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PowerPoint for Teachers

Lynda - PowerPoint for Teachers: Create Interactive Lessons
Title: Lynda – PowerPoint for Teachers: Create Interactive Lessons

Genre: eLearning | Level: Intermediate | Language: English

Duration: 37m

Do you want to breathe new life into your classroom? Although the lecture method of teaching may feel comfortable, today’s classroom needs an active learning experience. This can be achieved with clever use of Microsoft PowerPoint. Join Faith Brill as she demonstrates how to create dynamic, student-centered, hands-on learning activities using PowerPoint. If you’ve used PowerPoint as a book replacement in the past, learn how to transition to using it as a tool, enhancing your instruction with discussion, activities, and multimedia. Get ready to try new techniques so you can embed these new approaches into your practice. This course helps teachers of any grade level, K–12 and higher ed, to move beyond passive teaching with bullet points to teaching with interactive lessons that engage students.

Topics include:
* Transition from traditional use of PowerPoint to dynamic use
* Use speaker notes
* Design effective teaching slides
* Evaluate and revise your classroom setup
* Create activities in PowerPoint
* Teach using games
* Organize your day and your curriculum

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Title: Foundations of Teaching with Technology

Duration: 2h 30m Level: Beginner Release Date: Mar 19, 2015

Put the “tech” into your teaching. Learn how to use technology to enhance course design, lesson planning, presentations, in-class activities, assessments, and student achievement and engagement.

Author Kevin Kelly explains how learning outcomes can be adapted to support technology in the classroom, and guides educators through selecting the appropriate technology for their activity, module, or class. Then he shows how to apply technology in three key areas: finding, creating, and sharing content with students; facilitating classroom activities; and assessing learning inside the classroom or online.

Topics include:

  • Including technology in your learning outcomes
  • Applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles
  • Finding and creating content and instructional materials
  • Enhancing lectures and presentations with technology
  • Getting students involved
  • Facilitating in-class activities
  • Assessing learning
  • Teaching effectively online
Books · Computer Science · Teaching

Computer Science Unplugged


CS Unplugged is a collection of free learning activities that teach Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around. There is a free pdf of an open source book.

The activities introduce students to Computational Thinking through concepts such as binary numbersalgorithms and data compression, separated from the distractions and technical details of having to use computers. Importantly, no programming is required to engage with these ideas!

CS Unplugged is suitable for people of all ages, from elementary school to seniors, and from many countries and backgrounds. Unplugged has been used around the world for over twenty years, in classrooms, science centers, homes, and even for holiday events in a park!

The material is available free of charge, and is shared under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA licence, which makes it easy to copy, adapt and share it.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Web Resources

Continuous Education

Title: Learning for Life: How Continuous Education Will Keep Us Competitive in the Global Knowledge Economy

Authors: Jason Wingard, Michelle LaPointe
2016 | 258 Pages | ISBN: 0814433634
Learning for Life: How Continuous Education Will Keep Us Competitive in the Global Knowledge Economy

Today’s global knowledge economy requires individuals and companies alike to quickly adapt to new tools and strategies. To remain competitive, both must continually upgrade their skills. In the United States, however, support for ongoing education lags far behind other developed nations, creating a crippling skills gap. How did we get to this point, and why are other countries faring markedly better? What keeps our nation’s vast network of corporate training, workforce development, and K-12 and college education so fragmented and inefficient? Gathering insights from key thought leaders and exemplary programs, Learning for Life examines: Why America’s existing educational models are failing employees and employers The shift from content knowledge toward new ways of thinking and working, grounded in creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration Policies and programs that are working in the U.S. and abroad Recommendations for overhauling our education and training infrastructure and building partnerships between providers and employers In a constantly changing world, the stakes are high to ensure our workforce performs. Learning for Life points to the most promising pathways for getting there.

Title: Knowledge at Work: Creative Collaboration in the Global Economy

Authors: Robert Defillippi, Michael Arthur and Valerie Lindsay
English | ISBN: 1405107553 | 2006 | 296 Pages

Knowledge at Work: Creative Collaboration in the Global Economy

This book’s unique perspective stems from its “knowledge diamond” framework to examine how individuals, communities, organizations and host industries reciprocally influence each other in the course of knowledge work.

