Technology Enhanced Learning

Tips, Tricks, and Strategies to Improve Learning and Increase Student Engagement

By Bethany J. Petty

Illuminate: Technology Enhanced Learning provides teachers with ten chapters of easy-to-implement strategies for using technology to enhance learning. Teachers will learn how to use technology in purposeful and meaningful ways to encourage students to create, collaborate, communicate, think critically, and explore content, as well as how to use technology to explain information, motivate students, and connect with other teachers around the world. It’s important to remember to be intentional with technology integration and to not “use tech for tech’s sake.” After all, it’s not about the tec; it’s how you use it to illuminate learning!”

About the Author

Bethany Petty

Bethany Petty

Bethany Petty is a Christian, mother, wife, full-time high school Social Studies teacher, adjunct instructor of educational technology, runner, & blogger. Bethany blogs at Teaching with Technology where she shares ideas, edtech tools, tips and tricks, as well as reflections from her classroom. Bethany’s blog was recently listed as one of EdTech Magazine’s 50 K-12 IT Blogs to Read. She was named a finalist in EdTech Digest’s 2017 Awards and was listed as one of the top 100 Flipped Learning teachers worldwide. Bethany has published posts on Edutopia, Fractus Learning, and Whooo’s Reading, and has presented at multiple technology conferences.

What People are Saying

In Illuminate, Bethany Petty presents the wide-ranging spectrum of what is available in technology to schools and how it can be implemented. She generously shares her own experiences from the classroom in a conversational, friendly tone. If you’re getting started with technology and want to know what’s out there, this book is for you! – Matt Miller, author of Ditch that Textbook

Bethany has created a practical technology integration guide that any teacher can follow, loaded with ideas to engage students and build critical thinking skills. This thoughtful book will help teachers build their digital toolbox and find the best tool for the job. And educators at every level will appreciate the handy tips and tricks! – Kasey Bell, author of Shake Up Learning

lluminate: Technology Enhanced Learning by Bethany Petty offers some timely suggestions for educators to facilitate active learning opportunities for students. Educators reading this book will gain practical advice to help make learning stick through the purposeful integration of technology. – Sarah Thomas, PhD, founder of EduMatch

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