Store

Reading & Language


 

 

Learn Japanese: Rosetta Stone Japanese – Level 1-3 Set

Learn Japanese: Rosetta Stone Japanese - Level 1-3 Set
$199.00

Connect with the world. Learn language fundamentals from greetings and introductions to simple questions and answers. Give and get directions, tell time, and dine out. Share your opinions, and talk about everyday life: your interests, your work, current events, and more.

IPads in the Early Years: Developing Literacy and Creativity

IPads in the Early Years: Developing Literacy and Creativity
$163.00

Digital devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers, are becoming commonplace in young children’s lives for play, entertainment, learning and communication. Recently, there has been a great deal of focus on the educational potential of these devices in both formal and informal educational settings. There is now an abundance of educational ‘apps’ available to children, parents, and teachers, which claim to enhance children’s early literacy and numeracy development, but to date, there has been very little formal investigation of the educational potential of these devices. This book discusses the impact on children’s learning when iPads were introduced in three very different early years settings in Brisbane, Australia. It outlines how researchers worked with pre-school teachers and parents to explore how iPads can assist with letter and word recognition, the development of oral literacy and digital literacies and talk around play. Chapters consider the possibilities for using iPads for creativity and arts education through photography, storytelling, drawing, music creation and audio recording, and critically examine the literacies enabled by educational software available on iPads, and the relationship between digital play and literacy development. " iPads in the Early Years" provides exciting insights into children’s digital culture and learning in the age of the iPad. It will be key reading for researchers, research students and teacher educators focusing on the early years, as well as those with an interest in the role of ICTS, and particularly tablet computers, in education.

Picture This Professional: Photo Collection

Picture This Professional: Photo Collection
$89.95

A cut above the rest, the professional edition of Picture This enables you to print your own flashcards and lotto boards with ease and efficiency. There is a search index for over 5,000 images in 38 categories, including: health, whats different, whats wrong, chores, math, money, school supplies and time. The index speeds things up by allowing the user to search either by letter, word and even phonetically, allowing you to easily create your own set of articulation cards. The Pro Version allows you to print to any size needed, with or without colored borders. Other benefits of the Professional Version include being able to click and drag, copy and paste, use foreign languages on the labels and print the labels above, below or behind the picture. Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 200 or XP Mac OS 8.5 or higher.

TNT Reading Tutor

TNT Reading Tutor
$79.95

TNT Reading Tutor makes learning to read fun. Parents can quickly test their child’s reading skills using the Wizard and create a customized training plan to help their son or daughter learn how to read well. Kids have fun learning to read using TNT’s game-like approach. All of the programs are exciting and entertaining with vibrant graphics. In addition to teaching reading, it helps improve many cognitive abilities such as attention, working memory, processing speed and auditory discrimination. These skills are critical in improving reading fluency and reading comprehension. TNT Reading Tutor is based on many years of research and provides a systematic approach that trains and tests the concepts at each level. This allows the training to be individualized per player and helps them achieve mastery of every reading and memory skill from letter recognition and phonemic awareness to rhyming words, compound words and comprehension skills. Fun, brain building video games are rewarded for performing well. Parents can track their child’s success in a colorful, printable progress report.

This product comes with a one year subscription for up to 2 players on one computer and a 30-day money back guarantee.

Visual Essentials Photo and Template Collection

Visual Essentials Photo and Template Collection
$69.95

With over 3,000 photos, templates and layouts, Visual Essentials helps develop increased independence and improved communication while decreasing negative behaviors. Photos for Behavior Management include positive and negative behaviors at home, school and in the community; pre-made token boards; behavior charts and visual aids; feature for placing a "no" symbol on top of any photo, including photos you import. The Nonverbal Communication section includes sign language and community signs along with photos in the following categories: animals, attributes, bad behavior, bathroom, bedroom, body, chores, clothing, emotions, food, good behavior, health, holidays, money, nature, objects, outings, places, prepositions, school, sports and leisure, street signs, time, toys, verbs and vehicles. Photo Schedules are pre-made for everyday routines related to chores, errands, grooming, school activities and toileting. You can also make customized schedules with a combination of photos from Visual Essentials and your own. System Requirements: Windows 95 or higher, MAC OS 8.5 or higher (native in OS X)

Earobics Home Version Step 2: Sound Foundations for Reading and Spelling

Earobics Home Version Step 2: Sound Foundations for Reading and Spelling
$66.00

Building on the foundation of phonological awareness, phonics, and auditory processing skill training delivered by Earobics Step 1, Earobics Step 2 also teaches language comprehension skills that are critical for extracting meaning from spoken language and written text. Earobics Step 2 features five interactive games with 593 levels that teach the essential skills required for learning how to read and spell. Recommended for ages 7-11.

Earobics Step 1 Home Version: Sound Foundations for Reading & Spelling

Earobics Step 1 Home Version: Sound Foundations for Reading & Spelling
$66.00

Earobics is an excellent tool for teaching the phonological awareness and auditory processing skills that learning experts recognize as critical for learning how to read, speak and spell. Six fun interactive games with 309 levels deliver extensive training and practice. The software automatically adjusts to the appropriate skill level of the user based on the correctness of their responses. Earobics uses adaptive training and acoustically modified speech and carefully controls important learning variables. Designed for 2 players and a guest. Recommended for ages 4-7.

The Cult of Information: A Neo-Luddite Treatise on High Tech, Artificial Intelligence, and the True Art of Thinking

The Cult of Information: A Neo-Luddite Treatise on High Tech, Artificial Intelligence, and the True Art of Thinking
$57.52

As we devote ever-increasing resources to providing, or prohibiting, access to information via computer, Theodore Roszak reminds us that voluminous information does not necessarily lead to sound thinking. "Data glut" obscures basic questions of justice and purpose and may even hinder rather than enhance our productivity. In this revised and updated edition of The Cult of Information, Roszak reviews the disruptive role the computer has come to play in international finance and the way in which "edutainment" software and computer games degrade the literacy of children. At the same time, he finds hopeful new ways in which the library and free citizens’ access to the Internet and the national data-highway can turn computer technology into a democratic and liberating force. Roszak’s examination of the place of computer technology in our culture is essential reading for all those who use computers, who are intimidated by computers, or who are concerned with the appropriate role of computers in the education of our children.

iPads in the Early Years: Developing Literacy and Creativity

iPads in the Early Years: Developing Literacy and Creativity
$54.95

Digital devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers, are becoming commonplace in young children’s lives for play, entertainment, learning and communication. Recently, there has been a great deal of focus on the educational potential of these devices in both formal and informal educational settings. There is now an abundance of educational ‘apps’ available to children, parents, and teachers, which claim to enhance children’s early literacy and numeracy development, but to date, there has been very little formal investigation of the educational potential of these devices. This book discusses the impact on children’s learning when iPads were introduced in three very different early years settings in Brisbane, Australia. It outlines how researchers worked with pre-school teachers and parents to explore how iPads can assist with letter and word recognition, the development of oral literacy and digital literacies and talk around play. Chapters consider the possibilities for using iPads for creativity and arts education through photography, storytelling, drawing, music creation and audio recording, and critically examine the literacies enabled by educational software available on iPads, and the relationship between digital play and literacy development. iPads in the Early Years provides exciting insights into children’s digital culture and learning in the age of the iPad. It will be key reading for researchers, research students and teacher educators focusing on the early years, as well as those with an interest in the role of ICTS, and particularly tablet computers, in education.

