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  1. Powerful Understanding: Helping Students Explore, Question, and Transform Their Thinking about Themselves and the World Around Them

    Powerful Understanding explores effective ways to build social-emotional skills and help students make connections, question what they read and transform their thinking as they develop into stronger readers and learners. It offers insightful lessons that integrate strategic and critical thinking to deepen student understanding, and introduces a model to use for exploring, interacting with and reflecting on everything you teach. Hands-on activities and student samples illustrate this unique and comprehensive approach to inquiry-based learning. Ideal for new and experienced teachers, this remarkable book features the tools teachers need to help students think more deeply, learn more widely and develop a more powerful understanding of what it means to be responsible and compassionate.

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  2. NOW Classrooms, Grades 9-12: Lessons for Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology

    In NOW Classrooms, Grades 9-12: Lessons for Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology, the authors 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 Years 9-12 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 vital four C skills (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity), teachers can connect technology to key content-area outcomes and prepare students to succeed in the 21st century.

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    A$42.95
  3. Could You Live Underwater?: A Design Thinking and STEM Curriculum Unit for Curious Learners

    In this engaging design thinking adventure, students utilise STEM skills and creative thinking to research, design and build prototypes of the underwater house of the future! After researching the effects of climate change on people throughout the world, learners narrow their focus to tackle an aspect of designing underwater that grabs their imaginations. The unit includes six modules with flexible time constraints, meaning teachers can implement the unit in as little as six class periods or as many as six weeks. At every stage, learners draw on creativity and collaboration as they build STEM skills while completing fun activities that meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum: English and Technologies content descriptions for Years 5 and 6.

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  4. NOW Classrooms, Grades 3–5: Lessons for Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology

    Developed specifically for grades 3–5, this resource presents classroom-ready lessons that support the ISTE Standards for Students. Use the lessons, which focus on four essential skills—communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity—to take instruction and learning to the next level through the use of technology. Each chapter includes strategies for developing authentic learning experiences and ends with discussion questions for personal reflection.

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  5. NOW Classrooms, Grades K–2: Lessons for Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology

    Developed specifically for grades K–2, this resource presents classroom-ready lessons that support the ISTE Standards for Students. Use the lessons, which focus on four essential skills—communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity—to take instruction and learning to the next level through the use of technology. Each chapter includes strategies for developing authentic learning experiences and ends with discussion questions for personal reflection.

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  6. NOW Classrooms, Leader's Guide: Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology
    With a clear vision for action, school and district leaders can establish a creative, collaborative culture that prepares students to thrive in the connected 21st century world. Part of the NOW Classrooms series, this guidebook outlines a flexible framework that leaders can use to drive instructional innovation and create an engaging, student-centered learning environment using technology. Learn More
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  7. The i5 Approach: Lesson Planning That Teaches Thinking and Fosters Innovation

    If the three r’s define education’s past, there are five i’s—information, images, interaction, inquiry, and innovation—that forecast its future, one in which students think for themselves, actively self-assess, and enthusiastically use technology to further their learning and contribute to the world. What students need, but too often do not get, is deliberate instruction in the critical and creative thinking skills that make this vision possible. The i5 approach provides a way to develop these skills in the context of content-focused and technology-powered lessons. Jane E. Pollock and Susan Hensley explain the i5 approach’s foundations in brain research and its links to proven instructional principles and planning models. They provide step-by-step procedures for teaching 12 key thinking skills and share lesson examples from teachers who have successfully “i5’ed” their instruction. With practical guidance on how to revamp existing lessons, The i5 Approach is an indispensable resource for any teacher who wants to help students gain deeper and broader content understanding and become stronger and more innovative thinkers.

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  8. Project-Based Writing

    Discover why project-based writing is so effective in engaging students and enriching their writing. The Project-Based Writing series follows a practical approach to choosing topics, conducting online research, organising and presenting ideas, and assessing results. As students dig into subjects they have chosen, they will make connections between school life and "real life". Teachers will appreciate the wealth of ideas and guides that help them implement differentiated instruction and meet curriculum standards. Work with students to create a multi-genre project-based writing unit! Each book in the Project-Based Writing series also contains a number of pre-made project-based writing units for your convenience.

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  9. Project-Based Writing: Middle Years

    Work with students to create a multi-genre project-based writing unit! Project-Based Writing: Middle Years also contains three pre-made project-based writing units for your convenience.

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  10. Project-Based Writing: Year 5

    Discover why project-based writing is so effective in engaging students and enriching their writing. Follow a practical approach to choosing topics, conducting online research, organising and presenting ideas, and assessing results.

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  11. Project-Based Writing: Year 4

    Discover why project-based writing is so effective in engaging students and enriching their writing. Follow a practical approach to choosing topics, conducting online research, organising and presenting ideas, and assessing results. The wealth of ideas and guides makes it easy to implement differentiated instruction.

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  12. Project-Based Writing: Year 3

    Discover why project-based writing is so effective in engaging students and enriching their writing. Follow a practical approach to choosing topics, conducting online research, organising and presenting ideas, and assessing results. The wealth of ideas and guides makes it easy to implement differentiated instruction.

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