FormativeTech

 FormativeTech Author Monica Burns
ISBN-10 9781506361888
Release 2017-03-14
Pages 128
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The forces of technology and formative assessment combined! Formative assessment is a must for educators, but it can be difficult to juggle with all the other demands of a busy teacher’s to-do list. Fortunately, technology tools can help you work smarter, not harder. In #FormativeTech, you’ll find: Practical tips on how to use technology in formative assessment, including quick “pulse checks” for the whole class Formative assessment strategies for small groups and individual students Ideas for assessing project-based and inquiry-based approaches How to evaluate data and communicate results with families



Deeper Learning With QR Codes and Augmented Reality

Deeper Learning With QR Codes and Augmented Reality Author Monica Burns
ISBN-10 9781506331799
Release 2016-03-08
Pages 104
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Engaging, interactive learning—right in your students’ hands! What if your students’ mobile devices became an instructional asset rather than a distraction? Discover how free, scannable technology can enrich learning, while captivating students. Best of all, these technologies are easy to quickly implement within your classroom. Learn about QR codes and Augmented Reality (AR) Reach each student with new, hands-on learning opportunities Embrace the ACES Framework for teaching with scannable technologies: Access, Curate, Engage, and Share Promote self-directed learning and showcase students’ creations Leverage technology to connect classroom activities with students’ families and the broader community



Courageous Edventures

Courageous Edventures Author Jennie Magiera
ISBN-10 9781506342863
Release 2016-09-20
Pages 200
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Chart a course to innovation using educational technology. Let’s go on an edventure! Do you want to innovate and take risks in your teaching? Looking for ways to troubleshoot common classroom challenges? Jennie Magiera charts a course for you to discover your own version of innovation, using the limitless possibilities of educational technology. Packed with lesson plans, examples, and solutions, Courageous Edventures will show you: How to create your own Teacher-IEP (Innovation Exploration Plan) Strategies and solutions for tackling common educational technology problems Methods for putting learning into the hands of students How to find innovation in everyday places



Lead Like a PIRATE

Lead Like a PIRATE Author Shelley Burgess
ISBN-10 1946444006
Release 2017-03-15
Pages 250
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In Lead Like a PIRATE Burgess and Houf map out the traits necessary to captain a school or district. You'll learn where to find the treasure already in your schools-and how to bring out the best in your team. This book will equip and encourage you to be relentless in your quest to make school amazing for your students, staff and communities.



Learning First Technology Second

Learning First  Technology Second Author Liz Kolb
ISBN-10 1564846326
Release 2017
Pages 150
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Learning with technology doesn't happen because a specific tool "revolutionizes" education. It happens when proven teaching strategies intersect with technology tools, and yet it's not uncommon for teachers to use a tool because it's "fun" or because the developer promises it will help students learn. Learning First, Technology Second offers teachers the professional learning they need to move from arbitrary uses of technology in their classrooms to thoughtful ways of adding value to student learning. This book includes: An introduction to the Triple E Framework that helps teachers engage students in time-on-task learning, enhance learning experiences beyond traditional means and extend learning opportunities to bridge classroom learning with students' everyday lives. Effective strategies for using technology to create authentic learning experiences for their students. Case studies to guide appropriate tech integration. A lesson planning template to show teachers how to effectively frame technology choices and apply them in instruction.



