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March 17, 2019

NEW: Project-Based Learning And Teacher Wellness Resources!

Another item from Friday’s inbox…

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We’re so glad you’re interested in jumping into some new edtech PD!

Don’t miss out on these titles sure to help you advance your classroom practice and increase your overall wellness.



reinventReinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age, Third Edition

“This reader-friendly book talks directly to education professionals, teachers and administrators who actually want to renovate learning into active and student-driven, using technology tools for collaboration, inquiry and connection to the world outside the classroom.”

— EdTech Review (on second edition)

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ProjectbasedProject-Based Learning Strategies and Tools for Creating Authentic Experiences

Support your PBL learning with our new jump-start guide. This laminated reference guide shows you how to design authentic projects that make the most of the latest technologies, along with providing a concise breakdown of the key steps in the PBL process.

 

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well-beingPathways to Well-Being: Helping Educators (and Others) Find Balance in a Connected World

“Practical and immediately applicable to the world we live in today, Pathways to Well-Being weaves a powerful narrative about the importance of reducing those habits that lead down a negative path and increasing connections that uplift us in our daily lives.”

— Ryan Imbriale, from the foreword

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stretchStretch Yourself: A Personalized Journey to Deepen Your Teaching Practice

“The personalized learning in this book provides a process as well as activities that you can transfer to the classroom, with your students, wherever you teach around the world.”

— Caitlin McLemore and Fanny Passeport, from the introduction to Stretch Yourself

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ISTE members save 25 percent on books every day when ordering from iste.org.

We’ve got your PD covered! Special pricing and free custom webinars available on bulk orders. Email books@iste.org for details.

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International Society for Technology in Education
Oregon: 621 SW Morrison Street, Suite 800, Portland, Oregon, 97205 USA
Virginia: 1530 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 730, Arlington, Virginia, 22209

March 11, 2019

New ISTE Books Are At Center Of Self-Paced PD

From yesterday’s inbox…

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New season, new PD!

With spring fast approaching, it’s a new season for self-paced PD! We’ve made jump-starting your learning easy with these new ISTE books.


well-beingIn Pathways to Well-Being: Helping Educators (and Others) Find Balance in a Connected World, you’ll learn how to address the unexpected consequences of technology use and increase positive connections, ultimately leading to enhanced well-being.

By unpacking the six elements of well-being and their connections to the ISTE Standards, this book helps educators find new ways to reduce the stress in their lives and increase their sense of overall health.

ORDER NOW Amazon Pathways  Barnes & Noble Pathways


stretchIn Stretch Yourself: A Personalized Journey to Deepen Your Teaching Practice, teachers, especially those new to the profession, go on a journey of self-reflection and assessment.

The book, with the look and feel of a journal, includes a quiz to determine where you fall on the spectrum of tech use and innovation, tools for improving your teaching practice, sample projects and practical activities aligned to the ISTE Educator Standards and ISTE Student Standards.

Take the Flexibility Quiz that helps you discover how flexible you are in your teaching practice, then place your order!

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reinventAnd in the updated 10th anniversary edition of Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age, Third Edition, you’ll find examples of how to design authentic projects that make the most of current and emerging technologies.

The new edition includes coverage of computational thinking and coding, covers new trends like augmented and virtual reality, and discusses PBL as an equity consideration.

ORDER NOW Amazon Reinventing  Barnes & Noble Reinventing


ProjectbasedFinally, support your PBL learning with the new jump-start guide, Project-Based Learning Strategies and Tools for Creating Authentic Experiences. This laminated reference guide shows you how to design authentic projects that make the most of the latest technologies, along with providing a concise breakdown of the key steps in the PBL process.

ORDER NOW


ISTE members save 25 percent on books every day when ordering from iste.org.

We’ve got your PD covered! Special pricing and free custom webinars available on bulk orders. Email books@iste.org for details.

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ISTE
International Society for Technology in Education
Oregon: 621 SW Morrison Street, Suite 800, Portland, Oregon, 97205 USA
Virginia: 1530 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 730, Arlington, Virginia, 22209

February 21, 2019

Critics’ Top Picks: ISTE’s Most-Loved Books

And an item from Monday’s inbox…

Discover how tech can help meet instructional goals.
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Critics’ top picks: ISTE’s Most-Loved Books

People are still talking about these powerful edtech reads.

Critics loved them, and you will, too!


Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning

sm-AI“Bringing in the voices of international educators, Zimmerman provides a practical guide to learning about and teaching with AI. Add this one to your list of books to read in 2019.”

— Tom Vander Ark, Forbes

ORDER NOW   Amazon AI  BN AI


Learning Transported: Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality for All Classrooms

sm-Transported“This is an accessible and fun manual, with teacher-ready lesson plans that align to learning standards and links for further exploration. A stellar resource for those curious about VR, AR, and MR.”

