Classroom Management in the Digital Age

Effective Practices for Technology-Rich Learning Spaces

By Heather Dowd and Patrick Green
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Classroom Management in the Digital Age guides and supports established and transitioning device-rich classrooms, providing practical strategy to novice and expert educators K-12 such as:

  • Getting attention from those device focused faces
  • Establishing procedures for daily class routines that harness the power of technology tools
  • Cultivating a culture of student ownership and responsibility
  • Developing routines that increase on-task behavior and lessen teacher anxiety
  • Decreasing distraction with simple, helpful tips

This book offers teachers competency and confidence. If you have devices in your classroom already or if you’re moving towards implementing tablets, iPads, Chromebooks, or any other device, Classroom Management in the Digital Age will partner with you in creating relevant classrooms where learning rules.

About the Author

Heather Dowd

Heather Dowd

Patrick Green

Patrick Green

Heather Dowd is the Senior Director of the Dynamic Learning Project for EdTechTeam. She enjoys helping instructional coaches inspire their teachers to use technology in meaningful ways for student learning. Teaching English in Japan inspired her to become a teacher and the adventure hasn’t stopped. Heather is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, and author of “Classroom Management in the Digital Age” where she encourages teachers to set the learning free with a solid classroom management plan. She is a former physics teacher, instructional designer, and education technology coach who loves talking about physics, digital citizenship, coaching, spreadsheets, and design. She believes that students should have access to current technology in order to connect to the world and be creative in ways that weren’t possible when she was in school.

Patrick just completed his 20th year in education and is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator and YouTube Star Teacher. He recently moved back to Washington State to embark on a year of personalized learning with his family after spending the last 14 years teaching, learning, and leading in international schools in Asia and Europe.

Most recently, Patrick was the Education Technology Coordinator and the Site Director for the Global Online Academy at Singapore American School, where he partnered with students, parents, and over 100 teachers in integrating technology into their learning lives in meaningful ways so that all stakeholders use current tools to create, collaborate, communicate, and critically think.

What People are Saying

A must read for all teachers as we transfer into an era of education that welcomes the use of digital devices to facilitate student learning. This quick read offers several valuable classroom management tips to keep students engaged and on-task while using digital devices in the classroom. – Becky Riddle

Whether you are just getting started or are a veteran teacher, this book can help you to become more effective in the twenty-first-century classroom. — Clint Hamada

I’ve used this book iin conversation with teachers in primary and secondary classrooms, and it cuts right to the heart of their concerns, helps them anticipate challenges, and dispel anxiety about things that probably won’t become issues anyway.  – Joel Birch

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