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  1. Drones in Education: Let Your Students’ Imaginations Soar

    Drones are on the rise and the sky is the limit for teaching STEM skills with these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). In the first guide to integrating drones into learning and teaching, authors Chris Carnahan, Laura Zieger and Kimberly Crowley provide everything teachers need to know to get a drone program off the ground at their schools. Drones in Education: Let Your Students' Imaginations Soar was written for educators who want to know more about the advantages incorporating drones can have on the effectiveness and appeal of their curriculum. The book covers such basic but important information as which drones need to be registered and where you can fly them. It also provides recommendations as to the drones that are best for specific students' age levels and subject areas.

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    A$29.95
  2. More Everyday Engineering: Putting the E in STEM Teaching and Learning

    What makes a windup toy get up and go? How does an earbud operate? And why does the line you're waiting in always seem the slowest? This book is an ideal resource for sparking students' interest in the marvels of engineering behind seemingly simple items and events. Thirteen activities focus on three aspects of engineering: designing and building, reverse-engineering to learn how something works and constructing and testing models.

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    A$39.95
  3. Breaking Through! Helping Girls Succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

    Regardless of a daughter's age (from birth to young adulthood), parents will find tips they can immediately use to help combat the gender imbalance in STEM areas. Whether they need to advocate for gender-neutral, STEM-enriched classrooms or want to encourage creative problem solving and persistence in their daughters, readers will find ideas to take action to help the girls in their lives break through the barriers and achieve success in STEM.

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    A$29.95
  4. Poster: The Ralph Pirozzo STEM Set

    The Ralph Pirozzo STEM Set is the ultimate set of resources for primary and secondary teachers looking to offer STEM/STEAM to their students. It contains one copy of 50 Cooperative Learning Activities and The Thinking School Tool set of 36 posters. 50 Cooperative Learning Activities has been designed specifically to engage and motivate primary and secondary school students to think 'outside the box', to create new ideas and to have fun while learning. The Thinking School Tool set of 36 full-colour, laminated, A3 posters aims to visually representing the specific thinking tools in Ralph Pirozzo's The Thinking School: Implementing Thinking Skills Across the School.

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    A$132.95
  5. Can We Skip Lunch and Keep Writing? Collaborating in Class and Online, Years 3-8

    This book shows teachers how to weave technology throughout their own curriculum and get students so fired up about writing that they don't want to stop when the class period ends. Readers will learn how to select appropriate digital tools, guide and involve students in the learning process, and differentiate instruction to meet individual needs. Through Julie's inspiring stories and lessons, teachers in the intermediate and middle year levels will discover how technology-assisted writing can foster innovation, global communication and creative problem solving - developing responsible, productive digital citizens whose inherent love of learning will travel with them throughout their lifetimes.

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    A$35.95
  6. Let's Get Social: The Educator's Guide to Edmodo

    Social networks are a growing part of our daily lives. These powerful and diverse online communities also have the potential to be robust learning platforms. The challenge many educators face is how to incorporate and maximise social learning networks to serve them in the classroom and in their professional lives. In Let's Get Social, authors Carlson and Raphael show you how easy - and fun! - social learning can be. Using the popular educational social network Edmodo, they demonstrate the many ways this powerful tool can enhance instruction, share knowledge and create an extended network of colleagues.

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    A$29.95
  7. ASCD Arias Publication: Getting Started with Blended Learning

    Do you want to incorporate purposeful and effective online learning into your classes but aren't sure where to begin? Here's the perfect introductory guide to planning a hybrid class for Year 4-12. Author and educator William Kist enthusiastically advocates for blended learning and he explains how to navigate the technical details of internet access and learning management systems; decide which learning experiences are best delivered online and which should be saved for face-to-face instruction; organise your online space for maximum effectiveness, respond to your students and structure online discussions that are most beneficial for students; and evaluate the design of your blended instruction and refine it for the next class.

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    A$15.00
  8. STEM Student Research Handbook

    The STEM Student Research Handbook outlines the various stages of large-scale research projects, enabling teachers to coach their students through the research process. This volume provides enough detail to embolden all teachers to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics student-researchers through the experimental process. Early chapters help students conceive and implement their projects, while later chapters on descriptive and inferential statistics, as well as graphical representations, help them correctly interpret their data. Final chapters enable students to effectively communicate their results by writing and documenting a STEM research essay, as well as by preparing for oral and poster presentations.

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    A$45.95
  9. Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning

    Wherever you are on the path to 1:1 teaching and learning, you need a guide that can help you make the best use of the powerful technology available in today's classrooms. In this inspiring and practical book, Diana Neebe and Jen Roberts draw on research and their extensive experience working with teachers across subject areas and year levels to share the keys to success when teaching with a computer or tablet for every student. This is the book secondary teachers need to understand the changes in pedagogy, planning, classroom organisation, time management and collaboration that will help them be successful in a 1:1 environment.

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    A$39.95
  10. ASCD Arias Publication: Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction

    In this practical introduction to engineering for primary to secondary school teachers, you'll learn how to create effective engineering-infused lessons that break down the barriers between science, maths and technology instruction. Pamela Truesdell highlights engineering's connection to 21st century skills and university and career readiness, addresses the Next Generation Science Standards, and walks you through each step of the simple but powerful engineering design process. It's a crucial tool for professional engineers and the key to engaging students in hands-on, collaborative projects that ask them to apply content-area knowledge to find solutions for real-world problems. This book ensures you'll have the essentials you need to kick off your students' exploration of engineering.

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    A$15.00
  11. Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through Inquiry

    How can you create an authentic learning environment in today's standards-driven atmosphere? Larissa Pahomov outlines a framework for learning structured around five core values: inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection. The framework is a guide, not a prescription, and middle years and secondary school teachers can use it to structure whatever content and skills their current school requires. The book also includes suggestions for how to integrate technology into inquiry-based education, but the principles and approaches it describes can be applied successfully even in places without abundant technology. Authentic Learning in the Digital Age is an indispensable handbook for reinvigorating teaching and learning for a new era.

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    A$27.95
  12. The Power of Scriptwriting! Teaching Essential Writing Skills Through Podcasts, Graphic Novels, Movies, and More

    This dynamic resource offers teachers a new way to energize the teaching of writing while also meeting key learning standards. The author draws on his unique background in education and media to provide this all-in-one resource to help teachers use the versatility of scriptwriting to motivate students and support literacy skills across the disciplines. Each chapter covers a different medium, outlining the writing skills required, and providing practical tips, sample projects, standards alignment, and strategies for differentiated instruction.

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    A$34.95

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