The Classroom Teacher’s Technology Survival Guide, by Doug Johnson (Jossey-Bass, 2012). This volume, designed for K-12 teachers and administrators, includes practical tips teachers can use to engage their students.
The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Designing and Teaching Online Courses, by Joan Thormann and Isa Kaftal Zimmerman (Teachers College Press, 2012). Addressing core elements of online teaching, this book includes information on course building and video and tele-conferencing, as well as sample assignments, activities,and assessments.
Cyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital Age, 2nd Edition, by Robin M. Kowalski, Susan P. Limber, Patricia W. Agatston (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). This updated edition is designed to help educate parents, educators, and community organizers about cyberbullying and provide tools to help prevent and address cyberbullying episodes.
Digital Schools: How Technology Can Transform Education, by Darrell M. West (Brookings Institution Press, 2012). This book examines new models of education—such as personalized learning, real-time student assessment, and distance learning—that enhanced-information technology has made possible.
Making Connections with Blogging: Authentic Learning for Today’s Classrooms, by Lisa Parisi and Brian Crosby (ISTE, 2012). The authors detail how student blogging can be integrated into any curriculum to develop writing, reading comprehension, critical thinking, digital citizenship, and communication skills.
Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom, by Frank W. Baker (ISTE, 2012). This volume focuses on how teachers can incorporate media literacy into all classrooms and teach students the skills necessary to become informed media consumers and producers.
Teaching in the Digital Age: Smart Tools for Age 3 to Grade 3, by Brian Puerling (Redleaf Press, 2012). This volume explores the ways technology such as projectors, video conferences, video, and mobile devices can enhance curriculum and assessment of pre-K-3 classrooms.
Revolutionizing Education through Technology: The Project RED Roadmap for Transformation, by Thomas W. Greaves, Jeanne Hayes, Leslie Wilson, Michael Gielniak, and Eric L. Peterson (ISTE, 2012). This book addresses how to implement effective technology in schools to improve student achievement and reduce costs.
A version of this news article first appeared in the BookMarks blog.