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Teaching with Tablets: How do I integrate tablets with effective instruction? (ASCD Arias)


Nancy Frey, Doug Fisher & Alex Gonzalez

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About This Book

In the few short years since tablets were introduced, they have become a popular addition to classrooms across all grade levels and content areas. 

By putting this device in the hands of students and teachers, we can grab hold of their interest, interact with content on a more personalized level, and monitor real-time learning. 

But how we use tablets in the classroom needs thoughtful planning to ensure that the technology actually improves the teaching and learning process. 

Nancy Frey, Doug Fisher, and Alex Gonzalez offer practical advice on how to effectively use tablets as part of the gradual release of responsibility from teacher to student. 

You’ll learn how to ensure that tablets are integrated into high-quality instruction, including strategies for using tablets for modeling, guided instruction, collaborative learning, independent learning, and formative assessment. 

Filled with examples of teachers successfully using tablets in their classrooms, this resource will help you maximize the potential of tablet technology to facilitate student understanding.


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"Teaching with Tablets should be required reading for anyone who is considering buying tablets for the classroom or for anyone trying to figure out how to use them. The authors have skillfully laid out simple considerations and plans for anyone looking to integrate these devices into their classroom."

—Steven Anderson, Director of Instructional Technology, Winston-Salem, NC
Reprinted with permission from the Web 2.0 Classroom blog.

"If battery-operated worksheets are a concern for you, then the ASCD Arias publication Teaching with Tablets is a must read!"

—Jessica Johnson, Principal J 
Reprinted with permission from the Principal J blog

"If you have tablets in students’ hands, and you have time to explore the options, pick up this quick read and be ready to pursue the many avenues it opens up!"

Joy Kirr, Grade 7 LA and literature teacher, MiddleWeb
Reprinted with permission.

About the Authors

Nancy FreyNANCY FREY is a professor in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. Before joining the university faculty, Frey was a special education teacher in the Broward County (Florida) Public Schools, where she taught students at the elementary and middle school levels. Frey later worked for the Florida Department of Education on a statewide project for supporting students with disabilities in a general education curriculum. She is a recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Early Career Award from the National Reading Conference.

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Doug FisherDOUG FISHER is a professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He is a member of the California Reading Hall of Fame and is the recipient of a Celebrate Literacy Award from the International Reading Association, the Farmer Award for Excellence in Writing from the National Council of Teachers of English, and a Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. 

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Alex GonzalezALEX GONZALEZ is the technology coordinator at Health Sciences High and Middle College in San Diego, California. He emphasizes forward thinking, convenience, security, and application when using technology in the classroom.


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