The Test

The Test Author Anya Kamenetz
ISBN-10 9781610394420
Release 2015-01-06
Pages 272
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No sooner is a child walking and talking than the ABCs and 1-2-3s give way to the full-on alphabet soup: the ERBs, the OLSAT, the IQ, the NCLB for AYP, the IEP for ELLs, the CHAT and PDDST for ASD or LD and G&T or ADD and ADHD, the PSATs, then the ACTs and SATs—all designed to assess and monitor a child's readiness for education. In many public schools, students are spending up to 28% of instructional time on testing and test prep. Starting this year, the introduction of the Common Core State Standards Initiative in 45 states will bring an unprecedented level of new, more difficult, and longer mandatory tests to nearly every classroom in the nation up to five times a year—forcing our national testing obsession to a crisis point. Taxpayers are spending extravagant money on these tests—up to 1.4 billion per year—and excessive tests are stunting children's spirits, adding stress to family life, and slowly killing our country's future competitiveness. Yet even so, we still want our kids to score off the charts on every test they take, in elementary school and beyond. And there will be a lot of them. How do we preserve space for self-directed learning and development, while also asking our children to make the score and make a mark? This book is an exploration of that dilemma, and a strategy for how to solve it. The Test explores all sides of this problem—where these tests came from, why they're here to stay, and ultimately what you as a parent or teacher can do. It introduces a set of strategies borrowed from fields as diverse as games, neuroscience, social psychology, and ancient philosophy to help children do as well as they can on tests, and, just as important, how to use the experience of test-taking to do better in life. Like Paul Tough's bestseller How Children Succeed, it illuminates the emerging science of grit, curiosity and motivation, but takes a step further to explore innovations in education—emerging solutions to the over-testing crisis—that are not widely known but that you can adapt today, at home and at school. And it presents the stories of families of all kinds who are maneuvering within and beyond the existing educational system, playing and winning the testing game. You'll learn, for example, what Bill Gates, a strong public proponent of testing, does to stoke self-directed curiosity in his children, and how Mackenzie Bezos, wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and mother of three, creates individualized learning experiences for each of her children. All parents want their children to be successful, and their schools to deliver true opportunities. Yet these goals are often as likely to result in stress and arguments as actual progress. The Test is a book to help us think about these problems, and ultimately, move our own children towards the future we want for them, from elementary to high school and beyond.



Creating Cultures of Thinking

Creating Cultures of Thinking Author Ron Ritchhart
ISBN-10 9781118974629
Release 2015-02-23
Pages 384
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Discover why and how schools must become places where thinking is valued, visible, and actively promoted As educators, parents, and citizens, we must settle for nothing less than environments that bring out the best in people, take learning to the next level, allow for great discoveries, and propel both the individual and the group forward into a lifetime of learning. This is something all teachers want and all students deserve. In Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools, Ron Ritchhart, author of Making Thinking Visible, explains how creating a culture of thinking is more important to learning than any particular curriculum and he outlines how any school or teacher can accomplish this by leveraging 8 cultural forces: expectations, language, time, modeling, opportunities, routines, interactions, and environment. With the techniques and rich classroom vignettes throughout this book, Ritchhart shows that creating a culture of thinking is not about just adhering to a particular set of practices or a general expectation that people should be involved in thinking. A culture of thinking produces the feelings, energy, and even joy that can propel learning forward and motivate us to do what at times can be hard and challenging mental work.



School Law for South Carolina Educators

School Law for South Carolina Educators Author Thomas R. McDaniel
ISBN-10 1460924568
Release 2011-04-29
Pages 176
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South Carolina teachers, administrators, trustees, and policy makers will find this new text by Thomas R. McDaniel a helpful guide to the challenging task of educating students in today's public schools. In this straightforward and readable text, McDaniel uses hypothetical scenarios to challenge educators' powers of legal reasoning and concludes each chapter with recommended guidelines for practice in the public schools of South Carolina. --from back cover



Examkrackers MCAT 101 Passages Biology 1 Molecules

Examkrackers MCAT 101 Passages  Biology 1  Molecules Author Jonathan Orsay
ISBN-10 189385891X
Release 2016-10-14
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Examkrackers MCAT 101 Passages Biology 1 Molecules has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Examkrackers MCAT 101 Passages Biology 1 Molecules also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Examkrackers MCAT 101 Passages Biology 1 Molecules book for free.



