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  1. Who Owns the Learning?: Preparing Students for Success in the Digital Age

    Alan November uses his Digital Learning Farm model to show teachers how technology allows students to take ownership of their learning, creating their own learning tools, and participate in work that has meaning to them and others. In his model, every student is a teacher and a global publisher. The book: provides ideas and techniques to help students own and direct their learning; Uses real-life examples to illustrate how technology is revolutionising instruction and learning; Offers useful QR codes throughout the text to take readers directly to important websites that supplement topics discussed in the book; Includes a Questions for Discussion section at the end of each chapter to help educators and study groups more deeply explore each chapter topic.

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    A$21.95
  2. Google Spreadsheets and Forms

    You won’t believe all the cool things you can do with Google Spreadsheets and Forms. Learn the basics, and then go beyond, to develop activities that help you collect and organise information, and collaborate to create new ideas through dozens of clever activities. Tammy Worcester provides step-by-step instructions for Google Spreadsheet basics, sharing spreadsheets for collaboration, Google Forms basics, publishing and embedding forms, and more. This book also includes a range of student activities and classroom management activities.

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    A$42.95
  3. Students Taking Charge: Inside the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom

    When students take ownership of learning, they achieve at high levels. Filled with practical examples and step-by-step guidelines, Students Taking Charge shows educators how to design innovative learning environments that engage students, build greater responsibility in the classroom, use technology to aid learning and raise academic rigour.

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    A$42.95
  4. Why Social Media Matters: School Communication in the Digital Age

    Why is it so critical that school leaders embrace social media? And when they're ready to start, what's the best first step? Here’s everything you need to know to begin building a social media platform that nurtures relationships and garners support from your key stakeholders, including step-by-step instructions on how to use three of today's most popular tools for social media: Twitter, Facebook, and blogs.

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    A$21.95
  5. Classrooms Without Borders: Using Internet Projects to Teach Communication and Collaboration

    This practical resource shows educators how to use the Internet to help students communicate electronically, reaching beyond the borders of traditional classroom walls. The authors – a lifelong professional developer and a dedicated facilitator of improved P–12 education through her work with graduate students in school leadership – provide the how-to for teaching essential foundation elements, including teamwork, Internet research, evaluation of information sources, cross-cultural communication, and thinking skills.

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    A$35.95
  6. Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works, 2nd Edition

    Technology is ubiquitous, and its potential to transform learning is immense. The first edition of Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works answered some vital questions about 21st century teaching and learning: What are the best ways to incorporate technology into the curriculum? What kinds of technology will best support particular learning tasks and objectives? How does a teacher ensure that technology use will enhance instruction rather than distract from it? Each strategy-focused chapter features examples—across year levels and subject areas, and drawn from real-life lesson plans and projects—of teachers integrating relevant technology in the classroom in ways that are engaging and inspiring to students.

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    A$35.95
  7. 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
  8. A Handbook For Classroom Instruction That Works, 2nd Edition

    This new edition of A Handbook for Classroom Instruction That Works will help you explore and refine your use of the teaching strategies from the 2nd edition of Classroom Instruction That Works. Perfect as a guide for self-study or professional learning communities, the handbook is designed to help you begin using effective instructional strategies immediately. Although implementing any of the ideas in this book can benefit your students, the power to help your students excel is found in intentionally using all the strategies together. With this handbook, you'll develop your skill in coordinating the strategies and learn how to more effectively use them to help students.

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    A$32.95
  9. Weaving Web 2.0 Tools into the Classroom

    Weaving Web 2.0 Tools into the Classroom helps teachers to negotiate bringing online learning tools into a classroom environment. This user-friendly guide prepares students for meeting the challenges of the digital and online world, aims to create responsible digital citizens and develops 21st Century Skills. Learn how Web 2.0 tools can build web-based communities, with people working together using online word processors, spreadsheets and databases. Web 2.0 tools allow students to create information that was, in the past, done only by professionals. Students explore in a way that will engage them and create self-motivated users of 21st Century Tools.

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    A$40.00
  10. Rigour Made Easy: Getting Started

    Bestselling author and noted rigour expert Barbara Blackburn shares the secrets to getting started, maintaining momentum and reaching your goals. Learn what rigour looks like in the classroom, understand what it means for your students and get the keys to successful implementation. Learn how to use rigour to raise expectations, provide appropriate support and meet your standards, goals or the General Capabilities outlined in the new Australian National Curriculum - whether or not rigour is something mandated in your school or school system! This book is filled with practical, use-the-next-day strategies for all year levels and subject areas. Use the ideas to raise the level of learning for all of your students!

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    A$27.95
  11. The School Leader's Guide to Social Media

    Social media has exploded into culture, including our schools, giving educators a unique opportunity to shape this phenomenon into a powerful tool for improving educational leadership practices. With real-world examples and practical tips, this essential guide shows school leaders how to address both the potential benefits and common concerns presented by social media. It is written in a clear, reader-friendly format, and covers important topics. This is a must-have resource for school leaders who want to stay current and provide the best possible educational environment for learning in the 21st century.

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    A$43.95
  12. iLearn iTeach Powerful Utilities for the iPad

    In today's world, laptop and desktop computers are becoming a thing of the past, and devices such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch are quickly becoming the new way of keeping in touch with the world. With iLearn iTeach Powerful Utilities for iPad you will learn how to easily turn your tablet device into a multi-functional tool that has as much a place in the classroom as it does at home or in the office. Powerful Utilities for the iPad contains a comprehensive list of the most useful apps available from the iTunes Store, with each entry containing a link to the app, pricing information and a short description of what the app can do. Using these applications, you will be able to turn the iPad from a simple tablet into a complete productivity computer.

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    A$42.95

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