Elementary Education on the Internet offers a contemporary approach to cataloging lesson plans and resources on the Internet, and criteria for you to use in selecting websites and lesson plans on the Internet. (1) Options and ideas for gathering and cataloging Internet resources for the most effective use in the classroom. (2) Connections to standards and national and state professional organizations help keep your lessons aligned with critical curriculum standards. (3) A chapter on each content area makes it easy to locate relevent websites for the subjects being taught. In-service Elementary School Teachers, Parents, and Curriculum Specialists.
This book_an all-in-one sourcebook of practical ideas and solutions_provides simple, convenient strategies for every classroom teacher. A creative range of 'inside information' is offered for teachers to dip into and savor for their professional and personal pursuits.
This practical text provides all the information and direction beginning school librarians need to develop and manage multiformat collections. • Additional readings of current articles and helpful websites at the end of each chapter • An appendix containing a comprehensive listing of annotated resources • Sample forms for collection development policies and procedures
Annotation. In this best-selling educational standard, Miller describes more than 1,500 of the most useful Web sites for educators and students. With its stringent inclusion criteria, curriculum-driven organization, online updates, and straightforward instructions, this guide is simply the best Internet directory available for educators. Grades K-12.
Designed to assist you with collection development, this work identifies, describes, and evaluates more than 800 significant bibliographies of children's and young adult materials. Emphasis is on print and nonprint works published from 1986 through 1996, with some earlier but still useful publications. This book is arranged by broad subjects with essential and higly recommended titles noted. annotations indicate scope of a work, purpose, contents, suitability, special features, and general usefulness.
Written for the elementary social studies methods course, this "interactive" program combines features of a textbook and a workbook, with thorough integration between the print text and a dynamic web site. Increasingly, majors in elementary education (if not the population at large) are more attuned to reading interactive material with relatively brief narrative, bulleted items, text boxes, and targeted messages (like web pages) rather than traditional, denser text. To accommodate these preferences, the layout of the print text features a larger-than-usual font, an 8 x 11" trim size, and spiral binding, and the content includes an abundance of bulleted lists, shaded text boxes, and contemporary graphics. The program's interactive approach and flexibility allow the professor to model the kinds of teaching principles and practices that students will want to use in their own elementary school classrooms. These principles and practices are integrated throughout the text and include a focus on active-learning strategies, application of constructivist principles, focus on Big Ideas and thinking skills, use of the Internet, and modeling of Best Practices and Performance-based assessments (based on INTASC and NCATE standard). Thus, the book will serve as a springboard for classroom activities, web site explorations, and/or instructor-led activities.
One of the basic principles that underpin the learning sciences is to improve theories of learning through the design of powerful learning environments that can foster meaningful learning. Learning sciences researchers prefer to research learning in authentic contexts. They collect both qualitative and quantitative data from multiple perspectives and follow developmental micro-genetic or historical approaches to data observation. Learning sciences researchers conduct research with the intention of deriving design principles through which change and innovation can be enacted. Their goal is to conduct research that can sustain transformations in schools. We need to be cognizant of research that can inform and lead to sustainable and scalable models of innovation. In order to do so, we need to take an inter-disciplinary view of learning, such as that embraced by the learning sciences. This publication focuses on learning sciences in the Asia-Pacific context. There are researchers and young academics within the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE) community who are concerned with issues of conducting research that can be translated into practice. Changes in practice are especially important to Asian countries because their educational systems are more centralized. That is why there is a need to reform pedagogy in a more constructivist and social direction in a scalable way.