• This highly topical book focuses on work-based projects as a focus for organizational learning.
• Establishes the link between individual, community, organization and industry learning.
• Suggests that organizations need to recognise and understand this link if they are to capitalize on project-based learning.
• Incorporates material on project-based learning in virtual communities.
• Refers to different examples, such as the film industry, the software industry and the boat building industry.
• Includes end-of-chapter questions provoking reflection and discussion.


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Books · Hardware · Science · Teaching

3D Printed Science Projects

Title: 3D Printed Science Projects: Ideas for your classroom, science fair or home

Authors: Joan Horvath, Rich Cameron
Apress | Computer Science | May 3 2016 | ISBN-10: 1484213246 | 203 pages

Book covers 8 separate, customizable projects, each applied to a different topicLearn to use a 3D printer to create these and other models as simply as possibleScience fair project suggestions and extensive “where to learn more” resources are included

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Books · Computer Science · Educational Philosophy · Springer · Teaching

Digital Literacy Skills

Title: Digital Skills: Unlocking the Information Society

Authors: Alexander J. A. M. van Deursen, Jan A. G. M. van Dijk
2014 | ISBN-10: 1137437022 | 187 pages


The first book to systematically discuss the skills and literacies needed to use digital media, particularly the Internet, van Dijk and van Deursen’s clear and accessible work distinguishes digital skills, analyzes their roles and prevalence, and offers solutions from individual, educational, sociological, and policy perspectives.


Literacy in the Digital University: Critical perspectives on learning, scholarship and technology (repost)
Title: Literacy in the Digital University: Critical perspectives on learning, scholarship and technology

Authors: Robin Goodfellow and Mary R. Lea
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0415537967 , 0415537975 | 232 pages

Literacy in the Digital University is an innovative volume bringing together perspectives from two fields of enquiry and practice: literacies and learning and learning technologies. With their own histories and trajectories, these fields have seldom overlapped either in practice, theory, or research.

In tackling this divide head on, the volume breaks new ground. It illustrates how complementary and contrasting approaches to literacy and technology can be brought together in productive ways and considers the implications of this for practitioners working across a wide range of contexts.

The book showcases work from well-respected authorities in the two fields in order to provide the foundations for new conversations about learning and practice in the digital university. It will be of particular relevance to university teachers and researchers, educational developers and learning technologists, library staff, university managers and policy makers, and, not least, learners themselves, particularly those studying at post-graduate level.

Preparing for Life in a Digital Age: The IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study International Report

Title: Preparing for Life in a Digital Age: The IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study International Report

English | 2014 | ISBN: 3319142216 | 291 pages

Ability to use information and communication technologies (ICT) is an imperative for effective participation in today’s digital age. Schools worldwide are responding to the need to provide young people with that ability. But how effective are they in this regard? The IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) responded to this question by studying the extent to which young people have developed computer and information literacy (CIL), which is defined as the ability to use computers to investigate, create and communicate with others at home, school, the workplace and in society.

The study was conducted under the auspices of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and builds on a series of earlier IEA studies focusing on ICT in education.

Data were gathered from almost 60,000 Grade 8 students in more than 3,300 schools from 21 education systems. This information was augmented by data from almost 35,000 teachers in those schools and by contextual data collected from school ICT-coordinators, school principals and the ICILS national research centers.

The IEA ICILS team systematically investigated differences among the participating countries in students’ CIL outcomes, how participating countries were providing CIL-related education and how confident teachers were in using ICT in their pedagogical practice. The team also explored differences within and across countries with respect to relationships between CIL education outcomes and student characteristics and school contexts.

In general, the study findings presented in this international report challenge the notion of young people as “digital natives” with a self-developed capacity to use digital technology. The large variations in CIL proficiency within and across the ICILS countries suggest it is naive to expect young people to develop CIL in the absence of coherent learning programs. Findings also indicate that system- and school-level planning needs to focus on increasing teacher expertise in using ICT for pedagogical purposes if such programs are to have the desired effect.

The report furthermore presents an empirically derived scale and description of CIL learning that educational stakeholders can reference when deliberating about CIL education and use to monitor change in CIL over time.

