Books · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Old School · Organizations · Storytelling · Teaching

Nine Professional Conversations to Change Our Schools

Title: Nine Professional Conversations to Change Our Schools: A Dashboard of Options

Nine Professional Conversations to Change Our Schools: A Dashboard of Options
English | June 6th, 2018 | ISBN: 1506398480 | 248 Pages

Improve collective efficacy in schools through meaningful professional conversations

In a landscape where technology can undermine personal connections, even the most talented educator can feel like they™re practicing their craft in isolation. Nine Professional Conversations to Change Our Schools is a framework for revitalizing the art of the professional conversation. It guides educators through structures for collaboration, grants access to vast storehouses of applied wisdom, and facilitates a consensual knowledge base for standards of excellence.

9 conversational strategies designed to promote collective efficacy in education
Learning scenarios demonstrate the effectiveness of these conversations in action
Accessible Conversational Dashboard assists in analyzing conditions for success

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Books · Educational Philosophy · Storytelling · Teaching

Education, Narrative Technologies and Digital Learning

Title: Education, Narrative Technologies and Digital Learning: Designing Storytelling for Creativity with Computing

English |  2018 | 208 Pages | ISBN : 1137320079

Education, Narrative Technologies and Digital Learning: Designing Storytelling for Creativity with Computing

This book examines and illustrates the potential of narrative technology, the integration and synthesis of storytelling and digital media in education. Storytelling is a foundational and powerful process in all learning and teaching, and technology is becoming ever more ubiquitous and sophisticated, particularly in its capabilities to mediate and augment creative storytelling.

The book begins with a foundational analysis of narrative use in education today, and provides a history of the emergence of narrative technology. It explores how the convergence of high-potential computing and storytelling practices and techniques can be used to enhance education, in particular the design of bespoke, interactive physical learning environments. The contemporary importance of educational design is highlighted throughout the book, which concludes with the SCÉAL design-based research framework as a proposed systematic approach to the design of narrative technology in education. The book will be a valuable resource for educational designers, technologists, teachers and policymakers, especially those with an interest in the design and use of narrative technology in education.

Books · Data · Emerging Trends · Organizations · Storytelling · Teaching

Data, Data Everywhere

Title: Data, Data Everywhere: Bringing All the Data Together for Continuous School Improvement (2nd Edition)

Author: Victoria L. Bernhardt

2016 | English | ISBN-10: 1138912174 | 130 Page

Data, Data Everywhere: Bringing All the Data Together for Continuous School Improvement (2nd Edition)

The latest book from best-selling author Victoria L. Bernhardt is an easy-to-read primer that describes what it takes to achieve student learning growth at every grade level, in every subject area, and with every student group. In this new edition, readers will learn how to use data to inform their continuous school improvement as they develop an appreciation of the various types of data, uses for data, and how data are involved in the process. This accessible, updated edition provides a wealth of straightforward and accessible strategies that will allow educators to become comfortable with the many uses of data in increasing student improvement.

Data, Data Everywhere, 2nd edition, provides a framework and summary of the continuous school improvement framework. It is a perfect resource for teachers, administrators, support staff, and students of leadership to guide comprehensive school improvement that will make a difference for all students.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Storytelling · Teaching

Developing Educators for The Digital Age

Title: Developing Educators for The Digital Age: A Framework for Capturing Knowledge in Action

2018 | ISBN: 1911534688 | English | 220 pages    Developing Educators for The Digital Age: A Framework for Capturing Knowledge in Action

Evaluating skills and knowledge capture lies at the cutting edge of contemporary higher education where there is a drive towards increasing evaluation of classroom performance and use of digital technologies in pedagogy. Developing Educators for the Digital Age is a book that provides a narrative account of teacher development geared towards the further usage of technologies (including iPads, MOOCs and whiteboards) in the classroom presented via the histories and observation of a diverse group of teachers engaged in the multiple dimensions of their profession.
Drawing on the insights of a variety of educational theories and approaches (including TPACK) it presents a practical framework for capturing knowledge in action of these English language teachers – in their own voices – indicating how such methods, processes and experiences shed light more widely on related contexts within HE and may be transferable to other situations.

This book will be of interest to the growing body of scholars interested in TPACK theory, or communities of practice theory and more widely anyone concerned with how new pedagogical skills and knowledge with technology may be incorporated in better practice and concrete instances of teaching.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Experiential · Storytelling · Teaching

Teach Yourself How to Learn

Title: Teach Yourself How to Learn: Strategies You Can Use to Ace Any Course at Any Level

Author: Sandra Yancy Mc Guire
English |2018 | ISBN: 1620367556, 1620367564 | 176 pages

Teach Yourself How to Learn: Strategies You Can Use to Ace Any Course at Any Level
Following up on her acclaimed Teach Students How to Learn, that describes teaching strategies to facilitate dramatic improvements in student learning and success, Saundra McGuire here presents these “secrets” direct to students.

Her message is that “Any student can use simple, straightforward strategies to start making A’s in their courses and enjoy a lifetime of deep, effective learning.”

Beginning with explaining how expectations about learning, and the study efforts required, differ between college and secondary school, the author introduces her readers, through the concept of metacognition, to the importance and powerful consequences of understanding themselves as learners. This framework and the recommended strategies that support it are useful for anyone moving on to a more advanced stage of education, so this book also has an intended audience of students preparing to go to high school, graduate school, or professional school.

Books · Emerging Trends · Gamification · Storytelling · Teaching

Gamification in Learning and Education

Gamification in Learning and Education: Enjoy Learning Like Gaming (Advances in Game-Based Learning)

Gamification in Learning and Education: Enjoy Learning Like Gaming (Advances in Game-Based Learning)
Author: Sangkyun Kim
2017 | English | ISBN-10: 3319472828 | 164 Page

This book explores the theoretical foundations of gamification in learning and education. It has become increasingly difficult to engage and motivate students. Gamification not only makes learning interesting, but also allows game players to solve problems and learn lessons through repeated attempts and failures. This “positive failure” can motivate students to attempt a difficult mission. Chapters in this volume cover topics such as the definition and characteristics of gamification, gamification in learning and education, theories, research on gamification, framework, strategy, and cases.
Books · General · ICT · Mobile · Routledge · Storytelling

Digital Technologies and Generational Identity

Title: Digital Technologies and Generational Identity

Editor: Sakari Taipale (Editor),‎ Terhi-Anna Wilska (Editor),‎ Chris Gilleard (Editor)
Digital Technologies and Generational Identity
Routledge | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 1138225975 | 224 pages


The short lifetime of digital technologies means that generational identities are difficult to establish around any particular technologies let alone around more far-reaching socio-technological ‘revolutions’. Examining the consumption and use of digital technologies throughout the stages of human development, this book provides a valuable overview of ICT usage and generational differences. It focuses on the fields of home, family and consumption as key arenas where these processes are being enacted, sometimes strengthening old distinctions, sometimes creating new ones, always embodying an inherent restlessness that affects all aspects and all stages of life.

Combining a collection of international perspectives from a range of fields, including social gerontology, social policy, sociology, anthropology and gender studies, weaves empirical evidence with theoretical insights on the role of digital technologies across the life course. It takes a unique post-Mannheimian standpoint, arguing that each life stage can be defined by attitudes towards, and experiences of, digital technologies as these act as markers of generational differences and identity.

It will be of particular value to academics of social policy and sociology with interests in the life course and human development as well as those studying media and communication, youth and childhood studies, and gerontology.

Books · Emerging Trends · Storytelling

In It Together

Title: In IT Together

Authors: Debbie Zacarian, Michael Silverstone

English | 2015 | ISBN: 1483316777 | 184 Pages
In It Together: How Student, Family, and Community Partnerships Advance Engagement and Achievement in Diverse Classrooms 1st Ed

Harness the power of teacher, student, school, family, and community partnerships to promote student success

Teaching effectively in diverse classrooms has become more complex than ever. “Building meaningful relationships in education can be difficult, particularly when the parties involved are different from one another in identity, experience, and other ways. As a result, although in principle collaborations and partnerships in education are universally lauded, in practice they are often ignored. What we need are examples of partnerships that work. In it Together, by Debbie Zacarian and Michael Silverstone, suggests productive ways to work with, learn from, and form authentic relationships with diverse communities. Combining their abundant experience in classrooms and schools, and using examples from caring teachers in diverse classrooms, the authors demonstrate what it means to really be “in it together.” Teachers, administrators, and everyone who cares about the future of education in a diverse society will benefit from the strategies they suggest.”

Books · Portfolio · Presentations · Storytelling · Teaching

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom

Title: Digital Portfolios in the Classroom

Author: Matt Renwick (Author, Contributor)
ASCD | English | 2017 | ISBN-10: 1416624643 | 165 pages

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom


Assessment is messy. Day-to-day, in-the-moment assessments not only reveal information that drives future instruction but also offer a comprehensive picture of students’ abilities and dispositions toward learning. As teachers, we might know what this looks and feels like, yet it can be hard to put into action”hence the messiness.

Say hello to digital student portfolios”dynamic, digital collections of authentic information from different media, in many forms, and with multiple purposes. Using digital portfolios to capture student thinking and progress allows us to better see our students as readers, writers, and learners”and help students see themselves in the same way!

Matt Renwick’s <em>Digital Portfolios in the Classroom</em> is a guide to help teachers sort through, capture, and make sense of the messiness associated with assessment. By shining a spotlight on three types of student portfolios”performance, process, and progress”and how they can be used to assess student work, Renwick helps educators navigate the maze of digital tools and implement the results to drive instruction.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Storytelling · Teaching

Strategic Storyteller

Title: Strategic Storyteller

Author: Alexander Jutkowitz
English | August 9th, 2017 | ASIN: B074VF8KFV, ISBN: 1119345111 | 163 Pages

The Strategic Storyteller: Content Marketing in the Age of the Educated Consumer
The world needs more storytellers. Storytelling is an inherently innovative activity. When organizations find their best stories and tell them to the world, they’re not only building a reputation, they’re flexing the same muscles that allow them to pivot quickly around crisis or opportunity, and solve problems more creatively.

For individuals, crafting stories is the primary way we can make sense of the world and our place in it.

The Strategic Storyteller is a comprehensive, practical guide to transformative storytelling. In its pages you will learn how to:

• Tap into your and your organization’s unique sources of wonder, wisdom, and delight
• Boost individual and collective creativity
• Understand the storytelling strategies behind some of the world’s most powerful brands
• Unlock the secrets of the great strategic storytellers of the past
• Build a place where your stories can live online
• Distribute stories so they have staying power and reach in the digital age
• Convene audiences by going beyond demographic stereotypes and tapping into enduring human needs
• Understand how unshakable reputations are built out of stories that accumulate over time

Sooner or later all of us will be asked to tell stories in the course of our professional lives. We will be asked to make a case for ourselves, our work, our companies, and our future. The Strategic Storyteller tells you how.