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.
The guide includes:
a practical approach informed by, but not about, relevant learning theories;
clear models and examples from a wide variety of online courses;
teachers’ reflections about their online practice;
a checklist of standards to help guide teaching decisions; and
an accompanying website (www.essentialsofonlineteaching.com) with additional resources.
Essentials of Online Teachingaddresses key instructional challenges in online teaching and presents the reader with practical solutions for each phase of a course—preparation, beginning, middle, and end.?
The guide’s key features include:
a practical approach informed by theory
clean interior design that offers straightforward guidance from page one
clear and jargon-free language
examples, screenshots, and illustrations to clarify and support the text
a checklist of online course design standards that readers can use to self-evaluate.a Companion Website with examples, adaptable templates, interactive learning features, and online resources:
Essentials of Online Course Design serves as a best practice model for designing online courses. After reading this book, readers will find that preparing for online teaching is a satisfying and engaging experience. The core issue is simply good design: pedagogical, organizational, and visual.
“Reimagining school and creating more schools like the iSchool must be our highest national priority. All students need to graduate from high school and college ‘innovation-ready,’ as well as prepared for the complex challenges of continuous learning and citizenship in the 21st century. Time is running short. I urge you to read this book with urgency.”
—From the Foreword by Tony Wagner, expert in residence at the Harvard University Innovation Lab, founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
"Public education mistakenly relies on a 19-century model to teach kids in the 21st century. Moss Brown and Berger decided to change this by opening the iSchool in New York City and creating a whole new approach to how schools work. They succeeded wildly, and having walked the walk, they now talk the talk so others can follow on the trail they blazed.”
—Joel Klein, former Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education (2002–2011)
“Those who strive to create or transform a school will learn much from the shining example of these two fearless principals. As learning contexts change with the rising tides of technology, Moss and Berger focus above all on human and intellectual growth in schools. Their NYC iSchool offers hope for increasing imagination, equity, and depth in the face of the gathering storm of standardization.”
—Kathleen Cushman, co-founder of What Kids Can Do and author ofThe Motivation Equation
“Moss Brown and Berger launched one of the first schools to blend personalized instruction and community-connected engaging projects. Anyone interested in a picture of next-generation learning and the inside story of creating a great school should read this book.”
—Tom Van der Ark, CEO of Getting Smart
Mary Moss Brown and Alisa Berger are the founding co-principals of the NYC iSchool and are currently working as the founding partners in Novare Schools, a consulting group that focuses on school leader coaching, school design, innovation, and transformation.
—From the Foreword by David Steiner, Klara and Larry Silverstein Dean, Hunter College School of Education, and former New York State Commissioner of Education
“In Education 3.0, Jim Lengel addresses LEARNING at the root of school change. He presents his readers with the opportunity to envision education as it can be through the eyes and actions of students and teachers. The result is a plan for school improvement complete with concrete examples.”
—John Nori, Director of Program Development, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
“This is another easy-to-understand book written by Jim Lengel that addresses many levels of educational responsibility, including school administrators and classroom teachers. Education 3.0 provides excellent support and guidance in the transformation of education to enhance student learning.”
—Gerry Smith, former school administrator, Ontario, Canada
“From checklists that guide the actual technical needs of a school to a list of teacher competencies that will inform hiring and professional development, Education 3.0 provides a comprehensive guide for educators seeking to transform their schools into 21st century learning environments.”
—Mary C. Moss, co-founder, NYC iSchool, Consultant, Novare Schools
In his new book, renowned educator and technology expert James G. Lengel provides a refreshing and hopeful picture of what schools should look like and a groundbreaking 7-step process for envisioning and building