Teaching the iGeneration

Teaching the iGeneration

Five Easy Ways to Introduce Essential Skills With Web 2.0 Tools

By: William M. Ferriter, Adam Garry

Find the natural overlap between the work you already believe in and the digital tools that define today’s learning.

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Teaching the iGeneration

Find the natural overlap between the work you already believe in and the digital tools that define todays learning. Each chapter introduces an enduring skill: information fluency, verbal persuasion, visual persuasion, collaborative dialogue, and problem solving. Then, the authors present a digital solution that can be used to enhance traditional skill-based instructional practices. A collection of handouts and supporting materials tailored to each skill and tool type ends each chapter.

  • Find a wealth of handouts and activities focused on each skill and digital tool discussed.
  • Explore practical methods to connect the enduring skills taught for generations with the technology that students are using every day.
  • Understand concrete ways that students can make a difference around the world.
  • Learn step-by-step directions for each digital tool.
  • Investigate numerous online resources, and understand the pros and cons of each.

Related Topics

21st Century Skills Instruction Technology


Additional Information

Product Code: BKF671

ISBN: 9781936765324

Published By: Solution Tree

Page Count: 200

“In your hands, you have what you need to transform your teaching. Adam and Bill have created a thoughtful guide to modernize your classroom both pedagogically and technologically. It doesn't matter if you are just starting to explore the world of educational technology or you have been working in this world for a long time, there is something for you in this book that will make you a better teacher.”

Chris Lehman, founding principal, Science Leadership Academy

“I liked that this book does not advocate introducing technology for technology's sake. Instead, the focus is on teaching five important 21st century skills—information fluency, persuasion, communication, collaboration, and problem solving—first and foremost, and then introducing new technology to enhance those skills.

“I also think the reproducible sheets . . . are extremely helpful in showing teachers how to structure digital projects. For teachers who are less savvy about technology, this helps to demystify the process.

“Note that while the target audience is middle and high school, I think the technological tools are easily adaptable by elementary school teachers.”

Jenn David-Lang, for The Main Idea, 2011

“Bill and Adam hit it out of the ballpark again with the updated second edition of Teaching the iGeneration. After reading this practical book cover to cover, I have completely restructured my professional development plans for the next month, and I can't wait to share what I have learned!”

Meg Ormiston; teacher, author, and consultant; Tech Teachers, Inc.

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