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ISTE has released three new titles, Transforming
Classroom Practice: Professional Development
Strategies in Educational Technology; Toys to Tools:
Connecting Student Cell Phones to Education; and Safe
Practices for Life Online. Transforming Classroom
Practice leads readers through multiple professional
development models, proven and avant-garde, that will
enhance teachers’ knowledge and
confidence in technology.
Transforming Classroom Practice is $31.45 for
members and $44.95 for nonmembers. In Toys to Tools, Liz
Kolb discusses a host of
innovative uses for the
technology that do not
require using the phones
in the classroom. She also
addresses the issues that
have led to the bans and
provides guidelines for overcoming
problems. Toys to Tools is $24.45
for members and $34.95 for non-members. In Safe Practices for Life
Online, Doug Fodeman and Marje
Monroe offer practical advice to help
middle and high school students stay safe by making
better choices and minimizing their risks. The book contains dozens of classroom-tested exercises and hundreds of links to Web sites, documents, and resources.
Safe Practices for Life Online is $20.95 for members
and $29.95 for nonmembers.
MORE INFO: ISTE, 1.800.336.5191
The National Museum
of American History in
conjunction with Verizon’s Thinkfinity.org has launched Smithsonian”s History
Explorer, a Web site that offers free, standards-based,
innovative resources for teaching and learning American
history. The site contains lessons, activities, and interactive
games that can be searched by grade level, keyword, and
historical era. Activities feature objects selected from the
more than 3 million artifacts in the museum’s collections.
MORE INFO: Smithsonian Institution, 1.202.633.1000
LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. has
released a series of new handhelds. The Didj system, for
students in first to fifth grade,
allows customized learning
through online connectivity. Parents can create lessons
using actual schoolwork, such as spelling lists. The Didj
sells for $89.99. The Leapster2 handheld, for children
from PK to third grade, expands the game play online,
which allows parents to see what their
child is learning. It retails for $69.99.
The Tag Reading System, for PK
through third grade is an interactive
reading product that brings books to
life. Children can touch any
word or picture
to hear a story or play a
game. It sells for $49.99.
MORE INFO: LeapFrog Enterprises Inc.
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