I am going to put in a shameless plug here for my first ever book. It has taken me over three years to complete outside of raising a family with my lovely wife and working full time.
It has been getting rave reviews on TpT and I can strongly recommend it for all teachers.
Teaching STEM, Digital Technologies and Critical Thinking presents data literacy, coding, robotics, digital systems, critical and computational thinking in a structured manner teachers can understand and follow with ease.
This interactive DIGITAL and / or PRINT book provides teachers with the skills to navigate the information era with confidence. Creating students who are...
Technology creators; not just consumers. Possessing an understanding of computer science, hardware, and software.
Critical and Analytical Thinkers who can solve complex problems through researched and proven methods.
Highly Data literate; and can collect, manipulate and organize data for varied audiences and purpose.
Able to challenge technology when required, through an understanding of algorithms, data mining and digital citizenship.
Countries around the world are making these skills a compulsory part of the curriculum to provide students with the skills to think and do. They understand that the industrial era has passed and we now require teachers and students with initiative, higher order thinking skills, and digital literacy skills. This book is aligned with the Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum, United States Common Core and British Curriculum.
Now in its third edition, this book provides hundreds of visual examples of making STEM, Digital Technologies and Critical Thinking actionable tasks in your classroom. It also provides case studies and context to the skills being taught so that you can talk the talk, and walk the walk in this space.
This book is an essential resource for not only specialists involved in learning technologies, but generalist teachers looking for new and engaging strategies to teach their students to problem solve, better integrate technology and build the skill set required to contribute to modern society.
About the Author:
Kevin Cummins is a lifelong learner and educator in the space of Digital Technologies and STEM.
Kevin has taught at primary, secondary and tertiary levels internationally Currently, he works in Victoria, Australia as a Learning Technologies consultant with over sixty schools, presenting professional development to teachers and students on a regular basis.
Kevin has a Masters In Learning Technologies from the University of Melbourne and runs educational websites which are visited by millions of teachers annually on these topics.
Kevin is a teacher, husband, and father to three wonderful children and is actively trying to make a difference to our educational systems, curriculum and classrooms to provide genuine 21st-century teaching and learning opportunities that make a difference to student outcomes.