Call Number: Valley City State University 3rd Floor (371.358 H6527c )
Publication Date: 2010-04-07
Educators and students have vast, rich resources available to them online, but few teachers or educational leaders really know what uses of digital material are lawful. In Copyright Clarity: Fair Use and 21st Century Learning, Renee Hobbs, one of America's top media literacy experts, provides a set of principles that clarify how copyright law and the doctrine of fair use apply to 21st-century learning. This book dispels the misconceptions and myths that have contributed to concerns about the educational use of materials related to mass media, popular culture, and digital media and helps educators apply the principles of fair use to the most common classroom scenarios.
Call Number: Valley City State University 3rd Floor (371.1092 R117i )
Publication Date: 2017-04-25
Tom Rademacher wishes someone had handed him this sort of book along with his teaching degree: a clear-eyed, frank, boots-on-the ground account of what he was getting into. But first he had to write it. And as 2014's Minnesota Teacher of the Year, Rademacher knows what he's talking about. Less a how-to manual than a tribute to an impossible and impossibly rewarding profession, It Won't Be Easy captures the experience of teaching in all its messy glory. The book follows a year of teaching, with each chapter tackling a different aspect of the job. Pulling no punches (and resisting no punch lines), he writes about establishing yourself in a new building; teaching meaningful classes, keeping students a priority; investigating how race, gender, and identity affect your work; and why it's a good idea to keep an extra pair of pants at school. Along the way he answers the inevitable and the unanticipated questions, from what to do with Google to how to tell if you're really a terrible teacher, to why "Keep your head down" might well be the worst advice for a new teacher. Though directed at prospective and newer teachers, It Won't Be Easy is mercifully short on jargon and long on practical wisdom, accessible to anyone--teacher, student, parent, pundit--who is interested in a behind-the-curtain look at teaching and willing to understand that, while there are no simple answers, there is power in learning to ask the right questions.
Call Number: Valley City State University 3rd Floor (372.5 P397n )
Publication Date: 2014-01-16
Commissioned by the Wallace Foundation, this book explores research indicating that youth are learning new ways to engage in the arts on their own time and according to their own interests. Digital technologies, such as production tools and social media, allow youth to create and share their art. Kylie Peppler urges educators and policy makers to take advantage of #65533;arts learning opportunities#65533; and imagine a school setting where young people are driven by their own interests, using tablets, computers, and other devices to produce visual arts, music composition, dance, and design. This book gives educators an understanding of what is happening with current digital technologies and the opportunities that exist to connect to youth practice, and raises questions about why we don't use these opportunities more frequently.
Call Number: Valley City State University 2nd Floor (507.12 Sh928e )
Publication Date: 2013-10-11
Within every science classroom there are students waiting to be inspired. All these students need is the right motivation. That's exactly what this one-of-a kind guide will help you provide. And along the way, you'll quickly learn that the motivational tools that are most effective with adolescent boys don't always work with adolescent girls--and vice versa. At the heart of Enhancing Adolescents' Motivation for Science is a collection of research-proven strategies on how best to motivate students in science--and once students are motivated, scientific literacy soon follows. Across chapters, Shumow and Schmidt: * Detail key motivational constructs specific to science with illustrative vignettes * Address gender differences that influence how girls and boys are motivated * Describe how to make science learning relevant, accessible, and enjoyable * Reduce science anxiety and build student confidence, especially among girls * Offer motivational strategies that are consistent with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Much more than a professional book, Enhancing Adolescents' Motivation for Science also includes a companion website packed with video clips, links, and tutorials. All in all, there's no better resource for fuelling the student motivation so central to science literacy.