The Networked Library

Author: Melissa A. Purcell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1586835459
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The lesson plans in this book enable educators to easily incorporate networking technologies into the classroom—not just a fun enrichment activity, but one that is selective and intentional to teach the required standards.

3d Printing A Powerful New Curriculum Tool For Your School Library

Author: Lesley M. Cano
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610699785
Size: 27.27 MB
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This beginner's guide to 3D design and printing provides librarians with lessons, tips, and instructions for integrating these technologies into the K–12 standards-based curriculum. • Includes an appendix of resources for school librarians to get the most out of three-dimensional design and printing • Suggests practical lesson ideas for integrating 3D printing into language arts, math, science, and social studies • Focuses on 3D printing as a tool to engage students in curriculum content and promote hands-on, problem-based learning with a focus on authentic, practical application • Offers suggestions for policy development and guidelines for managing and implementing this powerful technology

Multimedia Learning Stations Facilitating Instruction Strengthening The Research Process Building Collaborative Partnerships

Author: Jen Spisak
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440835187
Size: 74.87 MB
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Learn how to use rotating multimedia learning stations, employing databases, websites, education apps, videos, audio podcasts, online games, books, and more to build a strong, collaborative library program that helps you strengthen student understanding of the research process. • Details what multimedia learning stations are and the reasons they should be used in the middle and secondary school library • Features unique content designed for use in middle and high school libraries • Shares detailed, step-by-step instructions on how you can design, develop, and implement multimedia learning stations and keep them organized and current • States the applicable AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner for each set of multimedia learning stations • Includes detailed appendices of multiple sets of multimedia learning stations that are ready to be used in collaboration with English, history, math, and science classes in the library

Social Media For Academics

Author: Diane Rasmussen Neal
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 178063319X
Size: 32.69 MB
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This book provides an overview of social media technologies in the context of practical implementation for academics, guided by applied research findings, current best practices, and the author’s successful experiences with using social media in academic settings. It also provides academics with sensible and easy strategies for implementing a wide spectrum of social media and related technologies - such as blogs, wikis, Facebook, and various Google tools for professional, teaching, and research endeavours. No other book exists that assists academics in learning how to use social media to benefit their teaching and research The editor has an extensive background in social media teaching, consulting, research, and everyday use All the contributors come to the book with a common goal, from various expertise areas and perspectives

Social Networking For Schools

Author: Steven M. Baule
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1586835378
Size: 42.38 MB
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This book provides specific and practical ideas for using social media tools to enhance communications, instruction, and professional development within the K–12 school environment—invaluable information for school librarians, instructional coaches, technology specialists, and educational administrators.

What School Leaders Need To Know About Digital Technologies And Social Media

Author: Scott McLeod
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118116720
Size: 53.63 MB
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Facebook, Twitter, Google...today's tech-savvy students are always plugged in. However, all too often their teachers and administrators aren't experienced in the use of these familiar digital tools. If schools are to prepare students for the future, administrators and educators must harness the power of digital technologies and social media. With contributions from authorities on the topic of educational technology, What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media is a compendium of the most useful tools for any education setting. Throughout the book, experts including Will Richardson, Vicki Davis, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Richard Byrne, Joyce Valenza, and many others explain how administrators and teachers can best integrate technology into schools, helping to make sense of the often-confusing world of social media and digital tools. They offer the most current information for the educational use of blogs, wikis and podcasts, online learning, open-source courseware, educational gaming, social networking, online mind mapping, mobile phones, and more, and include examples of these methods currently at work in schools. As the book clearly illustrates, when these tools are combined with thoughtful and deliberate pedagogical practice, it can create a transformative experience for students, educators, and administrators alike. What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media reveals the power of information technology and social networks in the classroom and throughout the education community.

How People Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Size: 40.89 MB
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

The Truth About Profiting From Social Networking

Author: Patrice-Anne Rutledge
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0789737884
Size: 52.77 MB
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Examining the popularity of social networking, this title offers advice on making the most of online connections, social networking strategies, tips for guarding privacy, and a look at the future of social networking, all written in a practical, user-friendly style.

E Learning And Social Networking Handbook

Author: Frank Rennie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136320172
Size: 59.57 MB
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Digital resources—from games to blogs to social networking—are strong forces in education today, but how can those tools be effectively utilized by educators and course designers in higher education? Filled with practical advice, the e-Learning and Social Networking Handbook, Second Edition provides a comprehensive overview of online learning tools and offers strategies for using these resources in course design, highlighting some of the most relevant and challenging topics in e-learning today, including: • using social networking for educational purposes • designing for a distributed environment • strengths and weaknesses of delivering content in various formats (text, audio, and video) • potential constraints on course design • implementation, evaluation, induction, and training Illustrated by short, descriptive case studies, the e-Learning and Social Networking Handbook, Second Edition also directs the reader to useful resources that will enhance their course design. This helpful guide will be invaluable to all those involved in the design and delivery of online learning in higher education.

Functional Biology Of Plants

Author: Martin J. Hodson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119945062
Size: 76.71 MB
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Functional Biology of Plants provides students and researchers with a clearly written, well structured whole plant physiology text. Early in the text, it provides essential information on molecular and cellular processes so that the reader can understand how they are integrated into the development and function of the plant at whole-plant level. Thus, this beautifully illustrated book, presents a modern, applied integration of whole plant and molecular approaches to the study of plants. It is divided into four parts: Part 1: Genes and Cells, looks at the origins of plants, cell structure, biochemical processes and genes and development. Part 2: The Functioning Plant, describes the structure and function of roots, stems, leaves, flowers and seed and fruit development. Part 3: Interactions and Adaptations, examines environmental and biotic stresses and how plants adapt and acclimatise to these conditions. Part 4: Future Directions, illustrates the great importance of plant research by looking at some well chosen, topical examples such as GM crops, biomass and bio-fuels, loss of plant biodiversity and the question of how to feed the planet. Throughout the book there are text boxes to illustrate particular aspects of how humans make use of plants, and a comprehensive glossary proves invaluable to those coming to the subject from other areas of life science.