Topics include:The Dos and Don'ts of Wikis Social Networking Tools and Wikis Wikis for Leadership and Administration Wikis in the Classroom Wikis for Home-to-School Communications
Implement each of these practical, innovative ideas and "wikify" your school today!
Digital resources are included to help you implement the ideas in this book.
Personal anecdotes are provided from the authors’ own successes and failures using technology. ?
The book is organized by topic, so you can skip around and read or reread the parts that are relevant to you.
The authors provide suggestions for teachers at different comfort levels with technology--novice, intermediate, and expert.
The book’s accompanying Facebook page includes additional content and links to complement the book (http://facebook.com/EngagedConnectedEmpowered).
Designed to be easy to use, the book includes a decision-making matrix for each technology tool: a series of questions that teachers can use to decide whether these tools support their teaching goals.
This comprehensive resource contains an array of useful tools that address problems of organization such as a time management calendar, aids for scheduling meetings, and mind-mapping or graphic organizers. The authors also include a variety of online tools for communication and collaboration, and tools to present content, help establish presence, and assess learning.
Praise for The Technology Toolbelt for Teaching
"Feeling overwhelmed and even afraid of integrating technology into your course? Fear no more! Susan Manning and Kevin Johnson have provided the ultimate guide that explains not only the various technology tools that can support faculty work and enhance coursework but also provides sound advice to help faculty choose the right tool for the job. This is a must-read for all faculty regardless of their experience with technology."—Rena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt, managing partners, Crossroads Consulting Group, and authors, Building Online Learning Communities and Collaborating Online
"The Technology Toolbelt for Teaching delivers exactly what it promises: a concrete overview of a wide variety of tools, complete with examples specific to practitioners in both K–12 and higher education. Authors Susan Manning and Kevin Johnson provide practical applications rather than philosophy, and solutions rather than platitudes. This is a must for any teacher working with—or wanting to start working with—technology."—Jane Bozarth, author, Social Media for Trainers; eLearning coordinator, State of North Carolina
"Creating compelling learning experiences for students is fraught with decision points. Add one or more technology options to the equation, and the number of directions to take learners seems to grow limitlessly, and can either paralyze the instructional design process or cause us to take on too much. Enter The Technology Toolbelt for Teaching. Manning and Johnson's handy guide – and the decision-making matrix that frames each of the tools it demystifies – is an essential resource for choosing paths wisely."—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 and K–12
This is a must-have resource for all K-12 teachers and administrators who want to really make the best use of available technologies. Written by Doug Johnson, an expert in educational technology, The Classroom Teacher's Technology Survival Guide is replete with practical tips teachers can easily use to engage their students and make their classrooms places where both students and teachers will enjoy learning.Covers the most up-to-date technologies and how they can best be used in the classroom Includes advice on upgrading time-tested educational strategies using technology Talks about managing "disruptive technologies" in the classroom Includes a wealth of illustrative examples, helpful suggestions, and practical tips
This timely book provides a commonsense approach to choosing and using educational technology to enhance learning.
* Navigate the technical details of Internet access and learning management systems.
* Decide which learning experiences are best delivered online and which should be saved for face-to-face instruction.
* Organize your online space for maximum effectiveness, respond to your students, and structure online discussions that are most beneficial for students.
* Evaluate the design of your blended instruction, and refine it for the next class.
No matter what subject you teach, Getting Started with Blended Learning can help you develop the skills and confidence to introduce students to this engaging way of learning.