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  1. 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
  2. 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

  3. 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
  4. Thinking in the Australian Curriculum: A Handbook for Educators

    The use of the language of thinking and the explicit teaching of thinking is becoming an ever-present feature of classroom practice. However, the issue faced by many school leaders in particular is how can such methodology be embedded within and across the school as part of the ongoing culture of every classroom? This handbook outlines a five-step process that will assist schools at all levels in implementing a whole-school approach to infusing thinking into the curriculum in classrooms working with the new Australian Curriculum. It provides frameworks for ensuring that practices become an enduring part of the culture of the school.

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    A$16.95
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Bring Your Own Learning: Transform Instruction with Any Device

    Introduce mobile devices to the classroom and watch students become absorbed in their learning. In Bring Your Own Learning, the author provides a roadmap for implementing a BYOD initiative in any educational system. His reflections on how he realised his district needed a mobile learning program – and how it was executed – can help other educators formulate their approach to developing a systemwide BYOD program. Bring Your Own Learning is the perfect resource for the modern classroom, and will help to turn mobile devices from tools of distraction into tools for learning.

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    A$27.95
  8. Transformative Talk: Cognitive Coaches Share Their Stories

    Transformative Talk assists an aspirant Cognitive Coach in building their coaching capabilities. It draws upon each of the insights and experiences of Cognitive Coaching training associates and agency trainers who are 'walking the talk' in their own lives and careers. Each chapter at varying degrees reflects personal journeys shared with the explicit intention to assist you in making connections to your own work and your growth as a coach.Talk is critical to the complex, challenging and intrinsically satisfying work of educators. This book provides you with the opportunity to continue transforming your talk so you can transform the thinking of others in the process of education.

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    A$35.95
  9. A School Leader's Guide to Standards-Based Grading

    A School Leader’s Guide to Standards-Based Grading, by Tammy Heflebower, Jan K. Hoegh, and Phil Warrick, with Mitzi Hoback, Margaret McInteer, and Bev Clemens, offers a reliable framework for analysing student learning and providing students and stakeholders with effective feedback on student progress. This guide not only articulates significant research supporting standards-based grading as an accurate, precise, and effective way to report academic strengths and weaknesses but also shares applicable anecdotes from educators implementing its components.

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    A$27.95
  10. The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching: A Checklist for Staying Focused Every Day

    Checklists help us work better. They help us manage complex tasks more effectively and ensure we apply what we know correctly and consistently. This book presents 12 daily touchstones – simple and specific things any teacher can do every day – to keep classroom practice focused on the hallmarks of effective instruction and in line with three essential imperatives for teaching: be demanding, be supportive and be intentional. If there were one thing you could do each day to help one student succeed, you'd do it, wouldn't you? What about three things to help three students? What if there were 12 things you could do every day to help all of your students succeed? There are, and you'll find them in this book.

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    A$32.95
  11. 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

  12. Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy: Mastering Media Literacy

    Mastering Media Literacy displays the role media can play in merging technology and instruction to give students greater access to knowledge, make learning more meaningful and help students play a more active role in their education, providing tips for incorporating media literacy into the school curriculum. F-12 educators will learn how to use media literacy to enhance learning and create opportunities for deeper understanding of concepts and skills, current events and global issues; prepare students to thrive in a more visually saturated and technology-based world; teach students to evaluate the validity of media and information being shared through different mediums; and design rubrics that effectively evaluate content knowledge and knowledge of technology tools.

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    A$27.95

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