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This text is truly for all teachers who are unfamiliar and apprehensive about integrating technology in their classroom. This book provides detailed explanations and clear instructions on how to integrate technology in the classroom using the mostMoreThis text is truly for all teachers who are unfamiliar and apprehensive about integrating technology in their classroom. This book provides detailed explanations and clear instructions on how to integrate technology in the classroom using the most common productivity software package available to educators, particularly in the United States. It provides a detailed background on technology sufficient for any beginner within classroom settings and then walks the practitioner through the types of software applications for use in the classroom environment. It provides concrete examples and assignments that can be created with each application. Student assignment design, implementation, and evaluation for each application are also discussed.Temba C. Bassoppo-Moyo, Ph.D. is currently an associate professor of instructional technology and design at Illinois State University with extensive experience in K 16 classroom design, integration and implementation of technology. He also has 10 years of corporate training and administration. His passion is applying instructional technology and design principles in classroom and workplace environments within the framework of eLearning. Over the years, Tembas research has mainly been in computer-based and computer-assisted instruction. He is comfortable with creating hypertext/hypermedia learning environments that are responsive to Blackboard and similar Course Management Systems and also open to collaborative efforts that explore innovations in eLearning and computer-based or computer-assisted instruction. Temba considers himself a sucker for students who are motivated and have exploratory minds.Eurvine J. Williams, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in literacy at Illinois State University. Dr. Williams is a Certified INTEL (Teach to the Future) Instructor and has comprehensive experience in Technology Mediated Pedagogy for K Higher education. He has collaborated in the development of NASA Earth Science Technology Curriculum and has amassed a wealth of technology knowledge and experience as a technology coordinator for a number of research grants and projects. Dr. Williams is well versed in Web 2.0 and 3.0 Technologies and Client-Server Architecture for eLearning. He specializes in Language Literacy and Culture and Technology Mediated Pedagogy. His research interest areas include: Technology Use and Practice in Literacy Instruction- Socio-radical and Critical Constructivist theory and practice and Socio-psycholinguistics.