The Savvy Student s Guide to Online Learning

Author: Kristen Sosulski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135136661
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Savvy Student’s Guide to Online Learning prepares students of all kinds for contemporary online learning. While technologies and formats vary, this book serves as an authoritative resource for any student enrolling in an online degree program or taking an online course. Topics covered include: • How to become a great online student • Creating an online presence • Interaction and communication techniques • Online group projects and individual work • Technological requirements and how to get technical support • Online classroom "netiquette" and time management The authors, both experts in online education, introduce the information and skills required of successful online students to navigate this new learning landscape with confidence. A highly useful companion website provides video presentations that explain the different types of online learning as well as a real online course with activities for students to practice and interact with other learners around the world.

Grammar Smart 4th Edition

Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 1524710571
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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THE KNOWLEDGE YOU NEED TO BE A GRAMMAR GURU. How you speak and write can say a lot about you. Grammar makes a lasting impression, but learning it can seem like a never-ending parade of complicated and contradictory rules! That’s why we at The Princeton Review created Grammar Smart—instead of boring you with countless rules and confusing grammatical terms, this book takes a fun approach to showing the logic behind each correct sentence. This updated fourth edition of Grammar Smart brings you: • In-depth reviews of the basic parts of speech • Tips on how to avoid misplaced modifiers and dangling participles • A glossary of key grammar terms • Quick quizzes throughout the book to help you check your progress • Detailed sentence diagrams to help you identify word classes • Comprehensive summaries of each major grammar topic

Essentials for Blended Learning

Author: Jared Stein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135119104
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Essentials for Blended Learning: A Standards-Based Guide provides a practical, streamlined approach for creating effective learning experiences by blending online activities and the best of face-to-face teaching. This guide is: Easy to use: Clear, jargon-free writing; illustrations; and references to online resources help readers understand concepts. Streamlined: A simple but effective design process focuses on creating manageable activities for the right environment. Practical: Real-world examples from different subject areas help teachers understand principles in context. Contemporary: The variety of modern, connected technologies covered in the guide addresses a range of teaching challenges. Forward-Looking: The approach bridges the gap between formal classroom learning and informal lifelong learning. Standards-based: Guidelines and standards are based on current research in the field, relevant learning theories, and practitioner experiences. Effective blended learning requires significant rethinking of teaching practices and a fundamental redesign of course structure. Essentials for Blended Learning: A Standards-Based Guide simplifies these difficult challenges without neglecting important opportunities to transform teaching. This guide is suitable for teachers in any content area. Please visit www.essentialsforblended.com for additional resources.

Essentials of Online Course Design

Author: Marjorie Vai
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317673786
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In spite of the proliferation of online learning, creating online courses can still evoke a good deal of frustration, negativity, and wariness in those who need to create them. The second edition of Essentials of Online Course Design takes a fresh, thoughtfully designed, step-by-step approach to online course development. At its core is a set of standards that are based on best practices in the field of online learning and teaching. Pedagogical, organizational, and visual design principles are presented and modeled throughout the book, and users will quickly learn from the guide’s hands-on approach. The course design process begins with the elements of a classroom syllabus which, after a series of guided steps, easily evolve into an online course outline. The guide’s key features include: a practical approach informed by theory clean interior design that offers straightforward guidance from page one clear and jargon-free language examples, screenshots, and illustrations to clarify and support the text a checklist of online course design standards that readers can use to self-evaluate. a Companion Website with examples, adaptable templates, interactive learning features, and online resources: http://essentialsofonlinecoursedesign.com Essentials of Online Course Design serves as a best practice model for designing online courses. After reading this book, readers will find that preparing for online teaching is a satisfying and engaging experience. The core issue is simply good design: pedagogical, organizational, and visual.

Acing Byu

Author: Ben Black
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692057131
Format: PDF, ePub
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Acing BYU introduces future and current Brigham Young University students to a huge number of the fantastic programs, organizations, and resume-building activities available as a BYU student. Inside you will find helpful tips and information that will enrich the BYU experience and aid in preparing for post-graduation endeavors.

Learning from Cyber savvy Students

Author: Anne Hird
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 9781579220310
Format: PDF, ePub
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As the Internet has become a common household utility, more and more students are coming to school with Internet experience. How do students' and teachers' roles, and schools as institutions, change when these Internet-Age kids enter classrooms that are fully equipped with networked computers? This book offers a unique analysis of the issues and challenges teachers face as their classrooms become fully connected to the Internet. Anne Hird spent six months observing a class in a school with fully connected classrooms. She presents a vivid and insightful account-often reported through the students' own words--of how young teens use computers in and out of school; how they perceive the world shaped by the Internet; and how these factors shape their expectations for classroom learning. She observes and reflects on the paradox which confronts teachers in this environment. They are expected to guide students in learning with a cognitive tool that was not part of the teachers' experience as students, while students' familiarity with the Internet calls into question the authority of the teacher on which the traditional teacher-student relationship is based. She offers a strategy for professional development which recognizes and builds on this inevitable shift in the teacher-student relationship. This is an absorbing, thought-provoking and practical book for all educators--individual teachers and administrators alike-concerned about the integration of computer technology into elementary and secondary school classrooms.

Seven Secrets of the Savvy School Leader

Author: Robert Evans
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470593080
Format: PDF, Docs
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The keys to having an outstanding career as a school leader. The American educational system is in crisis; trends of recent years have been extraordinarily hard on educators. An entire generation of school leaders is retiring, many of them early, and the number of candidates applying to replace them is plummeting. In many districts, applications have shrunk by nearly two-thirds. Seven Secrets of The Savvy School Leader hopes to counteract these glum statistics by giving both aspiring and experienced school leaders important survival tools, and encouraging long-term leaders to renew their faith in their own abilities. Describes the innate tensions inherent in leadership Explores the difference between dilemmas and problems Encourages leaders to make change by making meaning Offers guidance for being your best and bold self Written an expert on school leadership who has worked closely with thousands of schools over the years, the book will help anyone serving as or considering becoming a school administrator.

Tech Savvy Administrator

Author: Steven W. Anderson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416620044
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How can school leaders use technology to be more effective? In this book, award-winning blogger and educational technology expert Steven W. Anderson explains how and why leaders should use technology and outlines what should be in every leader's digital toolkit. This resource will help leaders maximize social media to stay connected with teachers, students, and the community, use online tools to manage documents and increase collaboration, identify online tools to stay organized, and develop online professional learning networks. Digital tools can play an important role not only in streamlining how school leaders do their jobs, but also in helping them get better results--no matter what the initiative.

Data Visualization Made Simple

Author: Kristen Sosulski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351380761
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Data Visualization Made Simple is a practical guide to the fundamentals, strategies, and real-world cases for data visualization, an essential skill required in today’s information-rich world. With foundations rooted in statistics, psychology, and computer science, data visualization offers practitioners in almost every field a coherent way to share findings from original research, big data, learning analytics, and more. In nine appealing chapters, the book: examines the role of data graphics in decision-making, sharing information, sparking discussions, and inspiring future research; scrutinizes data graphics, deliberates on the messages they convey, and looks at options for design visualization; and includes cases and interviews to provide a contemporary view of how data graphics are used by professionals across industries Both novices and seasoned designers in education, business, and other areas can use this book’s effective, linear process to develop data visualization literacy and promote exploratory, inquiry-based approaches to visualization problems.