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Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom Paperback – April 13, 2015
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"Be warned: Employing the practices in this book moves teachers into the big leagues of teaching, empowering them to become apathy-busting, creatively charged, highly effective professionals." --Rick Wormeli, Teacher and Author, Fair Isn't Always Equal
"Teachers can no longer rely on the static information printed in books as the sole source in the classroom. In Ditch That Textbook, Matt offers some very practical ideas for making the most of digital resources that can truly expose students to a wide world of learning." --Steven W. Anderson, Learning Evangelist and #EdChat Co-founder
"Classroom teachers are in constant competition with the digital world to capture and maintain their students' attention. In Ditch That Textbook, Matt Miller provides you with a roadmap to ensure your teaching is engaging, motivating and relevant for today's 21st century learners. His easy-to-implement and fresh approach to re-designing curriculum will help you create a classroom where students run to get IN rather than out." --Dave and Shelley Burgess, Dave Burgess Consulting and Author, Teach Like a PIRATE
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Sharing from experience, author Matt Miller explains:
- Why and how to go digital
- How to create an effective, relevant class website
- Which online tools work best for teachers
- How to be more productive in fewer hours
- How to plan ahead for an amazing school year
- And much more!
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I would recommend this book for any teacher, student, parent, or administrator! Matt doesn't promote technology at the expense of all else, but rather takes an approach that falls in line with best practice pedagogy. Technology is a tool that can and should be effectively harnessed and utilized in the practice of education. But the tool is only as effective as the user. Matt's approach to education is effective, practical, and timely. I honestly couldn't recommend a book - educational or otherwise - any higher than I do this one!