Meet digital natives on their own turf! The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Using social media and web tools, you’ll learn and collaborate with one another in new ways. These brief books feature strategies to use immediately–and the series website lets you connect with authors and access additional resources. Accustomed to constantly-evolving mobile technology, our students crave more than paper and pencil can provide. In this volume, veteran teacher, renowned author, and tech expert Mark Barnes shows how educators can use mobile devices and social media to create a win-win for teaching and learning. This inspiring resource describes how to Mentor students in responsible use of technology Use technology to encourage positive collaboration beyond the classroom walls Benefit from teaching examples, K-12 lesson ideas, and a teacher-friendly technology glossary Learn how to make technology a catalyst in your classroom–one that builds students’ aptitudes for critical thought and partnership. To explore the other books in this series, visit the companion website.

The Language of “i”

The Language of “i”

Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.

—Martin Fowler, software engineer and author

This chapter isn’t about knowing how to write computer code, even though a cursory knowledge of coding is an asset to any 21st-century teacher. Rather, it is about understanding some important technology integration terms that better equip you to teach the iStudent. By no means is this an all-encompassing list; in fact, you may think of words, phrases, or abbreviations that you believe are conspicuously missing. This list covers terms that help me as a teacher of the iStudent, but remember that as time passes, some of them will become obsolete. You can help us ...

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