• Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)
      January 2013

      Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

      New Media Pathways to Literacy, Learning, and Creativity

      by Jason B. Ohler

      This text shows how to integrate storytelling into curriculum design and use the principles of storytelling as a measurement of learning and literacies. It also covers important copyright and fair use information, and offers numerous implementation tips, concrete examples, and illustrative video clips. Aimed at primary and secondary teachers, the book is designed to help them: " Teach their students to create digital stories that employ effective principles of storytelling, technology application, and media technique." Use digital storytelling as a tool to promote the development of emerging literacies, such as digital and media literacy, as well as traditional literacies, such as reading, writing, speaking, and art." Help students use digital storytelling as an academic tool to explore content and to communicate what they understand." Understand the importance of combining the power of story and critical thinking as an approach to teaching and learning.

    • Education
      January 2013

      Thinking Through Project-Based Learning

      Guiding Deeper Inquiry

      by Jane Krauss and Suzie Boss

      Thinking Through Projects shows teachers how to create a more interactive classroom environment where students engage, learn, and achieve. Teachers will findA reader-friendly overview of project-based learning that includes current findings on brain development and connections with Common Core standardsNumerous how-to's and sample projects for every K-12 grade level Strategies for integrating project learning into all main subject areas, across disciplines, and with current technology and social mediaWays to involve the community through student field research, special guests, and ideas for showcasing student workWhether you are new to project-based learning or ready to strengthen your existing classroom projects, you'll find a full suite of strategies and tools in this essential book.

    • Organization & management of education
      January 2013

      The Multiplier Effect

      Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools

      by Lois Allen, Elise Foster, and Liz Wiseman

      Why are some leaders able to double their team’s effectiveness, while others seem to drain the energy right out of the room? In this engaging and highly practical book, leadership expert Liz Wiseman, leadership coach Elise Foster, and veteran principal Lois Allen team up to offer compelling research showing the overwhelmingly positive and exponential effect on schools getting more done without increasing the number of teachers and resources. Taking a deep dive with more than 100 of education’s best leaders, the authors explore the five disciplines that distinguish Multipliers from Diminishers and how these leaders attract and develop talent, as well as harness new ideas and energy to drive educational innovation. These five disciplines are not based on innate talent; indeed they are skills that every educator can learn to use – even when steeped in lifelong Diminisher settings. By practicing these disciplines, leaders learn how to - Attract top teachers to their school • Create an intense environment that demands people’s best thinking • Drive sound decisions by constructing debate and decision-making forums • Give their team a sense of ownership for responsibilities and results

    • Teaching skills & techniques
      November 2015

      Learning Teaching

      Becoming an inspirational teacher

      by Pete Boyd, Barry Hymer, Karen Lockney

      An essential and aspirational text for all beginning teachers, with a clear focus on learning in order to support you becoming an outstanding teacher who makes a difference to learners, colleagues, schools and policy.

    • Higher & further education, tertiary education
      November 2015

      Observing Children and Families

      Beyond the Surface

      by Gill Butler

      This book explains the unique insights that child observation can bring to practice with children and families and helps the reader develop their own skills in this approach.

    • Educational strategies & policy
      November 2014

      Theories of Professional Learning

      A Critical Guide for Teacher Educators

      by Carey Philpott

      An essential guide to important theories of professional learning for teacher educators, of particular value to those taking on new responsibilities in relation to initial teacher education (ITE) and those interested in developing new ways of working in partnership.

    • Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)
      November 2015

      Teaching the Last Backpack Generation

      A Mobile Technology Handbook for Secondary Educators

      by Zachary Walker,Kara Rosenblatt, and Donald McMahon

    • Teachers' classroom resources & material
      August 2010

      Inspiring Spaces for Young Children

      by Deviney, Jessica

      This essential teaching tool helps caregivers and teachers develop language and pre-reading skills with infants and toddlers. The sturdy four-color photo cards are -organized by theme. Each of the fifty cards has a photograph of people and objects that infants and toddlers encounter every day, such as a dog, a sock, a truck, a ball, or a belly button. The back of each photo card has a vocabulary list, suggested activities for each photograph, the American Sign Language sign related to the image, and a recommended children’s book. Compatible with any curriculum, this is an indispensable tool for infant and toddler caregivers and programs.

    • Teachers' classroom resources & material
      September 2008

      Preschool Scientist

      Using Learning Centers to Discover and Explore Science

      by Williams, Robert

      Excerpted from the national best-seller Preschool Art, MaryAnn Kohl brings you 50 great ways to create with playdough, tissue mâché, yeast dough, peanut butter dough and more. Emphasizing the process of art, not the product, this series encourages children to feel successful, problem-solve, and experience the joy of exploration and discovery. Preschool Art: Clay & Dough makes art fun and accessible to children of all ages.

