Books · Gamification · Serious Games · Teaching

Educational Game Design Fundamentals

Title: Educational Game Design Fundamentals: A journey to creating intrinsically motivating learning experiences

English | 18 July 2018 | ISBN: 113863154X | 360 Pages |

Can we learn through play? Can we really play while learning?
Educational Game Design Fundamentals: A journey to creating intrinsically motivating learning experiencesOf course! But how?!

We all learn and educate others in our own unique ways. Successful educational games adapt to the particular learning needs of their players and facilitate the learning objectives of their designers.

Educational Game Design Fundamentals embarks on a journey to explore the necessary aspects to create games that are both fun and help players learn. This book examines the art of educational game design through various perspectives and presents real examples that will help readers make more informed decisions when creating their own games. In this way, readers can have a better idea of how to prepare for and organize the design of their educational games, as well as evaluate their ideas through several prisms, such as feasibility or learning and intrinsic values.

Everybody can become education game designers, no matter what their technical, artistic or pedagogic backgrounds. This book refers to educators and designers of all sorts: from kindergarten to lifelong learning, from corporate training to museum curators and from tabletop or video game designers to theme park creators!

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Books · Coding · Computer Science · Emerging Trends · Play · STEM · Teaching

Code For Teens

Title: Code For Teens: The Awesome Beginner’s Guide to Programming Volume 1: Javascript

Code For Teens: The Awesome Beginner's Guide to Programming Volume 1: Javascript
English | 3 July 2018 | ISBN: 1684019605 | 232 Pages

Love computers? What about video games and social media? Ever been curious about how they work? If so, Code for Teens is for you! Software developer Jeremy Mortiz’s Code for Teens is your one-stop-shop to learning all there is know about Javascript, the most commonly used coding language in the world! Filled with tips, tricks, strategies, and quizzes, this guide is the perfect way to take you from beginner to expert in all things Java.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Teaching

Teachers as Allies

Title: Teachers as Allies

Teachers as Allies
Teachers College | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 0807758876 | 216 pages

by Shelley Wong (Editor), Elaisa Sánchez Gosnell (Editor), Anne Marie Foerster Luu (Editor), Lori Dodson (Editor), Aviva Chomsky (Foreword)

Learn how to engage and advocate for undocumented children and youth with this new resource written by and for teachers. Teachers as Allies provides educators with the information and tools they need to involve immigrant students and their American-born siblings and peers in inclusive and transformative classroom experiences. The authors show how immigration policies, ICE enforcement, and societal attitudes affect undocumented students and how teachers and school leaders can recognize these influences on the students™ day-to-day lives and learning. Offering teaching strategies that address the needs of DREAMers and undocumented youth as they move through their K12 and college education, this timely book offers a broad range of curriculum connections and resources.

Book Features:

Assists educators who work with students from Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Provides teachers with information, analysis, and practical approaches to help undocumented students in their classrooms.
Supports school leadership in higher education and provides recommendations for secondary school educators for supporting the transition to college.
Outlines practical strategies such as using music, drama, student newspapers, letter writing, and social networks to involve students in current issues relevant to their lives.
Can be used as a professional development tool to help schools and districts better meet the needs of undocumented students and their families.

Review
“Teachers are uniquely placed to support undocumented students facing adverse circumstances and to challenge the narrative of immigrant criminality in the public sphere. This book should help enable them to do both.”
•From the foreword by Aviva Chomsky, Salem State University

Capturing in stark detail the fears and dilemmas faced by undocumented students and their families, the editors of this powerful book provide information, strategies, stories, hope, and sustenance for teachers and other educators working to support some of the most marginalized students in our schools as they navigate their way from kindergarten through college and beyond.
•Sonia Nieto, professor emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

“In light of the current political climate, it is crucial that this information be available for educators and the community.”
•Stewart Kwoh, president and executive director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Los Angeles

About the Author
Dr. Shelley Wong and Dr. Elaisa Sánchez Gosnell (retired), George Mason University; Anne Marie Foerster Luu and Lori Dodson, Maryland pre-K12 educators and TESOL & NEA members.

