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Cavanaugh, Terence W. 1959- (Terry Cavanaugh)

Cavanaugh, Terence W. 1959- (Terry Cavanaugh)

PERSONAL:

Born April 4, 1959, in Jacksonville, FL; son of Edward (in U.S. Navy) and Sylvia (an artist) Cavanaugh; married; wife's name Cathy (a professor). Education: University of Florida, B.S., 1981; University of Central Florida, M.Ed., 1988; University of South Florida, Ph.D., 1998.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Jacksonville, FL. Office—University of North Florida, 4567 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S., Jacksonville, FL 32224-2676. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Worked as a middle-and high-school science teacher for nearly twenty years; University of North Florida, Jacksonville, member of education faculty. University of South Florida, visiting assistant professor; U.S. State Department, member of speakers' program for Kuwait, 2004; member of advisory board, Florida Assistive Technology Network and Follett Software.

MEMBER:

International Reading Association, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Kappa Delta Pi.

AWARDS, HONORS:

National awards, Science Screen Reports, National Science Teachers Association, 1991, 1992.

WRITINGS:

(With wife, Cathy Cavanaugh) Learning Science with Science Fiction Films, Kendall/Hunt Publishing (Dubuque, IA), 1996.

(With Cathy Cavanaugh) Teach Science with Science Fiction Films: A Guide for Teachers and Media Specialists, Linworth Publications (Worthington, OH), 2004.

The Digital Reader: Using eBooks in K-12 Education, International Society for Technology in Education Publications (Eugene, OR), 2005.

Literature Circles through Technology, Linworth Publications (Worthington, OH), 2006.

Contributor to academic journals, including Library Media Connection, Exceptional Children, Educational Technology Review, Computers in the Social Studies, Science Scope, Learning and Leading with Technology, Physics Teacher, Journal of Geologic Education, MultiMedia Schools, and Gifted Child Today. Associate editor, Florida Reading Quarterly Journal.

SIDELIGHTS:

Terence W. Cavanaugh told CA: "Books are some of my favorite things in life. Writing books has been and is a privilege that I enjoy. My writing focuses mainly on applications for using technology in educational and personal situations. My goal in the writing is to share my ideas and what I have found that works with other teachers, so that they too can be assisted with such technology applications. My background as a middle-and high-school science and technology teacher is now followed by work as a university teacher of teachers, usually about technology. The experiences that I have had as a teacher influence me greatly, both in how I teach and what I teach. In writing, I usually start with a number of ideas that I am working on as articles for journals. Then if I see relationships, I begin to map them out. From that map I develop an outline, and from the outline I develop a few chapters to see how it works. I then share them with a few colleagues in the field to see if the work makes sense to them."

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