Book Title: Co-teaching and Technology: Enhancing Communication & Collaboration
Publisher: National Professional Resources, Inc./Dude Publishing
Author: Marilyn Friend
With the expansion of co-teaching as a means to improve student outcomes, technology can be an invaluable resource. Co-teachers need to plan collaboratively, jointly implement lesson plans, and cooperatively assess student progress. This reference guide provides practical strategies on how technology can facilitate co-planning, expedite sharing of student data, and streamline many other tasks that ultimately assist in accomplishing co-teaching s goal: improved student outcomes. Whatever your preferred computer platform, co-teachers can apply these strategies and applications to accommodate all learners needs. Written by the nation's foremost authority on co-teaching, Marilyn Friend, and Brian Friedlander, an expert in the use of instructional and assistive technologies, this handy tool features an overview of co-teaching fundamentals, along with recommendations of over two dozen free and low-cost applications and programs for: Expediting co-planning; Improving communication; Streamlining data collection; Augmenting assessment; Simplifying data analysis; Creating guided notes; Facilitating differentiated instruction; Increasing student engagement; Enhancing note-taking skills; Implementing electronic scaffolding.