From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it. - Groucho Marx

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 Johnson offers a succinct, incisive look at fostering creativity in the classroom. He nimbly weaves the value of inspiring creativity with the necessity of teaching craftsmanship (content knowledge, skills, and practice). With well-researched reasoning, practical examples, and insightful questions, Johnson engages readers in thoughtful reflection about educational purpose and methodology. —Debbie Silver, Author of Deliberate Optimism: Reclaiming the Joy in Education

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There isn’t a more relevant book out on what is happening and can be happening in school libraries today. - Teacher-Librarian, May 2013

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The Classroom Teacher’s Technology Survival Guide, Jossey-Bass, 2012

Reviews and endorsements







School Libraries Head for the Edge: Rants, Raves and Reflections. Linworth, 2009. ISBN 978-1-58683-392-3







Machines Are the Easy Part; People are the Hard Part: Observations about making technology work in schools. Blue Skunk Press, 2004. ISBN 1-59298-070-8


Written by Doug Johnson, Illustrated by Brady Johnson

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Learning Right from Wrong in the Digital Age: An Ethics Guide for Parents, Teachers, Librarians, and Others Who Care about Computer-Using Young People
Awarded a 2003 “outstanding achievement in parenting materials” from Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media Inc. <>.







 The Indispensable Teachers Guide to Computer Skills: As Staff Development Guide, 2nd ed
Linworth Publishing, 2002 <>