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Learn to knit cables on looms, with 9 patterns including slipper socks, baby sweater, purse, hat, scarf, mitts, shawl, backpack and throw.
Young designer Anna Wilkinson offers the cutest patterns ever for garments and accessories, plus comprehensive tutorials for beginners and intermediate knitters alike.Colorful, fun, and utterly adorable, Anna Wilkinson's designs appeal to beginner knitters who haven't been inspired by typical beginner projects. These 20 patterns in her first book are flattering to women of all shapes, exceptionally easy to wear, and surprisingly easy to knit. Learn to Knit, Love to Knit teaches the basics of the craft with clear, step-by-step photos and tips to guide knitting newbies through the fundamentals. The 10 basic "Learn to Knit" projects include a color-block scarf, quick-to-knit hats, and mix-and-match wrist-warmers in a rainbow of colors. The following 10 "Love to Knit" designs introduce more advanced techniques, including cables, slip-stitch patterns, and color work. Including a tweed cape, classic cardigans, and a tartan sweater, these unique pieces will inspire beginners to pick up a pair of needles and fall in love with knitting.
10 fun and easy patterns plus instructions and techniques for beginners of the knitting looms.
Learn to Sign the Fun Way! Let Your Fingers Do the Talking with Games, Puzzles, and Activities in American Sign Languageby Penny Warner
The perfect guide to signing for everyone! Never before has learning to sign been so simple and so much fun! Whether you are a teacher or a parent, this lively self-guided book of American Sign Language (ASL) will quickly become your kids' new favorite teacher! Learn to Sign the Fun Waygoes beyond the manual alphabet and teaches the beautiful language of sign--the United States' fourth most pervasive language--in a simple, interactive format. Signers-to-be will discover: ·Great games to make learning ASL an entertaining adventure ·Activities for both the individual and the classroom ·Cool groups of signs that appeal esspecially to kids ·And much more! Kids love to sign, whether it be to communicate with a hearing-impaired individual or as a "secret" language with their friends. With this illustrated book they'll quickly and easily become signing superstars! Inside are cool signs for kids, including: ·People signs ·Alphabet and numbers ·Animals ·Food and drinks ·Home signs ·Clothing ·Color ·Sports ·Activity signs ·Thoughts and feelings ·Action signs ·Body parts ·School talk ·Calendar signs ·Silly and fun signs
Before Steven Pinker wrote bestsellers on language and human nature, he wrote severaltechnical monographs on language acquisition that have become classics in cognitive science. Learnability and Cognition, first published in 1989, brought together two bigtopics: how do children learn their mother tongue, and how does the mind represent basic categoriesof meaning such as space, time, causality, agency, and goals? The stage for this synthesis was setby the fact that when children learn a language, they come to make surprisingly subtle distinctions:pour water into the glass and fill the glass with water soundnatural, but pour the glass with water and fill water into theglass sound odd. How can this happen, given that children are not reliably corrected foruttering odd sentences, and they don't just parrot back the correct ones they hear from theirparents? Pinker resolves this paradox with a theory of how children acquire the meaning and uses ofverbs, and explores that theory's implications for language, thought, and the relationship betweenthem. As Pinker writes in a new preface, "The Secret Life of Verbs," thephenomena and ideas he explored in this book inspired his 2007 bestseller The Stuff ofThought: Language as a Window into Human Nature. These technical discussions, he notes,provide insight not just into language acquisition but into literary metaphor, scientificunderstanding, political discourse, and even the conceptions of sexuality that go intoobscenity.
A critical look at four high-prevalence mild disabilities as seen from several unique perspectives: mild intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, and ADHD. The text also considers the Autism Spectrum Disorders, such as HFA and Asperger's Syndrome, in addition to other mild conditions such as communication disorders. This text looks first at the concept of disability from conventional categorical perspectives, and then shifts to focusing on learners from the perspective of alternative, non-categorical frameworks. It describes students with disabilities and related conditions with respect to a variety of individual strengths and needs, considering their cognitive, perceptual, language, academic learning, and social/emotional characteristics. The reader is encouraged to apply these conceptual frameworks through the analysis of numerous vignettes and extended case studies that are drawn from the experiences of real children and teachers throughout the text. Using this non-categorical framework best prepares special educators for the complex job of providing effective services to the full and unique spectrum of students with mild disabilities.
Essays by leading scholars provide an introduction to feminist inquiry and theory.
