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Untangling the Web

Untangling the Web
20 Tools to Power Up Your Teaching

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September 2013 | 200 pages | Corwin
There are so many powerful web tools available today that can engage students, empower teachers, and make learning in the schools not only more relevant, but fun as well. While there are educational technologists who are quite passionate about discovering, trying, and sharing these resources, the fact remains that the majority of teachers are either unaware of these tools or intimidated on how to successfully embed them in their instruction. This book is an introduction to using these web-based tools in the classroom from a practical perspective as well as providing deeper dives demonstrating advanced ways they are being used to impact student learning.
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About the Authors
1. Curation Tools: Where Did I Put That Awesome Resource?
2. Artistic Tools: Unleash Your Creative Side
3. Presentation Tools: Life beyond PowerPoint
4. Social Networking Tools: Talk, Text and Learn Together
5. The Best of the Rest: A Grab Bag of Incredible Tools for Schools
6. Bonus Section!
Continue the Learning Journey


“Steve Dembo and Adam Bellow have created a clear and deeply helpful guide to help teachers invigorate their classes by having students create, curate, and collaborate using the web.”

Chris Lehmann, Founding Principal
Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, PA

“Steve and Adam take a practical (and entertaining) approach to their overview of the online tools. The book could easily become the backbone for a PLC or a study group!”

Kathy Shrock, Educational Technologist

“Whether you are an experienced user of these tools or just starting out, this book should be on your shelf."

Steven W. Anderson, Director of Instructional Technology
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, NC

“Deceptively instructional and a super fun read, this book has a warm conversational tone that feels like you're sitting down to a conversation with these two engaging technology leaders. The authors inject humor in between the informative in ways that had me smiling as I read. Not many tech tool books can boast that, I wager!”

Gwyneth Jones, The Daring Librarian
ISTE Board of Directors & Library Journal Mover & Shaker

"This is THE must-have book for teachers looking to expand their digital tool chest. This book will help teachers of any skill level bring new and exciting tools to their classroom."

Nicholas Provenzano

“This book has plenty of ‘Hey, I can do that tomorrow!’ nuggets. Dive right in and help yourself to amazing tools that will help your kids.”

Kevin HoneycuKevin Honeycutt, Ed-Tech Consultanttt

“The authors give teachers quick ways to start using popular tools and hidden gems in their classroom today in an upbeat, fun tone.”

Vicki Davis, Co-Founder
Flat Classroom Projects

I MAY adopt this book for spring 2020. It was not adopted for fall 2019.

Dr Jamalee Stone
College Of Education, Black Hills State University
August 8, 2019

It not only introduces how to use these tools, but also provides information/strategies on how these tools can be integrated into classroom teaching. I particularly like "Tweet Tweet" callout boxes.

Dr Corey Lee
College Of Education, Coastal Carolina University
May 1, 2015

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