8 Books to Help You Make The Best of Technology in Your Instruction

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Technology has become an indispensable component in teachers toolkit and its potential to transform learning and teaching is considerably huge. The massive uptake of web technologies and the Internet has tremendously impacted the long-standing notion of education opening  new horizons for learning and empowering both teachers and students with the tools and know-how necessary for an effective teaching/learning. In today's post we have meticulously selected for you 8 excellent books you might want to read in the upcoming school break. These are handy guides to help you better integrate technology in your instruction. They provide you with a treasure trove of ideas, tips, resources , sample activities, lesson plans and several other materials to make technology integration in classroom a seamless process. Check them out and share with us your feedback. Enjoy

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1- The Classroom Teacher's Technology Survival Guide 1st Edition, by Doug Johnson (Author)

‘This is a must-have resource for all K-12 teachers and administrators who want to really make the best use of available technologies. Written by Doug Johnson, an expert in educational technology, The Classroom Teacher's Technology Survival Guide is replete with practical tips teachers can easily use to engage their students and make their classrooms places where both students and teachers will enjoy learning.’

2- Language Learning with Technology: Ideas for Integrating Technology in the Classroom , by Graham Stanley (Author)
‘Language Learning with Technology is for teachers interested in integrating technology into their classroom practice. The book contains 150 classroom activities for beginner to advanced level learners, incorporating a wide range of up-to-date technologies, such as mobile technologies and social networking. It puts pedagogy first, with the content organised around areas of language learning rather than technology types.’

3- Integrating Technology in the Classroom: Tools to Meet the Need of Every Student
by Boni Hamilton (Author), International Society for Technology In Education (Author)

‘In Integrating Technology in the Classroom, author Boni Hamilton helps you discover technology tools and projects that resonate with your teaching style, classroom context and technology skill level all while helping students achieve academic growth. In this book, every teacher can find new and immediately applicable ways to integrate technology in the classroom. Discover hundreds of tools and activities that support collaborative, student-centered learning, presented in order of complexity and difficulty to help you to build confidence and skills in each area.’

4- Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works, by Howard Pitler (Author), Elizabeth R. Hubbell (Author), and Matt Kuhn (Author)

‘Technology is ubiquitous, and its potential to transform learning is immense. The first edition of Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works answered some vital questions about 21st century teaching and learning: What are the best ways to incorporate technology into the curriculum? What kinds of technology will best support particular learning tasks and objectives? How does a teacher ensure that technology use will enhance instruction rather than distract from it? This revised and updated second edition of that best-selling book provides fresh answers to these critical questions, taking into account the enormous technological advances that have occurred since the first edition was published, including the proliferation of social networks, mobile devices, and web-based multimedia tools.’

5- Integrating Technology into the Curriculum 2nd Edition (Effective Teaching in Today's Classroom) 2nd Edition

‘This updated, second edition resource provides teachers with classroom-tested ideas and resources to enhance instruction and help make the integration of technology a seamless process. Featuring standards-based lessons and topics such as distance learning and virtual school, web quests, blogs and social networking, interactive games, activities, and simulations, this resource will help you have a technologically advanced classroom in no time!’

6- Empowering Students With Technology 2nd ed. Edition by Alan C. November (Editor)
‘Demonstrating how technology can improve school performance, this second edition of the bestseller shows how computer and Internet technologies enhance students’ critical thinking, research, and problem-solving skills; level the learning field for disadvantaged students; and open doors for children who are disabled. Offering more than 50 Web sites, plus new resources, practical lesson ideas, sample activities, more information about online learning, and real-world examples.’

7- Stratosphere: Integrating Technology, Pedagogy, and Change Knowledge 1st Edition
by Michael Fullan (Author)

‘In Stratosphere, Michael Fullan takes a close look at the fast-paced world of emerging technologies and argues that the inevitable influence of technology on teaching and learning must not be resisted, but rather embraced and applied in meaningful ways to positively impact school classrooms.’

8- Enhancing the Art & Science of Teaching With Technology (Classroom Strategies) by Sonny Magana (Author), Robert J. Marzano (Author)
‘Successfully leverage technology to enhance classroom practices with this practical resource. The authors demonstrate the importance of educational technology, which is quickly becoming an essential component in effective teaching. Included are over 100 organized classroom strategies, vignettes that show each section's strategies in action, and a glossary of classroom-relevant technology terms. Key research is summarized and translated into classroom recommendations.’
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