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20 Tools to Power Up Your Teaching

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June 2013 | 200 pages | Corwin

20 of the best web tools to enrich classroom experiences

Among thousands of emerging online learning resources, which are the most engaging? Few educators have time to find those that engage and allow students’ creative content expression while meeting core area standards. Steve Dembo and Adam Bellow, recognized innovative educators, take away the guesswork with Untangling the Web.

Discover 20 free websites and tools—flexible enough for kindergarten through high school use—and learn how to leverage technology to transform classroom experiences. More than a “how-to” guide, you’ll receive access to:

  • A web site with videos for richer, in-depth exploration.
  • An online community where you can connect and collaborate with educators.
  • Advice, tips, tricks, and bite-sized anecdotes from ed tech leaders.

Add these 20 tools to your teaching tool kit and you’ll energize student learning, foster collaboration, and infuse creativity into your classroom!

“Steve Dembo and Adam Bellow have created a clear and deeply helpful guide to help teachers invigorate their classes by having students create, curate, and collaborate using the web.”
—Chris Lehmann, Founding Principal
Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, PA

"This is THE must-have book for teachers looking to expand their digital tool chest. This book will help teachers of any skill level bring new and exciting tools to their classroom."
—Nicholas Provenzano, TheNerdyTeacher.com

To view a sample of the Interactive eBook, please visit Untangling the Web Demo.


 
Preface
 
Icon Key
 
About the Authors
 
1. Curation Tools: Where Did I Put That Awesome Resource?
 
2. Artistic Tools: Unleash Your Creative Side
 
3. Presentation Tools: Life beyond PowerPoint
 
4. Social Networking Tools: Talk, Text and Learn Together
 
5. The Best of the Rest: A Grab Bag of Incredible Tools for Schools
 
6. Bonus Section!
 
Continue the Learning Journey
 
Glossary
 
Index

Supplements

“Steve Dembo and Adam Bellow have created a clear and deeply helpful guide to help teachers invigorate their classes by having students create, curate, and collaborate using the web.”

Chris Lehmann, Founding Principal
Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, PA

“Steve and Adam take a practical (and entertaining) approach to their overview of the online tools. The book could easily become the backbone for a PLC or a study group!”

Kathy Shrock, Educational Technologist

“Whether you are an experienced user of these tools or just starting out, this book should be on your shelf."

Steven W. Anderson, Director of Instructional Technology
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, NC

“Deceptively instructional and a super fun read, this book has a warm conversational tone that feels like you're sitting down to a conversation with these two engaging technology leaders. The authors inject humor in between the informative in ways that had me smiling as I read. Not many tech tool books can boast that, I wager!”

Gwyneth Jones, The Daring Librarian
ISTE Board of Directors & Library Journal Mover & Shaker

"This is THE must-have book for teachers looking to expand their digital tool chest. This book will help teachers of any skill level bring new and exciting tools to their classroom."

Nicholas Provenzano
TheNerdyTeacher.com

“This book has plenty of ‘Hey, I can do that tomorrow!’ nuggets. Dive right in and help yourself to amazing tools that will help your kids.”

Kevin HoneycuKevin Honeycutt, Ed-Tech Consultanttt
ESSDACK

“The authors give teachers quick ways to start using popular tools and hidden gems in their classroom today in an upbeat, fun tone.”

Vicki Davis, Co-Founder
Flat Classroom Projects

I MAY adopt this book for spring 2020. It was not adopted for fall 2019.

Dr Jamalee Stone
College Of Education, Black Hills State University
April 22, 2018

It not only introduces how to use these tools, but also provides information/strategies on how these tools can be integrated into classroom teaching. I particularly like "Tweet Tweet" callout boxes.

Dr Corey Lee
College Of Education, Coastal Carolina University
May 1, 2015
Key features

Discover 20 websites and tools flexible enough for kindergarten through high school use and learn how to leverage technology to transform classroom experiences. More than a how-to guide, you’ll receive:

•      Advice, tips, tricks, and bite-sized anecdotes from ed tech leaders

•      Access to the  online community where you can connect and collaborate with educators

Add these 20 tools to your teaching tool kit to energize student learning, foster collaboration, and infuse creativity into your classroom!

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