The Preschool Resource Guide: Educating and Entertaining Children Aged Two Through Five

The Preschool Resource Guide: Educating and Entertaining Children Aged Two Through Five
$48.63

How can you find books and magazines that nurture a child’s love of reading? Safe and long-lasting toys that inspire the imagination? Audiotapes of superior musical quality? Computer software that is appealing and age-appropriate? Videotapes of educationa

Educating the Other America: Top Experts Tackle Poverty, Literacy, and Achievement in Our Schools

Educating the Other America: Top Experts Tackle Poverty, Literacy, and Achievement in Our Schools
$42.95

Breaking the cycle of poverty by improving education and literacy: that’s the ultimate goal of Educating the Other America. This trailblazing book from top experts brings together 30 of the biggest names in education to tackle the toughest challenges faced by the nearly 1 in 5 children who live below the poverty line- and offer fresh, cutting-edge ideas for closing the achievement gap. Readers will start with an in-depth, research-based understanding of children who fail to read not because of cognitive impairment, but because of the complex effects of poverty. They’ll explore the dramatic impact of poverty on children’s literacy, school achievement, social success, physical health, and future economic well-being. Then readers will discover the practical benefits of the latest research and innovations in teaching and classroom design: creating rich multisensory classrooms that support students’ health and learning applying Universal Design to engage all students and accommodate a wide range of learner needs using key research findings to shape instruction that helps promote higher achievement for English language learners exposing students to multimedia stories that incorporate motion, sound, and music to improve text understanding and vocabulary using results of the most recent studies to teach African American students effectively making the most of educational software to help improve children’s reading outcomes turning shared book reading into a great accelerator of vocabulary development, comprehension, and other literacy skills Education professionals will also learn from the latest statistics and research projects on poverty, literacy, and achievement; explore the successes and limitations of current education reform efforts; and discover what work still needs to be done to create significant and lasting improvements. Representing the most creative new thinking from the best minds in education, this groundbreaking

Practically Speaking: Language, Literacy, and Academic Development for Students With AAC Needs

Practically Speaking: Language, Literacy, and Academic Development for Students With AAC Needs
$40.46

When K-12 students use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), what can SLPs and educators do to ensure the best academic and social outcomes? They’ll find out in this accessible guidebook-every professional’s key to helping students develop the language and literacy skills that lead to higher academic achievement and positive peer relationships. A must-have guide for educators and SLPs who provide communication support, this book answers pressing questions about working with students who use AAC and helps teachers skillfully meet student needs while satisfying the demands of their curriculum. Pre-service and in-service educators and the SLPs who work with them will learn to collaborate effectively to improve outcomes for students who use AAC determine student needs through effective, ongoing reading, writing, and language assessments develop IEPs based on each child’s language, communication, and literacy goals help students move beyond emergent literacy and develop the skills research identifies as the keys to reading success meet IDEA requirements by adapting the general curriculum so all students participate and achieve support students’ successful use of various AAC technologies, such as communication boards, word prediction software, and speech generating devices supplement classroom instruction with visual and oral scaffolding supports for students with AAC needs promote positive social relationships and friendships between students who use AAC and their peers To provide students who use AAC with the best support, readers will get clear descriptions of instructional techniques, guidelines for curriculum adaptations, and practical tools and visual aids such as model intervention plans, task analysis forms, and charts of sample accommodations. Balancing practical strategies with up-to-date research, this book unlocks language and literacy skills for children who use AAC and lays the groundwork for long-term

Assistive Technology for Young Children: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments

Assistive Technology for Young Children: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
$40.46

Assistive technology (AT) can help young children with disabilities fully participate in natural, inclusive learning environments-but many early childhood professionals don’t get the training they need to harness the power of AT. Fill that gap with this unintimidating, reader-friendly resource, the go-to guide to recommended AT practice for children birth-5. Developed by two leading early childhood specialists with in-depth expertise in assistive technology, this book demystifies AT and gives readers solutions they can implement right away, regardless of their technical experience. Early childhood professionals will learn about the broad spectrum of AT supports for children with disabilities-from low-cost, low-tech options such as Velcro and homemade switches to higher tech options such as speech-generating software. Educators, early interventionists, SLPs, and other professionals will * discover how AT tools can help children make progress toward specific OSEP outcomes * follow the guiding principles for selecting, purchasing and implementing AT devices * determine funding options for assistive technology * assess children’s needs and identify appropriate tools and strategies for individual children * use AT to aid implementation of universal design for learning * embed AT into activity-based intervention * involve family members in all phases of AT service delivery * support communication, language development, and early literacy skills * increase opportunities for play through AT that supports motor, cognitive, and social skills * teach computer skills to young children with disabilities, making adaptations when necessary * understand the current laws that help increase access to and availability of AT To help them get started with assistive technology, professionals will get a CD-ROM with 3 in-depth, printable forms for evaluating children’s AT needs, determining which types of tools and strategies to use, and creating individualized

Functional Living Skills and Behavioral Rules Photo Software

Functional Living Skills and Behavioral Rules Photo Software
$39.95

This CD-Rom contains over 1,000 full-color photographs of children, adolescents and adults doing a variety of functional activities. The images are ideal for sequencing events to be used in conjunction with picture schedules. Activity areas include daily schedules/routines, personal hygiene/grooming, toileting, homework, leisure, simple meal prep, community, and behavioral rules. There are wonderful photographs of Yes and No Rules to help children understand appropriate behaviors. This is a magnificent and practical tool that presents true to life, everyday skills. The photos on this CD were created by Robin D. Allen, PhD from Behavioral Services & Products, Inc., and are based on the photo boards that she has successfully used with many special-needs children and adults. Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000, XP Mac 0S 7.5 or higher.

Alfred 00-30539 Creating Music Series- Hearing Music – Music Book

Alfred 00-30539 Creating Music Series- Hearing Music - Music Book
$37.50

Now children can experience music at the most basic level before ever picking up an instrument or learning to read! Morton Subotnick s series of interactive music games facilitates experimenting with the fundamentals of pitch rhythm and sounds of various instruments and styles of music. Children learn what it means to play a high or low note soft or loud and fast or slow with lovable characters and detailed explanations to guide them along the way! This series of fun-filled games breaks musical concepts down to patterns visuals and easy exercises. Children learn to identify different sections of music nuances in a melody and changes in rhythm-all by listening to songs by the world s most famous composers. Explore the elements that build music; hear musical differences in endings repetitions and variations; compare differences in the music you hear; link musical phrases in the proper order; see what you hear by matching the musical notation to the sound clip; learn the difference between same and similar; grow from beginner to advanced with three levels for each game. For Parents and Teachers: Easy tools let you track progress and manage multiple players. An integrated help menu provides audio instructions for each game. Ages 5 and up. Series: Computer Software CD-ROM. Division: Creating Music. Format: CD-ROM. Length: 12. Width: 9.

Alfred 00-30537 Creating Music Series- Playing Music – Music Book

Alfred 00-30537 Creating Music Series- Playing Music - Music Book
$37.39

Now children can experience music at the most basic level before ever picking up an instrument or learning to read! Morton Subotnick s series of interactive music games facilitates experimenting with the fundamentals of pitch rhythm and sounds of various instruments and styles of music. Children learn what it means to play a high or low note soft or loud and fast or slow with lovable characters and detailed explanations to guide them along the way! How does the composer explain how he wants the music played? How would you play some of the world s famous classical pieces? Learn about tempo dynamics and expression with games performance videos and a glossary of music terms! Then relate the concepts to written music by seeing the appropriate expression marks on the sheet music. Finally create your own interpretations of classical music and see it performed by three loveable characters! Ages 8 and up. Series: Computer Software CD-ROM. Division: Creating Music. Format: CD-ROM. Length: 12. Width: 9.

Reader Rabbit Toddler With Free Reader Rabbit Pre-school Inside! [OLD VERSION]

Reader Rabbit Toddler With Free Reader Rabbit Pre-school Inside!  [OLD VERSION]
$29.99

Babies need toys, books, music and other stimuli to encourage development. the Reader Rabbit Baby program is an additional way for parent and child to interact, play and discover together. comes with free software!

Weekly Reader Learning System: Mastering Middle School 2009

Weekly Reader Learning System: Mastering Middle School 2009
$29.99

Weekly Reader Mastering Middle School 2009 helps struggling students in grades 6-8 achieve better grades & meet their goals with its revolutionary multi-sensory approach. It’s a powerful & effective curriculum developed by educators that uses text, audio, video, dialogues, & interactive lessons to help children learn faster & more efficiently, while at their own pace. Printable and on-screen tests let students hone their test taking skills and see where extra work is needed. Literature – Short Fiction, Biographies, Drama, Greek Mythology, Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemingway, William Shakespeare U.S. History – Jacksonian Democracy, The Civil War, Reconstruction, The American West, The Great Depression, Social Reform Movements, Early Explorers, and more World History – 19th Century Nationalism, The Napoleonic Era, The Victorian Era, 20th Century, Causes of WWI, Causes of WWII, Fascist Dictatorships, 20th Century Nationalism, Columbus & The Age of Discovery, Imperialism, The French Revolution, Religions of the World, The Scientific Revolution, The Industrial Revolution, and more Math – Fractions & Decimals, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Rapid Calculation Method Geography – Civic Units, Global Problems, Natural & Manmade Wonders, Soil & Vegetation, Themes of Geography, The West, The Southwest, The Midwest, The Southeast, The Northeast Science – The Microscope, What is Science?, Plants & Animals, Ecology, Life Science Patterns, Cell Biology I, Evolution, Genetics, The Inner Planets, The Outer Planets, The Solar System, The Universe, The Amazing Coral Reef, The Earth, The Oceans, Earth’s Natural Resources, Oceanography, A Closer Look at Earth, The Moon, The Planets, The Sun & Stars and much moreMinimum System Requirements WIN – Windows Vista or XP, 2000, DVD Drive, Sound System. Min. Res. – 1024 x 768 MAC – Mac OS X, DVD Drive, No Disk Space Required, No Installation Required, Sound System, Min. Res. – 1024 x 768

Learn Japanese: Rosetta Stone Japanese – Level 1-3 Set

Learn Japanese: Rosetta Stone Japanese - Level 1-3 Set
$199.00

Connect with the world. Learn language fundamentals from greetings and introductions to simple questions and answers. Give and get directions, tell time, and dine out. Share your opinions, and talk about everyday life: your interests, your work, current events, and more.

