Learning with technology doesn’t happen because a
specific tool “revolutionizes” education. It happens when proven teaching
strategies intersect with technology tools, and yet it’s not uncommon for
teachers to use a tool because it’s “fun” or because the developer promises it
will help students learn.
Learning First, Technology Second offers teachers the professional
learning they need to move from arbitrary uses of technology in their classrooms
to thoughtful ways of adding value to student learning.
This book includes:
An introduction to the Triple E Framework that helps teachers engage
students in time-on-task learning, enhance learning experiences beyond
traditional means and extend learning opportunities to bridge classroom
learning with students’ everyday lives.
Effective strategies for using
technology to create authentic learning experiences for their
Case studies to guide appropriate tech integration.
planning template to show teachers how to effectively frame technology choices
and apply them in instruction.
About the Author
Liz Kolb is a clinical assistant
professor at the University of Michigan. She is the author of several books,
including Cell Phones in the Classroom and Help Your Child Learn with
Cell Phones and Web 2.0. Kolb
has been a featured and keynote speaker at conferences throughout the U.S. and
Canada. She is the creator of the Triple E Framework for effective teaching with
digital technologies, and she blogs at cellphonesinlearning.com.
Kolb’s Triple E Framework is an excellent tool for
helping teachers focus on using technology to support learning and not just
using technology for its own sake. She provides a highly beneficial collection
of case studies as well as practical suggestions for how her framework could
look across all different grade levels and subject areas. For anyone
interested in thinking more about how technology can be used to support
learning, I absolutely recommend this book. —Michael Karlin, EdTech
If you are a district implementing a 1:1 program ...
do yourself a favor. Have your leaders read this book. Research-based, common
sense, practical and instantly useful.
—The Lighting of a Fire blog
[Kolb] was putting into words so many things I witnessed and felt as I
worked in dozens of classrooms over the past five years. What I love about her
work is that it's clear, practical and backed by research. — Mike
…the Triple E Framework is the first concrete "tool" to help a specific
teacher think through the role of specific technology in their specific
classroom. — Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway