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Cool Tech Tools for Lower Tech Teachers: 20 Tactics for Every Classroom
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Make the painless transition from low tech to tech friendly!
Are you struggling to embrace technology that advances at lightning speed? Or are you just plain perplexed? With new developments announced almost on a daily basis, many teachers don’t know where to start. If you’re one of those teachers making the transition to tech-willingly or not-Cool Tech Tools for Lower Tech Teachers is the resource for you. In understandable language, it describes how exactly you can use tools like webquests, wikis, social networking apps, and podcasts to enhance your lessons and keep kids engaged.
William Bender and Laura Waller put technology within your reach by:
Framing each tool in the context of what you need to know
Defining the tool in easy-to-understand language; there’s no tech-speak
Guiding you through implementation step by step
Providing sample lesson plans to get you started
Explaining how some tools can also be used for professional development
With Cool Tech Tools for Lower Tech Teachers, Bender and Waller prove that technology can be painless and productive. What’s more, you’ll even come to love it!
Learn more about William Bender’s PD offerings
William N. Bender began his career by teaching eighth- and ninth-grade students in the public schools. He worked in higher education for 28 years and published over 60 research articles and 24 books in education. He specializes in instructional strategies for all students and is recognized as a national leader on instructional tactics, response to intervention, and differentiated instruction. Dr. Bender believes his job is to inform audiences across the nation of innovative, up to date information, based on current applied research. Dr. Bender received his Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of North Carolina and currently consults with schools and districts in the United States and Canada.
About the Authors
Part I. Four Tools to Start With
Tech Tool 1: Web Access, Laptops, Mobile Devices
Tech Tool 2: Webquests
Tech Tool 3: Blogs
Tech Tool 4: Wikis
Part II. Tools for Student Engagement and Empowerment
Tech Tool 5: Cloud Computing
Tech Tool 6: The Flipped Classroom and Khan Academy
Tech Tool 7: Wiffiti
Tech Tool 8: Jing
Tech Tool 9: Gaming, ARGs, and Virtual World Instruction
Tech Tool 10: Diigo
Part III. Tech Tools for Student Creation and Collaboration
Tech Tool 11: Glogs
Tech Tool 12: Podcasts
Tech Tool 13: Scribd
Tech Tool 14: Comic Life
Tech Tool 15: Google Apps
Tech Tool 16: Vokis, Avatars, and Animation!
Tech Tool 17: Vlogs
Tech Tool 18: Animoto
Part IV. Tools for Social Learning and Networking
Tech Tool 19: Facebook
Tech Tool 20: Twitter
Part V. The Teaching Revolution and a Brave New World for the 21st Century
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