Books · Computer Science · Educational Philosophy · ICT · Teaching

Computer Science Teacher

Title: Computer Science Teacher

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1780173946 | 281 Pages
Computer Science Teacher : Insight Into the Computing Classroom (True PDF)
Increased focus on computer science has recently brought about the new national curriculum in computing.

This book explores the role of Computer Science Teacher in a secondary school environment. An overview of secondary school computing is covered, along with what the role encompasses, the attributes, knowledge and skills required to be a success and useful standards, tools, methods and techniques you can employ. Case studies and quotes from schools and current teachers are also included.

“If you are either training to teach or already teaching the secondary computing curriculum, you will need to know what effective teaching of computing actually looks like. This book is for you. Throughout the book, you will discover the insights found and the journey undertaken by the author, as a head of department, as she transformed her department from teaching ICT to teaching computing. This text will not only help you teach computing in a way that places learners at the centre of your planning but also seeks to motivate, engage and inspire them with a love of the subject, show them the opportunities that computing can present them and how computing shapes their daily learning, rest and play. In addition, the text provides practical guidance and insights for those applying for either their first teaching post or seeking advancement as a secondary computing teacher.” – Andrew Csizmadia, Newman University, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science Education

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Books · Emerging Trends · STEM · Teaching

Uncertainty in Teacher Education Futures

Title: Uncertainty in Teacher Education Futures: Scenarios, Politics and STEM

Author: Springer Conference
Uncertainty in Teacher Education Futures: Scenarios, Politics and STEM
English |  2018 | 271 Pages | ISBN : 9811082456
This book discusses the use of futures methodologies to examine and critique teacher education and investigate drivers of change in teacher education contexts, providing readers with futures tools that they can use to explore curricula and pedagogies. It explains futures methods, including scenario development and backcasting, and illustrates them with examples of research in science, technology and mathematics education contexts.
By allowing the long-term influence of current trends to be considered and providing an opportunity to reflect on the present and imagine the future, scenarios provoke discussion on the directions that teacher education might take now. The book offers insights into the possibilities that might exist for teacher education futures and into how scenario building and planning can be used to inform debates about the present. Further, it suggests ways in which readers can influence the future of teacher education through understanding the drivers of change.
Books · Emerging Trends · Mobile · Springer · Teaching

Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning

Title: Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning

English | 2018 | 984 Pages | ISBN : 3319751743

Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning

Interactive mobile technologies have now become the core of many—if not all—fields of society. Not only do the younger generation of students expect a mobile working and learning environment, but also the new ideas, technologies and solutions introduced on a nearly daily basis also boost this trend.
Discussing and assessing key trends in the mobile field were the primary aims of the 11th International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning (IMCL2017), which was held in Thessaloniki from 30 November to 01 December 2017.

Since being founded in 2006, the conference has been devoted to new approaches in interactive mobile technologies, with a focus on learning. The IMCL conferences have in the meanwhile become a central forum of the exchange of new research results and relevant trends, as well as best practices.
This book contains papers in the fields of:
Future Trends and Emerging Mobile Technologies
Design and Development of Mobile Learning Apps and Content
Mobile Games—Gamification and Mobile Learning
Adaptive Mobile Environments
Augmented Reality and Immersive Applications
Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction
Interactive Collaborative and Blended Learning
Digital Technology in Sports
Mobile Health Care and Training
Multimedia Learning in Music Education
5G Network Infrastructure
Case Studies
Real-World Experiences

The content will appeal to a broad readership, including policymakers, academics, educators, researchers in pedagogy and learning theory, school teachers, the learning industry, further education lecturers, etc.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Experiential · Storytelling · Teaching

Teach Yourself How to Learn

Title: Teach Yourself How to Learn: Strategies You Can Use to Ace Any Course at Any Level

Author: Sandra Yancy Mc Guire
English |2018 | ISBN: 1620367556, 1620367564 | 176 pages

Teach Yourself How to Learn: Strategies You Can Use to Ace Any Course at Any Level
Following up on her acclaimed Teach Students How to Learn, that describes teaching strategies to facilitate dramatic improvements in student learning and success, Saundra McGuire here presents these “secrets” direct to students.

Her message is that “Any student can use simple, straightforward strategies to start making A’s in their courses and enjoy a lifetime of deep, effective learning.”

Beginning with explaining how expectations about learning, and the study efforts required, differ between college and secondary school, the author introduces her readers, through the concept of metacognition, to the importance and powerful consequences of understanding themselves as learners. This framework and the recommended strategies that support it are useful for anyone moving on to a more advanced stage of education, so this book also has an intended audience of students preparing to go to high school, graduate school, or professional school.

