Are you looking for ways to make teaching and learning more interactive in your classroom? Do you ever feel overwhelmed when it comes to integrating technology and content standards? Are you searching for lessons that you can immediately implement in your learning environment? Then you are ready to dive into The InterACTIVE Classroom! In this practical and idea-packed book, coauthors, classroom teachers, and edtech experts Joe and Kristin Merrill share their personal framework for teaching. As you implement the lessons and strategies, you will . . . ● Define interactive learning and how to use it to instantly transform your learning space. ● Create long-lasting bonds with students and parents that will empower your learners and lead to success both in and out of the classroom. ● Learn to PIVOT! You'll design interactive lessons that foster grit and challenge students to grow. Get InterACTIVE lessons you can use in your classroom tomorrow!
Shift Students’ Roles from Passive Observers to Active Participants. Engaging students, especially disinterested ones, in the learning process is no easy task, especially when easy access to information is at an all-time high. How do educators simultaneously ensure knowledge acquisition and engagement? Ron Nash encourages teachers to embrace an interactive classroom by rethinking their role as information givers. The Interactive Classroom provides a framework for how to influence the learning process and increase student participation by sharing: • Proven strategies for improving presentation and facilitation skills • Kinesthetic, interpersonal, and classroom management methods • Brain-based teaching strategies that promote active learning • Project-based learning and formative assessment techniques that promote a robust learning environment
Coauthors and classroom teachers, Joe and Kristin Merrill, have seen firsthand how the practical ideas they share in Flipgrid in the InterACTIVE Class can impact learning. By equipping teachers to design more opportunities for students to share their voices and create more equitable learning experiences, Flipgrid opens the door for interaction and discussion in the elementary classroom. In this practical and idea-packed book, you will . . .Learn how you can see and hear from every student in class and foster fun and supportive social learning.Explore how you can take learning outside the four walls of your classroom and connect with educators and students around the globe.Discover how to safely incorporate social learning into the classroom while protecting the privacy of students.
This practical new resource gives you a comprehensive understanding of the design and deployment of transmission networks for wireless applications. From principles and design, to equipment procurement, project management, testing, and operation, it's a practical, hands-on engineering guide with numerous real-life examples of turn-key operations in the wireless networking industry. This book, written for both technical and non-technical professionals, helps you deal with the costs and difficulties involved in setting up the local access with technologies that are still in the evolutionary stage. Issues involved in the deployment of various transmission technologies, and their impact on the overall wireless network topology are discussed. Strategy and approach to transmission network planning, design and deployment are explored. The book offers practical guidelines and advice derived from the author's own experience on projects worldwide. You gain a solid grounding in third generation wireless networks with increased capacity requirements, while learning all about packet data architecture, and how it will impact future transmission network design and deployment.
Focusing particularly on student writing, this book describes the principles of an interactive classroom and presents specific activities which adhere to those principles. Acknowledging that such classrooms require that the students feel comfortable with each other, the book details several activities that help to build a positive classroom climate. The book uses classroom vignettes to illustrate the characteristics of the interactive classroom--authentic communication; collaborative learning; and the teacher as designer and director of instructional activities, among them. Chapters in the book are: (1) Principles of an Interactive Classroom; (2) Establishing a Positive Classroom Climate; (3) Establishing a Classroom Community and Context for Writing; (4) Creative Writing Activities; (5) Descriptive Writing Activities; (6) Developing Voice and Tone; (7) Narrative Writing Activities; (8) Speaking of Literature; (9) Three Interactive Projects; (10) Computers and English Instruction; and (11) Talking on the Spur of the Modem. (NKA)
UMTS Network Planning, Optimization, and Inter-Operation with GSM is an accessible, one-stop reference to help engineers effectively reduce the time and costs involved in UMTS deployment and optimization. Rahnema includes detailed coverage from both a theoretical and practical perspective on the planning and optimization aspects of UMTS, and a number of other new techniques to help operators get the most out of their networks. Provides an end-to-end perspective, from network design to optimization Incorporates the hands-on experiences of numerous researchers Single authorship allows for strong coherency and accessibility Details the complete iteration cycle of radio link budgeting for coverage planning and dimensioning Rahnema demonstrates detailed formulation of radio capacity and coverage in UMTS, and discusses the tradeoffs involved. He presents complete link budgeting and iterative simulations for capacity and coverage planning, along with practical guidelines. UMTS Network Planning contains seventeen cohesive and well-organized chapters which cover numerous topics, including: Radio channel structures, radio channel models, parameters, model tuning Techniques for capacity and coverage enhancements Complete treatment of power control, handoffs and radio resource practical management processes and parameters Detailed coverage of TCP protocol enhancement for operation over wireless links, particularly UMTS Application of GSM measurements to plan and re-engineer for UMTS radio sites Guidelines for site co-location with GSM, the QOS classes, parameters and inter-workings in UMTS AMR voice codecs and tradeoffs, core and access network design, architectural evolution, and protocols Comprehensive discussion and presentation of practical techniques for radio performance analysis, trending, and troubleshooting Perfect for professionals in the field and researchers specializing in network enhancement. Engineers working on other air interfaces and next generation technologies will find many of the techniques introduced helpful in designing and deploying future wireless networks as well. Students and professionals new to the wireless field will also find this book to be a good foundation in network planning, performance analysis, and optimization.
