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Digital Literacy Skills for FE Teachers

Digital Literacy Skills for FE Teachers Author Jonathan White
ISBN-10 9781473908284
Release 2015-09-21
Pages 160
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Effective digital skills are essential for all teachers and tutors in the Further Education (FE) and Skills Sector. This text brings together important theory and research around digital literacy and outlines what this means for teaching in the sector. It is a practical guide that: introduces different types of web-based technologies and explores how they can be used in teaching provides guidance on the digital skills teachers and tutors need and how they can be developed examines issues of digital safety, security and responsibility and how online learning communities can be accessed applies critical thinking, creativity and responsibility to the processes of using digital technologies inside and outside of the classroom Providing a comprehensive framework, underpinned by the standards through which to develop digital literacy skills, this is an essential resource for those teaching or training to teach in the FE and Skills sector.



Digital Literacy For Dummies

Digital Literacy For Dummies Author Faithe Wempen
ISBN-10 9781118962879
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 456
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Develop and implement essential computer technology—with confidence Do you want to develop an understanding of technology to enhance your education, career, or personal life, but feel inhibited by your digital literacy? Fear not! Written in plain English and absent of undecipherable high-tech jargon, Digital Literacy For Dummies makes it easy to get a grip on computer basics, the Internet, the Cloud, browsing the web, productivity programs and applications for school and the workplace, computer security and privacy, the latest in digital lifestyle topics, and so much more. Walks you through the basics of developing essential computer technology skills Shows you how to gain the digital literacy skills required to succeed in education, at home, and in the workforce Explains how the use of smartphones and digital cameras contribute to digital literacy With the introduction of 3G and 4G services in emerging countries like India, worldwide Internet usage is increasing exponentially. With this technological growth comes an opportunity for people of all ages and from all walks of life to learn new skills to keep them ahead of the curve. Packed with easy-to-follow explanations and seasoned with a bit of humor and fun, Digital Literacy For Dummies makes it easy and accessible for anyone to harness the power of technology to remain relevant in school or at work.



Learning Technology

Learning Technology Author Daniel Scott
ISBN-10 1912096935
Release 2018-09-10
Pages 96
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This is an accessible, practical and up to date book specifically targeted at FE and post-16 teachers, whatever their academic or vocational specialism. Important changes in policy, landscape and technology itself mean that digital capability is key for learners, no matter what subject they study. Tutors should therefore develop their digital skills as a basic competence in order to harness current digital tools, apps and techniques to the pedagogy of teaching FE. The book provides readers with the knowledge and skills required to source learning technology tools, objects and content and to convert traditional learning and teaching resources into engaging and interactive online material. It is designed around each aspect of the teaching and training cycle - identifying needs, planning and designing, delivering and facilitating, assessing and evaluating - and includes: when to use learning technology / e-learning; barriers to implementing digital learning; the importance of digital literacy skills; and ways of keeping up to date and CPD.



Principles and Practices of Teaching and Training

Principles and Practices of Teaching and Training Author Ann Gravells
ISBN-10 9781526417404
Release 2017-10-02
Pages 576
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Written by bestselling author Ann Gravells, this is the complete go-to guide for anyone wanting to be (or working as) a teacher or trainer in the further education and skills sector, in the UK and beyond. It has all the information you need to work towards a qualification such as the Award, Certificate or Diploma in Education and Training. It is also relevant to anyone taking a Train the Trainer course, or an international teaching qualification. The book takes you through all the information you need to know, opening up the topic for learning in an easily accessible way. Interactive activities are included throughout, along with real examples of teaching and training in practice. The book also includes examples of completed teaching documents. This is a comprehensive text, covering: The role of a teacher/trainer Factors contributing to learning Planning and facilitating learning for groups and individuals Using technology and resources to support learning Assessing learning Quality assurance Evaluation, reflection, and continuing professional development (CPD) Preparing for a micro-teach session and teaching/observed practice



Principles and Practices of Assessment

Principles and Practices of Assessment Author Ann Gravells
ISBN-10 9781473967489
Release 2015-12-14
Pages 184
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This is a core text for anyone training to be (or working as) an assessor in the further education and skills sector. It has all the information you need to work towards the assessment units for qualifications such as: the Award, Certificate and Diploma in Education and Training, or the assessment units of the Learning and Development (TAQA) qualification. The book takes you through all the information you need to know, opening up the topic for learning in a really accessible way. Interactive activities are included throughout, and real examples of assessment in practice are included. The book also includes examples of completed assessment documents. It is a comprehensive text, covering: principles of assessment planning for assessment types and methods of assessment assessment practice giving feedback recording progress and achievement quality assurance evaluation This third edition has been updated to bring the book in-line with all qualifications that include assessing learning. This is your guide to understanding how to use assessment effectively in your teaching and assessing role.



