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  1. Rev Up Robotics: Real-World Computational Thinking in the K–8 Classroom

    Rev up robotics shows educators how to begin incorporating robotics in tandem with computational thinking into content area lessons or electives. Part 1 covers the basics, defining robotics and sharing real-world applications along with how to teach foundational skills for computational thinking and computer science. Part 2 shows robotics in practice within the context of content areas and features lesson plans mapped to academic and technology standards, including the ISTE Standards and the Computer Science Teacher Association Standards. Part 3 offers advice on pedagogy and teaching strategies backed by research from the learning sciences, and shares approaches to teaching robotics using project-based learning or as part of after-school clubs or robotics competitions.

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    A$39.95
  2. Transform Your 6-12 Math Class: Digital Age Tools to Spark Learning

    Instead of drill-and-practice apps and worksheets, what if technology enabled exploration of mathematics concepts? Instead of screens for disconnected individual learning, what if technology fostered mathematical discourse and collaboration? Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching mathematics, what if we used technology to differentiate to meet students’ diverse needs? Technology has the power to support the teaching and learning of mathematics content at all grade levels, but the presence of technology is insufficient unless it’s paired with effective teaching practices and meaningful content. This book poses and unpacks the above questions and many more, with detailed classroom examples to illustrate practical strategies for integrating technology in the 6-12 classroom.

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    A$31.95
  3. Teaching Words and How They Work: Small Changes for Big Vocabulary Results

    Research shows that vocabulary is the best support for students’ comprehension of narrative and information texts. Often, vocabulary instruction focuses on a few target words in specific texts. However, to understand the many new words in complex texts students need to know how words work. This book, written by an award-winning authority on reading instruction, shows teachers how to make small changes to teach more words and also how words work. Many of these small changes involve enrichments to existing vocabulary practices, such as word walls and conversations with students. Each chapter includes descriptions of teachers’ implementation of small changes to support big gains in students’ vocabulary. This book offers practical steps that F-8 teachers can use in any reading program.

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    A$39.95
  4. Make the Future!: Hands-On Sustainability Lessons for Years 7 & 8

    Make the future! Hands-on sustainability lessons for years 7 & 8 is a resource for secondary classrooms that gives real meaning to the idea of sustainability. Created in line with the Australian Curriculum: Design and Technologies, this book empowers students to make a tangible difference to the environment – and their future. Make the future! combines traditional skills and cutting-edge research to create authentic, purposeful activities that will show your students positive change is not just feasible – it is delicious, stylish, economical and fun!

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    A$36.95
  5. Best Practices at Tier 2: Supplemental Interventions for Additional Student Support, Secondary

    In Best Practices at Tier 2: Supplemental Interventions for Additional Student Support, Secondary, authors Bob Sonju, Sharon V. Kramer, Mike Mattos and Austin Buffum offer Years 6-12 teachers proven response to intervention (RTI) strategies for responding to students who need additional support after core instruction. The authors explain that a school functioning as a professional learning community (PLC) is essential to effectively implementing RTI. Using this book, teachers and administrators will discover fundamental practices and tools to support students through a schoolwide, collaborative effort.

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    A$34.95
  6. STARS Plus Mixed Pack Teacher Guides D-H with Posters

    Strategies to Achieve Reading Success is a prescriptive reading series that provides essential instruction in the same 12 reading strategies as the diagnostic CARS Plus Series. The series provides precise instruction in and practice with the strategies students need to master to achieve reading success. Each STARS Plus Teacher Guide contains detailed step-by-step lesson plans for administering the lessons with students as well as an overview of the series as a whole. Use the Teacher Guides along with the CARS & STARS Plus Strategies Posters to bring reading comprehension to life in your classroom. This mixed pack contains one CARS Plus teacher guide from levels D, E, F, G and H, and five Strategies Posters (D–H), each corresponding to one of the 10 levels of the CARS & STARS Plus program.

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    A$59.95
  7. CARS Plus Mixed Pack Teacher Guides D-H with Posters

    Comprehensive Assessment of Reading Strategies is a diagnostic reading series that allows you to identify and assess a student's level of mastery for each of 12 reading strategies (6 strategies in Books P and AA, 8 strategies in Book A and 12 strategies in Books BH). Use the Teacher Guides along with the CARS & STARS Plus Strategies Posters to bring reading comprehension to life in your classroom. This mixed pack contains one CARS Plus teacher guide from levels D, E, F, G and H, and five Strategies Posters (D–H), each corresponding to one of the 10 levels of the CARS & STARS Plus program.

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    A$44.95
  8. NOW Classrooms, Grades 6-8: Lessons for Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology

    In NOW Classrooms, Grades 6-8, authors Meg Ormiston, Lauren Slanker, Jennifer Lehotsky, Megan K. Flaherty, Janice Conboy and Whitney Cavanagh stress that real transformational school change focuses on robust teaching and learning, not the ever-evolving devices that may enhance that change. This book presents practical, classroom-tested lessons that grades 6-8 teachers and instructional coaches can use to prime students to actively learn and solve real-world problems. Sets of topical lessons progressively increase in depth and complexity for readers to choose from based on students’ needs. Using these lessons, grounded in the essential four C skills, teachers can connect technology to key learning-area outcomes and prepare students to succeed in the 21st century.

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    A$42.95
  9. Personalized Reading: Digital Strategies and Tools to Support All Learners

    Classrooms today include a diversity of readers, and teachers are called upon to meet the needs of all learners. In particular, they must help students think critically and communicate effectively using visual, print and digital text. Personalized Reading highlights four different types of readers - the struggling reader, the reluctant reader, English learners and advanced readers - and presents ways to use technology tools to accommodate their different reading styles. The strategies and classroom-ready ideas in this book will help secondary educators incorporate technology to promote reading, critical thinking and digital literacy.

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    A$49.95
  10. Creative Coding: Lessons and Strategies to Integrate Computer Science Across the 6-8 Curriculum

    Access to high-quality computer science (CS) instruction has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. Thanks to this movement, more students start the middle years with some foundational knowledge of CS and coding. This new set of creative skills empowers students to express themselves in compelling ways, but students still need opportunities and support to develop and hone those skills. This book helps classroom teachers develop activities and projects to encourage computational thinking and coding skills, and to build bridges between those skills and practice. For maths, science, English and Humanities and Social Science teachers, the resources in this book provide guidance to start integrating coding into their classes to complement and strengthen existing instruction.

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    A$49.95
  11. Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science: Lab Investigations for Grade 6-10

    Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science is a one-stop source of expertise, advice and investigations to help Earth and space sciences students work the way scientists do. The book includes a well-organised series of 23 field-tested labs that cover a variety of topics. You can use the introduction labs to acquaint students with new content or the application labs for deeper exploration of the use of a theory, law or unifying concept. The labs will also help your student learn science and engineering practices, disciplinary core idea and crosscutting concepts. The Student Lab Manual provides the student materials you need to guide your students through these investigations. With lab details, safety information and handouts, your students will be ready to start investigating.

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    A$35.95
  12. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science: Lab Investigations for Grade 6-10

    Are you interested in using Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) for middle years and high school lab instruction, but just aren’t sure how to do it? You aren't alone. This book will provide you with the information materials you need to start using this method right away. The book is a one-stop source of expertise, advice and investigations to help Earth and space sciences students work the way scientists do. The book is divided into two basic parts: an introduction to the stages of ADI, and a well-organised series of 23 field-tested labs designed to be much more authentic for instruction than traditional laboratory activities. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science gives students the chance to practise reading, writing, speaking and using maths in the context of science.

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    A$69.95

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