Assessment Essentials For Standards Based Education

Author: James H. McMillan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412955505
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Assessment Essentials For Standards Based Education from the Author: James H. McMillan. This revised edition shows educators how to integrate assessment with teaching and learning and offers new chapters that discuss a variety of assessment and grading techniques.

New Media And Learning In The 21st Century

Author: Tzu-Bin LIN
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9812873260
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New Media And Learning In The 21st Century from the Author: Tzu-Bin LIN. This volume brings together conceptualizations and empirical studies that explore the socio-cultural dimension of new media and its implications on learning in the 21st century classroom. The authors articulate their vision of new-media-enhanced learning at a global level. The high-level concept is then re-examined for different degrees of contextualization and localization, for example how a specific form of new media (e-reader) changes specific activities in different cultures. In addition, studies based in Singapore classrooms provide insights as to how these concepts are being transformed and implemented by a co-constructive effort on the part of researchers, teachers and students. Singapore classrooms offer a unique environment to study the theory-practice nexus in that they are high achieving, implicitly grounded in the eastern cultural values and well-equipped with ICT infrastructure. While these studies are arguably the state-of-the-art exemplars that synergize socio-cultural and technological affordances of the current learning environments, they also serve as improvable ideas for further innovations. The interplay between theory and practice lends support to the reciprocal improvements for both. This book contributes to the continuing debate in the field, and will lead to better learning environments in the 21st century.

The Practice Of Teaching

Author: Allan C. Ornstein
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478609869
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The Practice Of Teaching from the Author: Allan C. Ornstein. The Practice of Teaching is an invaluable tool for preparing prospective and novice teachers for their new roles in the classroom. The authors assist the reader in planning what to teach (objectives), deciding how to teach (methods), thinking critically about what they teach (reflection), and determining whether students are learning the requisite knowledge (assessment). Teachers who master these important learning concepts and strategies can increase their students chances for achievement and reduce the loss of human potential so often attributed to todays schools. Truly effective teachers must understand the learning process in order to design meaningful instruction. The extent to which students learn how to learn is influenced by how well the teacher can teach. The authors balanced presentation helps readers to master theoretical concepts and principles and then integrate them into their teaching practices by developing specific methods and strategies that work on the job. The transition from theory to practice is facilitated by interweaving practical strategies and methods with cognitive science research. Many examples, including Case Studies and Tips for Teachers, ensure that what is described theoretically can be applied practically.

Games To Teach Or Games To Learn

Author: Yam San Chee
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9812875182
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Games To Teach Or Games To Learn from the Author: Yam San Chee. The book presents a critical evaluation of current approaches related to the use of digital games in education. The author identifies two competing paradigms: that of games-to-teach and games-to-learn. Arguing in favor of the latter, the author advances the case for approaching game-based learning through the theoretical lens of performance, rooted in play and dialog, to unlock the power of digital games for 21st century learning. Drawing upon the author’s research, three concrete exemplars of game-based learning curricula are described and discussed. The challenge of advancing game-based learning in education is addressed in the context of school reform. Finally, future prospects of and educational opportunities for game-based learning are articulated. Readers of the book will find the explication of performance theory applied to game-based learning especially interesting. This work constitutes the author’s original theorization. Readers will derive four main benefits: (1) an explication of the difference between game-based-teaching and game-based learning, and why this difference is of critical importance, (2) an exposition of the theory of game-based learning as performance, (3) concrete exemplars and research outcomes relating to three game-based learning curricula that have been empirically evaluated in schools, and (4) an understanding of complex issues related to the human side of school change that must be effectively addressed to achieve take-up of game-based learning in schools.

Essentials Of Online Teaching

Author: Margaret Foley McCabe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317416546
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Essentials Of Online Teaching from the Author: Margaret Foley McCabe. Teachers’ active online participation and engagement with students are critical factors to the success of online courses. Essentials of Online Teaching is a standards-based, straightforward guide to teaching online in higher education, high school and vocational training, or corporate learning environments. This brief but powerful book encourages immediate application of concepts with the help of real-world examples, technical insights, and professional advice. ? The guide includes: a practical approach informed by, but not about, relevant learning theories; clear models and examples from a wide variety of online courses; teachers’ reflections about their online practice; a checklist of standards to help guide teaching decisions; and an accompanying website ( with additional resources. ? Essentials of Online Teaching addresses key instructional challenges in online teaching and presents the reader with practical solutions for each phase of a course—preparation, beginning, middle, and end.?