What is the design of the mind? What does that design imply for education? This comprehensive and engaging introduction to human learning and its applications to education focuses on these vital questions by exploring the theories of knowledge, complex cognition, and human intelligence, presenting a clear and interesting overview of the human mind through multiple theoretical lenses. The author delineates how the mind has a clear design, or architecture, that explains simple acts of memory and complex cognition, to highly creative acts and leaps of scientific or artistic insight. Topics covered throughout the text include: memory, motivation, cognitive development, the brain, and intelligence. Unique to this text, the author has provided an interdisciplinary chapter dedicated to theories of knowledge, extended coverage of expert-novice differences and talent development, and a chapter devoted to intelligence. Readers will appreciate special features like Learning Strategies which cover specific application of the theories to classroom practice, and Interest Magnets which explore fascinating topics such as photographic memory, sleep learning, and Einstein's brain. Written like a narrative, Learning and Cognition: The Design of the Mind will delight its readers' interest and attention as they learn about the theories of human learning and cognition and the improvement of the mind through education.
Instruction tailored to the individual student, learning and teaching outside the limits of time and space--ideas that were once considered science fiction are now educational reality, with the prospect of an intelligent Web 3.0 not far distant. Alongside these innovations exists an emerging set of critical-thinking challenges, as Internet users create content and learners (and teachers) take increased responsibility in their work. Learning and Instruction in the Digital Age nimbly balances the technological and pedagogical aspects of these rapid changes, gathering papers from noted researchers on a wealth of topics relating to cognitive approaches to learning and teaching, mental models, online learning, communications, and innovative educational technologies, among them: Cognition and student-centered, Web-based learning, The progression of mental models throughout a course of instruction, Experiencing education with 3D virtual worlds, Expanding educational boundaries through multi-school collaboration, Adapting e-learning to different learning styles, The student blog as reflective diary. With its blend of timely ideas and forward thinking, Learning and Instruction in the Digital Age will enrich the work of researchers in educational psychology, educational technology, and cognitive science.
This book illustrates how various topics in learning and memory are related.
Developments in neuroscience have changed the field of learning and memory significantly in the last ten years. This comprehensive introduction to learning and memory covers behavioural processes, brain systems, and clinical perspectives.
A new edition of this book is available `The focus of the book is on the "professional", developed through an overall professional language and an insistence that academic freedom must be matched by academic responsibility. To the best of my knowledge, this makes it different from all other existing books on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, and it is for that reason that it must be read' - Lewis Elton, Professor of Higher Education, University College London, British Joural Educational Technology `For too long we have waited for a book that brings together the best contemporary thinking about learning and teaching and that connects with academics' everyday teaching practice in an engaging way. At last, in this book, we have it' - Ronald Barnett, Institute of Education, University of London This book addresses the practice of learning and teaching within higher education. Higher education is currently a sector challenged worldwide by increased numbers and diversity of students, tougher demands for professional accountability, increasing calls for educational relevance, thinning resources and the exacting demands of a global education market. This book brings together key issues of theory and practice to develop an overall professional `language' of teaching situated within communities of academic practice. This `language' provides teachers with a conceptual `vocabulary' and` grammar' for understanding and improving practice, enables them to critically reflect upon their teaching in a range of key `genres' of practice and proposes a strategy for conducting and producing evidence for continuous professional development in learning and teaching. It provides a structure for developing teaching and learning strategies appropriate to the distinctive subjects and conditions of the individual university teacher and their academic community. Learning & Teaching in Higher Education: The Reflective Professional is intended for lecturers, researchers, staff developers and others providing and/or supporting teaching in higher and professional education. The book covers a wide range of practical elements of teaching and learning in higher education curriculum. It draws upon theory, practice and current educational research to provide a distinctive way of thinking about and integrating the many aspects of learning and teaching in higher education into a comprehensive and coherent professional practice.
This popular text for secondary teacher trainees covers all the key issues for learning and teaching in secondary schools and is a core text for all those working towards QTS. Focusing on a range of important topics, the text provides an essential summary of educational research and includes both reflective and school-based practical tasks. Throughout, case studies make essential links between theory and practice and the text focuses on what trainees need to know. This fourth edition includes new chapters on Masters level study for PGCE and pastoral care, citizenship and PSHE.
