Browse Results

Help

Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the Help Center.

Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.

  • Bookshare Web Reader - A customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
  • DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - A digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
  • BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - Digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
  • MP3 (MPEG audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
  • DAISY Audio - Similar to the DAISY option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivonas Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.
  • EPUB - A standard e-book format that can be read on many tools, such as iBooks, Readium or others.
  • Word - Accessible Word output, which can be unzipped and opened in any tool that allows .docx files
Showing 4,851 through 4,875 of 18,109 results

The Common Core Mathematics Standards: Transforming Practice Through Team Leadership (Corwin Mathematics Ser.)

by Don S. Balka Ted H. Hull Ruth Harbin Miles

Transform math instruction with effective CCSS leadership The Common Core State Standards for mathematics describe the “habits of mind” that teachers should develop in their students without which the content standards cannot be successfully implemented. This professional development resource helps principals and math leaders grapple with the changes that must be addressed so that teachers can implement the practices required by the CCSS. Included are: A clear explanation of the CCSS for Mathematical Practice Techniques to help leadership teams collaboratively implement and maintain the new standards A proficiency matrix with examples of instructional strategies for helping students reach competency in each standard

Developing a Learning Classroom: Moving Beyond Management Through Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor

by Ned A. Cooper Betty K. Garner

Discover powerful ways to connect with your students! All too often, managing a classroom means gaining control and implementing rules. Designed for any teacher struggling with student behavior, motivation, and engagement, this book explores how to create a thriving, learning-centered classroom through relationships, relevance, and rigor. Filled with classroom stories and immediate action steps, the book shows how to: Develop an interactive learning mindset Create a safe environment where students flourish Uncover a student's learning profile as well as your own teaching style Create classroom practices and procedures with student input Use brain-based instructional strategies to keep students engaged

The Rock 'n' Roll Classroom: Using Music to Manage Mood, Energy, and Learning

by Richard Allen W. W. Wood

Pump up the volume to increase student learning! Drawing on educational and neuroscientific research, the authors unlock the mystery of managing mood, energy, and learning with music in this one-of-a-kind handbook. No matter what subject or grade you teach, The Rock 'n' Roll Classroom provides all the notes you’ll need to shake up your classroom and engage each of your students, including: Playlists customized for specific purposes like reducing students’ stress or increasing focus Tips and tricks for accessing all your tunes easily and inexpensively Anecdotes from teachers about how they use music to manage everyday situations Sample lessons across grade levels

Planting the Seeds of Algebra, PreK–2: Explorations for the Early Grades

by Monica M. Neagoy

Help young minds explore algebraic concepts This book shows teachers how to create a strong foundation in algebra for very young children. Using in-depth math “explorations,” the author unpacks—step by step—the hidden connections to higher algebra. Each exploration contains an elegantly simple grade-banded lesson (on addition, subtraction, patterns, and odd and even numbers), followed by a discussion of the lesson's algebra connections, as well as suggestions for additional problems to explore. Throughout, readers will find: Clear explanations of algebraic connections Specific strategies for teaching the key ideas of algebra Lesson modifications for older or younger students An array of age-appropriate problems and games

ELL Shadowing as a Catalyst for Change

by Ivannia M. Soto

Experience a day in the life of an ELL What if you could barely understand what your teacher was saying? ELL shadowing helps teachers experience the classroom from the student’s point of view. The author describes how to implement this easily accessible form of professional development, outlines specific strategies for adapting instruction to engage ELLs, and provides supporting videos on a companion website. Benefits include: Increased teacher sensitivity to ELLs’ school experiences A heightened sense of urgency to help ELLs learn academic language and content Improved classroom instruction that spreads throughout schools and districts More engaged students who are more likely to stay in school and reach their potential