The Information and Communication Technology revolution results in profound changes to the heart of business and economics. Changes in the workplace, new communication technology, new organizational structures, and new production technologies force business educators to renew their focus on the curricula of business schools. There is no doubt these changes influence business education and instructional technology. But change will go far beyond the mere introduction of technology in the classroom. Alliances between the corporate world and business education are no longer fictitious but are necessary to establish stronger bonds between educational systems and the workplace. The fifth volume in the series Educational Innovation in Economics and Business contains a unique selection of articles addressing various issues on how business education should adapt to changing needs of the corporate world. It is meant for educators in corporate training centers, and for teachers in further and higher education.
In this collection of essays, a distinguished group of innovative teachers and writers describe the approaches and techniques they have incorporated into their own teaching. The articles are designed to help classroom teachers make language classes more participatory and communication oriented. Successive articles deal with the structure of interaction in large and small groups: imaginative activities for listening, speaking, reading, writing, and testing; the use of poetry, song, and drama; how to perform grammar rules rather than recite them; the special contribution of authentic materials; using audio and video as well as computer software to enhance learning, tapping the community as a resource; learning to interact in different cultural styles; and preparing the student for real-life professional use of language. Teachers of any language and teachers in training will find in this volume a wealth of original and practical ideas for the classroom.
In this book, Selma Wassermann, international expert on classroom interactions, sets the stage for the relevance of the interactive teaching method, provides data and classroom examples that support its effectiveness at all student learning levels and in different subject areas, and offers detailed and specific help for teachers who are considering embarking on this approach to teaching. Coverage includes "teaching to the big ideas," preparing students, and the basics of developing good listening, responding, and questioning skills in an interactive discussion. A chapter on learning to become reflective practitioners deals with how teachers may become more aware of what they are saying and in better control of framing responses and questions in the art of interactive teaching. The book draws from the author’s long experience and study of interactive teaching using the case method rooted in the Harvard Business School’s approach to large class instruction.
This book presents the recent developments in methodology, theory, software and implementation of Decision Support Systems. This includes: - Theory and algorithms for multiple criteria optimization with such topics dicussed, like multiple criteria optimization in hierarchical systems, relations between simulation and gaming for conflict resolution, sensitivity and trade-offs analysis in multiobjective programming. - Theory, methodology and software for decision support systems with such topics discussed like the principles of building Decision Support Systems as well as software tools for building such systems supporting certain classes of decision problems are presented. - Applications of Decision Support Systems and computer implementations of decision support systems. This includes experience in applying DSS for industry management, bank management, water system management.
One of the most exciting and challenging aspects of next generation wireless networks is the provision of IP- based multimedia services, similar to those recently emerged on the Internet. Emerging Wireless Multimedia Services and Technologies provides a comprehensive resource of the most up-to-date wireless multimedia technologies and services.
Interactive Learning is a rich collection of best practices in the use of instructional technology from 36 of America's most wired campuses. In 93 brief, informal, and practical vignettes, professors show how they transformed courses with technology, discuss how the technology affected teaching and learning, and distill important lessons learned. The accounts are written in lay language and are brimming with information and examples that will help anyone-from the novice to the computer-savvy-who is interested in classroom applications of technology.