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New technologies are dramatically changing the face of education and the nature of childhood itself. In Shift to the Future, Nicola Yelland examines the ways in which these technologies are reshaping the social, personal, and educational experiences of childhood, and explores the curricular revisions such changes demand. With a focus on the various information and communications technologies (ICTs) available to young students and the possibilities these ICTs offer for teaching and learning, Shift to the Future provides inspiring examples of teachers who have innovatively incorporated new technologies into their classrooms to engage their students in contemporary times.
This volume gives language teachers, software designers, and
researchers who wish to use technology in second or foreign
language education the information they need to absorb what has
been achieved so far and to make sense of it. It is designed to
enable the kind of critical reading of a substantial literature
that leads to a balanced and detailed knowledge of the field."
"Chapter by chapter, the book builds, through description,
analysis, examples, and discussion, a detailed picture of modern
Three issues are explored and used as organizers for The International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments. First, a distinction is made between virtual learning and learning virtually. Second, since the focus is on learning, an educational framework is developed as a means of bringing coherence to the available literature. Third, learning is defined broadly as a process of knowledge creation for transforming experience to reflect different facets of the curriculum of life. The handbook is divided into four sections: Foundations of Virtual Learning Environments; Schooling, Professional Learning and Knowledge Management; Out-of-School Learning Environments; and Challenges for Virtual Learning Environments. A variety of chapters representing different academic and professional fields are included.
"Computers, Curriculum, and Cultural Change: An Introduction for
Teachers, Second Edition" is a comprehensive introduction to using
computers in educational settings. What distinguishes this text
from others on the topic is its focus on:
This book brings together a collection of internationally renowned authors in the STEM field to share innovations in the teaching of STEM. It focuses on the junior secondary years of education (students aged 11-15), since this is the age range in which students choose whether or not to formally opt out of STEM education. It is here that the book makes a significant contribution to the field by integrating the STEM area and focusing on the junior years of schooling. While developing this book, the editors drew on two main premises: Firstly, STEM is seen as the integrated study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a coherent learning paradigm that is based on real-world applications. Secondly, it is important to integrate digital technologies into STEM education beyond the superficial use of ICTs seen in many schools. The book also addresses the challenges within STEM education - many of which are long-standing. To this end, it includes chapters o n marginalised and diverse communities, ensuring that a broad range of perspectives on STEM education is included.
'This book will be of interest to most educational psychologists (EPs). It may appeal just as an entertaining means for reflection on personal values and beliefs, or could operate as a route for learning more about mediation' - Debate This captivating resource is for anyone who is interested in learning more about using negotiation and mediation to settle conflicts positively and effectively. Francisco's engaging and amusing book of memories, anecdotes and examples draws on his own experience to illustrate the vast array of human conflict and solutions. The stories can be used to: o generate discussion o stimulate thinking in assemblies o enrich mediation training o support win/win positions o help those in conflict find solutions. You will find many different meanings and complex ideas embedded in these insightful, light-hearted and fascinating narratives. This is a book that you'll come back to time after time. Francisco Ingouville trained as a mediator in the USA and has worked extensively in South America assisting in resolving conflicts between both individuals and countries.
This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book describes the history, structure and institutions of open and distance education in six countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, the UK and the US. It discusses how open and distance education is evolving in a digital age to reflect the needs and circumstances of national higher education systems in these countries, and explores the similarities and differences between the ways in which they are organized and structured. It is the first book to make such comparisons and draw conclusions about the nature of open and distance education in the context of various national higher education systems. In a digital era with growing use of online education as well as open and distance education, this book is particularly useful for policy-makers and senior administrators who want to learn about organizing and expanding open and distance education provision. It is also a valuable reference for researchers, academics and students interested in understanding the different approaches to open and distance education.