The Global Fourth Way: The Quest for Educational Excellence

by Professor Andrew Hargreaves Dennis L. Shirley

Learn from global lessons of successful educational change! Deep and lasting educational reform doesn’t happen overnight. This example-packed sequel to The Fourth Way draws upon inspiring examples unearthed by brand new research to challenge educational leaders, teachers, and policy makers to put proven strategies to work promoting student achievement and the high quality teaching that drives it. With striking success stories from diverse systems around the world, Hargreaves and Shirley discuss: The real-life, nitty-gritty challenges facing change leaders Stumbling blocks to enacting best principles and practices Developing and implementing a plan of action to overcome challenges to lasting change

Moving From Spoken to Written Language With ELLs

by Ivannia M. Soto

Mastering spoken language is the key to writing success for English Language Learning ELLs struggle to meet the writing demands of the Common Core State Standards. In this book, ELL expert Ivannia Soto demonstrates how oral language development is the key to building writing skills. She offers educators a powerful set of tools for implementation at both classroom and policy levels, including: • Exciting spoken techniques such as Socratic Seminar, Frayer model and Think-Pair-Share that build vocabulary and extend into academic writing • Approaches to teaching three essential styles of writing: argumentative, procedural, and narrative • Sample lesson plans and graphic organizer templates

Foundations of Qualitative Research: Interpretive and Critical Approaches

by Jerry W. Willis

Foundations of Qualitative Research introduces key theoretical and epistemological concepts replete with historical and current real-world examples. Author Jerry W. Willis provides an invaluable resource to guide the critical and qualitative inquiry process written in an accessible and non-intimidating style that brings these otherwise difficult concepts to life.

Gospel Reset: Salvation Made Relevant

by Ken Ham

In this easy-to-read book, Ken Ham gives us a primer in Creation science evangelism using two very different sermons from the book of Acts that were designed to reach two different audiences — the churched and the unchurched. Jew and Gentile — to effectively reach the lost. Outlines the social and moral consequences that modern culture’s war on the Bible is having on society Provides helpful insight into understanding how to evangelize to young people Offers guidance on how to ensure churches are properly equipping their members to defend their faith

Religion in Sociological Perspective

by Keith A. Roberts David A. Yamane

This fully updated Sixth Edition of Religion in Sociological Perspective introduces students to the basic theories and methods in the field, and shows them how to apply these analytic tools to new groups they encounter. Authors Keith A Roberts and David Yamane explore three interdependent subsystems of religion—meaning, structure, and belonging—and their connections to the larger social structure. While they cover the major theoretical paradigms of the field and employ various middle-range theories to explore specific processes, they use the open systems model as a single unifying framework to integrate the theories and enhance student understanding.

Family Stress Management: A Contextual Approach

by Pauline E. Boss Dr Chalandra M. Bryant Professor Jay A. Mancini

The Third Edition of Family Stress Management by Pauline Boss, Chalandra M. Bryant, and Jay A. Mancini continues its original commitment to recognize both the external and internal contexts in which distressed families find themselves. With its hallmark Contextual Model of Family Stress (CMFS), the Third Edition provides practitioners and researchers with a useful framework to understand and help distressed individuals, couples, and families. The example of a universal stressor—a death in the family—highlights cultural differences in ways of coping. Throughout, there is new emphasis on diversity and the nuances of family stress management—such as ambiguous loss—plus new discussions on family resilience and community as resources for support.

Using Equity Audits to Create Equitable and Excellent Schools

by Linda E. Skrla James Joseph Scheurich Kathryn B. McKenzie

Use the power of equity audits to help eliminate achievement gaps and educational bias! Grounded solidly in theory and the use of data, this resource provides practical, easy-to-implement strategies for effectively using equity audits to ensure a high-quality education for all students, regardless of socio-economic class. Readers will discover how to increase equity awareness at school and district levels and remedy inequalities in teacher quality, program design, and student achievement by using: A set of “inequity indicators” for evaluating schools, generating essential data, and identifying problem areas; Nine skill sets for improved equity-oriented teaching; Charts, graphs, and support materials that can be customized for specific settings.

Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning

by Marc R. Prensky

A new paradigm for teaching and learning in the 21st century! Marc Prensky, who first coined the terms "digital natives" and "digital immigrants," presents an innovative model that promotes student learning through the use of technology. Discover how to implement partnership learning, in which: Digitally literate students specialize in content finding, analysis, and presentation via multiple media Teachers specialize in guiding student learning, providing questions and context, designing instruction, and assessing quality Administrators support, organize, and facilitate the process schoolwide Technology becomes a tool that students use for learning essential skills and "getting things done"

Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms

by Willard H. Richardson

Explore the wide world of new, easy-to-use Web publishing and information gathering tools! Written for educators of all disciplines, this third edition of a bestseller provides real examples from K–12 teachers around the world on how Web tools allow students to learn more, create more, and communicate better. Updated with materials on Web publishing and information literacy, this resource opens up a new toolbox for both novice and tech-savvy educators, with how-to steps for teaching with: Weblogs Wikis Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds and aggregators Social bookmarking Online photo galleries Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter

Science Formative Assessment, Volume 2: 50 More Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning

by Page D. Keeley

Deepen scientific understanding with formative assessment! Only by really knowing what your students are thinking can you design learning opportunities that deepen content mastery and meet their individual needs. In this highly engaging resource, internationally respected expert Page Keeley shares 50 new techniques to pinpoint student understanding before, during, and after instruction. In addition to promoting best practices in the classroom, the techniques shared here support learning and link instruction to the Next Generation Science Standards. These flexible assessments can be used with any science curriculum, along with: Practical strategies for use throughout the instruction cycle Considerations for implementation and suggestions for modification An explanation of how each technique promotes learning

Thinking Through Quality Questioning: Deepening Student Engagement

by Jackie A. Walsh Beth D. Sattes

Asking the right questions is the answer This groundbreaking book provides teachers with an accessible, research-based blueprint for developing student metacognitive skills and ensuring that students take responsibility for their own learning. The authors use the findings of cognitive scientists to highlight quality questioning behaviors and explain how to apply them for improved student outcomes. Key features include: Short vignettes of quality questioning in action Evidence that ties question strategy to student achievement An overview of collaborative, written, electronic, and group response strategies Examples of how quality questioning connects to formative assessment Special note regarding the eBook version: Some figures have been redacted in compliance with digital rights permissions.

The Complete Guide to RTI: An Implementation Toolkit

by Dolores T. Burton John W. Kappenberg

Are you prepared for the RTI evolution? This comprehensive toolkit explains why RTI is one of the most important educational initiatives in recent history and sets the stage for RTI’s future role in teacher education and practice. The authors demonstrate innovative ways to use RTI to inform instruction and guide curriculum development in inclusive classroom settings. The text features strategies, techniques, and online resources for evaluating existing programs and implementing RTI effectively, including: A leadership framework for school and district administrators Applications in reading and literacy, mathematics, and behavior support Guidelines for involving parents, students, and communities

Excited to Learn: Motivation and Culturally Responsive Teaching

by Dr Margery B. Ginsberg

Transforming student’s motivation as the major driver in the classroom! Excited to Learn is grounded in Ginsberg and Wlodkowski's Motivational Framework for Culturally-Responsive Teaching and includes over 50 teaching strategies for a broad range of grade levels and subject areas. These field-tested and research-validated tools provide a blend of theory and practice educators. The book identifies and provides easily customized teaching methods based on four conditions of the framework: Inclusion (respect and connectedness) Attitude (choice and relevance) Meaning (challenge and engagement) Competence (authenticity and effectiveness) Illustrated through narrative and outline formats, the framework is attuned to the planning needs of busy educators.

