Digital publications from EmergingEdTech author Kelly Walsh and recommended books on Amazon.com
1) iPads in Education: Implementations, Apps, and Insights
This inexpensive eBook provides instructors, technologists, and administrators a great overview of how and why the iPad is quickly gaining popularity in our schools. You will learn about use cases, best practices, and lessons learned in schools where the popular tablet is in use, and gain insights into many wonderful applications for instructional and administrative use. Download your copy from iTunes today (only $5.99)!
This digital book contains 19 chapters, grouped into these 4 sections:
- The “Implementations” section includes in-depth examinations of planning, implementation, and lessons learned for a couple wide scale iPad implementations, and collections of short summaries and links to articles about many different iPad uses at a variety of schools.
- The “Apps” section includes 11 chapters providing introductions to 37 different applications being used by teachers. Perspective is provided into how and why teachers are using many of these apps in the instructional and/or administrative process.
- The “Insights” section: Here we have a couple of chapters about studies that have provided measurable evidence of successful iPad implementations in schools, and a chapter discussing the use of Apple TV in conjunction with the iPad for presentation purposes.
- The “More Resources” section is a chapter that lists multiple web based resources where readers can learn more, participate in forums, and stay in touch with developments and articles discussing the use of the iPad in education.
2) The 2013 Free Education Technology Resources eBook
The 2013 Free Education Technology Resources eBook is packed with over 100 pages of free applications and tools to help teachers and other educators engage students and improve learning outcomes, and resources to help enhance administrative productivity. With chapters on Collaboration & Brainstorming Tools; Cloud Apps; Educational Games; Educational Videos Lectures, and Podcasts; Flipped Classroom Resources; Interactive White Boards; iPads in Education; MOOCs; Picture And Image Editing Applications; Presentations & Screencasting; Popular Social Networking Apps and Social Learning; Surveys & Polls, and more, there’s something for everyone, and they’re all free!
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3) Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies
Teacher Michele Pacansky-Brock has written an excellent guide to bringing the teaching paradigm into the current century, in a way that embraces the perspective of students (of all ages) and has been proved effective time and time again.
I could hardly envision a better introduction to using emerging technologies in the classroom in a single self-contained resource. While this book recounts a personal journey, it also very well organized, and provides structured guidance. These experienced insights can help guide any educator through the maze of Internet tools, to discover many ways in which they can facilitate a fundamental shift in student engagement and learning.
4) Teaching and Learning With The iPad
An excellent introduction to using the iPad in the classroom.
David Mahaley is the principal at Franklin Academy in North Carolina, where he has led the adoption and integration of the iPad into this innovative K-12 charter institution’s curriculum. Together with administrator/teacher Tim Hall, Mahaley developed and ran the recent “Education Technology Learning Summit – Teaching & Learning with the iPad” conference in North Carolina. He has also written several articles about teaching with the iPad for EmergingEdTech. Mahaley recently published Teaching And Learning With The iPad, available for just $4.99 on Amazon.com.
This eBook is a great way for instructors to get started with the iPad. Mahaley bring his extensive hands-on experience, and straightforward writing style, to addressing many of the considerations a teacher new to the iPad would have. The ebook also contains plenty of useful information and insights for teachers who are more experienced with the popular Apple tablet.Print This Page