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  1. iLearn iTeach iPod touch, iPhone and iPad Apps for Curriculum

    Learn and teach in exciting new ways using more than 130 iPod touch, iPhone and iPad mobile digital device apps. “Apps”, an abbreviated term for applications for handheld devices, are a phenomenon of the 21st century. The iPod touch, iPhone and iPad mobile digital devices have changed the way we think about computing. We now can hold the computer in the palm of our hand and know that “there’s an app for that”. The iPod touch, iPhone and iPad devices have great potential in the educational arena because they are very mobile, allowing for use any time, anywhere and any place. Put the pizzazz back into learning!

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    A$49.95
  2. The Thinking School: Implementing Thinking Skills Across the School

    Thinking tools are the strategies or scaffolding through which students can access the curriculum. They are devices that have been developed specifically to improve children's thinking by: Creating a visual focus on an issue that needs to be resolved; Offering immediate feedback through seeing their ideas on paper; Seeing the big picture; Making new connections; Analysing complex situations; Developing new critical thinking skills; and Creating new ideas and products. In this exciting new resource, Ralph Pirozzo offers teachers an introduction to the world of thinking tools, covering a range of devices for different tasks and guiding teachers as how to choose the most appropriate tool for each situation.

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    A$39.95
  3. Teaching Minds: How Cognitive Science Can Save Our Schools

    From grade school to graduate school, from the poorest public institutions to the most affluent private ones, our educational system is failing students. In his provocative new book, cognitive scientist and bestselling author Roger Schank argues that class size, lack of parental involvement, and other commonly-cited factors have nothing to do with why students are not learning. The culprit is a system of subject-based instruction and the solution is cognitive-based learning. This groundbreaking book defines what it would mean to teach thinking. The time is now for schools to start teaching minds!

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    A$29.95
  4. Schoolwide Pedagogy

    The idea of schoolwide pedagogy (SWP) is a relatively new phenomenon, and here, thanks to researchers at the Leadership Research Institute at the University of Southern Queensland, is a brand-new title to help you understand this exciting teacher-friendly concept better. Introducing the background of SWP through personal recollections, you’ll learn about the specific criterion and principles that characterise SWP,as well as discover how it has been used. This book’s multiple messages of inspiration and practical pedagogical approaches will serve as motivation for any teacher, principal or school community that wants to revitalise their school outcomes.

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    A$35.95
  5. Inside the Black Box Series Set of 11

    The Black Box series offers easy-to-read advice for teachers on how to implement the key techniques within formative assessment. This set includes: Inside the Black Box; Working Inside the Black Box; Primary Years; English; Maths; Science; Geography; ICT; Foreign Languages; Design and Digital Technologies; and Inside the Black Box of Assessment .

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    A$110.00
  6. Embedding Formative Assessment Professional Development Pack

    Written by Professor Dylan Wiliam and Siobhan Leahy, Embedding Formative Assessment is a two-year professional development pack for schools and colleges that contains all the materials needed for two years of research-based professional development. This pack is based on the premise that all teachers can improve their practice by developing their use of assessment for learning (AfL) through membership of a teacher learning community (TLC). It presents educators with both the challenge and the support needed to embed formative assessment teaching practices consistently across a whole school.

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    A$544.50
  7. Inside the Black Box: ICT

    In the ever-evolving climate of ICT education, formative assessment practices have an essential role to play, since their purpose is to enable teachers to sift the rich data that arise in class discussion and activity so that professional judgements can be made about the next steps in learning. In this book, the authors offer advice to ICT teachers on how to use formative assessment to interact more effectively with students and promote learning. They set out in detail four main ways of practising formative assessment in an ICT setting, outlining assessment techniques that encourage learners to bring their ideas to the fore. Using these methods, teachers can gauge what students already know, while assessing learners’ analytical skills and how they approach a design task.

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    A$10.95
  8. Inside the Black Box: Design and Digital Technologies

    Inside the Black Box: Design and Digital Technologies attempts to blend what we know about the power of formative assessment with a restatement of the educational purpose of Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies. In today’s increasingly digital world, the need to increase the level of technological literacy in all societies is of international importance, and so this booklet offers advice to teachers on how to interact more effectively with technology students on a day-to-day basis. In this book, the authors detail the results of their research into ways of practising formative assessment in Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies.

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    A$10.95
  9. ASCD Arias Publication: Teaching With Tablets

    Teaching with Tablets: How Do I Integrate Tablets with Effective Instruction? offers practical advice on how to effectively use tablets as part of the gradual release of responsibility from teacher to student. You'll learn how to ensure that tablets are integrated into high-quality instruction, including strategies for using tablets for modelling, guided instruction, collaborative learning, independent learning and formative assessment. Filled with examples of teachers successfully using tablets in their classrooms, this resource will help you maximise the potential of tablet technology to facilitate student understanding.

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    A$15.00
  10. ASCD Arias Series

    ASCD Arias publications provide concise answers to challenging questions that you need to solve today—in a convenient format that you can read in one sitting and immediately put into practice. They’re the next-generation, immediate-need resources for everyone committed to the success of each learner.

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    Starting at A$15.00

  11. The Adaptive School: A Sourcebook for Developing Collaborative Groups

    The Adaptive School is about developing strong schools in which collaborative faculties are capable of meeting the certain challenges of today and the uncertain challenges of tomorrow. Some schools are flourishing. Others are making remarkable gains in improving student achievement, increasing attendance, attaining higher post-school accomplishments, and developing satisfying relationships with their communities. Some schools produce only fair results; others languish. We believe that all can be better. The Adaptive School is designed as a sourcebook to support you in developing and facilitating collaborative groups to improve student learning. You can use it as a basic text for yourself or as a reference book for diagnosis and problem solving.

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    A$49.95
  12. The Focus Factor: 8 Essential Twenty-First Century Thinking Skills for Deeper Student Learning

    In this revised Australian edition of The Focus Factor, author James Bellanca examines the importance of an essential set of thinking skills that supports the Australian Curriculum and ensures future success for students in 21st-century life, school and work. Each chapter introduces the what, the why and the how to do it for explicit incorporation of content-crossing competencies. The text features practical how-to classroom examples that make it easy for teachers to integrate the development of important cognitive functions into their daily lessons.

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    A$32.95

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