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Picture of the product1-to-1 at Home
1-to-1 at Home: A Parent's Guide to School-Issued Laptops and Tablets
Author: Jason Brand
The media and technologies children love and use avidly every day at home need to be available in school – not just for greater engagement in the classroom (though that is likely to happen), but also so children can learn how to function effectively in the workplaces and communities of a digital age. They need the opportunities to practise the citizenship and literacies of digital environments as part of their F–12 education: they need schools outfitted with digital media and technologies. Managing the digital gadgets, gizmos and games that kids already own is often a challenge, and many parents find that a school-issued 1-to-1 device further disrupts an area in which there are already conflicts. 1-to-1 devices blur the lines between school and home, between work and play, between tool and toy. Many parents could use some help in setting boundaries. Topics discussed in 1-to-1 at Home include parental control, filtering and monitoring software; downloading media; video sites; social networks video games; video, voice and text chatting; and ergonomics and sleep. Written from the perspective of a family therapist who works to help families get to the heart of complicated matters, this guidebook addresses the home side of 1-to-1 programs. 1-to-1 at Home: A Parent’s Guide to School-Issued Laptops and Tablets provides the perspectives of other adults – educators and parents – who have addressed similar challenges.

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Picture of the product50 Ways to Use Technology Enhanced Learning in the Classroom
50 Ways to Use Technology Enhanced Learning in the Classroom: Practical strategies for teaching

by Peter Atherton

This is a practical guide to the use of technology enhanced learning (TEL) in the classroom.

Introducing 50 ways to use technology for learning. Areas covered include: - Gamified learning - Social media - Video streaming - The flipped classroom - Instant feedback tools - And many more.

Guidance on how to use these technologies for learning is complemented by an exploration of their impact on learning. For each example, the opportunities for evidencing progress are evaluated.

Published: 1st February 2018
ISBN: 9781526424150
Number Of Pages: 288

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Picture of the productA Brief History of the Future of Education
A Brief History of the Future of Education ;
Learning in the Age of Disruption

Ian Jukes, Ryan L. Schaaf

The Future Tense of Teaching in the Digital Age

The digital environment has radically changed how and what students need and want to learn, but has educational delivery radically changed? Get ready to be challenged to accommodate today’s learners as opposed to allowing default classroom practices. With its touches of humor and choose-your-own-adventure approach, the book encourages readers to search for interesting, relevant or required material and then jump right in.

At its core, readers will:

* Consider predictions about future learning.
* Understand how to leverage nine core learning attributes of digital generations.
* Discover ten critical roles educators can embrace to remain relevant in the digital age.

192 Pages | Pbk

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Picture of the productA Parent's Guide to Online Safety
Author: Marje Monroe & Doug Fodeman
Try to keep up with today’s technology can be overwhelming. You probably feel like you’ll never understand the technology your child is using, especially when it seems to change every six months. The MySpace of yesterday becomes the Facebook of today. Children and teens love to explore new online gadgets, gimmicks, games and websites, and they often discover new and unexpected uses of these technologies. What’s a parent to do? Take a deep breath! Yes, the technology keeps changing, but the kids themselves stay pretty much the same. Much of what they do is not about the technology they are using. It’s about seeking attention, forming and sustaining relationships, taking risks and having fun. Parents have been dealing with these behaviours for centuries. Chapter topics include How Old Is Old Enough?; Important Conversations; Online Bullying; Kids, Privacy and Technology; Online Gaming; Social Networks Mobile Phones and Smartphones; and Teaching Your Child to Be Savvy. This revised Australian edition of A Parent’s Guide to Online Safety will help you identify the digital citizenship topics all parents should be aware of while providing advice on setting limits for your child.

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Picture of the productAward Winning Digital Storytelling Projects
Author: Arnie Abrams

It’s been said that everyone has a story to tell, and the shared experience of storytelling can bring people together. Digital storytelling gives students the opportunity to reflect on their experiences and use their imaginations.

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. These 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.

Award Winning Digital Storytelling Projects links with the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) general capability, and also has strong correlations to The Australian Curriculum: Media Arts. Digital storytelling is also relevant to learning areas of the Australian Curriculum such as English, history and geography, which call for students to demonstrate their understanding of a topic using digital technology.

