* Summary of Highlights to TDC textbook and online materials. *


Teachers Discovering Computers - A Link to the Future

World Wide Web and CNN Enhanced - Course Technology - First Edition


Teachers Discovering Computers - Integrating Technology in the Classroom

World Wide Web and CNN Enhanced - Thomson Learning & Course Technology


Teachers Discovering Computers - Integrating Technology in the Classroom

Second Edition - Thomson Learning & Course Technology @ 2002




Eight carefully selected units of technology designed for K-12 educators  to


develop a formative knowledge of technology and integration into the classroom


enhance a current knowledge of technology and  integration into the classroom


supplemented by an comprehensive online correlated web site.




Chapter 1: Introduction to Using Computer in Education

Chapter 2: Communications, Networks, the Internet, and the WWW

Chapter 3: Production Software - Applications for Educators

Chapter 4: Hardware Applications for Educators

Chapter 5: Integrating Multimedia and Educational Software Applications

Chapter 6: Education and Technology Integration  -  into the Classroom

Chapter 7: Integrating Educational Technology into the Curriculum

Chapter 8: Security Issues, Ethics and Emerging Technologies in Education




* Thematic Themes of Teachers Discovering Computers *


Knowledge of Technology  and  Integration of Technology


Curriculum-Specific Teaching and Learning for all K-12 Educators

   for both Mac & IBM platforms    includes   all

National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T)

Technology Standards for School Administrators (TSSA)


Research Based to ensure effective, efficient and sustaining online training.




End-of-Chapter Exercises for Traditional and Online versions


In Brief: summarizes chapter materials and enhances with online web sites


Key Terms: emphasis on traditional definitions & with multisensory environment


Check Point: matching & short-answer exercises for alternate learning style


Teaching Today: encourages an appreciation of technology with real-life examples


Education Issues: highlights current & controversial educational issues


Integration Corner: innovative & extensive curriculum-specific resources


Software Corner: showcases popular and effective educational software


In the Lab: production & multimedia exercises along with specific online U


Learn It Online: Interactive Lab activities which include both Mac & IBM




Special Features incorporated throughout Chapter Exercises


Timeline 2002: Milestones in Computer History


Guide to WWW sites and Searching Techniques


Creating a Teacher’s Web Page using Microsoft Word


Buyer’s Guide 2002:  Purchase, Install and Maintain PCs


Guide to Professional Educational Organizations


Learning Theories and Educational Research


Creating a Curriculum Page using Microsoft Word


Guide to State & Federal Government Educational Web Sites




Supporting CD Materials for Teachers and/or Trainers


***Teaching Tools:  CD-ROM which includes teaching & testing materials


Instructor’s Manual:  comprehensive materials for learning & assessment


Figures in the Book:  illustrations to be included into a personal PP presentation


Exam View:  state-of-the-art test builder from text bank and is user-friendly


Interactive Labs:  CD-ROM version with no audio for classroom use


Interactive Lab Solutions:  efficient solutions to companion handouts for labs


***Course Presenter with Figures and Animation:  multimedia lecture presentation




Original versions of TDC were created in an enriched graphical environment,


however, this proved to be a problem for many online phone users,


therefore, the second and latest edition has been designed for easier access.




It is essential for complete access to all of the TDC online special features


to install  Shockwave  and  Flash Player  plugins for browsers


as well as  RealPlayer plugin all plugins are readily available online.




A special comment on professional development which usually


is not accomplished in an effective,  efficient, and sustaining manner.


Learning takes time!      Effective Learning takes more time!



This web page reflects the views of a current and satisfied user of TDC.



Tom Love            Malone College         Summer 2002