LEGO Studies

LEGO Studies
Author: Mark J.P. Wolf
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2014-11-13
ISBN: 1317935446
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LEGO Studies Book Excerpt:

Since the "Automatic Binding Bricks" that LEGO produced in 1949, and the LEGO "System of Play" that began with the release of Town Plan No. 1 (1955), LEGO bricks have gone on to become a global phenomenon, and the favorite building toy of children, as well as many an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO). LEGO has also become a medium into which a wide number of media franchises, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Batman, Superman, Lord of the Rings, and others, have adapted their characters, vehicles, props, and settings. The LEGO Group itself has become a multimedia empire, including LEGO books, movies, television shows, video games, board games, comic books, theme parks, magazines, and even MMORPGs. LEGO Studies: Examining the Building Blocks of a Transmedial Phenomenon is the first collection to examine LEGO as both a medium into which other franchises can be adapted and a transmedial franchise of its own. Although each essay looks at a particular aspect of the LEGO phenomenon, topics such as adaptation, representation, paratexts, franchises, and interactivity intersect throughout these essays, proposing that the study of LEGO as a medium and a media empire is a rich vein barely touched upon in Media Studies.

The Handbook of Developmentally Appropriate Toys

The Handbook of Developmentally Appropriate Toys
Author: Doris Bergen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2021-02-15
ISBN: 1475849214
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Developmentally Appropriate Toys Book Excerpt:

The handbook is expected to serve both as a reference for educators, parents, toy designers, and other interested readers, and as a catalyst for further research and ongoing toy development.

Designs for Research Teaching and Learning

Designs for Research  Teaching and Learning
Author: Lisa Björklund Boistrup,Staffan Selander
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2021-12-14
ISBN: 1000528898
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designs for Research Teaching and Learning Book Excerpt:

This book offers a coherent theoretical and multimodal perspective on research, teaching and learning in different non-formal, semi-formal, and formal learning environments. Drawing on examples across a range of different settings, the book provides a conceptual framework for research on learning in different environments. It provides conceptual models around learning design which act as a framework for how to think about contemporary learning, a guideline for how to do research on learning in different sites, and a tool for innovative, collaborative design with other professionals. The book highlights concepts like multimodal knowledge representations; framing and setting; transformation, transduction, and re-design; signs of learning and cultures of recognition in different social contexts. The book supports innovative thinking on how we understand learning, and will appeal to academics, scholars and postgraduate students in the fields of education research and theory, learning sciences, and multimodal and social semiotics. It will also be of interest to school leaders, university provosts and professionals working in education.

Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education

Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education
Author: Mike Carroll,Margaret McCulloch
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2018-08-21
ISBN: 1526452413
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education Book Excerpt:

Guidance and insights into the knowledge, values and commitments necessary to succeed in the primary classroom, supported by links to theory and research literature and realistic scenarios you may encounter as a new teacher.

Learning and Collaboration Technologies

Learning and Collaboration Technologies
Author: Panayiotis Zaphiris,Andri Ioannou
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 739
Release: 2015-07-18
ISBN: 3319206095
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning and Collaboration Technologies Book Excerpt:

The LNCS volume 9192 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies, LCT 2015, held as part of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2015, in Los Angeles, CA, USA in August 2015, jointly with 15 other thematically similar conferences. The total of 1462 papers and 246 posters presented at the HCII 2015 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4843 submissions. These papers address addressing the following major topics: technology-enhanced learning, adaptive and personalised learning and assessment, virtual worlds and virtual agents for learning, collaboration and Learning Serious Games and ICT in education.

Young Children s Play Practices with Digital Tablets

Young Children   s Play Practices with Digital Tablets
Author: Isabel Fróes
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-07-29
ISBN: 1787567052
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Young Children s Play Practices with Digital Tablets Book Excerpt:

The ebook version of this title is Open Access, thanks to Knowledge Unlatched funding, and is freely available to read online. This book presents how sets of tablet play characteristics shape children's current digital playgrounds.