Digital Literacy for Primary Teachers

Digital Literacy for Primary Teachers Author Moira Savage
ISBN-10 9781909682641
Release 2015-02-09
Pages 170
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The educational landscape for primary teachers and learners is increasingly digital and technology rich, making it a challenge for professionals to decide which digital technologies to use, how and when, to bring about the maximum benefit for learning and teaching. This book navigates this complex and evolving arena, providing a structure for teachers to reflect on their own digital literacy, helping them make informed decisions, providing practical ideas on how to develop children’s digital literacy capabilities and offering a range of professional development activities. The text makes clear links to the new primary curriculum, including the computing programmes of study. It is pedagogy led and illustrated with a range of subject examples. Chapters examine the implications of digital literacy for teaching and learning, creating content, collaboration and communication, digital citizenship, e-safety and digital safeguarding. Critical questions and reflections throughout stimulate readers to engage fully with the text and their professional development.



Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years

Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years Author Chip Donohue
ISBN-10 9781317931102
Release 2014-08-07
Pages 270
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A Co-Publication of Routledge and NAEYC Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years offers early childhood teacher educators, professional development providers, and early childhood educators in pre-service, in-service, and continuing education settings a thought-provoking guide to effective, appropriate, and intentional use of technology with young children. This book provides strategies, theoretical frameworks, links to research evidence, descriptions of best practice, and resources to develop essential digital literacy knowledge, skills and experiences for early childhood educators in the digital age. Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years puts educators right at the intersections of child development, early learning, developmentally appropriate practice, early childhood teaching practices, children’s media research, teacher education, and professional development practices. The book is based on current research, promising programs and practices, and a set of best practices for teaching with technology in early childhood education that are based on the NAEYC/FRC Position Statement on Technology and Interactive Media and the Fred Rogers Center Framework for Quality in Children’s Digital Media. Pedagogical principles, classroom practices, and teaching strategies are presented in a practical, straightforward way informed by child development theory, developmentally appropriate practice, and research on effective, appropriate, and intentional use of technology in early childhood settings. A companion website (http://teccenter.erikson.edu/tech-in-the-early-years/) provides additional resources and links to further illustrate principles and best practices for teaching and learning in the digital age.



Teaching English and Maths in FE

Teaching English and Maths in FE Author David Allan
ISBN-10 9781526414595
Release 2017-05-22
Pages 144
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This book is a guide for all teachers in the FE and Skills Sector, regardless of their discipline. It explores how FE teachers can address the mathematics and English needs of all learners, to redress the skills gap that is a current focus. The text explores what works in the sector, examining the barriers to learning and how all learners can be included. It takes a focused look at what works for the vocational learners who have not succeeded in a school setting, and helps tackle the problem of low motivation in learners. The text goes beyond simply providing strategies to follow and includes background theory and detailed case studies to enhance your understanding of different approaches.



100 Ideas for Primary Teachers Literacy

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers  Literacy Author Rob Smith
ISBN-10 9781472948878
Release 2018-01-11
Pages 128
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From the creator of The Literacy Shed, 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Literacy is packed with new, interesting and practical ideas for new teachers as well as those whose classroom practice needs reinvigorating. The book covers all aspects of literacy in primary school, with sections on grammar, reading comprehension and writing skills. These sections take teachers from the basics through to some more complicated skills within literacy plus ideas for using fiction and non-fiction, the classics and Shakespeare. There is an emphasis on visual literacy and film literacy as it has so many benefits for students, in particular boys, who may be reluctant readers and writers.



Improving Adult Literacy Instruction

Improving Adult Literacy Instruction Author Committee on Learning Sciences: Foundations and Applications to Adolescent and Adult Literacy
ISBN-10 9780309219594
Release 2012-03-26
Pages 504
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A high level of literacy in both print and digital media is required for negotiating most aspects of 21st-century life, including supporting a family, education, health, civic participation, and competitiveness in the global economy. Yet, more than 90 million U.S. adults lack adequate literacy. Furthermore, only 38 percent of U.S. 12th graders are at or above proficient in reading. Improving Adult Literacy Instruction synthesizes the research on literacy and learning to improve literacy instruction in the United States and to recommend a more systemic approach to research, practice, and policy. The book focuses on individuals ages 16 and older who are not in K-12 education. It identifies factors that affect literacy development in adolescence and adulthood in general, and examines their implications for strengthening literacy instruction for this population. It also discusses technologies for learning that can assist with multiple aspects of teaching, assessment,and accommodations for learning. There is inadequate knowledge about effective instructional practices and a need for better assessment and ongoing monitoring of adult students' proficiencies, weaknesses, instructional environments, and progress, which might guide instructional planning. Improving Adult Literacy Instruction recommends a program of research and innovation to validate, identify the boundaries of, and extend current knowledge to improve instruction for adults and adolescents outside school. The book is a valuable resource for curriculum developers, federal agencies such as the Department of Education, administrators, educators, and funding agencies.