Type on Screen: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Developers, and Students (Design Briefs Ser.)

by Ellen Lupton Maryland Institute College of Art

The long awaited follow-up to our all-time bestseller Thinking with Type is here. Type on Screen is the definitive guide to using classic typographic concepts of form and structure to make dynamic compositions for screen-based applications. Covering a broad range of technologies—from electronic publications and websites to videos and mobile devices—this hands-on primer presents the latest information available to help designers make critical creative decisions, including how to choose typefaces for the screen, how to style beautiful, functional text and navigation, how to apply principles of animation to text, and how to generate new forms and experiences with code-based operations. Type on Screen is an essential design tool for anyone seeking clear and focused guidance about typography for the digital age.

Bobbi Brown Beauty from the Inside Out: Makeup * Wellness * Confidence

by Bobbi Brown

Bestselling author and world-famous makeup artist Bobbi Brown reveals her secrets to radiant beauty in this gorgeous lifestyle guide. Featuring the best beauty food recipes, fitness tailoring, recommendations on nutrients, and restorative yoga and mindfulness, Bobbi lays the foundation for beauty from within. Building on her lifelong philosophies, she provides essential skincare routines, cool makeup techniques, the latest cutting-edge beauty treatments, and stunning makeovers to complement that inner glow. Full of inspiring photographs and illuminating contributions from experts in a range of wellness fields, Beauty from the Inside Out is the go-to manual for beautiful confidence for life.

The Ducksoup Cookbook: The Wisdom of Simple Cooking

by Tom Hill Clare Lattin

Sometimes a book comes out of a restaurant kitchen that speaks with such simplicity, wisdom, and surprise, that it inspires home cooks to rethink their approach to cooking. Ducksoup is one of these rare books. More than 130 recipes feature seasonal produce, meats, fishes, and cheeses elevated by achievable means. Over 130 color photographs and a design that's as delightfully original as the recipes bring the ambiance of this unique London restaurant— a Soho gem—to life, providing fresh thinking for cooks in kitchens everywhere.

Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from the Pitmasters, Revised & Updated with 32 New Recipes! (Legends Of Texas Ser.)

by Robb Walsh Jeffrey W. Savell

If barbecue in Texas is a religion, this book is its bible. Originally published only in print in 2002, this revised and updated edition explores all the new and exciting developments from the Lone Star State's evolving barbecue scene. The 100 recipes include 32 brand-new ones such as Smoke-Braised Beef Ribs and an extremely tender version of Pulled Pork. Profiles on legendary pitmasters like Aaron Franklin are featured alongside archival photography covering more than 100 years of barbecue history. Including the basic tools required to get started, secrets and methods from the state's masters, and step-by-step directions for barbecuing every cut of meat imaginable, this comprehensive book presents all the info needed to fire up the grill and barbecue Texas-style.

Student-Centered Coaching: A Guide for K–8 Coaches and Principals

by Diane Sweeney

Improve student outcomes with data-driven coaching Student-Centered Coaching is grounded on the premise that school-based coaching can be designed to directly impact student learning. Shifting the focus from “fixing” teachers to collaborating with them in designing instruction that targets for student achievement makes coaching more respectful and results-based. The book also underscores the critical role of the principal in fostering a culture of learning. Each chapter includes: A model for designing and implementing student-centered coaching Data-driven coaching tools and techniques focused on student learning Specific practices for leading a student-centered coaching effort

How to Deal With Teachers Who Are Angry, Troubled, Exhausted, or Just Plain Confused

by Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins

Use "Assertive Intervention" techniques to help difficult teachers become positive and energetic professionals! Managing difficult teachers effectively may be a principal’s most pressing challenge. In this research-based text, you will discover approaches that prove how even the most difficult teachers can become successful professionals. This indispensable handbook introduces Assertive Intervention techniques and shows principals how to improve daily interactions with troubled teachers. These strategies show how to: Confront difficult teachers calmly and confidently Conduct an Assertive Intervention Improve interactions with troublesome teachers Build a positive school culture

Refine Search

Showing 4,851 through 4,875 of 18,109 results