Books by Torrey Trust

Online Tools for Teaching and Learning

This eBook features critical reviews of more than 100 digital tools and apps for teaching and learning. Each page was written and designed by students enrolled in EDUC 390D, 592A, or 692D at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Critical Media Literacy and Civic Learning

Critical Media Literacy and Civic Learning is an interactive, multimodal, multicultural, open access eBook for teaching and learning key topics in United States Government and Civic Life through the lens of media literacy. It features more than 100 learning activities that promote awareness of, and critical thinking about, the role that all types of media -- online and in print -- play in our lives and in our politics. Each chapter serves as a companion to the  Building Democracy for All eBook  and includes one or more media literacy activities that promote higher-order thinking and creative self-expression among upper elementary, middle, and high school students.

Web Design Basics for Educators

With free web design tools like Google Sites, Wix, Weebly, and Wordpress, you can create a class website, digital portfolio, blog, online course or tutorial, or another type of educational site with relative ease. However, there's more to designing a website than just putting together some text and multimedia on a page. If you want to create an educational website that enriches and amplifies learning, then this is the book for you! This book will help you learn how to build an educational website that is accessible, visually appealing, easy-to-navigate, easy-to-scan, and increases learning of the site content. The book features five chapters that cover the fundamental skills and knowledge you need for developing a website that educates, inspires, motivates, and/or empowers readers. 

Building Democracy for All

Building Democracy for All is an interactive, multimodal, multicultural, open access e-book for teaching and learning key topics in United States Government and Civic Life. It focuses on the importance of community engagement and social responsibility among middle and high school students—core themes in the Massachusetts 8th Grade History & Social Science Curriculum Framework. 

Teaching with Digital Tools and Apps

This eBook highlights the key steps and considerations for finding, evaluating, and teaching with digital tools and apps.

Chapters by Torrey Trust

Sharing and self-promoting: An analysis of educator tweeting at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemicMultimedia DesignProfessional Learning NetworksSharing and Self-promotingWriting For The Web