Computing Fundamentals: Digital Literacy EditionTitle: Computing Fundamentals: Digital Literacy Edition

Author: Faithe Wempen
2014 | ISBN: 1118974743 | English | 400 pages

The Basic Computing Skills You Need to Enhance Your Academic Education

Computing Fundamentals provides students with the basic computing skills needed to get the most from their educational endeavors, regardless of field of study. Written by Microsoft Office Master Instructor Faithe Wempen, this detailed resource helps you develop a strong understanding of how computers work and how they affect our society. In addition to helping you master essential computing tasks such as working with operating systems, applications, and the Internet, this book also provides you with all the knowledge you need for computing basics.

Learn the types of computer hardware and how they work together
Understand operating systems and application software
Get a complete introduction to Windows® 7
Learn the basics of Microsoft® Office applications
Understand the essential technologies behind networking, the Internet, and the web
Learn how to protect your online privacy and security
Explore legal, ethical, and health issues of computing
Each chapter includes a summary, list of key terms, and sample questions to help you master basic computer skills.

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Books · Math · Routledge · Teaching

Primary Mathematics

imageTitle: How to be inventive when teaching

Author: Steve Humble

Publisher: Routledge (15 April 2015), English
ISBN-10: 1138843423, ISBN-13: 978-1138843424

Have you ever taken your children on a maths walk?

Are your pupils shape detectives?

How to be Inventive When Teaching Primary Mathematics is a pocket guide to inspire primary teachers to become confident, effective, imaginative teachers who enjoy teaching, and whose pupils enjoy learning. It is packed with exciting, creative, unexpected ideas, to help teachers and pupils open their eyes to the mathematical world around them. It gives teachers the tools to develop their own classroom activities and experiences, supporting learners as they move fluently between mathematical ideas and develop their ownership of mathematics: Take your pupils on a maths walk, meet dinosaurs, visit art galleries, learn your destiny number, create your first human graph in the playground and learn how to be an algebra magician.

Written by Steve Humble, expert teacher, teacher trainer and, as Dr Maths, advocate for the power and potential of mathematics, this friendly, stimulating guide offers a fresh, practical approach to teaching mathematics, based on the best research and practice, and years of experience in the field. Focussing on five key mathematical topics – number, geometry, measurement, statistics and algebra – it is structured in the form of a journey, introducing historical facts, ideas for innovative and inventive classroom activities and explorations of the key misconceptions for each topic.

How to be Inventive When Teaching Primary Mathematics will challenge you to think about your own beliefs and how they influence your practice, and help you understand how best to transform your teaching to stimulate children’s emotions to improve knowledge, learning and enjoyment of the beauty of maths.

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Books · Educational Philosophy · Periodical · STEM · Teaching

STEM Education

Title: STEM Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: Information Resources Management Association

English | 2014 | ISBN: 146667363X | 1800 pages
STEM Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and ApplicationsYear after year, technology advances at an increasingly accelerated pace. In order to keep up with the demands of users and businesses alike, a comprehensive understanding of science and technology must be fostered in the next generation of innovators.

STEM Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications brings together an impressive array of research on the development of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics curricula at all educational levels. This comprehensive reference covers topics of interest for educators and students, as well as industry professionals, computer scientists, and engineering specialists in a wide variety of disciplines.

Title: Tech & Learning – November 2014
60 pages | English |Tech & Learning - November 2014 (True PDF)

For 30 years, Tech & Learning has served the K-12 education community with practical resources and expert strategies for transforming education through integration of digital technologies. Tech & Learning is often used as a professional development tool to help educators across the board get up to speed with the newest technologies and products in order to best prepare students for the global digital workforce.

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Apps · Math · Mobile · Software · Web Resources

Schoolhouse Math Resources

Schoolhouse Technologies Math Resource Studio v6.1.3.0

Title: Schoolhouse Technologies Math Resource Studio

Provide students with the precise skills development and math practice they need as part of a differentiated numeracy program. Create individual or class sets of professional worksheets, workbooks, or tests quickly and effortlessly saving valuable preparation time and resources.

New math worksheets in version 6
Mixed Basic Operations
Mixed Advanced Operations
Reading Thermometers
Temperature Conversion
Volume Cubes
Custom Word Problems
Custom Questions
Multiplication Word Problems
Time Conversions
Division Word Problems
Number Lines – Integers
Number Lines – Decimals
Number Lines – Fractions
Plot Lines
Slope Intercept

OS:Windows® 10, 8/8.1, 7, Vista, XP

Title: Graphing Calculator Mathlab PRO v4.6.121
Requirements: Android 2.3.3+

Graphing Calculator Mathlab PRO v4.6.121

Graphing calculator with algebra. Essential tool for school and college. Replaces bulky and expensive handheld graphing calculators.

