Easy-to-implement classroom lessons from the world´s premier educational system. Finland shocked the world when its 15-year-olds scored highest on the first Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a set of tests touted for evaluating critical-thinking skills in math, science, and reading. That was in 2001; but even today, this tiny Nordic nation continues to amaze. How does Finnish education - with short school days, light homework loads, and little standardized testing - produce students who match the PISA scores of high-powered, stressed-out kids in Asia? When Timothy D. Walker started teaching fifth graders at a Helsinki public school, he began a search for the secrets behind the successes of Finland´s schools. Walker wrote about several of those discoveries, and his Atlantic articles on this subject became hot topics of conversation. Here, he gathers all he learned and reveals how any teacher can implement many of Finland´s best practices. Remarkably, Finland is prioritizing the joy of learning in its newest core curricula and Walker carefully highlights specific strategies that support joyful K-12 classrooms and integrate seamlessly with educational standards in the United States. From incorporating brain breaks to offering a peaceful learning environment, this audiobook pulls back the curtain on the joyful teaching practices of the world´s most lauded school system. His message is simple but profound: these Finland-inspired strategies can be used in the US and other countries. No educator - or parent of a school-aged child - will want to miss out on the message of joy and change conveyed in this audiobook. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Dixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002185/bk_gdan_002185_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Written by the premier author in Windows software, William Stanek, and addressing the needs of computer users everywhere regardless of skill level, Windows Media Player 11 Classroom-To-Go is designed to help you build your Windows Media Player knowledge. Windows Media Player 11 is one of those programs that´s so cool you just want to dive right in and start building your media library. If you do this without any guidance, however, you´re likely to miss a lot - and that´s why you need this audio class. You will learn exactly how Windows Media Player 11 works and what you can do to get the most out of this program. Not only will you learn how to optimize and customize Windows Media Player, but you´ll also learn about the ´´gotchas´´ you should avoid. Windows Media Player 11 includes loads of new features, and this audio course will help you get up to speed quickly. You´ll learn how to: Navigate Windows Media Player menus and toolbars Play your audio CDs and video DVDs Improve your playback Build a media library Choose audio formats for ripping CDs Configure rip settings Rip audio CDs Create and Manage playlists Burn audio CDs Burn data CDs and DVDs Set up a device for syncing Sync your media to mp3 players and other devices Classroom-To-Go training courses are designed for: Those who want to complete their Microsoft Certification Those who want to learn about new technologies Those who want to refresh their memories about technologies they´ve previously learned. This audio book provides a unique way to learn about new software and to refresh your memory about software you previously learned. William Stanek has 20 years of hands-on experience with writing and instructional training. He is most widely recognized as a leading technology expe... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Knowles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reag/000026/bk_reag_000026_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Written by the premier author on Windows software, William Stanek, and addressing the needs of computer users everywhere regardless of skill level, Windows Photo Gallery Classroom-To-Go is designed to help you build your Windows Photo Gallery knowledge. Windows Photo Gallery is one of those programs that´s so cool you just want to dive right in and start building your picture and video gallery. If you do this without any guidance, however, you´re likely to miss a lot - and that´s why you need this audio class. You will learn exactly how Windows Photo Gallery works and what you can do to get the most out of this program. Not only will you learn how to optimize and customize Windows Photo Gallery, but you´ll also learn about the ´´gotchas´´ you should avoid. Windows Photo Gallery includes loads of features, and this audio course will help you get up to speed quickly. In this audio course, you´ll learn how to: Search and browse your pictures and videos View and manage ratings, tags, and captions Build your photo and video gallery Add or remove media folders Import digital pictures from cameras, scanners, CDs, and DVDs Import digital videos from cameras, CDs, and DVDs Edit picture color, brightness, and contrast Use undo and redo while fixing pictures Restore the original version of a picture Share your photo and video gallery Print and email your pictures and videos Burn CDs and DVDs containing pictures and videos Classroom-To-Go training courses are designed for: Those who want to complete their Microsoft Certification Those who want to learn about new technologies Those who want to refresh their memories about technologies they´ve previously learned. William Stanek has 20 years of hands-on experience with writing and instructional training. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Knowles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reag/000027/bk_reag_000027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High school, junior year, and Emma is barely getting by, head down as she stays low on the social radar. Sadie, her best friend and constant companion, craves attention and understanding as much as Emma does. The two of them find strength and comfort in their friendship while surviving one crisis after another. Thing is, Sadie only weighs four pounds, stands ten inches tall and talks to Emma by barking. Until Emma notices something very unusual - Sadie displays a high degree of intelligence. Way intelligent. As in Emma and her learn how to communicate intelligent. Just the two of them, by jointly creating a special language only they know. Way special. Emma soon realizes the benefits of owning an intelligent dog with superior senses. Hiding Sadie in a converted purse sure makes for loads of classroom hijinks. Follow their story as the two risk discovery, an unexpected family tragedy, dog fighting, puppy mills and a glimpse into the secret world of canines through Sadie’s senses. This is Sadie’s challenge, a dog enduring her own teenage angst, struggling to find respect and acceptance in human society. Sadie Sapiens blends the pleasures and pains of a dog and young woman growing up together, proving that some bonds are strong enough to survive across species. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paula Slade. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026224/bk_acx0_026224_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Featuring two American loves-railroads and cold cash-Empire Builder is as easy as connecting the dots. Players draw tracks with crayons on an erasable board and operate a rail empire in an effort to accumulate the most money.The new revision of Empire Builder´s map now has all of Mexico included and more of Canada, with corresponding loads and events.Empire Builder is continually captivating and challenging. Every game is different, with players creating a new strategy and delivering a variety of goods across the continent.Players learn the locations of cities, states, mountains and rivers of the United States and southern Canada. For 2 to 6 players, ages 12 to adult.A great game at home or even in the classroom!
Media Type : Wall ChartLevel : BeginningMusical Genre : All StylesSeries : Wall ChartNumber of pages : 1This wall chart gives an overview of the important fundamentals and technical foundations of drumming. Topics include: Basic rhythms (counting, 3- and 4-way coordination), stickings, strike sequences (notation figures, fills), accents/accent dynamics, bass drum and hi-hat (foot) ostinato, hi-hat integration (opening and closing), and the International Drum Rudiments. Both binary and ternary rhythms are included. At home, in the studio, or in the classroom, this is an indispensable tool for all drummers and drum teachers. In easy-to-read large format. Note: The sample for this product is an image of the entire chart. It may take a while to load.
´´Now in this latest book, John Hattie has joined forces with cognitive psychologist Greg Yates to build on the original data and legacy of the Visible Learning project, showing how it´s underlying ideas and the cutting edge of cognitive science can form a powerful and complimentary framework for shaping learning in the classroom and beyond. Visible Learning and the Science of Learning explains the major principles and strategies of learning, outlining why it can be so hard sometimes, and yet easy on other occasions. Aimed at teachers and students, it is written in an accessible and engaging style and can be read cover to cover, or used on a chapter-by-chapter basis for essay writing or staff development. The book is structured in three parts - ´learning within classrooms´, ´learning foundations´, which explains the cognitive building blocks of knowledge acquisition and ´know thyself´ which explores, confidence and self-knowledge. It also features extensive interactive appendices containing study guide questions to encourage critical thinking, annotated bibliographic entries with recommendations for further reading, links to relevant websites and YouTube clips, and the meta-analyses from the original Visible Learning project by rank order. Throughout, theauthors draw upon the latest international research into how the learning process works and how to maximise impact on students, covering such topics as: - teacher personality; - expertise and teacher-student relationships; - how knowledge is stored and the impact of cognitive load; - thinking fast and thinking slow; - the psychology of self-control; - the role of conversation at school and at home; - invisible gorillas and the IKEA effect; - digital native theory; - myths and fallacies about how people learn´´--
A Comprehensive, Proven Approach to IT Scalability from Two Veteran Software, Technology, and Business Executives In this second edition of The Art of Scalability , AKF Partners cofounders Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher cover everything product, technology and business leaders must know to build products that can scale smoothly to meet any business requirement. Drawing on their unparalleled experience managing some of the world?s highest-transaction-volume Web sites, the authors provide detailed models and best-practice approaches available in no other book. Unlike previous books on scalability, The Art of Scalability doesn?t limit its coverage to technology. Writing for both technical and nontechnical decision-makers, this book covers everything that impacts scalability, including architecture, processes, people, and organizations. This second edition has been edited to improve readability and includes new and updated content, a new chapter on Agile architecture, and new case studies. Throughout, the authors address a broad spectrum of real-world challenges, from performance testing to IT governance. Using their tools and guidance, organizations can systematically overcome obstacles to scalability and achieve unprecedented levels of technical and business performance. New and Updated Coverage includes · Staffing the scalable organization: essential organizational, management, and leadership skills for technical leaderswith a special focus on how to build truly Agile organizations. · How to organize teams to maximize innovation and reduce value destroying team conflict. · Building processes for scale: process lessons from hyper-growth companies, from technical issue resolution to crisis management · How to manage risk and how to create effective change management in the age of continuous deployment. · Architecting scalable solutions: powerful proprietary models for identifying scalability needs and choosing the best approaches to meet them · How to practice ?Agile? Architecture · Optimizing performance through caching, application and database splitting, and asynchronous design · New and updated scalability techniques for emerging technologies, including clouds and grids · Planning for rapid data growth and new data centers · Evolving monitoring strategies to tightly align with customer requirements Product Description The Comprehensive, Proven Approach to IT Scalability?Updated with New Strategies, Technologies, and Case Studies In The Art of Scalability, Second Edition, leading scalability consultants Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher cover everything you need to know to smoothly scale products and services for any requirement. This extensively revised edition reflects new technologies, strategies, and lessons, as well as new case studies from the authors? pioneering consulting practice, AKF Partners. Writing for technical and nontechnical decision-makers, Abbott and Fisher cover everything that impacts scalability, including architecture, process, people, organization, and technology. Their insights and recommendations reflect more than thirty years of experience at companies ranging from eBay to Visa, and Salesforce.com to Apple. You?ll