The K-12 Educational Technology Handbook

Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich & Royce Kimmons

This textbook provides a set of high-quality resources to univeristy Educational Technology courses. All chapters are written by professionals in the field, including university researchers, teacher educators, and classroom teachers.

The book in its entirety and each chapter can be freely accessed, downloaded, printed, and remixed. Professors of educational technology courses can select the chapters that will work best for them when creating course packets, and preservice and inservice teachers can use relevant chapters for trainings and professional development purposes.

Suggested Citation

Ottenbreit-Leftwich, A. & Kimmons, R. (2018). The K-12 Educational Technology Handbook. EdTech Books. Retrieved from


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Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich

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Dr. Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich is an Associate Professor of Instructional Systems Technology within the School of Education and an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Indiana University – Bloomington. Dr. Leftwich’s expertise lies in the areas of the design of curriculum resources, the use of technology to support pre-service teacher training, and development/implementation of professional development for teachers and teacher educators. Dr. Leftwich has experience working on large-scale funded projects, including projects supported by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation. She has collaborated with Google,, and ECEP to investigate ways to teach computer science and expand these offerings at the preservice and inservice levels. She is Indiana’s co-lead for the ECEP alliance and working with CSforIN to increase CS access opportunities for all K-12 Indiana students. Her research focuses on teachers’ value beliefs related to technology and computer science, as well as how those beliefs influence teachers’ adoption and implementation.

Royce Kimmons

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Dr. Royce Kimmons is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University where he studies digital participation divides specifically in the realms of social media, open education, and classroom technology use. More information about his work may be found at, and you may also dialogue with him on Twitter @roycekimmons [].

Book Reviews

Richard E. West, PhD

Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology
Brigham Young University

Drs. Royce Kimmons and Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich are two of the leaders in the country in the area of technology integration for preservice teachers. This book is designed with these preservice teachers in mind, and as such the writing is clear and jargon-free, and focused on practical, pedagogical, and theoretical tools teachers can use in the classroom. Combined with strong multimedia elements, this is an excellent resource for teaching technology integration.