Books · Emerging Trends · Gamification · Storytelling · Teaching

Gamification in Learning and Education

Gamification in Learning and Education: Enjoy Learning Like Gaming (Advances in Game-Based Learning)

Gamification in Learning and Education: Enjoy Learning Like Gaming (Advances in Game-Based Learning)
Author: Sangkyun Kim
2017 | English | ISBN-10: 3319472828 | 164 Page

This book explores the theoretical foundations of gamification in learning and education. It has become increasingly difficult to engage and motivate students. Gamification not only makes learning interesting, but also allows game players to solve problems and learn lessons through repeated attempts and failures. This “positive failure” can motivate students to attempt a difficult mission. Chapters in this volume cover topics such as the definition and characteristics of gamification, gamification in learning and education, theories, research on gamification, framework, strategy, and cases.
Books · Springer · STEM · Teaching

Digital Workplace Learning

Title: Digital Workplace Learning: Bridging Formal and Informal Learning with Digital Technologies

Digital Workplace Learning: Bridging Formal and Informal Learning with Digital TechnologiesAuthor: Dirk Ifenthaler
English | 2018 | 337 Pages | ISBN : 3319462148


This book aims to provide insight into how digital technologies may bridge and enhance formal and informal workplace learning.
It features four major themes:

1. Current research exploring the theoretical underpinnings of digital workplace learning.
2. Insights into available digital technologies as well as organizational requirements for technology-enhanced learning in the workplace.
3. Issues and challenges for designing and implementing digital workplace learning as well as strategies for assessments of learning in the workplace.
4. Case studies, empirical research findings, and innovative examples from organizations which successfully adopted digital workplace learning.

Books · Emerging Trends · Gamification · Mobile · Teaching

Screen Schooled

Title: Screen Schooled

Authors: Joe Clement and Matt Miles

English | 2018 | ISBN: 1613739516 | 272 pages

Screen Schooled: Two Veteran Teachers Expose How Technology Overuse Is Making Our Kids Dumber
Over the past decade, educational instruction has become increasingly digitized as districts rush to dole out laptops and iPads to every student. Yet the most important question, “Is this what is best for students?” is glossed over.

Veteran teachers Joe Clement and Matt Miles have seen firsthand how damaging technology overuse and misuse has been to our kids. On a mission to educate and empower parents, they show how screen saturation at home and school has created a wide range of cognitive and social deficits in our young people. They lift the veil on what’s really going on in schools: teachers who are often powerless to curb cell phone distractions; zoned-out kids who act helpless and are unfocused, unprepared, and unsocial; administrators who are influenced by questionable science sponsored by corporate technology purveyors. They provide action steps parents can take to demand change and make a compelling case for simpler, smarter, more effective forms of teaching and learning.

Blended · Books · Data · Emerging Trends · Geography · Smart Education · Springer · Teaching

Data-driven approaches to Digital Education

Title: Data-driven approaches to Digital Education

Authors: Springer Conference

English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319666096 | 621 Pages
Data Driven Approaches in Digital Education: 12th European Conference

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2017, held in Tallinn, Estonia, in September 2017.

The 24 full papers, 23 short papers, 6 demo papers, and 22 poster papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 141 submissions.

The theme for the 12th EC-TEL conference on Data Driven Approaches in Digital Education’ aims to explore the multidisciplinary approaches that eectively illustrate how data-driven education combined with digital education systems can look like and what are the empirical evidences for the use of datadriven tools in educational practices.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Research · Teaching

LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise

Title: LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise

Author: World Bank’s World Development Report

English | Oct. 16, 2017 | ISBN: 1464810966 | 239 Pages
World Development Report 2018: Learning to Realize Education's Promise

Every year, the World Bank’s World Development Report (WDR) features a topic of central importance to global development. The 2018 WDR―LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise―is the first ever devoted entirely to education. And the time is right: education has long been critical to human welfare, but it is even more so in a time of rapid economic and social change. The best way to equip children and youth for the future is to make their learning the center of all efforts to promote education.
The 2018 WDR explores four main themes:
First, education’s promise: education is a powerful instrument for eradicating poverty and promoting shared prosperity, but fulfilling its potential requires better policies―both within and outside the education system.
Second, the need to shine a light on learning: despite gains in access to education, recent learning assessments reveal that many young people around the world, especially those who are poor or marginalized, are leaving school unequipped with even the foundational skills they need for life. At the same time, internationally comparable learning assessments show that skills in many middle-income countries lag far behind what those countries aspire to. And too often these shortcomings are hidden―so as a first step to tackling this learning crisis, it is essential to shine a light on it by assessing student learning better.
Third, how to make schools work for all learners: research on areas such as brain science, pedagogical innovations, and school management has identified interventions that promote learning by ensuring that learners are prepared, teachers are both skilled and motivated, and other inputs support the teacher-learner relationship.