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  1. Teaching Graphic Novels in the Classroom: Building Literacy and Comprehension

    Teaching graphic novels in the classroom describes different methods teachers may use to begin teaching graphic literature to new readers. The first chapter is dedicated to the history of the medium and runs from the earliest days of comic books through the growing popularity of graphic novels. It includes profiles of early creators and the significance of certain moments throughout history that chart the evolution of graphic literature. Chapters 2-8 focus on different genres and include an analysis and lessons for 1-2 different novels, creator profiles, assignments, ways to incorporate different media in connection with each book, chapter summaries, discussion questions and essay topics. Chapter 9 allows students to create their own graphic novel, with guidance.

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    A$39.95
  2. STEAM Power: Infusing Art Into Your STEM Curriculum

    This engaging book is a practical guide for educators looking for creative ways to blend arts and STEM learning (STEAM). Author Tim Needles is an artist and educator who covers the fundamentals of STEAM, presents detailed project plans and gathers insights from educators in the field. Technologies covered include coding, robotics, 3D printing, virtual and augmented reality, digital photography, video, animation and digital drawing. In addition, the book addresses collaboration, global learning, project-based learning, makerspaces and social-emotional learning.

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    A$39.95
  3. Unpacking Fake News: An Educator’s Guide to Navigating the Media with Students

    The term fake news has become part of global discourse. Although some have appropriated the term for political purposes, actual fake news represents an inherent threat to democracy given the ease through which it is consumed and shared. This book is one of the first of its kind to address the implications of fake news for the F-12 classroom. It explores what fake news is, why students are susceptible to believing it and how they can learn to identify it. Leading civic education scholars use a psychoanalytic lens to unpack why fake news is effective and to show educators how they can teach their students to be critical consumers of the political media they encounter. The authors also link these ideas to the broader task of civic education and critical engagement in the democratic process.

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    A$39.95
  4. Connected Librarians: Tap Social Media to Enhance Professional Development and Student Learning

    Connected Librarians: Tap Social Media to Enhance Professional Development and Student Learning offers insights into the opportunities and obstacles of this exciting but sometimes challenging topic, including practical ideas for making the most of social media in your school library. This informative guide is the professional development librarians need to understand how to effectively use social media to improve student learning.

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    A$34.95
  5. Gamify Literacy: Boost Comprehension, Collaboration and Learning

    With Gamify Literacy, teacher Michele Haiken brings together top educators and gaming professionals to share gamifaction strategies, demonstrating how teachers can use gaming tools and activities to improve literacy and content learning.

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    A$35.95
  6. Media Literacy in the F-12, Updated and Expanded Second Edition

    Today's average youth spends over 10 hours a day consuming media. Aided by technology, young people can instantly share and engage with media messages to find answers, get directions, shop or connect with friends. But access alone doesn't lead to critical thinking. Media are texts, designed to be read, analysed, deconstructed and reconstructed. Understanding how to interpret advertising messages, check for bias or avoid stereotyping are among the skills students need to become knowledgeable consumers and producers of media. This book helps educators understand the importance of teaching media literacy and gives them the tools needed to bring this form of literacy into the classroom.

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    A$55.95
  7. iPads in the Classroom: From Consumption and Curation to Creation

    Your school may have a technology plan, but how will that plan advance learning? Millions of iPads are in the hands of students worldwide. Many educators, however, see them only as game stations or replacements for notebooks and textbooks. Authors Tom Daccord and Justin Reich explain why iPads can be so much more useful. They present a tremendous opportunity for teachers to rethink the design of learning environments to best suit the needs of their students.

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    A$32.95
  8. 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
  9. Create It with Kidspiration 3

    We know that all students learn differently, and many require content to be presented visually in order to retain it. Kidspiration is ideal for these learners, as it allows primary educators to teach literacy, numeracy and thinking skills using proven visual thinking methodologies. The program's dynamic tools and features can be used to design fun activities to engage all students.This revised Australian edition shows teachers how to use Kidspiration 3 to its full potential. The 44 sample activities span the four core Australian curriculum learning areas - Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences - with instructions for effective implementation in both a computer lab and a single-computer classroom.

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    A$39.95
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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

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