From the best selling author Peter Clutterbuck (Bright Ideas for Managing the Positive Classroom), Values: A Programme for Primary Schools is another great Primary Teaching Resource. This book will help primary schools implement and teach the new Values Education curriculum, providing rewarding and stimulating lessons for their students. This practical resource is full of ideas and activities designed to create learning environments that are caring, open, supportive and growth promoting. It is vital that all students are made aware of, and familiarised with the many positive human traits we refer to as 'values'. Instilling these positive values will help make them more selfless, tolerant and caring human beings. Aspiring to these values creates a healthy framework around which students can develop their daily interaction with both peers and adults. Values covered include: Care and Compassion Trustworthiness and Honesty Fairness Courtesy Freedom Honour Responsibility Tolerance Inclusion and Cooperation Doing your Best
Technology in the K-12 classroom is no longer an option. To prepare students for the future of work, life and citizenship, every school needs to be equipped with digital tools and staffed by educators who can harness technology to accelerate innovation in teaching and learning. Edtech for the K-12 Classroom is designed to empower future teachers to use technology effectively in their classrooms and schools. Meant to supplement or replace edtech textbooks, this ebook is a compilation of articles and multimedia offering concrete lesson plans, inspiring reflections and advice from edtech experts on how to empower learners using technology. The book includes readings, supplemented by videos, webinars and infographics, tied to the widely adopted ISTE Standards with examples on how to align lessons to the ISTE Standards for Students to empowers learners to be effective communicators, computational thinkers, innovative designers, global collaborators and digital citizens.
This open access collection examines how higher education responds to the demands of the automation economy and the fourth industrial revolution. Considering significant trends in how people are learning, coupled with the ways in which different higher education institutions and education stakeholders are implementing adaptations, it looks at new programs and technological advances that are changing how and why we teach and learn. The book addresses trends in liberal arts integration of STEM innovations, the changing role of libraries in the digital age, global trends in youth mobility, and the development of lifelong learning programs. This is coupled with case study assessments of the various ways China, Singapore, South Africa and Costa Rica are preparing their populations for significant shifts in labour market demands - shifts that are already underway. Offering examples of new frameworks in which collaboration between government, industry, and higher education institutions can prevent lagging behind in this fast changing environment, this book is a key read for anyone wanting to understand how the world should respond to the radical technological shifts underway on the frontline of higher education.
The ISTE Standards for Coaches describe the essential role that technology coaches play in transforming schools into digital age global learning environments. A full implementation of these standards and performance indicators is critical to supporting technology implementation in schools. In this book, author Jo Williamson breaks down each of the ISTE Standards for Coaches into applicable strategies - illustrated with scenarios and real-life case studies from across the United States and around the world - to help you understand the standards and adapt them to your school's or organization's unique setting. With chapters dedicated to each of the six standards, in-depth examinations of the supporting elements, a rubric, and other learning resources, this valuable guide will support you in creating highly effective digital age learning environments.
[This book is] absolutely wonderful. It will be my new Bible... I have used it loads already in preparation for my ICT Mark assessment. Taking on the role of ICT co-ordinator can be quite a daunting task but this step by step guide, breaking things down into manageable chunks will be very supportive. I love the blogging idea - the comments made by the characters are very realistic. This is just what new co-ordinators need, I wish I'd had this when I took over co-ordination of ICT! - Christine Beedham, Primary ICT adviser, Warrington Every primary school has the daunting task of embedding ICT and e-learning into their curriculum. This practical manual is the first part of a two volume set that together makes up a detailed two year training programme for primary ICT and e-learning co-ordinators. The books combine key strategies and information with a weblog discussion from a group of 'virtual' co-ordinators who share their problems, fears and successes over the two-year programme, based on the author's wide experience of working with new co-ordinators and experienced staff on training programmes and in general support. Book 1 is designed specifically for co-ordinators new to the role who need starting points and broad support. It presents a structured training programme split over three terms, guiding co-ordinators through the key stages of developing and implementing ICT policy and practice, including: o auditing existing school systems o reviewing and revising the school policy for ICT o reviewing the ways in which ICT is used as a teaching and learning tool across the curriculum o examining methods for the management of technical support services o establishing a clear overview of standards in ICT, including a review of assessment procedures, moderating work, monitoring teaching and learning and creating E Portfolios. The books have a companion website, which will offer downloadable versions of the photocopiable sheets from the book, as well as links to other sources of help and advice.
This book constitutes the proceedings of the Third International Congress on Tools for Teaching Logic, TICTTL 2011, held in Salamanca, Spain, in June 2011. The 30 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 62 submissions. The congress focusses on a variety of topics including: logic teaching software, teaching formal methods, logic in the humanities, dissemination of logic courseware and logic textbooks, methods for teaching logic at different levels of instruction, presentation of postgraduate programs in logic, e-learning, logic games, teaching argumentation theory and informal logic, and pedagogy of logic.
