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Flow. The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has for 25 years made observations regarding "flow," a field of behavioral science examining connections between satisfaction and daily activities. In this monograph he demonstrates that "flow" is one of the most enjoyable and valuable experiences a person can have.

Growing Up Digital. How the Web changes Work, Education and the Ways People Learn

John Seely-Brown

Seely-Brown considers the ways in which the Web has changed education, how we work and how we learn.

Growing Up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation

Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott turns his attention to the way young people - surrounded by high-tech toys and tools from birth - will likely affect the future. In Growing Up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation, Tapscott parlays some 300 interviews into predictions on how today's 2- to 22-year-olds might reshape society.

Handbook of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) for Educators

Joel Colbert, Kim Boyd, Kevin Clark, Sharon Guan, Judith Harris, Mario Kelly, Ann Thompson

This handbook addresses the concept and implementation of technological pedagogical content knowledge--the knowledge and skills that teachers need in order to meaningfully integrate technology into instruction in specific content areas. Recognizing, for example, that effective uses of technology in mathematics are quite different from effective uses of technology in social studies, teachers need specific preparation in using technology in each content area they will be teaching.

It's all about me: Why e-mails are so easily misunderstood

Daniel Enemark

Michael Morris and Jeff Lowenstein wouldn't have recognized each other if they'd met on the street, but that didn't stop them from getting into a shouting match. The professors had been working together on a research study when a technical glitch inconvenienced Mr. Lowenstein. He complained in an e-mail, raising Mr. Morris's ire. Tempers flared. "It became very embarrassing later," says Morris, when it turned out there had been a miscommunication, "but we realized that we couldn't blame each other for yelling about it because that's what we were studying." Morris and Lowenstein are among the scholars studying the benefits and dangers of e-mail and other computer-based interactions.

Laptops and Literacy: Learning in the Wireless Classroom

Mark Warschauer

Warschauer, an Associate Professor at the University of California, Irvine undertakes a study of 1-to-1 in terms of literacy for today's students. Using schools in California and Maine, he applies a qualitative framework for his research into bringing literacy to the current day. Specifically, he seeks to understand the role 1-to-1 can play in providing current, up-to-date literacy for students around computer literacy, information literacy, multimedia literacy, and computer-mediated communication literacy.

Leadership: What's in it for Schools?

Thomas Sergiovanni

What makes a good leader? Does good leadership matter in helping schools be more successful? This concise and accessible book examines leadership in a practical way by helping principals, heads, teachers and parents establish their roles and responsibilities and get to grips with the unique leadership requirements of schools.

Learners as Customers

Mr. John Findlay, Dr. Robert Fitzgerald, and Mr. Russell Hobby

This paper reports on what teachers say when presented with the results of online surveys of what students think about their pedagogical performance and classroom climate and then go on to invent a new and better world for learners. The paper also reports on what students feel about the use of ICT in their classrooms and what they might do to re-invent school.

Learning in the Digital Age

John Seely-Brown

Seely-Brown considers learning not as a response to learning but as a of a social framework that fosters learning and posits that, to succeed in our struggle to build technology and new media to support learning, we must move far beyond the traditional view of teaching.

Scan this Book!

Kevin Kelly

The author provides an enlightening picture of the transformation in the knowledge base that is occurring via the book scanning projects currently being undertaken by various organizations, Google included. The creation of this truly democratic library, offering every book to every person, provides a significant conrexy for educational debate about the nature of schooling.

Transforming Learning: An anthology of miracles in technology-rich classrooms

Bruce Dixon and Jenny Little

This book is about a learning transformation that started in one classroom in 1989 and has grown to impact more than 150,000 students in more than ten countries around the world. The book is both a collection of the experiences of some great educators as they passed through a very challenging time in their professional careers, and also a snapshot of learning in so many more classrooms. Transforming Learning is built around three main themes; sharing tales from the classroom, reflections from teachers on the change processes that they had to go through, and some analysis of learning styles and the way in which learning must change as a result of having this type of access to technology.

Transforming Schools with Technology

Andrew A. Zucker

This book provides readers with dozens of illustrations of constructive ways that schools are using computers, the Internet, and related digital tools. Zucker's book uses a framework of six educational goals as a way to better understand how schools use technology to meet the multiple aims policymakers have established for them. One of the important consequences of using these goals as a framework is to clarify thinking and conversations about the important roles technology is playing in schools.