Books · Hardware · Mobile

Learning on the Go

Title: Learning on the Go: How to Personalize Education with the iPad

Learning on the Go: How to Personalize Education with the iPad (CAST Skinny Books)
Author: Luis Perez
English | 1 July 2018 | ISBN: 1930583249 | 96 Pages

SUPERANNO The iPad is a powerful educational device—versatile, mobile, flexible, and accessible to all learners, including those with disabilities. A huge number of up-to-date applications exponentially lift its value as a teaching and learning tool. In Learning on the Go: How to Personalize Education with the iPad, Luis Pérez provides savvy tips and strategies to turn the iPad’s transformative potential into effective classroom practice. Original.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Old School · Organizations · Storytelling · Teaching

Nine Professional Conversations to Change Our Schools

Title: Nine Professional Conversations to Change Our Schools: A Dashboard of Options

Nine Professional Conversations to Change Our Schools: A Dashboard of Options
English | June 6th, 2018 | ISBN: 1506398480 | 248 Pages

Improve collective efficacy in schools through meaningful professional conversations

In a landscape where technology can undermine personal connections, even the most talented educator can feel like they™re practicing their craft in isolation. Nine Professional Conversations to Change Our Schools is a framework for revitalizing the art of the professional conversation. It guides educators through structures for collaboration, grants access to vast storehouses of applied wisdom, and facilitates a consensual knowledge base for standards of excellence.

9 conversational strategies designed to promote collective efficacy in education
Learning scenarios demonstrate the effectiveness of these conversations in action
Accessible Conversational Dashboard assists in analyzing conditions for success

Books · Educational Philosophy · Storytelling · Teaching

Education, Narrative Technologies and Digital Learning

Title: Education, Narrative Technologies and Digital Learning: Designing Storytelling for Creativity with Computing

English |  2018 | 208 Pages | ISBN : 1137320079

Education, Narrative Technologies and Digital Learning: Designing Storytelling for Creativity with Computing

This book examines and illustrates the potential of narrative technology, the integration and synthesis of storytelling and digital media in education. Storytelling is a foundational and powerful process in all learning and teaching, and technology is becoming ever more ubiquitous and sophisticated, particularly in its capabilities to mediate and augment creative storytelling.

The book begins with a foundational analysis of narrative use in education today, and provides a history of the emergence of narrative technology. It explores how the convergence of high-potential computing and storytelling practices and techniques can be used to enhance education, in particular the design of bespoke, interactive physical learning environments. The contemporary importance of educational design is highlighted throughout the book, which concludes with the SCÉAL design-based research framework as a proposed systematic approach to the design of narrative technology in education. The book will be a valuable resource for educational designers, technologists, teachers and policymakers, especially those with an interest in the design and use of narrative technology in education.

Books · Online · Teaching

Creativity and Critique in Online Learning

Title: Creativity and Critique in Online Learning: Exploring and Examining Innovations in Online Pedagogy

Creativity and Critique in Online Learning: Exploring and Examining Innovations in Online Pedagogy
English |  2018 | 290 Pages | ISBN : 3319782975

This book explores emerging practices in distance education that have been facilitated by the development of educational technology. The volume examines core themes in distance education including online education at scale, embodiment in online environments, connectivity in online education and the personalisation of learning experiences within online education. The first section of the book examines online teaching tools, and explores how they are being used to enhance and promote student learning.
The second looks at some of the broader challenges encountered by online teachers and those responsible for designing online learning material. While this volume will be of significant interest to distance learning universities and colleges, it will also be a valuable resource to traditional Higher Education Institutions, who are increasingly searching for innovative ways to reach and teach their students. This edited collection will be of value to scholars of online education as well as practitioners and policy makers looking to enrich their notions of online pedagogy.

