Chapter Two Reading Guide
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1. What is content knowledge and/or content learning?
2. What are the different types of configurations for technology-connected classrooms (i.e. one-computer classrooms, etc.)?
3. Which design makes the most sense for your grade-level and subject area? Why?
4. Which of the characteristics of effective technology-supported content learning tasks seems most important? (Figure 2.5)
5. What are the student stages of the technology-supported content learning process? Which one seems the most difficult for students? (Figure 2.6)
6. Which challenge for teachers on p. 43 was most surprising to you? Why?
7. Of the guidelines for designing opportunities to learn content, which one works best for you as a learner? As a teacher?
8. Explore one of the tools for content learning in Table 2.1 on page 48. How could it be used with your grade/subject?
Overall Chapter Questions
9. Look at the teachers’ comments in this chapter’s From the Classroom features. Choose one teacher’s comment and write a reply.
10. Choose a lesson for your subject/grade level from the lesson plan archives at Educator’s Desk Reference: http://www.eduref.org. Use the Lesson Analysis and Adaptation Worksheet from Chapter 1 on page 31 to consider the lesson in the context of content learning. Select 3 categories to analyze the lesson (use the column titled: The lesson . . . ).