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Author Mark Barnes writes Mystery novels and Educational, non-fiction books.
Education & Teaching, Teacher Resources
Teaching the iStudent
A Quick Guide to Using Mobile Devices and Social Media in the K-12 Classroom
Author: Mark Barnes
Barnes and Noble
Meet digital natives on their own turf!
Accustomed to constantly-evolving mobile technology, our students crave more than paper and pencil can provide. Veteran teacher, renowned author, and tech expert Mark Barnes shows how educators can use mobile devices and social media to create a win-win for teaching and learning.
This inspiring resource describes how to
•Mentor students in responsible use of technology
•Build students’ aptitudes for critical thought and content curation
•Encourage collaboration beyond the classroom walls
•Easily learn and introduce new technology
•Benefit from real-life teaching examples and exciting K-12 lesson ideas, along with a teacher-friendly technology glossary
MARK BARNES Seminars and Books
Internationally-recognized speaker and education writer Mark Barnes is the author of Role Reversal: Achieving Uncommonly Excellent Results in the Student-Centered Classroom, named a 2013 Best Professional Book by Teacher Librarian Magazine, The 5-Minute Teacher: How do I maximize time for learning in my classroom (ASCD, 2013) and Teaching the iStudent: A quick guide to mobile learning and social media in the K-12 classroom (Corwin, 2014). Mark presents seminars worldwide on his Results Only Learning Environment, feedback for learning and web-based instruction.
ROLE Reversal, The 5-Minute Teacher and Teaching the iStudent are game-changing books that demonstrate how to transform education as we know it. Mark's seminars show teachers how to replace traditional teaching and learning with a student-centered classroom that puts autonomy and results in the hands of the learner. A central theme in Mark's books and seminars is his SE2R feedback system, which is changing 21st-century assessment, while making teachers rethink how they grade.
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A nationally-recognized speaker and education writer, Mark Barnes is the author of Role Reversal: Achieving Uncommonly Excellent Results in the Student-Centered Classroom, named a 2013 Best Professional Book by Teacher Librarian Magazine, and The 5-Minute Teacher: How do I maximize time for learning in my classroom, both published by internationally-recognized education publisher, ASCD.
Mark is also the creator of the award-winning website for educators, Learnitin5.com. A popular keynote speaker and presenter, Mark has written for many education magazines including, Learning and Leading with Technology, eSchool News, SmartBlog on Education and ASCD Express.
Mark's first novel, The League, was published by DNA Press in 2005. He rewrote the book in 2013 for Kindle and retitled it, The League: A New Game.
Mark is currently working on a new education book and outlining his next novel.
Author's Book List
- A New Game
Jordan Young and his Wall Street friends set out to play a new game. It comes with an entry fee that only the wealthy can afford and a lottery-sized trophy. Year after year, the prize increases, until the men in this elite, secret league play their game for an unfathomable, winner-take-all $50 million.
The game is fantasy, but the stakes are reality, and when someone concocts a plan to control the outcome, real people's lives are suddenly in peril.
A player is attacked in Cleveland, and one is drugged in Boston. Another is kidnapped in Minneapolis. No one sees a pattern, until Cleveland detective Derek Brooks uncovers a conspiracy, too bizarre for anyone to believe, much less investigate.
With the FBI and his own lieutenant against him, Brooks is on his own, but he is desperate to solve the strangest case he's ever worked. If he is to stop the next attack, though, and bring down the secret league, Brooks learns that he may have to choose between targets -- catch a killer or stop the most powerful group of white-collar criminals America has ever seen.
Set primarily in New York and Cleveland, The League follows the exploits of millionaire financial whiz, Jordan Young, and his powerful friends, who spend most of their time attempting to build fantasy football teams that have the best chance to outscore their fellow league members' teams each week, en route to the amazing $50 million prize.
Barnes weaves fantasy football with fast-paced crime drama, creating an organization that quickly spirals out of control, as the lust for money and power overcome the fun of playing one of America's favorite games.
Fantasy football has exploded into prominence and is now a billion-dollar-a-year industry, boasting over 32 million players in the US and Canada alone. Today, some real leagues offer first-place prizes of $1 million, making one wonder what someone might be willing to do to win.
The answer might just be contained in The League: A New Game.
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The 5-Minute Teacher
- How do I maximize time for learning in my classroom?
Even in an education system driven by the Common Core State Standards and high-stakes testing, teachers must adapt their methods to the styles of the modern learner. This means creating a student-centered classroom, driven by brief, interactive instruction from highly skilled teachers who know when the time is right to get out of the way. The five-minute teacher is one who delivers quick, thought-provoking lessons that send students clamoring to find meaning on their own, with the help of peers, and using the concepts and tools the teacher has provided in just a few minutes to create a wondrous, student-centered classroom. Barnes shares real anecdotes and practical strategies for transforming any learning environment into a remarkable, student-centered classroom, facilitated by a five-minute teacher.
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Role Reversal: Achieving Uncommonly Excellent Results in the Student-Centered Classroom
Want to make your students more responsible for their own learning? Want to create an academic environment in which students thrive and develop a genuine thirst for knowledge? Want to improve your students’ standardized test results but avoid a “teach-to-the-test” mentality that throttles creativity and freedom?
In this book, Mark Barnes introduces and outlines the Results Only Learning Environment—a place that embraces the final result of learning rather than the traditional methods for arriving at that result. A results-only classroom is rich with individual and cooperative learning activities that help students demonstrate mastery learning on their own terms, without being constrained by standards and pedagogy.
By embracing results-only learning, you will be able to transform your classroom into a bustling community of learners in which?
* Students collaborate daily on a number of long-term, ongoing projects.
* Students receive constant narrative feedback.
* Yearlong projects target learning outcomes more meaningfully than worksheets, homework, tests, and quizzes.
* Freedom and independence are valued over punitive points, percentages, and letter grades.
* Students manage themselves and all but eliminate the need for traditional classroom management.
Learn how your students can take charge of their own achievement in an enjoyable, project-based, workshop setting that challenges them with real-world learning.
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