— Corey Hall, Manheim Central Middle School, PA, School Library Journal

ORDER NOW   Amazon Learning Transported  Barnes & Noble Learning Transported


Digital Citizenship in Action:
Empowering Students to Engage in Online Communities

sm-digcit“With passion and investment in exploration of the topic, Mattson provides a ‘handbook’ for any educators who have a responsibility or desire to develop digital citizenship within their students, classrooms, libraries, schools or any format of learning opportunity.”

— Adam Kulaas, gettingsmart.com

ORDER NOW   Amazon Digital Citizenship in Action  BN Digital Citizenship in Action


Personalized Reading: Digital Strategies and Tools to Support All Learners

sm-personalized“Haiken has written a slim and eminently readable book on digital strategies and tools that combines references to a research base, a focus on different kinds of learners, and practical and easy-to-follow examples and suggestions.”

— Audrey Fisch, New Jersey Council of Teachers of English

ORDER NOW   Amazon Personalized Reading  BN Personalized Reading


Learning First, Technology Second:
The Educator’s Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons

sm-LearningFirstLearning First, Technology Second … does a wonderful job pairing big picture ideas with grounded, practical solutions. For anyone interested in thinking more about how technology can be used to support learning, I absolutely recommend this book.”

— Michael Karlin, EdTech Roundup

ORDER NOW   Amazon Learning First, Technology Second  BN Learning First, Technology Second


ISTE members save 25 percent on books every day when ordering from iste.org.

We’ve got your PD covered! Special pricing and free custom webinars available on bulk orders. Email books@iste.org for details.

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ISTE
International Society for Technology in Education
Oregon: 621 SW Morrison Street, Suite 800, Portland, Oregon, 97205 USA
Virginia: 1530 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 730, Arlington, Virginia, 22209

February 17, 2019

Say Hello To A New Professional Learning Experience With Apple Teacher

From Thursday’s inbox…

Sent by ISTE on behalf of our collaborator Apple Education
Learn. Earn. Get inspired.
Explore more than 75 new learning resources to help you master key iPad features and apps. You’ll discover hands-on tutorials that make it easy to learn new skills and earn your badges. Find fresh ideas that you can apply in your own lessons and daily workflows. And get inspiration to take your teaching further, no matter where you are on your Apple Teacher journey.

Learn something new on iPad

Say it with photos
in Keynote.Learn more
Symbolize data with
shapes in Numbers.Learn more
Create Hollywood-style
movie trailers in iMovie.Learn more
GarageBand
Play musical instruments
in GarageBand.Learn more
For more tips and inspiration follow @AppleEDU on Twitter

February 11, 2019

Reviewers Are Raving About ISTE Books!

From yesterday’s inbox…

Discover how tech can help meet instructional goals.
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ISTE books on the most critical topics in edtech are garnering attention!

Here’s what reviewers have to say about some ISTE titles:


Digital Citizenship in Action:
Empowering Students to Engage in Online Communities

“With passion and investment in exploration of the topic, Mattson provides a ‘handbook’ for any educators who have a responsibility or desire to develop digital citizenship within their students, classrooms, libraries, schools or any format of learning opportunity.”

— Adam Kulaas, gettingsmart.com

ORDER NOW   Amazon Digital Citizenship in Action  BN Digital Citizenship in Action


Learning First, Technology Second:
The Educator’s Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons

Learning First, Technology Second … does a wonderful job pairing big picture ideas with grounded, practical solutions. For anyone interested in thinking more about how technology can be used to support learning, I absolutely recommend this book.”

— Michael Karlin, EdTech Roundup

ORDER NOW   Amazon Learning First, Technology Second  BN Learning First, Technology Second


Personalized Reading: Digital Strategies and Tools to Support All Learners

“Haiken has written a slim and eminently readable book on digital strategies and tools that combines references to a research base, a focus on different kinds of learners, and practical and easy-to-follow examples and suggestions.”

— Audrey Fisch, New Jersey Council of Teachers of English

ORDER NOW   Amazon Personalized Reading  BN Personalized Reading


Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning

“Bringing in the voices of international educators, Zimmerman provides a practical guide to learning about and teaching with AI. Add this one to your list of books to read in 2019.”

— Tom Vander Ark, Forbes

ORDER NOW   Amazon AI  BN AI


Learning Transported: Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality for All Classrooms

“This is an accessible and fun manual, with teacher-ready lesson plans that align to learning standards and links for further exploration. A stellar resource for those curious about VR, AR, and MR.”

— Corey Hall, Manheim Central Middle School, PA, School Library Journal

ORDER NOW   Amazon Learning Transported  Barnes & Noble Learning Transported


ISTE members save 25 percent on books every day when ordering from iste.org.

We’ve got your PD covered! Special pricing and free custom webinars available on bulk orders. Email books@iste.org for details.

Fb In Tw YT
ISTE
International Society for Technology in Education
Oregon: 621 SW Morrison Street, Suite 800, Portland, Oregon, 97205 USA
Virginia: 1530 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 730, Arlington, Virginia, 22209
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