Wednesday, September 15, 2010

From Fear to Facebook - One School's Journey - great book for teachers and school systems - courtesy of ISTE

When implementing new technology, there’s always the chance that we will have to navigate unexpected obstacles. This was the case for Matt Levinson and the staff at San Francisco’s Nueva School when they rolled out a 1-to-1 laptop program. They weren’t prepared for hacked passwords or upset parents, and they were especially unprepared for a student revolt.

Levinson has written an enjoyable book on the challenges he and Nueva faced and how the school worked to successfully achieve student, teacher, and parent buy in. He shares wisdom we all can use as we continue to bring our schools into the digital age. 
From Fear to Facebook tells the story of the cultural shift happening in schools with technology and provides a road map for how to navigate this sea change with buy-in from all key stakeholders.”
Jim Steyer, CEO and Founder, Common Sense Media
“Matt Levinson has written a stimulating, provocative book about the educational opportunities and challenges posed by the new digital media.”
Howard Gardner
Learn more about this book and topic: listen to an interview with Matt Levinson on ISTE Casts.
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