How can school leaders use technology to be more effective? In this book, award-winning blogger and educational technology expert Steven W. Anderson explains how and why leaders should use technology and outlines what should be in every leader's digital toolkit. This resource will help leaders maximize social media to stay connected with teachers, students, and the community, use online tools to manage documents and increase collaboration, identify online tools to stay organized, and develop online professional learning networks. Digital tools can play an important role not only in streamlining how school leaders do their jobs, but also in helping them get better results--no matter what the initiative.
Written for secondary school teachers, this resource expands educators' understanding of the relationship between their students and digital media and shows how to design learning opportunities that make the most of that relationship. Based on the findings of a three-year study on youth and their use of digital media for informal learning, this book gives teachers a deeper awareness of the characteristics of "iGeneration culture" and the dynamic potential for student learning through digital media, such as fostering collaboration, creativity, feedback, and critiques. Presented in a teacher-friendly format, each of the chapters include: - A description of each digital medium - A vignette abou...
Every parent struggles to find a balance with cell phones, social networks, and video games in the lives of their kids. Most parents feel overwhelmed and ill-equipped to set boundaries for their kids because they don't know what to do with the technology themselves. Tech Savvy Parenting will give parents the practical tools and resources needed to help the whole family use technology wisely and responsibly. It is a valuable resource allowing parents to move from being frustrated to being tech savvy. This full-color book includes 22 infographics and 18 resources that help bring the technical information to life.
Chapters introduce basic categories of internet use--including blogs, social networks, podcasts, and forums--with key vocabulary, information on why people use this technology, answers to common questions, and reputable sites.
Sasha Tech Savvy Loves to Code by Sasha Ariel, is a children's chapter book (ages 7-10). The main character, Sasha Tech Savvy, is a super smart 10-year old African-American girl, who lives in Washington, DC. Sasha must choose which class she will take for summer camp. Sasha gets frustrated when her code doesn't work in class. Finally, with some help, she is able to debug her program. Sasha is so excited that she didn't give up. The girls vow to help each other with coding so they can create a fun gaming app together and start their own business.
This book is designed to deliver a proactive introductory computer education or reading experience for the student, the office worker, or simply the enthusiast who seeks to adventure and explore knowledge above and beyond the hardware, software, and desktop aspects of the computer and the wide variety of technologies surrounding the computer. The contexts of the book are brief, and it narrates in brief, but it provides great exposures to the reader of meaningful information much needed that can be easily expounded to present a broad knowledge. The sequence of the subtopics are well arranged to start with the definition, then the history of the computer, also covering desktop functions and keyboard shortcuts in the Microsoft Windows Platforms, and end with the Internet, and Internet Browser types and functions. Your experience with the book will be found great and rewarding.
Insider secrets to competing-and winning-in the tech-savvy marketplace The new generation of technology savvy workers is changing the way we look at productivity. Agility uniquely describes how technology agility impacts your business's performance and can become a critical success factor. A must-read for leaders defining business strategy and technology implementation, the methodology it describes will show how to measure and drive technology adoption and the derived impact on business results. Includes international cases of various industries, from industry leaders Incorporates the ideas of flexibility, balance, adaptability, and coordination under one umbrella Uniquely describes how technology agility impacts business performance What differentiates Audi, BMW and Mercedes or GM? Understanding it can make or break the future of an organization. Agility makes it clear: the digital divide will be seen in those who take full advantage of the technology versus those merely have it.
According to research, there are 50,000 predators online at any given time (Thomas, n.d.). These individuals are likely luring profiles or hiding in chat rooms in search of vulnerable children. Predators know that a growing number of children are now on the Internet, therefore, they monopolize the opportunity because it allows easy access and increased chances to privately communicate with them. Unfortunately, predators are not the only threat online. According to research there are over 5 million Facebook users under the age of 10, although Facebook prohibits users under the age of 13, (Hopkinson, 2015). In addition, there are over 80 million fake profiles on Facebook (Chauhan, 2016). With ...
Educators are always hungry for new ways to motivate young readers. Here is a way to add some pizzazz to booktalks and build excitement about books. The authors give educators simple but powerful ideas and instructions for integrating technology into presentations, and using booktalks to launch learning across the curriculum. They demonstrate how to use existing technology to make digital booktalks to use with students-video, audio, and text; how to integrate the booktalks into the curriculum; and how to extend the excitement with online book discussions. Lesson plans and a wealth of examples, strategies, and resource links make implementation a breeze. Grades 6-12.