    • Teachers' classroom resources & material
      June 2015

      Shake, Rattle, and Roll

      Rhythm Instruments and More for Active Learning

      by Flesch Conners, Abigail

      Classroom-tested and teacher approved, these activities help children ages three to six learn all about numbers. With one hundred engaging and fun activities, Learn Every Day About Numbers offers everything a teacher needs to build a foundation for future math learning. Children will love becoming a Number Detective, a Flashlight Writer, or a Number Hero as they investigate the wonderful world of numbers. Each activity offers learning objectives to meet standards, a materials list, related children’s books, and an assessment component to measure children’s learning. Learning about numbers has never been so much fun!

    • Teachers' classroom resources & material
      June 2015

      Hands-On Science and Math

      Fun, Fascinating Activities for Young Children

      by Beth R. Davis, EdS

    • Teachers' classroom resources & material
      April 2016

      Connecting Right From the Start

      Fostering Effective Communication with Dual Language Learners

      by Jennifer J. Chen

    • Education
      March 2016

      Boosting Brain Power

      52 Ways to Use What Science Tells Us

      by Jill Stamm

    • Teachers' classroom resources & material
      April 2016

      Play Today

      Building the Young Brain through Creative Expression

      by Ann Barbour, PhD

    • Teachers' classroom resources & material
      April 2016

      Learning Is in Bloom

      Cultivating Outdoor Explorations

      by Ruth Wilson, PhD

    • Teachers' classroom resources & material
      June 2016

      Buckleitner's Guide to Using Tablets with Young Children

      by Warren Buckleitner, PhD

    • Humanities & Social Sciences

      What Does This Look Like In The Classroom?

      Bridging The Gap Between Research And Practice

      by Carl Hendrick (Author, Editor), Robin Macpherson (Author, Editor), Oliver Caviglioli (Illustrator)

      Educators around the world are uniting behind the need for the profession to have access to more high-quality research and evidence to do their job more effectively. But every year thousands of research papers are published, some of which contradict each other. How can busy teachers know which research is worth investing time in reading and understanding? And how easily is that academic research translated into excellent practice in the classroom? In this thorough, enlightening and comprehensive book, Carl Hendrick and Robin Macpherson ask 18 of today's leading educational thinkers to distill the most up-to-date research into effective classroom practice in 10 of the most important areas of teaching. The result is a fascinating manual that will benefit every single teacher in every single school, in all four corners of the globe. Contributors: Assessment, marking & feedback: Dylan Wiliam & Daisy Christodoulou; Behaviour: Tom Bennett & Jill Berry; Classroom talk and questioning: Martin Robinson & Doug Lemov; Learning myths: David Didau & Pedro de Bruyckere; Motivation: Nick Rose & Lucy Crehan; Psychology and memory: Paul Kirschner & Yana Weinstein; SEN: Jarlath O Brien & Maggie Snowling; Technology: Jose Picardo & Neelam Parmar; Reading and literacy: Alex Quigley & Dianne Murphy

    • Education: care & counselling of students
      September 2010

      Training Program for Adolescents - Development of Work and Social Behavior

      Aufbau von Arbeits- und Sozialverhalten

      by Franz Petermann, Ulrike Petermann

      This training program helps teenagers between the ages of 13 and 20 years to practice competent work and social behavior in their daily routines, reducing aggressive, antisocial and unsafe behavior and raising the teenagers’ self-confidence. The training can be used both in school and therapeutic settings, and may also be used as an additional tool in centers for vocational training and juvenile detention. The book includes a CD-Rom that contains all materials needed in the training program. Target Group: For psychologists, educators, school psychologists, counselors, child and adolescent psychologists and psychotherapists, and pedagogues working with teenagers with social behavioral issues.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      March 2019

      Children and Young People ‘Looked After’?

      Education, Intervention and the Everyday Culture of Care in Wales

      by Dawn Mannay

      The relative educational, employment and lifecourse disadvantages of individuals who have experienced the care system remains an issue of widespread international concern. The chapters in this edited collection will be useful for readers across geographical contexts, who are concerned with improving the lives of children and young people.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      May 2016

      Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning

      Foundations and Applications

      by Edited by George Veletsianos

      Educational systems worldwide are facing an enormous shift as a result of sociocultural, political, economic, and technological changes. The technologies and practices that have developed over the last decade have been heralded as opportunities to transform both online and traditional education systems. While proponents of these new ideas often postulate that they have the potential to address the educational problems facing both students and institutions and that they could provide an opportunity to rethink the ways that education is organized and enacted, there is little evidence of emerging technologies and practices in use in online education. Because researchers and practitioners interested in these possibilities often reside in various disciplines and academic departments the sharing and dissemination of their work across often rigid boundaries is a formidable task. Contributors to Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning include individuals who are shaping the future of online learning with their innovative applications and investigations on the impact of issues such as openness, analytics, MOOCs, and social media. Building on work first published in Emerging Technologies in Distance Education, the contributors to this collection harness the dispersed knowledge in online education to provide a one-stop locale for work on emergent approaches in the field. Their conclusions will influence the adoption and success of these approaches to education and will enable researchers and practitioners to conceptualize, critique, and enhance their understanding of the foundations and applications of new technologies. To learn more about this publisher, click here: http://bit.ly/1ZT7e56

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