Connected Educators Series: Books on EdTech Leadership


Connected Educators Series: Books on EdTech Leadership

The Corwin Connected Educators Series is an amazing collection of eight books that unlock the greatest resource for every educator in the 21st century across the globe. This book series features short books of about 70 pages in both electronic and paper back formats.

The main focus of this book is to help educators to enhance classroom practices as well as enhance the traits for digital leadership. The bundle includes:

Connected Leadership: It’s Just a Click Away

Connected Leadership: It’s Just a Click Away is a book by Spike Cook. In this book, author shares and writes to school leaders about how to write blogs, about PLNs to open digital box for parents and community.

Review

How relevant are you as a school leader? This is the essential question that Dr. Cook succinctly addresses in this handbook that is positioned to be an essential reading for any 21st Century leader. His work details the power of connectivity to break down silos of information and get school leaders off isolated islands to improve professional practice and transform schools. By weaving stories of how practitioners have benefited from connecting through social media, Dr. Cook presents the necessary ingredients for change that can be implemented immediately.”

Eric Sheninger, Principal and Corwin Author, Digital Leadership, New Milford High School, New Milford, NJ 

The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning

A book by Steven Anderson and Tom Whitby; the book explains how to successfully utilise social media to build PLN.

Review

In the 21st century, the smartest person in the room, is the room. It is incumbent upon all educators to connect online with other educators who can reignite their passion for teaching, and share learning and experiences. Tom Whitby and Steve Anderson generously share their wisdom and the "rules of the road" for those who want to accelerate the development of a personal learning network. Their book is a worthwhile INVESTMENT that will repay itself many timesover.”

Angela Maiers of Maiers Education Services

Empowered Schools, Empowered Students: Creating Connected and Invested Learners

This book is written by Pernille Ripp. In this book, author shares a number of methods for educators as well as school leaders, on how they can endow students and colleagues build a strong learning community.  

Review

As a long time blogger, Pernille has been sharing her insights and challenges for a number of years. Her following grows as she presents an honest reflection of life in a classroom. These reflections reveal a vulnerability that endears her readers and instills hope about the possibility forchange.”

This book’s theme of “empowerment” is what Pernille has been living for years. She’s been able to eloquently share this idea, providing practical steps, addressing the challenges and reasoning behind change. It’s a quick read but one that will get pulled off of the shelf time and time again.”

Dean Shareski, Community Manager Discovery Education elaborates

All Hands on Deck: Tools for Connecting Educators, Parents, and Communities

In this book Brad Curries shows one can connect with parents and communities using 21st century tools.

Review

"This is an incredibly practical book that provides insight on engaging school stakeholders. Brad has done a wonderful job of sharing success stories as it relates to the power of technology to connect schools with parents and community members. The ideas shared throughout the book can help strengthen a school's culture in order to promote the success of all students."

Todd Whitaker, Professor of Department of Educational Leadership Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

The Power of Branding: Telling Your School's Story

Authored by Tony Sinanis and Joseph Sanfelippo, the book talks about how to brand their own schools? The book uses concrete ideas and detailed case studies to help readers in:

  •    Creating a brand name
  •    Share big events using blogs
  •    Communicate digital citizenship K-12

Review

"Great leaders are intentional about everything they do. Tony and Joe's message stresses the importance of being intentional in telling the great stories of schools. Focusing on the positive things happening in schools gives leaders more drive and has a tremendous impact on school culture. This book is a powerful resource for leaders looking to promote the positive things happening in their schools to the community."

Todd Whitaker, Professor of Department of Educational Leadership, Indiana State University

Flipping Leadership Doesn’t Mean Reinventing the Wheel

Flipping Leadership Doesn’t Mean Reinventing the Wheel is a book authored by Peter DeWitt. According to the author we can flip faculty meetings as well as other types of communication between parents and teachers.

Review

"Education is plagued by outdated leadership strategies and techniques that have long lost their luster. Peter DeWitt provides a fresh look at how leaders can make use of precious time while increasing the effectiveness of meetings and communications. His message is a call to action for leaders to jump on the train before it is toolate."

Eric Sheninger, Principal, New Milford High School, New Milford, NJ

Teaching the iStudent: A Quick Guide to Using Mobile Devices and Social Media in the K–12 Classroom

In this volume, well-known author and veteran teacher Mark Barnes tells how teachers can utilise social media and mobile devices to make a win-win for learning and teaching.

Review

"As a former classroom teacher, Mark understands what is needed to engage students from the moment they walk into the classroom. In his new book, Mark offers his insight to make sure all teachers understand their students, and provides suggestions on how educators can maximize the potential of the iStudent."

Peter DeWitt, Corwin Author, Flipped Leadership Doesn’t Mean Reinventing the Wheel Albany, NY

The Edcamp Model Powering Up Professional Learning

The Edcamp Model Powering Up Professional Learning joins educators to PD.

Review

"Swanson outlines a new kind of professional development that will revolutionize how educators improve their craft. This blueprint for success demonstrates PD that is remarkably simple and brilliant.”

Mark Barnes, Education Consultant and Corwin Author, Teaching the iStudent                

About the Author
Author: Prasanna Bharti
Prasanna is a blogger by profession, and loves to write about education technology. Her write-ups intend to provide a deep insight about enormous resources and ideas available to make learning better and effective with the use of technology.

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