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Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education
Ken Robinson
Robinson argues for an end to our outmoded industrial educational system and proposes a highly personalized, organic approach.

The Test: Why Our Schools are Obsessed with Standardised Testing--But You Don't Have to Be
Anya Kamenetz
How do we preserve space for self-directed learning and development--especially when we still want all children to hit the mark?

What Connected Educators Do Differently
Todd Whitaker and Jeffrey Zoul
In What Connected Educators Do Differently, we are shown how being a connected educator―by using social media to connect with peers across the country and even across the globe―will greatly enhance your own learning and your success in a school or classroom.

Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools
Michael B. Horn
Blended is the practical field guide for implementing blended learning techniques in K-12 classrooms.

The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning
Tom D. Whitby, Steven W. Anderson
This information-packed resource from digital experts Anderson and Whitby makes it easy to build a thriving professional network using social media.

The Invent to Learn Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom: Recipes for Success
David Thornburg, Norma Thornburg Ma, Sara Armstrong
This book is an essential guide for educators interested in bringing the amazing world of 3D printing to their classrooms.

Worlds of Making: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School
Laura Fleming
Get the nuts and bolts on imagining, planning, creating, and managing a cutting-edge Makerspace for your school community.

Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III & Mark A McDaniel
To most of us, learning something "the hard way" implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier.

Coding for Kids for Dummies
Camille McCue
Coding For Kids For Dummies breaks coding into a series of small projects, each designed to teach elementary-to-middle-school-aged students a core concept to build a game, application, or other tool.

Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative
Ken Robinson
To realize our true creative potential--in our organizations, in our schools and in our communities--we need to think differently about ourselves and to act differently towards each other. We must learn to be creative.

Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom
Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez
The active learner is at the center of the learning process, amplifying the best traditions of progressive education. This book helps educators bring the exciting opportunities of the maker movement to every classroom.

Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better
Clive Thompson
It's undeniable--technology is changing the way we think. But is it for the better? Amid a chorus of doomsayers, Clive Thompson delivers a resounding "yes."

A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change
Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown
In A New Culture of Learning, Doug Thomas and John Seely Brown pursue an understanding of how the forces of change, and emerging waves of interest associated with these forces, inspire and invite us to imagine a future of learning that is as powerful as it is optimistic.

The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World
Howard Gardner and Katie Davis
No one has failed to notice that the current generation of youth is deeply--some would say totally--involved with digital media.

Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas
Seymour Papert
Mindstorms has two central themes: that children can learn to use computers in a masterful way and that learning to use computers can change the way they learn everything else.

Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)
Elizabeth Green
Building a Better Teacher introduces a new generation of educators exploring the intricate science underlying their art. A former principal studies the country's star teachers and discovers a set of common techniques that help children pay attention.

Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies (Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning)
Michelle Pacansky-Brock
This practical, easy-to-use guide will serve the needs of educators seeking to refresh or transform their instruction. Readers will be rewarded with an ample yet manageable collection of proven emerging technologies that can be leveraged for generating content, enhancing communications with and between students, and cultivating participatory, student-centered learning activities.