Connecting Your Students with the Virtual World
Make the most of today’s technology to give your students a more interactive, authentic, global learning experience! Connecting Your Students with the Virtual World shows you how to plan themed projects for every season, embark on virtual field trips, and get students in touch with other classrooms worldwide. This updated edition includes a key new chapter on taking video conferencing to the next level for optimal student engagement and collaboration, as well as new chapters on connecting through games and esports and connecting with parents. The book includes a wide variety of standards-based, step-by-step activities you can implement immediately.
Getting Started with STEAM
Learn effective ways to teach STEAM with this helpful book from educational technology experts Billy Krakower and Meredith Martin. Whether you have a dedicated STEAM class, or plan to integrate it into a regular classroom, you’ll find out how to create a structured learning environment while still leaving room for inquiry and innovation. You’ll also gain a variety of hands-on activities and rubrics you can use immediately.
Continue the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #GSwSTEAM!
Tech Request: A Guide For Coaching Educators in the Digital World
In this much-needed book, experts Emily L. Davis and Brad Currie draw on their extensive experience in coaching and instructional technology and provide concrete, research-based strategies to help coaches in their day-to-day role. Whether you’re beginning a coaching initiative or looking for practical insights on coaching in a variety of settings, including in groups and one-to-one, you’ll find the resources you need to overcome challenges and grow your coaching skills.
Every chapter includes practical tools, templates, and illustrative vignettes from the field to help you ensure the success of your technology coaching initiative.
Join the conversation! Discuss the book and your coaching questions on Twitter with the hashtag #TechRequestEDU.
Hacking Google for Education
"Google It" means more than you think. What if you could leverage the full potential of Google for Education?
Google Classroom, Google Docs, and Google Apps are changing how we teach, learn and lead, and now more than ever, teachers, principals and district administrators must understand the power and role of Google in their spaces.
Google Apps for Education has something for everyone
G Suite -- Google Drive, Apps, Docs, Gmail, and all Google Tools -- is changing the landscape of progressive, technology-driven schools at a rapid pace that can be daunting. Google gurus Brad Currie, Billy Krakower, and Scott Rocco slow the pace and simplify the jargon with their all-in-one blueprint for everything you need to know about Google and how to use it at the classroom, school and district levels.
If you could do more with Google than search, what would it be?
Would you use Google Hangouts to connect students to cultures around the world? Would you finally achieve a paperless workflow with Classroom? Would you inform and engage stakeholders district wide through Blogger? Now, you can say Yes to all of these, because Currie, Krakower, and Rocco remove the limits in Hacking Google for Education, giving you 99 Hacks in 33 chapters, covering Google in a unique way that benefits all stakeholders.
140 Twitter Tips for Educators
Maybe you're a teacher looking for an engaging lesson idea. Or maybe, you're a school principal in search of ideas to improve your school culture. Or perhaps you're a superintendent wanting to inform stakeholders of district happenings.
Whatever questions you have about education or about how you can be even better at your job, you'll find ideas, resources, and a vibrant network of professionals ready to help you on Twitter.
In 140 Twitter Tips for Educators, #Satchat hosts and founders of Evolving Educators, Brad Currie, Billy Krakower, and Scott Rocco offer step-by-step instructions to help you master the basics of Twitter, build an online following, and become a Twitter rock star. From this easy-to-follow guide, you'll learn:
How and why to create a personal and classroom or school profile.
Whom to follow and how to find the resources you need.
How to get noticed on Twitter (And help others!) with your Tweets.
What a Twitter chat is and how to join one.
How hashtags work - and why you need one for your classroom and/or school.
How other educators are using Twitter to learn and teach.
And much more!
Get connected today and discover how Twitter can help you grow your Professional Learning Network and reinvigorate your career!
Using Technology to Engage Students with Disabilities
Leverage technology to engage students with learning disabilities!
Harness the power of today’s technology to improve learning and engagement for students with learning disabilities. By engaging students with learning disabilities using the technology already at your fingertips, you’ll see your students begin to thrive and grow in exciting new ways. In this volume in the Connected Educators Series, you’ll discover:
All Hands on Deck: Tools for Connecting Educators, Parents, and Communities
Bring communities together for involvement that makes a difference!
Impact your students in a positive way and join the leagues of educators who are learning to engage with students, parents, and communities using social media and Web 2.0 technologies. Featuring practical strategies that you’ll want to put to use right away, plus a dedicated series website for additional resources, this short and easy-to-follow book will show you: