Title: Computer Science Teacher
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1780173946 | 281 Pages
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
Title: Screen Schooled
Authors: Joe Clement and Matt Miles
English | 2018 | ISBN: 1613739516 | 272 pages
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.
Title: Technology-Resisliency in Education
Author: Rob Graham
English | 2015 | ISBN: 3319220101 | 114 Pages
This book formulates a greater understanding of how to enable a capacity for building social professional practice related to technology-enriched teaching and learning (TETL) specific, but not limited to, educational settings.
Title: Data-driven approaches to Digital Education
Authors: Springer Conference
English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319666096 | 621 Pages
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.
Title: LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise
Author: World Bank’s World Development Report
English | Oct. 16, 2017 | ISBN: 1464810966 | 239 Pages
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.