IPads in the Early Years: Developing Literacy and Creativity

IPads in the Early Years: Developing Literacy and Creativity
$163.00

Digital devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers, are becoming commonplace in young children’s lives for play, entertainment, learning and communication. Recently, there has been a great deal of focus on the educational potential of these devices in both formal and informal educational settings. There is now an abundance of educational ‘apps’ available to children, parents, and teachers, which claim to enhance children’s early literacy and numeracy development, but to date, there has been very little formal investigation of the educational potential of these devices. This book discusses the impact on children’s learning when iPads were introduced in three very different early years settings in Brisbane, Australia. It outlines how researchers worked with pre-school teachers and parents to explore how iPads can assist with letter and word recognition, the development of oral literacy and digital literacies and talk around play. Chapters consider the possibilities for using iPads for creativity and arts education through photography, storytelling, drawing, music creation and audio recording, and critically examine the literacies enabled by educational software available on iPads, and the relationship between digital play and literacy development. " iPads in the Early Years" provides exciting insights into children’s digital culture and learning in the age of the iPad. It will be key reading for researchers, research students and teacher educators focusing on the early years, as well as those with an interest in the role of ICTS, and particularly tablet computers, in education.

Picture This Professional: Photo Collection

Picture This Professional: Photo Collection
$89.95

A cut above the rest, the professional edition of Picture This enables you to print your own flashcards and lotto boards with ease and efficiency. There is a search index for over 5,000 images in 38 categories, including: health, whats different, whats wrong, chores, math, money, school supplies and time. The index speeds things up by allowing the user to search either by letter, word and even phonetically, allowing you to easily create your own set of articulation cards. The Pro Version allows you to print to any size needed, with or without colored borders. Other benefits of the Professional Version include being able to click and drag, copy and paste, use foreign languages on the labels and print the labels above, below or behind the picture. Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 200 or XP Mac OS 8.5 or higher.

TNT Reading Tutor

TNT Reading Tutor
$79.95

TNT Reading Tutor makes learning to read fun. Parents can quickly test their child’s reading skills using the Wizard and create a customized training plan to help their son or daughter learn how to read well. Kids have fun learning to read using TNT’s game-like approach. All of the programs are exciting and entertaining with vibrant graphics. In addition to teaching reading, it helps improve many cognitive abilities such as attention, working memory, processing speed and auditory discrimination. These skills are critical in improving reading fluency and reading comprehension. TNT Reading Tutor is based on many years of research and provides a systematic approach that trains and tests the concepts at each level. This allows the training to be individualized per player and helps them achieve mastery of every reading and memory skill from letter recognition and phonemic awareness to rhyming words, compound words and comprehension skills. Fun, brain building video games are rewarded for performing well. Parents can track their child’s success in a colorful, printable progress report.

This product comes with a one year subscription for up to 2 players on one computer and a 30-day money back guarantee.

Visual Essentials Photo and Template Collection

Visual Essentials Photo and Template Collection
$69.95

With over 3,000 photos, templates and layouts, Visual Essentials helps develop increased independence and improved communication while decreasing negative behaviors. Photos for Behavior Management include positive and negative behaviors at home, school and in the community; pre-made token boards; behavior charts and visual aids; feature for placing a "no" symbol on top of any photo, including photos you import. The Nonverbal Communication section includes sign language and community signs along with photos in the following categories: animals, attributes, bad behavior, bathroom, bedroom, body, chores, clothing, emotions, food, good behavior, health, holidays, money, nature, objects, outings, places, prepositions, school, sports and leisure, street signs, time, toys, verbs and vehicles. Photo Schedules are pre-made for everyday routines related to chores, errands, grooming, school activities and toileting. You can also make customized schedules with a combination of photos from Visual Essentials and your own. System Requirements: Windows 95 or higher, MAC OS 8.5 or higher (native in OS X)

Earobics Home Version Step 2: Sound Foundations for Reading and Spelling

Earobics Home Version Step 2: Sound Foundations for Reading and Spelling
$66.00

Building on the foundation of phonological awareness, phonics, and auditory processing skill training delivered by Earobics Step 1, Earobics Step 2 also teaches language comprehension skills that are critical for extracting meaning from spoken language and written text. Earobics Step 2 features five interactive games with 593 levels that teach the essential skills required for learning how to read and spell. Recommended for ages 7-11.

Earobics Step 1 Home Version: Sound Foundations for Reading & Spelling

Earobics Step 1 Home Version: Sound Foundations for Reading & Spelling
$66.00

Earobics is an excellent tool for teaching the phonological awareness and auditory processing skills that learning experts recognize as critical for learning how to read, speak and spell. Six fun interactive games with 309 levels deliver extensive training and practice. The software automatically adjusts to the appropriate skill level of the user based on the correctness of their responses. Earobics uses adaptive training and acoustically modified speech and carefully controls important learning variables. Designed for 2 players and a guest. Recommended for ages 4-7.

The Cult of Information: A Neo-Luddite Treatise on High Tech, Artificial Intelligence, and the True Art of Thinking

The Cult of Information: A Neo-Luddite Treatise on High Tech, Artificial Intelligence, and the True Art of Thinking
$57.52

As we devote ever-increasing resources to providing, or prohibiting, access to information via computer, Theodore Roszak reminds us that voluminous information does not necessarily lead to sound thinking. "Data glut" obscures basic questions of justice and purpose and may even hinder rather than enhance our productivity. In this revised and updated edition of The Cult of Information, Roszak reviews the disruptive role the computer has come to play in international finance and the way in which "edutainment" software and computer games degrade the literacy of children. At the same time, he finds hopeful new ways in which the library and free citizens’ access to the Internet and the national data-highway can turn computer technology into a democratic and liberating force. Roszak’s examination of the place of computer technology in our culture is essential reading for all those who use computers, who are intimidated by computers, or who are concerned with the appropriate role of computers in the education of our children.

iPads in the Early Years: Developing Literacy and Creativity

iPads in the Early Years: Developing Literacy and Creativity
$54.95

Digital devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers, are becoming commonplace in young children’s lives for play, entertainment, learning and communication. Recently, there has been a great deal of focus on the educational potential of these devices in both formal and informal educational settings. There is now an abundance of educational ‘apps’ available to children, parents, and teachers, which claim to enhance children’s early literacy and numeracy development, but to date, there has been very little formal investigation of the educational potential of these devices. This book discusses the impact on children’s learning when iPads were introduced in three very different early years settings in Brisbane, Australia. It outlines how researchers worked with pre-school teachers and parents to explore how iPads can assist with letter and word recognition, the development of oral literacy and digital literacies and talk around play. Chapters consider the possibilities for using iPads for creativity and arts education through photography, storytelling, drawing, music creation and audio recording, and critically examine the literacies enabled by educational software available on iPads, and the relationship between digital play and literacy development. iPads in the Early Years provides exciting insights into children’s digital culture and learning in the age of the iPad. It will be key reading for researchers, research students and teacher educators focusing on the early years, as well as those with an interest in the role of ICTS, and particularly tablet computers, in education.

