The John L. Zoph Library at Junípero Serra High School

New Books for Teachers

Teachers, our ed tech consultant, Rushton Hurley, has generously donated a few intelligently-written, very relevant books to our professional collection:

power-up-neebePower Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning.  Diana Neebe and Jen Roberts. (Stenhouse, 2015), 244 p.   From the cover:  “This is the book secondary teachers need to understand the changes in pedagogy, planning, classroom organization, time management, and collaboration that will help them be successful in a 1:1 environment.  Whether providing immediate and detailed feedback to student writers, giving voice to quiet learners, or creating more time for actual work in a jam-packed school day, Neebe and Roberts show teacher how communication, differentiation, and other effective practices can be powered up with personalized technology.”  Call number PRF 371.394 NEE

They Snooze, You Lose by Lynell BurmarkThey Snooze, You Lose : The Educator’s Guide to Successful Presentations.  Lynell Brumark. (Jossey-Bass, 2011), 262 p. + DVD.  From the cover:  “A lively combination of humorous anecdotes, research nuggets, and ready-to-implement strategies and activities.  They Snooze, You Lose is a must-have guide for anyone who wants to make presentations that stick–in K-20 classrooms, at meetings and conferences–with any audience, live or virtual!”  Call number PRF 371.3 BUR

Teaching Digital Natives by Marc PrenskyTeaching Digital Natives : Partnering for Real Learning.  Marc Prensky.  (Corwin, 2010), 203 p.  From the cover:  “Marc Prensky, who first coined the terms ‘digital natives’ and ‘digital immigrants’ presents an intuitive yet highly innovative and field-tested partnership model that promotes 21st-century student learning through technology. … With numerous strategies, how-to’s, partnering tips, and examples, Teaching Digital Natives is a visionary yet practical book for preparing students to live and work in today’s globalized and digitalized world. Call number PRF 371.39 PRE

Make Learning Personal by Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskeyMake Learning Personal : The What, Who, WOW, Where, and Why.  Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey.  (Corwin, 2015), 251 p.  From the cover:  “Through personalized learning, education as we know it is transformed as learners are empowered to take control of their own learning.  This thorough and timely resource draws on Universal Design for Learning principles to create a powerful shift in classroom dynamics by guiding learners to become self-directed, self-monitored, and self-motivated.”  Call number PRF 371.394 BRA

Blended Learning in Grades 4-12 by Catlin TuckerBlended Learning in Grades 4-12 : Leveraging the Power of Technology to Create Student-Centered Classrooms.  Catlin R. Tucker.  (Corwin, 2012), 245 p.  From the cover:  “In this step-by-step guide, teacher and education blogger Catlin R. Tucker outlines the process for integrating online discussion with face-to-face instruction in a way that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, works for your students, and allows you to focus your energy where it is most needed.”  Call number PRF 371.3 TUC

Reinventing Writing by Vicki DavisReinventing Writing : The 9 Tools That are Changing Writing, Teaching, and Learning Forever.  Vicki A. Davis.  (Routledge, 2014), 250 p.  From the cover:  “In this much-anticipated book from acclaimed blogger Vicki Davis (Cool Cat Teacher), you’ll learn the key shifts in writing instruction necessary to move students forward in today’s world.  Vicki describes how the elements of traditional writing are being reinvented with cloud-based tools.  Instead of paper, note taking, filing cabinets, word processors, and group reports, we now have tools like ePaper, eBooks, social bookmarking, cloud syncing infographics, and more.  Vicki shows you how to select the right tool, set it up quickly, and prevent common mistakes.  She also helps you teach digital citizenship and offers exciting ways to build writing communities where students love to learn.”  Call number PRF 371.394 DAV

Stop by the library the library to browse these and all the books in our professional collection.  Take the time you need in borrowing from the library.  Faculty and staff check-outs last until May!

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