Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Books that you may want to review

Here are a few books you may want to consider for teaching with technology.

Teaching for Understanding with Technology shows how teachers can maximize the potential of new technologies to advance student learning and achievement. It uses the popular Teaching for Understanding framework that guides learners to think, analyze, solve problems, and make meaning of what they've learned. The book offers advice on tapping into a rich array of new technologies such as web information, online curricular information, and professional networks to research teaching topics, set learning goals, create innovative lesson plans, assess student understanding, and develop communities of learners. Read Excerpt: Chapter (PDF) and presentation and videos.

The Socially Networked Classroom (book)
Synopsis - Web sites like Facebook and Twitter have transformed the way young people interact and communicate. With appropriate guidelines, students' social-networking skills can be harnessed to develop new literacies and deepen teaching and learning in the 21st century.
The Socially Networked Classroom demonstrates how pioneering teachers have successfully integrated screen-based literacies into their instruction. This book includes
Real-world activities and lesson examples with assignment sheets, assessments, and rubrics. Ideas on fostering collaborative learning using blogs, wikis, nings, and other interactive media Tips on Internet safety, blogging etiquette, protected blogging sites, and more Blog entries from classroom teachers. With this accessible guide for Grades 5-12, teachers of all levels of technological expertise can help students develop the new literacies necessary to succeed in a digital world. Link to online discussion

Teen 2.0 - Robert Epstein PhD (Author)
Synopsis 0 Arguing that adolescence is an unnecessary period of life that people are better off without, this groundbreaking study shows that teen confusion and hardships are caused by outmoded systems that were designed to destroy the continuum between childhood and adulthood. Documenting how teens are isolated from adults and are forced to look to their media-dominated peers for knowledge, this discussion contends that by infantilizing young people, society does irrevocable harm to their development and well-being. Instead, parents, teachers, employers, and others must rediscover the adults in young people by giving them authority and responsibility as soon as they exhibit readiness. Teens are highly capable—in some ways more than adults—and this landmark discussion offers paths for reaching and enhancing the competence in America’s youth.

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