Teaching and Learning with ICT in the Primary School

Teaching and Learning with ICT in the Primary School Author Sarah Younie
ISBN-10 9781317667605
Release 2014-09-15
Pages 252
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The new edition of Teaching and Learning with ICT in the Primary School introduces practising and student teachers to the range of ways in which ICT can be used to support and extend teaching and learning opportunities in their classrooms. Fully updated and expanded with brand new chapters reflecting the abundant changes in the field since the first edition was published, it offers practical guidance underpinned by the latest research and teaching in the field. It is illustrated throughout with case studies and examples together with a glossary explaining key terms. It focuses on how technology-based practices can support the teaching of individual subjects, as well as a range of teaching and learning styles. Key topics covered include: Support reading and writing with ICT Enhancing mathematics with technology ICT in the foundation subjects Computer programming Creativity and ICT ICT and sustainability Linking home and school Digital technologies for special educational needs Mobile technologies Gaming and virtual worlds Assessment E-Safety Written for all training primary teachers, as well as more experienced teachers and ICT co-ordinators looking for guidance on the latest innovative practice,Teaching and Learning with ICT in the Primary School, 2nd edition offers advice and ideas for creative, engaging and successful teaching and learning.



Passing the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers and Getting into ITT

Passing the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers and Getting into ITT Author Bruce Bond
ISBN-10 9781473916395
Release 2015-04-17
Pages 224
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"I found this book very informative. It is clearly set out and the chapters are clear. I particularly liked how you can test yourself on all areas then check the answers along with an explanation. At the end of the book is a honest account from someone who completed their QTS and I enjoyed reading this." - Stephanie Kane, Teacher Training Candidate "I will recommend this book because it is up to date and because it covers both literacy & numeracy skills tests. It explains coherently what the tests are for. It shows how rigorous they are and why they are important - showing how they impact practice even if not in the trainee's specialist area. Everything a potential ITT trainee needs to know is covered. and shows it is more than just about passing the tests. There are good practice questions. IN a nutshell - everything a trainee needs is here!" -Mrs Sarah Barton, School of Education, Portsmouth University If you are applying to teacher training in England, you must pass your Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers before you can start your training. Written by authors who have written questions for the test themselves, this is your guide to how to prepare for, approach and succeed in the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers. It takes you through how the tests work and includes hints and tips on what to expect and how to respond. It offers clear and concise guidance on revision and examples of questions so you can prepare for the tests and pass. This second edition has been updated with added practice questions, and a new chapter with trainee and tutor profiles giving you up-to-date and focused insight into how to get into teacher training, and what it's like to complete the course. How to use this book The first chapter in this book will help you understand the context of the skills tests and direct you to useful sources where you can conduct your own research into schools and education. Having a familiarity with key terms and issues in education will prove useful both when approaching the skills tests and also at a later date when you apply for a training place. Subsequent chapters will outline the content and structure of the literacy and numeracy skills tests and offer you practice questions. Then there is a chapter designed to support your application to teacher training courses and provide suggestions and advice for the interview process. Finally, for this second edition a new chapter 'What is teacher training really like?' offers you real insight into intial teacher training from the point of view of the student and the tutor. About the authors Bruce Bond has been involved in writing, editing, observing, reviewing and trialling the QTS Literacy Skills Tests for over 10 years. Jim Johnson is an Honorary Fellow of Nottingham Trent University where, until his retirement, he led the English team in the Department of Primary Education. Mark Patmore was until recently a senior lecturer in mathematical education in the Department of Education at Nottingham Trent University. Nina Weiss has worked in education for over 30 years. Since 2008, she has been authoring and editing the QTS Skills Tests.



