New Book: Inquiry and PBL

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Ask a Tech Teacher has a new book out, Inquiry-based Teaching with PBL: 34 Lesson Plans. This book includes 34 lesson plans as well as discussion on inquiry-based teaching strategies: The Inquiry-based Teacher. Here are a few screenshots from the book: Click to view slideshow.

Alphabet Journal with Book Creator

iTeach with iPads

It was made in Book Creator and I’ve written about it here and here. Another great way to use Book Creator in the Early Childhood classroom is to create an alphabet book. The ePub of this book can be downloaded for free here.

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Teaching digital citizenship with picture story books

Ditch That Textbook

These picture books illustrate important concepts beautifully. Teaching digital citizenship books digital citizenship picture books picture books for the classroom social media picture books technology picture booksTeaching digital citizenship in a meaningful way can be daunting. This post is written by Eleni Kyritsis, a Year 3 teacher and Leader of Digital Learning and Innovation from Melbourne, Australia.

Book Review: Repositioning Educational Leadership

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The result is this book with a simple rationale: Education leaders must position themselves as inquirers. The book is organized into three sections: Learning from and with Students, Collaborating with Teachers and the School Community , and Leading System-level Inquiry.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Books I read in April 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in April 2020… This is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See , Seth Godin [marketing]. Books I read in January 2020. Books I read in February 2020. Books I read in March 2020. Miscellaneous books miscellaneous

Books I read in March 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in March 2020… Personal and Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences That Impact a Lifetime , Tom Murray [education]. Books I read in January 2020. Books I read in February 2020. Miscellaneous books miscellaneous

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Books I read in February 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in February 2020… The MVP Machine: How Baseball’s New Noncomformists Are Using Data to Build Better Players , Ben Lindbergh & Travis Sawchik [baseball]. Books I read in January 2020. Miscellaneous books miscellaneous

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3 Important Books for Kids

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To encourage that last activity, here are three great books that will entertain, motivate, and educate–all in one fun experience. Who could not pick up Robbie and Michael Cheadle’s story-and-baking book, Sir Chocolate and the Sugar Dough Bees Story and Cookbook (TSL Publications 2017) after reading this blurb: “A greedy snail damages the flower fields and the fondant bees are in danger of starving. I love this book as well as the entire Piper Morgan series.

Top Books for Educators (and Parents)

Where Learning Clicks

As we continue with social distancing and school closures, our book recommendations focus on helping kids and managing your life. The post Top Books for Educators (and Parents) appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Books I read in January 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in January 2020… You Gotta Have Wa , Robert Whiting [baseball]. Miscellaneous books miscellaneousThe Apocalypse Troll , David Weber [sci fi]. Lucifer’s Hammer , Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle [sci fi]. Building School 2.0:

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20+ wide-ranging books to check out for educators

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Ed Tech Lesson planning Student engagement Teaching books for educators books for teachers education books teacher books teacher summer readingIn many ways, we educators live in an exciting time to be in the classroom and work with students. Examples: We have lots of access to research and best practice to inform our teaching. Educators from all over the world share their best ideas and discuss freely via social media. It’s easier than ever for […].

10 Books You’ll Want to Read This Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Yes, there is a lot wrong with education around the world but I wanted a selection of books that would send me — and you — back to teaching in the fall with a can-do attitude for how to accomplish miracles with your next class of students. This book is free online.

Engaging Literate Minds Book Study Schedule

Reading By Example

As announced previously , we will be reading Engaging Literate Minds: Developing Children’s Social, Emotional, and Intellectual Lives, K–3 for this summer’s book study. Of course, you are welcome to simply read along with us, both the book and the contributors’ posts here.

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Using Book Creator for Differentiated Learning


Book Creator’s multimodal tools and supports can be used for both teachers and students to create content, demonstrate understanding while building in student voice and choice. Using Book Creator for Differentiated Learning.” Apple Books.

10 great education books for summer reading

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Teaching summer reading for teachers top books for educators top education books top teacher booksSummer … the time when all teachers spend carefree days sitting by the pool and drinking fruity drinks, right? Many teachers I know (especially the best ones!) spend at least part of their summers honing their craft. It’s a time to do things we were too busy to do during the school year, and […].

Poetry Notebooks with Book Creator

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Each child has a black and white sewn composition book and we glue in a copy of the poem for the week. Then, it hit me…Book Creator! They saved it to Book Creator and this allows me to add more poems as we go through the rest of the year.

