Teaching With the Tools Kids Really Use Learning With Web and Mobile Technologies (Paperback)
|Author: Susan Brooks-Young|
|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.|
From the Publisher:
Designed forÂ 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 toolsÂ 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.