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  1. Award Winning Digital Storytelling Projects

    This revised Australian edition of Award Winning Digital Storytelling Projects assists Year 2-10 students in the creation of effective digital storytelling and provides support to teachers during the implementation process. This book offers practical ideas on how to apply digital storytelling in schools, with worksheets and lesson plans to accompany each story template. Templates are available as downloadable resources, along with folders of images, music and sound effects to get students started on their projects. Story templates are provided to get students started on the writing process and cover a wide range of year levels, curriculum learning areas and writing styles. Stories can be built using video or slideshow software, such as iMovie, PowerPoint and Corel VideoStudio.

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    A$39.95
  2. Digital Storytelling with iMovie: Teach Powerful Storytelling with the Australian Curriculum 2nd Edition

    Storytelling is an important part of learning, and today’s technology allows students and staff to tell their stories in powerful ways. 
Digital storytelling allows students to demonstrate their understanding of a particular topic, assists with staff development, creates publicity for the school and can be used to build learning communities around the world. This revised Australian edition provides practical ideas and lessons to apply digital storytelling in schools, and assists teachers to meet curriculum standards across a broad range of learning areas. Ideas are shared about storytelling in information literacy, knowledge management and critical thinking.

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    A$39.95
  3. Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy Series (Set of 4)

    In the Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy series, editor Heidi Hayes Jacobs and a team of authors from around the globe explore the three new literacies - global literacy, media literacy and digital literacy. Using the four books in this ground-breaking series, educators in every school will be able to bring their classrooms into the 21st century.

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    A$99.00
  4. Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy: Mastering Digital Literacy

    Mastering Digital Literacy explores the wealth of digital tools, applications and technologies that extend learning far beyond the classroom walls. This book strongly makes the case for modernising our students' learning environment - and shows how to do it. Using this book, F-12 educators will learn how to successfully merge digital media with traditional instruction, select video games and align them to unit plans, build a class website and populate it with educational features, and create a social network for students. The integration of 21st century skills in the classroom is essential for empowering student to succeed in today's rapidly changing society.

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    A$27.95
  5. Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy: Leading the New Literacies

    Leading the New Literacies explores how to shift to digital, media and global (DMG) project-based learning and create engaged, energised and globally competent teachers and students. Using this book, F-12 educators will learn how to bring digital, media and global literacies into their curriculum; examine the effects of school leaders' attitudes as they grapple with the implications of the new literacies; equip students with the skills to think critically about digital sources of information; learn how and where to find new forms of media that students can safely use as learning tools; understand the skills and attributes that characterise global competence and global awareness; and learn strategies and set realistic goals for system-wide implementation of the new literacies.

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    A$32.95
  6. Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy: Mastering Global Literacy

    This book explores how educators can cultivate globally literate learners while becoming globally connected themselves, examining ways to bring global issues into the classroom and personalise them using digital tools. The authors offer strategies for implementing global-awareness studies in the school curriculum, as well as creating new types of 21st century learning environments. Using this book, F-12 educators will understand how our changing world calls for global awareness; gain strategies and recommendations for making global issues relevant; integrate 21st century skills into classrooms; cultivate global citizens able to understand and thrive in contemporary society; and use global competence to stimulate interest in learning, education and careers.

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    A$27.95
  7. Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy: Mastering Media Literacy

    Mastering Media Literacy displays the role media can play in merging technology and instruction to give students greater access to knowledge, make learning more meaningful and help students play a more active role in their education, providing tips for incorporating media literacy into the school curriculum. F-12 educators will learn how to use media literacy to enhance learning and create opportunities for deeper understanding of concepts and skills, current events and global issues; prepare students to thrive in a more visually saturated and technology-based world; teach students to evaluate the validity of media and information being shared through different mediums; and design rubrics that effectively evaluate content knowledge and knowledge of technology tools.

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    A$27.95
  8. Transformative Talk: Cognitive Coaches Share Their Stories

    Transformative Talk assists an aspirant Cognitive Coach in building their coaching capabilities. It draws upon each of the insights and experiences of Cognitive Coaching training associates and agency trainers who are 'walking the talk' in their own lives and careers. Each chapter at varying degrees reflects personal journeys shared with the explicit intention to assist you in making connections to your own work and your growth as a coach.Talk is critical to the complex, challenging and intrinsically satisfying work of educators. This book provides you with the opportunity to continue transforming your talk so you can transform the thinking of others in the process of education.

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    A$35.95
  9. From Inspiration to Red Carpet: Host Your Own Student Film Festival

    From Inspiration to Red Carpet: Host Your Own Student Film Festival is the perfect resource for teachers looking to improve their students’ writing and digital literacy skills. The authors are technology integration specialists charged with helping teachers in their district make technology a fundamental part of learning and teaching. They took note of students’ interest in digital media outside of school and realised that video production was an excellent way to get students engaged and using technology in the classroom. To make video production a part of the district culture, they developed the Parkway School Digital Film Festival. This festival has since become a catalyst for innovation in the classroom. A film festival can do the same at your school or district!

     

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    A$30.95
  10. The Focus Factor: 8 Essential Twenty-First Century Thinking Skills for Deeper Student Learning

    In this revised Australian edition of The Focus Factor, author James Bellanca examines the importance of an essential set of thinking skills that supports the Australian Curriculum and ensures future success for students in 21st-century life, school and work. Each chapter introduces the what, the why and the how to do it for explicit incorporation of content-crossing competencies. The text features practical how-to classroom examples that make it easy for teachers to integrate the development of important cognitive functions into their daily lessons.

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    A$32.95
  11. Thinking in the Australian Curriculum: A Handbook for Educators

    The use of the language of thinking and the explicit teaching of thinking is becoming an ever-present feature of classroom practice. However, the issue faced by many school leaders in particular is how can such methodology be embedded within and across the school as part of the ongoing culture of every classroom? This handbook outlines a five-step process that will assist schools at all levels in implementing a whole-school approach to infusing thinking into the curriculum in classrooms working with the new Australian Curriculum. It provides frameworks for ensuring that practices become an enduring part of the culture of the school.

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    A$16.95
  12. Teaching Minds: How Cognitive Science Can Save Our Schools

    From grade school to graduate school, from the poorest public institutions to the most affluent private ones, our educational system is failing students. In his provocative new book, cognitive scientist and bestselling author Roger Schank argues that class size, lack of parental involvement, and other commonly-cited factors have nothing to do with why students are not learning. The culprit is a system of subject-based instruction and the solution is cognitive-based learning. This groundbreaking book defines what it would mean to teach thinking. The time is now for schools to start teaching minds!

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    A$29.95

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