Deeper Learning Through Technology
Using the Cloud to Individualize Instruction
- Ken Halla - Fairfax County Public Schools
Classroom Applications of Technology | Differentiation | Student Engagement & Motivation
Use the Cloud to Individualize Your Instruction and Watch Your Students Thrive!
The advent of cloud-stored data that can be entered, changed, and accessed anywhere is a development full of potential for today’s classroom.
This book is the all-in-one resource you need to be sure your students reap the fullest rewards from cloud-based developments. Teacher and top ed-blogger Ken Halla explains:
- Strategies for leveraging the cloud to create a self-paced, learner-centered classroom
- How to take advantage of tech tools to facilitate learning
- Real-life case studies and activities to ensure an enjoyable implementation experience.
Stay ahead of the curve with Ken Halla’s strategies, which you can implement the next morning.
"Halla's book, written from practitioner experience, provides practical and simple integration techniques that will assist both novice and experienced teachers incorporate technology to enhance student learning."
—Eric Sheninger, author of Digital Leadership, Changing Paradigms for Changing Times
“This is a must read--a detailed nuts and bolts guide to classroom tools in the cloud."
—Michael B. Horn, Co-Founder and Director, Christensen Institute
Author of Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns.
"Whether you are an ed tech veteran or just getting started, Halla's book will help you tailor learning to meet the needs of your students. This book will help you create the learner-focused classroom you want to build! A must-have resource for today's teachers!"
—Jaime Casap, Global Education Evangelist
"For most of history, where you were born and your proximity to books, resources, and libraries were factors that impacted your potential for academic success. This is no longer true. In our lifetime, there has been a fundamental shift to this longstanding reality. Today our teachers and students have 1 Billion libraries and all the world's information at our fingertips. Technology has integrated into the core of all our lives and into almost everything we do. In education, it is no longer a question of whether we integrate technology in education, it is a question of how we do it. What Ken Halla has done in Deeper Learning is lay out how teachers can integrate technology into their classroom to not only take advantage of this new world we live in, but more importantly, to help teachers better meet the needs that students face today as they prepare to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to thrive in their futures. In this book, not only does Halla do a masterful job of covering all the important aspects, tools, and resources of education technology teachers need to understand, he supports what he highlights with real classroom examples and provides challenges teachers can take on as they master these skills. Whether you are a veteran to ed technology or just getting started, Halla's book will help you tailor learning to meet the needs of your students and take on new teaching methodologies and tools to help you create the learner focused classroom you want to build! This is a must have resource for today's teachers!"
"Deeper Learning provides readers with a spot-on assemblage of thoughts and actions for teacher leaders who are ready to leap into the digital world of instruction. Second order teaching is described in clear and applicable terms which will ignite the power of relevance in all of us."
"Technology is transforming the business of teaching and learning. Thankfully we have Ken Halla who provides here a timely guide to navigate this new digital classroom. Ken’s resourceful guide is for every teacher who wants to steer into the new world of teaching and learning with confidence."