This book enables teachers to hone readers' skills and help students from all grade levels develop their ability to create meaning from print. It provides a ten-point teaching strategy that encompasses vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and writing. Features include information on the often-overlooked importance of emotions in the process of overcoming reading struggles and strategies to promote voluntary reading, even for the most reluctant students.
Highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of geography ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century.
Highlights the most important political science topics, issues, questions, and debates in the 21st Century. Includes basic institutions of government, political ideologies and cultures, public opinion, political parties and elections, political communication, political economy, international relations and institutions.
This book provides a framework that gets students interacting with texts. It taps into 30 lessons organized by text complexity, reproducible forms, assessments, and a bank of engagement tools. Use these lessons across the year as a warm up to a whole-class novel, to augment your core reading program, to challenge your capable readers and bring your striving readers in to rich yet accessible reading experiences.
This book is loaded with tips and examples for using PLNs, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, YouTube, Jing, and other essential tools, providing five essential skills to transform students into global learners.
This resource examines the Hierarchy of Instructional Excellence, which prioritizes the order of teacher development for ultimate success.
This text breaks down the complex components of mathematics teaching and divides them into practical strategies. Combining research, useful tactics, and examples from K–6 classrooms, the book includes reflection questions, action tasks, and activities to inspire and engage mathematical minds.
Pursuing peaceful development and building a harmonious world underlie China’s diplomatic principles and policies since the early 1980s. In A Study of China’s Strategy for Peaceful Development, the authors examine various patterns of national rise, especially those of Britain, the US, Germany, and Japan, and investigate theoretically the possibility and necessity of China’s pursuit of peaceful development and a harmonious world. The authors also elaborate on other related topics such as the international order, world security, foreign relations, external environment, economic globalizati
Provides both sides of the divisive argument surrounding abortion. Also includes information on the number and types of abortions performed in the United States, abortion clinics, teen pregnancy and abortion, views of abortion from around the world, religious thoughts on abortion, and legal rulings pertaining to abortion.
This book presents a realistic picture of addiction, the effects of addiction on people’s lives, and how addiction can be overcome. For some users, social media has grown into a consuming addiction that can have significant negative effects on their lives.
This book presents a realistic picture of addiction, the effects of addiction on people’s lives, and how addiction can be overcome. According to the World Health Organization, between four and five million people are addicted to video games in the United States alone.
This book covers scholarly material on the use of recent technologies to facilitate and optimize classroom environments for adult learners. It explores emerging research on digital classrooms, including critical thinking skills, gender considerations, instructional design, online learning, problem-based learning, school leadership, and serious games.
This book examines the concept of promoting learning through mass communication through the use of extended augmentation and visualization interaction methodologies and the deployment of wide-area collaborative practices.
This book provides the latest scholarly research on the value of travel abroad programs for pre-service educators, addressing the benefits and opportunities available when teachers gain cultural awareness and a better global understanding. It highlights theoretical foundations, curriculum innovations, and specific challenges to overcome in the implementation of such programs.
This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs.
Introduces students to issues surrounding current energy sources and alternative energy options.
This book describes the symptoms, risk factors, causes, history, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Sidebars and infographics are also provided.
This book takes a look at the ways in which scientists are working to save animals from disease, human encroachment, and invasive species across the world. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
This title examines issues related to animal rights debates. Topics include: Should animals have similar rights as humans? Is it moral to eat animals? Should animals be used for entertainment? Is it ethical to experiment on animals?
This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding animal rights.
This book explains different types of anxiety disorders, how to recognize and treat them, as well as diagnosis and treatment options.
This reference source provides vital research on the application of lawful protection practices within educational technology, and explores real-world cases as well as the varying regulations in comparative jurisdictions. Topics include digital forensics, cyber-victimization, and lawful surveillance.
Provides an introduction to the titans of the technology industry, including Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg.
Give your students the critical scientific practice today's science standards require. This book features strategies and activities to engage students in arguments about competing data sets, opposing scientific ideas, applying evidence to support specific claims, and more.
Examines a variety of famous artists, from ballerinas, puppeteers, painters, poets, and sculptors, with accompanying illustrations and photographs to supplement the content.
This book explains SE2R (Summarize, Explain, Redirect, Resubmit) methods that will loosen and then break your classroom’s dependence on traditional grading systems that do little more than silence student voices.
This book explores what technologies are available to individuals with disabilities, what they can help them to accomplish, and potential hurdles to their use that must be overcome.
This book helps school-based teams improve the quality of instruction, assessment, and curriculum for higher and more equitable student learning.
There’s no doubt that family engagement makes a world of difference for teachers and students -- but connecting with parents of various ethnic, socioeconomic, or cultural backgrounds can be challenging for educators. This book offers instructions for building strong relationships, beginning effective dialogues, strategizing, and monitoring progress.
This book describes the history of autism, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options, and advancements researchers have made toward a cure.
A guide to caring for a baby covers such topics as feeding, sleep habits, baths, healthcare, and play.
This book answers questions such as: How is taking risks inherent to mathematics? How do mathematicians balance intuition and proof? How can teachers value both productive mistakes and precision? It also provides dozens of practical teaching techniques to try in the classroom right away—strategies to stimulate students to connect ideas; rich tasks that encourage students to wonder, generalize, conjecture, and persevere; and routines to teach students how to collaborate.
This book offers intensive encouragement and help in a practical hands-on guide to help principals navigate the challenges of school leadership.
Provides a unique repository of guidelines, rules, and exceptions to rules, meditations and asides on writing and word use, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and publishing lore.
This book provides teachers with a clear sense of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, along with ideas on how best to implement them in K–2 classrooms. Using examples from his own teaching and vignettes from many other teachers, the author invites teachers to break the cycle of teaching math procedurally; demonstrates what it means for children to understand math; and explores what it looks like when young children embrace the behaviors espoused by the practices.
This book introduces readers to a career as a Big Data Analyst. It explores what the job entails, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment as prospects.
This book presents the theories and applications regarding Big Data and smart service systems, data acquisition, smart cities, business decision-making support, and smart service design.
This book presents various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on hunting large game, from deer and moose, to endangered species such as elephants and rhinoceros. It explores the practice of big game hunting, hunting as a wildlife management approach, and controversies and laws related to big game hunting, including big game hunting in Africa.
From personal questions about thoughts and dreams to the wider questions of life and the universe, this book asks the big questions that really make you think about yourself and your place in the world.
Featuring relatable scenarios and hands-on activities, this book details how biology affects practically everything in a person's everyday life. Sidebars consider myths about acne, sex testing in sports, antibiotic resistance, mental health, and how microorganisms transform food.
This book explores what is meant by bit rot and how it can affect users of technology. It addresses the best ways to protect and store data, since computer files, e-books, mp3s, and digital photographs aren't going away any time soon.
This book takes educators by the hand and guides them through the easy, step-by-step process of blogging. Provides instructive sample blog posts from sites like Blogger and Wordpress and generous examples and resource listings.
Covers literary adaptations in four main categories: classic literature; contemporary bestsellers and popular fiction; nonfiction, encompassing biography, true crime, history, and memoirs; and children’s and young adult literature. Sidebars will highlight people, such as authors, film directors, screenwriters, actors, producers, who are particularly identified with adaptation or a particular work.
Explore all facets of information technology research, with specific contributions focusing on outsourcing, ethical concerns in research, biometrics, and information technology's role in disaster prediction and prevention.
This book describes the symptoms, risk factors, causes, history, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer.
This book introduces readers to the concept of computer languages by commenting on codes, number systems, and the importance of binary in coding. Activities that help readers become masters at computational thinking, illustrations and informative sidebars, a glossary, and a further reading section are also included.
This book emphasizes the importance of computer security and delves into the steps that both coders and ordinary users of technology can take to improve their computer security. Individual activities explore topics such as encryption, coming up with secure passwords, two-step verification, phishing, and fingerprint identification.
Provides the skills needed to inspire employees, maximize potential, and achieve positive professional results.
This book provides the reader with an overarching view of China’s approach toward ecological civilization, outlining the country’s theoretical framework and concrete strategies, including its policies, plans, and regulatory efforts. The book draws on selected speeches by President Xi Jinping and official documents on ecological civilization, an important part of the Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.
Kids keep up with each other, share images, play games, and keep up with the world online. But bullies and trolls are part of the online world. This book discusses who they target, who they are, and what to do to stop the cycle. From how to shut down a troll to what the law and school policies offer, readers find out how to silence the bullies on the other side of that black mirror.
Before bullying surfaces in your school, you need to be ready. This book is organized so you can find the answers you need to make meaningful changes in the way you prevent and respond to bullying.
This book presents students with context for today’s concerns on bullying, with many students witnessing first-hand the damage bullying behavior can inflict. It includes a history of bullying through the ages and early studies and attempts to curb bullying behavior as well as such topics as cyberbullying, anti-bullying campaigns, and issues facing students and caregivers today, like whether cyberbullying should be criminalized.
Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.
This book explores the role of university administration in successful implementation, regulation, and support of study abroad experiences. It highlights essential topics relating to legal issues, safety concerns, curriculum development, and intercultural communication.
As the country suffers an increasing number of public shootings in schools and beyond, the question of who should be able to own a gun becomes even more important for the safety of everyone in America. Readers will explore the issue and make an intelligent decision for themselves.
Provides updated information about common types of cancer affecting the central nervous system, endocrine system, lungs, digestive and urinary tracts, blood cells, immune system, skin, bones, and other body systems.
This book examines all aspects of capital punishment in the United States. It discusses the history behind the death penalty in the United States and varying opinions about the ethics of capital punishment. Features include a glossary, further readings, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Covers the history of capital punishment plus discussions of numerous court cases, legal decisions, and historical statistics. Also includes information about execution methods, minors and the death penalty, public attitudes, and capital punishment around the world.
This book looks at the science behind the creation of fake trees that can capture and store carbon from the air, and how this technology could help improve life on Earth. A table of contents, infographics, a glossary, a list of additional resources, and an index are also provided.
Explores the many technical and creative jobs in information technology that are expected to grow.
This book explores careers in one of the helping professions for people who are compassionate and empathetic. It covers such careers as nurse-midwife, social worker, firefighter, police officer, nursing home aide, home health aide, gerontologist, physical therapist, or clergy member.
Examines various trends in careers and occupations in America. Provides the latest information on what Americans do for a living, how much they earn, how they find work, and what factors influence these key issues.
This book explores careers in animation and comics, jobs such as web and visual effects animators, comic book artists, and graphic novelists. What these jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.
This book features current statistics, forecasts, descriptions, and provides comments from industry leaders about aerospace and aviation jobs for engineers, pilots, meteorologists, planetary scientists, and even astronauts.
This book introduces readers to various career options within the field of computer science, exploring what the jobs entail, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment prospects, and more.
This book introduces readers to various career options within the field of digital media, exploring what the jobs entail, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment prospects, and more.
This book provides a useful look at high-tech environmental and energy technology jobs ranging from fuel cell engineers to environmental analysts to renewable energy project developers. Included are comments from people in the industry, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions.
This book explores jobs in the theater and film industries, including those of director, production designer, and stuntperson. What those jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders
This book explores a variety of career opportunities in the food and beverage industries as well as the field of agriculture. It provides educational requirements, prospective salary, and future outlook while providing a detailed look at specific careers within the field.
This book features current statistics, forecasts, and descriptions that provide a look at information technology jobs ranging from social media specialists to software developers to Wi-Fi network engineers.
This book explores career opportunities available for those who want to pursue a career in information technology. Examines 23 potential career paths in Information Technology, including Computer Engineer, Computer Programmer, Robotics Technician, Database Administrator, Information Security Analyst, Multimedia Artist & Animator, Software Developer, and Web Administrator.
This book explores how makerspaces and hackerspaces provide students with hands-on experience in coding and designing for interactive media to be prepared for these dream jobs of the future.
This book provides a useful look at careers in robotic technology. Comments from people in the industry, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic job descriptions ranging from engineers to technicians to research scientists are included.
This book explores careers in the social media industry. A few of the jobs profiled are social media manager, YouTuber, mobile app developer and artificial intelligence engineer. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.
This book provides a comprehensive reference source that addresses the issues surrounding student’s right to free speech in on and off-campus settings. It features relevant coverage on the implications of digital media as well as constitutional and legal considerations.
This book examines some of the principles of chemistry, such as the properties and behaviors of atoms and molecules. Sidebars include discussions on animals that can live thirty years without water, the Maillard reaction responsible for the taste and texture of french fries, the increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and how tires provide a cushion of air to smooth our rides. Hands-on science activities are also provided.
China started planning for its space program in the 1950s. After over ten years of hard work, China sent its first satellite, Dongfanghong 1, into space in 1970. Its manned space program began decades later, culminating in the first Chinese astronaut, Yang Liwei, being sent into space in 2003. In 2007, China successfully launched its first lunar orbiter, Chang’e 1. From humble beginnings, China has evolved into a space power. This book chronicles China’s journey to space, from dream to reality, over a period of sixty years, highlighting the key events and characters involved. Topics covere
China’s Path Toward National Rejuvenation: Review and Reflections presents the tortuous journey the Chinese nation has gone through in pursuing and achieving the socio-political ideal of national rejuvenation for more than 100 years since the first Opium War (1840–1842). Beginning with a critical account of the late-Qing historical events such as the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Movement, the Westernization Movement, the Hundred Days’ Reform of 1898, and the Revolution of 1911, it goes on to focus on how the Communist Party of China (CPC), through integrating the theory of Marxism with the a
This book features four analysis papers that consider classic literature, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the genre.
This book presents stories from Greek mythology, from the creation of the cosmos and the emergence of the Greek gods, to the adventures of the heroic strongman Hercules. These stories are still retold in novels, movies, and TV shows in each new generation.
This book demonstrates what cloud-based instruction can mean for teachers and students—and how it can work for your school.
This book looks at the science behind the technology of collecting plastics from the ocean, its risks, and how it could help improve life on Earth. A table of contents, infographics, a glossary, a list of additional resources, and an index are also provided.
Provides a detailed analysis of the strategies and methodologies of successful collaborative grant writing, as well as practical guidance on the interpersonal leadership requirements of managing grantseeking projects.
Presents current research and practices in the area of collaborative information behavior for professionals, educators and researchers in the fields of information science, knowledge management, human-computer interaction and computer-supported cooperative work.
Provides information for teens about planning, saving, and paying for post-secondary education, with facts about government aid, private loans and scholarships, and other sources of financial assistance.
Provides updated information about CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) systems, therapies, and practices, including various whole medical systems, manipulative practices, and movement therapies.
Reviews the history of computer science, discusses concepts, and profiles contributors in the field. Also explores the impact of computers on society, with examples in literature and film to illustrate and support trends. Includes illustrations, sidebars, bibliographies, filmographies, timelines, charts, and a glossary. For general audiences.
Provides an in-depth exploration of the topics that are currently relevant in K-12 curricula, including the school librarian's role in dealing with these issues, collaborating with teachers, and connecting to classrooms.
This book helps teachers discover how to shift their classroom focus to prioritize effective feedback over grades, giving students all the information they need to succeed.
This book shows readers how to create their own videos and YouTube channels. In these pages, skills and steps on how to build your channel will help readers get started. It also covers tips on how to use social media to promote their channel and build a solid audience base, and discusses timely issues such as respecting copyrights and avoiding cyberbullying.
Provides help navigating evidence-based methodologies to chart a course toward closing (and eliminating) the academic achievement gap. The authors present a comprehensive view of the achievement gap and advocate for strategies that contribute to the success of all children.
This book explores the general world of the Fab Lab (fabricating laboratory) with an in-depth focus on two specific types of machinery: laser cutters and engravers used to create through the removal of material from its source. It includes tips and tricks for operating laser cutters and engravers, providing a variety of projects for every experience level, all the while connecting these skills to real-world business models and careers.
This book explains how CNC milling complements the other processes completed in a Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) and where a CNC milling machine operator fits as a maker.
This book explores where vinyl cutters fit into a Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) and how vinyl cutters can bring precision to intricate designs. It covers beginner, intermediate, and advanced projects, explaining what materials each project requires and what processes are involved in completing a project. It also offers an overview of making industries to provide an understanding of how operating a vinyl cutter can translate into a career.
Examines the great variety of animal life found in and near the waters around the world, from hippopotamus to jellyfish to sharks.
Focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding crime, prisons, and jails.
Animal testing is controversial, with some arguing it is essential to medical advancement and others stating it is cruel and unnecessary. In this book, articles from a variety of viewpoints and individuals, including scientists, government and legal professionals, media outlets, and ordinary citizens, highlight areas of contention over animal testing. Questions after each article encourage readers to think critically about what they have read and to form their own opinions.
This book examines and contrasts the key concepts related to critical approaches in educational settings. Repressive tolerance, online teaching, and adult education are among the topics discussed.
This book provides information on educational technologies that enable language learners to have access to authentic and useful language resources. Language pedagogy, how specific and universal cultural contexts influence audio-visual media used in technology-enhanced language learning (TELL), and the use of English video games to promote foreign language learning are among the topics discussed.
The articles collected in this volume give a sense of the great variety of crowdfunded projects, the particular advantages or drawbacks of the method, and the potential challenges and controversies that can arise from crowdfunding.
This book provides emerging information on designing online courses recognizing cultural differences, building effective learning environments and forums, and integrating classroom aesthetics. It highlights the challenges of online education and intercultural learning to maximize student communication, learning, and other culturally diverse classroom tools.
This book covers the development of a new generation of cutting edge robots, unmanned vehicles, weapons, tactical gear, and other defense-related technologies.
This book discusses how digital technology connects people to each other and information, at all times, which is changing the way people meet each other, fall in love, find jobs, learn new skills, take in news and entertainment, and build personal identities. Explains what these changes mean for society now and in the future.
This book gives readers a closer look at the technological, scientific, and procedural advancements in crime scene investigations. They are presented with information about how to pursue a career in various areas of crime scene investigation, such as forensics and law enforcement.
This book introduces readers to a career as a Cybersecurity Analyst. It explores what the job entails, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment as prospects.
This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an expansive overview of data and information technology in relation to the study of business.
This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an expansive overview of data and information technology in relation to the study of business.
This book offers a thorough grounding in machine learning concepts, along with practical advice on applying these tools and techniques in real-world data mining situations.
Examines how Americans deal with death, with a particular focus on the highly charged political and moral issues of living wills, life-sustaining treatments, end-of-life care funding, and physician assisted suicide.
Examines how Americans deal with death, with a particular focus on the highly charged political and moral issues of living wills, life-sustaining treatments, end-of-life care funding, and physician assisted suicide.
Provides information for teens about establishing and using credit, managing credit cards, and coping with debt-related problems.
This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an insightful overview of business-oriented decision making and crisis management skills.
Teen years are often plagued by low self-esteem, stress, and anxiety. Sometimes these issues can indicate a deeper mental health problem: depression. One in five teens will struggle with depression at some point during adolescence. This guide shows how to identify depression and offers coping strategies and how/where to get support. It includes relatable examples, is accessible and nonjudgmental, and provides gentle support for one’s own mood disorder or that of a loved one.
This book is an authoritative reference source for the latest breakthroughs, techniques, and research-based solutions for the overall improvement of the web designing process. It features relevant coverage on the analytics, metrics, usage, and security aspects of web environments.
This book provides critical information from conceptualization of new products to marketing, aiming to present a solid understanding of the entire process through detailed coverage of key concepts, namely innovation, regulation, manufacturing, quality control, and marketing.
This reference source contains scholarly material on the implementation of technology in modern classrooms and provides an overview of how such applications assist in the learning process. It highlights pedagogical approaches, theoretical foundations, and curriculum development strategies.
This book provides an overview of rights and laws enacted to protect and accommodate people with disabilities and those interested in learning more about disability and the processes required to apply for these benefits, disability compensation benefits for veterans, information on how to find government and local disability programs and services.
This book debates how women should be included under the laws that govern the United States. The women’s suffrage movement fought to give women the right to vote. What does the Constitution say about women, and what amendments do feminists argue should be passed? Readers explore the answers.
This book is written for the 21st-century executive, detailing precisely how today’s leaders and managers can obtain profitable, productive results by managing the intersection of two critical values: effectiveness and efficiency.
Provides the latest research on the impact of digital computing and emerging technological innovations in the realm of business success. Covers a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as IT outsourcing, sustainable development and online advertising.
This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume takes an investigative look into the business practices of e-commerce and retail merchandising. It highlights the basic strategies behind effective merchandising, the changes seen in marketing, and the advances made in business-to-business applications.
Provides a comprehensive overview of the wide domain of e-government, featuring contributions and perspectives from several disciplines.
This book explores the developments and challenges associated with the successful deployment of e-healthcare systems.
Examines the issues of reference context and discoverability in school, public, and academic libraries, as well as within the reference publishing community.
This book examines how people can find work that fits their interests, budget their income, and use investment options to help them make more money. Features include worksheets, key takeaways, a glossary, further readings, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
This book studies key economic topics and includes the basics of the free market economy, delving into details about economic growth, recessions, and government interventions. Features include worksheets, key takeaways, a glossary, further readings, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
This book looks at how animal builders make the world a better place, as well as the threats they face and how people can protect them.
This title examines education in America, with articles written by education experts and administrators on a wide range of topics, starting with a historical look at education, and including sections on: Education Theory; Psychology; Law; Government; School Safety; Diversity; Curriculum; Counseling; Teaching Methods; Technology in Education; Testing; Alternative Education; Teacher Education; International Perspectives; and more.
Areas covered include an overview of American education; primary, elementary, and secondary schools; public versus private schooling; special education; education of gifted children; testing and achievement of students; national education goals; and 'at-risk' students. Discusses colleges and universities; issues such as home schooling, school choice, and vouchers; trends in teacher supply and demand; and public opinions about education.
Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volumes focus is on education.
Explores education issues for people with which examines topics central to the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families.
Provides a framework for evaluating and conducting educational technology research, sharing research on educational technology in education content areas, and proposing structures to guide, link, and build new structures with future research.
This book explores the potential and practical uses of virtual reality in classrooms with a focus on pedagogical and instructional outcomes and strategies. It features current experiments in the use of augmented reality in teaching and highlights the effects it had on students.
This book guides the reader in gaining job skills, seeking work, interviewing, negotiating salaries and benefits, and thriving in the workplace. It also offers information that applies to all job seekers, as well as guidance for first-time job applicants and workers returning to the workforce after an absence.
This book covers the latest scholarly research on best practices of building relationships with online communities to engage consumers. It reports on current research on the application of novel technologies in marketing, covering such topics as consumer behavior, social media, search engine optimization (SEO), big data, brand value, business models, and website design.
Describes the most important issues, concepts, trends and theories in adult education, adult ESL (English as a Second Language) and information communication technologies.
Covers terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, processes and acronyms addressing the challenges of knowledge management.
This title provides international coverage through essays on some of the top recent global and emerging brands. Essays are aligned to the strategic marketing framework, ensuring that the marketing strategies covered can easily be utilized in an academic environment as case studies, or illustrative examples often described as 'war stories' by professors.
Provides entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. Features revised and expanded coverage to reflect the most current small business topics.
Includes essays on the varied experiences of social movement media across the world in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Discusses what has been done to protect endangered species in the United States and around the world, and examines the debate over what future actions are warranted.
This book introduces readers to some basic engineering concepts. Easy experiments demystify engineering concepts with step-by-step instructions on how to make bioplastics, bridges, motors, and robot arms, while sidebars explore high-interest current developments such as drones, 3D printing, and self-driving cars.
This book examines teaching and learning materials that learners may freely use and reuse without charge. The volume features coverage on a broad range of topics such as open educational resources, prior learning assessment, and competency-based learning.
Covers the creation and implementation of enterprise information systems.
This book is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on the analysis of entrepreneurial activities in the framework of cultural diversity. Topics such as job satisfaction, intrapreneurship, and corporate governance are discussed.
This book examines the increased incidence of the disease in developed countries, and provides new insights into environmental causation, primarily metals.
This book explores six essential tenets of assessment that will help deepen your understanding of assessment to meet standards and enhance your students’ academic success.
This work considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education, including new analytical and interpretive essays on events, scholarship, people, and legal decisions.
This book analyzes and discusses the theory and concepts behind teacher education program evaluation using assessment tools such as lesson plans, classroom artifacts, student work examples, and video recordings of lessons.
This book prepares teachers for leadership roles with specific how-to's for the essential skills needed most, including running meetings, teaching colleagues, providing feedback, conducting needs assessments, delivering effective professional development, resolving conflicts, and employing technology. It features tested content and activities, reflective writing prompts, scenarios for discussion, and self-evaluations.
Updated for 2020, this eBook focuses on the science of matter, describing those things that are either liquid, gas, or solid.
This book, using a wealth of examples from recent news, politics, and science, teaches readers how to distinguish fact from fiction and truth from lies.
Examining Cultural Influences on Leadership Styles and Learning From Chinese Approaches to Management, ed. , v.
Examines the cultural aspects of management styles and techniques. Highlights relevant topics such as leadership development, value systems, validity tests, and organizational communication.
This book helps teachers leverage students’ natural curiosity and academic potential through strategies to enhance students’ emotional safety, value for learning, engagement, and competence; a tested and validated model to make instructional planning also motivational planning; a rationale for intrinsic motivation, especially in culturally diverse classrooms; and information for teaching linguistically diverse students and students who have been historically underserved.
Merging classic rules of behavior with new realities of modern business, this book spotlights dozens of puzzling situations, with suggestions for bridging divides. It untangles the nuances of: meeting etiquette, interview expectations, proper office attire, electronic manners, privacy in tight spaces, eye contact and nonverbal cues, small talk, business dining, social media use, working remotely and flexibly, and more.
Contains articles detailing biographies of famous astronomers, celestial bodies found in the universe, the solar system, and future explorations into space.
This book explores the latest research on how culture and personal values shape and influence employees’ actions, behaviors, and leadership styles. It features extensive coverage on relevant areas such as psychological health, career management, and job satisfaction, towards seeking innovative perspectives on the impact of personal values and cultures in the workplace.
This book looks at the new generation of teams driving growth in today's most innovative firms. It takes you inside these bold companies and examines the teamwork experiments powering their results.
This book examines Facebook, the social media website. Readers will learn about company history and development, how Facebook operates, issues the company faces such as cyberbullying, and its impact on society.
This book looks at the rise of misinformation and the ease with which it now spreads. Through examples from the United States and democracies around the world, this book encourages readers to question the balance between constitutional rights and irreparable damage to democracy.
This book examines the causes and intent behind fake news, presenting a balanced but realistic view of what has been taking place, how, and why. It examines both the consequences of these actions and the efforts being made at all levels of society to end this problem.
This book examines 'fake news,' which is used for both false sources and facts that people dislike. It has become more difficult to know what to trust. This book shows what clues and signs to watch for when reading, watching, or listening to news media.
This book examines issues related to fake news, a story that seems like real news but involves misleading, deceptive, or false information.
This book explores the history of fake news, the purposeful reporting of inaccurate information. It explains how fake news has evolved, including how people and laws are addressing it today.
Examines animals that may be seen in daily life, such as cats and dogs, birds, insects, cattle and horses, and provides an overview of each species.
This book presents various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on animals in agriculture and the development and impacts of industrial farming on the welfare of livestock, including living conditions; methods of production and slaughter; differences among factory, family, organic, and free-range farms; the use of antibiotics and hormones; and the effects of consumer preferences.
Explores the diverse array of food plants from around the word and how each is grown and different ways to eat the grain, fruit, leaves or vegetable.
This book discusses ways to assess risk and to employ epidemiological methods to improve food safety. It also describes the regulatory context that shapes food safety activities at the local, national, and international levels and looks forward to the future of food safety.
This book explores the importance of viable food structures as well as the critical positive impact these viable structures have on food security, nutrition, and poverty. It covers such topics as irrigation schemes, agricultural input subsidies, farming system ecology, and food cycles and addresses the importance of food security as essential to the advancement and development of economies and societies worldwide.
A practical guide to sexuality materials in libraries and an annotated bibliography of recommended books for school and public libraries. Provides guidelines for materials selection, reference, processing, access, programming, and dealing with problems of vandalism and censorship.
Presents the relationship between Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) from several standpoints, addressing both theoretical and applicative issues.
This book of essays challenges educators to 'reboot' and make the changes necessary to prepare students for 21st century careers, based on interviews with young people and their ideas about what they need from teachers, schools, and education. It features easy-to-do, high-impact classroom strategies that help what he calls 'digital natives' acquire 'digital wisdom' using 21st century learning and technology, including games, YouTube, and more.
This book breaks down the process of incorporating digital age skills into curriculum into 18 easy-to-follow challenges so that teachers can improve student outcomes. Teachers will learn how to promote teamwork and collaboration, helping students stay motivated and inspired to develop the skills they’ll need for the future.
This series centers on the specific projects, tasks, and activities in which businesspeople currently engage. This volume focuses on investment research and analysis.
This book features how to incorporate digital games into lessons in order to improve learning and prepare 21st century students for college and careers.
This guide provides classroom educators and tech coaches with tips and inspiration on how to apply gaming techniques to improve literacy and deepen student collaboration and critical thinking.
Provides model essays on a current controversial issue guiding students in writing a five-paragraph essay, including persuasive, descriptive, expository and cause-and-effect essays. Includes guided reading and discussion questions to help students understand the essays themselves and target persuasive techniques authors use to compose convincing arguments. This volume covers the issue of gays in the military.
This book examines social gender representations in mass media with respect to cultural variety and is indicative of expectations and stereotypes of specific genders or gender identities within a specific culture. It features a wide range of topics such as gender politics, transmedia, and masculinity.
This book explores a variety of gender and LGBTQ experiences and issues in countries from all the world's regions. Readers will examine how gender and LGBTQ identities are developed, fought for, perceived, and policed in countries as diverse as France, Brazil, Russia, Jordan, Iraq, and China.
This book serves as a guide for thinking through the causes and impacts of war from a critical gender perspective. It explores the interrelations between gender and war while simultaneously interrogating the place of war in gender and sexuality studies as well as the feminist and intersectional perspectives that focus on the ways in which war affects various individuals as well as social, political, and cultural processes and institutions.
This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding genetics and genetic engineering.
Presents the background and history of genocide, covering the key issues associated with this worldwide crime, and the problems inherent in preventing its occurrence.
This book examines the benefits, risks, and solutions for entering the borderless online degree market and discusses novel online approaches that are cost-effective for higher education institutions and affordable for customers at home and abroad. It features a wide range of topics such as community college, accreditation, and international education.
This encyclopedia covers LGBTQ topics in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East, as well as North America, and takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, using film, literature, human rights, politics, landmark legislation, activism, the arts, language, sports, and historical events as points of entry into the content.
This book explores comparative research regarding the implementation of effective strategies needed when working with native and non-native individuals in educational settings. It offers perspectives from international student experiences, as well as views on current mobility trends, immigration policies, and challenges with cultural expectations.
Includes the latest findings on the connection between international influence and integrity among corporations. Features extensive coverage on a broad range of topics and perspectives such as corporate governance, stakeholder theory, and foreign direct investment (FDI).
This newly updated guide to Google’s latest tech tools explains which tools help you meet 21st century skills and the new ISTE Standards for Students; the latest versions of Google Classroom, Google Drive, Google Chrome, Google Earth, and YouTube; how to create quizzes, parent contract forms, and student writing groups; and how to use technology-related activities to facilitate creativity, promote innovation, and enhance communication skills.
Explores the current condition of growing old in the United States. Includes the economic status of older people; Medicare and Medicaid; the living arrangements of older adults; working and retirement; and the education levels, voting trends, and political behavior of older Americans. Physical and mental health problems; drug and alcohol abuse; care for seniors; crime; and death and dying are also covered.
This book provides students with historical context of gun ownership in America, tracing the issue from colonial roots through the establishment of the NRA up to today’s highly charged and often politicized debates around issues like assault rifle bans, open carry laws, and more. It also addresses concealed weapons, mass shootings, and gun ownership and the laws surrounding ownership.
Includes information on the nature of AIDS/HIV and the AIDS epidemic; symptoms and transmittal; patterns and trends in AIDS/HIV surveillance; populations at risk; children, adolescents, and AIDS/HIV; AIDS/HIV cost and treatment; people living with AIDS/HIV; testing, prevention, and education; HIV and AIDS worldwide; and knowledge, awareness, behavior, and opinion of those affected by AIDS/HIV.
This book provides international perspectives from education professors and researchers, cyberneticists, psychologists, and instructional designers on the processes and mechanisms of the global learning environment.
This book prepares current and future instructors for exciting breakthroughs in STEM education driven by the advancement of cloud technologies. From virtual lab and app construction, to information sharing and course material distribution, this book touches on a variety of topics related to the benefits and challenges of adopting cloud technologies in the classroom.
Modern technology has enhanced many aspects of life, including classroom education. By offering virtual learning experiences, educational systems can become more efficient and effective at teaching the student population. This book highlights program developments in the realm of digital worlds in educational settings.
Presents a timely introduction to the possibilities in CSE to advance ongoing research and applications and to discover new resources and cutting edge developments.
Contains an overview of new achievements in the field of e-business standards and protocols, offers in-depth analysis of and research on the development and deployment of cutting-edge applications, and provides insight into future trends.
Handbook of Research on Emerging Business Models and Managerial Strategies in the Nonprofit Sector, ed. , v.
This comprehensive reference source provides the latest scholarly information on management tools, analytics, and infrastructures for contemporary nonprofit organizations. It highlights a range of multidisciplinary topics such as crowdfunding, shared value creation, and human resource development.
This book presents research in online learning and educational technologies. Featuring coverage on the implementation and usage of e-education systems, it explores a variety of topics including ubiquitous computer technology, e-learning environments, and challenges in implementing these technologies
Covers technical advances, methodological innovations, and social changes that result in enhancements and improvements in business strategies, processes, social policies and technical implementations related to the environment.
This book presents the latest scholarly research on the impact of technology on the population through different theories and perspectives. It features extensive coverage on a broad range of topics such as cyberbullying, mobile technology, social skills development, and other topics relating to new trends in technology that impact society.
Provides information on current developments in information communication technologies.
Provides expert research relating to recent technological advancements, technology and learning assessments, and the effects of technology on learning environments.
This book provides emerging research on the role of journalism and mass communication education in the digital era, and explores the impact of globalization and a changing and diversified world within the realm of higher education. Community media labs, political cognition, and public engagement are among the topics discussed.
Provides methodological consideration and tools for data collection, analysis and presentation in virtual communities. Covers studies on various types of virtual communities. Also supports those concerned with the management of expertise, social capital, competence knowledge, and information and organizational development in different types of virtual communities and environments.
This book explores the latest scholarly research on the opportunities and challenges of using handheld technology devices in primary and secondary education. It includes coverage on a wide variety of topics and perspectives such as blended learning, game-based curriculum, software applications, and new trends in the use of technology in education.
Discusses the main issues, challenges, opportunities, and trends related to this explosive range of new developments and applications that impact organizations and society as a whole.
This book covers the latest scholarly content on components and impacts on effecting culturally diverse workplace environments and organizational development. It highlights a range of pertinent topics such as emotional intelligence, entrepreneurship, human resources, occupational health, work-life balance, and workplace bullying.
Introduces theoretical aspects of virtual worlds, disseminates cutting-edge research, and presents first-hand practices in virtual world development and use. The balance of research, theory, and applications includes exploration of design innovations, new virtual reality technologies, virtual communities, pedagogical design, and the future of virtual worlds and environments.
Provides research on the most recent technological developments in all fields of knowledge or disciplines of computer games development, including planning, design, development, marketing, business management, users and behavior.
Handbook of Research on Strategic Management of Interaction, Presence, and Participation in Online Courses, ed. , v.
This book explores models of course development and delivery techniques to improve instruction, learning, and student satisfaction in online courses. It covers topics such as rates of participation, student engagement and retention, and social development.
This title provides readers with multiple perspectives to approach issues often associated with adult learners in an online environment. It highlights current research on topics including, but not limited to, online competency-based education, nontraditional adult learners, virtual classrooms in public universities, and teacher training for online education.
This book looks at the science behind the technology of fog nets, which can provide communities with clean, cheap water, and how this technology can improve the lives of whole communities. A table of contents, infographics, a glossary, a list of additional resources, and an index are also provided.
This book discusses crimes committed against people because of their race, ethnicity, or religion, which have become common in the U.S. and other countries—in 2016, the FBI said more than six thousand such crimes were committed in America. Hate crimes can range from small acts of vandalism to horrific mass shootings. Although many laws have been written to prevent hate crimes, experts agree such offenses will never go away as long as people harbor prejudices against others.
Examines health and wellness among Americans, including the ways in which illness is currently prevented, identified, and treated. Describes the most common types of chronic, degenerative, genetic, and infectious diseases, as well as the concepts of mental health and illness. Covers both traditional and alternative medicine.
Learn about search engines, reliable sources, and the best way to conduct research online. From online databases to Google, this book will teach you how to safely and effectively find the information you need online.
Between social media, instant messaging, and e-mail, it can be difficult to maintain privacy online. This book will give you key tips and tricks to maintain your privacy and keep your information safe.
Between computers, mobile devices, and gaming systems, it has never been easier to play games online. There is a game for every interest, skill set, and personality. This book will show you ways to play and how to stay safe while doing so.
Social media is a fun way to stay connected with friends and family, but it can also be a way to be connected with cyberbullies. This book teaches you how to protect yourself and how to stop a cyberbully.
The Internet is great for entertainment, information, and keeping in touch with people who are far away. But it can also connect you to predators who could take advantage of you, or worse. This book teaches you how to stay safe from online predators.
Most people are part of an online community. Social networking is a great way to stay in touch with friends, family, and neighbors. Learn about different social networking sites and how to use them safely.
With today’s social media and digital communication, fake news spreads more rapidly than ever before. Although some fake news is merely clickbait to entice readers, other false stories are designed to stir up anger, sow distrust, or ruin reputations. This book examines what social media companies and news organizations can do to stop the spread of fake news.
This book that explains key concepts about food and what makes it good or bad for you. Covers a wide variety of topics, from dieting to gluten intolerance, debunks common food myths, explains nutrition, covers the food groups, and looks into organic vs. processed foods. Follow the history of food production and free-range farming, how food is transported, and what 'sell by' dates really mean.
This book provides case studies of successful Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) implementation at the statewide, districtwide, and individual school levels; illustrations of collaborative teaming to advance higher-order thinking, disciplined inquiry, and value beyond school; and exemplars of how AIW transforms professional development and evaluations and increases coherence and alignment of initiatives.
Shows examples of what great teachers do to motivate reluctant learners without relying on elaborate rewards systems or creative tricks to reach students who actively or passively resist investing themselves in the classroom.
Drawn from research showing that students from all backgrounds in identity safe classrooms learn better and like school more than their peers in other classrooms, this book focuses on a set of strategies that have a positive effect on student learning and attachment to schooling, in spite of real and powerful social inequalities.
Focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding immigration and illegal aliens.
This book explores the complicated topic of immigration by first presenting a historical overview of immigration as well as various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on immigration. It discusses immigration laws and border security, economic impacts of immigrants, and immigration reform from a wide variety of perspectives.
This book explores the methods and applications of tourism crisis management that takes an anthropological approach to tourism safety and security. Topics include disaster potential, political instability, and virtual terrorism.
This book advises teachers on how to assess, instruct, and differentiate inclusive lesson plans and strategies for inclusion honoring each individual student and working with families and making them an integral part of the inclusive team and by not permitting a label to define a student or lower academic, behavioral, social, and emotional expectations. It includes updated information on ADA, IDEA, writing IEPs, transitional services, and metacognitive strategies.
Covers the history, politics, and ethical debate related to infectious diseases. Includes articles on how such diseases impact trade and commerce, travel, and the future of industrialized and impoverished nations.
This book provides innovative research on information gathering, web data mining, and automation systems.
This book explores e-learning as a tool for instructional delivery across various kinds of educational institutions and at all levels. Distance education, cumulative sentence analysis, and primary teacher training are among the topics discussed.
This book examines Instagram, the photo and video sharing website. Readers will learn about company history and development, how Instagram operates, issues the company faces such as inappropriate content, and its impact on society.
Presents a complete overview of historical perspectives, new methods and applications, and models in instructional design research and development.
Outlines interactive media as an emerging research area, growing around young people and contemporary digital arenas. The field is growing in size, shape and complexity and the need for study is urgent.
This book introduces readers to the dark world of cybercrime, the various disguises cybercrime can take, and the increased need to combat cybercrime. The world of cybercrime investigation, including training, education, real-world cases, and typical salary ranges, is also examined.
