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

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September 2015 | 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

 

Supplements

"Every teacher preparation course- regardless of content- should adopt this workbook.  It is perfect for understanding why technology in the classroom is important, how to do it effectively, and what to do.  So many ideas structured in simple, practical ways."

Dr. David F. Cihak, Special Education Program Director
University of Tennessee

"I wish I had a guide like this when I got started with technology but now I am pleased to know that this great workbook is available to teachers in my district.  This workbook is a fantastic resource for teachers with any level of technology experience.   It has templates for lesson planning that make it easy for new teachers to start small while building their knowledge and comfort level.  It also provides some really innovative ideas for experienced teachers using technology in the classroom."

Tracy Arner, Coordinator of Innovation and Learner Engagement
Riverside Unified School District

"As a principal of a K-12 school, I know first-hand that we are teaching the last backpack generation.  This workbook is a great resource- it is equally valuable for getting teachers started with technology as a resource or for teachers already using technology in their classrooms - all while emphasizing that technology is a tool to enhance effective teaching, not a replacement."

Christine Ortiz, Founder
Ampersand School

"This workbook provides nuggets of information that will serve as user-friendly, just-in-time resources to teachers at any level. The practical approach used to present highly-useful content is evident on every page.  Even the beginner technology teacher will be able to pick up the book and immediately begin to implement strategies to impact and change their classroom pedagogy."

Dr. Connie Smith, Director of Instructional Technology
Olathe Public Schools
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