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Making the Move With Ed Tech

Ten Strategies to Scale Up Your In-Person, Hybrid, and Remote Learning

Discover how to integrate technology in the classroom by adapting ten strategies that facilitate creativity and critical thinking and increase student engagement. This research-based resource is a practical tool you can keep close at hand to help you be intentional with ed tech and strengthen your teaching practice.


  • Improve their understanding of ed-tech tools and frameworks.
  • Explore both familiar and new instructional strategies or moves.
  • Learn to employ educational technology tools in the service of instructional strategies.
  • Align instructional strategies with new tools and with International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Students and Educators.
  • Apply strategies and tools across learning modalities, including in-person, remote, and hybrid learning.

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Chapter 1: Defining the Moves: What Does the Research Say?
Chapter 2: Purposeful Technology Integration: Understanding the Common Denominators
Chapter 3: Deepening the Moves: Connecting Effective Instruction to Purposeful Technology
Chapter 4: Move 1: Six-Word Story
Chapter 5: Move 2: Sort It Out
Chapter 6: Move 3: Cubing
Chapter 7: Move 4: Chalk Talk
Chapter 8: Move 5: Accountable Talk
Chapter 9: Move 6: Jigsaw
Chapter 10: Move 7: Exit Ticket
Chapter 11: Move 8: Barriers or Bridges
Chapter 12: Move 9: I See, I Think, I Wonder
Chapter 13: Move 10: Gallery Walk
Appendix A: List of Moves
Appendix B: Locating Tools to Make the Move in the 21things4educators Website
Appendix C: Technology Categories for Purposeful Instruction


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  • Novak, S., & Slattery, C. (2016). Deep discourse: A framework for cultivating student-led discussions. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.



Chapter 2

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Appendix C