WASHINGTON, D.C.– May 31, 2016 – Today, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) unveiled a new book, Make, Learn, Succeed: Building a Culture of Creativity in Your School. Written by Mark Gura, author of Getting Started with Lego Robotics: A Guide for K-12 Educators, this book tackles the often elusive phenomenon of student creativity, bringing it into focus and showing why and how it should be encouraged in school. Through research and discussion, and by engaging in conversations with other creativity-minded educators, Gura shows that creativity can be developed and that, thanks to the variety of technology resources available, doing so is not only possible, but practical and effective.
Make, Learn, Succeed explores the concept of creativity, from an examination of the creative process to the different types of creativity. The book looks at the conditions necessary for creativity—including the physical and cultural environment—and the advantages of using technology for creative expression, sharing, collaboration and feedback. To guide educators along a path of infusing creativity, the book outlines numerous instructional approaches, such as gaming, digital storytelling, event-based activities and robotics. Sample activities, subject-specific applications and an annotated resources section provide more supplies for the creativity toolbox.
Gura has been an educator for more than three decades. The former director of instructional technology of the New York City Department of Education, he began his career in elementary and middle school classrooms in Harlem. More recently, he has taught graduate education courses at Fordham University, Touro College and New York Institute of Technology. He has written extensively on education for the New York Daily News, Converge, and a variety of other education magazines and has published numerous books on education, including as the author of Getting Started with LEGO Robotics (ISTE, 2011) and the editor of Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age (ISTE, 2014).
By Mark Gura
ISTE Member Price: $35.96 Nonmember Price: $39.95
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world.
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