Johnson has created an organized and detailed guide that provides a sound jumping-off point for tech newbies as well as a wonderful resource for veteran ech integrators. Before delving into the tools themselves, Johnson takes the time to describe the difficult role shift that a teacher must overcome when bringing e-tools into the classroom, along with an accurate and insightful look at today's learner. --Mary Beth Hertz, Edutopia
What Steve has here is brilliant! The 30 tools he has provided are a great starting point for novices and experts, and the tips and tricks he provides are incredible... I like how at the top of each tool there is a goal. That is important for readers; to understand why this tool was picked, and why they should be using the tool. The curriculum tie-ins are important as well, because teachers will often buy books similar to this and find an explanation of how
to use the tool, but not ways to integrate it into specific areas... Overall, I would recommend this book to all of my teachers as a valuable, not-to-miss resource. --Steven W. Anderson, District Instructional Technologist for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
About the Author
Steve Johnson started his career as a kindergarten and second-grade teacher in the rural town of Vass, North Carolina. Technology was always a big part of his classroom environment, and after six years, he shifted over to a technology facilitator position. He has been a TF for five years, working with students and teachers in grades K-8 on utilizing technology as a tool to enhance learning. Steve currently resides in Concord, North Carolina, with his wife, Bridget, and two little girls, Emily and Kenna.