Hacking at Trees with Chainsaws
The Essential Guide to Using Technology Effectively in the Classroom
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This book is the essential guide for all teachers and school administrators to ensure technology adds value in the learning process.
Hacking at Trees with Chainsaws explores the most fundamental flaws with devices in education. Flaws that ultimately could end up jeopardising the use of devices in education.
This book has three objectives:
1. To explore what is now possible in education because of new tools
2. To draw attention to the risk of implementing an education programme without consideration of how the tools can be used
3. To provide some frameworks help teachers, school leaders and district supervisors integrate devices in a meaningfully that will add value to learning
What others are saying about Hacking at Trees with Chainsaws:
View from the Classroom
Shaun Brooker has direct experience with the use of Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) in the classroom. In this book, he shares what he has learned with you. After reading “Hacking at Trees with Chainsaws”, you can avoid making costly mistakes in your school setting.
-WillcottJ (Sep 14, 2015)
Great inspiration for anyone using or considering technology in education
I downloaded the sample and was hooked. What a great inspiration and new ways to look at technology in education. Even the sample alone will give you some great thoughts to consider, but do yourself a favor and buy the book. It is well worth the price. A great quote from the book, "Technology only makes your life easier if you let it.”
-Photoboy (Sep 18, 2015)
With devices in education it is not what you have that counts, it is how you use I.T. that counts.
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This is a great read if you are thinking at all about BYOD and the implementation of technology in your classroom / school. Shaun provides some rich ideas and great food for thought.