Social Commerce

Social Commerce
Author: Efraim Turban,Judy Strauss,Linda Lai
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN: 3319170287
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Commerce Book Excerpt:

This is a multidisciplinary textbook on social commerce by leading authors of e-commerce and e-marketing textbooks, with contributions by several industry experts. It is effectively the first true textbook on this topic and can be used in one of the following ways: Textbook for a standalone elective course at the undergraduate or graduate levels (including MBA and executive MBA programs) Supplementary text in marketing, management or Information Systems disciplines Training courses in industry Support resources for researchers and practitioners in the fields of marketing, management and information management The book examines the latest trends in e-commerce, including social businesses, social networking, social collaboration, innovations and mobility. Individual chapters cover tools and platforms for social commerce; supporting theories and concepts; marketing communications; customer engagement and metrics; social shopping; social customer service and CRM contents; the social enterprise; innovative applications; strategy and performance management; and implementing social commerce systems. Each chapter also includes a real-world example as an opening case; application cases and examples; exhibits; a chapter summary; review questions and end-of-chapter exercises. The book also includes a glossary and key terms, as well as supplementary materials that include PowerPoint lecture notes, an Instructor’s Manual, a test bank and five online tutorials.

The Take Action Guide to World Class Learners Book 1

The Take Action Guide to World Class Learners Book 1
Author: Yong Zhao,Homa Tavangar,Emily McCarren,Gabriel F. Rshaid,Kay Tucker
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2015-10-14
ISBN: 1506301185
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Take Action Guide to World Class Learners Book 1 Book Excerpt:

Your blueprint to entrepreneur-minded schooling This inspiring guide from internally respected expert Dr. Yong Zhao provides the most complete information available on designing twenty-first century schools poised to leapfrog into the future! In this follow up to World Class Learners, Zhao digs much deeper, revealing how exactly to put his paradigm shift into effect, one component at a time. Uncover practical strategies for Incorporating student choice for flexible, student-focused curriculum Motivating students to turn strengths into passions Cultivating students’ technical, creative, decision making, and communication skills Use this comprehensive guide to reimagine your classroom, school, or district and foster a new spirit of achievement and entrepreneurship.

Teaching Computational Creativity

Teaching Computational Creativity
Author: Michael Filimowicz,Veronika Tzankova
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN: 1107138043
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Computational Creativity Book Excerpt:

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Creating the Coding Generation in Primary Schools

Creating the Coding Generation in Primary Schools
Author: Steve Humble
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2017-09-14
ISBN: 1134797885
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating the Coding Generation in Primary Schools Book Excerpt:

Creating the Coding Generation in Primary Schools sets out the what, why and how of coding. Written by industry innovators and experts, it shows how you can bring the world of coding to your primary school practice. It is packed with a range of inspirational ideas for the cross-curricular teaching of coding, from demystifying algebra in maths, to teaching music, to designing digital storytelling, as well as an insight into the global movement of free coding clubs for young people such as CoderDojo and Girls Learning Code. Key topics explored include: what we mean by ‘coding’ understanding and teaching computational thinking building pupils’ passion for and confidence with technologies artificial intelligence systems how gender impacts on coding STEM learning and Computer Science using Minecraft to improve pupil engagement fun projects using a Raspberry Pi. Designed to be read from cover to cover or dipped into for ideas and advice, Creating the Coding Generation in Primary Schools offers all teachers a deeper knowledge and understanding of coding that will help them support and inspire the coding generation. It is cool to code!

Virtues as Integral to Science Education

Virtues as Integral to Science Education
Author: Wayne Melville,Donald Kerr
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN: 1000175812
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virtues as Integral to Science Education Book Excerpt:

By investigating the re-emergence of intellectual, moral, and civic virtues in the practice and teaching of science, this text challenges the increasing professionalization of science; questions the view of scientific knowledge as objective; and highlights the relationship between democracy and science. Written by a range of experts in science, the history of science, education and philosophy, the text establishes the historical relationship between natural philosophy and the Aristotelian virtues before moving to the challenges that the relationship faces, with the emergence, and increasing hegemony, brought about by the professionalization of science. Exploring how virtues relate to citizenship, technology, and politics, the chapters in this work illustrate the ways in which virtues are integral to understanding the values and limitations of science, and its role in informing democratic engagement. The text also demonstrates how the guiding virtues of scientific inquiry can be communicated in the classroom to the benefit of both individuals and wider societies. Scholars in the fields of Philosophy of Science, Ethics and Philosophy of Education, as well as Science Education, will find this book to be highly useful.