The Preschool Resource Guide: Educating and Entertaining Children Aged Two Through Five

The Preschool Resource Guide: Educating and Entertaining Children Aged Two Through Five
$48.63

How can you find books and magazines that nurture a child’s love of reading? Safe and long-lasting toys that inspire the imagination? Audiotapes of superior musical quality? Computer software that is appealing and age-appropriate? Videotapes of educationa

Educating the Other America: Top Experts Tackle Poverty, Literacy, and Achievement in Our Schools

Educating the Other America: Top Experts Tackle Poverty, Literacy, and Achievement in Our Schools
$42.95

Breaking the cycle of poverty by improving education and literacy: that’s the ultimate goal of Educating the Other America. This trailblazing book from top experts brings together 30 of the biggest names in education to tackle the toughest challenges faced by the nearly 1 in 5 children who live below the poverty line- and offer fresh, cutting-edge ideas for closing the achievement gap. Readers will start with an in-depth, research-based understanding of children who fail to read not because of cognitive impairment, but because of the complex effects of poverty. They’ll explore the dramatic impact of poverty on children’s literacy, school achievement, social success, physical health, and future economic well-being. Then readers will discover the practical benefits of the latest research and innovations in teaching and classroom design: creating rich multisensory classrooms that support students’ health and learning applying Universal Design to engage all students and accommodate a wide range of learner needs using key research findings to shape instruction that helps promote higher achievement for English language learners exposing students to multimedia stories that incorporate motion, sound, and music to improve text understanding and vocabulary using results of the most recent studies to teach African American students effectively making the most of educational software to help improve children’s reading outcomes turning shared book reading into a great accelerator of vocabulary development, comprehension, and other literacy skills Education professionals will also learn from the latest statistics and research projects on poverty, literacy, and achievement; explore the successes and limitations of current education reform efforts; and discover what work still needs to be done to create significant and lasting improvements. Representing the most creative new thinking from the best minds in education, this groundbreaking

Practically Speaking: Language, Literacy, and Academic Development for Students With AAC Needs

Practically Speaking: Language, Literacy, and Academic Development for Students With AAC Needs
$40.46

When K-12 students use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), what can SLPs and educators do to ensure the best academic and social outcomes? They’ll find out in this accessible guidebook-every professional’s key to helping students develop the language and literacy skills that lead to higher academic achievement and positive peer relationships. A must-have guide for educators and SLPs who provide communication support, this book answers pressing questions about working with students who use AAC and helps teachers skillfully meet student needs while satisfying the demands of their curriculum. Pre-service and in-service educators and the SLPs who work with them will learn to collaborate effectively to improve outcomes for students who use AAC determine student needs through effective, ongoing reading, writing, and language assessments develop IEPs based on each child’s language, communication, and literacy goals help students move beyond emergent literacy and develop the skills research identifies as the keys to reading success meet IDEA requirements by adapting the general curriculum so all students participate and achieve support students’ successful use of various AAC technologies, such as communication boards, word prediction software, and speech generating devices supplement classroom instruction with visual and oral scaffolding supports for students with AAC needs promote positive social relationships and friendships between students who use AAC and their peers To provide students who use AAC with the best support, readers will get clear descriptions of instructional techniques, guidelines for curriculum adaptations, and practical tools and visual aids such as model intervention plans, task analysis forms, and charts of sample accommodations. Balancing practical strategies with up-to-date research, this book unlocks language and literacy skills for children who use AAC and lays the groundwork for long-term

Assistive Technology for Young Children: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments

Assistive Technology for Young Children: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
$40.46

Assistive technology (AT) can help young children with disabilities fully participate in natural, inclusive learning environments-but many early childhood professionals don’t get the training they need to harness the power of AT. Fill that gap with this unintimidating, reader-friendly resource, the go-to guide to recommended AT practice for children birth-5. Developed by two leading early childhood specialists with in-depth expertise in assistive technology, this book demystifies AT and gives readers solutions they can implement right away, regardless of their technical experience. Early childhood professionals will learn about the broad spectrum of AT supports for children with disabilities-from low-cost, low-tech options such as Velcro and homemade switches to higher tech options such as speech-generating software. Educators, early interventionists, SLPs, and other professionals will * discover how AT tools can help children make progress toward specific OSEP outcomes * follow the guiding principles for selecting, purchasing and implementing AT devices * determine funding options for assistive technology * assess children’s needs and identify appropriate tools and strategies for individual children * use AT to aid implementation of universal design for learning * embed AT into activity-based intervention * involve family members in all phases of AT service delivery * support communication, language development, and early literacy skills * increase opportunities for play through AT that supports motor, cognitive, and social skills * teach computer skills to young children with disabilities, making adaptations when necessary * understand the current laws that help increase access to and availability of AT To help them get started with assistive technology, professionals will get a CD-ROM with 3 in-depth, printable forms for evaluating children’s AT needs, determining which types of tools and strategies to use, and creating individualized

Functional Living Skills and Behavioral Rules Photo Software

Functional Living Skills and Behavioral Rules Photo Software
$39.95

This CD-Rom contains over 1,000 full-color photographs of children, adolescents and adults doing a variety of functional activities. The images are ideal for sequencing events to be used in conjunction with picture schedules. Activity areas include daily schedules/routines, personal hygiene/grooming, toileting, homework, leisure, simple meal prep, community, and behavioral rules. There are wonderful photographs of Yes and No Rules to help children understand appropriate behaviors. This is a magnificent and practical tool that presents true to life, everyday skills. The photos on this CD were created by Robin D. Allen, PhD from Behavioral Services & Products, Inc., and are based on the photo boards that she has successfully used with many special-needs children and adults. Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000, XP Mac 0S 7.5 or higher.

Alfred 00-30539 Creating Music Series- Hearing Music – Music Book

Alfred 00-30539 Creating Music Series- Hearing Music - Music Book
$37.50

Now children can experience music at the most basic level before ever picking up an instrument or learning to read! Morton Subotnick s series of interactive music games facilitates experimenting with the fundamentals of pitch rhythm and sounds of various instruments and styles of music. Children learn what it means to play a high or low note soft or loud and fast or slow with lovable characters and detailed explanations to guide them along the way! This series of fun-filled games breaks musical concepts down to patterns visuals and easy exercises. Children learn to identify different sections of music nuances in a melody and changes in rhythm-all by listening to songs by the world s most famous composers. Explore the elements that build music; hear musical differences in endings repetitions and variations; compare differences in the music you hear; link musical phrases in the proper order; see what you hear by matching the musical notation to the sound clip; learn the difference between same and similar; grow from beginner to advanced with three levels for each game. For Parents and Teachers: Easy tools let you track progress and manage multiple players. An integrated help menu provides audio instructions for each game. Ages 5 and up. Series: Computer Software CD-ROM. Division: Creating Music. Format: CD-ROM. Length: 12. Width: 9.

Alfred 00-30537 Creating Music Series- Playing Music – Music Book

Alfred 00-30537 Creating Music Series- Playing Music - Music Book
$37.39

Now children can experience music at the most basic level before ever picking up an instrument or learning to read! Morton Subotnick s series of interactive music games facilitates experimenting with the fundamentals of pitch rhythm and sounds of various instruments and styles of music. Children learn what it means to play a high or low note soft or loud and fast or slow with lovable characters and detailed explanations to guide them along the way! How does the composer explain how he wants the music played? How would you play some of the world s famous classical pieces? Learn about tempo dynamics and expression with games performance videos and a glossary of music terms! Then relate the concepts to written music by seeing the appropriate expression marks on the sheet music. Finally create your own interpretations of classical music and see it performed by three loveable characters! Ages 8 and up. Series: Computer Software CD-ROM. Division: Creating Music. Format: CD-ROM. Length: 12. Width: 9.

Reader Rabbit Toddler With Free Reader Rabbit Pre-school Inside! [OLD VERSION]

Reader Rabbit Toddler With Free Reader Rabbit Pre-school Inside!  [OLD VERSION]
$29.99

Babies need toys, books, music and other stimuli to encourage development. the Reader Rabbit Baby program is an additional way for parent and child to interact, play and discover together. comes with free software!

Weekly Reader Learning System: Mastering Middle School 2009

Weekly Reader Learning System: Mastering Middle School 2009
$29.99

Weekly Reader Mastering Middle School 2009 helps struggling students in grades 6-8 achieve better grades & meet their goals with its revolutionary multi-sensory approach. It’s a powerful & effective curriculum developed by educators that uses text, audio, video, dialogues, & interactive lessons to help children learn faster & more efficiently, while at their own pace. Printable and on-screen tests let students hone their test taking skills and see where extra work is needed. Literature – Short Fiction, Biographies, Drama, Greek Mythology, Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemingway, William Shakespeare U.S. History – Jacksonian Democracy, The Civil War, Reconstruction, The American West, The Great Depression, Social Reform Movements, Early Explorers, and more World History – 19th Century Nationalism, The Napoleonic Era, The Victorian Era, 20th Century, Causes of WWI, Causes of WWII, Fascist Dictatorships, 20th Century Nationalism, Columbus & The Age of Discovery, Imperialism, The French Revolution, Religions of the World, The Scientific Revolution, The Industrial Revolution, and more Math – Fractions & Decimals, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Rapid Calculation Method Geography – Civic Units, Global Problems, Natural & Manmade Wonders, Soil & Vegetation, Themes of Geography, The West, The Southwest, The Midwest, The Southeast, The Northeast Science – The Microscope, What is Science?, Plants & Animals, Ecology, Life Science Patterns, Cell Biology I, Evolution, Genetics, The Inner Planets, The Outer Planets, The Solar System, The Universe, The Amazing Coral Reef, The Earth, The Oceans, Earth’s Natural Resources, Oceanography, A Closer Look at Earth, The Moon, The Planets, The Sun & Stars and much moreMinimum System Requirements WIN – Windows Vista or XP, 2000, DVD Drive, Sound System. Min. Res. – 1024 x 768 MAC – Mac OS X, DVD Drive, No Disk Space Required, No Installation Required, Sound System, Min. Res. – 1024 x 768

Learn Japanese: Rosetta Stone Japanese – Level 1-3 Set

Learn Japanese: Rosetta Stone Japanese - Level 1-3 Set
$199.00

Connect with the world. Learn language fundamentals from greetings and introductions to simple questions and answers. Give and get directions, tell time, and dine out. Share your opinions, and talk about everyday life: your interests, your work, current events, and more.

