Making Sense of Social Networks in Schools

Author: Terrence E. Deal
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412954440
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With sample social network maps and steps for developing your own, this resource shows leaders how to navigate task, friendship, power, and culture networks to promote school goals.

What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media

Author: Scott McLeod
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118116720
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Facebook, Twitter, Google...today's tech-savvy students are alwaysplugged in. However, all too often their teachers andadministrators aren't experienced in the use of these familiardigital tools. If schools are to prepare students for the future,administrators and educators must harness the power of digitaltechnologies and social media. With contributions from authorities on the topic of educationaltechnology, What School Leaders Need to Know About DigitalTechnologies and Social Media is a compendium of the mostuseful tools for any education setting. Throughout the book,experts including Will Richardson, Vicki Davis, SherylNussbaum-Beach, Richard Byrne, Joyce Valenza, and many othersexplain how administrators and teachers can best integratetechnology into schools, helping to make sense of theoften-confusing world of social media and digital tools. They offerthe most current information for the educational use of blogs,wikis and podcasts, online learning, open-source courseware,educational gaming, social networking, online mind mapping, mobilephones, and more, and include examples of these methods currentlyat work in schools. As the book clearly illustrates, when thesetools are combined with thoughtful and deliberate pedagogicalpractice, it can create a transformative experience for students,educators, and administrators alike. What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologiesand Social Media reveals the power of information technologyand social networks in the classroom and throughout the educationcommunity.

Making Sense of Social Development

Author: Dorothy Faulkner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136223665
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book explores children's social relationships in and out of the classroom. Chapters focus on the growing importance of children's friendships and how these influence social participation and development later on in life. Issues such as peer rejection, bullying and adolescent development are analysed from both psychological and sociological perspectives. The book concludes with a re-examination of cultural concepts of childhood, child development and the nature of children's autonomy.

Making RTI Work

Author: Wayne Sailor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470615567
Format: PDF, Docs
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Offers best practices for implementing RTI at the school-wide level-to ensure success for all learners Response-to-Intervention is now mandated at schools across the country. While there are a handful of books offering tips on implementation, schools are still struggling to find the best approaches. This book, from a prominent RTI researcher, explains how the most successful schools using RTI manage the process. Sailor offers best practices for implementing RTI not only at the classroom level, but also at the school-wide and district-wide levels, to ensure no student falls through the cracks and schools fulfill the promise of RTI. Offers clear guidance on implementing Response-to-Intervention effectively Reveals the framework used by the most successful schools using RTI Includes information on applying RTI for behavioral problems as well as academic challenges Contains illustrative examples of how the approach is applied at all levels, from individual student to school-wide and district-wide Written by a top researcher in the field of Response-to Intervention

Making Sense of School Choice

Author: Joel A. Windle
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137483539
Format: PDF
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Making Sense of School Choice explains why school choice fails to deliver on its promise to meet the needs of culturally diverse populations, even in one of the world's most marketized education systems. Windle offers fresh insights into the transnational processes involved in producing educational inequalities.

Encyclopedia of Social Networks

Author: George A. Barnett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412979110
Format: PDF
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This two-volume encyclopedia provides a thorough introduction to the wide-ranging, fast-developing field of social networking.

Children Adolescents and the Media An Issue of Pediatric Clinics E Book

Author: Victor C. Strasburger
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455746827
Format: PDF
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Dr. Strasburger addresses a popular topic in mainstream media: What are the effects of the multitude of media that are available to our children and adolescents? His well-published authors try to answser this question with articles devoted to thefollowng topics: Health Effects of Media on Children and Adolescents; What Every Pediatrician Needs to Know About Social Networking Sites; Should Babies Be Watching TV and Videos?; Internet Bullying; Creative and Prosocial Uses of Media; Videogames: Good or Bad?; The New Threat of Digital Advertising; Does Media Use Cause Obesity?; Media in the Classroom; Eating Disorders and the Media; and Setting Up an Adolescent Health Website.

Sold on Language

Author: Julie Sedivy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119996088
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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As citizens of capitalist, free-market societies, we tend to celebrate choice and competition. However, in the 21st century, as we have gained more and more choices, we have also become greater targets for persuasive messages from advertisers who want to make those choices for us. In Sold on Language, noted language scientists Julie Sedivy and Greg Carlson examine how rampant competition shapes the ways in which commercial and political advertisers speak to us. In an environment saturated with information, advertising messages attempt to compress as much persuasive power into as small a linguistic space as possible. These messages, the authors reveal, might take the form of a brand name whose sound evokes a certain impression, a turn of phrase that gently applies peer pressure, or a subtle accent that zeroes in on a target audience. As more and more techniques of persuasion are aimed squarely at the corner of our mind which automatically takes in information without conscious thought or deliberation, does 'endless choice' actually mean the end of true choice? Sold on Language offers thought-provoking insights into the choices we make as consumers and citizens – and the choices that are increasingly being made for us. Click here for more discussion and debate on the authors’ blog: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sold-language [Wiley disclaims all responsibility and liability for the content of any third-party websites that can be linked to from this website. Users assume sole responsibility for accessing third-party websites and the use of any content appearing on such websites. Any views expressed in such websites are the views of the authors of the content appearing on those websites and not the views of Wiley or its affiliates, nor do they in any way represent an endorsement by Wiley or its affiliates.]

Making Sense of Education Policy

Author: Geoff Whitty
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The particular strength of this book is Geoff Whitty's grasp on and insights into the politics of education... he is able to bring to bear an authoritative perspective which is unrivaled in the United Kingdom. there is no other current book which compares in terms of the breadth and depth of this' - Professor Stephen Ball, Institute of Education, University of London This book aims to make sense of the changes in education policy over the past decade, using the resources of the sociology and politics of education. The author shows that wider sociological perspectives can help us to appreciate both the limits and the possibilities of educational change. Geoff Whitty illustrates this through studies of curriculum innovation, school choice, teacher professionalism and school improvement. He considers how far education policy can be used to foster social inclusion and social justice and the book concludes with an assessment of New Labour education policy in these terms. The book deals with education policy in England and Wales, as well as making comparisons with contemporary education policy in other countries. This book is relevant to students of education at masters and doctoral levels, students of social policy, and policy-makers.

Making sense of Every Child Matters

Author: Richard Barker
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447300610
Format: PDF
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This much-needed book examines the implications of the 'Every Child Matters' (ECM) national and local framework for working with children. It analyses the key issues from the perspective of the different professions that make up the 'new children's workforce' and explores interprofessional considerations. The book includes practice issues and case examples from health, education, social work, playwork, children's centres and early years, and considers the opportunities and challenges presented by the current agenda. It will be widely welcomed by tutors and practitioners alike, enabling readers to make sense of the legislation and national guidance, and to understand better the new agendas for children's services. For more information visit: http://www.everychildmattersbook.co.uk/