Art Lab for Kids

Author: Susan Schwake
Publisher:
ISBN: 1592537650
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presents art lessons for art projects of varying styles including drawing, printmaking, and mixed media.

iPads in the Early Years

Author: Michael Dezuanni
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317676580
Format: PDF, Docs
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Digital devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers, are becoming commonplace in young children’s lives for play, entertainment, learning and communication. Recently, there has been a great deal of focus on the educational potential of these devices in both formal and informal educational settings. There is now an abundance of educational ‘apps’ available to children, parents, and teachers, which claim to enhance children’s early literacy and numeracy development, but to date, there has been very little formal investigation of the educational potential of these devices. This book discusses the impact on children’s learning when iPads were introduced in three very different early years settings in Brisbane, Australia. It outlines how researchers worked with pre-school teachers and parents to explore how iPads can assist with letter and word recognition, the development of oral literacy and digital literacies and talk around play. Chapters consider the possibilities for using iPads for creativity and arts education through photography, storytelling, drawing, music creation and audio recording, and critically examine the literacies enabled by educational software available on iPads, and the relationship between digital play and literacy development. iPads in the Early Years provides exciting insights into children’s digital culture and learning in the age of the iPad. It will be key reading for researchers, research students and teacher educators focusing on the early years, as well as those with an interest in the role of ICTS, and particularly tablet computers, in education.

The Well Trained Mind A Guide to Classical Education at Home Fourth Edition

Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393253635
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child’s education—by doing it yourself. The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child’s mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school “grammar stage,” when the building blocks of information are absorbed through memorization and rules; the middle school “logic stage,” in which the student begins to think more analytically; and the high-school “rhetoric stage,” where the student learns to write and speak with force and originality. Using this theory as your model, you’ll be able to instruct your child—whether full-time or as a supplement to classroom education—in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. Thousands of parents and teachers have already used the detailed book lists and methods described in The Well-Trained Mind to create a truly superior education for the children in their care. This extensively revised fourth edition contains completely updated curricula and book lists, links to an entirely new set of online resources, new material on teaching children with learning challenges, cutting-edge math and sciences recommendations, answers to common questions about home education, and advice on practical matters such as standardized testing, working with your local school board, designing a high-school program, preparing transcripts, and applying to colleges. You do have control over what and how your child learns. The Well-Trained Mind will give you the tools you’ll need to teach your child with confidence and success.

Multimedia Artist and Animator

Author: Ellen Labrecque
Publisher: Cherry Lake
ISBN: 1634711637
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as a multimedia artist and animator. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, potential hazards, and daily job tasks related to this career. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included.

Frank Einstein Die Entf hrung der Roboter

Author: Jon Scieszka
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364115426X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Leg dich nicht mit einem Roboter an! Frank Einstein träumt nicht nur davon, einmal Erfinder zu werden, er ist es schon! Er und sein Freund Watson basteln in der Garage Geräte, die die Welt noch nicht gesehen hat. Als in einer stürmischen Nacht der Blitz in ihre Werkstatt einschlägt, hat das ungeahnte Folgen: Die beiden Roboter Klink und Klank erwachen zum Leben und weichen Frank nicht mehr von der Seite. Während er noch zweifelt, ob der überdrehte Klank und der alberne Klink die richtigen Assistenten für seine Versuche sind, werden die beiden von Franks Erzfeind T. Edison entführt. Dass der nur Böses im Sinn haben kann, ist Frank sofort klar. Mit seinen ruhigen Tagen als Erfinder ist es vorbei ...

Die Poesie der Primzahlen

Author: Daniel Tammet
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446439277
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Daniel Tammet ist einer von nur 100 Inselbegabten und der vielleicht intelligenteste Mensch der Welt. Sein Gehirn leistet Unvorstellbares. Er lernt fremde Sprachen binnen einer Woche und rechnet fast so schnell wie ein Computer. Tammets Kosmos besteht aus Zahlen, die Farben, Formen und Charaktereigenschaften haben. Für ihn ist Mathematik keine trockene Wissenschaft, sondern bunt und lebendig, eine eigene Welt, der ein poetischer Zauber innewohnt. In diesem Buch lässt er uns erstmals an seiner "Poesie der Primzahlen" teilhaben und zeigt eindrucksvoll, dass die Mathematik Antworten auf die universellen Fragen des Lebens zu geben vermag: nach Zeit, Tod oder Liebe. "'Die Poesie der Primzahlen' lässt die Bewunderung für Tammets Geist ins Unermessliche steigen." Oliver Sacks

Franz Marc

Author: Franz Marc
Publisher: Parkstone International
ISBN: 1783101660
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Franz Marc (1880-1916), bedeutender Künstler des deutschen Expressionismus und später von den Nationalsozialisten als entartet gebrandmarkt, war nicht nur ein enger Freund Wassily Kandinskys, sondern auch Mitbegründer des Künstleralmanachs Der Blaue Reiter„. In der Überwindung einer auf die Naturwahrnehmung begrenzten Kunst entwickelte Marc eine ihm einzigartige, emotionale Farb- und Formensprache, in der er die traumatischen und schmerzhaften Erinnerungen des Krieges verarbeitete. Der Ausdruck primitiver Gewalt in seinen Werken wie Tierschicksal erscheint rückblickend für Marc wie eine Vorahnung dieses Krieges„, der schließlich sein Leben bereits im Alter von 36 Jahren beenden sollte. Entdecken Sie zusammen mit Klaus H. Carl das Leben und Werk eines der herausragendsten deutschen Künstler des 20. Jahrhunderts.