IPads in the Early Years: Developing Literacy and Creativity

IPads in the Early Years: Developing Literacy and Creativity
$163.00

Digital devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers, are becoming commonplace in young children’s lives for play, entertainment, learning and communication. Recently, there has been a great deal of focus on the educational potential of these devices in both formal and informal educational settings. There is now an abundance of educational ‘apps’ available to children, parents, and teachers, which claim to enhance children’s early literacy and numeracy development, but to date, there has been very little formal investigation of the educational potential of these devices. This book discusses the impact on children’s learning when iPads were introduced in three very different early years settings in Brisbane, Australia. It outlines how researchers worked with pre-school teachers and parents to explore how iPads can assist with letter and word recognition, the development of oral literacy and digital literacies and talk around play. Chapters consider the possibilities for using iPads for creativity and arts education through photography, storytelling, drawing, music creation and audio recording, and critically examine the literacies enabled by educational software available on iPads, and the relationship between digital play and literacy development. " iPads in the Early Years" provides exciting insights into children’s digital culture and learning in the age of the iPad. It will be key reading for researchers, research students and teacher educators focusing on the early years, as well as those with an interest in the role of ICTS, and particularly tablet computers, in education.

Picture This Professional: Photo Collection

Picture This Professional: Photo Collection
$89.95

A cut above the rest, the professional edition of Picture This enables you to print your own flashcards and lotto boards with ease and efficiency. There is a search index for over 5,000 images in 38 categories, including: health, whats different, whats wrong, chores, math, money, school supplies and time. The index speeds things up by allowing the user to search either by letter, word and even phonetically, allowing you to easily create your own set of articulation cards. The Pro Version allows you to print to any size needed, with or without colored borders. Other benefits of the Professional Version include being able to click and drag, copy and paste, use foreign languages on the labels and print the labels above, below or behind the picture. Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 200 or XP Mac OS 8.5 or higher.

TNT Reading Tutor

TNT Reading Tutor
$79.95

TNT Reading Tutor makes learning to read fun. Parents can quickly test their child’s reading skills using the Wizard and create a customized training plan to help their son or daughter learn how to read well. Kids have fun learning to read using TNT’s game-like approach. All of the programs are exciting and entertaining with vibrant graphics. In addition to teaching reading, it helps improve many cognitive abilities such as attention, working memory, processing speed and auditory discrimination. These skills are critical in improving reading fluency and reading comprehension. TNT Reading Tutor is based on many years of research and provides a systematic approach that trains and tests the concepts at each level. This allows the training to be individualized per player and helps them achieve mastery of every reading and memory skill from letter recognition and phonemic awareness to rhyming words, compound words and comprehension skills. Fun, brain building video games are rewarded for performing well. Parents can track their child’s success in a colorful, printable progress report.

This product comes with a one year subscription for up to 2 players on one computer and a 30-day money back guarantee.

Visual Essentials Photo and Template Collection

Visual Essentials Photo and Template Collection
$69.95

With over 3,000 photos, templates and layouts, Visual Essentials helps develop increased independence and improved communication while decreasing negative behaviors. Photos for Behavior Management include positive and negative behaviors at home, school and in the community; pre-made token boards; behavior charts and visual aids; feature for placing a "no" symbol on top of any photo, including photos you import. The Nonverbal Communication section includes sign language and community signs along with photos in the following categories: animals, attributes, bad behavior, bathroom, bedroom, body, chores, clothing, emotions, food, good behavior, health, holidays, money, nature, objects, outings, places, prepositions, school, sports and leisure, street signs, time, toys, verbs and vehicles. Photo Schedules are pre-made for everyday routines related to chores, errands, grooming, school activities and toileting. You can also make customized schedules with a combination of photos from Visual Essentials and your own. System Requirements: Windows 95 or higher, MAC OS 8.5 or higher (native in OS X)

Earobics Home Version Step 2: Sound Foundations for Reading and Spelling

Earobics Home Version Step 2: Sound Foundations for Reading and Spelling
$66.00

Building on the foundation of phonological awareness, phonics, and auditory processing skill training delivered by Earobics Step 1, Earobics Step 2 also teaches language comprehension skills that are critical for extracting meaning from spoken language and written text. Earobics Step 2 features five interactive games with 593 levels that teach the essential skills required for learning how to read and spell. Recommended for ages 7-11.

Earobics Step 1 Home Version: Sound Foundations for Reading & Spelling

Earobics Step 1 Home Version: Sound Foundations for Reading & Spelling
$66.00

Earobics is an excellent tool for teaching the phonological awareness and auditory processing skills that learning experts recognize as critical for learning how to read, speak and spell. Six fun interactive games with 309 levels deliver extensive training and practice. The software automatically adjusts to the appropriate skill level of the user based on the correctness of their responses. Earobics uses adaptive training and acoustically modified speech and carefully controls important learning variables. Designed for 2 players and a guest. Recommended for ages 4-7.

The Cult of Information: A Neo-Luddite Treatise on High Tech, Artificial Intelligence, and the True Art of Thinking

The Cult of Information: A Neo-Luddite Treatise on High Tech, Artificial Intelligence, and the True Art of Thinking
$57.52

As we devote ever-increasing resources to providing, or prohibiting, access to information via computer, Theodore Roszak reminds us that voluminous information does not necessarily lead to sound thinking. "Data glut" obscures basic questions of justice and purpose and may even hinder rather than enhance our productivity. In this revised and updated edition of The Cult of Information, Roszak reviews the disruptive role the computer has come to play in international finance and the way in which "edutainment" software and computer games degrade the literacy of children. At the same time, he finds hopeful new ways in which the library and free citizens’ access to the Internet and the national data-highway can turn computer technology into a democratic and liberating force. Roszak’s examination of the place of computer technology in our culture is essential reading for all those who use computers, who are intimidated by computers, or who are concerned with the appropriate role of computers in the education of our children.

iPads in the Early Years: Developing Literacy and Creativity

iPads in the Early Years: Developing Literacy and Creativity
$54.95

Digital devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers, are becoming commonplace in young children’s lives for play, entertainment, learning and communication. Recently, there has been a great deal of focus on the educational potential of these devices in both formal and informal educational settings. There is now an abundance of educational ‘apps’ available to children, parents, and teachers, which claim to enhance children’s early literacy and numeracy development, but to date, there has been very little formal investigation of the educational potential of these devices. This book discusses the impact on children’s learning when iPads were introduced in three very different early years settings in Brisbane, Australia. It outlines how researchers worked with pre-school teachers and parents to explore how iPads can assist with letter and word recognition, the development of oral literacy and digital literacies and talk around play. Chapters consider the possibilities for using iPads for creativity and arts education through photography, storytelling, drawing, music creation and audio recording, and critically examine the literacies enabled by educational software available on iPads, and the relationship between digital play and literacy development. iPads in the Early Years provides exciting insights into children’s digital culture and learning in the age of the iPad. It will be key reading for researchers, research students and teacher educators focusing on the early years, as well as those with an interest in the role of ICTS, and particularly tablet computers, in education.

