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Frydenberg, Mark – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
Connecting ordinary devices to the Internet is a defining characteristic of the Internet of Things. In this hands-on lab activity, students will connect a wireless doorbell to the Internet using a Raspberry Pi computer. By modifying and running a program on the Raspberry Pi to send an email or text message notifying a recipient that someone is at…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
Ormiston, Meg; Parker, Scott D.; Lubbers, Tom; Fitzharris, Gretchen; Lawrence, Ellen K.; Aquino, Katie N. – Solution Tree, 2017
Developed specifically for grades 9-12, this resource presents classroom-ready lessons that support the ISTE Standards for Students. Use the lessons, which focus on four essential skills-- communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity--to take instruction and learning to the next level through the use of technology. Each chapter…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11
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Cogger, Steve – Science Teacher, 2015
The traditional Run the Football Field physics activity--in which students are timed as they move at different speeds on a football field to investigate displacement and velocity--has been updated for the 21st century. Nowadays, GPS-enabled tablets and smartphones replace the stopwatches and yard markers of the past, allowing students to collect…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Computer Oriented Programs, Technology Uses in Education
Wolsey, Thomas DeVere; Grisham, Dana L. – Guilford Publications, 2012
An innovative, practical guide for middle and high school teachers, this book is packed with specific ways that technology can help serve the goals of effective writing instruction. It provides ready-to-implement strategies for teaching students to compose and edit written work electronically; conduct Internet inquiry; create blogs, websites, and…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Reprography, Instructional Materials
Kuhn, Matt; Hubbell, Elizabeth R.; Pitler, Howard – ASCD, 2012
If you've upgraded to the second edition of the landmark book "Classroom Instruction That Works," you need this companion guide to help you use technology to support research-based instruction. The authors follow the revised Instructional Planning Guide that makes it easier for you to know when to emphasize each of the instructional strategies,…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Cooperative Learning
Johnson, Doug – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2012
This is a must-have resource for all K-12 teachers and administrators who want to really make the best use of available technologies. Written by Doug Johnson, an expert in educational technology, "The Classroom Teacher's Technology Survival Guide" is replete with practical tips teachers can easily use to engage their students and make their…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
George Lucas Educational Foundation, 2011
This classroom guide is intended to inspire and expand teachers' thinking about effective assessment in project-based learning (PBL). The tips listed in this guide are organized to follow the arc of a project. First comes planning, then the launch into active learning, and then a culminating presentation. Reflection is the final stage, and it's…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Active Learning, Internet, Feedback (Response)
Manning, Susan; Johnson, Kevin – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2011
Instructors are under pressure to integrate technology into their traditional or online instruction, but often they aren't sure what to do or why they should do it. The "Technology Toolbelt for Teaching" offers instructors a down-to-earth guide to common technologies, explains the pedagogical purposes they serve, and shows how they can be used…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Technology Integration, Guides
Smilkstein, Rita – Corwin, 2011
This updated edition of the bestselling book on the brain's natural learning process brings new research results and applications in a power-packed teacher tool kit. Rita Smilkstein shows teachers how to create and deliver curricula that help students become the motivated, successful, and natural learners they were born to be. Updated features…
Descriptors: Test Preparation, Curriculum Development, Brain, Creative Thinking
Buttner, Amy – Eye on Education, 2011
Put your interactive whiteboard to immediate use with confidence and skill, and launch your classroom directly into the 21st-century! In this book, teacher and SMART-Certified Trainer Amy Buttner provides clear, practical steps for making the most of your interactive whiteboard, plus other multimedia tools and the web. You'll learn how to design…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Internet, Computer Uses in Education, Visual Aids
Jeschofnig, Linda; Jeschofnig, Peter – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2011
"Teaching Lab Science Courses Online" is a practical resource for educators developing and teaching fully online lab science courses. First, it provides guidance for using learning management systems and other web 2.0 technologies such as video presentations, discussion boards, Google apps, Skype, video/web conferencing, and social media…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Online Courses, Science Instruction, Web Based Instruction
George Lucas Educational Foundation, 2010
To help teachers get off to a good start, this paper presents the updated "Back-to-School Guide" that is brimming with new-media ideas and resources. It outlines ten tips, along with easy-to-use tools, that will help teachers build their classroom community, survey students to bring out their ideas, and make learning more collaborative. Links to…
Descriptors: Teachers, Internet, Science Projects, Guides
American Federation of Teachers (NJ), 2010
Modern technology and the Internet have opened the door to a plethora of new opportunities to learn. It is now easier to research, communicate and study, thanks to advances in technology. There are, however, problems and dangers associated with new technology. Teachers need to remain up to date on these advances. The widespread popularity of…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
Dressman, Mark – Teachers College Press, 2010
This cutting-edge guide presents multiple approaches to teaching poetry at the middle and high school levels. The author provides field-tested activities with detailed how-to instructions, as well as advice for how educators can "justify" their teaching within a high-stakes curriculum environment. "Let's Poem" will show pre- and inservice teachers…
Descriptors: Music, Poetry, Middle School Students, High School Students
Troia, Gary A., Ed.; Shankland, Rebecca K., Ed.; Heintz, Anne, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2010
What are the most effective methods for teaching writing across grade levels and student populations? What kind of training do teachers need to put research-validated methods into practice? This unique volume combines the latest writing research with clear-cut recommendations for designing high-quality professional development efforts. Prominent…
Descriptors: Writing Research, Self Efficacy, Educational Change, Writing Teachers
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