TechnoTeaching Taking Practice to the Next Level in a Digital World

Julie M. Wood and Nicole Ponsford, foreword by P. David Pearson
cloth, 216 Pages
Pub. Date: May 2014
ISBN-13: 978-1-61250-680-7
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“Congratulations. Your school has just purchased a cart housing twenty-four tablets. Your principal wants you to roll it right into your classroom and start innovating—tomorrow.”

So begins this engaging and highly accessible guide for practitioners looking for a systematic way to kick their teaching up a notch by combining education technology with best practices in teaching and learning.


[Julie M. Wood and Nicole Ponsford] aim to show how every teacher can kick their practice up a notch by integrating technology with best practices into teaching and learning. We call this ‘TechnoTeaching.’ This approach is for every teacher, regardless of whether you are a novice who has made only a few brave forays into teaching with technology, or one who is at the vanguard of promoting pioneering twenty-first-century practices in his or her community (and perhaps even the larger world).
— From the Introduction

This is one of the most readable and supportive books on using technology effectively in your classroom that I have ever read. It will make our journey into these new worlds of literacy, technology, and learning so very much easier. Most importantly, it will help us help our students in powerful and engaging ways. — Donald J. Leu, John and Maria Neag Endowed Chair in Literacy and Technology, University of Connecticut, and director, The New Literacies Research Lab

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, United Kingdom

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. This book is like having a personal coach help you revamp your best teaching practices in the digital age. — Judith Haymore Sandholtz, professor, School of Education, University of California, Irvine

This enthusiastically written book offers a systematic way of thinking about how teachers of any subject and at any confidence level with technology might integrate new tools into their practice to help deepen learning. — Pete Fraser, chair, Media Education Association, United Kingdom

TechnoTeaching is a refreshing and much needed text. This book is written so clearly that the authors’ case for embracing technology and use of portals (such as apps, websites, or blogs) encourage even the less convinced among us to learn to use them. The practical tips and detailed explanation of steps to using these portals provides a non-threatening path, encourages the refinement of current technology skills, and suggests strategies for expanding them. — Caroline R. Pryor, Teachers College Record

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About the Authors

Julie M. Wood is an international educational consultant and former faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she directed the Jeanne Chall Reading Lab.

Nicole Ponsford is an award-winning, advanced skills teacher of media and new technologies based in the United Kingdom.

Table of Contents

Foreword by P. David Pearson

Introduction (PDF)

E-book available through online booksellers

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