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Read more about How To Do Science - Revised Edition

How To Do Science - Revised Edition

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Lexis and Julien

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

License: CC BY-NC-SA

'How To Do Science' has been written for students of the life sciences who are actively engaged in the scientific process. This guide introduces you to what it means to be a scientist. You will learn about the scientific method and how to carry out many tasks of a scientist, including: designing experiments, visualising data, accessing scientific literature, communicating science, and writing literature reviews.

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Read more about Critical Thinking in Academic Research

Critical Thinking in Academic Research

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Gruwell and Ewing

Publisher: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

License: CC BY-SA

Critical Thinking in Academic Research will introduce students to the techniques and principles of critical thinking. However, a commitment to lifelong learning is required for critical thinking, it takes more than a single course or reading a book. In order for students to develop their own arguments, they need to find supporting evidence. This text provides guidance on developing research questions and finding resources to answer the questions.

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Read more about Technology in Schools

Technology in Schools

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Ackerman

Publisher: hackscience.education

License: CC BY-NC

My purpose in writing this book is to give readers a view into the work of managing information technology in schools. IT professionals will notice differences (some nuanced and some significant) between the needs and expectations of IT users in business and IT in school. With the more complete and more accurate concept the nature of the computing environment necessary for successful schooling, which I intend to provide through this book, IT professionals will be better prepared to meet those needs. Educators will also benefit from this book by clarifying the nature of their IT needs and how these may be different from those that are familiar to IT professionals who are hired to work in your school.

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Read more about Opening Eyes onto Inclusion and Diversity

Opening Eyes onto Inclusion and Diversity

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Carter, Abawi, and Lawrence

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

License: CC BY-NC

Susan Carter; Professor Lindy-Anne Abawi; Professor Jill Lawrence; Associate Professor Charlotte Brownlow; Renee Desmarchelier; Melissa Fanshawe; Kathryn Gilbey; Michelle Turner; and Jillian Guy

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Read more about Reflective Practice in Early Years Education

Reflective Practice in Early Years Education

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Third

Publisher: Fanshawe College Pressboks

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This resource will provide a context that will allow the reader to consider their obligation to reflect from their own perspective and will explore how to create a practice that best suits their professional setting. This book will bring together in one place the history, the values, the skills and disposition required to be a reflective practitioner. It is a textbook with elements of a workbook, embedded are opportunities to watch, to think, to write, and to listen allowing the reader to become a purposeful and intentional reflective practitioner.

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Read more about The Asynchronous Cookbook

The Asynchronous Cookbook

Copyright Year: 2021

Publisher: Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry, Middlebury College

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Whether you're teaching mostly in person but looking for some regular, asynchronous activities to add to your course, or teaching a fully online course, this resource is for you. The activities in this cookbook draw on research and good practice in online course design to provide recipes - concise and specific instructions and examples - for adding asynchronous activities to a course. Meaningful interaction between students and instructors is a key ingredient in all of these recipes.

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Read more about Teaching in the University: Learning from Graduate Students and Early Career Faculty

Teaching in the University: Learning from Graduate Students and Early Career Faculty

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Westfall-Rudd, Vengrin, and Elliott-Engel

Publisher: Virginia Tech Publishing

License: CC BY-NC

The primary objective of this book is to provide a resource for graduate teaching assistants who are looking for practical strategies and guidance as they begin their careers as postsecondary STEM educators. The text is designed to address a comprehensive list of topics to support the professional development of new faculty, recognizing that those holding academic faculty positions within a college or university are expected to be active in teaching, discovery, and outreach.

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Read more about Mathematics Methods for Early Childhood

Mathematics Methods for Early Childhood

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Stramel

Publisher: Fort Hays State University

License: CC BY

Welcome to Early Childhood Mathematics! This course satisfies the Early Childhood Unified requirements in the state of Kansas for a teaching license Birth to Grade 3.

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Read more about Teaching Early and Elementary STEM

Teaching Early and Elementary STEM

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Lange, Robertson, Price, and Craven

Publisher: East Tennessee State University

License: CC BY-NC

This Open Access Educational textbook, "Teaching Early and Elementary STEM", was written to support pre-service early childhood and elementary teachers in their journey to become facilitators of science, technology, engineering, and math, or “STEM,” and "integrated STEM" in their future classrooms. Students who read and use this text will deepen their understanding of “STEM” and “integrated STEM,” learn what early childhood and elementary students need to know and be able to do in relation to STEM, and understand ways to create activity plans and implement current research-based approaches to teaching and pedagogy. This text arose out of our Early/Elementary STEM Collaboration project, which started in 2017 with the intention of increasing the quality of teacher preparation in STEM across early childhood and elementary education. The team is composed of math and science education professors, classroom in-service teachers, and pre-service teachers in pre-school through fifth grade. We are driven by the values of collaboration, strengths-based approaches to teaching and learning, constructivist philosophy of teaching and learning, and applied STEM experiences to increase access and equity. Our model of preparing pre-service teachers has been published elsewhere in more detail (Robertson, Nivens, & Lange, 2019). We built this open access product to include the following: 1) completely new content that includes input from our team as well as examples of integrated STEM learning experiences; 2) adaptations of existing resources, and; 3) compilations of existing free resources (e.g., Next Generation Science Standards).

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Read more about Salón de Clase: Intermediate Spanish for Education Professionals

Salón de Clase: Intermediate Spanish for Education Professionals

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Castro Ortiz and Zimotti

Publisher: University of Iowa

License: CC BY-NC

Salón de clase, Intermediate Spanish for Education Professionals is a comprehensive intermediate Spanish open access textbook with reading, listening, speaking, and writing practice for students who have an interest and/or intend to pursue a career in the field of Education (teachers, administrators, counselors, psychologists, social workers, support staff members, paraprofessionals, among others). This Open Education Resource (OER) aims to explore the role of Spanish language and Spanish speakers in the American education system, as well as to improve student communicative abilities in Spanish. Salón de clase integrates interactive activities (h5p), video interviews with Spanish speakers to present authentic materials, and topics related to education. Grammar is not presented as a standalone topic, but it is seemly integrated into all parts of this book.

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