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8 Essential Books Every Tech-Minded Teacher Should Read

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I love reading, but there are so many books out there, it’s challenging to pick the right one for my education needs. She curated a great list of essential tech-minded books for today’s teachers. The book features a foreword by George Lucas himself.

2 Children’s Books You’ll Love

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a teacher, I’m always looking for children’s books for my students. Eastman’s incomparable book, Are You My Mother , about a baby bird’s search for its mother, you must read this book. This is a short book. Robbie Cheadle’s Sir Chocolate and the Fondant Five story and cookbook (2019) is the next in the author’s delightful series of books that blend children’s stories with themed original recipes.

How Teachers Can Self Publish Books

The CoolCatTeacher

David has self published three books. He explains simply how teachers and authors can self publish books in print and ebook format. Essential Questions: How Teachers Can Self-Publish Books. What is the difference between formatting ebooks and print books?

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Subscriber Special: November–Discounts on Select Print Books

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Discounts on Select Print Books. Any of these books: $25.99. High School Technology Curriculum–Book 1. All of these book are ordered and delivered through Amazon. Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching.

Elementary Book Club for Advanced Readers

Catlin Tucker

In an effort to challenge students who are above reading level, I worked with a first-grade teacher, Jessica Perry, to design a book club for advanced readers using Google Slides and FlipGrid. To create the book club project, we created two Google Slide decks.

2 books for 2 different needs

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That’s particularly true when it’s something as big as a book (even a small book). My first book, Different Schools for a Different World , was a collaborative effort with my joyful friend, Dean Shareski. The book has gotten good reviews so far.

Creating Digital Books: 15+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

During one of my teaching internships, my mentor had us create books we read to children from the Boys and Girls Club. I still have my construction paper book with my poor drawings. This holiday season we can get them to create digital books that help others. Fortunately, several free web tools and apps help students quickly and easily create and publish digital books. Creating & Learning with Digital Books from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. More Book Ideas.

April’s Top 5 Education Book Releases

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Every month, hundreds of great books for educators are published, so we’ve chosen five of April’s most anticipated releases that you won’t want to miss! The post April’s Top 5 Education Book Releases appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

7 Books to Help Add Purpose and Meaning to Life

The CoolCatTeacher

Great books can do that. Here are some of the best books I’ve read this year (2015)– in no particular order. (I I did not include education books. I interview the authors of my favorite education books on Every Classroom Matters!) Excellent book!

New Productivity Book: Vote on Your Favorite Book Cover

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POLL: What is your favorite book cover and title? Planning system Book Cover. A vote on the planning system and book cover. What is your favorite book cover?

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Book Creator Ambassador


I recently became a ‘ Book Creator Ambassador ‘ If you want any support or guidance about this fantastic app, contact me ! Click here for a previous article I wrote about Book Creator. Have you used Book Creator?

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March’s Top 5 Education Book Releases

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Check out this month’s selection of our top 5 education book releases, which have educators thinking forward to the future, just as springtime approaches. The post March’s Top 5 Education Book Releases appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Teacher Created Texts in Book Creator

iTeach with iPads

I still use iBooks Author to create books for my students and I also use Book Creator to create books as well. We are studying the rainforest currently and I’ve made a few books pertaining to the rainforest for my student’s iPads.

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Helping Autistic Students Travel by Making Books

The CoolCatTeacher

Brett Bigham has created a way to use books to help special needs and young children prepare to go to new places. You can even make books for kids (or some older students might be able to as well.) Ability books for those with special needs. I’d make a book.

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Design Thinking & Book Creator


However, with the multimedia capabilities of Book Creator – which will soon be available on ALL devices including Chromebooks – one app offers up a robust solution to this problem. First, with Book Creator, students can use a variety of media to document their work.

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Halloween Projects, Websites, Apps, Books, and a Costume

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Books. Three holidays are fast-approaching–Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. If you’re a teacher, that means lots of tie-ins to make school festive and relevant to students. Here are ideas for Halloween projects, lesson plans, websites, and apps: Websites and Apps.

February’s Top 5 Education Book Releases

Where Learning Clicks

With so many great books to choose from, we picked a few of February’s top education book releases that you won't want to miss! The post February’s Top 5 Education Book Releases appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Tech Like a Pirate: 10 things you’ll find in the book

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When I read those words years ago in Dave Burgess's book, Teach […]. The post Tech Like a Pirate: 10 things you’ll find in the book appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Can classroom technology help us create a memorable learning experience?