Author: Rafranz Davis
Pub Date: January 13, 2015

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Reviews for 5 Skills for the Global Learner

"Rafranz Davis makes a significant contribution to the discussion of diversity in the edtech environment.   The questions she raises at the end of each chapter provide food for thought for those considering how to better support “less heard” voices in edtech, from students, to women, to people of color.   In a touching vignette, she delves into ways the power of edtech has failed to support students like Hector—using technology to take the most convenient out, rather than helping him find a voice and a better future.   She asks, significantly, how edtech teachers can hear the voices of students with no access.  And most importantly, she speaks up courageously, sharing her own voice and struggles to find a sense of belonging in the edtech community.
Her book is both a guide for administrators and edtech leaders seeking to better support student and teacher voices and an important testimony to the power of voices willing to raise the tough questions."
Carolyn Foote, Digital Librarian
Westlake High School, Austin, Texas

"Rafranz Davis powerfully addresses the human side of technology integration. The reader quickly realizes Rafranz has been in the teaching trenches. She moves teachers and school leadership with her passion, while offering real solutions to the issues that arise when integrating technology. Her solutions and ideas focus on improving the discourse between teachers, students, and leadership so that they all work collaboratively in enhancing the learning environment. She also addresses ways we can encourage women and minorities to take leadership roles in the field of education technology."
Shelly Sanchez Terrell, Author/Founder of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers