This book offers K-5 classroom teachers a new way to integrate music throughout the elementary curriculum. It contains detailed, practical ideas and examples, including full lesson plans and over 100 teaching ideas and strategies for integrating music with visual art, language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics.
In recent years, integrating technology with educational aims has become a key component of many teacher training programs and educational development initiatives. This book investigates the conceptions of technology held by preservice teachers and how their subsequent creation of an educational technology lesson is mediated by those conceptions. Comprehending what conceptions preservice teachers hold with regards to technology is one way to help teacher educators construct transformative learning encounters where prior technological understandings can be constructively integrated and scaffolded into relevant, pedagogical choices. This work adds to an increasing dialogue concerned with the development of effective preservice education and technology curricula. Also, it chronicles the practical experiences of a group of preservice teachers in order to contribute to an ongoing record that describes the ways in which technology continues to shape our educational culture. This analysis should be especially useful to education professionals, researchers, teacher educators, students, and anyone who is interested in broadening their knowledge of technology in educational practices.
This book seeks to investigate a dialectical relationship of technology, intercultural communication, and foreign language learning. Research has shown that the development of information and communication technology should not be considered in isolation. Members in a community of practice typically think together using various types of media, regardless of whether they are located. Emerging technologies are not only seen as one of the effective means that enhance a better cross-cultural understanding, but also evidently foster language development by providing various tools and mediators for social interaction, communication, and collaboration. It is argued from the book that technology, cross-cultural communication, and language learning are related to each other in a dialectical manner, which promotes various opportunities for curriculum development and syllabus design in language education. The book ends with a series of sample lesson plans that integrate technology and culture into a foreign language syllabus. This book therefore aims at language teachers and teacher trainees who are looking for prospects of integrating technology into intercultural and language development.