find updated strategies for structuring organizations to maximize agility and scalability, as well as new insights into the cloud (IaaS/PaaS) transition, NoSQL, DevOps, business metrics, and more. Using this guide?s tools and advice, you can systematically clear away obstacles to scalability?and achieve unprecedented IT and business performance. Coverage includes ? Why scalability problems start with organizations and people, not technology, and what to do about it ? Actionable lessons from real successes and failures ? Staffing, structuring, and leading the agile, scalable organization ? Scaling processes for hyper-growth environments ? Architecting scalability: proprietary models for clarifying needs and making choices?including 15 key success principles ? Emerging technologies and challenges: data cost, datacenter planning, cloud evolution, and customer-aligned monitoring ? Measuring availability, capacity, load, and performance Features + Benefits Goes beyond covering just technology to address every issue that matters Provides detailed models and proven approaches available in no other book Includes indispensable metrics, complete with actual calculations Includes supplemental PowerPoint slides and exercises for classroom use Foreword xxiii Acknowledgments xxvii
Although we rely on physicians, calling on them at birth and death and every medical event in between, rarely do we consider the personal challenges faced by doctors-to-be. In 2005 author Jacqueline Marino and photojournalist Tim Harrison had the unprecedented opportunity to chronicle the experience of three students as they learned to become doctors at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. In White Coats, Marino and Harrison bring listeners into the classrooms, anatomy labs, and hospitals where the students take their first pulses, dissect their first cadavers, and deliver their first babies. Marleny Franco, who moved from the Dominican Republic to Boston´s Dominican projects when she was nine, must first overcome social and cultural barriers and those she constructs herself. Michael Norton, a devout Mormon, juggles the pressures of medical school along with family responsibilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Millie Gentry, a fashion model, tries to balance the demands of medical school with finding time to go out with friends and volunteer at the local free clinic. These are personal stories, yet they reflect significant issues in medical education. Franco, Norton, and Gentry try to master an ever-increasing load of medical science, confront problems of professionalism, and learn the importance of empathy. Each must make personal sacrifices, including taking on crushing debt, pursuing round-the-clock work, and neglecting family, friends, and health. White Coats focuses on the human side of the transformation from student to doctor and will appeal to anyone interested in health care, medical education, and the hopes, struggles, and joys of aspiring doctors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen Godwin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011592/bk_acx0_011592_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The essential e-learning design manual, updated with the latest research, design principles, and examples e-Learning and the Science of Instruction is the ultimate handbook for evidence-based e-learning design. Since the first edition of this book, e-learning has grown to account for at least 40% of all training delivery media. However, digital courses often fail to reach their potential for learning effectiveness and efficiency. This guide provides research-based guidelines on how best to present content with text, graphics, and audio as well as the conditions under which those guidelines are most effective. This updated fourth edition describes the guidelines, psychology, and applications for ways to improve learning through personalization techniques, coherence, animations, and a new chapter on evidence-based game design. The chapter on the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning introduces three forms of cognitive load which are revisited throughout each chapter as the psychological basis for chapter principles. A new chapter on engagement in learning lays the groundwork for in-depth reviews of how to leverage worked examples, practice, online collaboration, and learner control to optimize learning. The updated instructor´s materials include a syllabus, assignments, storyboard projects, and test items that you can adapt to your own course schedule and students. Co-authored by the most productive instructional research scientist in the world, Dr. Richard E. Mayer, this book distills copious e-learning research into a practical manual for improving learning through optimal design and delivery. * Get up to date on the latest e-learning research * Adopt best practices for communicating information effectively * Use evidence-based techniques to engage your learners * Replace popular instructional ideas, such as learning styles with evidence-based guidelines * Apply evidence-based design techniques to optimize learning games e-Learning continues to grow as an alternative or adjunct to the classroom, and correspondingly, has become a focus among researchers in learning-related fields. New findings from research laboratories can inform the design and development of e-learning. However, much of this research published in technical journals is inaccessible to those who actually design e-learning material. By collecting the latest evidence into a single volume and translating the theoretical into the practical, e-Learning and the Science of Instruction has become an essential resource for consumers and designers of multimedia learning.