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Teaching With Tools Kids Really Use (10 Edition)by Susan Brooks-young
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Designed for school administrators, teachers, and support staff, this book encourages school personnel to take a closer look at mobile technologies and Web 2.0 tools that students use on a regular basis away from school, but which may not be part of a mainstream education. These inexpensive, sometimes even free technologies and tools have the potential to revolutionize teaching and learning, but have yet to gain widespread acceptance in educational circles.
The first three chapters examine inexpensive hardware in the form of mobile technologies that most students own or can access--technologies that could help educators implement one-to-one computing initiatives in every school. The next seven chapters examine Web 2.0 tools that can be used to support collaboration and communication in virtually any instructional environment. Each chapter provides basic information about the emerging technology or tool being discussed, along with strategies and practical suggestions for classroom use, discussion questions and references. The final chapter of this resource focuses on practical strategies and a model for selecting emerging mobile technologies and Web 2.0 tools for classroom use. This decision-making model includes tables to help the reader to gather information and questions for discussion prior to arriving at a decision.
Book News Annotation:
For educators, administrators, and support staff, Brooks-Young, an author, consultant, and former teacher, administrator, and technology specialist, details how to integrate mobile technologies and Web 2.0 tools students use away from school into the K-12 classroom. She discusses cell phones, netbooks, MP3 players, blogs, wikis, and social networks, their technology, and strategies and suggestions for classroom use. She concludes with chapters on digital citizenship and a decision-making model for selecting technologies. She does not include references to multiple model projects. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This resource helps educators integrate Web and mobile technologies and tools into classroom instruction and offers a model for selecting appropriate tools and technologies for K-12 settings.
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