Transform students from content consumers to content creators!

This comprehensive guide gets to the heart of effective mobile technology use in today's classroom. Internationally recognized education expert Susan Brooks-Young provides manageable, research-based strategies to help teachers and administrators: Confidently plan and manage mobile technology activities across grade levels; Explore new uses and applications for multiple devices; Use rubrics and checklists to evaluate appropriate, cross-platform educational apps; Manage content-specific tablet use in learning centers or small groups; Tap student ingenuity and improve critical thinking skills

Time-saving tips cover a wide range of apps to help busy teachers easily incorporate tablets into daily classroom use. Includes step-by-step instructions across content areas for digital photography, video, ePublishing, QR codes and more. Transform students from content consumers to content creators with this must-have resource!

“Creating Content With Your Tablet provides educators with simple, easy steps to implement tablet technology with the Common Core Standards. I am encouraged to try the apps in this book. It makes the connection between modern technology and what teachers are already doing in the classroom seem seamless.”

—Michelle Strom, Language Arts Teacher

Fort Riley Middle School, KS

“Very practical. The discussion questions at the end of each chapter are excellent for a book study or district that is moving towards tablet implementation.”

—David Fife, Vice Principal

Tweedsmuir Public School, London, Ontario, Canada

Using Tablets to Enhance Speaking and Listening
Using tablets to enhance speaking and listening

We know that the three Rs include reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic—the skills that have historically been paid the greatest attention in K–12 education. But there are additional foundational capabilities students must develop to master academic content. Two of these fundamental skills, the ability to speak and to listen, are actually two of the four pillars of effective language arts programs identified in content standards documents for decades. In fact, there is discussion in Common Core State Standards materials about the critical role speaking and listening skills play in students’ ability to read and write, where it is pointed out that good readers must first be good listeners, and good writers’ skills are ...

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