Standards & Literacy

Technology Standards

International Society for Technology in Education (2008).  NETS for Teachers: 2008. ISTE is a tremendous site and advocate for teaching with technology.The link above provides standards which are recognized and highly regarded in the teaching and technological community. 

Professional Development

International Society for Technology in Education (2008).  Professional Development  Services.  Retrieved January 25, 2011. From

Apple, Inc. (2011).  Apple in Education:  See How Teachers and Students are using Mac, Ipod, and iPad in Education.  Retrieved January 25, 2011, from

Technology Integration

Boss, S., & Krauss, J. (2007).  Reinventing Project Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real World Projects in the Digital Age.  Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education. Reinventing Project Based Learning is a great book that offers real-world projects that provides great understanding and examples of projects that utilize today’s technology rich learning environment.     

Grabe, C., & Grabe, M. (2007).  Integrating Technology for Meaningful Learning.  New   York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Company.  Integrating Technology for Meaningful Learning provides essential information and motivation which allows the teacher to allow technology as an everyday tool with an abundance of authentic student projects.

Dwyer, D. C., Ringstaff, C., & Sandholtz, J. H. (1997).  Teaching with Technology: Creating Student-Centered Classrooms.  New York & London: Teachers College, Columbia University.  Teaching with Technology draws from over 20,000 case studies in the Apple Classroom of Tomorrow database and provides excellent examples for educators and administrators who are committed to educational excellence in the technology rich classroom.


Mraz, M., Vacca, J., & Vacca, T. (2011).  Content Area Reading: Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum. Boston, MA: Pearson, Education Inc.  Literacy and Learning serves as great guidebook for adolescent literacy and emphasizes how to use literacy to learn across the curriculum.

Ogle (1986).  KWL Diagram.

Teachers activate students' prior knowledge by asking them what they already Know; then students (collaborating as a classroom unit or within small groups) set goals specifying what they Want to learn; and after reading students discuss what they have Learned. Students apply higher-order thinking strategies which help them construct meaning from what they read and help them monitor their progress toward their goals.  This website provides a simple to chart with allows students and teachers to do just that.

How to Improve Comprehension Skills.

Useful graphic visual organizers, mindmaps, and  brainstorming worksheets for teachers.

General Pedagogy

Good, Thomas L. (2008).  Looking in Classrooms.  Boston, MA: Pearson Education Inc.  Looking in Classrooms is a great book that covers topics that all new teachers need to be familiar with; teacher and administrative expectations, problem prevention, motivation, technology, and growing as a teacher.  

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