Learn to use Google Earth and add technological richness across the content areas in grades 1-2 with this highly engaging, easy-to-use resource that offers flexibility for authentic 21st century learning. This teacher-friendly book provides step-by-step instructions, lessons, and activities that integrate this technology into social studies, science, mathematics, and English language arts curriculum. All lessons are differentiated for a variety of learning styles and activities are leveled for all learners. In addition, suggestions for flexible groupings and for extension activities are also included. Using Google Earth(tm): Bring the World Into Your Classroom shows teachers how to help their students start their own .kmz folders and fill them with layers of locations that connect their own lives to the curriculum, and to build cross-curricular connections. The included Teacher Resource CD includes templates plus clear, easy-to-follow directions to lead students (and teachers) to see a global view by starting with their own neighborhoods and then moving outward. This resource is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and supports core concepts of STEM instruction.
"Jumpstart your students' global adventure that starts in their own neighborhoods. Using Google Earth: Bring the World into Your Classroom is an easy-to-implement, easy-to-facilitate teacher resource that helps integrate technology into socials studies, science, mathematics, and English language arts in a creative way. Students in grades 3-5 will create their own .kmz folders and fill them with locations that connect their own lives and to important locations and events around the world in order to build cross-curricular connections. Supporting core concepts of STEM instruction, this resource provides differentiated lessons for various learning styles, leveled activities, suggestions for flexible groupings, and is correlated to College and Career Readiness standards."
"Ventures is a six-level, four-skills, standards-based, integrated-skills series that empowers students to achieve their academic and career goals... Each of the core student's book contains ten topic-focused units, interspersed with five review units."--p.viii of student's book.
Textbooks in history, geography & the social sciences provide important insights to the ways in which societies function. Based on case studies from Europe, Japan & the United States, this volume shows how concepts of space & time have changed people's view of their countries & of the world as a whole.
Winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2017 Award This comprehensive collection of top-level contributions provides a thorough review of the vibrant field of chemistry education. Highly-experienced chemistry professors and education experts cover the latest developments in chemistry learning and teaching, as well as the pivotal role of chemistry for shaping a more sustainable future. Adopting a practice-oriented approach, the current challenges and opportunities posed by chemistry education are critically discussed, highlighting the pitfalls that can occur in teaching chemistry and how to circumvent them. The main topics discussed include best practices, project-based education, blended learning and the role of technology, including e-learning, and science visualization. Hands-on recommendations on how to optimally implement innovative strategies of teaching chemistry at university and high-school levels make this book an essential resource for anybody interested in either teaching or learning chemistry more effectively, from experience chemistry professors to secondary school teachers, from educators with no formal training in didactics to frustrated chemistry students.