Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning (A Quick Guide to Educational Technology Integration and Digital Learning Spaces) (Solutions for Creating the Learning Spaces Students Deserve)

October 23, 2019 - Comment

Reshape educational technology integration in classrooms to build truly transformative learning spaces. This concise, reader-friendly guide outlines a clear approach for properly and skillfully using digital learning tools to promote deeper, personalized learning across subjects and grade levels. The authors impart tips and strategies for avoiding common missteps, overcoming implementation challenges, and redesigning instruction that

Reshape educational technology integration in classrooms to build truly transformative learning spaces. This concise, reader-friendly guide outlines a clear approach for properly and skillfully using digital learning tools to promote deeper, personalized learning across subjects and grade levels. The authors impart tips and strategies for avoiding common missteps, overcoming implementation challenges, and redesigning instruction that is both meaningful and engaging.

This quick guide will help you integrate educational technology in the classroom and create digital learning spaces: Consider the challenge educators face when integrating technology in the classroom and current technology-integration frameworks, such as SAMR, RAT, and TPACK. Discover how to create a successful digital learning space or environment that encourages academic growth. Explore the authors’ 4 Shifts Protocol (formerly trudacot), which focuses on the four big shifts that schools are making toward (1) deeper thinking and learning, (2) authentic work, (3) student agency and personalized learning, and (4) technology infusion. Learn how the 4 Shifts Protocol can help teachers adjust and improve their current lessons and activities. Study specific scenarios on how to utilize the 4 Shifts Protocol across multiple subjects and grade levels.

Access book study questions for Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning at bit.ly/HTDLbookclub or through bit.ly/4shifts.

Contents:
About the Authors
Foreword
Introduction: Framing the Challenge
Chapter 1: Seeking a New Approach
Chapter 2: Introducing the 4 Shifts Protocol
Chapter 3: Redesigning Elementary School Lessons and Units
Chapter 4: Redesigning Secondary Lessons and Units
Chapter 5: Designing From Standards
Chapter 6: Implementing the Protocol — Tips, Strategies, and Other Suggestions
Epilogue: Staying in Touch
References and Resources

Books in the Solutions for Creating the Learning Spaces Students Deserve series: Embracing a Culture of Joy Creating a Culture of Feedback Reimagining Literacy Through Global Collaboration Making Learning Flow Different Schools for a Different World Personalizing Learning Through Voice and Choice Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning

Comments

Anonymous says:

A book about technology that’s more than just technology I have followed Scott McLeod’s writing for at about ten years and some of his ideas seemed a little over the top for the “typical school.” With a bit of hesitation, I purchased this book. I was pleasantly surprised and HIGHLY recommend this book to teachers and school administrators (and those who teach aspiring educators). Using a scaffolded approach to technology integration, McLeod and Graber provide a useful “4 Shifts” framework that not only helps teachers better understand how to use…

Anonymous says:

Great resource to start important conversations This small book has helped me clarify my vision for growth in my district.I have followed Scott McLeod’s work for years and I read most of the information about the 4 Shifts Protocol (the basis of this book) on his website. Those four areas of focus (Deeper Learning, Authentic Work, Student Agency and Technology Infusion) and the list of questions that accompany each one gave me direction as I was planning professional development for teachers. I ordered this book as soon as it was…

Anonymous says:

Must read for those educators serious about improvement and lasting change! This is an outstanding book! From the Bill Ferriter forward, to the description of the Four Shifts Protocol, to the concrete examples of its use in action, I highly recommend this book for any educator serious about shifting their practice toward a more authentic, student-centered approached, focused on deeper learning.All told, the Four Shifts Protocol is not for the faint of heart. Designed to facilitate sincere reflection around four key shifts, this book will challenge the…

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