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Cultivating Communication in the Classroom: Future-Ready Skills for Secondary Students

by Lisa Johnson Corwin Press
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Pbk 224 pages
AU$62.00 NZ$63.48
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Building 21st Century communication skills Students are expected to be innovators, creative thinkers, and problem solvers. But what if they can't communicate their ideas persuasively? Just because many students are raised communicating through technology doesn't mean they know how to use it effectively. Knowing how to share ideas is as crucial as the ideas themselves. Unfortunately, many students don't get explicit opportunities to hone this skill. Cultivating Communication in the Classroom will help educators design authentic learning experiences that allow students to practice their skills. Readers will find: Real world insights into how students will be expected to communicate in their future careers and education Strategies for teaching communication skills throughout the curriculum Communication Catchers for igniting ideas Interviews with industry experts Tools for building 21st Century skills Written by Tech Chef Lisa Johnson, this book demonstrates how communication can be taught through the lens of college and career readiness.

Foreword by Guy Kawasaki
Chapter 1: Email Etiquette
Chapter 2: Collaboration and Positive Interdependence
Chapter 3: Visual Literacy and Presentation Skills
Chapter 4: Student Publishing and Projects
Chapter 5: Portfolios and Resumes
Chapter 6: Social Media
Chapter 7: Curation
Appendix A: Book Study and Communication Cohort Challenges
Appendix B: Communication Catchers
Appendix C: SEL Index
Appendix D: Industry Insights

"Lisa Johnson is a longtime leader of technology integration and this book distills the complicated mess of technology use in secondary schools down to a clean, lean, and easy to follow book. While all the concepts are based on sound pedagogy and the 'why' is certainly addressed, Lisa doesn't waste any time getting down to the classroom level to make it clear to all of us how best to support our students. As Danah Boyd points out in her book, It's Complicated, "most teens aren't addicted to social media; if anything, they're addicted to each other" and Lisa's book is here to help encourage the communication through the use of technology. Lisa puts the needs of students first, pedagogy second, and places the technology in it's proper place as a tool and not an obsession. This is the book we've been waiting for that rises above button-pushing and gets to the heart of what we need and want for our students."

Recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2013, featured in both editions of "iPads in Education for Dummies" and Corwin's Connected Educators Series " The Missing Voices in EdTech", Lisa thoughtfully and diligently models and shares the transformational power of mobile devices and professional learning networks within the global edusphere. Creator of the TechChef4u blog, Co-host of "Appy Hours 4 U" and "iVengers Radio", and Co-Author of the professional development hit "Hot Apps 4 HOTS" with close to 20,000 international downloads, Lisa Johnson offers a unique perspective as she is embedded at the intersection of where all stakeholders in technology integration meet. Mother of two mobile natives, Educational Technologist supporting a K-12 1:1 Pad school district, nationally recognized speaker, international curriculum writer, Book Creator Ambassador, Tackk Advocate, and Thinglink Expert Educator, Lisa Johnson has the ability to see and share how technology can impact and redefine pedagogy, assessment, instruction, and the four walls of the classroom. Blending purposeful technology integration with wit and a dollop of app-thusiasm, Lisa Johnson addresses hot topics ranging from SAMR and 21st century learning to formative assessment, fostering students as authors, differentiated instruction, e-portfolios, workflow, curation, collaborative cultures, device neutral classrooms, and the ever evolving classroom dynamic. Bringing her own unique home roasted blend of pedagogy and perspective, Lisa Johnson empowers educators with the critical ingredients to cook up a new recipe for learning.