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Teaching the iStudent
A Quick Guide to Using Mobile Devices and Social Media in the K-12 Classroom



© 2014 | 72 pages | Corwin

Meet digital natives on their own turf!

Our students are already accustomed to constantly-evolving mobile technology and they crave more than what plain paper and pencil can provide. Veteran teacher, renowned author, and tech expert Mark Barnes shows educators how to use mobile devices and social media to create a win-win for teaching and learning.  This inspiring resource describes how to:

  • Mentor students in responsible use of technology
  • Build students’ aptitudes for critical thought and content curation
  • Encourage collaboration beyond the classroom walls
  • Easily learn and introduce new technology

Including real-life teaching examples and exciting K-12 lesson ideas, along with a teacher-friendly technology glossary.

The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website.

Check out the Connected Educator Series matrix to find out which book is right for you.   

“Any educator can't go wrong by reading anything Mark Barnes writes! I'm a big fan of his books and what he shares online.” 
— Larry Ferlazzo, Award-Winning Teacher, Blogger, and Author
Helping Students Motivate Themselves

 
Preface by Peter DeWitt
 
Introduction
 
1. Understanding the Age of "i"
 
2. Content Curation in the 21st Century
 
3. Why You Can't Afford to Ignore Social Media
 
4. How Mobile Learning Changes Everything
 
5. Blending the Learning
 
6. Activities and Tools You Can Use Tomorrow
 
7. The Language of "i"
 
Conclusion

Could not fit it in the class. Shifting consideration to a rebuild of the Tools for the Teacher course. The material is good. It is just a matter of where to fit it in.

Dr Tony Krug
Teacher Education, Johnson University
April 8, 2015
Key features

This book helps teachers understand the lives and minds of today’s learners, who have grown up surrounded by iPhones, iPads, computers, and other digital forms—media that are still novelties to many educators. Many educators assume that kids are proficient in using technology, but evidence shows that students need leaders to show them how to thoughtfully and meaningfully use technology to enhance their learning. This book will give teachers:

  • A method for effectively leading content curation through social media
  • A vocabulary for discussing technology with students
  • An understanding of how digital and mobile learning is making waves
  • Practical ideas and activities for engaging students through devices

 There is also the Connected Educators Series website where readers can connect with all of the authors of the series, find more resources, and find real support for putting flipped leadership into practice.


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