This book explains the basics of how crowdfunding works, informing readers of how Kickstarter, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, works and about some of the projects it has made possible. It covers all the steps readers need to follow to start a Kickstarter campaign or create content and find supporters on Patreon as well as share how to bring your own ideas to life.
This book presents various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on the use of animals for testing and research, animal research as big business, how legislation protects some animals and how it fails, provides a clear summary of positions, and offers data and evidence supporting these positions.
This book explores the premise that every enterprise falls into one of four categories as dictated by their customer promise: customized (e.g. ad agency), predictable and dependable (e.g. utility company), benevolent (e.g. educational institution), and best in class (e.g. high-tech company like Apple). It serves to identify the failures of an enterprise and how to fix the problems when the enterprise falls apart.
Covers issues and leadership topics and focuses on the specific roles and skills required of the nonprofit leader in voluntary organizations.
Examines issues relevant to leadership in the realm of science and technology.
This book empowers administrators and teachers to plan and execute effective strategies for enhancing student engagement and achievement through the latest technological developments and author-tested methods for applying them in schools. Features include aligning technology to the ISLLC Standards, ISTE Standards, and Common Core State Standards and comprehensive guides to the newest technologies and trends that school leaders need to know.
This book shows how the creative use of technology meets outstanding teaching resulting in incredible learning. It explores how to use student engagement to promote authentic, thoughtful learning; learn how innovative connected educators provided incredible learning opportunities for their students; implement new technology resources and strategies for all classrooms and grade levels; and help students build critical thinking skills and gain confidence in their own voices.
This book offers teachers the professional learning they need to move from arbitrary uses of technology in their classrooms to thoughtful ways of adding value to student learning. It includes an introduction to the Triple E Framework that helps teachers engage students in time-on-task learning, enhance learning experiences beyond traditional means and extend learning opportunities to bridge classroom learning with students’ everyday lives.
Provides worldwide coverage of important legal topics of the day. Each chapter begins with an overview by a legal scholar, providing a framework for understanding the issue. Each overview is then followed by twelve essays on different countries around the world. The essays discuss laws in those countries, as well as the historical and cultural contexts in which those laws came about.
Collection of articles describing well-known folktales, myths, and legends that are organized by their origins in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Australia.
This book shows you how to mine your experience for simple narratives that convey who you are, what you want to achieve, and why others should care.
This book presents research on the new challenges and opportunities faced by public libraries, community telecentres, and cybercafés that offer public access to computers and other information and communication technologies.
This book presents the latest scientific research behind artificial life, the quest for immortality, the difference between human life and animal and plant life, and other topics. It separates scientific fact from conjecture, stimulating critical thinking and continued investigation of questions that shape our lives.
Learning careful money management allows young people to pay bills, save for emergencies, meet long-term goals like home ownership, and create a better quality of life for themselves. This guide explains how to craft a budget that accounts for earnings, spending, and short-term and long-term savings goals; set up weekly expense records; make monthly budgets; use budgeting tools; set financial goals; evaluate and adjust budgets; and practice wise savings and spending habits.
This volume simplifies learning how to save and invest for the future. While working and earning a salary may be best-known means of increasing wealth, other types of investments are discussed as well. This guide goes through banking basics like opening an account, compounding interest, making deposits, using debit and credit cards, and how to budget. Readers also learn about planning for retirement, analyzing stocks, and a variety of investment types.
This text covers the latest scholarly research on the application of big data analytics in government contexts and identifies various strategies in which big data platforms can generate improvements within that sector. It highlights issues surrounding data management, current models, and real-world applications.
This book explores the latest advancements in the area of data management and analysis in the cloud. It provides timely, research-based information relating to data storage, sharing, extraction, and indexing in cloud systems.
This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an interesting overview of managing business scenarios. It outlines the underlying themes of internal organizational management, shed light on a variety of managerial scenarios, and highlight management procedures in multinational organizations.
This book discusses the differences between good and bad debt, how to build a good credit score, and how to pay down debt. Features include worksheets, key takeaways, a glossary, further readings, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Provides an insight into firms with corporate social responsibility strategies, and non-governmental organizations. Emphasis is placed on the incidental benefits that accrue to the poor from firms adopting a bottom of the pyramid approach and re-engineering products and services to make them affordable to the poor. Market Solutions to Public Needs seeks to bridge the development gap and establish a viable and dynamic hub of best practices and knowledge products that supports the building of the ASEAN community.
A handbook that sets the foundational grounding in conducting research in the market place ; readers will learn how to gather valid information for better managerial decision-making.
Basing on official materials and drawing on existing academic achievements in CPC theoretical studies, Marxism and Socialism with Chinese Characteristics focuses on the interpretation of the basic tenets, theoretical value, and contemporary significance of traditional Marxism, the exploration of the features of the theoretical system of Chinese socialism from various perspectives, and in particular the study of the relationship between these two important theories, shedding light on the historical process of the sinicization of Marxism. The chapters in the book are arranged topically and inter
This book is a vital resource for researchers, educators, and practitioners seeking current research on the understanding and development of existing mentorship strategies in a variety of fields and disciplines.
The articles in this volume reveal the extent of military spending, from drones to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to cyberoperations, and the complex political problems associated with controlling it.
The book provides scenarios, lessons, activities, and assessment rubrics that allow educators to focus assessment on mindfulness and feedback for improvement, framing assessment around six fluencies students need to cultivate.
This book addresses the technology components necessary to support a mobile device initiative, as well as how to work with leaders, teachers, trainers and parents on making the initiative a success. It includes advice on forming a digital learning task force; strategies for balancing IT and curriculum priorities; and example policies and procedures including AUPs, RUGs and device contracts.
This book offers insight and guidance for parents facing some of the new challenges that come with mobile devices, including concerns about screen time, cyberbullying and digital footprints. It provides advice, tools and scenarios parents can use with their children to maintain digital wellness, use social media safely and respectfully, and establish household guidelines.
Examines modern piracy from the mid-1970s to today. Covers both the causes and consequences of present-day piracy and evaluates its impact on a number of related issues, including international law, commercial shipping, and terrorism.
This book provides a results-driven framework—based on a six-level hierarchy of student needs and goals—that can be used to provide engaging instruction to students.
This book provides innovative perspectives on the need for diversity in computer science and engineering disciplines and examines best practices to build upon students’ knowledge bases. It features coverage on an expansive number of topics and perspectives, such as, computational algorithmic thinking, STEM diversity, and distributed mentorship.
This book introduces the concept of streaming and then explains how it works and what its uses are. Along the way, important digital terminology and concepts are introduced, such as bandwidth, codecs, plugins, and protocol.
This book covers the microscopic realm of nanotechnology and how it is already transforming the field of medicine. In research labs and hospitals around the world tiny nanoparticles are delivering medicine to targeted body parts, improving MRIs and other imaging methods, and helping to rebuild damaged tissues.
This two-volume work, arranged by country, examines the geographic, cultural, economic, and political context for the development of nationalist movements. Tables provide facts and figures for each country, and a comprehensive scholarly bibliography of secondary sources is included.
This book provides a collection of innovative research on human and automated methods to deter the spread of misinformation online, such as legal or policy changes, information literacy workshops, and algorithms that can detect fake news dissemination patterns in social media.
This book explores five ways educators can begin to optimize classroom technology and rethink its use: see technology as a complement rather than a replacement, embrace its creation potential over consumption function, encourage design and personalized learning over standards and outcomes, celebrate the journey toward digital competence over curriculum improvement, and focus on tech-pedagogy over product usage.
This pivotal scholarly publication examines communication strategies in the context of social media and new digital media platforms and explores the effects of visual communication on social networks, visual identity, television, magazines, newspapers, and more. Topics include: Communication; Consumer Behavior; Corporate Identity; Digital Pollution; Journalism; Marketing Strategies; New Media; Social networks; User Privacy; Visual Communication; and Visual Identity.
This book discusses nursing skills needed most by children and young people with mental health problems. It covers places where nurses encounter young people and seek to help them and examines the role nurses play in specialist child and adolescent mental health settings. It also considers two specific areas, namely eating disorder services and consent-seeking, that could benefit from nursing skills that are currently undervalued but are in fact invaluable.
