Books to Help Shape Vision for Technology UseEdit
For an annotated list of many of these books, also see: Books That Help Shape Vision.
- Burke, James Lee and Ornstein, Robert E. 1997. Axemaker's Gift: A double-edged history of human culture
- Collins, Jim. 2001 Good to Great: Why some companies make the leap...and others don't
- Cuban, Larry. 1986. Teachers and Machines
- Friedman, Thomas L and Oliver Wyman. 2005. The World is Flat: A brief history of the twenty-first century
- Fullan, Michael G. 2001. Leading in a Culture of Change
- Gleik, James. 2000. Faster: The acceleration of just about everything
- Gladwell: The Tipping Point
- Hall, Gene and Shirley Hord. 2005. Implementing Change; Principles, Patterns, and Potholes
- Jukes, Ian and Ted McCain. 2000. Windows on the Future: Education in the age of technology
- Levitt, Steven D., and Stephen J. Dubner. 2005. Freakonomics: A rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything.
- Locke, Christopher. The Cluetrain Manifesto (full text online)
- McCain, Ted. 2005. Teaching for Tomorrow
- November, Alan. 2001. Empowering Students with Technology
- Pink, Daniel. 2005. A Whole New Mind: Moving from the information age to the conceptual age
- Prensky, Marc & Gee, James. What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy
- Rischard, J. F., 2003. High Noon: 20 Global Problems and 20 Years to Solve Them
- Schmoker, Michael J. 1999. Results: The key to continuous school improvement
- Senge, Peter. The Fifth Discipline
- Let My People Go Surfing
Faculty Summer Reading BooksEdit
From an ISED listserv query re One Book, One Faculty, this is a compilation of titles that independent school faculties read over summers and found thought provoking.
Albom, Mitch. The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Brown & Keeley. Asking the Right Questions
Collins, Jim. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Delpit, Lisa and Herbert Kohl. Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom, Updated Edition
Evans, Robert. Family Matters : How Schools Can Cope with the Crisis in Childrearing
Evans, Robert. The Human Side of School Change: Reform, Resistance, and the Real-Life Problems of Innovation
Friedman, Thomas L. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
Gardner, Howard. Multiple Intelligences: The Theory in Practice
Gardner, Howard. The Unschooled Mind: How Children Think and How Schools Should Teach
Gauld, Malcolm, Laura Gauld, and Marc Brown. The Biggest Job We'll Ever Have: The Hyde School Program for Character-Based Education and Parenting
Gilbert, Daniel. Stumbling on Happiness
Harvey, Stephanie and Anne Goudvis. Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension to Enhance Understanding
Hirsch, E.D. Jr. The Knowledge Deficit
Levine, Mel. A Mind at a Time
Levine, Melvin D. All Kinds of Minds: A Young Student's Book About Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders
Mackenzie, Robert J. Setting Limits in the Classroom, Revised: How to Move Beyond the Dance of Discipline in Today's Classrooms (Setting Limits)
McBride, James. The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Mogel, Wendy. The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children
Nelsen, Jane, Ed.D., Lynn Lott and H. Stephen Glenn. Positive Discipline in the Classroom, Revised 3rd Edition: Developing Mutual Respect, Cooperation, and Responsibility in Your Classroom (Positive Discipline)
Perkins, David. Smart Schools and Archimedes' Bathtub
Perlstein, Linda. Not Much Just Chillin': The Hidden Lives of Middle Schoolers
Pink, Daniel H. A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age
Robinson, Ken. Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative
Sanborn, Mark. The Fred Factor: How passion in your work and life can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary
Sax, Leonard. Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences
Sizer, Theodore R. and Nancy Faust Sizer. The Students Are Watching: Schools and the Moral Contract
Southgate, Martha. The Fall of Rome: A Novel
Sprenger, Marilee. Learning & Memory: The Brain in Action
Stepp, Laura Sessions. Our Last Best Shot: Guiding our Children Through Early Adolescence
Tatum, Beverly Daniel. "Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?": A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity
Woods, Earl and Tiger Woods Foundation. Start Something: You Can Make a Difference
Zemelman, Daniels, and Hyde. Best Practice: Today's Standards for Teaching & Learning in America's Schools
Books to Guide Classroom Technology IntegrationEdit
- Pitler, Howard et al. Using Technology With Classroom Instruction That Works
- Wiske, Martha, et al. 2004. Teaching for Understanding With Technology
Books Detailing the History or Development of ComputingEdit
- Dyson, George. Darwin Among the Machines: The Evolution of Global Intelligence - George Dyson, brother of Esther Dyson, son of Freeman Dyson, kayak maker extraordinaire, covers the early years of digital computing, and speculates on the future of the human/computer relationship.
- Hiltzik, Michael. Dealers of Lightning - The story of the work done at Xerox Parc which brought us the Dynabook concept (laptops), Ethernet, laser printers, SmallTalk, and the Graphical User Interface approach to computing we've all come to know and love.
- Johnstone, Bob. Never Mind The Laptops A solid overview of the use of digital technology in education. Especially strong on the early Australian 1:1 laptop programs.
- Raymond, Eric. The Cathedral & The Bazaar (explains why open source projects like Linux and Wikipedia work)
- Sandholtz, Ringstaff & Dwyer Teaching with Technology - The story of Apple's Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT) research program. The first attempt, long before laptops, to provide ubiquitous access to computers in schools. Many valuable lessons were learned that still apply.
- Standage, Tom. 1999. The Victorian Internet: The remarkable story of the telegraph and the nineteenth century's on-line pioneers
- Wang, Wallace. Steal This Computer 4.0"
- Weinberger, David. Everything is Miscellaneous. Discusses the categorizing of information from Aristotle to the present.