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  1. 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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  2. Innovation Through Technology: The Differentiators DVD

    In this keynote session (from the 13 October 2010 21st Century Learning Institute), Cheryl Lemke shows how to design tomorrow’s curricula by using research in sociology, learning and neuroscience as reinforcement for the key elements in 21st century learning. She explains how students can use high-tech tools to explore ideas, research questions, test hypotheses, compose thoughts and reach conclusions. These tools aid in collaboration and authenticity: two highly effective accelerators to learning. This package includes a 58-minute DVD with the video session and a CD-ROM with materials to support team or individual professional learning, including the presenter’s PowerPoint, an excerpt from the book 21st Century Learning and relevant web links.

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    A$150.00
  3. 21st Century Learning in a Networked World: For Our Students and Ourselves DVD

    Internet access has put the world at our fingertips, providing a classroom without walls. It allows us to contribute our experiences to the sum of human knowledge online. In this keynote session from the 21st Century Learning Institute held on 13 October 2010, Will Richardson shares eight shifts necessary to fully utilise Internet technology as a continuous learning opportunity. Will offers insight on how to: pull information globally from alternative sources; manage and synthesise multiple streams of information; and detect false information on the Internet.

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    A$150.00
  4. 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
  5. Literacy is NOT Enough: 21st Century Fluencies for the Digital Age

    Educating students to traditional literacy standards is no longer enough. If students are to thrive in their academic and 21st-century careers, then independent and creative thinking hold the highest currency. The authors explain in detail how to add these new components of literacy: Solution Fluency, Information Fluency, Creativity Fluency, Collaboration Fluency. Students must master a completely different set of skills to succeed in a culture of technology-driven automation, abundance, and access to global labor markets. The authors present an effective framework for integrating comprehensive literacy or fluency into the traditional curriculum.

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    A$66.00
  6. Media Literacy: Thinking Critically About Advertising, 2nd Edition

    We are a nation of consumers, and advertising is the engine that makes it all happen. Thinking Critically About Advertising is part of Walch Education's acclaimed Media Literacy series. Authored by Peyton Paxson, a professor who specializes in understanding the relationship between the media and the classroom, Thinking Critically About Advertising contains 51 lessons and activities that examine who sells, what they sell, how they sell - and how we respond to it all.

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    A$29.95
  7. Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner

    Providing easy-to-use alternatives to the “stand and deliver” approach to teaching that causes so many students to tune out – or even drop out – Total Participation Techniques presents dozens of ways to engage P–12 students in active learning and allow them to demonstrate the depth of their knowledge and understanding. The authors, Pérsida Himmele and William Himmele, explain both the why and the how of Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) as they explore the high cost of student disengagement, place TPTs in the context of higher-order thinking and formative assessment, and demonstrate how to create a “TPT-conducive classroom.”

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    A$28.95
  8. Teaching 21st Century Skills: An ASCD Action Tool

    The 21st century has ushered in game-changing technological advances that have transformed the way we learn, live and work. New technologies, global competition and communication, social networking, and the accelerated growth of knowledge have given rise to an increasingly interconnected world that calls for different learning opportunities and newly designed instruction. As educators, how can we prepare students to succeed and thrive in this rapidly evolving, technology-rich, global community? This action tool defines the skills and knowledge that students need for the 21st century and provides tools that you can use with any content to help teach and reinforce those skills.

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    A$69.00
  9. How to Teach Now: Five Keys to Personalized Learning in the Global Classroom

    In this book, William Powell and Ochan Kusuma-Powell provide a practical map to navigate some of today’s most complicated instructional challenges: How do you help all students succeed when every classroom is, in effect, a global classroom? And what does a successful education look like in a world that is growing smaller and flatter every day? Drawing on research and years of experience in international schools, the authors identify five critical keys to personalising learning for students who have wildly different cultural, linguistic and academic backgrounds.

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    A$28.95
  10. Working WITH Parents

    Parents are always both the blessing and the bane of a school, from the teachers to the administrators. The lines of communication are often fraught with miscues, misunderstandings and missteps. But both the school and the parent are working for what they feel is best of the student. Ruby Payne, in Working WITH Parents: Building Relationships for Student Success, has created a handy educator tool that reviews the basics of successful communication, the emphasis is on working with parents from poverty and parents of wealth. Payne includes not only practical and easy-to-use tips and tricks, she also presents case studies that challenge the readers to interpret and respond to scenarios to practise her suggestions.

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    A$10.00
  11. Gifted Students in the School Context: An Introductory Guide for Educators

    This book is designed to help you better understand the specific learning needs of students with exceptional potential or who demonstrate abilities well beyond those of their peers - the gifted student. It aims to provide important information for teachers and leaders with limited knowledge or experience with gifted students. The book opens with changing views about what it means to be gifted, and goes on to explore a range of observable behaviours and characteristics. Gifted Students in the School Context argues that providing the appropriate level of challenge for gifted students does more than anything else in inspiring them to reach their true potential.

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    A$21.95
  12. Humane Teaching (US Version)

    This user-friendly book answers all these questions. It helps you understand the environmental, psychological and physiological factors that make students pay attention to, think about and remember new information. Drawing from the scientific proven premise that students cannot take in new information if they are bored, distracted or uncomfortable, the authors offer nine practical strategies to get your class to engage with the content.

     

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    A$17.95

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