Summer Reading on the Latest in Education

| By Yonah Kirschner, Program Manager, DigitalJLearning Network

Summer is the perfect time to catch up on all the books you’ve wanted to read! Keep up on the latest in the field with these great reads on education, technology, and new approaches to teaching in the 21st century. Whether you’re just starting to integrate technology or already have flipped classroom favorites, these books will help you reach new teaching heights!


50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom by Alice Keeler and Libbi Miller

Does your school use Google Classroom? Even if you have experience with the platform, we bet you can still learn something useful in this book! Each chapter provides practical tips for maximizing the way both you and your students use Google Classroom. Bonus: The authors recently released 50 Things to Go Further with Google Classroom! Between these two books, you’ll be well on your way to mastering all Google has to offer before you even step foot back in school.



Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

We know teaching entails many daily challenges, and teachers who are just starting to integrate technology into learning can have additional obstacles to overcome. This book will tell you all about “grit” - a special combination of passion and perseverance that will lead you on the path to success.



The Growth Mindset Coach: A Teacher's Month-by-Month Handbook for Empowering Students to Achieve by Annie Brock and Heather Hundley

Integrating technology and blended learning in the classroom makes learning more student-centered and promotes student independence. That independence often goes hand-in-hand with the cultivation of a growth mindset. Teachers will love this particular book for its practical tips and lessons plans as well as key words and phrases to encourage the growth mindset among their students.



The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined by Salman Khan

The manifesto of Khan Academy’s founder, this book lays out Khan’s vision for the future of education. He argues that the current model is incredibly outdated and that, with new technological tools, a focus on teacher-student interactions, and a return to the “mastery learning” approach, every student can receive an effective education.



Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America by Allan Collins and Richard Halverson

Published in 2009, this book is a good read for educators who want to get a broader sense of how life in a technological society, where vast amounts of information are constantly at students’ fingertips, has implications for teaching and learning.



What Connected Educators Do Differently by Todd Whitaker, Jeffrey Zoul, and Jimmy Casas

Want your own customized professional development and professional learning network? Head over to social media to connect with other educators around the world! This books offers practical advice for creating and cultivating your professional network in the online space.


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