Learning And Understanding: Improving Advanced Study Of Mathematics And Science In U.s. High Schoolsby Committee on Programs for Advanced Study of Mathematics Science in American High Schools
This book takes a fresh look at programs for advanced studies for high school students in the United States, with a particular focus on the Advanced Placement and the International Baccalaureate programs, and asks how advanced studies can be significantly improved in general. It also examines two of the core issues surrounding these programs: they can have a profound impact on other components of the education system and participation in the programs has become key to admission at selective institutions of higher education.By looking at what could enhance the quality of high school advanced study programs as well as what precedes and comes after these programs, this report provides teachers, parents, curriculum developers, administrators, college science and mathematics faculty, and the educational research community with a detailed assessment that can be used to guide change within advanced study programs.
Want to build apps for Android devices? This book is the perfect way to master the fundamentals. Written by an expert who's taught this mobile platform to hundreds of developers in large organizations, this gentle introduction shows experienced object-oriented programmers how to use Android's basic building blocks to create user interfaces, store data, connect to the network, and more. You'll build a Twitter-like application throughout the course of this book, adding new features with each chapter. Along the way, you'll also create your own toolbox of code patterns to help you program any type of Android application with ease. Get an overview of the Android platform and discover how it fits into the mobile ecosystem Learn about the Android stack, including its application framework, and the structure and distribution of application packages (APK) Set up your Android development environment and get started with simple programs Use Android's building blocks--Activities, Intents, Services, Content Providers, and Broadcast Receivers Learn how to build basic Android user interfaces and organize UI elements in Views and Layouts Build a service that uses a background process to update data in your application Get an introduction to Android Interface Definition Language (AIDL) and the Native Development Kit (NDK)
Want to build apps for Android devices? This book is the perfect way to master the fundamentals. Written by experts who have taught this mobile platform to hundreds of developers in large organizations and startups alike, this gentle introduction shows experienced object-oriented programmers how to use Android's basic building blocks to create user interfaces, store data, connect to the network, and more. Throughout the book, you'll build a Twitter-like application, adding new features with each chapter. You'll also create your own toolbox of code patterns to help you program any type of Android application with ease. Become familiar with the Android platform and how it fits into the mobile ecosystem Dive into the Android stack, including its application framework and the APK application package Learn Android's building blocks: Activities, Intents, Services, Content Providers, and Broadcast Receivers Create basic Android user interfaces and organize UI elements in Views and Layouts Build a service that uses a background process to update data in your application
Integrate Google Maps with your Android application to offer feature-rich and interactive maps About This Book * Set up the development environment and obtain the Google API key to create your first map application * Create a cutting edge Google maps application by implementing all the concepts learned * A step-by-step tutorial guide that is full of pragmatic examples Who This Book Is For If you are an Android developer and want to integrate maps into your application, then this book is definitely for you. This book is intended for novice Android application developers who would like to get up and running with map rich applications using Google Maps. Some basic development experience would be helpful but it's not a mandate. What You Will Learn * Get to know about the basic development environment setup needed to create a successful map application * Generate an SHA1 fingerprint, obtain an API key, and create a basic map application * Detect different types of maps and implement them in your application * Add information to your map such as markers, overlays, information windows, and shapes * Explore the interaction with maps and work with gestures * Change the different camera views in your map application * Work with real-time GPS location data and implementing it in your application * Apply Street View and integrate the StreetViewPanoroma fragment to your application * Employ the native Google maps application to solve some of the tasks using intents * Create a cutting edge Google maps application by implementing all the concepts learned In Detail This book helps you to overcome the most common problems faced by users and helps you create a successful map application without any hassle. The book starts with a brief description of how to set up an environment and obtain an API key to create your map application. This book will teach you about adding markers, overlays, and information windows to the map in detail. You will then dive deep into customizing various types of maps and working with location data and Google Street view. By the end of this book, you will be able to create succinct map applications in Android using Google maps efficiently. Style and approach The book is tailored for the reader with a fundamental approach to Android Google Maps providing a step-by-step introduction to Android Google Maps. It focuses on simple, easy-to-understand examples that are pragmatic and serve as useful basis for real-world applications. Different topics are approached in a bottom-up fashion, gradually going from the simplest foundations to the most advanced features.
This is a solution-based book, showcasing the real power of ArcGIS Geodatabase by following a real-world, example-based approach. This book is aimed at geospatial developers who want to work with ArcGIS geodatabases as well as manage them. Having knowledge of building a geodatabase from scratch isn't a must; Learning ArcGIS Geodatabases is ideal for those who want to use ArcGIS geodatabase for the first time, or for those who want to migrate from their existing legacy database to a geodatabase.
