Teaching the iStudent
A Quick Guide to Using Mobile Devices and Social Media in the K-12 Classroom
Instructional Media & Technology
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
"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."
"As a former classroom teacher, Mark understands what is needed to engage students from the moment they walk into the classroom. In his new book, Mark offers his insight to make sure all teachers understand their students, and provides suggestions on how educators can maximize the potential of the iStudent."
- Flipped leadership
- Tools for connecting educators, parents, and communities
- Blogging for educators
- Best practices for establishing a makerspace
- Tools to connect and empower teachers
Finally, all of the authors are active on social media, and they regularly present at local conferences, which helps in bringing to life the contents of these books."
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.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Corwin Connected Educators Series Preface