Required Reading: Tech 101
There’re thousands (maybe millions) of technophobes in schools out there and we know who you are. There’s help, and all it takes is reading a book. Abby Stokes’s “Is This Thing On” is a simplistic and humorous look at basic computing. It’s more than enough to get a teacher started on the road to loving the digital classroom with chapters on buying hardware, securing your online identity and a primer on Twitter, Facebook and Instant Messaging. The book contains a page of essential keyboard shortcuts glossary and a great troubleshooting section. It’s available for about $10.