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Big Data, Small Devices: Investigating the Natural World Using Real-Time Data

by Eric Brunsell, Michael Bowen, Donna Governor

Given the number of students with smartphones and tablets, it only makes sense for them to take advantage of the many websites and free apps that can teach them about the natural world. Big Data, Small Devices is designed for Earth and environmental science teachers who want to help students tap into, organize, and deploy real-time data sets. Students can learn to use their devices to detect patterns among phenomena related to the atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and celestial sphere.

Written by veteran teachers, Big Data, Small Devices will help you understand both the technology you need and the ways to use it in classes at all levels, from elementary school through high school. The authors give tools, tips, and tricks for finding real-time activities that showcase specific data, as well as the websites and apps that provide them. You can use the activities as written, adapt them to your specific needs, or use them as inspiration for creating your own.

Big Data, Small Devices is a one-of-a-kind book for developing investigations with any data accessible online. It also helps you bring learning opportunities for your students as close to them as their personal technology devices.

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Blended Learning in Action: A Practical Guide Toward Sustainable Change

Authors - Catlin Tucker, Tiffany Wycoff and Jason Green

Blended Learning in Action supports teachers, teacher leaders, and schools as they shift to a blended learning model. Blended learning has several advantages over traditional instruction if technology is used to effectively engage students in active learning both inside the classroom and online. Blended learning allows for more communication and collaboration both synchronously and asynchronously, creates more opportunities for students to drive their own learning, provides teachers with more time to work one-on-one or in small groups to differentiate and personalize learning while providing more timely feedback. This transition to blended learning requires a fundamentally new approach to learning as well as a new skillset for both teachers and school leaders. The shift from traditional instruction to a blended model is a delicate process with many moving parts, which requires all stakeholders in a school community work together.

This book demystifies blended learning for teachers and schools looking for alternatives to a traditional approach to teaching. The educational landscape is changing, but teachers and schools need practical resources to help them navigate these changes so that they are exciting, not scary. This book includes research, examples, anecdotes, and resources gathered from the authors' work as well as interviews with teachers and school leaders using different blended models.

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Picture of the productBrain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age
by Marilee Sprenger

In the digital age, your students have the ways, means and speed to gather any information they want. But they need your guidance more than ever. Find out why and explore the challenges and opportunities of teaching in the digital age in this book by teacher and brain expert Marilee Sprenger. Discover how digital technology is actually changing your students' brains. Learn why this creates new obstacles for teachers, but also opens up potential new pathways for learning. You will understand the new realities of teaching in a world filled with ipods, smartphones and the Internet.

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Picture of the productBring Your Own Learning

Author: Lenny Schad

Bring Your Own Learning: Transform Instruction with Any Device

Mobile technology fundamentally changes the way students learn. It allows them to explore beyond the classroom walls, ask probing questions about the world and create their own personalised learning experiences. Introduce mobile devices to the classroom and watch students become absorbed in their learning. In Bring Your Own Learning, the author provides a roadmap for implementing a BYOD initiative in any educational system. His reflections on how he realised his district needed a mobile learning program – and how it was executed – can help other educators formulate their approach to developing a systemwide BYOD program. The goal of this book is for school leadership teams, administrators, board members, teachers and parents to walk away with the following key points of knowledge: Clear understanding of why we need to promote mobile learning Clear understanding of what mobile learning is and what it looks like Clear understanding of the steps necessary for mobile learning to be successful Clear understanding that implementation is an evolution and needs time to become systemic in any educational system Clear understanding of the benefits of mobile learning or BYOD programs Bring Your Own Learning is the perfect resource for the modern classroom, and will help to turn mobile devices from tools of distraction into tools for learning.

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Picture of the productCatching Up or Leading the Way
Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization

Author - Yong Zhao

With this book, educators, policymakers, parents and others interested in preparing students to be productive global citizens will gain a clear understanding of what kinds of knowledge and skills constitute “digital competence” and “global competence”, and what schools can –and must – do to meet the challenges and opportunities brought about by globalisation and technology.This book will forever change the debate about what's wrong and what's right with education and where it should be going. With an extraordinary command of facts and thought leadership, Zhao describes how schools have to keep pace with a world that is being dramatically transformed by globalisation, the "death of distance", and digital technology.

Code: 109076
ISBN: 9781742399300
No of Pages: 244
Publish Date: 10 January 2011

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