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Great Books for Teachers

10 Commandments for Good Writing from Stephen King ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Today while I was checking the books in my library I realized the huge backlog of posts that I have to write in the section " Book Review". As you probably know, Book Review is a page I created here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning where I share reviews of books I read.

Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age

"There's an interesting book, if you want to be optimistic about the future, by Steven Johnson, a great science writer, called Future Perfect." - Bill Clinton, speaking at The Health Matters conference Praise for Where Good Ideas Come From [Where Good Ideas Come From is a] rich, integrated, and often sparkling book.

Where Good Ideas Come From

Johnson--writer, Web guru, and bestselling author of Everything Bad Is Good for You--delivers a sweeping look at innovation spanning nearly the whole of human history. What sparks our great ideas? Johnson breaks down the cultural, biological, and environmental fuel into seven broad "patterns," each packed with diverse, at times almost disjointed anecdotes that Johnson synthesizes into a recipe for success.

The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game

Multiplayer Classroom Shots Don't mess with a Game Designer (Click to enlarge) Author and educator Lee Sheldon in action Student board game Presenting in character Student demonstration Student virtual game See one of Lee Sheldon's course outlines, which illustrates principles of The Multiplayer Classroom.

Classroom Habitudes (Revised edition): Teaching Habits and Attitudes for 21st Century Learning

Angela Maiers has tapped into something missing in many classrooms. The idea of nurturing creativity, encouraging kids to be themselves and to be proud of being themselves is essential. --Janet Reece, Spanish Teacher, Glenbard East High School, Lombard, IllinoisThis book will be a great asset to teachers.

Passion-Driven Classroom, The: A Framework for Teaching and Learning

Passion-Driven Classroom, The: A Framework for Teaching and Learning [Angela Maiers, Amy Sandvold] on FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Discover ways to cultivate a thriving and passionate community of learners - in your classroom! In this book

Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom

"Learning is often confused with education. Martinez and Stager clearly describe "learning learning" through engagement, design and building. The best way to understand circles is to reinvent the wheel." (Nicholas Negroponte, Founder MIT Media Lab) "Rarely does an education book come along that provides a cogent philosophical basis and an understanding of learning, thinking and teaching, as well as providing practical guidance for setting up effective digital-age learning and "making" environments."

Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator

I have been traveling across the country delivering my passionate and inspirational message about how to improve education for both students and teachers. This book is based on the complete Teach Like a PIRATE system that I have developed to help teachers become wildly engaging in the classroom and more fulfilled in their profession.

Teacher's Guide to Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions

Having spent several years in the quest for improving education through field studies and work with families, parents, teachers, and community residents together with their rich experiences and perspectives they garnered from several years in academia , Rothstein and Santana have brought together all these insights into this wonderful book entitled " Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions ".

What Do Video Games Have to Teach Us about Learning and Literacy

" What Do Video Games Have to Teach Us about Learning and Literacy", James Paul Gee

Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners

" Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners " is about learning to think better and thinking to learn better. " Visible thinking" is an approach founded by Richhart et al. at Harvard Project Zero and is made up of several thinking routines.

Teachers' Guide to A Networked Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

February 5, 2014 Creating a networked classroom is a prerequisite for meeting the learning needs of today's students. In fact, one of the reasons why many students find school boring is because they feel it is different from their real life, the life they live outside the four walls of classroom and where they get interact with their digital media and connect with peers worldwide.

Literacy 2.0: Reading and Writing in 21st Century Classrooms

In " Literacy 2.0: Reading and Writing in 21st Century Classrooms " Fisher and Frey approach the concept of literacy in the light of the recent developments in the world of technology and digital media.

Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?

" Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?: The Net's Impact on Our Minds and Future " is a compilation of essays written by different scholars, scientists, and thinkers in answer to 2010 Edge Question of the year : "How is the Internet changing the way you think?".

Learning to Be Creative

" Out Of Our Minds: Learning To Be Creative" is a book I have read twice but since my first reading which was a couple of years ago, I started hunting down Ken Robinson's works and I also read his best seller " Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life ".

The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in A Digital Age

When I first bought this book I was really skeptical about the quality of what it has to offer to me as a connected educator especially knowing that I have bought several other books with similar mind-blowing titles and was disappointed to find out that they were nothing but a waste of time and money.However, "The Connected Educator" is different and is really worth every minute I spent reading it.

Teach Like A Pirate: How to Engage Your Students and Boost Your Creativity

" Teach Like A Pirate: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life As An Educator " is both an inspirational manifesto and a practical roadmap. The goal of this work is twofold : First to empower teachers and help them become more passionate, creative and fulfilled in their teaching careers and also support them in creating an engaging and empowering classroom climate.

Literacy: Reading The Word and The World

In " Literacy: Reading the Word and The World ", Freire sketches a picture of literacy that is deeply rooted in cultural politics. Literacy for Freire is "inherently a political project in which men and women assert their right and responsibility not only to read, understand, and transform their own experiences, but also to reconstitute their relationship with the wider society".

How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

Ken Robinson is one of the leading thinkers on creativity, innovation and self-fulfilment. Most of you have probably watched his epic TED talk " Do Schools Kill Creativity" for it has been viewed by millions of people from all around the world and is still topping the list of the most watched TED Talks for the fourth year consecutively.

The Art of Telling Digital Stories

" A man is always a teller of tales, he lives surrounded by his stories and the stories of others " Jean Paul Sartre. Digital storytelling is the practice of taking the time-honored art of storytelling and using it within a digital framework to weave expressive stories.

Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles

Up to the early 1980s,the concept of a monolithic and uni-dimentsional intelligence populated much of the cognitive psychological studies and was an established stance . However, in 1983, the celebrated psychologist and education theorist Howard Gardner published a ground breaking work that seriously challenged much of what scientists taught about intelligence.

Are Digital Technologies and Internet Making Our Kids Dumb ?

In " The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future(Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30) ", professor Mark Bauerlein presents a dire and jarring picture of the nefarious impact of technology and internet on our kids cognitive capacities.

Awaken The Giant Within You and Live The Life You Choose

I first learned about Tony Robbins through his wonderful TED talk " Why we do what we do" and since then I become a big fan of his inspirational ideas and I have read for him three books including the one I am sharing with you today.

Qualitative Data Analysis: A Methods Sourcebook

" Qualitative Data Analysis: A Methods Sourcebook " is a book I would recommend to any graduate and postgraduate student or any seasoned researcher interested in doing a qualitative research study. From the dozen methodology books I have been reading, this book is the one I reference the most and one that is also adopted by many professors as a solid textbook for research methodology courses.