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    • Teaching and Learning with Technology Academic Software Chapter 6 Teaching and Learning with Technology
    •  Allyn and Bacon 2005
      • Supports and enriches teaching and learning
      • May include commercial or teacher-made software
      • Costs vary so review and evaluate carefully
      • Ranges from business to learning software
      Academic Software
    •  Allyn and Bacon 2005
      • Authoring Systems
      • Assist teachers in creating instructional software
      • Academic software varies by
        • Type of hardware required
        • Operating system necessary to run them
      Academic Software
    •  Allyn and Bacon 2005
      • Authoring Systems
      • Hypermedia authoring systems help teachers create linked electronic “cards” to teach specific concepts
      • Web authoring systems help teachers create create multimedia software to use on a Web site
      Academic Software
    •  Allyn and Bacon 2005
      • Authoring Systems
      • Multimedia Authoring Systems
        • Can create simple to sophisticated multimedia software
        • Teachers can make customized reviews, tutorials, and lessons
      Academic Software
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      • Desktop Publishing
      • Electronically design and layout pages
      • Create and arrange text, word art, and graphic objects
      • May include a web authoring component
      • Useful for creating handouts, transparency masters, etc.
      Academic Software
    •  Allyn and Bacon 2005
      • Graphics Software
      • Can create, capture, and/or manipulate electronic images
      • Most productivity software includes libraries of graphic images (clip art)
      • Enables you to create or edit any type of digital images
      Academic Software
    •  Allyn and Bacon 2005
      • Paint Programs
      • Create and manipulate digital pictures
      • Include tools such as pens and brushes
      • Can be used for simple enhancements or to create high-end digital artwork
      Academic Software
    •  Allyn and Bacon 2005
      • Draw Programs
      • Create and manipulate digital drawings
      • Use layered, arranged objects instead of paint tools to create sophisticated drawings
      • Can create drawings, add objects that emphasize points, or create collages
      Academic Software
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      • Imaging Software
      • Turns hard copy into digital images
      • Packaged with scanners
      • With OCR features, can convert hard copy into a word processed document
      • Photo-styling software edits and manipulates scanned or digital photos
      Academic Software
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      • Reference Software
      • Digital version of reference materials
      • Usually on CDs
      • Often stored in a hypermedia format
        • Includes text, sound, animation, video, and graphics
        • can be navigated via links
      Academic Software
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      • Tutorial Software
      • Presents new material in an instructional sequence
      • May be linear or use a hypermedia format
      • Typically includes feedback
      • Lets students proceed at their own rate
      • Not very interactive
      • May include classroom management
      Academic Software
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      • Drill & Practice Software
      • Reinforces existing skills
      • Usually linear sequence
        • Presents key points
        • Asks review questions
      • Provides feedback and further review
      • May be called “drill & kill”—it’s repetitive
      • May include classroom management
      Academic Software
    •  Allyn and Bacon 2005
      • Educational Games
      • Present or review content in a game format
      • Solve mysteries by applying knowledge
      • Board/Card Game simulations
        • superimpose content on traditional games
      • Video games add content to arcade style
      • Some controversy exists
        • Does gaming overwhelm instruction?
      Academic Software
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      • Simulations
      • Present a virtual model of an environment
      • Provide safe way to experience reality
      • Examples include flying an airplane or conducting a chemical experiment
      • Advantages over real experiences
        • Opportunity to adjust speed
        • Safety
      Academic Software
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      • Special Needs Software
      • Can target to specific learning disabilities
      • Sometimes used with assistive hardware
        • Provides support for special needs learners
      • Readers can read scanned or computer text aloud
      • Speech synthesizers can turn spoken word into computer text
      Academic Software
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      • Assistive Software and Hardware
      • Universal design offers material in strongest learning mode for the individual student with or without special needs
      • Can help with social/recreational interaction
      • www. cec .sped.org : Excellent Resource for information on special needs
      Academic Software
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      • Integrated Learning Systems
      • Provide instruction and/or remediation
        • Addressed to target objectives
      • May include tutorials, drill and practice, and classroom management
      • Usually sold as a bundle
      • Difficult to fully implement in classroom
      Academic Software
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      • Problem Solving Software
      • Helps students practice problem solving skills
      • May be content-oriented or content-neutral
      • Offers opportunities to learn
        • Doing
        • Test hypotheses
        • Discover strategies to solve problems
      • In math and science, can test concepts taught
      Academic Software
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      • Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI)
      • Originally CAI was drill and practice software
      • Now, CAI includes software that
        • Tutors, reviews, and/or provides feedback
      • Not to be confused with Computer Managed Instruction (CMI)
      • May adjust content level based on correctness of student responses
      Academic Software
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      • Brainstorming or Concept Mapping Software
      • Visually develops ideas and concepts
      • Creates connections among ideas
      • Encourages creativity and deeper understanding
      Academic Software
    •  Allyn and Bacon 2005
      • Brainstorming / Concept Mapping
      • You can easily
        • Add and edit ideas
        • Organize ideas in relation to others
        • See the completed cohesive whole concept
      • Generates visual digital maps of a brainstorming session
      Academic Software
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      • Academic Software in
      • Teaching and Learning
      • Many software choices and factors to be considered that teachers must make careful decisions
      • Review and evaluation are critical steps before acquisition
      • Software should address objectives
      • Support and enhance teaching
      Academic Software