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Teaching With the Tools Kids Really Use: Learning With Web and Mobile Technologies
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"Susan Brooks-Young sets out to prove that rather than being banished, technology should be fully embraced and placed at the heart of education." (Professionally Speaking, March 2011 2011-06-27)
"The book is written in very accessible language, clear and easy to read. This timely book presents readers with a plethora of ideas and strategies for implementing technology-based activities that will help students meet the standards and increase their awareness of technology tools currently available.” (Salika A. Lawrence, Assistant Professor 2009-09-10)
“This is a very well-written text with an abundance of terrific Web-based resources that educators can use to hunt for more information.” (Carol S. Holzberg, Director of Technology 2009-09-10)
"Susan Brooks-Young has once again provided a must-read book for educators. Each chapter is masterfully framed to provide practitioners, policy makers, thought-leaders, and anyone involved in 21st-century education with solid arguments, practical applications, and helpful resources. The decision-making and implementation model provided will assist anyone who is incorporating new technology into instruction.” (Ryan Imbriale, Principal 2009-09-22)
"Brooks-Young takes the flat world right into the classroom. She gives real-world examples of how any educator can help bring their classroom, school, or district to the forefront of emerging technologies. An extraordinary read for any educator." (Rowland Baker, Director 2009-09-22)
"Use of this books ideas and investigation of their impact on student learning has the potential to broaden the knowledge base concerning the implications for technology use on teaching and learning. Highly recommended." (Regina M. Mistretta 2011-10-17)
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I agree that without incorporating more technology, including some of the technology kids are already using, can hinder a child's future. Brooks-Young encourages teachers and leaders to work more closely with IT specialist and bring in new programs and new technology that will give kids an advantage in their future adult careers or aspirations. She states that other countries are also recognizing this need and it would serve our kids best if we stay ahead of the trend. Brookes-Young points out that kids are never too young to learn technology.
This book is an easy read and opens the door to what is possible. Brooks-Young talks about recent trends and why she feels they would be good for a classroom. This book is a good guide for teachers wanting to bring in more technology into the classrooms. The book also goes through what can happen when new technology is incorporated as well as offering possible strategies and implements a structure of how to incorporate technology into the classroom. I think this book offers many discussion opportunities for schools and technology departments.
I am giving this book a rating of four because I do believe that there is some very useful information. There are also a lot of reference links with more relevant information and specific examples that educators can use in the classroom. However, the descriptions in some of the chapters are vague and I found limited information in the text on integrating such tools in a mathematics classroom. If you are looking for a content-specific guide to the integration of technology, this is not the book for you. This book is geared towards teachers who do not have a starting point but are interested in what is available.Read more ›
Brooks-Young really hits all the valid points on why the tool is not used in the school setting. However, she also discusses
how the viewpoints are changing. I think this is one of the most important parts of the book because we are now living in a "technological-age." 5 years ago we may have never considered using social networks in school but now we are or are trying to. Not only does she (Brooks-Young) give useful strategies for classroom use but she also gives different sties to use for social networks and also virtual worlds. The practical suggestions area leads itself to discuss further topics with students such as netiquette and podcasting.
I feel that this book would be more useful for a novice in the area of technology or someone who teaches English Language Arts (ELA). It seems like everything tool is brought back to how it can be used in ELA. The book would be more beneficial to all educators if it included all subject areas but it is a great read for those who are just starting to incorporate the different types of technologies into their classroom.Read more ›
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Teaching With the Tools Kids Really Use: Learning With Web and Mobile Technologies was published in 2010. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Emily Paulsen
Great way to order text books, even a little cheaper than the actual book. I actually haven't read the book in relation to the class.Published on February 22, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I received the product in a timely manner. It was also in excellent condition.
I purchased the book for a class and I have found it very helpful.
The premise of this book is so timely that its name alone should attract every educator in the country who is even remotely familiar with the tools mentioned within its pages. Read morePublished on November 27, 2011 by tkeegan
This book is aimed at educators (school administrators, teachers and support staff) who are situated at the entry or early adoption levels of Information and Communication... Read morePublished on August 15, 2010 by Phillip A. Towndrow