Research and Practice on the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ): Linking Creativity, Engineering and Innovation

Research and Practice on the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ): Linking Creativity, Engineering and Innovation
2016 | ISBN: 3319317806 | English | 281 pages

This book clarifies the common misconception that there are no systematic instruments to support ideation, heuristics and creativity. Using a collection of articles from professionals practicing the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ), this book presents an overview of current trends and enhancements within TRIZ in an international context, and shows its different roles in enhancing creativity for innovation in research and practice. Since its first introduction by Genrikh Saulovich Altshuller in 1956 in the USSR, the TRIZ method has been widely used by inventors, design engineers and has become a standard element of innovation support tools in many Fortune 500 companies. However, TRIZ has only recently entered the domain of scientific publications and discussion. This collection of articles is meant as a record of scientific discussion on TRIZ that reflects the most interesting talking points, research interests, results and expectations. Topics such as Creative and Inventive Design, Patent Mining, and Knowledge Harvesting are also covered in this book.

Books · Emerging Trends · Entrepreneur · ICT · STEM

Stem Careers

Title: Stem Careers: A Student’s Guide to Opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

Stem Careers: A Student's Guide to Opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
English | ISBN: 1911067605 | 2018 | 144 pages

Interested in an exciting STEM career but not sure what type of jobs are available and how to get started on your career journey? You’ve come to the right place. This friendly guide will help you decide whether a STEM-related career might be right for you and, if so, how to explore the options and put yourself in the best possible position to secure your dream job. Complete with unique insider inside from STEM professionals and inspiring stories about STEM pioneers, inside you will find:
A wealth of job ideas, from the well-known to the less well-known
Details of possible entry routes and required qualifications – both academic and vocational, from GCSEs to degrees and BTECs to apprenticeships
A listing of the major employers and their recruitment practices
Practical advice on how to find work experience, apply for jobs, build STEM skills and find further information
A dedicated chapter covering women in STEM and the ever-improving job prospects
Written in step-by-step chapters, and giving you everything you need to know to plan for success in a STEM career, this is your must-read guide.

Books · Math · Play · Science · STEM · Teaching

Science Squad

Title: Science Squad

Science Squad
2018 | ISBN: 0241301858 | English | 80 pages

The zany characters of the Science Squad will guide kids ages 5-7 through this engaging, fact-packed book from Robert Winston all about the key STEAM subjects: science, technology, engineering, art, and maths. This bright and cheery illustrated book for kids ages 5-7 breaks down STEAM subjects, like science and technology, into fun and easily understandable chunks. Join Robert Winston and the Science Squad to unravel the mysteries of the world: find out how robots work, what a food chain is, where lightning comes from, how lungs allow you to breathe, and much more. The Science Squad characters (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Maths) guide the reader through the book and are always on hand with tips, fun facts, and simple explanations. With pages covering living things, the human body, space, physics, geography, math, engineering, and chemistry, this book is a perfect introduction for kids starting to learn about science at school, or those who are just developing an interest in how the world works.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · ICT · Smart Education · Springer · Teaching · Web Resources

Smart Education and e-Learning 2018

Title: Smart Education and e-Learning 2018

English |  2018 (2019 Edition) | 301 Pages | ISBN : 3319923625
Smart Education and e-Learning 2018

This book features the contributions presented at the 5th International KES Conference on Smart Education and e-Learning, which took place in Gold Coast, Australia, June 20–22, 2018. The peer-reviewed papers are grouped into several interconnected parts: Part 1 – Smart Education: Systems and Technology, Part 2 – Smart Pedagogy, Part 3 – Smart Education: Case Studies and Research, and Part 4: Sustainable Learning Technologies: Smart Higher Education Futures.

Smart education and smart e-learning are emerging and rapidly growing areas with the potential to transform existing teaching strategies, learning environments, and educational activities and technology in the classroom. Smart education and smart e-learning focus on enabling instructors to develop new ways of achieving excellence in teaching in highly technological smart classrooms, and providing students with new opportunities to maximize their success and select the best options for their education, location and learning style, as well as the mode of content delivery. This book serves as a useful source of research data and valuable information on current research projects, best practices and case studies for faculty, scholars, Ph.D. students, administrators, and practitioners – all those who are interested in smart education and smart e-learning.