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Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom
Gearing up for my Maker Space! This book is a must read for educators looking to add making to their curriculum. It's all here: the educational theori ...more
Apr 05, 2014
Mar 16, 2014
Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind
This book was fun, and considering you can't go 30 minutes on network TV without hearing or seeing a # we know how huge and lovable Twitter is. What I ...more
Jul 22, 2014
Apr 04, 2014
Web Literacy for Educators
A short, simple guide to website evaluation and basic web literacy. Good examples to use with students, and lots of helpful links and assessments. I'l ...more
Aug 28, 2011
Aug 28, 2011
The Innovators: How a Group of  Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
I enjoy Isaacson's work. This is a sweeping look at the folks who got us to where we are today with our iPads, iPhones and streaming video. From the e ...more
Jan 18, 2015
Dec 29, 2014
The Art of Tinkering
This book from the Exploratorium does an excellent job of sharing the fun and inquiry of the maker movement. Cool stuff. The book breaks down tinkerin ...more
Nov 13, 2014
Nov 13, 2014
Souped Up: Do-It-Yourself Projects to Make Anything Better
The projects in this book are awesome, but they are high level. Teens and adults mostly, which wasn't what I was after.
They did challenge me to look
Feb 16, 2014
Mar 02, 2014
Web 2.0 How-To for Educators
This is a terrific resource for teachers who want to incorporate technology into their teaching. With descriptions of each tool, actual examples of ho ...more
Sep 10, 2011
Sep 11, 2011
Make an Animation!
An appealing introduction for kids interested in learning animation. The simple overview includes how animation works by fooling the eye, hand drawing ...more
Mar 22, 2015
Mar 22, 2015
Teaching the iGeneration: 5 Easy Ways to Introduce Essential Skills with Web 2.0 Tools
A comprehensive handbook for teachers looking to integrate technology into their teaching. The lesson plans are geared toward middle/high school, but ...more
Feb 17, 2013
Feb 17, 2013
Talking Back to Facebook: The Common Sense Guide to Raising Kids in the Digital Age
My staff summer reading choice. I am a big fan of Commonsense Media and use their digital citizenship curriculum with my 2-6th graders.
Being familiar
Jul 06, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
The Winter of Our Disconnect: How Three Totally Wired Teenagers (and a Mother Who Slept with Her iPhone) Pulled the Plug on Their Technology and Lived to Tell the Tale
I picked this one up because I enjoy the "Do something for one year" and write about it genre. Cook like Julia, create a Happiness project, don't buy ...more
Feb 22, 2011
Feb 18, 2011
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