Instructors are under pressure to integrate technology intotheir traditional or online instruction, but often they aren't surewhat to do or why they should do it. The Technology Toolbelt forTeaching offers instructors a down-to-earth guide to commontechnologies, explains the pedagogical purposes they serve, andshows how they can be used effectively in online or face-to-faceclassrooms.
Designed to be easy to use, the book includes a decision-makingmatrix for each technology tool: a series of questions thatteachers can use to decide whether these tools support theirteaching goals.
This comprehensive resource contains an array of useful toolsthat address problems of organization such as a time managementcalendar, aids for scheduling meetings, and mind-mapping or graphicorganizers. The authors also include a variety of online tools forcommunication and collaboration, and tools to present content, helpestablish presence, and assess learning.
Praise for The Technology Toolbelt for Teaching
"Feeling overwhelmed and even afraid of integrating technologyinto your course? Fear no more! Susan Manning and Kevin Johnsonhave provided the ultimate guide that explains not only the varioustechnology tools that can support faculty work and enhancecoursework but also provides sound advice to help faculty choosethe right tool for the job. This is a must-read for all facultyregardless of their experience with technology."Rena M.Palloff and Keith Pratt, managing partners, Crossroads ConsultingGroup, and authors, Building Online Learning Communities andCollaborating Online
"The Technology Toolbelt for Teaching delivers exactly what itpromises: a concrete overview of a wide variety of tools, completewith examples specific to practitioners in both K12 andhigher education. Authors Susan Manning and Kevin Johnson providepractical applications rather than philosophy, and solutions ratherthan platitudes. This is a must for any teacher workingwithor wanting to start workingwithtechnology."Jane Bozarth, author, Social Media forTrainers; eLearning coordinator, State of North Carolina
"Creating compelling learning experiences for students isfraught with decision points. Add one or more technology options tothe equation, and the number of directions to take learners seemsto grow limitlessly, and can either paralyze the instructionaldesign process or cause us to take on too much. Enter TheTechnology Toolbelt for Teaching. Manning and Johnson's handy guide and the decision-making matrix that frames each of the toolsit demystifies is an essential resource for choosing pathswisely."Jonathan Finkelstein, author, Learning in Real Time;founder and executive producer, LearningTimes
- 50+ fresh and useful technology tools for teaching
- A decision matrix for choosing and using the right tools
- Examples for using each tool in higher education andK12
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About the Author
Susan Manning is an online instructor at the University of Illinois and the University of Wisconsin at Stout. Kevin Johnson is the CEO of The Cutting Ed, Inc. He specializes in helping clients envision education and training and advises clients on selecting technology tools. Manning and Johnson are the coauthors of Online Education for Dummies from Wiley.
Table of Contents
About the Authors.
Part One: Introduction.
Chapter 1 Why Web-Based Tools?
Chapter 2 How to Choose Tools and a Matrix for Doing So.
Part Two: Tools to Help You Stay Organized.
Chapter 3 Calendars.
Chapter 4 Scheduling Tools.
Chapter 5 Mind-Mapping or Graphic Organizer Tools.
Chapter 6 Social Bookmarking.
Chapter 7 Virtual Storage and File Management.
Part Three: Tools to Communicate and Collaborate.
Chapter 8 Discussion Forums.
Chapter 9 Voice over Internet Protocol.
Chapter 10 Instant Messaging and Chat.
Chapter 11 Blogs.
Chapter 12 Wikis.
Chapter 13 Microblogs.
Chapter 14 Web Conferencing.
Part Four: Tools to Present Content.
Chapter 15 Audio.
Chapter 16 Video.
Chapter 17 Screencasting.
Chapter 18 Narrated Slide Shows.
Chapter 19 Sharing Images.
Part Five: Tools to Help You Assess Learning.
Chapter 20 Quizzes, Tests, and Surveys.
Chapter 21 Rubrics and Matrixes.
Chapter 22 E-Portfolios.
Part Six: Tools to Help You Transform Your Identity.
Chapter 23 Avatars.
Chapter 24 Virtual Worlds.
Chapter 25 Social Networking and Your Students’Identities.
Chapter 26 Emerging Technology.