Don’t just innovate—create!
Because we need to prepare students with the tech skills they’ll need to thrive in the future, teachers know that creativity in the classroom has to be coupled with tech fluency. Fortunately, learning to use tech tools is not only intriguing for kids, it also opens up a world of possibilities for students to create, engage, and imagine.
In CREATE, tech-savvy high school teacher Bethany Petty—author of Illuminate: Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching with Technology—coaches teachers to design tech experiences that will encourage students’ creativity even as they enhance instruction and evaluation. In these pages, packed with as much fun, dynamic illustrations and stories as innovation, Petty presents a thorough overview of the many digital classroom tools that are available, from social media templates and audio-visual projects to inventive games and multimedia presentations. With rich ideas for engagement, comprehensive lists of resources, and an easy-to-navigate format, CREATE is a go-to guide for teachers looking to bring tech creativity into their classrooms.
Bethany Petty uses her teaching experience to craft a book that sets up the next generation of innovators for success. —Dr. Robert Dillon, educator, author, learner
I have long been a fan of Bethany’s work, and this book has me hooked again. It really illuminates the idea that great teaching is not about the use of technology, but rather how we make use of it to empower learning. This book is easy to follow and a must-have for anyone wanting to incorporate technology in really interesting, meaningful ways. —Holly Clark, speaker, blogger, and author of the Infused Classroom series