EdTech Books by Dr. Monica Burns
This is an accessible, practical guide to incorporating essential EdTech skills and strategies in every learning setting. Written for educators who want proven ways to prepare their students to be productive, responsible users of technology both inside and outside the classroom.
'This easy read is packed with practical strategies that can be used immediately.'
Through her extensive experience and vast knowledge of educational technology, Monica Burns has created a resource that every educator will benefit from. Her book focuses squarely on what the learner can and should be doing with digital tools to develop needed competencies in a rapidly changing world. Although technology has and continues to change at a rapid pace, Monica reminds us that it is effective pedagogy that matters above all else. This easy read is packed with practical strategies that can be used immediately.
– Eric Sheninger, Associate Partner, International Center for Leadership in Education and Best-Selling author
'Monica Burns has done it again.'
Monica Burns has done it again. Filled with practical information, EdTech Essentials narrows down the most vital areas for classroom technology use to make sure students are being supported in all ways that they interact in digital spaces. Whether you are an administrator supporting teachers and making plans for your school year, or a teacher looking to infuse high-quality digital learning experiences into your lessons, this book will help you prioritize the skills that matter most and give you the tools needed to guide your students in growing as creators, consumers, and collaborators. Filled with today’s most robust tools and resources you can use tomorrow, EdTech Essentials should be the next book on your professional reading list!
– Thomas C. Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Washington, D.C.
'Every classroom teacher K-Higher Ed needs this book...'
Every classroom teacher K-Higher Ed needs this book and every school and university needs it to lead a book study and ongoing professional development for their teachers. Monica Burns’ EdTech Essentials will empower educators to create learning spaces where students gain confidence in digital spaces, collaborate and communicate in meaningful ways and create to showcase their learning.
– Tisha Poncio, Digital Learning Specialist
'A timely and fabulous resource for today’s classroom.'
Bravo to trusted Ed Tech Expert, Monica Burns Ed.D, for creating such a timely and fabulous resource for today’s classroom and students! After the pandemic, we need innovative practical strategies for balancing the changing role of technology in schools. Ed Tech Essentials: The Top Ten Technology Strategies for All Learning Environments is loaded with practical suggestions that will make this a popular “go to” reference you won’t want to miss!
– Lori Oczkus, Author and Literacy Consultant Reciprocal Teaching at Work
More Edtech Books by Monica
EdTech Essentials: The Top 10 Technology Strategies for All Learning Environments
Timely, accessible, and informed by the author's experience and expertise, this books shares ways to prepare students to be productive, responsible users of technology both within and outside the classroom.
Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom
Focusing on "three Cs" of technology implementation —creation, curiosity, and collaboration — this book offers K-12 teachers advice for (and copious examples of) tech-infused lessons for classrooms using technology.
40 Ways to Inject Creativity into Your Classroom with Adobe Spark
Co-authored with Ben Forta, this book includes 40 fun and practical activity ideas suitable for a variety of ages and subjects as well as 15 graphic organizers to get you started with the free creativity tool Adobe Spark.
Quick Reference Guides by Monica
Classroom Technology Tips
Featuring 30+ strategic uses of classroom technology and 40+ tool recommendations, this guide is for educators across grade levels and subject areas to help make their lessons more accessible, rigorous, and engaging.
Distance Learning Essentials
Explore five essentials of distance learning in synchronous and asynchronous environments including creating and curating instructional content, student engagement, checking for understanding, and more!
Engaging Students in Reading
Co-authored with Pam Allyn, use this guide to help students hone their skills across a wide variety of material both online and offline —and develop the confidence they'll need to be lifelong readers.