This book draws on the growing field of obesity research, including causes, related conditions, prevention, and treatment. Covers topics in the fields of obesity, nutrition and weight management such as Body Mass Index (BMI), Genetics, Metabolism, Food Labels, Lifestyle Changes, and Surgical Procedures, plus specific illnesses/disorders, and more. Entries include Category, System or Anatomy Affected, and References, and many also include Key Terms and images and photographs.
This book shows you how to combine well-designed online instruction with the energy of peer-to-peer collaboration. At the heart of this book is a model that supports powerful professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for every student.
This book provides coverage of emerging academic perspectives on the role of higher education programs in contemporary society. It includes a range of pertinent topics such as mobile learning, environmental education, and community building.
Demonstrates the many applications, issues, and techniques applied to the science of recording, categorizing, using and learning from the experiences and expertise acquired by the modern organization.
As early as the Yan’an Rectification Movement in the early 1940s, the CPC gradually formed its systematic theory of Party building that covers the Party’s theoretical development, organization, and conduct. Building on the experience of the previous four generations of CPC central leadership, the Central Committee led by Xi Jinping has made major innovations in terms of the theory and practice of Party building, aiming to propel the development of the Party to a new stage characterized by full and strict governance over the Party. This book examines how Xi Jinping has deepened the Party’
This book examines issues related to performance-enhancing drugs, exploring important ethical questions in the field of athletics.
This book guides readers in making prudent decisions about spending, saving, and borrowing, walking them through major life events, such as buying or renting a home, purchasing or leasing a car, and saving for college and retirement. It also offers practical guidance about purchasing insurance, applying for government benefits, and being an informed consumer.
This book presents various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on pets, including shelters, pounds, euthanasia, overpopulation, exotic pets, breeding/purebreds, designer pets, puppy mills, animal hoarding, and other relevant topics.
This book introduces readers to some basic concepts of physics. Lively text enhanced by full-color images and straightforward activities, illustrates how the study of simple events can improve comprehension of the complex physical world.
This book examines Pinterest, the interest sharing website. Readers will learn about company history and development, how Pinterest operates, issues the company faces such as inappropriate content, and its impact on society.
Covers interesting features about Earth, examining extremes around the globe such as hot and cold spots, as well as the strange and remote places that a diverse planet offers.
This book analyzes the use and structure of media in political forums in developing nations. It features research on the effects of the media on news consumption and the professional and ethical difficulties journalists and editors face in the dissemination of political messages.
This book outlines three new mindsets that enhance teaching and strengthen students learning: the positivity mindset, enrichment mindset, and graduation mindset.
This book provides an introduction to scholarly perspectives on emergent technologies and biotechnologies used to modify or augment the capabilities of human beings. It covers the fundamental aspects of how bioenhancement will become feasible, what shape these technologies are likely to take, and what sorts of concrete consequences they will have for people’s lives.
This book examines the imaginative, socioeconomic, and innovative features of the video sharing community of YouTube™ and how these areas traverse the digital world.
This book provides emerging research on innovative practices in learning and teaching. While highlighting topics such as blended learning, course development, and transformation practices, readers will learn about progressive methods and applications of 21st-century education.
This book offers a broad look at animal research science offering guidance for all aspects of the research experience, including the research and development of a thesis, model selection, experimental design, IACUC protocol preparation, and animal husbandry and technical procedural needs.
This book provides students and researchers with a solid understanding of the most important aspects of management, from leadership and operations to project management and entrepreneurship.
This collection introduces the fundamentals of mathematics. Entries provide an in-depth examination of the topic, and many include illustrations, models, equations, and sample problems. Concepts covered included: Combinatorics; Euclidian Geometry; Linear Algebra; Number Theory; Differential Equations; Game Theory; Mathematical Physics; and Probability and Statistics.
This book explains what data harvesting and data mining are and how they are carried out. The importance of privacy is covered, as well as two of the most common applications of data harvesting and data mining: the selling of products and services, and the influencing of people's attitudes toward political issues. Teens learn ways that they can safeguard their data to protect their privacy.
Covers the +1Pedagogy™ project-based learning framework, which aims to help teachers stimulate students’ interest across disciplines, implement a turnkey, interdisciplinary framework, immerse students in authentic inquiry and real-world application, and integrate college and career readiness and digital technology.
This book provides research-based strategies that preK-12 administrators and teacher leaders can implement to effectively identify and support ELs (English learners), addressing their needs based on proficiency levels and content competencies, cultural and educational backgrounds, and instructional needs.
This book examines how people can become targets for cybercriminals, the dangers of identity theft, and how people can protect their financial data from attacks. Features include worksheets, key takeaways, a glossary, further readings, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Examines the differences between minority groups and white Americans across the economic, political, and social spectrums. Explores the experience of African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian-Americans, and other minority groups living in the United States.
This book traces the intersection of race and the law from America’s earliest days, through the era of slavery, the civil rights movement, and into the twenty-first century. It addresses various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse, with a clear summary of positions, as well as contemporary opinions from across the political and cultural spectrums.
In this book, the authors help readers understand what it takes to establish and maintain professional learning communities (PLCs) that align with the Learning Forward standards and increase educator effectiveness in order to provide the best outcomes for students.
This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume outlines the fundamental concepts involved in real estate investment, delves into the nuances of estate planning and succession, and highlights the real estate investment opportunities in emerging international markets.
This book provides educators with effective tools for initiating and mastering reflective practice alone, with partners, in small groups, and schoolwide.
This book examines how journalism is evolving to meet the demands of digital media, where lies often spread faster than truth, and news consumers expect journalism to be a conversation, not a lecture. Examines the historical roots of journalism’s crisis and possible solutions, provides context for the 2016 election’s 'fake news' phenomenon, and explains what savvy journalists are doing to rebuild trust in real journalism.
This book shows teachers how to use readily available technology tools to create environments where students gain 21st century skills, collaborate with others around the globe, and realize that their work matters.
Contains articles examining religions originating from the Middle East, South Asia, and East Asia as well as beliefs in the spirit world and a higher power.
Profiles a diverse collection of famous people from around the world from past to present, detailing the influence of these individuals in the course of history.
This book goes far beyond the simplistic directive 'Just look online!' that many young researchers may be given when they are assigned school research. It provides the modern young researcher with strategies and tools that will yield the best information and help him or her organize and present that information effectively.
This book reveals how gains in student achievement can narrow achievement gaps when teachers are given the tools needed to use 'assessment for learning'.
This book examines the use of robots and why they are poised to transform the health care industry. In some places robots are already carrying meals to patients, carting away dirty laundry, disinfecting floors, dispensing medication, assisting with surgeries, and helping patients with limited mobility.
This book provides an overview on the current state of library automation, addresses the need for changing personnel to accommodate these changes, and assesses the future for academic libraries as a whole.
Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.
Contains articles about science and nature that detail natural phenomena, rocks and minerals, energy and atoms, and biographies of famous scientists.
This book explores sustainable agriculture practices to meet the future food needs of a growing global population while also keeping the planet healthy. Toward that end, scientists are working to develop new tools and technologies for combating pests, promoting biodiversity, and enhancing other sustainable agricultural practices.
This book provides a comprehensive examination of the latest strategies and methods for tracking and blocking threats within industries that work heavily with this technology.
This book presents research in theoretical and practical resilience and security aspects of intelligent data-centric critical systems and networks. It also analyzes concepts and technologies that are successfully used in the implementation of intelligent data-centric critical systems and communication networks, touching on future developments.
This book shows why storytelling can pack the emotional punch to turn routine presentations into productive relationships. It explains products or services in ways that resonate, connecting people and creates momentum. Stories speak to the part of the brain where decisions are made.
Provides profiles, in detail, of ongoing separatist movements across six major regions around the world.
This book shows how to write and use team-designed common formative assessments that help ensure all students master essential skills and concepts.
This book explains how to break out of your mental box, reignite natural curiosity, and move step by step through a set of exercises that help individuals and teams fuel creativity through tight deadlines and create more ideas in brainstorming sessions.
This book describes state-of-the-art devices, including tracking devices to monitor endangered animals or help find lost pets and sensors in water treatment facilities that can help control a city's water supply.
This book shows how to integrate writing into your lesson plans with 32 written response activities that help students process information and ideas in short, powerful sessions. The authors invigorate tools like GIST, Herringbone, and Anticipation Guides, and organize them into sections on Vocabulary and Concept Development, Comprehension, Discussion, and Research & Inquiry.