This book covers a broad range of innovations in education, such as flipped classrooms, the educational use of social media, mobile learning, educational resources and massive open online courses, as well as theoretical discussions and practical applications in the use of augmented reality and educational technology to improve student engagement and pave the way for students' future studies and careers. The case studies and practical applications presented here illustrate the effectiveness of new modes of education in which the latest technologies and innovations are widely used in the global context. Accordingly, the book can help develop readers' awareness of the potential these innovations hold, thus expanding their expertise and stimulating critical thinking as to how new technologies have made learning and teaching easier in various educational settings.
This book is open access under a CC-BY license. The volume presents papers on vocational education, project-based learning and science didactic approaches, illustrating with sample cases, and with a special focus on Central Asian states. Thematically embedded in the area of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), the book examines the following main topics: project-based learning (PBL), specific didactics with a linkage to food technologies and laboratory didactics, media and new technologies in TVET, evaluation of competencies including aspects of measurement, examination issues, and labour market and private sector issues in TVET, and research methods with a focus on empirical research and the role of scientific networks. It presents outcomes from TVET programmes at various universities, colleges, and teacher training institutes in Central Asia.
The Science and the Story of the Future of Learning In 1999, Sugata Mitra conducted the famous "Hole in the Wall" experiment that inspired three TED Talks and earned him the first million-dollar TED prize for research in 2013. Since then, he has conducted new research around self-organized learning environments (SOLE), building "Schools in the Cloud" all over the world. This new book shares the results of this research and offers * Examples of thriving Schools in the Cloud in unlikely places * Mitra's predictions on the future of learning * How to design assessments for self-organizing learning * How to build your own School in the Cloud * Clips from the documentary, The School in the Cloud
Building on their best-selling book Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day, flipped education innovators Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams return with a book series that supports flipped learning in the four topic areas of science, math, English and social studies as well as the elementary classroom. In this volume the authors address how flipping your classroom can support elementary instruction.
Today, K-12 practitioners are challenged to become educational innovators. Yet, little is available to the practitioner to guide their reflection about the design, development, and implementation of these innovations in their own practice. This brief approaches such problems of practice from the perspectives of design research. Although design research typically centers on the partnership between researchers and practitioners in real-world settings, relationships between researchers and practitioners are not always practical. In this brief, the authors explore how the design research process can make the goals, assumptions, processes, methods, and outcomes of design research uniquely accessible to the practitioner. In clear, explicit language, it introduces design research to practitioners using both expository discussions and a robust narrative case study approach that ably guides the reader through the phases of design research, namely: Theory to innovation to practice Understanding problems of practice Creating a design solution Assessing the design solution Evaluating learning outcomes Capturing lessons for practice Understanding Problems of Practice is a singular resource for teachers and practitioners enrolled in graduate research courses or courses on teacher leadership. It also lends itself well as a supplement to professional development activities and studies at the district, school, and professional learning community levels.
This book explores the ways in which technology is being used by various open universities in developing countries to extend learner support services to distance learners. It shares the best practices being followed by different open universities so that these may be replicated by other universities. It provides an overview of the use of various digital technologies, e-learning tools, eLearning platforms, virtual learning environments, and synchronous and asynchronous technologies in open and distance learning (ODL) systems. Moreover, it discusses the importance of ODL systems in providing inclusive education in developing countries through the use of ICT with a special focus on adult, rural and elderly learners, as well as the role of technology in science education through ODL system. A transformative model of sustainable collaborative learning is presented, integrating concepts based on theoretical frameworks to increase the flexibility and solve existing issues in developing countries, which may be used for policy changes in distance learning. It concludes by examining various challenges in successfully implementing technology for effective delivery of learner support services in distance education systems in developing countries and exploring the strategies required to overcome these challenges.
Oxford Grade R Teacher's Resource Books Terms 1,2,3, and 4 are part of a dynamic new series based on the Revised National Curriculum Statement.
Comprehensive and easy to follow, the course aims to cover the needs of teachers teaching at the Grade R level and provides a 36-week learning programme for the year. The course integrates skills and knowledge from all eight learning areas, promoting enquiry, interaction, and independent reasoning.
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