Education Textbooks

Read more about Introduction to Education (BETA)

Introduction to Education (BETA)

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Beasley and Haulmark

Publisher: University of Arkansas

License: CC BY-NC

This book was written to provide students with an introduction to the field of education. The book is broken into chapters that focus on questions students may have about education in general. Although some chapters may go into more depth than others, this is created as an introductory text.

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Read more about Teaching Math for Emergent Bilinguals: Building on Culture, Language, and Identity

Teaching Math for Emergent Bilinguals: Building on Culture, Language, and Identity

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: I and Martinez

Publisher: Iowa State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This book is designed for pre-service/in-service teachers and others who will work or work with K–12 students who have linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds, especially students of other languages (English language learners/Emergent bilingual/multilingual). The core concept of this course is helping teachers understand the needs of various Emergent Bilinguals (a.k.a. English language learners (ELLs)/English Learners (ELs), learn to use their language and culture as a resource in mathematics classrooms and implement research-based instructional strategies that are effective to teach mathematics for Emergent Bilinguals.

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Read more about Building Democracy for All: Interactive Explorations of Government and Civic Life

Building Democracy for All: Interactive Explorations of Government and Civic Life

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Maloy and Trust

Publisher: EdTech Books

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Designed as a core or supplementary text for upper elementary, middle and high school teachers and students, Building Democracy for All offers instructional ideas, interactive resources, multicultural content, and multimodal learning materials for interest-building explorations of United States government as well as students’ roles as citizens in a democratic society. It focuses on the importance of community engagement and social responsibility as understood and acted upon by middle and high school students—core themes in the 2018 Massachusetts 8th Grade Curriculum Framework, and which are found in many state history and social studies curriculum frameworks around the country.

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Read more about Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science Book 1

Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science Book 1

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributors: Snively  and Williams

Publisher: University of Victoria

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Knowing Home attempts to capture the creative vision of Indigenous scientific knowledge and technology that is derived from an ecology of a home place. The traditional wisdom component of Indigenous Science—the values and ways of decision-making—assists humans in their relationship with each other, the land and water, and all of creation. Indigenous perspectives have the potential to give insight and guidance to the kind of environmental ethics and deep understanding that we must gain as we attempt to solve the increasingly complex problems of the 21st century.

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Read more about Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Olson

Publisher: Oregon State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This edition of Romeo and Juliet was edited by students for students. We believe that reliably edited versions of the play should be available for free online. But we wanted ours to be easy to get in other ways as well. The editors—Oregon State University students who remember, far better than their professors, what it was like to read the play for the first time—carefully considered every pronoun, punctuation mark, and footnote. Our goal: to make a friendly, confidence-building edition that supported classroom activities at the high school and college level.

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Read more about Foundations of Learning and Instructional Design Technology

Foundations of Learning and Instructional Design Technology

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: West

Publisher: EdTech Books

License: CC BY

This book received the 2018 AECT Outstanding Book Award!

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Read more about Design for Learning: Principles, Processes, and Praxis

Design for Learning: Principles, Processes, and Praxis

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: McDonald and West

Publisher: EdTech Books

License: CC BY-NC

Our purpose in this book is twofold. First, we introduce the basic skill set and knowledge base used by practicing instructional designers. We do this through chapters contributed by experts in the field who have either academic, research-based backgrounds, or practical, on-the-job experience (or both). Our goal is that students in introductory instructional design courses will be able to use this book as a guide for completing a basic instructional design project. We also hope the book is useful as a ready resource for more advanced students or others seeking to develop their instructional design knowledge and skills.

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Read more about Exploring Physical Phenomena

Exploring Physical Phenomena

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: van Zee and Gire

Publisher: Oregon State University

License: CC BY-SA

This course is intended for prospective and practicing elementary and middle school teachers. By exploring physical phenomena in class, you will learn science in ways in which you are expected to teach science in schools or in informal settings such as afterschool programs, youth group meetings, and museum workshops. This course also is appropriate for general science students and others interested in exploring some of the physical phenomena underlying global climate change.

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Read more about Ethical Use of Technology in Digital Learning Environments: Graduate Student Perspectives

Ethical Use of Technology in Digital Learning Environments: Graduate Student Perspectives

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Brown, Roberts, and Jacobsen

Publisher: University of Calgary

License: CC BY

This book is the result of a co-design project in a class in the Masters of Education program at the University of Calgary. The course, and the resulting book, focus primarily on the safe and ethical use of technology in digital learning environments. The course was organized according to four topics based on Farrow’s (2016) Framework for the Ethics of Open Education.

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Read more about Elementary Earth and Space Science Methods

Elementary Earth and Space Science Methods

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributor: Neal

Publisher: University of Iowa

License: CC BY-NC-SA

We created this book to help you as both a college student and a future teacher. Dr. Ted Neal asked us to help him create this resource from the perspective of students who have taken Science Methods II–what would we want in a textbook for this course? With this in mind, we have gathered and created resources to help you better understand science and feel confident in your abilities as a future teacher.

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