Are apps and iPads truly great tools for encouraging higher-level thinking, or are they just another set of gadgets with games? The answer, of course, depends on whether you know how to choose the right tools and know what to do with them—and that's where Lori Elliott, the Accidental Techie, comes in. Lori has done the research so teachers don't have to. She's checked out loads of apps to find the ones that are the very best for supporting meaningful learning in the classroom—every day and in multiple ways. In Teach Like a Techie with Apps!, she shares her favorite multipurpose apps, giving concrete examples of exactly how teachers can incorporate them in lessons and support learning. Can the latest technology take the place of good teaching? Never. Can the right apps engage students and support great teaching? You bet. And the Accidental Techie can help! (Grades K-8) 192 pp.