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TechnologyBooks INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION English Language Arts Units for Grades 9-12 www.iste.org, $37.95 E Educational t technology professor C Christopher S Shamburg presents 1 12 language arts u units that illustrate a holistic and r reﬂective approach t to integrating technology into standards-based lessons for high school English curriculum. Examples include exploring creative writing through “fanﬁction,” utilizing online peer editing, making podcasts, creating and sharing digital video safely and meaningfully, and using blogs to facilitate independent reading projects. This book is appropriate for educators with a variety of experience, from beginners to the technology-savvy. • Kurt O. Dyrli RESOURCES FOR DISTRICT LEADERS CORWIN PRESS Making the Most of the Web in Your Classroom www.corwinpress.com, $28.95 Professors Timothy D. Green, Abbie Brown and LeAnne Robinson authored this guide, which describes ﬁeld-tested strategies for, and examples of, the use of the Web in the classroom. Educators will learn how to design and build Web sites and help students develop their own Internet projects. The book also addresses student Internet safety, copyright and other legal considerations, and illustrates the use of various Web tools that offer educators unique teaching opportunities. Each chapter also includes a list of key terms, and the material is designed to help teachers meet ISTE NETS technology and content standards. INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age www.iste.org, $34.95 A Authors Suzie Boss a and Jane Krauss g guide educators, a administrators a and professional d development s specialists through e effective ways to maximize the beneﬁ ts of project-based learning while incorporating technology. Using collaborative activities in each chapter, this guide is designed to help educators transform learning into a more active, student-driven experience, where technology enables inquiry and connection to the world outside the classroom. The book itself is a “project” for teachers, and provides guided opportunities for them to direct and reﬂect on their own learning. Examples from schools around the world illustrate uses of Web 2.0 technologies, portable computing devices, mobile phones and podcasts to enhance learning. MCGRAW-HILL Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns www.mcgraw-hill.com, $32.95 H Harvard Business S School professor C Clayton Christensen a applies his concept o of “disruptive i innovation” d described in his p previous book The Innovator’s Dilemma toward a vision for reforming what he describes as a severely lacking American educational system. Christensen describes “disruptive innovations” as new processes, services or technologies which overturn existing systems, replacing them with cheaper, less complicated, more accessible systems. The book describes the disruptive innovations which can solve the ﬂaws in American education: computer based learning initiatives, student-centric classrooms, customized learning, and a new business system to support such innovations, all with the implementation of technology as a primary focus. CORWIN PRESS Web Literacy for Educators www.corwinpress.com, $25.95 T This guide by e educational t technology expert A Alan November h helps teachers a and students e effectively ﬁnd, s sort and evaluate i information on the Web and describes how educators across all content areas and grade levels can use the Internet to strengthen their students’ critical thinking skills. The book includes formative assessments in each chapter, tips for addressing plagiarism, and explanations of commonly used terminology, showing teachers ways to efﬁciently navigate the Internet and to help their students to do the same. www.District Administration August 2008 57
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of District Administration- August 2008
District Administration - August 2008
8th Annual Salary Survey
Do You Know the Drill?
The Evolution of Notification Systems
How Well Does This Web Site Work?
Calendar of Events
Understanding the Times
District Administration- August 2008