Teachers Reading Teachers Lives

Author: Mary Kay Rummel
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438418302
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Teachers Reading Teachers Lives from the Author: Mary Kay Rummel. Investigates teachers' classroom personal reading histories and how they influence the development of one becoming a resisting reader/teacher. "The premise of this book is important: that teachers' literacy experiences not only make a difference in their literacy instruction but also in their professional judgment and actions related to curriculum decisions, and their resistance to prescribed methods and materials which do not allow children's literacy to flourish. The teachers' own words in the autobiographical chapters offer powerful testimony supporting approaches to literacy that encourage and support the job of reading and writing, rather than pedantic and meaningless curriculum methods that emphasize isolated skills and drills. "There is currently a backlash against the whole language approach, which through the years has had other titles but has always emphasized the creative, responsive teaching described in meaningful, individual, integrated and joyful approaches to the teaching of reading and writing. This book could have a positive influence on the current discussions about the teaching of literacy.

Istudent App Match System For Special Needs

Author: Linda Chmiliar
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483508358
Size: 61.52 MB
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Istudent App Match System For Special Needs from the Author: Linda Chmiliar. Do you realize that students can make significant gains in learning if they are using carefully chosen apps on the iPad? But, how do you find the time to navigate through the endless lists of apps online to find apps that are appropriate for your student, or the students that you teach? This book provides a description of apps that promote learning across a number of areas for students with special needs in grades K to 12. The apps are organized by instructional focus, and by whether they were developed to : help the student practice the skill, support the student if they have difficulties with that skill, or create amazing learning objects using that skill. The apps are also identified as being at the beginning, intermediate, or more complex level. The content areas of read, writing, and math, focus on the development of skills up to the grade 6 level. The support and creation apps, and that apps that focus on study skills and strategies, provide many opportunities for students at the middle and high school level. The book is very simple to use. Just go through the skill checklists and identify the skills that the student demonstrates never, sometimes, or always. The skill checklists cover: sensory motor/cause and effect; fine motor skills; written expression; reading; mathematics; language; social and behavioral skills; and study skills. For the skills that the student has not yet mastered, look up the page number provided, to find the apps that will help that student with that specific skill. Get your student(s) started learning on the iPad. You will be AMAZED at the possibilities, and so will the student(s).

Corwin Connected Teachers Bundle

Author: Peter M. DeWitt
Publisher: Corwin Publishers
ISBN: 9781506315003
Size: 72.85 MB
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Corwin Connected Teachers Bundle from the Author: Peter M. DeWitt. Books Included in the Corwin Connected Teachers Bundle: Content Curation by Steven Anderson 5 Skills for the Global Learner by Mark Barnes Teaching the iStudent by Mark Barnes Worlds of Making by Laura Fleming Empowered Schools, Empowered Students by Pernille Ripp Blogging for Educators by Starr Sackstein The Relevant Educator by Tom Whitby and Steven Anderson

A Practice Based Model Of Stem Teaching

Author: Alpaslan Sahin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463000194
Size: 13.27 MB
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A Practice Based Model Of Stem Teaching from the Author: Alpaslan Sahin. The STEM Students on the Stage (SOS)TM model was developed by Harmony Public Schools with the goal of teaching rigorous content in an engaging, fun and effective way. In this book, you will learn that the STEM SOS model is not only helping students learn STEM content and develop 21st-century skills, but also helping teachers improve their classroom climate through increased student-teacher communication and a reduction in classroom management issues. There are at least two ways in which this book is innovative. First, you will find student videos and websites associated with QR codes; readers can use their QR readers to watch student videos related to the content in the chapter and see student e-portfolio samples at their Google sites. This provides the opportunity to see that what is discussed in the book actually happened. Second, the book is not about a theory; it is an actual implemented model that has evolved through the years and has been used in more than 25 schools since 2012. Every year, the model continues to be improved to increase its rigor and ease of implementation for both teachers and students. In addition to using the book as a classroom teacher resource and guide, it can also be used as a textbook in advanced graduate level curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, and STEM education programs. Therefore, STEM educators, leaders, pre-service and in-service teachers and graduate students will all benefit from reading this book. Appendices will be one of the favorite aspects of this book for teachers who are constantly looking for ready-to-use student and teacher handouts and activities. Full handouts, including formative and summative assessments materials and grading rubrics, will provide an opportunity for teachers and curriculum directors to understand the ideas and secrets behind the STEM SOS model. Lastly, STEM directors will find this to be one of the best STEM teaching model examples on the market because the model has fully accessible student and teacher handouts, assessment materials, rubrics and hundreds of student products (e-portfolios including video presentations and project brochures) online.

Internet Environments For Science Education

Author: Marcia C. Linn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135631840
Size: 71.66 MB
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Internet Environments For Science Education from the Author: Marcia C. Linn. Internet Environments for Science Education synthesizes 25 years of research to identify effective, technology-enhanced ways to convert students into lifelong science learners--one inquiry project at a time. It offers design principles for development of innovations; features tested, customizable inquiry projects that students, teachers, and professional developers can enact and refine; and introduces new methods and assessments to investigate the impact of technology on inquiry learning. The methodology--design-based research studies--enables investigators to capture the impact of innovations in the complex, inertia-laden educational enterprise and to use these findings to improve the innovation. The approach--technology-enhanced inquiry--takes advantage of global, networked information resources, sociocognitive research, and advances in technology combined in responsive learning environments. Internet Environments for Science Education advocates leveraging inquiry and technology to reform the full spectrum of science education activities--including instruction, curriculum, policy, professional development, and assessment. The book offers: *the knowledge integration perspective on learning, featuring the interpretive, cultural, and deliberate natures of the learner; *the scaffolded knowledge integration framework on instruction summarized in meta-principles and pragmatic principles for design of inquiry instruction; *a series of learning environments, including the Computer as Learning Partner (CLP), the Knowledge Integration Environment (KIE), and the Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE) that designers can use to create new inquiry projects, customize existing projects, or inspire thinking about other learning environments; *curriculum design patterns for inquiry projects describing activity sequences to promote critique, debate, design, and investigation in science; *a partnership model establishing activity structures for teachers, pedagogical researchers, discipline experts, and technologists to jointly design and refine inquiry instruction; *a professional development model involving mentoring by an expert teacher; *projects about contemporary controversy enabling students to explore the nature of science; *a customization process guiding teachers to adapt inquiry projects to their own students, geographical characteristics, curriculum framework, and personal goals; and *a Web site providing additional links, resources, and community tools at www.InternetScienceEducation.org

5 Skills For The Global Learner

Author: Mark Barnes
Publisher: Corwin Publishers
ISBN: 9781483382913
Size: 59.74 MB
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5 Skills For The Global Learner from the Author: Mark Barnes. Tap the power of digital learning! Mobile devices and social media give students unlimited resources and opportunities to build an international network of teachers. With this easy guide, you'll learn five skills to transform the average learner into a global student: Creating and Sharing Digital Information Using Social Media Digital Publishing Building a Personal Learning Network Using Aggregators to Create, Maintain, and Share Content Loaded with tips and examples for using PLNs, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, YouTube, Jing, and other essential tools. You'll stay a step ahead with this breakthrough guide to incredible learning opportunities!