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Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies

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As social media and Web 2.0 technologies continue to transform the learning trends and preferences of students, educators need to understand the applicability of these new tools in all types of learning environments. Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies will provide both new and experienced online, hybrid, and face-to-face instructors with:



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Paperback, 161 pages
Published August 17th 2012 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2012)
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Ashley Campbell
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Summary of the text read with excerpts blended with personal thoughts

This book focuses on teaching effectively with emerging technologies. It places an important emphasis in the student experience, provides a framework for evaluating tools, and shares stories, tips, and showcases samples from my own and other instructors’ classes. (Preface, para. 5)

This book does exactly as the author intended. In the first chapter Michelle Pacansky-Brock gives her personal experience with transforming her onlin
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Ignacio Rios
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I found this book to be very helpful, full of good ideas and advices on how to include Emerging Technologies in the classroom.
This book presents many technological tools and gives examples on how to introduce them to students. It is mentioned in this book that it is important to keep in mind an evaluation framework when reviewing technological tools.
The three main goals of this book are to share content; to increase communication with your students; and to create participatory, collaborative l
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Angela Jauregui
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
“Best practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies” by Michelle Pacansky-Brock is a thin, easy read with lots of examples and real-life application stories that many teachers, regardless of their teaching level. Pacansky-Brock provides a series of statements at the beginning of her introduction that is meant to get the reader thinking about the content of her book, “Students today are unmotivated. Students today don't care about anything but their grades. Students today feel entitled and ar ...more
Courtney Collins
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Author’s Qualifications:
Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies is a worthwhile read for any educator looking for helpful ways of running a 21st century, technology incorporated classroom. The author, Michelle Pacansky-Brock, is an educator who has had over 17 years experience in higher education. She is a higher education leader who strives to help support 21st century educators and students in online learning. Pacansky-Brock designs and develops programs that support integration
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Ryan Crew
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies was an engaging read that provided many opportunities for immediate technological implementation of many tools described in the text. This text was powerful because of the central premise around the book, which was to provide a context of why emerging technologies are important for impacting the classroom and how these tools can be implemented with explicit situations. Throughout this read, you will be faced with many opportunities to explo ...more
Maria Garcia
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies
The educational system is changing dramatically; educators need to find ways to meet the needs of 21st century learning. Emerging technologies will play an important role in 21st century education. Michelle Pacansky-Brock wrote the book, Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies to share her experience with the tools and resources that have worked for her.
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Vang Yang
Jul 01, 2017 is currently reading it
In my summary review of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies, Pacansky begin by describing the flipped classroom and how the teaching pedagogy revolves around participation with the assistant from emerging technologies. The author wrote in this resounding statement, “As educators, it’s common for us to teach the way we were taught, and it can be challenging to step outside of our practice to reflect on and analyze our teaching approaches” (Pacansky, Kindle Locations 191-192). A ...more
Michelle Stillion
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
The book Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies written by Michelle Pacansky-Brock is targeted towards technology in higher education. As an elementary teacher, I still found this book to be useful and relevant for all educators. Pancansky-Brock begins the book by explaining her journey with emerging technology and the benefits she has found from using technology in higher education. She found immense success with the flipped classroom. Pancansky-Brock states, “Ultimately, classr ...more
Robert Faris
May 27, 2017 marked it as to-read
I am currently reading this book. I am finding the information in the book to be extremely helpful as I attempt to improve the methods I use to improve my teaching strategies and the way that my students like to learn new information. This book has some great information on emerging technologies and methods that will help improve the way that our students learn new information.
There is information on the "flipped classroom" that I am confident will help improve the way that we deliver informatio
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Joanella Mendoza
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For my text-of-choice this course, I chose Michelle Pacansky-Brock’s book, Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technology. Throughout the text, I found chapters that validated practices that I have already implemented in my classroom, challenged some of my current teaching practices, and enlightened me with ideas that I am looking forward to seeing in action when rolled out in my classroom. In her book, Pacansky-Brock does not focus on what emerging technologies are available in the field ...more
Emmy
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock, author of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies, is currently a faculty mentor with the California Community College System. She is a noted leader in higher education with expertise in online teaching, course design, and faculty development. She has held various leadership roles with the Online Learning Consortium, teaching and learning with emerging technologies for @ONE (Online Network for Educators), and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. Dr. Pacansky ...more
John Marus
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Michelle Pacansky-Brock’s book, “Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies,” is a great book to read. It is, apparently, a part of a series of books called, “Best Practices in Online Teaching and learning.” As the title says, this edition in the series addresses the emerging technologies that are available to use in online learning environments.

