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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. 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
  4. STEM Resources

    Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research refers to experiments conducted to address problems in those fields that can be tested using the scientific method. The scientific method is an inquiry process used to systematically study, investigate and to provide explanations for observed phenomenon in the natural world. This method is used by STEM professionals to answer questions they have about important world problems and usually includes carefully orchestrating a situation that allows them to observe, measure and test their ideas.

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  5. Literacy 2.0: Reading and Writing in 21st Century Classrooms

    Literacy 2.0 is where traditional literacy and technological literacy meet. Students in the 21st century still need to develop the reading and writing skills that were the aim of literacy 1.0 instruction, but they must go beyond those skills and learn how to use technology for communicating and collaborating in new ways. The book begins with a general instructional model and then delivers the specific teaching skills related to acquiring, producing and sharing information. These skills include using search engines efficiently, evaluating information found on websites, working collaboratively and creating multimedia products. The authors detail how to use the many tools and technologies they discuss and give numerous practical suggestions for classroom applications.

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    A$32.95
  6. 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
  7. The Digital Diet: Today's Digital Tools in Small Bytes

    Understanding today's online world and relating to the digital generation can be a daunting process for the newcomer. The Digital Diet is a comprehensive, sensible approach to technology integration which looks at all the steps and stages you need to use a selection of stable digital tools to enhance your use of the digital world. It aims to familiarise the reader with various digital terminology such as blogs, wikis, social networking and podcasting. It also offers basic commentary on the use of today’s most popular programs and internet sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Skype, as well as search engines such as Google and Yahoo.

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    A$35.95
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Media Literacy: Thinking Critically About Movies

    This book encourages students to use critical-thinking skills to analyse movies and the movie industry. The units in this book provide students with information about movies as an art form, as a business and as a source of social and cultural transmission. The activities require students to evaluate this information and apply it in varied exercises. Students will be asked to reflect on both the Australian and American movie industries (and audiences) when developing answers to the questions in this book. 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
  11. Media Literacy: Thinking Critically About Music & Media

    This book is designed to help students use their interest in music to develop better critical-thinking skills. Students will develop these skills by analysing information, reflecting on their own thoughts and feelings, and employing creative problem solving. They will investigate common themes in musical lyrics, the economic structure of the Australian radio industry and social and legal concerns related to music. Students will also encounter ethical considerations, learn about musical history and discuss gender issues. Through analysis of a subject that most teenagers already enjoy, students will become more media literate and develop a better awareness of the social issues that affect music and its listeners.

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    A$29.95
  12. Media Literacy: Thinking Critically About Video Games & Virtual Worlds

    Video games and virtual worlds offer varying degrees of interactivity and community. These allow players to consider existing societal norms, civic participation and power structures, and experimenting with new models. This book asks students to consider the possibilities that video games offer, as well as some of the problems. Students are already thinking about video games. This book asks students to think about video games in a critical and articulate fashion; considering the attitudes and beliefs they generate; how they affect how we perceive others and ourselves; and what they mean to different people.

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