Mindful Teaching with Technology

Digital Diligence in the English Language Arts, Grades 6-12

Troy Hicks
Foreword by Lesley Mandel Morrow

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October 22, 2021
ISBN 9781462548040
Price: $82.00
224 Pages
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October 22, 2021
ISBN 9781462548033
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224 Pages
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November 1, 2021
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224 Pages
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224 Pages
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“Hicks takes readers on a powerful journey toward teaching students to be digitally diligent. The book provides a deep-dive exploration of purposeful activities that can be incorporated into asynchronous and synchronous instruction. Chapters on topical learning outcomes include teaching points and guiding questions that help teachers creatively customize lessons, assignments, and assessments. Hicks offers numerous examples of how technology can be used for connected reading and writing characterized by empathy, intention, and persistence. Whether you teach young learners or train future educators, you will learn much from this book.”

—Julie Coiro, PhD, School of Education, University of Rhode Island


Mindful Teaching with Technology belongs on the desk of every school librarian or technology integration specialist. The lessons that Hicks outlines are relevant and purposeful, and, for some learners, could be life altering. With the lessons, Hicks provides irresistible, ready-to-go tools and resources that can be adapted for different purposes. Readers will want to have a device nearby for digital play and exploration. Hicks is writing for right now—the timeliness and forward-thinking approach are part of what makes this book so special.”

—Kristin Patrick, MLIS, technology integration coach, Noblesville Schools, Indiana


“Hicks introduces the concept of digital diligence and invites readers to engage in a deeper conversation about how we use technology. Framing tech use through a lens of digital literacy, Hicks continues his excellent contributions to the field by doing what he does best—providing practical lesson and activity ideas along with specific tools to achieve desired outcomes. English teachers of all levels and in all stages of their careers will find something new or reaffirming in this book. From teaching reading and writing to helping students navigate digital modalities, the book presents strategies for helping learners to engage purposefully with technology as a tool of literate life.”

—Kristen Hawley Turner, PhD, Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University