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Untangling the Web

Untangling the Web
20 Tools to Power Up Your Teaching

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May 2013 | 200 pages | Corwin
There are so many powerful web tools available today that can engage students, empower teachers, and make learning in the schools not only more relevant, but fun as well. While there are educational technologists who are quite passionate about discovering, trying, and sharing these resources, the fact remains that the majority of teachers are either unaware of these tools or intimidated on how to successfully embed them in their instruction. This book is an introduction to using these web-based tools in the classroom from a practical perspective as well as providing deeper dives demonstrating advanced ways they are being used to impact student learning.
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About the Authors
1. Curation Tools: Where Did I Put That Awesome Resource?
2. Artistic Tools: Unleash Your Creative Side
3. Presentation Tools: Life beyond PowerPoint
4. Social Networking Tools: Talk, Text and Learn Together
5. The Best of the Rest: A Grab Bag of Incredible Tools for Schools
6. Bonus Section!
Continue the Learning Journey


“Steve Dembo and Adam Bellow have created a clear and deeply helpful guide to help teachers invigorate their classes by having students create, curate, and collaborate using the web.”

Chris Lehmann, Founding Principal
Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, PA

“Steve and Adam take a practical (and entertaining) approach to their overview of the online tools. The book could easily become the backbone for a PLC or a study group!”

Kathy Shrock, Educational Technologist

“Whether you are an experienced user of these tools or just starting out, this book should be on your shelf."

Steven W. Anderson, Director of Instructional Technology
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, NC

“Deceptively instructional and a super fun read, this book has a warm conversational tone that feels like you're sitting down to a conversation with these two engaging technology leaders. The authors inject humor in between the informative in ways that had me smiling as I read. Not many tech tool books can boast that, I wager!”

Gwyneth Jones, The Daring Librarian
ISTE Board of Directors & Library Journal Mover & Shaker

"This is THE must-have book for teachers looking to expand their digital tool chest. This book will help teachers of any skill level bring new and exciting tools to their classroom."

Nicholas Provenzano

“This book has plenty of ‘Hey, I can do that tomorrow!’ nuggets. Dive right in and help yourself to amazing tools that will help your kids.”

Kevin HoneycuKevin Honeycutt, Ed-Tech Consultanttt

“The authors give teachers quick ways to start using popular tools and hidden gems in their classroom today in an upbeat, fun tone.”

Vicki Davis, Co-Founder
Flat Classroom Projects

I MAY adopt this book for spring 2020. It was not adopted for fall 2019.

Dr Jamalee Stone
College Of Education, Black Hills State University
August 8, 2019

It not only introduces how to use these tools, but also provides information/strategies on how these tools can be integrated into classroom teaching. I particularly like "Tweet Tweet" callout boxes.

Dr Corey Lee
College Of Education, Coastal Carolina University
May 1, 2015

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter Two

Stephen E. Dembo

Steve DemboAs a former kindergarten teacher and school Director of Technology, Steve Dembo is a pioneer in the field of educational social networking. Currently serving as Discovery Education's Director of Social Media Strategy and Online Community, Dembo was among the first educators to realize the power of blogging, podcasting, Twitter, and other Web 2.0 technologies in connecting educators and creating professional learning communities.In 2010, the National School Board Association named Dembo one of "Twenty to Watch," a list honoring individuals finding innovative ways to use technology to increase classroom learning. His work with the... More About Author

Adam Scott Bellow

Adam Bellow is one of today's leading speakers on educational technology and infusing technology to aid school reformation. He is the founder of both eduTecher and eduClipper. In addition to these free resources, Adam launched the popular student-focused social charity campaign Change the World.Bellow began his career teaching High School English for students with language-based learning disabilities. While going for his first master's degree, he was asked to teach the graduate level course for his peers on the value of Technology for the Special Education Classroom based on his clear passion for the subject. It was during this course that... More About Author

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