This post is part of an ongoing series of post related to the process of writing a book about educational technology. Learn more about the book here.
What will the writing style be?
After writing down all the random notes, ideas, and research I had for this book, I needed to find a way to organize it all. I began looking at education and non-fiction books that I read and enjoyed. Looking at the structure and organization of the books, I tried to find a good fit for this book.
Two of my favorite non-fiction books are REWORK and REMOTE. Both books by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson of Basecamp. The books are not just full of good content, but the content is presented in a very understandable and digestible way.
These books have great information broken up into short chapters/sections that fit into 3-4 main categories. This format makes the book’s information easy to digest and remember. It also makes it easy to refer back to content you like.
When I want to revisit an idea I like in one of the books, I will just reread the entire chapter (only a few paragraphs usually). I don’t have to hunt through pages of content to find the one paragraph that had the information I wanted in a long multipage chapter.
This structure is a great fit for the content of this book and how I write. Currently the book will be devices into 4 main categories; Introduction, Technology, Students, Teachers, Conclusion. Each category will have several sections, consisting of 1-3 paragraphs.
You can view the main categories and sections I have planned for each in the section folder on Github.
Thank you for following along on the progress of this book and project.