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The New English Language Arts Classroom

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Developed for pre-service and practicing educators in the K-12 English Language Arts (ELA) classroom, The New English Language Arts Classroom: Teaching in a Digital World is an anthology of readings that connect the ELA classroom to current technology and provide valuable, practical information about classroom trends and practices. The readings are organized into six sections that discuss the new ELA classroom, digital literacy, the reading and writing processes, listening and speaking skills, and viewing and visual representation. Specific topics include engaging students through digital literacy, teaching tips for working with Web 2.0 applications, technology for struggling readers, digital storytelling, integrating blogs into the classroom, enhancing vocabulary through podcasts, and best practices for differentiating reading instruction. Focusing on the most updated technology and its successful integration into the working classroom The New English Language Arts Classroom is ideal for courses that address teaching reading, language arts, and other foundational courses in English Language Arts curriculum. Nicole Luongo, who earned her Ed.D. at Nova Southeastern University, is an associate professor of education at St. Peter's University, New Jersey, where she is also the Director of Distance Learning. Her areas of interest include educational technology, digital tools in the classroom, and changes in education as a result of technology. She has served as a consultant for Vantage Learning and the Center for Educational Leadership and Technology. Her professional writing has appeared in theJournal of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey, the Johns Hopkins School of Education Journal, and the Journal for Computing Teachers.


Easy Tips For A Healthy Heart

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Easy Tips for a Healthy Heart Table of Contents Introduction Prevention of Heart Disease Cholesterol What Is Cholesterol? Cholesterol Rich Diet Is a Zero Fat Diet Beneficial? Triglycerides High Blood Pressure Diabetes and Coronary Blockages Obesity - Leading to Heart Problems Dieting to Reduce Obesity Medical Tests Reversing Heart Disease Rational Treatment Regime How Much Physical Activity Do You Need to Do? Your Dietary Habits Yoga and Meditation What is Yoga? How to Practice Yoga Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction Did you know that about 26.6 million people in the USA alone are suffering from heart disease? Multiply this many times, and you are going to find that heart ailments are one of the most potentially fatal diseases, all over the globe known to mankind. In ancient times, heart diseases were normally treated with superstitious awe. The terrible pain of a heart attack was considered to be a punishment from the gods who sent pain and split a heart and killed the wicked person. As people grew more and more sophisticated and knowledgeable, doctors began to look for ways and means in which they go to alleviate the problems of people suffering from heart disease. Some of the remedies, especially remedies using digitalis - foxglove - could only be used by experienced wise men. Foxglove, when taken in large quantities was definitely poisonous. On the other hand, in very small quantities, it stimulated the heart, in the shape of an extract called digoxin. The use of this extract to help treat heart diseases was supposedly "discovered" in 2012 by researchers. What they did not tell the general public was that alternative medicine practitioners all over the world have been using foxglove to treat heart diseases down the centuries. But then they knew their public. This news had to be told with lots of fanfare, publicity and statistics that a natural plant extract could help treat heart diseases before people would subject themselves to treatment by it. This book is going to give you a lot of time-tested tips to help keep your heart healthy. All of them are common sense tips and most of them have a scientific basis. They do not come under the alternative medicine category, because they talk about diet, stress management, exercise, and other ways in which you can keep your heart healthy. And all these factors are definitely going to be told to you by your own doctor, when you go for your normal medical checkup every three months or so.


A Companion To Digital Art

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Digital art is a complex and vibrantly dynamic form whose diversity reflects the exponential growth curve in computing power. This new Companion to the genre gives readers an inclusive, in-depth understanding of digital art, covering its history and evolution, aesthetics, and politics, as well as its often turbulent relationships with established institutions. The volume provides a platform for the most influential voices shaping the current discourse surrounding digital art. Their nuanced insights afford a robust and coherent appreciation of the current state of the field-and the possible paths its future development may follow.

Combining the seasoned perspectives of leading international experts with fresh work by emerging scholars, the Companion tackles key issues in digital art. It showcases critical and theoretical approaches from across the spectrum, taking in art-historical, philosophical, political, and gendered perspectives, among many others. The volume also covers digital art's primary practical challenges: how to present, document, and preserve pieces that could be erased forever by rapidly accelerating technological obsolescence. Up to date, forward looking, and critically reflective, this authoritative new collection is informed throughout by a deep appreciation of the technical intricacies of digital art.

Christiane Paul is Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies at the New School, New York, USA, and also Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Professor Paul is a noted curator who oversees the Whitney's artport web site and has for more than a decade conceived and administered the museum's new media exhibitions


Choosing And Using Digital Games In The Classroom 2016

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? ?This book presents an in-depth overview of the uses of digital games in education, from K-12 up through post-secondary. Beginning with a look at the history of games in education and the context for digital games, this book guides readers through various methods of serious game implementation, including the Magic Bullet Model, which focuses on the player's point of view of the game experience. The book also includes methods of measuring the effects of games in education and guidance on creating digital game-based learning lesson plans.


Foucault's Philosophy Of Art

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This book offers the first complete examination of Foucault's reflections on visual art, leading to new readings of his major texts."Foucault's Philosophy of Art: A Genealogy of Modernity" tells the story of how art shed the tasks with which it had traditionally been charged in order to become modern. Joseph J. Tanke offers the first complete examination of Michel Foucault's reflections on visual art, tracing his thought as it engages with the work of visual artists from the seventeenth century to the contemporary period.The book offers a concise and accessible introduction to Foucault's frequently anthologized, but rarely understood, analysis of Diego Velazquez's "Las Meninas" and Rene Magritte's "Ceci n'est pas une pipe". On the basis of unpublished lecture courses and several un-translated analysis of visual art, Tanke reveals the uniquely genealogical character of Foucault's writings on visual culture, allowing for new readings of his major texts in the context of contemporary Continental philosophy, aesthetic and cultural theory. Ultimately Tanke demonstrates how Foucault provides philosophy and contemporary criticism with the means for determining a conception of modern art." The Philosophy, Aesthetics and Cultural Theory" series examines the encounter between contemporary Continental philosophy and aesthetic and cultural theory. Each book in the series explores an exciting new direction in philosophical aesthetics or cultural theory, identifying the most important and pressing issues in Continental philosophy today.



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