The Savvy Student s Guide to Online Learning

Author: Kristen Sosulski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135136661
Format: PDF
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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.

Math Smart 3rd Edition

Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 1524710598
Format: PDF, Mobi
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NEVER GET CRUNCHED BY NUMBERS AGAIN. Even in a world where every cell phone is also a calculator, basic math competency is a must! In this book, you'll learn how to efficiently solve common problems and effortlessly perform foundational math operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Once you've got that down, we'll go over how to handle the scary stuff—like exponents, square roots, geometry, and algebra. Our user-friendly techniques break complicated problems down into their basic parts, so that you don't waste your time memorizing dozens of long formulas and equations. THIS THIRD EDITION INCLUDES: · Back-to-basics reviews of numbers, fractions, ratios & proportions, exponents & roots, algebra, geometry, and probability & statistics · Comprehensive reviews for solving problems in common math topics · Targeted strategies to help you score higher on the quantitative sections of the SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT · Access to additional challenging drill questions online · Key math terms lists at the end of each chapter

Grammar Smart 4th Edition

Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 1524710571
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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

Teaching Tech Savvy Kids

Author: Jessica K. Parker
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412971500
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written for secondary school teachers, this resource expands educators' understanding of the relationship between their students and digital media and shows how to design learning opportunities that make the most of that relationship. Based on the findings of a three-year study on youth and their use of digital media for informal learning, this book gives teachers a deeper awareness of the characteristics of "iGeneration culture" and the dynamic potential for student learning through digital media, such as fostering collaboration, creativity, feedback, and critiques. Presented in a teacher-friendly format, each of the chapters include: - A description of each digital medium - A vignette about a young person using the medium - Advice about navigating digital media for both novice and expert teachers, plus activities and sidebars - A section addressing myths related to each medium - A section on pedagogical implications and practices, including activities Teaching Tech Savvy Kids provides examples of how to integrate digital media into secondary classrooms, explains how key characteristics of digital media can help to revitalize pedagogical practices, and increases teachers' options for offering more engaged, student-centered learning opportunities.

The Savvy Student s Guide to College Education

Author: Thebestschools Org
Publisher: Education Axis
ISBN: 9780981520452
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Savvy Student's Guide to College Education answers common, but daunting, questions prospective college students ask, like: "What is the right school for me," "Should I start at a two-year school or go directly to a four-year school," "Which major should I choose," and "How am I going to pay for this?" After years of dealing with these kinds of questions, The Carson Scholars Fund commissioned TheBestSchools.org to come up with a guide for their scholars. But realizing that this guide holds information of interest to all high school graduates, TheBestSchools.org decided to make it available to everyone. This twelve-chapter guide addresses everything from beginning the search for your ideal college to your first day of classes, to preparing for a job, and onward to tips for your first day in a job. Don't know how to write an effective admission essay? There are some great tips for that. Worried about paying back student loans? The Savvy Student's Guide will give you the information you need to borrow responsibly as well as tips for researching scholarship opportunities. Wondering if you'll be able to get a job with that basket weaving major that sounds so cool? Maybe check out Chapter 9-Career Trends, to learn where the jobs are before you invest your hard work, time, and money. A successful college experience takes planning, and planning for something you've never done before is dif cult. The Savvy Student's Guide to College Education is here to help."

Essentials for Blended Learning

Author: Jared Stein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135119104
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

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, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Word Smart 5th Edition

Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 0307945030
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Let your vocabulary speak for itself. Knowing which words to use and how to use them is key to communicating accurately and effectively. That’s why more than one million people have used Word Smart to improve their vocabularies! This updated 5th edition defines and explains more than 1,400 need-to-know vocabulary words. To create this book, the Princeton Review analyzed newspapers from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal, magazines from Time to Scientific American, and books from current bestsellers to classics. We also combed through the SAT and other standardized tests to determine which words are tested most frequently. We sifted out the words that most people know, and focused on words that most people misunderstand or misuse. This updated edition of Word Smart is linked for easy e-reader navigation, and gives you the most important words you need to know to get better grades, score higher on tests, and communicate more confidently at work. WORD SMART, 5th EDITION include more than 1,400 words covering: • Common usage errors • The most frequently tested words on standardized tests • Foreign phrases and abbreviations • Terms you need to know to understand finance, science, and the arts

Essentials of Online Course Design

Author: Marjorie Vai
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317673786
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.