Perhaps your district provides current technology
development for staff on a regular basis and has instructional coaches to help
teachers infuse technology into their curriculum to meet various academic
standards. But in reality, most districts don’t have this kind of support. In
this book (the first in a two-book series), you’ll learn how to shift your
instructional practice and leverage technology to meet today’s curriculum
education standards for grades K-5. This book doesn’t cover every K-5 national
standard, but identifies the standards with a technology component and provides
resources and lessons to help you teach those standards effectively.
This book includes:
- Classroom-tested lesson ideas in English language
arts, math, science and social studies mapped to ISTE and tech-related
standards to support college- and career-readiness.
- Lists of technology-embedded college- and
career-readiness standards for each grade level, along with practical ideas
and up-to-date resources (apps, software and websites) that can be used in
meeting these standards.
- Suggestions for addressing roadblocks to
incorporating technology in the classroom.
- Ways to incorporate staff development and parental
support at the school level.
- Access to a companion website with information on the tools referenced in
This book serves as a coach, showing you how to integrate the tech
requirements found within the standards into your everyday curriculum. With the
implementation of these strategies, you’ll help your students become
self-directed and critical readers, writers and thinkers so they’re better
prepared for the future!
About the Authors
Valerie Morrison has 14 years of experience as a technology director,
integration specialist and technology coach. A regular conference presenter,
Morrison also teaches education courses at the college
Stephanie Novak, a 27-year educator turned instructional
coach, helps teachers in grades K-5 understand how to blend the standards into a
Tim Vanderwerff is a 35-year veteran teacher
who has worked with learners from kindergarten to adulthood. As an instructional
coach, Vanderwerff uses his background in media, technology and English language
arts to help elementary teachers implement state