The Preschool Resource Guide: Educating and Entertaining Children Aged Two Through Five

The Preschool Resource Guide: Educating and Entertaining Children Aged Two Through Five
$48.63

How can you find books and magazines that nurture a child’s love of reading? Safe and long-lasting toys that inspire the imagination? Audiotapes of superior musical quality? Computer software that is appealing and age-appropriate? Videotapes of educationa

Educating the Other America: Top Experts Tackle Poverty, Literacy, and Achievement in Our Schools

Educating the Other America: Top Experts Tackle Poverty, Literacy, and Achievement in Our Schools
$42.95

Breaking the cycle of poverty by improving education and literacy: that’s the ultimate goal of Educating the Other America. This trailblazing book from top experts brings together 30 of the biggest names in education to tackle the toughest challenges faced by the nearly 1 in 5 children who live below the poverty line- and offer fresh, cutting-edge ideas for closing the achievement gap. Readers will start with an in-depth, research-based understanding of children who fail to read not because of cognitive impairment, but because of the complex effects of poverty. They’ll explore the dramatic impact of poverty on children’s literacy, school achievement, social success, physical health, and future economic well-being. Then readers will discover the practical benefits of the latest research and innovations in teaching and classroom design: creating rich multisensory classrooms that support students’ health and learning applying Universal Design to engage all students and accommodate a wide range of learner needs using key research findings to shape instruction that helps promote higher achievement for English language learners exposing students to multimedia stories that incorporate motion, sound, and music to improve text understanding and vocabulary using results of the most recent studies to teach African American students effectively making the most of educational software to help improve children’s reading outcomes turning shared book reading into a great accelerator of vocabulary development, comprehension, and other literacy skills Education professionals will also learn from the latest statistics and research projects on poverty, literacy, and achievement; explore the successes and limitations of current education reform efforts; and discover what work still needs to be done to create significant and lasting improvements. Representing the most creative new thinking from the best minds in education, this groundbreaking

Practically Speaking: Language, Literacy, and Academic Development for Students With AAC Needs

Practically Speaking: Language, Literacy, and Academic Development for Students With AAC Needs
$40.46

When K-12 students use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), what can SLPs and educators do to ensure the best academic and social outcomes? They’ll find out in this accessible guidebook-every professional’s key to helping students develop the language and literacy skills that lead to higher academic achievement and positive peer relationships. A must-have guide for educators and SLPs who provide communication support, this book answers pressing questions about working with students who use AAC and helps teachers skillfully meet student needs while satisfying the demands of their curriculum. Pre-service and in-service educators and the SLPs who work with them will learn to collaborate effectively to improve outcomes for students who use AAC determine student needs through effective, ongoing reading, writing, and language assessments develop IEPs based on each child’s language, communication, and literacy goals help students move beyond emergent literacy and develop the skills research identifies as the keys to reading success meet IDEA requirements by adapting the general curriculum so all students participate and achieve support students’ successful use of various AAC technologies, such as communication boards, word prediction software, and speech generating devices supplement classroom instruction with visual and oral scaffolding supports for students with AAC needs promote positive social relationships and friendships between students who use AAC and their peers To provide students who use AAC with the best support, readers will get clear descriptions of instructional techniques, guidelines for curriculum adaptations, and practical tools and visual aids such as model intervention plans, task analysis forms, and charts of sample accommodations. Balancing practical strategies with up-to-date research, this book unlocks language and literacy skills for children who use AAC and lays the groundwork for long-term

Assistive Technology for Young Children: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments

Assistive Technology for Young Children: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
$40.46

Assistive technology (AT) can help young children with disabilities fully participate in natural, inclusive learning environments-but many early childhood professionals don’t get the training they need to harness the power of AT. Fill that gap with this unintimidating, reader-friendly resource, the go-to guide to recommended AT practice for children birth-5. Developed by two leading early childhood specialists with in-depth expertise in assistive technology, this book demystifies AT and gives readers solutions they can implement right away, regardless of their technical experience. Early childhood professionals will learn about the broad spectrum of AT supports for children with disabilities-from low-cost, low-tech options such as Velcro and homemade switches to higher tech options such as speech-generating software. Educators, early interventionists, SLPs, and other professionals will * discover how AT tools can help children make progress toward specific OSEP outcomes * follow the guiding principles for selecting, purchasing and implementing AT devices * determine funding options for assistive technology * assess children’s needs and identify appropriate tools and strategies for individual children * use AT to aid implementation of universal design for learning * embed AT into activity-based intervention * involve family members in all phases of AT service delivery * support communication, language development, and early literacy skills * increase opportunities for play through AT that supports motor, cognitive, and social skills * teach computer skills to young children with disabilities, making adaptations when necessary * understand the current laws that help increase access to and availability of AT To help them get started with assistive technology, professionals will get a CD-ROM with 3 in-depth, printable forms for evaluating children’s AT needs, determining which types of tools and strategies to use, and creating individualized

Functional Living Skills and Behavioral Rules Photo Software

Functional Living Skills and Behavioral Rules Photo Software
$39.95

This CD-Rom contains over 1,000 full-color photographs of children, adolescents and adults doing a variety of functional activities. The images are ideal for sequencing events to be used in conjunction with picture schedules. Activity areas include daily schedules/routines, personal hygiene/grooming, toileting, homework, leisure, simple meal prep, community, and behavioral rules. There are wonderful photographs of Yes and No Rules to help children understand appropriate behaviors. This is a magnificent and practical tool that presents true to life, everyday skills. The photos on this CD were created by Robin D. Allen, PhD from Behavioral Services & Products, Inc., and are based on the photo boards that she has successfully used with many special-needs children and adults. Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000, XP Mac 0S 7.5 or higher.

Alfred 00-30539 Creating Music Series- Hearing Music – Music Book

Alfred 00-30539 Creating Music Series- Hearing Music - Music Book
$37.50

Now children can experience music at the most basic level before ever picking up an instrument or learning to read! Morton Subotnick s series of interactive music games facilitates experimenting with the fundamentals of pitch rhythm and sounds of various instruments and styles of music. Children learn what it means to play a high or low note soft or loud and fast or slow with lovable characters and detailed explanations to guide them along the way! This series of fun-filled games breaks musical concepts down to patterns visuals and easy exercises. Children learn to identify different sections of music nuances in a melody and changes in rhythm-all by listening to songs by the world s most famous composers. Explore the elements that build music; hear musical differences in endings repetitions and variations; compare differences in the music you hear; link musical phrases in the proper order; see what you hear by matching the musical notation to the sound clip; learn the difference between same and similar; grow from beginner to advanced with three levels for each game. For Parents and Teachers: Easy tools let you track progress and manage multiple players. An integrated help menu provides audio instructions for each game. Ages 5 and up. Series: Computer Software CD-ROM. Division: Creating Music. Format: CD-ROM. Length: 12. Width: 9.

Alfred 00-30537 Creating Music Series- Playing Music – Music Book

Alfred 00-30537 Creating Music Series- Playing Music - Music Book
$37.39

Now children can experience music at the most basic level before ever picking up an instrument or learning to read! Morton Subotnick s series of interactive music games facilitates experimenting with the fundamentals of pitch rhythm and sounds of various instruments and styles of music. Children learn what it means to play a high or low note soft or loud and fast or slow with lovable characters and detailed explanations to guide them along the way! How does the composer explain how he wants the music played? How would you play some of the world s famous classical pieces? Learn about tempo dynamics and expression with games performance videos and a glossary of music terms! Then relate the concepts to written music by seeing the appropriate expression marks on the sheet music. Finally create your own interpretations of classical music and see it performed by three loveable characters! Ages 8 and up. Series: Computer Software CD-ROM. Division: Creating Music. Format: CD-ROM. Length: 12. Width: 9.

Reader Rabbit Toddler With Free Reader Rabbit Pre-school Inside! [OLD VERSION]

Reader Rabbit Toddler With Free Reader Rabbit Pre-school Inside!  [OLD VERSION]
$29.99

Babies need toys, books, music and other stimuli to encourage development. the Reader Rabbit Baby program is an additional way for parent and child to interact, play and discover together. comes with free software!

