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  1. Differentiated Instruction in Action CD-ROM

    When you can't send staff members to a conference on differentiated instruction, here's the perfect tool to bring everyone up-to-date on best practices for designing curriculum and learning experiences to meet students' needs. Drawing from a recent ASCD conference on differentiated instruction, this interactive CD-ROM includes presentations from Carol Ann Tomlinson and other leading authorities, plus selected handouts and readings from their presentations.

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    A$199.00
  2. Effective Teaching with Internet Technologies: Pedagogy and Practice

    Effective Teaching with Internet Technologies offers a range of ideas which can be used in different classroom settings. The emphasis is on practical ways of developing skills in teaching and learning, rather than on the technical specifics of the technology itself. Illustrative material - examples of children's work, website links, case studies of good practice and further details of how projects were set up - are presented on a companion website. This book will appeal to teachers in training as well as practising teachers, ICT coordinators and those on CPD courses.

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    A$49.95
  3. Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age

    Reinventing Project-Based Learning offers educators an accessible guide for maximising the benefits of project-based learning in today’s technology-rich learning environment. This reader-friendly book speaks directly to educators, administrators and professional development specialists who want to transform learning into a more active, student-driven experience, using technology tools for inquiry, collaboration and connection to the world beyond the classroom. Examples from educators in many different countries showcase this new vision of instructional design.

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    A$49.95
  4. Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age

    In the digital age, your students have the ways, means and speed to gather any information they want. But they need your guidance more than ever. Find out why and explore the challenges and opportunities of teaching in the digital age in this book by teacher and brain expert Marilee Sprenger. Discover how digital technology is actually changing your students’ brains. Learn why this creates new obstacles for teachers, but also opens up potential new pathways for learning. You will understand the new realities of teaching in a world filled with ipods, smartphones and the Internet.

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    A$19.95
  5. Living on the Future Edge The Impact of Global Exponential Trends on Education in the 21st Century

    This book takes a pragmatic look at the realities of today's digital landscape. It provides a detailed account of the six global exponential trends that are vital to understanding our increasingly digital lives. Living on the Future Edge offers both an exciting glimpse into the future and a compelling resource for educators wishing to understand more about the bold technological world that characterises today's students. It emphasises the need for a shift in the roles of teachers, and calls attention to the need to reprioritise and restructure professional development for teachers in order to better suit the learning needs of the digital generation.

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    A$35.95
  6. Understanding the Digital Generation: Teaching and Learning in the New Digital Landscape

    This book explores the fundamental characteristics of children in the new digital generation, and how our educational procedures can be modified to enhance their experiences of learning. Summarising the latest neuroscience and psychological research, Understanding the Digital Generation examines the effects that digital bombardment and constant technological interaction have had on digital learners, and how they shape the young impressionable brain. The text explores the ways today's students process information in a different manner, and discusses the implications of these processes on teaching, learning and assessment.

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    A$35.95
  7. Creating a Digital-Rich Classroom: Teaching & Learning in a Web 2.0 World

    Today’s students are accustomed to a high level of interaction and collaboration with technology. This book helps teachers to design and deliver lessons in which technology plays an integral role. It provides practical strategies for using web tools to create engaging lessons that transform and enrich content.  There is a particular focus on Web 2.0 applications that promote collaboration, such as social networking sites, live video streaming, blogging and wikis. Creating a Digital Rich Classroom demonstrates the success teachers can have in their classrooms when they combine technological tools with active learning and differentiated instruction.

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    A$27.95
  8. Getting the Most Out of Your Interactive Whiteboard: A Practical Guide

    Put your interactive whiteboard to immediate use with confidence and skill, and launch your classroom directly into the 21st century! In this book, teacher and SMART-Certified Trainer Amy Buttner provides clear, practical steps for making the most of your interactive whiteboard, plus other multimedia tools and the web. You'll learn how to design your own activities using SMART Notebook software, utilise the board for assessment purposes, connect with online resources, and more. Use interactive whiteboards to enhance instruction and engage your students in a media-rich setting. With these strategies, you'll maximise this and other revolutionary technologies, and ultimately help to raise classroom achievement.

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    A$29.95
  9. Getting Started with Lego Robotics

    Wouldn't it be nice if there was a golden ticket to STEM education? What if it could be applied as part of a lesson, as a class on its own or as an after-school club? Sound too good to be true? It's not. The golden ticket is robotics. It's hard to find a better way to teach STEM education. And the best part is it's hands on, multidisciplinary, collaborative, an authentic learning experience and engaging! Gura brings together the information you need and presents it in a manageable, organised way so that you learn what LEGO Robotics is, what student activities look like, how to begin, how to manage a class and much more. Gura concludes with more than a dozen interviews with educators, trainers and even a student, so you can receive first-hand advice and recommendations.

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    A$42.95
  10. Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education

    The Internet connects us in unprecedented ways. New tools allow us to build global learning networks where we can pursue our intellectual and creative passions with people around the world. To prepare students to flourish in this new learning world, schools will need to transform themselves in important ways. Personal Learning Networks is a road map to guide that transformation. In order to bring these learning networks into classrooms, teachers must first create learning networks of their own. The authors describe a bottom-up progression that will help educators understand the power of these networks and become networked individuals.

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    A$24.95
  11. 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
  12. 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

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