Synopses & Reviews
Want to kick your teaching up a notch with digital tools and open the world up to your students? This engaging and highly accessible guide will show you how. Written by two veteran teacher-trainers, TechnoTeaching
provides a clear blueprint, planning templates, and other resources that practitioners can use to challenge themselves and their students over a single school year.
“This is one of the most readable and supportive books on using technology effectively in your classroom that I have ever read. It will make our journey into these new worlds of literacy, technology, and learning so very much easier. Most importantly, it will help us help our students in powerful and engaging ways.” — Donald J. Leu, John and Maria Neag Endowed Chair in Literacy and Technology, University of Connecticut, and director, The New Literacies Research Lab
“Using case studies, model archetypal teachers, and project approaches firmly rooted in classroom practice, TechnoTeaching offers all teachers insight, guidance, and step-by-step advice on how to embed learning technology effectively to achieve optimum teaching and learning.” — Tony Parkin, senior adviser in learning technologies, Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, United Kingdom
“Drawing on rich teaching backgrounds and an engaging narrative style, the authors offer a practical, step-by-step guide for elementary and secondary teachers to enhance their teaching with new technologies. This book is like having a personal coach help you revamp your best teaching practices in the digital age.” — Judith Haymore Sandholtz, professor, School of Education, University of California, Irvine
“This enthusiastically written book offers a systematic way of thinking about how teachers of any subject and at any confidence level with technology might integrate new tools into their practice to help deepen learning.” — Pete Fraser, chair, Media Education Association, United Kingdom
Julie M. Wood is the academic learning specialist at the Kingsley Montessori School in Boston. Nicole Ponsford is the achievement coach for the charity Achievement for All, and is also a school improvement consultant and coach based in the United Kingdom.
TechnoTeaching is a practical guide for teachers struggling to implement technology. It provides classroom practices, planning templates and other activities to give teachers the foundation they need in classroom tech.
"Congratulations. Your school has just purchased a cart housing twenty-four tablets. Your principal wants you to roll it right into your classroom and start innovating—tomorrow.”
So begins this engaging and highly accessible guide for practitioners looking for a systematic way to kick their teaching up a notch by combining education technology with best practices in teaching and learning.
Written by two veteran teacher-trainers, TechnoTeaching provides a clear blueprint that educators of all experience levels can use to challenge themselves and their students over a single school year. Through “stellar units,” “dare-devil missions,” and other activities, the authors show how teachers can progressively transform their classrooms by adding new digital and web tools to meet the specific needs of students.
TechnoTeaching includes planning templates, reflection documents, and other resources, making it immediately usable and indispensable for classroom teachers.
About the Author
Julie M. Wood is the academic learning specialist at the Kingsley Montessori School in Boston.Nicole Ponsford is the achievement coach for the charity Achievement for All, and is also a school improvement consultant and coach based in the United Kingdom.
Table of Contents
What Is TechnoTeaching? 17
Starting Out 31
Where You Are and Where You Want to Go
Jumping In 49
The Stellar Unit
Hunkering Down 87
Plan the Year Ahead
Dare Devil Missions and Other Short-Term Projects
Branching Out 131
Connecting Locally and Globally
Getting the EdTech Tools You Need 149
Reflecting on the Year 169
TechnoTeaching Manifesto 187
TechnoTeaching Resources 189
About the Authors 205