Teaching Vocabulary with Hypermedia, 6-12

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Stay ahead of the curve with these fresh ideas for engaging adolescents through today’s new media!  Learn to make technology work for you with this guide to integrating hypermedia into your content area curriculum. Authors Susan O’Hara and Bob Pritchard navigate the virtual learning waters with you, demonstrating how to utilize meaningful hypermedia to develop students’ content area vocabulary. Their strategies are concrete and research-based and provide a wealth of ways you can engage your students in building vocabulary as they create their own hypermedia applications. A CD-ROM of authentic classroom scenarios, internet links, and video demonstrates the techniques and tools discussed in the book and lets you see how the authors’ ideas can work with your students. In this increasingly technological age, students are often out on the cutting edge all alone; teachers and schools may not reach adolescents through the tools those learners use more and more.  Don’t let technology outpace your instruction; let Susan and Bob show you how to make the best use of hypermedia today.

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Literacy can no longer be defined simply as the ability to read and write; logical thinking, critical problem-solving, and technological savvy are integral aspects of contemporary literacy. Today’s teachers in today’s classrooms are faced with the challenge to integrate technology in their lessons. Teaching Vocabulary with Hypermedia, 6-12 supports the teaching and learning of new literacies that take advantage of hypermedia and allow technology integration in the classroom. A hypermedia environment (like the World Wide Web) links video, sound, graphic and text elements.

 

Through this book, O’Hara and Pritchard describe using hypermedia as a learning tool in three distinct ways: 1) how to use hypermedia to teach content area vocabulary, 2) how to create hypermedia lessons focused on the learning of new vocabulary and content area concepts, and 3) how to teach students to create their own hypermedia learning experiences. Content area teacherswill find in Teaching Vocabulary with Hypermedia, 6-12 a litany of lessons and classroom examples that will enhance their instructional practice to include the newest technologies and motivate today’s students.

 

“This is just what the doctor ordered for today’s curriculum. It is timely, meaningful, fun and practical to the needs of students for today and tomorrow.” —Joseph W. Guenther, University of Wisconsin, Platteville, Wisconsin

 

“Teaching Vocabulary with Hypermedia, 6-12 is timely, informative and soundly-based on current research…The writing style is refreshingly professional without being loaded with unnecessary jargon or wordiness. The authors are to be commended” –Margot Kinberg, National University, Oceanside, California

 

 Dr. Susan O’Hara is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Sacramento State University and has co-authored articles for numerous journals, including the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. She is also the co-author of NETS Grades 6-8 Multidisciplinary Resource Units, published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

 

Dr. Robert Pritchard is Professor of Education and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education at Sacramento State University where he has worked extensively with teachers in both pre-service and in-service settings. His professional experiences and numerous publications have made him a popular speaker at professional development sessions for teachers and administrators.

About the Author:

Dr. Susan O’Hara is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Sacramento State University. Her research focuses on using technology as a tool to positively impact the science, math and academic language skills of all students. Dr. O’Hara has co-authored articles for numerous journals, including the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, and has co-authored a book titled NETS Grades 6-8 Multidisciplinary Resource Units, published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Dr. Robert Pritchard is Professor of Education and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education at California State University, Sacramento.  He has been a teacher educator for twenty years, working extensively with teachers in both pre-service and in-service settings. A past President of the California Reading Association, Dr. Pritchard is also active in professional organizations such as the International Reading Association. Dr. Pritchard served as a classroom teacher for thirteen years. His professional experiences and academic preparation have made him a popular speaker at school, district and county level staff development sessions for teachers and administrators.


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