In this lively and approachable volume based on his popular blog series, Martin Weller demonstrates a rich history of innovation and effective implementation of ed tech across higher education. From Bulletin Board Systems to blockchain, Weller follows the trajectory of education by focusing each chapter on a technology, theory, or concept that has influenced each year since 1994. Calling for both caution and enthusiasm, Weller advocates for a critical and research-based approach to new technologies, particularly in light of disinformation, the impact of social media on politics, and data surveillance trends. A concise and necessary retrospective, this book will be valuable to educators, ed tech practitioners, and higher education administrators, as well as students.
Before We Get Started -- Blast-Off! -- Keep on Truckin' -- Buttons & Labels with Multiple Graphics -- Touches -- Switches -- Storyboards -- Debugging -- MapKit & Storyboarding -- MapKit & Tables with Storyboarding -- Storyboarding to Multimedia Platforms.
Learning with technology does not happen because a specific tool "revolutionizes" education. It happens when proven teaching strategies intersect with technology tools, and yet it is not uncommon for teachers to use a tool because it is "fun" or because the developer promises it will help students learn.Learning First, Technology Second offers teachers the professional learning they need to move from arbitrary uses of technology in their classrooms to thoughtful ways of adding value to student learning.This book includes: an introduction to the Triple E Framework that helps teachers engage students in time-on-task learning, enhance learning experiences beyond traditional means and extend learning opportunities to bridge classroom learning with students' everyday lives; effective strategies for using technology to create authentic learning experiences for their students; case studies to guide appropriate tech integration; and a lesson planning template to show teachers how to effectively frame technology choices and apply them in instruction.
Writing for educators who want to use 21st-century technologies to help deliver relevant classroom instruction, Brooks-Young examines hardware already used by many students, explores free Web 2.0 tools, and sheds light on common objections and changing points of view about using mobile technologies for instructional support.