Summary Book Review EBOOK: Teaching and Learning Primary Science with ICT by Paul Warwick:
Download or read book EBOOK: Teaching and Learning Primary Science with ICT written by Paul Warwick and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2006-08-16 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a range of insights into pupils’ learning relevant to the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in primary science. The contributors, who are all experts in their field, draw on practical and theoretical perspectives and: Provide specific examples of software and hardware use in the classroom Consider innovative and creative uses of technology for pupils engaged in science activity in the primary and early years Indicate future possibilities for the use of computer-based technologies Key themes running through the book include: setting the use of ICT in primary science within theoretical perspectives on learning and on pedagogy; the importance of using ICT in developing talking and listening opportunities in the science classroom; and the potential of learning through ICT enhanced science investigations. Contemporary issues such as inclusion, creativity and collaborative learning are also examined, making Teaching and Learning Primary Science with ICT essential reading for students in science education, and for teachers who want to use new technology to improve learning in their science classrooms.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Teaching Secondary English with ICT by Anthony Adams:
Download or read book EBOOK: Teaching Secondary English with ICT written by Anthony Adams and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2007-03-16 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How can secondary English teaching and learning be enhanced by the use of ICT? What is the current research knowledge about teaching and learning secondary English with ICT? What good examples of using ICT in secondary English can be found in classrooms nationally and internationally? Teaching Secondary English with ICT uses best practice and research based findings to examine the potential of ICT in English teaching. It explores examples of successful work involving the use of ICT in speaking, listening, reading and writing, with a focus on the new literacies and how ICT shapes new language and literature experiences with in the English classroom. Drawing on the expertise of international figures in the field, classroom teachers and academic researchers; the book highlights ‘good practice’ in accessible discussions on research findings, with an emphasis on the interplay between classroom and theoretical approaches across a number of countries. Inviting critical engagement with key ideas on teaching with ICT, this book is essential reading for teachers and teachers in training, as well as other education professionals.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Enhancing Primary Science: Developing Effective Cross-Curricular Links by Lois Kelly:
Download or read book EBOOK: Enhancing Primary Science: Developing Effective Cross-Curricular Links written by Lois Kelly and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2013-02-16 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How can other subjects in the primary curriculum enhance the teaching and learning of primary science? The key argument in the book is that children’s learning is enriched through both discrete subject teaching and cross-curricular approaches to the curriculum and that children become more effective learners when they make links between the different subjects. This book gives helpful insights into why making effective cross-curricular links enriches science and discusses when and how to make effective and authentic links between science and other subjects. Each chapter tackles a particular subject and considers how it can enhance science learning through a variety of approaches and a wealth of ideas for the classroom. Written in a clear, accessible and informative style, this book: Includes contributions from a range of expert practitioners Provides a good balance between theory and practice Includes practical advice and tasks to help develop your confidence and skill in cross-curricular teaching Is illustrated with examples of pupils’ voice This book is ideal for students, teachers and schools who wish to adopt a cross-curricular approach to teaching and enhance their primary science curriculum. Contributors: Alison Brade, Mark Hamill, Sharon Harris, Shelagh Hendry, Alison Hermon, Pat Hughes, Arthur Kelly, Liz Lawrence and Cliff Porter. "Let this book take you by the hand and guide you skilfully past the pitfalls of cross-curricular teaching in primary science whilst enjoying the celebration of creative and effective links between science and other subjects. It is full of practical suggestions for cross-curricular work but it never loses sight of the need for clear learning goals. Rooted in the principles of collaborative learning, this book inspires and informs." Anne Goldsworthy, Independent Science Consultant "This important book explores a practical framework for cross curricular teaching of science through a closely referenced theoretical rationale. There are a range of open ended tasks that illustrate the rich learning opportunities that can be planned for when expert subject knowledge combines with a pedagogy for enquiry. This is an essential read for all teachers inspired to tailor the curriculum to the needs and interests of their children." Alison Peacock, Headteacher of The Wroxham School and Transformative Learning Alliance, Network Leader for the Cambridge Primary Review "I enjoyed this book sharing insights into cross curricular approaches to primary science. The authors have successfully demonstrated how they have put theory into practice. There are many useful activities clearly outlined for use in the classroom based on the authors’ own experiences. The reader will gain sound knowledge and understanding of how and why cross curricular approaches can enhance primary science through worked examples. My particular favourite was the History of Bread. I will certainly recommend this book to my students." Kathy Schofield, Senior Lecturer for Primary Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK "These ideas have given me the confidence that cross-curricular approaches can enrich scientific provision rather than dilute it." (Primary School Teacher)
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Developing Interactive Teaching and Learning using the IWB by Sara Hennessy:
Download or read book EBOOK: Developing Interactive Teaching and Learning using the IWB written by Sara Hennessy and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2013-10-16 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Do your students tune out from the IWB? No matter how 'whizzy' you make the technology, do you have trouble engaging them?Would you like some ideas to support a more interactive approach to using the IWB, so that your students are more motivated and involved in your lessons? Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) are now found in the majority of UK classrooms and many teachers are highly technically competent with this technology. Yet there is a need to develop expertise that capitalizes on such advanced technological equipment as an effective teaching and learning tool. The aim of this resource is to support a more interactive approach to using the IWB, especially in whole-class teaching. Research into classroom practices shows that more interactive approaches - in particular engaging pupils in dialogue and discussion - promote better learning. This resource offers practical support and examples that help develop teaching practices that are more productive for learning, focused around the use of the IWB. This teacher resource has three key elements: The Professional Development Resource takes you through discussion, reflection and practical activities that focus on dialogue and the use of the IWB The Reader explores key issues related to use of the IWB in primary and secondary classrooms, and directly supports the Professional Development Resource The Resource Bank offers video examples, sample classroom activities, explanatory screenshots, and IWB lesson templates, all available online Together with its website containing the resource bank, this text is an essential toolkit for trainee and qualified teachers, as well as senior leadership teams. "I fully recommend this set of extremely useful material containing a strong classroom voice endorsed by authoritative academic researchers. Teachers will be drawn to this material, and will be able to review their own practice, reflect on the centrality of classroom spoken interactions, and investigate how best to use the expensive item of technology on the wall to get the very best from their investment. The blend of resources, ideas and readings coupled with the video clips will provide a wealth of material to do just that. It will prove very useful for teachers with any length of experience, from those who might want to take a fresh look at their classroom practice to those new to the profession. I will certainly draw from this in my CPD training with school staff." Sally Elding, Senior Adviser, Primary Elearning Team, The ICT Service, Cambridgeshire "This book ensures that 'interactivity' in the classroom does not just mean the casual interaction of students with software. Instead, the authors show how to combine two very powerful tools - the IWB and talk - to create an effective and inclusive learning environment. Chapters draw on classroom settings to show how use of the IWB can be enhanced by a focus on the quality of the talk that goes on between students, and between teacher and learners. Authors use practical experience to highlight the things that make the difference to the use of the IWB - for example the establishment of exploratory dialogue, the thoughtful organisation of group work and the creation of straightforward but stimulating IWB resources. In addition the text provides clear guidance for teachers on how and why to raise student awareness of the importance of their discussion when making or considering digital artefacts. There is a strong focus on ensuring that both students and teachers understand best use of the IWB; and that contexts for learning are provided which really merit discussion. The Teacher Development section considers use of the IWB in a dialogic classroom - and shows how best practice can be achieved, with useful resources, and a format for reviewing own learning. The Reader section provides insight into the aspects of talk that fit together to generate a dialogic classroom context, and crucially shows how use of the IWB is both enhanced by dialogue and contributes to students' capacity to take part in learning dialogues with one another. The Resource Bank draws on a range of classroom contexts, providing examples to support teachers as they create their own lesson plans and ideas. The text is accessible and interesting, with complex ideas clearly explained, and the book is readily navigated.This book will enable teachers to plan for dialogue based on the motivating and interesting features of the IWB. In particular it provides guidance for student use of the IWB, and creation of own resources tailored to learning needs. Teachers who wish to have a focus on dialogue will find here a theoretically based, practical approach to ensuring that their students really benefit from interactivity, with the IWB and with each other." Dr Lyn Dawes, Educational Consultant "This valuable resource provides both a theoretical framework and pedagogic guidance to use the interactive whiteboard to its full potential with learners of all ages. Written by established classroom practitioners and academic researchers, it provides a set of resources which are grounded in the reality of classroom life, but underpinned by academic rigour which make it useful to both student and experienced teachers alike." Professor Gary Beauchamp, Professor of Education and Director of Research, School of Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK Contributors: Lloyd Brown, Simon Knight, Caroline Neale, Diane Rawlins, Rupert Wegerif
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Inspiring Science in the Early Years: Exploring Good Practice by Lois Kelly:
Download or read book EBOOK: Inspiring Science in the Early Years: Exploring Good Practice written by Lois Kelly and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2015-02-16 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the science inherent in good early years practice and provides a rich range of ideas to inspire you to ‘have a go’ in your setting. It provides a balance between theory which underpins good practice and plenty of ideas of how you might put the theory into practice. With a focus on how children learn about the world they live in and activities intended to develop scientific understanding the book offers an holistic approach, with key topics including: How children construct scientific meaning Tuning into children's initial scientific understanding How play supports the development of children's science ideas Providing a rich environment for learning early years science Developing children's scientific experiences This handy guide is ideal to support you if you are studying on an early years course, or if you are an established early years professional who wishes to enrich early scientific learning in your setting. Lois Kelly and Di Stead are Education Consultants specializing in primary science. This clearly written and engaging book examines Science in the Early Years through a variety of activities, including role-play, toys and technology. The vital importance of sensory experiences and language is emphasized throughout. The wide experience and knowledge of the authors guarantees a highly enjoyable read. The links to all curricula in the UK are extremely beneficial and I particularly liked the way that photographs and Key Points text boxes have been used throughout the book. The breadth and depth of writing about science makes this a highly desirable book for any practitioner working or studying in the Early Years. Kathy Brodie, Independent Early Years Consultant As an Early Years consultant who is passionate about children's thinking, exploring, questioning, investigating and most of all engaging…I really enjoyed this book. I especially liked it because it provokes practitioners to think about 'science' as the discovery and exploration of the world around us and not just as a National Curriculum subject. The mix of authors, their writing styles and the content of each chapter makes it a really easy and engaging read. Definitely one to add to your reading list if you work with children in the Early Years. Alistair Bryce-Clegg, Early Years Consultant As the title suggests, this book from the first page onwards inspires the reader to learn more about how to develop, enhance and incorporate effective practice in science in the early years. In addition to developing an understanding of how to approach the teaching of science, it gives a clearly articulated and accessible theoretical insight into how young children learn. To compliment this there are points of reflection, case studies, practical tasks and examples from the field. This is a valuable book for both students and practitioners alike as it goes beyond just giving suggestions for what to do; it explains the why and the how as well. Joanne McNulty, Manchester Metropolitan University This is a warm, accessible book, strongly grounded in research. It interweaves real life examples of science in the early years with underlying pedagogic principles and inspires new possibilities. The enthusiasm of the authors is contagious! Kendra McMahon, Bath Spa University
Summary Book Review EBOOK: ICT in the Early Years by Mary Hayes:
Download or read book EBOOK: ICT in the Early Years written by Mary Hayes and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2006-12-16 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This thought-provoking book demonstrates that the application of technology in the delivery of the curriculum is so much more than this and should give early year’s educators confidence and encouragement to develop their own ideas in using ICT in innovative and imaginative ways." Lynn Kennington, Early Education newsletter How can computers and other ICT applications be most effectively used to support learning in early years settings? Why is it important that young children use ICT in ways which are playful, creative and explorative? What research has been carried out about young children using computers and ICT, and what does this tell us? ICT in the Early Years carefully considers the potential of ICT to provide opportunities for young children to learn through playful and creative activities, examining research and practice in relation to the educational uses of ICT with young children. The book raises important issues about teaching in the early years using ICT, such as giving pupils control, co-operative working, access and assessment. In addition, it: Recounts recent research evidence Provides practical ideas for early years teachers Provokes debate about the future of ICT in early years education The book’s focus is on research outcomes, viewed through discussion of practical classroom approaches, with the pupil viewed as a competent learner and assessor. Emphasis is placed on creative and playful aspects of ICT, with the child as an active agent authoring, experimenting, and creating, rather than passively receiving. ICT in the Early Years is essential reading for teachers and teachers in training, and is also of use to other associated professionals, such as classroom assistants, home educators and nursery teachers. Parents with an interest in the use of technology in education will also find the book of genuine interest.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Creative Ways to Teach Primary Science by Alan Cross:
Download or read book EBOOK: Creative Ways to Teach Primary Science written by Alan Cross and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2014-09-16 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Do you need quick and easy access to great ideas for teaching primary science? If so then this is the book for you! Creative Ways to Teach Primary Science draws on the best ideas about teaching primary science, using an evidence-based approach which recognizes that there are some proven and more effective methods for teaching primary science. Creativity is one of the most powerful indicators of successful teaching, and the key is a willingness to take risks and to accept uncertainty. This can be tricky for busy teachers, so this book lends you a helping hand! The authors explain why the methods presented are successful and encourage you to apply these creative techniques to new situations. The book: Offers a handy 'one stop shop' of creative ideas for teaching primary science Provides a 'helping hand' for you to get started in the classroom by presenting a range of teaching methods that are proven to work Encourages creativity and experimentation, regularly recognized as features of outstanding teaching Inspires you to develop all the ideas for yourself Providing a highly practical and accessible handbook to the creative aspects of teaching and learning primary science, this is invaluable reading for trainee and practising primary teachers.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Teaching Secondary Science with ICT by Roy Barton:
Download or read book EBOOK: Teaching Secondary Science with ICT written by Roy Barton and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2004-06-16 with total page 165 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book takes a practical approach to improving secondary science education with the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), while considering the broader educational issues that inform and underpin the approach. The material is presented from a teacher’s perspective, and explores issues such as the selection of resources; lesson planning; the impact of ICT on classroom organization; and how ICT affects assessment. With topics ranging from using the Internet in school science to handling and interpreting data, Teaching Secondary Science with ICT is invaluable in helping teachers to make the most effective use of the ICT ‘tools’ available to them. This practical book is essential reading for anyone involved in science education, including trainee teachers, practising science teachers, and their tutors and mentors. It is particularly useful to support a school science department’s internal professional development programme.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Primary Science: Teaching The Tricky Bits by Neil Rutledge:
Download or read book EBOOK: Primary Science: Teaching The Tricky Bits written by Neil Rutledge and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2010-10-16 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Do you lack confidence in teaching the more difficult areas of primary science? Do you want accessible, well structured support? Yes? Then this handy book is for you... It provides a combination of engaging, practical lesson ideas and subject knowledge to help you teach the trickiest parts of primary science such as materials and their properties, magnetism, circuits, forces and life processes. Using strategies that have been successfully used in primary school classrooms, it explains the most difficult topics in a simple, non-technical style. It includes a range of accessible ideas, hints and tips with a focus on providing a skills-based, problem-solving approach to learning. Each topic area includes advice on: How to link the topic with other areas of learning Identifying and challenging common misconceptions How to effectively pre-assess the learners' ideas to best meet their needs Practical activities for challenging and developing children's ideas Explanatory models to help pupils consolidate their understanding This book provides friendly support and guidance to anyone teaching or training to teach primary science.
Summary Book Review The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools by Wynne Harlen:
Download or read book The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools written by Wynne Harlen and published by David Fulton Publishers. This book was released on 2018 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now in a fully updated seventh edition, The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools provides essential information for students, trainee, and practising teachers about the why, what and how of teaching primary science. Paying particular attention to inquiry-based teaching and learning, the book recognises the challenges of teaching science, and provides suggestions and examples aimed to increase teachers' confidence and pupils' enjoyment of the subject. This new edition explores: Changes in curriculum and assessment requirements in the UK Advances in knowledge of how children learn Expansion in the use of ICT by teachers and children And expands on key aspects of teaching including: The compelling reasons for starting science in the primary school Strategies for helping children to develop understanding, skills and enjoyment Attention to school and teacher self-evaluation as a means of improving provision for children's learning. Giving the latest information about the rationale for and use of inquiry-based, constructivist methodology, and the use of assessment to help learning, the book combines practice and theory, explaining and advocating for particular classroom interactions and activities. This book is essential reading for all primary school teachers and those engaged in studying primary education.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Science and beyond the Classroom Boundaries for 7-11 year olds by Lynne Bianchi:
Download or read book EBOOK: Science and beyond the Classroom Boundaries for 7-11 year olds written by Lynne Bianchi and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2011-06-16 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This innovative book aims to support schools in shifting teaching and learning in primary science by changing teacher perceptions of where science should be taught. The authors have not taken a traditional approach to the use of school grounds but a much bolder step in terms of a whole school approach to the science curriculum being taught outside. Key features of the book include: Practical examples from teachers in schools across England Approaches that combine science and the development of personal capabilities for teachers who want to develop a whole school approach relating to key skills in science Innovative approaches to activities in science using the school grounds Suggestions to help science leaders to develop their staff to be confident in using the school grounds across the science curriculum Development of pupil independence in choosing when and why to take their learning outside the classroom boundaries With a shift from indoors to outdoors, comes a range of practical considerations and challenges for both the school and the pupil and these are what the book tackles. It is a must read for students on ITT courses and Key Stage 2 teachers who are keen to move their settings forward and provide appropriate progression throughout the primary years.
Summary Book Review The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools by Wynne Harlen:
Download or read book The Teaching of Science in Primary Schools written by Wynne Harlen and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2009 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Providing an up-to-date discussion of the issues affecting primary science, this edition focuses on both the role of the class teacher and of the school in making provision for children's learning in science.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: TEACHING THE PRIMARY CURRICULUM by Jane Johnston:
Download or read book EBOOK: TEACHING THE PRIMARY CURRICULUM written by Jane Johnston and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2002-01-16 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: * What is good teaching and learning in the primary school? * How can teachers manage the whole curriculum and still educate the whole child and raise standards? * How can teachers be in critical dialogue with each other and with the curriculum in their search for improvement? * What is the role of the teacher in the new primary curriculum? This wide ranging book seeks to address these questions and to provide a comprehensive overview of the whole primary curriculum. It aims to develop teaching throughout primary education and to support teachers in the effective delivery of the curriculum. There is a particular focus on recent changes in primary education. The contributors consider how teaching methodologies need to adapt to these changes to meet the needs of children and raise standards in school. Throughout the book, emphasis is placed on effective teaching and learning methodologies, the importance of quality interaction in the classroom, the role of the teacher in teaching and learning and the experience of the child. Exemplars of good teaching are provided in each chapter, as well as thought provoking ideas for good practice.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Good Practice in Science Teaching: What Research Has to Say by Jonathan Osborne:
Download or read book EBOOK: Good Practice in Science Teaching: What Research Has to Say written by Jonathan Osborne and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2010-05-16 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The book has wide appeal in that the issues investigated - for example, the nature of science, practical work, the role of language, of technology and formative and summative assessment - are relevant and pertinent to science teachers' work in all school systems." Professor David F Treagust, Curtin University of Technology, Australia This new edition of Good Practice in Science Teaching offers a comprehensive overview of the major areas of research and scholarship in science education. Each chapter summarizes the research work and evidence in the field, and discusses its significance, reliability and implications for the practice of science teaching. Thoroughly revised throughout, the new edition includes: Three new chapters covering: the learning of science in informal contexts; teacher professional development; and technology-mediated learning Updates to every chapter, reflecting the changes and developments in science education Further reading sections at the end of each chapter Each chapter has been written by science education researchers with national or international reputations. Each topic is approached in a straight-forward manner and is written in a concise and readable style. This invaluable guide is ideal for science teachers of children of all ages, and others who work in teaching and related fields. It is an essential text for teachers in training and those studying for higher degrees. Contributors: Philip Adey, Paul Black, Maria Evagorou, John Gilbert, Melissa Glackin, Christine Harrison, Jill Hohenstein, Heather King, Alex Manning, Robin Millar, Natasha Serret, Shirley Simon, Julian Swain, Mary Webb.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Doing Classroom Research: A Step-by-Step Guide for Student Teachers by Sally Elton-Chalcraft:
Download or read book EBOOK: Doing Classroom Research: A Step-by-Step Guide for Student Teachers written by Sally Elton-Chalcraft and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2008-08-16 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Are you worried about doing your classroom-based research project? Do you feel daunted at the prospect of carrying out a literature review? Does the thought of collecting and analyzing data make you panic? If you answer 'yes' to any of these questions, then this is the book for you! Written in an informal style, this is the essential, practical and accessible step-by-step guide for all teacher-training students, who in addition to facing the enormous challenge of training to become a teacher, also have to conduct their own classroom-based research. It contains three sections that mirror the process of doing classroom research. From getting started and choosing appropriate research strategies, to making your findings public, the book covers the whole range of issues to help you succeed with what can seem like a daunting task. Each of the chapters offers gentle guidance and support at every stage of the research process. Topics covered include: The purpose of school-based research Guidance on how to carry out a literature review Research ethics The impacts of research on children's and students' learning Methods of data collection and analysis Ways of sharing research with a wider audience Opportunities for continued professional development Doing Classroom Research is a must for every teacher-training student.
Summary Book Review Issues in Informing Science & Information Technology, Volume 9 (2012) by Eli B. Cohen:
Download or read book Issues in Informing Science & Information Technology, Volume 9 (2012) written by Eli B. Cohen and published by Informing Science. This book was released on 2012 with total page 405 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Teaching Primary Science Constructively by Keith Skamp:
Download or read book Teaching Primary Science Constructively written by Keith Skamp and published by Cengage AU. This book was released on 2017-09-05 with total page 589 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Teaching Primary Science Constructively helps readers to create effective science learning experiences for primary students by using a constructivist approach to learning. This best-selling text explains the principles of constructivism and their implications for learning and teaching, and discusses core strategies for developing science understanding and science inquiry processes and skills. Chapters also provide research-based ideas for implementing a constructivist approach within a number of content strands. Throughout there are strong links to the key ideas, themes and terminology of the revised Australian Curriculum: Science. This sixth edition includes a new introductory chapter addressing readers' preconceptions and concerns about teaching primary science.