See the Last Backpack Generation for more resources, strategies, and ideas for teaching this generation of learners!


As we prepare to teach brilliant young minds, it is important to consider the changes in how and where kids learn. This is a daunting task for some, while others have been exploring all that technology has to offer in the classroom for some time. Regardless of where you fit on this spectrum, Teaching the Last Backpack Generation: A Mobile Technology Handbook for Secondary Educators can help you.  The handbook is filled with practical ideas and planning tools for any teacher and different kinds of learners.


See what educators are saying the book:


“It is difficult to keep with with the ever-growing list of available technology tools. The authors present a comprehensive guide that will help any educator find the best tools to ensure the purposeful integration of technology in the classroom.”

Eric Sheninger, Author of Digital Leadership and International Speaker

Senior Fellow, International Center for Leadership in Education


“This is a well thought out, practical guide on tech integration for teachers at all levels of the spectrum. It gives flexible considerations and planning points for individuals on solo dives or for small/large groups redesigning their learning spaces and approaches to teaching.”

—Derek L. McCoy, Principal

Spring Lake Middle School, 2014 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year


“This book should be within reach of every teacher as they plan to make lessons more engaging for today’s students.”

—Andy L. Carpenter, Assistant Principal

Curriculum & Instruction, Louis Pizitz Middle School


“This book is an essential item for the successful integration of technology, PBL, and soft skill acquisition. Teaching the Last Backpack Generation is a catalyst for good teaching and learning!”

—Terry L. Roller, Director of High School Education

Tuscaloosa City Schools


“With schools now focused on BYOD policies, every teacher should have a copy of this workbook sitting on their desk.”

—Susan Fitzell, Speaker, Writer, and Educational Consultant


Ordering Information

Download a Free Sample Lesson Template


Order your copy from Corwin Press with the discount code N181D7 for a 20% discount.


You may also order your copy from Amazon or Sage Publications (international buyers).


For bulk orders, please email Amelia Arias at


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