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Tasks Before Apps Summer Book Club

May 6, 2018

This summer I’m super excited to host a summer book club all about Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning for a Tech-Rich Classroom, my book from ASCD. Although I’ve talked to some educators who are hosting a Tasks Before Apps book clubs at their school, I wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to join a book club too! The Tasks Before Apps Summer Book Club invites educators who are passionate about placing tasks before apps to make sure the learning in their tech-rich classroom stays front and center!

Tasks Before Apps Book Club

Would you like to join the Tasks Before Apps Book Club? Here are the details:

You can work at your own pace during the summer. There will be five questions posted throughout June and July. Anyone who joins the book club will have access to a special Flipgrid page where you can respond to the questions by recording video reflections right from Flipgrid’s website or using their mobile app. In August, I’ll host a live Google Hangout to share a few new favorites and answer your questions!

The book club is free to join, all you have to do is show proof of purchase of Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning for a Tech-Rich Classroom. You might have a receipt from Amazon or ASCD if you ordered a copy of the book online. What if you already have a copy of Tasks Before Apps sitting on your desk right now? Just send us a picture to show you bought a copy of the book earlier this school year.

To join the book club:

  • Purchase a copy of the book on Amazon or from ASCD
  • Forward your receipt of the book (or a picture of the book sitting on your desk) to

As soon as you send your proof of purchase, we’ll send you:

  1. Special welcome message video!
  2. Three (3) Tasks Before Apps posters

When we kick off the book club on June 1st, we’ll send you:

  • Five book club questions with target dates to help you pace your reading
  • Link to the Flipgrid page where you’ll respond to the book club questions
  • A “save the date” for our live Google Hangout

Even if you join after June 1st – we are still accepting new folks until July 31, 2018.

I hope you’ll join the special Tasks Before Apps Summer Book Club! If you are interested in hosting a book club at your school and need information on bulk purchase discounts, webinars, or onsite professional development, just send a message my way – Questions? Email:

I’m also hosting a book club for Taming the Wild Text you can check it out in this post.

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Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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