Weekly Reader Learning System: Mastering Middle School 2009

Weekly Reader Learning System: Mastering Middle School 2009
$29.99

Weekly Reader Mastering Middle School 2009 helps struggling students in grades 6-8 achieve better grades & meet their goals with its revolutionary multi-sensory approach. It’s a powerful & effective curriculum developed by educators that uses text, audio, video, dialogues, & interactive lessons to help children learn faster & more efficiently, while at their own pace. Printable and on-screen tests let students hone their test taking skills and see where extra work is needed. Literature – Short Fiction, Biographies, Drama, Greek Mythology, Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemingway, William Shakespeare U.S. History – Jacksonian Democracy, The Civil War, Reconstruction, The American West, The Great Depression, Social Reform Movements, Early Explorers, and more World History – 19th Century Nationalism, The Napoleonic Era, The Victorian Era, 20th Century, Causes of WWI, Causes of WWII, Fascist Dictatorships, 20th Century Nationalism, Columbus & The Age of Discovery, Imperialism, The French Revolution, Religions of the World, The Scientific Revolution, The Industrial Revolution, and more Math – Fractions & Decimals, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Rapid Calculation Method Geography – Civic Units, Global Problems, Natural & Manmade Wonders, Soil & Vegetation, Themes of Geography, The West, The Southwest, The Midwest, The Southeast, The Northeast Science – The Microscope, What is Science?, Plants & Animals, Ecology, Life Science Patterns, Cell Biology I, Evolution, Genetics, The Inner Planets, The Outer Planets, The Solar System, The Universe, The Amazing Coral Reef, The Earth, The Oceans, Earth’s Natural Resources, Oceanography, A Closer Look at Earth, The Moon, The Planets, The Sun & Stars and much moreMinimum System Requirements WIN – Windows Vista or XP, 2000, DVD Drive, Sound System. Min. Res. – 1024 x 768 MAC – Mac OS X, DVD Drive, No Disk Space Required, No Installation Required, Sound System, Min. Res. – 1024 x 768

Learn Japanese: Rosetta Stone Japanese – Level 1-3 Set

Learn Japanese: Rosetta Stone Japanese - Level 1-3 Set
$199.00

Connect with the world. Learn language fundamentals from greetings and introductions to simple questions and answers. Give and get directions, tell time, and dine out. Share your opinions, and talk about everyday life: your interests, your work, current events, and more.

IPads in the Early Years: Developing Literacy and Creativity

IPads in the Early Years: Developing Literacy and Creativity
$163.00

Digital devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers, are becoming commonplace in young children’s lives for play, entertainment, learning and communication. Recently, there has been a great deal of focus on the educational potential of these devices in both formal and informal educational settings. There is now an abundance of educational ‘apps’ available to children, parents, and teachers, which claim to enhance children’s early literacy and numeracy development, but to date, there has been very little formal investigation of the educational potential of these devices. This book discusses the impact on children’s learning when iPads were introduced in three very different early years settings in Brisbane, Australia. It outlines how researchers worked with pre-school teachers and parents to explore how iPads can assist with letter and word recognition, the development of oral literacy and digital literacies and talk around play. Chapters consider the possibilities for using iPads for creativity and arts education through photography, storytelling, drawing, music creation and audio recording, and critically examine the literacies enabled by educational software available on iPads, and the relationship between digital play and literacy development. " iPads in the Early Years" provides exciting insights into children’s digital culture and learning in the age of the iPad. It will be key reading for researchers, research students and teacher educators focusing on the early years, as well as those with an interest in the role of ICTS, and particularly tablet computers, in education.

Picture This Professional: Photo Collection

Picture This Professional: Photo Collection
$89.95

A cut above the rest, the professional edition of Picture This enables you to print your own flashcards and lotto boards with ease and efficiency. There is a search index for over 5,000 images in 38 categories, including: health, whats different, whats wrong, chores, math, money, school supplies and time. The index speeds things up by allowing the user to search either by letter, word and even phonetically, allowing you to easily create your own set of articulation cards. The Pro Version allows you to print to any size needed, with or without colored borders. Other benefits of the Professional Version include being able to click and drag, copy and paste, use foreign languages on the labels and print the labels above, below or behind the picture. Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 200 or XP Mac OS 8.5 or higher.

TNT Reading Tutor

TNT Reading Tutor
$79.95

TNT Reading Tutor makes learning to read fun. Parents can quickly test their child’s reading skills using the Wizard and create a customized training plan to help their son or daughter learn how to read well. Kids have fun learning to read using TNT’s game-like approach. All of the programs are exciting and entertaining with vibrant graphics. In addition to teaching reading, it helps improve many cognitive abilities such as attention, working memory, processing speed and auditory discrimination. These skills are critical in improving reading fluency and reading comprehension. TNT Reading Tutor is based on many years of research and provides a systematic approach that trains and tests the concepts at each level. This allows the training to be individualized per player and helps them achieve mastery of every reading and memory skill from letter recognition and phonemic awareness to rhyming words, compound words and comprehension skills. Fun, brain building video games are rewarded for performing well. Parents can track their child’s success in a colorful, printable progress report.

This product comes with a one year subscription for up to 2 players on one computer and a 30-day money back guarantee.

Visual Essentials Photo and Template Collection

Visual Essentials Photo and Template Collection
$69.95

With over 3,000 photos, templates and layouts, Visual Essentials helps develop increased independence and improved communication while decreasing negative behaviors. Photos for Behavior Management include positive and negative behaviors at home, school and in the community; pre-made token boards; behavior charts and visual aids; feature for placing a "no" symbol on top of any photo, including photos you import. The Nonverbal Communication section includes sign language and community signs along with photos in the following categories: animals, attributes, bad behavior, bathroom, bedroom, body, chores, clothing, emotions, food, good behavior, health, holidays, money, nature, objects, outings, places, prepositions, school, sports and leisure, street signs, time, toys, verbs and vehicles. Photo Schedules are pre-made for everyday routines related to chores, errands, grooming, school activities and toileting. You can also make customized schedules with a combination of photos from Visual Essentials and your own. System Requirements: Windows 95 or higher, MAC OS 8.5 or higher (native in OS X)

Earobics Home Version Step 2: Sound Foundations for Reading and Spelling

Earobics Home Version Step 2: Sound Foundations for Reading and Spelling
$66.00

Building on the foundation of phonological awareness, phonics, and auditory processing skill training delivered by Earobics Step 1, Earobics Step 2 also teaches language comprehension skills that are critical for extracting meaning from spoken language and written text. Earobics Step 2 features five interactive games with 593 levels that teach the essential skills required for learning how to read and spell. Recommended for ages 7-11.

Earobics Step 1 Home Version: Sound Foundations for Reading & Spelling

Earobics Step 1 Home Version: Sound Foundations for Reading & Spelling
$66.00

Earobics is an excellent tool for teaching the phonological awareness and auditory processing skills that learning experts recognize as critical for learning how to read, speak and spell. Six fun interactive games with 309 levels deliver extensive training and practice. The software automatically adjusts to the appropriate skill level of the user based on the correctness of their responses. Earobics uses adaptive training and acoustically modified speech and carefully controls important learning variables. Designed for 2 players and a guest. Recommended for ages 4-7.

The Cult of Information: A Neo-Luddite Treatise on High Tech, Artificial Intelligence, and the True Art of Thinking

The Cult of Information: A Neo-Luddite Treatise on High Tech, Artificial Intelligence, and the True Art of Thinking
$57.52

As we devote ever-increasing resources to providing, or prohibiting, access to information via computer, Theodore Roszak reminds us that voluminous information does not necessarily lead to sound thinking. "Data glut" obscures basic questions of justice and purpose and may even hinder rather than enhance our productivity. In this revised and updated edition of The Cult of Information, Roszak reviews the disruptive role the computer has come to play in international finance and the way in which "edutainment" software and computer games degrade the literacy of children. At the same time, he finds hopeful new ways in which the library and free citizens’ access to the Internet and the national data-highway can turn computer technology into a democratic and liberating force. Roszak’s examination of the place of computer technology in our culture is essential reading for all those who use computers, who are intimidated by computers, or who are concerned with the appropriate role of computers in the education of our children.

iPads in the Early Years: Developing Literacy and Creativity

iPads in the Early Years: Developing Literacy and Creativity
$54.95

Digital devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers, are becoming commonplace in young children’s lives for play, entertainment, learning and communication. Recently, there has been a great deal of focus on the educational potential of these devices in both formal and informal educational settings. There is now an abundance of educational ‘apps’ available to children, parents, and teachers, which claim to enhance children’s early literacy and numeracy development, but to date, there has been very little formal investigation of the educational potential of these devices. This book discusses the impact on children’s learning when iPads were introduced in three very different early years settings in Brisbane, Australia. It outlines how researchers worked with pre-school teachers and parents to explore how iPads can assist with letter and word recognition, the development of oral literacy and digital literacies and talk around play. Chapters consider the possibilities for using iPads for creativity and arts education through photography, storytelling, drawing, music creation and audio recording, and critically examine the literacies enabled by educational software available on iPads, and the relationship between digital play and literacy development. iPads in the Early Years provides exciting insights into children’s digital culture and learning in the age of the iPad. It will be key reading for researchers, research students and teacher educators focusing on the early years, as well as those with an interest in the role of ICTS, and particularly tablet computers, in education.