The Certificate in Education and Training

The Certificate in Education and Training Author Ann Gravells
ISBN-10 9781473904958
Release 2014-06-16
Pages 240
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This is the core textbook for the Certificate in Education and Training. This complete guide to the Certificate, from Learning Matters, covers all the content of the mandatory units in a reader-friendly and accessible way. The text develops the reader’s practical teaching skills and, through complete coverage of the content of the qualification prepares learners to teach in a wide variety of contexts. In all chapters real life examples illustrate what the theory means in practice and a reference list gives further resources to help learners with their research and study. Relevant for all learners and all awarding organisations. The book also includes information regarding teaching practice observations and the minimum core.



Serious Play

Serious Play Author Catherine Beavis
ISBN-10 9781134979042
Release 2017-05-08
Pages 234
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Serious Play is a comprehensive account of the possibilities and challenges of teaching and learning with digital games in primary and secondary schools. Based on an original research project, the book explores digital games’ capacity to engage and challenge, present complex representations and experiences, foster collaborative and deep learning and enable curricula that connect with young people today. These exciting approaches illuminate the role of context in gameplay as well as the links between digital culture, gameplay and identity in learners’ lives, and are applicable to research and practice at the leading edge of curriculum and literacy development.



Active Literacy Across the Curriculum

Active Literacy Across the Curriculum Author Heidi Hayes Jacobs
ISBN-10 9781317437949
Release 2017-09-25
Pages 154
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Help students become more confident and successful readers, writers, and thinkers in today’s world. In this new edition of a bestseller, highly acclaimed author and speaker Heidi Hayes Jacobs offers practical ideas for closing the literacy gap by teaching classic literacies (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) along with essential new literacies (digital, media, and global). The expanded second edition features Heidi’s latest work on the new literacies and provides enhanced versions of strategies designed to help educators integrate critical language skills into their daily operational curriculum. These strategies include: Revising and expanding the role of all teachers so that they see themselves as classical language and contemporary literacy teachers; Separating vocabulary into three distinctive types with distinctive instructional approaches to sustain and extend independent language development; Building creative and visual notetaking and sketchnoting strategies; Designing media projects for every class level and employing a consistent editing and revision policy for writing assignments; Using a formal approach to develop speaking skills through four discussion types to increase civil public discourse; Employing direct technical instruction that promotes the use of the human voice and body as a speaking and communication instrument; Using Curriculum Mapping to develop formal benchmark assessments for active literacy and new literacy cultivation in every subject and on every level. Each chapter is focused on a specific strategy and includes practical examples so you can easily implement the ideas, no matter what grade level or subject area you teach.



Enhancing Learning Through Technology In Lifelong Learning Fresh Ideas Innovative Strategies

Enhancing Learning Through Technology In Lifelong Learning  Fresh Ideas  Innovative Strategies Author Ingle, Steve
ISBN-10 9780335246403
Release 2013-04-01
Pages 160
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The book presents a rationale for the use of technology in today's 21st century classrooms as those working in the lifelong learning sector prepare themselves for the arrival of technologically mature 21st century learners with high expectations of their learning journey. It offers a range of ideas that are presented in a user-friendly and accessible format, illustrated with case studies from across the sector to bring the ideas to life.



Passing the Literacy Skills Test

Passing the Literacy Skills Test Author Jim Johnson
ISBN-10 9781473918757
Release 2015-02-16
Pages 144
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"This book is fantastic and has been purchased by many of our students who have subsequently passed the skill test." - Sarah Martin-Denham, Faculty of Education and Society, University of Sunderland All applicants to Initial Teacher Training in England need to PASS the QTS Literacy Skills Test before starting their course. This professional skills test is designed to ensure trainee teachers have a sound grasp of literacy skills such as comprehension and spelling and how to apply these in practice. This popular and widely recommended book outlines all of the requirements of the QTS Literacy Skills Test, explains the essential subject knowledge candidates need and includes practice questions for test preparation. This fourth edition, co-written by an author of the test itself, is updated throughout and now includes a full practice test, more practice questions and more question and answer commentary. This is more than a collection of practice questions. It includes advice, tips, test commentary and guidance to help students pass first time. It helps students to: familiarise yourself with the skills and knowledge to be tested fully understand the format and structure of the literacy skills test know what to expect on the day of the test HOW TO USE THIS BOOK For the purposes of the test, literacy is seen as comprising the four sections: Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar and Comprehension. Each section has its own chapter. There you will find an explanation of the knowledge required, examples of the features of literacy being tested and explicitly direction about what to do in the test. There are practice questions for each section. Chapter 5 is a complete literacy practice skills test for you to work through, and Chapter 6 contains answers and explanatory key points for all the questions in the main chapters, and for the practice test. Revision checklist You can use the checklist in your revision to make sure that you have covered all the key content areas.