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  1. Web 2.0 Hot Apps Cool Projects - Science, 2nd Edition

    Web 2.0 Hot Apps & Cool Projects – Science, 2nd Edition presents 31 content- specific projects that can be easily utilised in today's classroom environment. Students will be inspired to use the free, web-based applications described in this resource to instantly create and publish media-rich content directly to the web while keeping their focus on the relevant curriculum. Using tools to build dynamic slideshows, digital scrapbooks, interactive flash books, instant web notes, animated avatars and real-time collaboration, students will evaluate, assimilate and analyse scientific concepts using 21st-century skills.

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    A$49.95
  2. Digital Shapeshifter: Classroom Document Camera

    Few technologies have spread to classrooms as quickly and pervasively as the document camera. Rapidly and single-handedly, this device has forced antiquated overhead projectors into back room cupboards and surplus sales. In addition, few technologies are this easy to use. Still, few educators employ the true power, flexibility and potential of this richly visual tool for powerfully and creatively transforming classroom instruction ... until now. This book is your all-you-need resource to getting the best out of this exciting new leap in classroom technology.

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    A$42.95
  3. Challenging Minds: Enrichment for Able Adolescents

    Would you like your students to be so enthusiastic about the tasks you set that they ask for more? Are you looking for teaching materials containing mind-stretching activities that are interdisciplinary, empower students, encourage independence and do all this with good-humoured grace? Challenging Minds is a collection of mind stretching challenges for able adolescents that offers all these things. Each of the fourteen activities involves the highest levels of thinking in Bloom's Revised Taxonomy: Analysing, Creating and/or Evaluating. Challenging Minds is the perfect enrichment course for able and advanced students, exposing them to cross-curricular, context-based activities. It's an ideal way to engage and stimulate your gifted students!

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    A$39.95
  4. Battling Boredom: 99 Strategies to Spark Student Engagement

    Drive boredom out of your classroom - and keep it out - with the student engagement strategies in this book. You'll learn how to gain and sustain the attention of your students from the moment the bell rings. Perfect for teachers of all subjects and year levels, these activities go head-to-head with student boredom and disengagement, resulting in class time that's more efficient, more educational and loads more fun! Content includes: Strategies to Begin a Lesson; Strategies to End a Lesson; Strategies for Solo/Independent Work; Strategies for the Whole Group.

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    A$32.95
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  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. GameWize: Making History & Geography Fun! with Microsoft Office, 2nd Edition

    Even the most hesitant learner will be brought out of their lazy daze by GameWize: Making History & Geography Fun! with Microsoft Office, 2nd Edition. This resource will invigorate your classroom with learning-based, competitive games that your students will be begging to play. Each game is customisable for each unique classroom environment, and can be used as a whole-class activity, or at stations set up around the classroom for partners or small group competitions. Game components can be modified to make them more relevant to current topics of study, helping to create a more memorable learning experience for yourself and your students. The pre-prepared game templates make it easy for teachers to just start the program, open the file, ask a question, get an answer and begin the game.

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    A$39.95
  12. Google Tools Series

    As a company, Google is constantly changing and adapting to suit the needs of its users, and this does not exclude those who use it to teach. Google offers many tools for enhancing the classroom environment, all of which are simple to access and utilise. Google offers a multitude of terrific tools that can be used to enhance both teaching and learning. The tools are powerful, user-friendly and FREE! This series highlights many of these tools and provides clever ideas for using them in the classroom.

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    Starting at A$42.95

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