Cool Tech Tools for Lower Tech Teachers

Author: William N. Bender
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452284334
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Make the painless transition from low tech to tech friendly! If you're just making the transition to tech, this is the resource for you. In understandable language, this book describes how exactly you can use tools like webquests, wikis, social networking apps, and podcasts to enhance your lessons and keep kids engaged. The authors put technology within your reach by: Framing each tool in the context of what you need to know Defining the tool in easy-to-understand language; there’s no tech-speak Guiding you through implementation step by step Providing sample lesson plans to get you started

Practical Applications and Experiences in K 20 Blended Learning Environments

Author: Kyei-Blankson, Lydia
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466649135
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Learning environments continue to change considerably and is no longer confined to the face-to-face classroom setting. As learning options have evolved, educators must adopt a variety of pedagogical strategies and innovative technologies to enable learning. Practical Applications and Experiences in K-20 Blended Learning Environments compiles pedagogical strategies and technologies and their outcomes that have been successfully applied in blended instruction. Highlighting best practices as elementary, secondary, and tertiary educational levels; this book is a vital tool for educators who teach or plan to teach in blended learning environments and for researchers interested in the area of blended education knowledge.

Enhancing the Art Science of Teaching With Technology

Author: Sonny Magana
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 0985890258
Format: PDF
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Successfully leverage technology to enhance classroom practices with this practical resource. The authors demonstrate the importance of educational technology, which is quickly becoming an essential component in effective teaching. Included are over 100 organized classroom strategies, vignettes that show each section’s strategies in action, and a glossary of classroom-relevant technology terms. Key research is summarized and translated into classroom recommendations.

How People Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Format: PDF, ePub
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Tools for Teaching

Author: Barbara Gross Davis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470569450
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is the long-awaited update on the bestselling book that offers a practical, accessible reference manual for faculty in any discipline. This new edition contains up-to-date information on technology as well as expanding on the ideas and strategies presented in the first edition. It includes more than sixty-one chapters designed to improve the teaching of beginning, mid-career, or senior faculty members. The topics cover both traditional tasks of teaching as well as broader concerns, such as diversity and inclusion in the classroom and technology in educational settings.

Teaching With the Tools Kids Really Use

Author: Susan Brooks-Young
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452271240
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A foundational guide for integrating mobile technologies into your classroom! Designed to help educators deliver relevant instruction through the use of 21st-century technologies, this resource examines available low-cost hardware, explores free Web 2.0 tools, and sheds light on the pros and cons of using mobile technologies for instructional support. Emphasizing the ethical use of technology, the book identifies: Specific Web 2.0 options for supporting collaboration and communication in K–12 settings Strategies for practical applications A decision-making model for selecting appropriate mobile technologies and Web 2.0 tools for classroom use Recommended books, Web sites, and online reports and articles for reference

Tasks Before Apps

Author: Monica Burns
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416625445
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Content-hosting websites, videoconferencing apps, grade- or subject-focused social media accounts: with such a dizzying array of mechanical and virtual help at our disposal, it can be a challenge for educators to know where to even start. Educator and technology consultant Monica Burns can relate, which is why she wrote this book: to share strategies, tools, and insights that teachers can use, regardless of subject or grade level, to effectively incorporate technology in the classroom. Focusing on the "three Cs" of technology implementation—creation, curiosity, and collaboration—Tasks Before Apps offers K–12 teachers * Detailed advice for (and copious examples of) tech-infused lessons that help students meet learning goals while also developing vital digital citizenship skills. * Customizable checklists and graphic organizers for planning tech-enabled activities; choosing appropriate programs, devices, and platforms; and setting unit and lesson goals. * Recommendations for and links to apps and online resources that can facilitate and energize learning. * Reflection and brainstorming questions for use in book clubs and PLC discussions. Knowing how to navigate technology wisely—how to communicate effectively on posts and message boards, locate credible information on search engines, and select efficient, cost-effective equipment—is essential for both teachers and students. Whether you are a novice or a veteran, teach kindergarten students or high school seniors, this book is an indispensable guide to furthering academic skills, social development, and digital aptitude in the classroom.

Digital Tools for Teaching

Author: Steve Johnson
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1934338842
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"In this Web 2.0 world, your students are communicating, customizing, and creating like never before. It's no surprise, therefore, that standards for the twenty-first century classroom recognize the value of teaching with digital tools. Knowing how to effectively teach with them is another matter altogether. In Digital Tools for Teaching, educator and self-proclaimed techno-geek Steve Johnson shows you how to transform 30 cutting-edge e-tools into powerful vehicles for teaching—and learning. You will find: •An array of low-to-no-cost digital tools ranging in complexity and all focused on educational merit; •Step-by-step instructions that take the mystery out of using each e-tool; •Lesson connections and lists of classroom-proven ideas for applying each e-tool across the curriculum; •Backdoor links to the special services and discounts available to teachers for many of the digital tools profiled in this book; •Standards-based assessment rubrics and strategies (including how to implement digital portfolios) to help you meet twenty-first century classroom instructional goals; and •Links to Steve Johnson's website and blog for news and updates on incorporating technology-based activities into your lessons. Complete and ready-to-use, Digital Tools for Teaching shows you how to connect your teaching to the e-tools that are relevant to your students' lives. Whether you're already an advanced e-tool user or a newbie, Digital Tools for Teaching will increase your confidence using digital tools, broaden your perspective, and give you new teaching strategies that you can use tomorrow."

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works

Author: Howard Pitler
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416614303
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Technology is ubiquitous, and its potential to transform learning is immense. The first edition of Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works answered some vital questions about 21st century teaching and learning: What are the best ways to incorporate technology into the curriculum? What kinds of technology will best support particular learning tasks and objectives? How does a teacher ensure that technology use will enhance instruction rather than distract from it? This revised and updated second edition of that best-selling book provides fresh answers to these critical questions, taking into account the enormous technological advances that have occurred since the first edition was published, including the proliferation of social networks, mobile devices, and web-based multimedia tools. It also builds on the up-to-date research and instructional planning framework featured in the new edition of Classroom Instruction That Works, outlining the most appropriate technology applications and resources for all nine categories of effective instructional strategies: * Setting objectives and providing feedback * Reinforcing effort and providing recognition * Cooperative learning * Cues, questions, and advance organizers * Nonlinguistic representations * Summarizing and note taking * Assigning homework and providing practice * Identifying similarities and differences * Generating and testing hypotheses Each strategy-focused chapter features examples--across grade levels and subject areas, and drawn from real-life lesson plans and projects--of teachers integrating relevant technology in the classroom in ways that are engaging and inspiring to students. The authors also recommend dozens of word processing applications, spreadsheet generators, educational games, data collection tools, and online resources that can help make lessons more fun, more challenging, and--most of all--more effective.