The Networked Library

Author: Melissa A. Purcell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1586835459
Size: 25.84 MB
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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.

E Learning And Social Networking Handbook

Author: Frank Rennie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136320180
Size: 38.66 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.

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

Author: Lesley M. Cano
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610699785
Size: 58.81 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

School Library Infographics How To Create Them Why To Use Them

Author: Peggy Milam Creighton Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440836787
Size: 26.73 MB
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Find out how you can increase the impact of your school library instruction, promotion, and organization with the utilization of infographics created with do-it-yourself tips found within this guidebook. • Includes more than 30 original visuals available for reproduction • Provides tips for sharing infographics through social media • Demonstrates how to effectively pair infographics and education to maximize your library's impact on students • Shows how graphics can be used to enhance instruction • Features a list of applications and tools for creating your own infographics using basic, easy-to-access, and free software

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

Author: Jen Spisak
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440835187
Size: 55.19 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

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

Author: Scott McLeod
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118022246
Size: 17.67 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: 55.78 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.

Functional Biology Of Plants

Author: Martin J. Hodson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119945062
Size: 61.79 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.

Let S Get Social

Author: Ginger Carlson
Publisher: International Society for Technology in Education
ISBN: 1564845303
Size: 31.40 MB
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In this book, educators can learn everything they need to know about integrating social learning at all grade levels using the popular educational social network, Edmodo. With valuable tips and resources for both new and experienced users, it provides immediately adaptable strategies for incorporating Edmodo’s suite of tools and apps in their classrooms. Learn how to leverage Edmodo for assessment, project-based learning, flipped classroom, gamification and more. Seasoned educators and educational technology specialists Ginger Carlson and Raphael Raphael also share how educators can expand and maximize social learning networks, specifically Edmodo, to ask questions, share knowledge and create an extended network of colleagues.

Social Media In Medicine

Author: Margaret S. Chisolm
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317215451
Size: 71.43 MB
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The use of social media around the world has exploded in recent years, with the number of monthly active users of Facebook and Twitter estimated to be one billion and one quarter billion, respectively. Physicians and medical trainees are among the users of social media, raising questions of how Facebook, Twitter, and other novel online tools may best be harnessed to further medical research, patient care, and educational pursuits. Because social media enables an immediate exchange of information and ideas around shared areas of interest, it has fostered communication and collaboration among a global network of researchers, clinicians, patients, and learners. Social Media in Medicine reviews a range of topics, from research ethics to medical education, and includes personal reflections by clinicians and learners that represent diverse opinions about the role of social media in medicine. The book is relevant to all healthcare stakeholders and will hopefully encourage ideas and questions to generate more research into the use of social media in medical research, patient care, and education. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Review of Psychiatry.