New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education

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Tasks Before Apps Book Study

Date & Time
may 01, 2018 -
june 12, 2018

Online Platform
NYSCATE-Online, NY 11111
United States

Pricing & Registration

$125 per attendee

Book Included

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About the Book Study

Knowing how to navigate technology wisely--how to communicate effectively on posts and message boards, locate credible information on search engines, and select efficient, cost-effective equipment--is essential for both teachers and students. Whether you are a novice or a veteran, teach kindergarten students or high school seniors, this book is an indispensable guide to furthering academic skills, social development, and digital aptitude in the classroom.

Focusing on the "three Cs" of technology implementation--creation, curiosity, and collaboration--Tasks Before Apps offers K-12 teachers

  • Detailed advice for (and copious examples of) tech-infused lessons that help students meet learning goals while also developing vital digital citizenship skills.
  • Customizable checklists and graphic organizers for planning tech-enabled activities; choosing appropriate programs, devices, and platforms; and setting unit and lesson goals.
  • Recommendations for and links to apps and online resources that can facilitate and energize learning.
  • Reflection and brainstorming questions for use in book clubs and PLC discussions.

Join us for this 6 week online book study as we explore ways to organize this tech-rich learning environment we are immersed in. The Author, Monica Burns will join us for a Q&A webinar during the book study.

Event Schedule
Week 1Introductions & Read and Reflect: Introduction
Week 2Read and Reflect: Chapter 1: Thoughtful Task Development
Week 3Read and Reflect Chapter 2: Creation: Demonstrating Understanding Everyday
Week 4Read and Reflect Chapter 3: Curiosity: Promoting Lifelong Learning and Chapter 4: Collaboration: Working Together with Digital Tools
Week 5Read and Reflect Chapter 5 Moving Forward with Purpose
Week 6Wrap Up Discussions and Reflections on Study
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