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  1. Basic Not Boring Years 3-4

    Kids love learning about topics such as galaxies and glaciers, thunderstorms and timelines, and elephants and encyclopedias. The Basic not Boring series contains hundreds of inventive, ready-to-use lessons that invite students to join an adventure, solve a puzzle, pursue a mystery or tackle a problem. Each book combines over 300 pages of age-appropriate teaching resources, with integrated activities in the key learning areas of English, maths, society and environment, and science. Topics covered in Basic Not Boring Years 3-4 include: map skills; measurement; grammar usage; writing skills; problem-solving - and lots more!

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    A$59.95
  2. Integrating Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design

    Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design explains how to connect these two approaches and use their combined power to meet content standards and prepare for tests. While providing students with multiple learning pathways, use the backward design approach to develop curriculum units and lessons that can be differentiated in response to students’ different needs and levels. Combine drill and practice with differentiated performance tasks to inspire understanding of content and create a fair, criterion-referenced assessment approach that supports standards and differentiation.

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    A$25.95
  3. STEM Resources

    Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research refers to experiments conducted to address problems in those fields that can be tested using the scientific method. The scientific method is an inquiry process used to systematically study, investigate and to provide explanations for observed phenomenon in the natural world. This method is used by STEM professionals to answer questions they have about important world problems and usually includes carefully orchestrating a situation that allows them to observe, measure and test their ideas.

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    Starting at A$15.00

  4. The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units

    The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units offers instructional modules on the basic concepts and elements of Understanding by Design (UbD), the "backward design" approach used by thousands of educators to create curriculum units and assessments that focus on developing students' understanding of important ideas. The eight modules are organised around the UbD Template Version 2.0 and feature components similar to what is typically provided in a UbD design workshop, including: Discussion and explanation of key ideas in the module; Guiding exercises, worksheets and design tips.

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    A$29.95
  5. Activities, Games and Assessment Strategies for the Foreign Language Classroom

    This book provides easy-to-use resources to help you write fun lesson plans for your foreign language classroom. With over 100 activities and games, this book also includes rubrics, spreadsheets, materials lists and templates. Many of the activities within this book can be used for other lessons, such as English or history/culture classes. This book includes strategies to promote oral proficiency, as well as lesson ideas for warm-up, group, individual and pair activities. The book also offers ways to extend the activities to get more out of the activity, and ways to variate the activity for different learners.

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    A$35.00
  6. Differentiating by Readiness: Strategies and Lesson Plans for Tiered Instruction, Years P-8

    Teach your students based on their readiness levels with tiering strategies. You'll offer lessons designed to challenge each student appropriately, and in ways that save time and yield actual progress. In this book, the authors demonstrate how tiering, a differentiation strategy which uses readiness as a basis for instructional planning, helps teachers introduce the right degree of content complexity for each student. The result? Greater student success and less time spent re-teaching. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to tiering plus step-by-step instructions for using it in your classroom.

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    A$32.95
  7. Digital Daily Warm-Ups: English Series

    The Digital Daily Warm-Ups series is a wonderful way to turn extra classroom minutes into valuable learning time. The brief activities allow students to apply problem-solving skills that are relevant to their lives, such as calculating the probability of picking a purple jellybean out of a jar of jellybeans, making a pie graph to display the makeup of Earth's atmosphere, or using known information to estimate unknown information.The warm-ups include an assortment of problems requiring varying degrees of prior knowledge. They vary in level of difficulty and the amount of time it will take students to solve them. Make them into laminated cards for student use, or you may want to use the activities as a test on the problem-solving skills that are built and acquired over time.

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    Starting at A$35.95

  8. Differentiating Assessment in Middle and High School Mathematics and Science

    With numerous examples and strategies, it is an all-inclusive manual on assessing student readiness, interests, learning and thinking styles. It includes examples of: Pre-Formative and Summative assessments; Informal and formal assessments; Oral and written assessments; Project and performance assessments; Highly structured and enrichment assessments for struggling to gifted students; Assessment tools and rubrics; Differentiated Assessment; Concepts Critical to Effective Differentiated Assessments; Types and examples of differentiated Assessments; Strategic Teaching, Informal and Formative Assessments.

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    A$32.95
  9. Teaching & Assessing 21st Century Skills: The Classroom Strategies Series

    As the 21st century unfolds, the pace of change in the world is accelerating. P–12 teachers and administrators must lead the cultural shift required to ensure their students can survive and thrive in the changing world. In Teaching & assessing 21st century skills the authors present a model of instruction and assessment based on a combination of cognitive skills (skills students will need to succeed academically) and conative skills (skills students will need to succeed interpersonally) necessary for the 21st century. The authors believe both cognitive and conative skills will be vital to the success of all citizens living and working in the highly varied and quickly changing knowledge economy of the 21st century.

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    A$39.95
  10. Getting Started with Lego Robotics

    Wouldn't it be nice if there was a golden ticket to STEM education? What if it could be applied as part of a lesson, as a class on its own or as an after-school club? Sound too good to be true? It's not. The golden ticket is robotics. It's hard to find a better way to teach STEM education. And the best part is it's hands on, multidisciplinary, collaborative, an authentic learning experience and engaging! Gura brings together the information you need and presents it in a manageable, organised way so that you learn what LEGO Robotics is, what student activities look like, how to begin, how to manage a class and much more. Gura concludes with more than a dozen interviews with educators, trainers and even a student, so you can receive first-hand advice and recommendations.

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    A$42.95
  11. Basic Not Boring Set of 23

    Do basic skills have to be boring? Absolutely not! This series uses exciting adventures and delightful characters to help teach fundamental skills and provide a foundation for learning. The books address specific content areas; present tasks that grab the attention and curiosity of students; contain clear directions to the students; ask students to use, remember and practise basic skills and; challenge students to be creative and analytical.

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    A$500.00
  12. Essentials for Principals: Mobile Learning Devices

    In Mobile Learning Devices, the author helps educators confront and overcome their fears and doubts about using mobile learning devices (MLDs) such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants, MP3 players, handheld games and digital audio players in classrooms. Mobile Learning Devices explains what mobile learning is, how to mitigate the potentially negative effects of MLDs through acceptable-use policies, and how to use MLDs to enhance and expand learning of core content, 21st century skills and the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS). The author describes how to incorporate technology into classrooms and provides specific steps, logistical guidelines and nine complete sample lessons.

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    A$21.95

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