The book begins with the author’s background and the development of her interest in using emerging technologies. She talks about how she gre
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Meredith Evans
Michelle Pacansky-Brock is widely known as a leader in higher education, and has a renowned expertise in online teaching course development, as well as faculty development. After earning her Master’s Degree and spending a year teaching part-time, she received a full-time position at a community college where she quickly transitioned into the world of online teaching. She has since gone on to help educators develop relevant, personalized, online learning experiences that support the individual l ...more
Sara Hosseini
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I had the opportunity to read the book titled, Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies by Michelle Pacansky-Brock and I chose this book as I thought it would be both an interesting read and a practical read for me to use in my classroom. The text is broken down into 6 major themes or key ideas that one needs to understand when working with technology in the classroom. She starts with however an in-depth explanation of a flipped classroom. If you are anyone in the educationa
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Tram
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
In Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies, author, Michelle Pacansky-Brock, details numerous ways on how college professors could maximize student learning and engagement through integrated technologies. Pacansky-Brock offers benefits and examples of specific technology tools and applications that can target the interest of Millennials also known as Gen Z, by drawing on her experience as a college professor, as well as her experience growing up as a member of Generation X. She br ...more
Jose Rosas
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies (Second Edition)” by Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock is an excellent resource for teachers in the 21st century. Dr. Pacansky is currently employed as a Teaching and Learning Innovation Specialist for California State University Channel Islands. She is Faculty Mentor who coordinates professional development for integrating online instruction and utilizing 21st century emerging technologies in the classroom. Through her work and mentoring she has ...more
Nick Reicher
Feb 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Michelle Pacansky-Brock, who authored the book Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies, is the faculty mentor of digital innovation for the California Community Colleges. She has received two OLC/Sloan-C awards for her effectiveness of teaching and speaks all over the country at conferences and faculty development gatherings. She hosts numerous podcasts on emerging technologies. One can debate whether hosting podcasts and speaking at conferences makes you an expert on emerging tec ...more
Felicity Johnson
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Teaching effectively with emerging technologies by Michelle Pacansky- Brock attempts to shine the light on the importance of integrating technology within the classroom settings. Pacansky-Brock placed a significant emphasis on how to keep students engaged in the learning process. At the start of the book, the author goes into great detail about her instructional shift. She starts by stating how she lectures and taught her classes in the traditional sense. She describes how she saw studen
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Irais
Jun 28, 2019 added it
I selected to read, Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies by Michelle Pacansky-Brock. The book examined whether or not current learning practices are still relevant in light of emerging technologies. The text defines emerging technologies as tools that fall into one or more of four categories: cloud-based applications, Web 2.0, social technologies and mobile apps. These emerging technology tools have made it easier for instructors and students to work, learn and interact at a di ...more
April Heisey
Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I chose this book to learn about the new technology that is out and how to incorporate that technology in the classroom. I was thrown off when I got the book and found out it was for college professors. I teach high school not college, but I read it anyway and found out there are some things I can use in the high school classroom.

The author, Michelle Pacansky-Brock, was an art history college professor for online and face-to-face classes. She wrote about her own experiences with technology as w
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Timothy
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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“As the lives of our students continue to be transformed by social, mobile technologies, we have uncharted territory in front of us. As we struggle to fend off the distractions of Facebook and texting in our classrooms, in an effort to sustain our traditions, are we missing something grand? Something dazzling? We will never know if we don’t pause and reframe our problems as opportunities”. (15) This statement from author Michelle Pacansky-Brock sums up the current state of classrooms across the ...more
Winnie
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Written by Michelle Pacansky-Brock, the book “Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies” contains valuable information on how educators, at any level or experience, can teach more effectively with all of the emerging technologies. The book as a whole, gave me insight into how educators are beginning to transform their teaching. Much of what Pecansky-Brock brings up is relatable, and makes me ponder about the subject even more. For instance, she discusses how it is a common perceptio ...more
David Gago
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Typically, one of the most overwhelming elements of teaching with emerging technologies is deciding which tool or tools you should try.”(50) Never has a sentence rang so true in education today. As technology has advanced, educators are struggling to keep up with the demands not just for ourselves but for the educational achievement of our students. Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock, in her book Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies, highlights the struggle she personally has had inc ...more
Jennifer Guzman
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies written by Michelle Pacansky-Brock discusses ways that college professors can incorporate technology in their online and physical classes. Pcacansky takes the reader through the journey of laying a foundation for such an interactive class and outlines the reasons for moving toward a participatory pedagogy. She states it’s important to let students know before class even begins what tools they will be using along with required equipment and s ...more
Michelle Rake
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the book, Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies, Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock, delivers a magnitude of programs, examples, and best practices for creating a classroom focused on community, engagement, and real-world applications while using purposeful emerging technologies. Pacansky-Brock (2017) expresses, “Beyond the boundaries of our college campuses, technology is the driving force that has shifted our society to a highly collaborative, participatory model. And within our c ...more
Kim
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-for-school
Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies is a book that every teacher must read. Michelle Pancansky-Brock's book paves the way for teachers teaching in the 21st century. Even though she is a college professor and has anecdotes about her college courses, teachers from Pre-K and beyond can benefit from her know-how.
This quick read starts off talking about the idea of a flipped classroom and how the author was nervous about losing that personal touch once she began teaching online co
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Cathy Chavez
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I genuinely enjoyed reading “Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies,” by Michelle Pacansky-Brock. It outlined a number of emerging web-based technologies for teachers to utilize in the classroom. This book was straightforward and provided clear ideas and strategies that teachers can use right away to engage students and enhance learning. As an online teacher, I especially appreciated and valued the discussion of best practices for online teaching. Many online teachers, like mysel ...more
Stephanie
May 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Michelle Pacansky-Brock is a college professor who has taught using technology for many years. She wrote "Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies" in 2013. Her primary focus for this book is to introduce and instruct college professors on how use emerging technology to effectively teach to 21st century standards. She addresses professors who teach online, in classrooms and half online/half in class. Michelle Pacansky-Brock encourages professors to reach all mediums of technology, ...more
Leslie Tu
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies
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Best practices for teaching with emerging Technologies is a book that serves as a practical guide to the needs of Educators seeking to refresh, learn, or transform their instruction. The author, Michele Pacansky, Shares dozens of amazing pedagogical tricks and tips to make classes engaging. Even though this book is geared towards online learning, the resources can be used in any type of classroom. when you are reading her book it r
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Fernando Arevalo
Jul 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Michelle Pacansky-Brock wrote this book for educators of higher learning, but I felt this could help any educator at any level. I teach at an elementary school, and Pacansky-Brock gives us a detailed, step by step book on how to use emerging technologies with students anywhere. She starts by giving us a personal view of her experience in a flipped classroom and later discusses what steps we (educators) should take before jumping into the integration of technology tools for student learning. In t ...more
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