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  1. Use That Computer

    No longer will teachers be reluctant to use a classroom computer. This book takes readers through the essential components of making a classroom computer an invaluable tool for teachers. Topics covered include: Managing classroom information, standard based curriculum and instruction, travelling safely on the information highway and professional development.

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    A$39.95
  2. 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
  3. Videoconferencing for K-12 Classrooms, 2nd Edition

    Videoconferencing for K-12 Classrooms includes a comprehensive review of current (and near-future) options for building an effective videoconferencing program, from initial planning to teacher training, implementation and assessment. The authors, experts in both videoconferencing and education, introduce concepts in a fresh, engaging and easy-to-digest format with multiple examples, case studies, fully vetted resources and practical tips that you can use to develop or enhance your videoconferencing. No longer bound by the walls of the school building, the classroom of today is truly global.

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    A$55.95
  4. Poster: NETS-T - National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers

    This poster outlines the NETS-T: National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers, compiled by the International Society for Technology in Education, in one handy resource. The technology standards for teachers are divided into five broad categories: 1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity; 2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments; 3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning; 4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility; and 5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership.

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    A$39.95
  5. 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
  6. ISTE's Technology Facilitation and Leadership Standards

    The standards in the book provide a comprehensive portrait, complete with sample performance tasks, of what technology facilitators and leaders must do to ensure successful technology use in classrooms. Scenarios, case studies, discussion questions and resources related to implementing the standards are also provided. With each chapter dedicated to a single standard, the authors provide insight, advice and tips for every level of facilitator and school leader. If you intend to simply increase your skills and competencies or go further, this practical step-by-step guide provides everything you need not only to understand the standards, but to meet and exceed them.

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    A$55.95
  7. The Technology Director's Guide to Leadership

    Using a character-driven storyline, Don Hall introduces the three leadership archetypes and helps you identify your own style of leadership. Each chapter also contains practical activities and exercises designed to assist you as you provide leadership in your organisation. Hall explores how to more effectively facilitate communication between you and your team. He explains the importance of having a compelling vision and how to get buy-in from those you oversee. He clarifies the questions you should ask when deciding which technology is truly viable and appropriate in educational settings, and he shows how to partner effectively with the instructional leadership of your school or district. Strategies are included to help you manage the performance of different personality types.

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    A$45.95
  8. Transforming Classroom Practice

    This book provides an overview of professional development programs in the US, Australia and New Zealand that have demonstrated long-term success through assessment of outcomes. The models described here explore approaches that expand teachers' knowledge, skill and confidence in using technology tools in teaching and learning environments, with the focus on improving teaching and learning rather than on the technology use. Models discussed include in-house, peer-coaching, learning circles, action research, outside leaders and partners, networked learning communities, and working for systemic change.

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    A$55.95
  9. Raising a Digital Child

    As a parent, do you ever wonder how you can possibly keep up with technology? Children view digital culture as a normal way of life, even though you may feel overwhelmed by talk of social networking, cyberbullies and identity theft. Raising a Digital Child is your guide to enable your child to enjoy the benefits of a digital society - safely. Inside, you will learn about many of the newest and most popular technologies, the risks each might harbour and the behaviours that every child should learn in order to become a good citizen in this new digital world.

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    A$35.95
  10. 1-To-1 Learning: Laptop Programs That Work

    When all students in the classroom have a laptop, tablet or handheld computer at their fingertips, a whole new world of instructional possibilities appears. Get ready to tap into those possibilities with Pamela Livingston’s guide to 1-to-1 programs that work. You’ll find practical planning advice, case studies of successful programs and a host of implementation resources. Livingston updates this new edition with chapters on 1-to-1 leadership, tablet PCs and the shift towards learner-centric educational environments. Also included in the new edition is a handy resource mapping the new Web 2.0 tools to various subject areas.

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    A$55.95
  11. Toys to Tools

    Ignoring, or worse, demonising a technology that students willingly and actively use in every other aspect of their lives is not a winning educational strategy. Tapping into the ubiquitous power of modern communications technology and merging it with the flexibility and excitement of the Interactive Web (Web 2.0), Kolb provides a vision in which engaged students use the tools of their choice to enhance learning both inside and outside the classroom. Mini lessons and powerful resources throughout the book are easily adaptable and appropriate for almost any year level.

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    A$50.95
  12. Interactive Videoconferencing

    Break down the walls of your classroom! Build interdisciplinary collaborations by integrating interactive videoconferencing (IVC) into your standards-based lessons. This book focuses on a blend of interactive technologies that increase learning by building virtual classrooms. IVC allows for visual and voice interaction beyond the walls of the classroom, while the Internet connects students to current information and provides a shared location for data. Interactive Videoconferencing shows you how to use these two technologies to develop Web 2.0 lessons that are guaranteed to increase interaction and enthusiasm in your classroom.

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    A$50.95

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