Digital Learning for All, Now
A School Leader's Guide for 1:1 on a Budget
- Jonathan P. Costa, Sr. - Education Connection
Foreword by Kenneth R. Freeston
Designing the practically paperless classroom
Instead of carrying bulging backpacks, imagine students carrying mobile devices that allow them to access information from anywhere at any time. How do we transition from print to digital learning in the midst of economic challenges? This breakthrough guide shows educators how to affordably make the shift to one-to-one computing and transform schools into digital learning centers. Jonathan P. Costa, Sr. outlines a step-by-step road map of solutions for overcoming budget and systems barriers and moving forward with a sense of urgency. His field-tested strategies show how to
- Acquire and pay for necessary equipment
- Save money by utilizing open source, crowd sourcing, and Bring Your Own Device
- Align instruction, assessment, curriculum, and professional development for a 21st century learning environment
A content-rich companion website provides adaptable tools, step-by-step guidance, resources, and access to an online interactive community. Digital Learning for All, Now will help educators make digital learning a reality on a districtwide scale that is supported at every level, and prepares students for life and work in the 21st century. The time to act is now, and this guide shows you how.
The companion website for Digital Learning for All, Now contains downloadable resources and reflections to enhance your understanding and improve your experience with the book. Please check the book for the password to view protected areas of this website.
"A must-read for all who desire to make technology integration a priority in their school."
"This book is for teachers and schools seeking to truly prepare students’ for the future. It moves past the excuses and into a plan for legitimate and practical technology use. If you buy just one book this year, this is the one. It will change your school and the life of your students!"
"Digital Learning addresses the importance of our ever-growing world of technology. It helps educators to stay abreast of the newest technologies and better assist their students."
"This book supplies all of the tools necessary to make the leap off the cliff into the next evolution in education. Here you will find the support you need to overcome the risks, get through the mess, and make the best change for our students."
"WOW! I wish I had this book several years ago. It sets an intellectual framework and then provides a pragmatic view that leads to implementation. This timely text should be read by all educators. It gives multiple on-ramps to the instruction, content, and context of this century."
"This book is the answer to the question that everybody has been asking about the 21st century classroom. For those who have stated, 'Wait until we are ready,' this is the resource that will make it happen now!"
"Costa's blueprint is not just a theoretical exercise. He takes the reader step-by-thoughtful-step through teh process of making this drastic change in an affordable manner and with a plan."