One Gun Ranch Malibu

One Gun Ranch  Malibu Author Alice Bamford
ISBN-10 9781942872320
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 352
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Inspired by one of Malibu’s most beautiful and innovative farms, One Gun Ranch, this book will help empower readers to grow their own food, think differently about what they eat, and rejuvenate their minds and bodies. This book will change your life forever. With easy, approachable steps, One Gun Ranch will have you eating better, exercising with more pleasure, and feeling healthier in just weeks. Inspired by the beautiful setting and seasons of Malibu, this is a diet that will give you actionable steps for choosing the healthiest foods for you—and the planet—growing your own vegetables (even if you live in an apartment), establishing a fun, energizing exercise routine, and embracing a holistic approach to improving your mind and body. Authors Alice Bamford and Ann Eysenring, have perfected the biodynamic lifestyle at their farm One Gun Ranch, a paradise of verdant green vegetables, running dogs and horses, perched high above the Pacific Ocean. With thoughtful, careful growing, they have created a dreamland of delicious, healthy food with an approach that goes beyond just organic, to grow, plant, and harvest one’s food based on the cycles of the moon and the natural elements, resulting in the healthiest and tastiest food possible. For many generations leading farmers around the world have been practicing these same principles, but they have never quite reached the mainstream. Now, thanks to the easy-to-use and approachable style of this book, anyone will be able to take these same ideas and apply it to their own garden and diet. They will also learn about how to exercise, meditate, and shape their diet along the principles of a biodynamic life. This book will bring the biodynamic lifestyle into the mainstream.



How to Personalize Learning

How to Personalize Learning Author Barbara Bray
ISBN-10 9781506338552
Release 2016-10-18
Pages 208
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HOW to Personalize Learning Create a powerful shift in education by building a culture of learning so every learner is valued. This practical follow-up to Bray and McClaskey’s first book brings theory to practice. Discover how to build a shared vision that supports personalized learning using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework. Also included are: Tools and templates to get started and go deeper Lesson and project examples that show how teachers can change instructional practice Links to electronic versions of tools, templates, activities, and checklists



Program Evaluation

Program Evaluation Author Jody L. Fitzpatrick
ISBN-10 9780134471181
Release 2017-05-04
Pages 560
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A highly esteemed and comprehensive overview of program evaluation that covers common approaches, models, and methods. As schools and other organizations increase their demand for information on program effectiveness and outcomes, it has become even more important for students to understand the prevalent approaches and models for evaluation, including approaches based on objectives and logic models, participative, and decision-making approaches. The new tenth edition of Program Evaluation not only covers these vital approaches but also teaches readers how to best mix and match elements of different approaches to conduct optimal evaluation studies for individual programs. Helping both students as well as professionals who are new to the field, this text provides practical guidelines for conducting evaluations, from identifying the questions that the evaluation should address, to determining how to collect and analyze evaluative information, to ascertaining how to provide evaluative information to others. Making extensive use of checklists, examples, and other study aides, Program Evaluation teaches students how to effectively determine the central purpose of their evaluation, thus making their evaluation more valid, more useful, and more efficient. The revised edition of the text includes new approaches to program evaluation, an expanded discussion of logic models, added information on mixed models, and, as always, updated coverage of the most current trends and controversial issues in evaluation.



Kingdom Marriage Devotional

Kingdom Marriage Devotional Author Tony Evans
ISBN-10 9781624059940
Release 2016-09-16
Pages 208
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This 90-day devotional is a perfect way for kingdom couples to start the day together remembering the principles they are learning in the Kingdom Marriage book, DVD Video Curriculum, or Participant's Guide. Couples will find daily inspiration to step together into the full role God has for them so they begin to fulfill God's design and purpose for their marriage. With practical insights and powerful stories, Tony Evans inspires and instructs couples so they discover the hope, challenge, and guidance God's Word provides for their journey together. Kingdom Marriage Devotional shows couples that the key to influencing our society and the world with lasting impact is found in solidifying Biblical marriage the way God intended. It starts with both wife and husband being nurtured in the Lord's presence and then reflecting His image within the roles and responsibilities of their union. Kingdom Marriage Devotional and other Kingdom Marriage products are part of an entire line of Kingdom products by Tony Evans, including Kingdom Man, Kingdom Woman, Raising Kingdom Kids, and the Kingdom Quest strategy guides for kids and teens.



