Hi there, TechnoTeachers,
Am I the only one whose nightstand is a Leaning Tower of Pisa, with stacks of books to read—and not enough time? Here are my top six reads for 2015. They are (small drum roll) in no particular order . . .
“Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives,” by Sean Palfrey and Urs Gasser
“Teachers Talking Tech: Creating Exceptional Classrooms with Technology,” by Dave Saltman
“21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times,” by Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel
“Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning,” edited by Chip Donohue
“Reading, Writing, and Literacy 2.0: Teaching with Online Texts, Tools, and Resources, K-8,” by Denise Johnson.
And . . .
“The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World,” by Howard Gardner and Katie Davis.
I want to read them all, and have no idea where to begin! Maybe “Born Digital” since that book sets the stage for understanding the first generation of children who were born into and raised in the digital world. As the authors say, “Soon our world will be reshaped in their image. Our economy our politics, our culture and even the shape of our family life will be forever transformed.” By the time they would be ready to join the “App Generation” apps will have been replaced by. . . ?? Not sure.
Okay, then. I’m convinced. “Born Digital” it is.
What did you be read over the holiday break? What ideas are you most eager to put into play in 2015? Let us know your thoughts!
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