Global critical responses to 'technoteaching'
"Drawing on rich teaching backgrounds and an engaging narrative style, the authors offer a practical, step-by-step guide for elementary and secondary teachers to enhance their teaching with new technologies. Whether you are a hesitant newcomer or an enthusiastic experimenter, this book is like having a personal coach to help you revamp your best teaching practices in the digital age."
Professor Judith Haymore Sandholtz, University of California
“Using case studies, model archetypal teachers and project approaches firmly rooted in classroom practice, TechnoTeaching offers all teachers insight, guidance and step-by-step advice on how to embed learning technology effectively to achieve optimum teaching and learning."
Tony Parkin, Senior Adviser in Learning Technologies, Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, UK
"This enthusiastically written book offers a systematic way of thinking about how teachers (of any subject and at any level of confidence with technology) might integrate new tools into their practice to help deepen learning. Filled with useful tips and anecdotes, this book encourages a reflective approach to planning classroom use of technology more effectively."
Pete Fraser, Chair - Media Education Association, UK
"Julie Wood and Nicole Ponsford have given a wonderful gift to all the teachers out there who experience daily apprehension—even guilt—about their reluctance to enter the digital teaching age. What’s the gift? A manual that will help them overcome their feelings of inadequacy as they learn how to transform technology from an enemy into a friend capable of helping them achieve that elusive goal of enhancing student learning, thinking, and language skills on the way to deeper disciplinary knowledge."
Professor David Pearson, UC Berkeley, USA
"The book works chronologically through activities to help develop your practice and helpful tips from Nicole and Julie. Through a staggered approach, developing skill levels as you work through the book, it gives you a roadmap across the course of a year to help you not only in your classroom but ways in which you can see to connect locally and globally using social media. The chapter ‘Branching Out’ is for me one of my favourite chapters. Looking in some detail at how both teacher and student can be ‘digital media enthusiasts and global citizens’ is really empowering. As someone who fervently believes in the power of making things public as a means to engage and enthuse learners in meaningful work – this chapter is very important and I’m pleased to see it in there. There is support for those looking to trail blaze and bring technology in to schools within chapter 7 which looks at how you can procure resources to facilitate learning with technology. It examines things such as budgets and proposals and this for some may be invaluable. Overall, it’s a really helpful book for those teachers looking to embrace technology but who don’t know where to start. There are useful hints, tips and exemplar case studies to assist as you work through the book." Mark Anderson, ICT Evangelist.