20 Tools for Reaching the Digital GenerationPodcasts and SMART Boards and blogs. Oh, my. Teach Like a Techie introduces the novice to 20 gadgets, gizmos, and websites that engage students and raise learning to a higher level. The focus here is not on technological bells and whistles but on good teaching. Teachers are walked step-by-step through the basics of using each tool and specific ways it can improve learning. Any teacher who's facing an interactive white board with no idea how to use it will be reassured by the author's simple advice. Anyone who's wondered how to boost student presentations to new heights with Prezi or make social studies lessons more meaningful with Google Earth or Newseum will be thrilled. And every teacher who's trying desperately to relate to today's students in their own digital language will be empowered by these practical, research-supported, classroom-tested ideas. These days, an educator doesn't have to be a techie to teach like one. They just need this book. (K-12) 192 pp.