If you’re looking for a graphing calculator app that works smoothly and seamlessly, you’ve found it! Graphing Calculator by Mathlab is a scientific graphing calculator integrated with algebra and is an indispensable mathematical tool for students in elementary school to those in college or graduate school, or just anyone who needs more than what a basic calculator offers. It is designed to replace bulky and costly handheld graphing calculators and works on virtually any Android phone or tablet.
Furthermore, Graphing Calculator by Mathlab displays calculations as it performs them on the high-quality display of the Android device, making it easier for the user to understand the calculations and see them clearly. This app has two great strengths. First, it acts as a fine scientific calculator, but, more than that, it displays the intermediate steps of the calculations as you type. It allows the students to both watch and learn how the calculations are made and how to find the final answer. Second, the graphing ability is absolutely stunning! Not only does the calculator beautifully display the graphs, but it automatically generates the x- and y- values and displays them as well.

– 3D graphs
– Save constants, functions and expressions in the library
– Internet is not required
– No advertisements

– Arithmetic expressions +, -, *, /, ?
– Square root, cube and higher roots (hold ‘v’ key)
– Exponent, logarithms (ln, log)
– Trigonometric functions sin ?/2, cos 30°, …
– Hyperbolic functions sinh, cosh, tanh, … (hold “e” key to switch)
– Inverse functions (hold direct function key)
– Complex numbers, all functions support complex arguments
– Derivatives sin x’ = cos x, … (hold x^n key)
– Scientific notation (enable in menu)
– Percent mode
– Save/load history

– Multiple functions graphing
– Implicit functions up to 2nd degree (ellipse 2x^2+3y^2=1, etc.)
– Parametric functions, enter each on new line (x=cos t, y=sin t)
– Funkcje roots i krytyczne punkty na wykresie. Zaznacz pole wyboru po lewej stronie od funkcji, aby ujrzec wspolrzedne na wykresie. Kliknij przycisk wykresu w gornym menu, aby wyswietlic wspolrzedne w postaci listy.
– Graph intersections (x^2=x+1)
– Tracing function values and slopes
– Dcrollable and resizable graphs
– Pinch to zoom
– Fullscreen graphs in landscape orientation
– Function tables
– Dave graphs as images
– Save tables as csv

– Simple and complex fractions 1/2 + 1/3 = 5/6
– Mixed numbers, use space to enter values 3 1/2

– Linear equations x+1=2 -> x=1
– Quadratic equations x^2-1=0 -> x=-1,1
– Approximate roots of higher polynomials
– Systems of linear equations, write one equation per line, x1+x2=1, x1-x2=2
– Polynomial long division
– Polynomial expansion, factoring

– Matrix and vector operations
– Dot product (hold *), cross product
– Determinant, inverse, norm, transpose, trace

– User defined constants and functions
– Save/load expressions

Fractional part – frac(1.5) = 0.5
Gamma function and related –
gamma(x)/?(x), lngamma(x)/ln?(x), digamma(x)/?(x)
Limits, hold x^ key to enter
Partial derivatives
Statistics functions, hold n! key to enter.
A=[1 2 3 4 5]
B=[2 3 4 5 6]
sum(A) = 15
avg(A) = 3
median(A) = 3
var(A) = 2.5
varp(A) = 2
stdev(A) = 1.58…
stdevp(A) = 1.41…
cov(A,B) = 2.5
corr(A,B) = 1
More workspaces, workspace settings. Enable in Settings – General. [PRO]


Books · Emerging Trends · Online · Web Resources

Recent International Conferences

E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training: Second International Conference, eLEOT 2015, Novedrate, Italy

Title: E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training: Second International Conference, eLEOT 2015, Novedrate, Italy

Authors: Giovanni Vincenti and Alberto Bucciero

English | ISBN: 3319288822 | 2016 | 232 pages

This book constitutes the proceedings of the Second International Conference on E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training, eLEOT 2015, held in Novedrate, Italy, in September 2015.
The 26 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 52 submissions. They focus on e-learning and distance education in science, technology, engineering and math.

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