Computer-Based Technology for Special and Multicultural Education: Enhancing 21st Century Learning

Plural Publishing
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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.

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The latest recommendations for websites, mobile applications, and resources for classroom technologyStrategic plans for the most effective use of technology in the classroomIn-depth discussions of special education and multicultural learnersClassroom-specific approaches for technology in reading, writing, mathematics, S.T.E.M. and social studies
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Publisher
Plural Publishing
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Published on
Oct 11, 2017
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Pages
325
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ISBN
9781635500530
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Special Education / General
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