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Teaching the Last Backpack Generation
A Mobile Technology Handbook for Secondary Educators



© 2016 | 216 pages | Corwin
Don’t just know how to use mobile technology. Know how to use it to transform learning. This refreshingly easy-to-use workbook shows how to make mobile devices a natural part of lessons, no matter the content. Discover practical device management skillsfun strategies students will love, and helpful resources to extend professional learning.
 
Thanks to the Educators
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
Welcome  
How to Use This Workbook  
Glossary of Terms  
Current Research on Mobile Technology  
Research Reports  
 
1. The Basics of Teaching With Technology
Classroom Management Strategies  
Choosing a Learning Management System (LMS)  
Managing Multiple Devices in the Classroom  
Professional Development Reminders  
 
2. The Basics of Devices
Mobile Devices  
The Device Settings: Get Started Here  
Using the Accessibility Features of iOS  
Using the Restrictions Features of iOS  
Projecting Your Device  
The Mobile Device as an Interactive Whiteboard  
Student Response Systems and Backchannel Discussions  
 
3. Strategies for the Classroom
Simple-to-Use Strategies Sheets  
Strategy 1: How to Use Photos  
Strategy 2: How to Use Texting  
Strategy 3: How to Use Video  
Strategy 4: How to Use QR, AR, and Other Scannable Technology  
Strategy 5: How to Use Gaming  
Strategy 6: How to Use Google  
Strategy 7: How to Use Google Docs  
Strategy 8: How to Use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Google Earth  
Strategy 9: How to Use the Cloud  
Strategy 10: How to Use Digital Assistants (Such as Siri)  
Strategy 11: How to Use Twitter  
Strategy 12: Supporting Students With Special Needs  
Strategy 13: Universal Design for Learning (UDL)  
Strategy 14: Read-Aloud Testing  
Strategy 15: Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)  
Strategy 16: A Few Other Random Ideas  
 
4. Lesson Planning
How to Use the Lesson Plan Templates  
Lesson Plan Samples  
Lesson Plan Templates  
Week 1 Professional Development  
Week 2 Professional Development  
Week 3 Professional Development  
Week 4 Professional Development  
Week 5 Professional Development  
 
Resources
App Warehouses  
Technology/Integration Review Tools  
Twitter Chats and People to Follow  
Video Warehouses  
Website Warehouses  
Quotes to Keep in Mind  

"This is an extraordinary example of how “one book fits all.”  Here is one of the richest, most comprehensive and user-friendly collections of practical ideas, strategies and tips for using technology to reach and teach today’s students.  It is fully packed with timesaving tools for all secondary teachers and a wealth of ways to use technology to motivate students and ensure their active involvement in learning. Whether you are a beginning or accomplished tech user, and regardless of the subject you teach, this valuable resource will open up multiple, innovative ways to give your students voice and choice in their learning. While technology will continue to change, this book – with its emphasis on ways to use technology to maximize student involvement and learning – will be invaluable for many, many years to come."

Dr. Boyce Heidenreich, Former Principal and Administrator

"This is a practical workbook for teachers integrating mobile technology in classrooms.  This book should be within reach of every teacher as they plan to make lessons more engaging for today's students."

Andy L. Carpenter, Assistant Principal, Curriculum & Instruction
Louis Pizitz Middle School

"Technological tools are rapidly changing.  Newer, better, and faster are all the new norms. This book provides links, URLs and QR codes to support pages with updates and ideas for evaluating and using new tech releases.   With a focus on teaching 21st century skills, the strategies presented in this workbook not only strengthen a student’s ability to engage technology, but also to problem solve through creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. This book is an essential item for the successful integration of technology, PBL, and soft skill acquisition. Teaching the Last Backpack Generation is a catalyst for good teaching and learning!"

Terry L. Roller, Director of High School Education
Tuscaloosa City Schools

"This is an essential, easy-to-use resource for all secondary teachers who are ready to embrace using mobile technology in their classroom instruction.  From marvelous management tips, to super strategies for using the most common classroom technology tools, to simple lesson planning guides, and more, this book has everything you need to get started and keep growing.  I love the pep talks, advice, and tips scattered throughout book, as well as the companion website that I can use to keep me updated on the latest technology tools."

Kathleen Kryza, Author and International Educational Consultant

"This workbook is a practical, easy-to-use resource and is perfect for mobile technology integration strategies across all content areas.  With schools now focused on BYOD policies, every teacher should have a copy of this workbook sitting on their desk."

Susan Fitzell, Speaker, Writer, and Educational Consultant

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ISBN: 9781506321523