This title contains a compendium of the latest academic material on the usage, strategies, and applications of social media in education today. Including innovative studies on online networks, social constructivism, and collaborative learning, this publication is a source for educators, professionals, school administrators, researchers, and practitioners in the field of education.
New polls show that a majority of kids hope to become social media stars one day. But only a handful will benefit from the billions of dollars advertisers dole out to social media influencers annually. This book illustrates the positive and negative aspects of this trend, with anecdotes and quotes from winners, losers, and industry insiders.
This book covers current research trends in the area of social networks analysis and mining, sharing research from experts in the social network analysis and mining communities.
Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volumes focus is on social networking.
This book examines issues related to social networking. More than one-third of the world’s population now uses social networking, which is having a huge impact on the way people think, communicate, and interact.
This book provides a state of the art overview of recent findings and future research challenges regarding physical, chemical and biological processes controlling soil carbon, nitrogen dynamic and greenhouse gas emissions from soils.
This book presents key aspects of soil chemistry in environmental science, including dose responses, risk characterization, and practical applications of calculations using spreadsheets. It offers a holistic, practical approach to the application of environmental chemistry to soil science.
Examines numerous aspects of space exploration. Presents the facts on space exploration's successes and failures, and the questions that surround them.
Explores the role of sports in American society. Covers participation and attendance at sporting events; the sports industry; illegal gambling and performance-enhancing drugs; and student athletes.
Explores the role of sports in American society. Covers participation and attendance at sporting events; the sports industry; illegal gambling and performance-enhancing drugs; and student athletes.
Examines the issues surrounding educational tests and measurements and provides an overview of the topic.
This book shows how to use an integrated approach to bring business analytics and HR analytics together by presenting a thorough and realistic treatment of the reasons for and challenges of taking an integrated approach.
This book provides readers with a step-by-step overview of how to make the most of their search activities so they can get the information they want and need with just a few keystrokes, swipes, or clicks.
This text provides research-based tools that are aligned with NCTM and CCSS; describes diagnostic methods for error analysis that pinpoint specific student misconceptions; supplies specific intervention strategies and activities; and includes tools for analyzing student work and providing interventions within an RTI framework.
The series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an introduction to a number of marketing policies and strategies as well as their applications in a variety of marketing channels. It begins by describing promotional policies and strategic marketing approaches before discussing a number of applications, including Internet marketing and personal selling.
The series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an introduction to organizational and managerial strategies that can improve performance, productivity and consistency. The collection begins by looking at a number of approaches to organizational structure before reviewing the tools and strategies available to business managers seeking to streamline their operations.
Impressing their followers on social media, maintaining healthy friendships, and acing tests are just a few sources of stress and anxiety for teens today. About one in three teens between 13 and 18 years old will experience an anxiety disorder and about 31 percent report feeling overwhelmed due to stress. This book offers information, support, and coping techniques for teens experiencing stress and anxiety. Includes photographs and relatable stories.
This book provides the latest scholarly research on the impact that gender, nationality, and language have on educational systems. It covers a broad range of topics and perspectives such as internationalization, intercultural competency, and gender equity.
This book collects and analyzes students’ experiences in service-learning contexts, giving fodder for rethinking strategies and finding optimal pedagogies for successful community engagement.
In this book, young readers will learn about the science behind automobiles. It provides a timeline, easy-to follow steps, and how-to pictures so they can do science-based car projects like a balloon car or a mini motor.
In this book, young readers will learn about the history of the camera. It provides a timeline, easy-to follow steps, and how-to pictures so they can do science-based camera projects like a pinhole camera or a sun print.
In this book, young readers will learn about the history of the phonograph. It provides a timeline, easy-to follow steps, and how-to pictures so they can do science-based projects like making a voice recorder or a sound wave experiment.
In this book, young readers will learn about the history and the science behind the telegraph. It provides a timeline, easy-to follow steps, and how-to pictures so they can do science-based projects like making an electric magnet or learning a flag alphabet and Morse code.
In this book, young readers will learn about the science behind the invention of the telephone. It provides a timeline, easy-to follow steps, and how-to pictures so they can do science-based projects like making a faraday box or creating sound waves.
Focuses on a well-rounded approach to special education, including perspectives on administration and leadership, course development, psychological and counseling support, educational technologies, and classroom management strategies. Emphasizes timely research focused on creating opportune learning environments for children on the autism spectrum.
This book shows how to facilitate better and deeper learning. Packed with practical strategies that teachers can use every day to increase student achievement, discover what educational neuroscience says about nurturing a 'growth mindset' and creating classrooms that support and encourage students to take risks and 'fail forward.'
This book presents an intuitive yet highly innovative and field-tested partnership model that promotes 21st-century student learning through technology.
This book provides the pedagogical best practices needed to promote your students’ strengths and abilities for life-long success. It offers practical tips on effective IEPs, personal stories from adults with learning differences, and suggestions from real teachers.
This book provides educators with methodologies for helping teens develop independence and responsibility, collaborate and communicate effectively, establish valuable work habits, and harness emotions and motivation.
This book provides the information needed to survive a technical career, enabling prospective technical career candidates and those currently in technical careers to explore all technical education possibilities, industries, disciplines, and specialties. It better equips the reader to deal with the tough situations and decisions they have to make throughout their career, including preparing for the workforce, employment challenges, and dealing with on-the-job situations.
Collection of articles describing the great inventors and inventions that have changed the world regarding transportation, energy, daily life, and communication.
This book presents the view that beliefs, history, research, and policy are essential to changing the educational system with technology.
Explores best practices in assisting students in understanding engineering concepts through interactive and virtual environments.
In first-person accounts, young adults discuss their efforts to overcome challenges including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder.
Dieting can be an effective way to lose weight, but only when it is done safely and under a doctor’s advice. Dangerous forms of dieting can be harmful to teens’ health. This book explores the causes of dangerous dieting, how it affects teens, and ways in which teens can protect themselves and get help.
Social media can be a useful tool for teens, but its power and popularity can also make it hazardous. This book explores the causes of social media concerns, how these issues affect teens, and ways in which teens can protect themselves and get help.
This book spotlights the 25 most important sitcoms to ever air on American television—shows that made generations laugh, challenged our ideas regarding gender, family, race, marital roles, and sexual identity, and now serve as time capsules of U.S. history.
This book discusses what today's artists are doing, how they attract a following, and what they are saying through their artwork, while also examining how animation is featured in all sorts of instructional, scientific, and legal simulations.
This book discusses various types of graphic communication, such as a map explaining a subway system, an Internet meme about women's empowerment, or a logo on a laptop.
Contains articles that explore different formats of art, from visual to performing, as well as brief biographies of influential artists from the past and present.
Provides global perspectives on such topics as the sustainable design of sports stadiums, the use of social media and advertising in sports marketing, the economic impact on cities hosting mega events, sports governance models, the Olympic and Paralympic Games, coaching and player development, gender representation in sports, sports violence and injury, and many others.
This book provides educators with a comprehensive guide to implementing a research-based approach to professional learning that drives educator effectiveness and promotes learning for every student. Step-by-step guidance to implementation supported by numerous tools, protocols, and examples is also provided.
Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.
This book discusses the types of education people can pursue after high school, explores tuition costs for both public and private schools, and explains how to search for financial aid, scholarships, and grants. Features include worksheets, key takeaways, a glossary, further readings, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
This book presents current agricultural problems that could impact our world in the future. By learning about things like deforestation, soil erosion, and decreasing biodiversity, students will understand sustainability and climate change, and will recognize the importance of these issues. Readers are encouraged to think critically about the environment and come up with their own solutions for the future.
This book describes common sexually transmitted diseases, their symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments, how they are transmitted, and how to prevent the spread of the diseases.
This book presents methods that provide reliable governance, controls, and risk and exposure management for enterprise data and the programs that rely on it.
This book presents a progression of current viewpoints that reflect the many facets of the death penalty debate.
This book helps educators harness the power of connected collaboration by using the Internet and social media to easily leverage Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and beyond for profound professional growth. Tips and tools are provided to master and adapt to 21st Century teaching methodologies.
This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume summarizes the primary components of entrepreneurship, outlines the various funding opportunities for developing ventures, and provides insight on proven business strategies.
In this book, author Len Green, investor, entrepreneur, and business professor, shares inside secrets and tactics for launching a business.