Wherever you are on the path to 1:1 teaching and learning, you
need a guide that can help you make the best use of the powerful technology available
in today’s classrooms. In this inspiring and practical book, Diana Neebe and
Jen Roberts draw on research and their extensive experience working with
teachers across subject areas and year levels to share the keys to success when
teaching with a computer or tablet for every student.
This is the book secondary teachers need to understand the changes
in pedagogy, planning, classroom organisation, time management and
collaboration that will help them be successful in a 1:1 environment. Whether
providing immediate and detailed feedback to student writers, giving voice to
quiet learners or creating more time for actual work in a jam-packed school
day, Neebe and Roberts show teachers how communication, differentiation and
other effective practices can be powered up with personalised technology.
Throughout the book, Neebe and Roberts coach
teachers through their initial concerns about technology integration, offer
advice about avoiding common problems and encourage innovation. Using detailed
classroom examples, questions and suggestions, they provide a framework for
shaping the transformation of a traditional classroom into a Studio-centred,
technology-rich learning environment. Readers will come away with a clear sense
of how a fully implemented 1:1 classroom operates.
Staff developers can use this book as a long-term program for
teachers who are adapting to 1:1 classrooms. They also draw on the companion
study guide for additional discussion questions and prompts.