LEGO Technic Robotics

LEGO Technic Robotics
Author: Mark Rollins
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN: 1430249811
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LEGO Technic Robotics Book Excerpt:

Building robots is a snap with LEGO Technic Robotics! This book shows you how to use LEGO bricks and Power Functions components such as motors and remote controls to create all kinds of robots. Best of all, you don’t have to learn any programming. You just need your imagination and the expert building principles that you’ll find inside LEGO Technic Robotics. Author Mark Rollins teaches you the hows and whys of Technic project design. You’re not just snapping pieces here and there; with LEGO Technic Robotics you’re actively learning the fundamentals of good design so you can go on to create truly spectacular LEGO robot creations. From robots that run on wheels, walk on two or four legs, or move and function in ways that only you can dream up, this book will help you create your own robot army. Turn to LEGO Technic Robotics and build with real power! After you’ve mastered the techniques in this book, if you’re looking to build more creations, check out Practical LEGO Technics, also written by Mark Rollins, and discover how to build vehicles that can roll, run, and more. Please note: the print version of this title is black & white; the eBook is full color. You can download the color diagrams in the book from http://www.apress.com/9781430249801

Getting to Know Lego Mindstorms

Getting to Know Lego Mindstorms
Author: Therese M. Shea
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2014-07-15
ISBN: 1477777032
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting to Know Lego Mindstorms Book Excerpt:

Makerspaces are community workspaces where people can build projects, and Lego Mindstorms is among the most cutting-edge technologies used. Lego Mindstorms are software-hardware kits that allow virtually anyone to build programmable robots. Best of all, these robots are built out of Legos, feeding into any young person’s childlike sensibilities. Lego Mindstorms also taps into curriculum-based STEM learning by teaching students the science, technology, engineering, and math skills needed for many of tomorrow’s careers. Lego Mindstorms is the perfect bridge between play and education, and can fuel a young person’s knowledge and creativity.

What Schools Don t Teach

What Schools Don t Teach
Author: Brad Johnson,Julie Sessions
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2014-10-30
ISBN: 1317622669
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Schools Don t Teach Book Excerpt:

Are we adequately preparing students for life beyond school doors? Schools teach students not to be competitive and never to fail. Yet in the real world, people compete for jobs, and they often fail many times before reaching success. In this thought-provoking book, authors Johnson and Sessions describe 20 skills that are overlooked in schools and in educational standards but that are crucial to real-world success. They describe how you can develop these skills in your students, no matter what subject area or grade level you teach. You’ll learn how to promote leadership; allow competition; encourage meaningful engagement; help students find their voice; incorporate edutainment and pop culture; motivate towards excellence hold students accountable and responsible; foster perseverance and the ability to learn from failure; teach effective communication; and much more! Each chapter includes insightful research, thought-provoking stories, and practical strategies that you can take back to your own classroom.

Enhancing Digital Literacy and Creativity

Enhancing Digital Literacy and Creativity
Author: Alicia Blum-Ross,Kristiina Kumpulainen,Jackie Marsh
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2019-11-26
ISBN: 042951641X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enhancing Digital Literacy and Creativity Book Excerpt:

Enhancing Digital Literacy and Creativity is an exploration of how young children gain digital literacies in ‘makerspaces.’ The international authors investigate how hands-on experimentation with a variety of materials - from traditional arts and crafts to contemporary digital tools like 3D printers and laser cutters - can aid children in their development of play, creativity and storytelling. From museums to libraries, nursery schools to community centres, this research shows how ‘making’ supports the development of creative skills and introduces concepts to be explored in a variety of environments and contexts. Drawing on examples from around the globe, described by a range of international academics, Enhancing Digital Literacy and Creativity includes chapters on: Virtual reality Museum and library makerspaces Intergenerational making in families Making in schools and nursery settings Assessing learning in makerspaces Links to previous theories Social imagination This book will be a valuable resource for students and researchers in the fields of education and digital literacies; early childhood teacher educators and practitioners; librarians; museum educators; and makerspace staff.

Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children

Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children
Author: Olivia N. Saracho
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN: 0429810237
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children Book Excerpt:

The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children is the essential reference on research on early childhood education throughout the world. This outstanding resource provides a comprehensive research overview of important contemporary issues as well as the information necessary to make knowledgeable judgments about these issues. Now in its fourth edition, this handbook features all new sections on social emotional learning, non-cognitive assessment, child development, early childhood education, content areas, teacher preparation, technology, multimedia, and English language learners. With thorough updates to chapters and references, this new edition remains the cutting-edge resource for making the field’s extensive knowledge base readily available and accessible to researchers and educators. It is a valuable resource for all of those who work and study in the field of early childhood education including researchers, educators, policy makers, librarians, and school administrators. This volume addresses critical, up-to-date research on several disciplines such as child development, early childhood education, psychology, curriculum, teacher preparation, policy, evaluation strategies, technology, and multimedia exposure.

Cultivating Connected Learning Library Programs for Youth

Cultivating Connected Learning  Library Programs for Youth
Author: Megan E. Barrett,Rebecca J. Ranallo
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 133
Release: 2018-06-01
ISBN: 1440855390
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultivating Connected Learning Library Programs for Youth Book Excerpt:

If you want to boost your library's relevancy and support youth learning, consider incorporating connected learning at your library. This book helps you to realize the potential of this exciting and dynamic trend. • Evidences the effectiveness of connected learning • Shows how connected learning in libraries complements and extends classroom learning • Explains how to incorporate connected learning into libraries of all sizes

Third Grade Technology Curriculum

Third Grade Technology Curriculum
Author: Ask a Tech Teacher
Publsiher: Structured Learning
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2020-06-21
ISBN: 0978780035
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Third Grade Technology Curriculum Book Excerpt:

Used world-wide as a definitive technology curriculum, this six-volume series (Fourth Edition, 2011) is the all-in-one solution to running an effective, efficient, and fun technology program whether you re the lab specialist, IT coordinator, classroom teacher, or homeschooler. It is the choice of hundreds of school districts across the country, private schools nationwide and teachers around the world. Each volume includes step-by-step directions for a year's worth of projects, samples, grading rubrics, reproducibles, wall posters, teaching ideas and hundreds of online connections to access enrichment material and updates from a working technology lab. Aligned with ISTE national technology standards, the curriculum follows a tested timeline of which skill to introduce when, starting with mouse skills, keyboarding, computer basics, and internet/Web 2.0 tools in Kindergarten/First; MS Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Earth, internet research, email and Photoshop in Second/Fifth. Each activity is integrated with classroom units in history, science, math, literature, reading, writing, critical thinking and more. Whether you're an experienced tech teacher or brand new to the job, you'll appreciate the hundreds of embedded links that enable you to stay on top of current technology thinking and get help from active technology teachers using the program. Extras include wall posters to explain basic concepts, suggestions for keyboarding standards, discussion of how to integrate Web 2.0 tools into the classroom curriculum and the dozens of online websites to support classroom subjects.

Idea to iPhone

Idea to iPhone
Author: Carla White
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-03-29
ISBN: 1118523253
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Idea to iPhone Book Excerpt:

Learn to build apps from scratch without any programming experience! Do you have a great idea for an app but have no idea where to begin? Then this is the book for you. Even if you have no programming experience, this easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide teaches you exactly what you need to know to bring your app idea to life without a lot of cash or coding. Packed with tips and tricks to get you started, this book shows you - start to finish - how to take your idea and turn it into a fully working, functional app. Walks you through getting started, designing your app, and developing your idea Helps you launch your app and then promote it Reassures you that no programming experience is needed in order to create a fully functional app Idea to iPhone is an easy-to-read book that shows you how to get your idea from your head to the iTunes store!

Informatics in Schools Curricula Competences and Competitions

Informatics in Schools  Curricula  Competences  and Competitions
Author: Andrej Brodnik,Jan Vahrenhold
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2015-09-23
ISBN: 3319253964
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Informatics in Schools Curricula Competences and Competitions Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Informatics in Schools: Situation, Evolution, and Perspectives, ISSEP 2015, held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in September/October 2015. The 14 full papers presented together with 3 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 36 submissions. The focus of the conference was on following topics: sustainable education in informatics for pupils of all ages; connecting informatics lessons to the students’ everyday lives; teacher education in informatics; and research on informatics in schools (empirical/qualitative/quantitative/theory building/research methods/comparative studies/transferability of methods and results from other disciplines).