss the growing role of technology in teaching students with exceptional learning needs. Unlike the competition, this textbook addresses classroom technology through multiple lenses: special and multicultural education.
Special education teacher candidates, at all levels, will benefit from this in-depth coverage of history, terminology, and research in computer based technology. This background will help readers determine how and when to use technology for the most effective educational experience. Topics include using the combination of computer hardware and specific software programs to deliver evidence-based teaching strategies as supplemental instruction.
Computer-Based Technology breaks down teaching methods by addressing the most critical academic areas: reading, writing, mathematics, S.T.E.M., and social studies. Authors acknowledge the differences in each academic area, and how to best incorporate technology into each of these classrooms.
Authors use the term "exceptional learners" throughout the text, which describes not only special education students, but also the experience of students with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. These students are faced with unique circumstances and challenges that affect their educational processes. Readers will learn how to use technology to enhance culturally relevant pedagogy, cooperative learning strategies, and the experience of English language learners.
- The latest recommendations for websites, mobile applications, and resources for classroom technology
- Strategic plans for the most effective use of technology in the classroom
- In-depth discussions of special education and multicultural learners
- Classroom-specific approaches for technology in reading, writing, mathematics, S.T.E.M. and social studies
Part I. The Use of Computer-Based Technology to Enhance Instructional Strategies
Chapter 1. Introduction to Computer-Based Technology for Education
Chapter 2. Benefits of Using Computer-Based Technology for Special Education and Multicultural Education
Festus Obiakor, Sunday O. Obi, and Lenwood Gibson
Part II. Enhancing Instruction for Students with Academic Needs
Chapter 3. Computer-Based Strategies to Improve Reading Skills
Lenwood Gibson and Shobana Musti-Rao
Chapter 4. Enhancing Instruction for Students with Academic Needs: Strategies for Writing Skills
Mary Theresa Kiely
Chapter 5. Technology Integrated Mathematics Interventions for CLD Students with Math Difficulties
Sun A. Kim and Andrea S. Kim
Chapter 6. Strategies for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Skills
Tolulope O. Salami and Elizabeth O. Omiteru
Chapter 7. Its a Different World: Making Social Studies Accessible to Marginalized Populations
Christopher D. Yawn, Temple S. Lovelace, and Amil N. T. Cook
Part III. Meeting the Unique Needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
Chapter 8. Using Computer-Based Technology to Enhance Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Morris Council, Lenwood Gibson, and Gwendolyn Cartledge
Chapter 9. Using Computer Technology to Enhance Cooperative Learning Strategies
Sunday O. Obi
Chapter 10. Addressing the Communication Needs of English Language Learners
Michelle A. Ocasio and Grażyna Walczak