During the past twenty-five years, researchers have made impressive advances in pinpointing effective learning strategies (namely, activities the learner engages in during learning that are intended to improve learning). In Learning as a Generative Activity: Eight Learning Strategies that Promote Understanding, Logan Fiorella and Richard E. Mayer share eight evidence-based learning strategies that promote understanding: summarizing, mapping, drawing, imagining, self-testing, self-explaining, teaching, and enacting. Each chapter describes and exemplifies a learning strategy, examines the underlying cognitive theory, evaluates strategy effectiveness by analyzing the latest research, pinpoints boundary conditions, and explores practical implications and future directions. Each learning strategy targets generative learning, in which learners actively make sense out of the material so they can apply their learning to new situations. This concise, accessible introduction to learning strategies will benefit students, researchers, and practitioners in educational psychology, as well as general readers interested in the important twenty-first-century skill of regulating one's own learning.
Bailey Flanigan is growing closer to her dream to be an actress and dancer in New York while Cody coaches a small high school football team . . . on and off the field. But neither feels complete without the chance to share their dreams with one another. Can distance truly make the heart grow fonder? Or will Cody learn to turn to others to share in his happiness? And when tragedy strikes? Who will be there to provide comfort in the face of loss? As Cody's past catches up with him, he must learn to reach out for help or risk withdrawing permanently inside himself. Both Bailey and Cody find themselves learning significant life lessons in this poignant love story, featuring members from Karen Kingsbury's popular Baxter family.
If you have experience with the Python language and are interested in getting started with electronics, then BeagleBone Black is the perfect platform for you and this book will provide you with the information you need.
Embrace the new world of fiance by leveraging the power of crypto-currencies using Bitcoin and the BlockchainAbout This BookSet up your own wallet, buy and sell Bitcoin, and execute custom transactions on the BlockchainLeverage the power of Bitcoin to reduce transaction costs and eliminate fraudA practical step-by-step guide to break down the Bitcoin technology to ensure safe transactionsWho This Book Is ForIf you are familiar with online banking and want to expand your finances into a resilient and transparent currency, this book is ideal for you. A basic understanding of online wallets and financial systems will be highly beneficial to unravel the mysteries of Bitcoin.What You Will LearnSet up your wallet and buy a Bitcoin in a flash while understanding the basics of addresses and transactionsAcquire the knack of buying, selling, and trading Bitcoins with online marketplacesSecure and protect your Bitcoins from online theft using Brainwallets and cold storageUnderstand how Bitcoin's underlying technology, the Blockchain, works with simple illustrations and explanationsConfigure your own Bitcoin node and execute common operations on the networkDiscover various aspects of mining Bitcoin and how to set up your own mining rigDive deeper into Bitcoin and write scripts and multi-signature transactions on the networkExplore the various alt-coins and get to know how to compare them and their valueIn DetailThe financial crisis of 2008 raised attention to the need for transparency and accountability in the financial world. As banks and governments were scrambling to stay solvent while seeking a sustainable plan, a powerfully new and resilient technology emerged.Bitcoin, built on a fundamentally new technology called "The Blockchain," offered the promise of a new financial system where transactions are sent directly between two parties without the need for central control.Bitcoin exists as an open and transparent financial system without banks, governments, or corporate support. Simply put, Bitcoin is "programmable money" that has the potential to change the world on the same scale as the Internet itself.This book arms you with immense knowledge of Bitcoin and helps you implement the technology in your money matters, enabling secure transactions.We first walk through the fundamentals of Bitcoin, illustrate how the technology works, and exemplify how to interact with this powerful and new financial technology. You will learn how to set up your online Bitcoin wallet, indulge in buying and selling of bitcoins, and manage their storage. We then get to grips with the most powerful algorithm of all times: the Blockchain, and learn how crypto-currencies can reduce the risk of fraud for e-commerce merchants and consumers.With a solid base of Blockchain, you will write and execute your own custom transactions. Most importantly, you will be able to protect and secure your Bitcoin with the help of effective solutions provided in the book. Packed with plenty of screenshots, Learning Bitcoin is a simple and painless guide to working with Bitcoin.Style and approachThis is an easy-to-follow guide to working with Bitcoin and the Blockchain technology. This book is ideal for anyone who wants to learn the basics of Bitcoin and explore how to set up their own transactions.
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