Technology Integration and High Possibility Classrooms

Technology Integration and High Possibility Classrooms Author Jane Hunter
ISBN-10 9781317670964
Release 2015-03-02
Pages 218
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Technology Integration and High Possibility Classrooms provides a fresh vision for education in schools based on new research from in-depth studies of technology integration in exemplary teachers’ classrooms. This timely book meets the demand for more examples of effective technology integration by providing a new conceptual understanding that builds on the popular and highly influential theoretical framework of technological, pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK). Technology Integration and High Possibility Classrooms details four rich case studies set in different contexts with students ranging from age 6 to 16. Each case study articulates in very practical terms what characterizes exemplary teachers’ knowledge of technology integration and how that is applied in classrooms. This highly accessible book clearly demonstrates how theory informs practice and provides new possibilities for learning in twenty-first-century schools.



The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers

The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers Author Shelly Sanchez Terrell
ISBN-10 9781317819318
Release 2014-12-03
Pages 238
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How does a teacher know whether he or she is benefitting learners? What do educators do when they have questions about the best way to integrate new technologies into their classrooms? What should a teacher do to avoid burnout? Who will mentor the teacher who takes on these questions? The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers takes you on a personal journey to accomplish manageable goals, reflect on your experiences, and regain your spark and confidence in teaching. This innovative approach will help you reconnect to your students, improve your classroom practice, and help you transform as an educator. To ensure your success and growth, you will find: 30 short-term goals to complete at your own pace 30 long-term goals that relate to the short-term goals Exercises throughout to help you consider each goal Examples of how the goal has been accomplished in different teaching contexts Tips for the successful completion of the goals Reflection areas to document the result of accomplishing the goal A resource list with free web tools and apps related to the goal’s task



DIY Project Based Learning for ELA and History

DIY Project Based Learning for ELA and History Author Heather Wolpert-Gawron
ISBN-10 9781317486381
Release 2015-07-30
Pages 176
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Are you interested in using Project Based Learning to revamp your lessons, but aren’t sure how to get started? In DIY Project Based Learning in ELA and History, award-winning teacher and Edutopia blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron makes it fun and easy! Project Based Learning encourages students and teachers alike to abandon their dusty textbooks, and instead embrace a form of curriculum design focused on student engagement, innovation, and creative problem-solving. A leading name in this field, Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares some of her most popular units for ELA and Social Studies in this exciting new collection. This book is an essential resource for teachers looking to: Create their own Project Based Learning units. Engage student in their education by grounding lessons in real-world problems and encouraging them to develop creative solutions. Incorporate role-playing into everyday learning. Develop real-world lessons to get students to understand the life-long relevance of what they are learning. Assess multiple skills and subject areas in an integrated way. Collaborate with teachers across subject areas. Test authentic skills and set authentic goals for their students to grow as individuals. Part I of the book features six full units, complete with student samples, targeted rubrics, a checklist to keep students on track, and even "Homework Hints." Part II is a mix-and-match section of tools you can use to create your own PBL-aligned lessons. The tools are available as eResources on our website, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138891623, so you can print and use them in your classroom immediately.



Temple Grandin s Guide to Working with Farm Animals

Temple Grandin s Guide to Working with Farm Animals Author Temple Grandin
ISBN-10 9781612127453
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 192
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Award-winning author Temple Grandin is famous for her groundbreaking approach to decoding animal behavior. Now she extends her expert guidance to small-scale farming operations. Grandin’s fascinating explanations of how herd animals think — describing their senses, fears, instincts, and memories — and how to analyze their behavior, will help you handle your livestock more safely and effectively. You’ll learn to become a skilled observer of animal movement and behavior, and detailed illustrations will help you set up simple and efficient facilities for managing a small herd of 3 to 25 cattle or pigs, or 5 to 100 goats or sheep.