New Pedagogical Approaches In Game Enhanced Learning

Author: Sara de Freitas
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466639512
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New Pedagogical Approaches In Game Enhanced Learning from the Author: Sara de Freitas. "This book addresses the major challenges associated with adopting digital games into a standard curriculum, providing fresh perspectives from current practitioners in the education field"--Provided by publisher.

Everything School Leaders Need To Know About Assessment

Author: W. James Popham
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141297979X
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Everything School Leaders Need To Know About Assessment from the Author: W. James Popham. With plain language and practical examples, Popham covers key understandings for school leaders, including validity, formative assessment, interpreting test results, instructional sensitivity, and more.

Standards Based Physical Education Curriculum Development

Author: Chair and Professor Georgia State University Atlanta Georgia Jacalyn Lund
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449691757
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Standards Based Physical Education Curriculum Development from the Author: Chair and Professor Georgia State University Atlanta Georgia Jacalyn Lund. The Third Edition was created around the 2014 National Standards for Physical Education for K-12 education. Written by experts with a wealth of experience designing and implementing thematic curriculum, this innovative resource guides readers through the process of writing dynamic curriculum in physical education. The text begins by looking at the new national standards and then examines physical education from a conceptual standpoint. It goes on to examine the development of performance-based assessments designed to measure the extent of student learning and explores the various curricular models common to physical education. It delves into sport education, adventure education, outdoor education, traditional/multi-activity, fitness, and movement education, describing each model and how it links with physical education standards. New and Key Features of the Third Edition: Includes a new Chapter 2, International Perspectives on the Implementation of Standards Includes a new Chapter 4, Building the Curriculum Includes a new Chapter 6, Creating Curricular Assessments Discusses the process of designing a standards-based curriculum by developing goals that are based on a sound philosphy Explores assessment and the importance of documenting students progress toward the standard Examines how teachers can provide students with opportunities to achieve their learning goals through challenging and motivating choices

Essentials Of Elementary Social Studies

Author: Thomas Turner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136185771
Size: 80.23 MB
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Essentials Of Elementary Social Studies from the Author: Thomas Turner. Essentials of Elementary Social Studies is a teacher friendly text that provides the most comprehensive treatment of classroom planning, instruction and strategies. Praised for its dynamic approaches and a writing style that is conversational, personal and professional, this text enables and encourages teachers to effectively teach elementary social studies using creative and active learning strategies. New to this Edition This fourth edition has been significantly refined with new and relevant topics and strategies needed for effectively teaching elementary social studies. • NEW! Keeping with the book’s emphasis on planning and teaching, a full, new chapter on lesson plans has been added. This chapter is designed to provide elementary teachers with 12 classroom tested lesson plans and includes two classroom tested lessons for each grade level (K-5). • NEW! A new chapter on technology is designed to better prepare elementary teachers to effectively teach social studies with technology. Attention is given to digital history, media literacy, teaching with film and music, and numerous other types of impactful technology. • NEW! Major updates to relevant topics such as NCSS Standards, Common Core State Standards, Technology, Media, Skills, Character Education, and Literacy. • NEW! Each chapter now includes a “Resources” section. The resources section provides various resources for further development. The section includes articles, books, and web resources. • NEW! Each chapter now includes an “Extension” activity. The extension activity provides readers with the opportunity to extend the learning experience with relevant and meaningful scenarios. Instructors can also use the extensions as a class activity. • NEW! Each chapter now includes a “Focus” activity. The focus activity provides readers with the opportunity to prepare for the learning experience with relevant and meaningful scenarios. Instructors can also use the focus activity as a class activity.

Essentials Of Science Classroom Assessment

Author: Xiufeng Liu
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412961017
Size: 57.54 MB
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Essentials Of Science Classroom Assessment from the Author: Xiufeng Liu. Grounded in the constructivist inquiry approach to science teaching and learning, Essentials of Science Classroom Assessment bridges science assessment research and practice, and connects science assessment and learning. This book will help students in science methods courses to develop essential skills in conducting science assessment to support student learning. The chapters parallel a typical structure of a science methods course, making the integration of this text into a science methods course seamless. Due to its practical and concise nature, this book is also ideal for practicing science teachers to use as a professional development resource.