Untangling the Web: 20 Tools to Power Up Your Teaching

Untangling the Web: 20 Tools to Power Up Your Teaching

By: Stephen E. Dembo (author), Adam S. Bellow (author)Paperback

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There are so many powerful web tools available today that can engage students, empower teachers, and make learning in the schools not only more relevant, but fun as well. While there are educational technologists who are quite passionate about discovering, trying, and sharing these resources, the fact remains that the majority of teachers are either unaware of these tools or intimidated on how to successfully embed them in their instruction. This book is an introduction to using these web-based tools in the classroom from a practical perspective as well as providing deeper dives demonstrating advanced ways they are being used to impact student learning.

About Author

Steve Dembo As a former kindergarten teacher and school Director of Technology, Steve Dembo is a pioneer in the field of educational social networking. Currently serving as Discovery Education's Director of Social Media Strategy and Online Community, Dembo was among the first educators to realize the power of blogging, podcasting, Twitter, and other Web 2.0 technologies in connecting educators and creating professional learning communities. In 2010, the National School Board Association named Dembo one of "Twenty to Watch," a list honoring individuals finding innovative ways to use technology to increase classroom learning. His work with the Discovery Educator netorwk has earned an Award of Excellence from Technology and learning magazine, a Distinguished Achievement Award for Instructional Website from the Association of Educational Publishers, a BESSIE Award for Best Professional Development Website, and the Best in Tech award for Professional Development and Resource Solutions by Scholastic Administrator magazine. Steve Dembo is a course designer and adjunct professor for Wilkes University, where he serves as class instructor for the Internet Tools for Teaching course within the Instructional Media degree program. he has delivered keynote and featured presentations at conferences around the world including ISTE, TCEA, FETC, MACUL, CUE, ICE, #140Edu, and TEDxCorpusChristi. Steve lives in Skokie, IL, with his wife Jessica and two children, Aiden and Ruby. He currently serves on the school board for Skokie-Morton Grove School District 69. Weekends, he dresses up as a TIE Fighter Pilot and does charity work with the 501st Legion. #truestory Steve Dembo and Adam Bellow are the authors of Untangling the Web: 20 Tools to Power Up Your Teaching and the hosts of the online community for the book which can be found at www.untanglingthewebcommunity.com Adam Bellow is one of today's leading speakers on educational technology and infusing technology to aid school reformation. He is the founder of both eduTecher and eduClipper. In addition to these free resources, Adam launched the popular student-focused social charity campaign Change the World. Bellow began his career teaching High School English for students with language-based learning disabilities. While going for his first master's degree, he was asked to teach the graduate level course for his peers on the value of Technology for the Special Education Classroom based on his clear passion for the subject. It was during this course that he created a resource for his students called eduTecher, which grew to become one of the most widely heralded and respected hubs to learn about free web tools for the K-12 landscape. eduTecher launched the first mobile applications for educational technology. In 2007, Bellow became a technology training specialist for a school district and worked daily with hundreds of teachers across K-12 to help them better infuse technology into their classrooms. In 2010, he began working as the Director of Educational Technology for the College Board Schools and later served as the Senior Director of Educational Technology for the AP Program. Bellow was honored by ISTE in 2010 as an emerging leader and then again in 2011 when he was named Outstanding Young Educator of the year. Bellow has been a sought-after speaker in the education and educational technology circuit over the past few years because of his particular high-speed delivery which blends humor and rapid-fire visuals in a style that redefines slide-aided presentation. Among other conferences, he has keynoted/presented at ISTE, TEDxNYED, and #140edu. Bellow is currently serving as CEO of eduClipper, the edtech startup that he founded in 2012. eduClipper is a free web tool focused on helping students and teachers find, share, and build valid learning experiences in a K-12 safe educational social platform. He is happily married and has two wonderful boys. Adam Bellow and Steve Dembo are the authors of Untangling the Web: 20 Tools to Power Up Your Teaching and the hosts of the online community for the book which can be found at www.untanglingthewebcommunity.com


Preface Icon Key About the Authors 1. Curation Tools: Where Did I Put That Awesome Resource? 2. Artistic Tools: Unleash Your Creative Side 3. Presentation Tools: Life beyond PowerPoint 4. Social Networking Tools: Talk, Text and Learn Together 5. The Best of the Rest: A Grab Bag of Incredible Tools for Schools 6. Bonus Section! Continue the Learning Journey Glossary Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781483333205
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9781483333205
  • weight: 430
  • ISBN10: 1483333205

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