“It’s hard to come to terms with the digital dinosaur in myself,” writes 5th grade teacher Mary Tarashuk, who’s been asked to help create online courses. “Technology benchmarks are a bit vague for this novice traveler on the Information Superhighway.”
Tagged: technology integration
Bill Ferriter — master middle grades teacher, multiple-book author & Tempered Radical blogger — offers up his version of cold hard truth in a candid chat with MiddleWeb.
Does the “T” in STEM get enough emphasis in lessons & projects? Anne Jolly looks at STEM technology in 3 ways, including out-of-box ideas like GameDesk.
The Connected Teacher: Powering Up is a “handy guidepost” and resource to help teachers transition to inquiry-based, technology-rich classrooms, says reviewer Kevin Hodgson.
Kevin Hodgson says this ASCD/McREL book by Howard Pitler, Elizabeth R. Hubbell, and Matt Kuhn, Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, offers abundant help for educators to integrate technology with effective & engaging instructional practices.
Reviewer Anne Jolly finds The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach & Lani Ritter Hall is “a detailed description of how to create my own learning community, expand my own connectedness, and involve others in sharing and learning as well.”
Educators looking for ways to become more connected to other educators using digital tools will find plenty of meat in The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age, says reviewer Fran Lo.
Doug Johnson’s The Classroom Teacher’s Technology Survival Guide can help classroom teachers gain knowledge and perspective but some content may be heavy going for novices, says reviewer Rhonda Leduc.