NOW Classrooms Series

NOW Classrooms Series

By: Solution Tree Authors

This practical series presents classroom-tested lessons that connect technology to key learning outcomes and prepare students to succeed in the 21st century.

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NOW Classrooms Series

This practical series presents classroom-tested lessons that teachers and instructional coaches can rely on to engage students in active learning and problem solving. Use these lessons, which are grounded in the essential four C skills (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity) to connect technology to key learning outcomes and prepare learners to succeed in the 21st century.

  • Understand that real transformational change results from teaching and learning, not ever-changing digital devices.
  • Learn how to bring communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity to the center of grade K–12 classroom lessons.
  • Give students opportunities to exercise their voice, choice, and creativity using multimedia and digital tools.
  • Implement practical novice-, operational-, and wow-level lessons and tips for using digital tools in classroom lessons.
  • Help students keep themselves and their data safe online and make ethical decisions on the Internet.

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Product Code: KTF325

NOW Classrooms, Grades K–2 is an eminently accessible, real-world toolkit for teachers who want to successfully integrate technology into their classrooms. It’s a practical resource for new and veteran teachers alike.”

Matthew Lee, PhD, coordinator of technology integration, Westside Community Schools, Nebraska, on NOW Classrooms, Grades K–2

NOW Classrooms, Grades 3–5 is a simplistic tool for all elementary educators wanting meaningful and relevant strategies of engaging students in their learning through the use of technology. Rather than organizing and sharing ideas of how to use a tool, NOW Classrooms, Grades 3–5 authors share effective strategies to learn how to focus on the skills and content of the lesson and how technology will enhance that learning. Having examples of model lessons, NOW Classrooms, Grades 3–5 is a valuable tool for any elementary technology specialist coaching educators in the school.”

Nichole Allmann, technology integration specialist, South Carolina, on NOW Classrooms, Grades 3–5

“The well-curated information contained within NOW Classrooms, Grades 6–8: Lessons for Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology streamlines the process of creating a technology-rich learning environment for students in a way that is logical and inviting. Educators who want to expand their arsenal of resources for achievable technological innovation should consider adding this book to their personal libraries.”

Robert Joyce, English teacher, Berner Middle School, New York; International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Outstanding Teacher Award 2017, on NOW Classrooms, Grades 6–8

“This is a terrific book for teachers looking for lessons using digital tools that will engage and empower students to own their learning. I love the focus on the four Cs skills, highlighting communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. Using this book’s strategies will transform teaching into rich, learning-centered classrooms that engage students at every level.”

Mary Jane Morris, co-executive director, Consortium for Educational Change, Illinois, on NOW Classrooms, Grades 9–12

“I found this book incredibly timely and practical to help schools and districts move from deploying technology to developing a plan to transform student learning. The Why, What, How, and Then What are critically important to creating a growth mindset for educators as well as students.”

Eric Ferguson, director of instructional technology, Bellevue School District, Washington, on NOW Classrooms, Leader’s Guide

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