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  1. Media Literacy: Thinking Critically About Newspapers & Magazines

    This book encourages students to use critical-thinking skills to analyse magazines and the newspaper industry in both their print and digital forms. The units provide students with information about newspapers and magazines, discussing their history in both Australia and the wider world, and speculating as to the role both might play in the future. Both are considered as sources of information, business commodities and publications with the ability to influence and shape society. Activities require students to evaluate this information and apply it in varied exercises. Students are asked to reflect on examples given from both Australia and America. Each lesson contains activities, quizzes, a glossary of terms and 'Teacher Buzz' sections to prepare for classroom discussions.

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    A$29.95
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Making the Most of Moodle

    Moodle is an open source online learning management system that allows teachers to create content that can be accessed online by their students. Many educators are using online tools to enhance the learning environment in their classroom. Moodle is a great solution for getting your classes into an online learning environment that you can design and modify. This book is designed to get you up and running with the options that best suit your classroom situation. Educators in all areas will find resources on how to manage their course and take advantage of all that Moodle has to offer. Making the Most of Moodle features resources with examples, suggested classroom activities, gradebook options, step-by-step instructions, helpful tips and more!

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    A$40.00
  5. The Thoughtful Classroom Portfolio Series: From Note Taking to Notemaking

    Making good notes is essential to academic success, and research shows that note-savvy students significantly and consistently outperform their peers in school. This resource has everything a teacher needs to master the strategy of notemaking, in turn strengthening their students' learning.

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    A$24.95
  6. The Thoughtful Classroom Portfolio Series: Questioning Styles and Strategies
    Questioning Styles and Strategies has everything a teacher needs to master effective questioning in their classroom. These tools and strategies can be used in any classroom of any level and in any learning area. Over four sessions, teachers will learn about the research and principles behind effective questioning; the four research-based questioning tools; how to design and deliver question-rich lessons and units, and how to analyse student work and other classroom artefacts to improve instructional decision making.

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    A$24.95
  7. 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
  8. The Thoughtful Classroom Portfolio Series: Word Works: Cracking Vocabulary's CODE (SupaPak)

    Word Works has everything a teacher needs to implement effective vocabulary lessons and units in their classrooms. This kit includes a kit folder, resource guide, workcard, poster and DVD that leads teachers step-by-step through their resource guides.

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    A$150.00
  9. The Thoughtful Classroom Portfolio Series: Word Works: Cracking Vocabulary's CODE

    Word Works: Cracking Vocabulary's CODE has everything a teacher needs to implement effective vocabulary lessons and units in their classrooms. These tools and strategies can be used in any classroom of any level and in any learning area.

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    A$24.95
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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

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