Help your students find and keep the joy in learning! When creative use of technology meets outstanding teaching, incredible learning happens. This insightful guide is for all educators ready to move into a new commitment to true learning. Principal and respected digital educator Robert Dillon shows readers how to: • Use student engagement to promote authentic, thoughtful learning • Learn how 16 innovative connected educators provided incredible learning opportunities for their students • Implement new technology resources and strategies for all classrooms and grade levels • Help students build critical thinking skills and gain confidence in their unique voices “This book combines the voices of seasoned connected educators with great suggestions for growth for those new to building connected classrooms as well as those educators who have been connected for years. Most importantly, the book paints hope for how we can build the connections in classrooms that all kids deserve.” Thomas C. Murray, State and District Digital Learning Director Alliance for Excellent Education, Washington, DC “Dillon provides useful tips and resources for transforming your classes into communities in which students help each other succeed. This book is full of examples of teachers using technology to support collaboration and motivate students. Integrating technology is a tough journey, but teachers who implement the tips in this book will see how taking that journey transforms their practice and helps them make meaningful connections with their students.” Shelly Terrell, Education Speaker and Trainer, Author Being a connected educator is a requirement today for relevant teaching. However, often, many do not know what effects being connected has on learning. What Bob lays out in this book are the stories and methods every educator needs to know to ensure they are providing the best possible learning for students. The ideas are practical and can work in classrooms that are rich with technology or even those without. A must-add to any professional library.” Steven W. Anderson, @web20classroom, Author, The Relevant Educator
From the Mouths of Babes
From the Mouths of Babes
As we provide students voice, many truths emerge.
- How has your classroom teaching shifted to maximize engagement?
- Where is the fine line between control and being controlling for teachers?
- How do we allow our students to contribute more deeply to the classroom conversation?
Having students at the edge of their seats and leaning into the learning is a beautiful moment for any teacher. No matter whether it is a finely tuned unit of study that has students working in groups to solve a real-world problem or a moment when the teacher is telling a story, it is in those moments of engagement that the art and science of teaching come together. Teachers remember and savor these moments ...