Cool Tech Tools for Lower Tech Teachers: 20 Tactics for Every Classroom

Cool Tech Tools for Lower Tech Teachers: 20 Tactics for Every Classroom

by William N. Bender, Laura B. Waller
     
 

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

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Overview

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

Editorial Reviews

Chris Toy
"This book is an excellent resource for both new and experienced educators looking to make the most of Web 2.0 resources for teaching and learning. It can be used individually, but I think it would be most beneficial (and fun!) to use in small groups of educators as they support and surprise one another with their explorations and discoveries."
David Callaway
"This is one of the most important tools that today’s teachers could have in their toolbox. There are great descriptions of the tools, and excellent ideas about how to easily put them to work."
Bena Kallick
"This book provides a wealth of ideas for teachers who would like to use technology but do not know where to begin. Each chapter provides a lens into specific categories of use and websites associated with the use. An encyclopedia of practical tools for the low-tech classroom!"
Cheryl Oakes
"Cool Tech Tools for the Lower-Tech Teacheris a great manual for all educators. Each of us can benefit from adding new technology tools in our classrooms, which speak to the instructional variety that our digital learners come to our classrooms with each day.
Our digital revolution is now, this book should be one of your tools as you set about designing a creative, collaborative, social and self-directed classroom! "
Jolene Dockstader
"Every educator interested in bringing their classroom into the 21st century should get this book. It not only tells what the new technology is and how to use it, but it creates an invaluable vision for the future of education in which students are not only consumers of information but creators. This resource could help revolutionize education as we know it, if every teacher implemented the tech tools in this book!"
Rose Cherie Reissman
"This is a much needed, delightful, inviting, tech plain speak compendium of cool tech, Common Core tools, any teacher can infuse using the steps and differentiating strategies suggested by the authors. This demystifies cool tech tools for the non techie teacher."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452235530
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/13/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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