An accessible, practical guide to incorporating the 10 essential EdTech skills and strategies in every learning setting.
In a world awash in technology, what EdTech skills and strategies should educators focus on to ensure they are making the best use of online spaces for classroom learning? How can they navigate through the overwhelming number of options in digital tools and spaces? How can they guide students in learning best practices?
EdTech consultant Monica Burns answers these and other questions in this powerful and reader-friendly guide to incorporating EdTech across all grade levels and subject areas, and in both distance-learning and face-to-face environments. Readers will gain practical advice on
* Navigating online spaces, * Curating resources, * Introducing opportunities for exploring the world, * Developing collaboration structures, * Providing time and space to create learning products, * Assessing students, * Creating opportunities for sharing, * Connecting student work to relevant audiences, * Developing transferable skills, and* Planning for tech-rich learning experiences.
Each chapter explains why the skill or strategy is essential, including supporting research, classroom examples, guiding questions for planning and reflection, and suggested websites and digital tools for classroom use. The book also includes access to downloadable forms to help you set goals, assess your progress, and build your EdTech tool belt.
Timely, accessible, and informed by the author's experience and expertise, EdTech Essentials is a must-read for educators who want proven ways to prepare their students to be productive, responsible users of technology both within and outside the classroom