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New Releases in Technology

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This post kicks off BookMarks' book list coverage and is the first of many upcoming lists of new releases. This group of books just happened to cross my desk together and nothing should be made of the fact they have all been published by either Corwin or ISTE.

My plan is to chunk the book lists topically so that you can see what new titles are out in your field at a glance. This particular list includes the January and February 2012 new releases in education and technology.

Data-Driven Decision Making: A Handbook for School Leaders by Chris O'Neal (ISTE, 2012). This workbook serves as a guide to incorporating data-driven decisionmaking into an organization's culture and behavior, including information on setting up teams; warehousing, accessing, and examining data.

Digital Learning for All, Now: A School Leader's Guide for 1:1 on a Budget by Jonathan P. Costa Sr., Foreword by Kenneth R. Freeston (Corwin, 2012). This guide includes information on how to transform schools affordably into digital learning centers, including integrating technology, utilizing open source and crowd sourcing, and aligning instruction, assessment, curriculum, and professional development for a 21st-century learning environment.

From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom: Hopeful Essays for 21st Century Learning by Marc Prensky, Foreword by Milton Chen (Corwin, 2012). This collection includes students' ideas about what they need from teachers, schools, and education, as well as easy-to-do, high-impact classroom strategies that help students acquire "digital wisdom."

Going Google: Powerful Tools for 21st Century Learning by Jared Covili (Corwin, 2012). This guide covers the wide array of Google tools and shows how to use them in the classroom to foster digital learning.

Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom by Frank W. Baker (ISTE, 2012). This book illustrates how teachers of any subject can bring media literacy into their classrooms and teach students how to become knowledgeable media consumers and producers.

Project-Based Learning: Differentiating Instruction for the 21st Century by William N. Bender (Corwin, 2012). This book includes instructional strategies and assessment methods to integrate technology into the learning process in order to foster 21st-century skills and innovative thinking.


Please note: The above list is not definitive—please drop me a note if you have a new release that you'd like listed—but it will serve to get us started!

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