The Preschool Resource Guide: Educating and Entertaining Children Aged Two Through Five

The Preschool Resource Guide: Educating and Entertaining Children Aged Two Through Five
$48.63

How can you find books and magazines that nurture a child’s love of reading? Safe and long-lasting toys that inspire the imagination? Audiotapes of superior musical quality? Computer software that is appealing and age-appropriate? Videotapes of educationa

Educating the Other America: Top Experts Tackle Poverty, Literacy, and Achievement in Our Schools

Educating the Other America: Top Experts Tackle Poverty, Literacy, and Achievement in Our Schools
$42.95

Breaking the cycle of poverty by improving education and literacy: that’s the ultimate goal of Educating the Other America. This trailblazing book from top experts brings together 30 of the biggest names in education to tackle the toughest challenges faced by the nearly 1 in 5 children who live below the poverty line- and offer fresh, cutting-edge ideas for closing the achievement gap. Readers will start with an in-depth, research-based understanding of children who fail to read not because of cognitive impairment, but because of the complex effects of poverty. They’ll explore the dramatic impact of poverty on children’s literacy, school achievement, social success, physical health, and future economic well-being. Then readers will discover the practical benefits of the latest research and innovations in teaching and classroom design: creating rich multisensory classrooms that support students’ health and learning applying Universal Design to engage all students and accommodate a wide range of learner needs using key research findings to shape instruction that helps promote higher achievement for English language learners exposing students to multimedia stories that incorporate motion, sound, and music to improve text understanding and vocabulary using results of the most recent studies to teach African American students effectively making the most of educational software to help improve children’s reading outcomes turning shared book reading into a great accelerator of vocabulary development, comprehension, and other literacy skills Education professionals will also learn from the latest statistics and research projects on poverty, literacy, and achievement; explore the successes and limitations of current education reform efforts; and discover what work still needs to be done to create significant and lasting improvements. Representing the most creative new thinking from the best minds in education, this groundbreaking

Practically Speaking: Language, Literacy, and Academic Development for Students With AAC Needs

Practically Speaking: Language, Literacy, and Academic Development for Students With AAC Needs
$40.46

When K-12 students use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), what can SLPs and educators do to ensure the best academic and social outcomes? They’ll find out in this accessible guidebook-every professional’s key to helping students develop the language and literacy skills that lead to higher academic achievement and positive peer relationships. A must-have guide for educators and SLPs who provide communication support, this book answers pressing questions about working with students who use AAC and helps teachers skillfully meet student needs while satisfying the demands of their curriculum. Pre-service and in-service educators and the SLPs who work with them will learn to collaborate effectively to improve outcomes for students who use AAC determine student needs through effective, ongoing reading, writing, and language assessments develop IEPs based on each child’s language, communication, and literacy goals help students move beyond emergent literacy and develop the skills research identifies as the keys to reading success meet IDEA requirements by adapting the general curriculum so all students participate and achieve support students’ successful use of various AAC technologies, such as communication boards, word prediction software, and speech generating devices supplement classroom instruction with visual and oral scaffolding supports for students with AAC needs promote positive social relationships and friendships between students who use AAC and their peers To provide students who use AAC with the best support, readers will get clear descriptions of instructional techniques, guidelines for curriculum adaptations, and practical tools and visual aids such as model intervention plans, task analysis forms, and charts of sample accommodations. Balancing practical strategies with up-to-date research, this book unlocks language and literacy skills for children who use AAC and lays the groundwork for long-term

Assistive Technology for Young Children: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments

Assistive Technology for Young Children: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
$40.46

Assistive technology (AT) can help young children with disabilities fully participate in natural, inclusive learning environments-but many early childhood professionals don’t get the training they need to harness the power of AT. Fill that gap with this unintimidating, reader-friendly resource, the go-to guide to recommended AT practice for children birth-5. Developed by two leading early childhood specialists with in-depth expertise in assistive technology, this book demystifies AT and gives readers solutions they can implement right away, regardless of their technical experience. Early childhood professionals will learn about the broad spectrum of AT supports for children with disabilities-from low-cost, low-tech options such as Velcro and homemade switches to higher tech options such as speech-generating software. Educators, early interventionists, SLPs, and other professionals will * discover how AT tools can help children make progress toward specific OSEP outcomes * follow the guiding principles for selecting, purchasing and implementing AT devices * determine funding options for assistive technology * assess children’s needs and identify appropriate tools and strategies for individual children * use AT to aid implementation of universal design for learning * embed AT into activity-based intervention * involve family members in all phases of AT service delivery * support communication, language development, and early literacy skills * increase opportunities for play through AT that supports motor, cognitive, and social skills * teach computer skills to young children with disabilities, making adaptations when necessary * understand the current laws that help increase access to and availability of AT To help them get started with assistive technology, professionals will get a CD-ROM with 3 in-depth, printable forms for evaluating children’s AT needs, determining which types of tools and strategies to use, and creating individualized

Functional Living Skills and Behavioral Rules Photo Software

Functional Living Skills and Behavioral Rules Photo Software
$39.95

This CD-Rom contains over 1,000 full-color photographs of children, adolescents and adults doing a variety of functional activities. The images are ideal for sequencing events to be used in conjunction with picture schedules. Activity areas include daily schedules/routines, personal hygiene/grooming, toileting, homework, leisure, simple meal prep, community, and behavioral rules. There are wonderful photographs of Yes and No Rules to help children understand appropriate behaviors. This is a magnificent and practical tool that presents true to life, everyday skills. The photos on this CD were created by Robin D. Allen, PhD from Behavioral Services & Products, Inc., and are based on the photo boards that she has successfully used with many special-needs children and adults. Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000, XP Mac 0S 7.5 or higher.

Alfred 00-30539 Creating Music Series- Hearing Music – Music Book

Alfred 00-30539 Creating Music Series- Hearing Music - Music Book
$37.50

Now children can experience music at the most basic level before ever picking up an instrument or learning to read! Morton Subotnick s series of interactive music games facilitates experimenting with the fundamentals of pitch rhythm and sounds of various instruments and styles of music. Children learn what it means to play a high or low note soft or loud and fast or slow with lovable characters and detailed explanations to guide them along the way! This series of fun-filled games breaks musical concepts down to patterns visuals and easy exercises. Children learn to identify different sections of music nuances in a melody and changes in rhythm-all by listening to songs by the world s most famous composers. Explore the elements that build music; hear musical differences in endings repetitions and variations; compare differences in the music you hear; link musical phrases in the proper order; see what you hear by matching the musical notation to the sound clip; learn the difference between same and similar; grow from beginner to advanced with three levels for each game. For Parents and Teachers: Easy tools let you track progress and manage multiple players. An integrated help menu provides audio instructions for each game. Ages 5 and up. Series: Computer Software CD-ROM. Division: Creating Music. Format: CD-ROM. Length: 12. Width: 9.

Alfred 00-30537 Creating Music Series- Playing Music – Music Book

Alfred 00-30537 Creating Music Series- Playing Music - Music Book
$37.39

Now children can experience music at the most basic level before ever picking up an instrument or learning to read! Morton Subotnick s series of interactive music games facilitates experimenting with the fundamentals of pitch rhythm and sounds of various instruments and styles of music. Children learn what it means to play a high or low note soft or loud and fast or slow with lovable characters and detailed explanations to guide them along the way! How does the composer explain how he wants the music played? How would you play some of the world s famous classical pieces? Learn about tempo dynamics and expression with games performance videos and a glossary of music terms! Then relate the concepts to written music by seeing the appropriate expression marks on the sheet music. Finally create your own interpretations of classical music and see it performed by three loveable characters! Ages 8 and up. Series: Computer Software CD-ROM. Division: Creating Music. Format: CD-ROM. Length: 12. Width: 9.

Reader Rabbit Toddler With Free Reader Rabbit Pre-school Inside! [OLD VERSION]

Reader Rabbit Toddler With Free Reader Rabbit Pre-school Inside!  [OLD VERSION]
$29.99

Babies need toys, books, music and other stimuli to encourage development. the Reader Rabbit Baby program is an additional way for parent and child to interact, play and discover together. comes with free software!

Weekly Reader Learning System: Mastering Middle School 2009

Weekly Reader Learning System: Mastering Middle School 2009
$29.99

Weekly Reader Mastering Middle School 2009 helps struggling students in grades 6-8 achieve better grades & meet their goals with its revolutionary multi-sensory approach. It’s a powerful & effective curriculum developed by educators that uses text, audio, video, dialogues, & interactive lessons to help children learn faster & more efficiently, while at their own pace. Printable and on-screen tests let students hone their test taking skills and see where extra work is needed. Literature – Short Fiction, Biographies, Drama, Greek Mythology, Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemingway, William Shakespeare U.S. History – Jacksonian Democracy, The Civil War, Reconstruction, The American West, The Great Depression, Social Reform Movements, Early Explorers, and more World History – 19th Century Nationalism, The Napoleonic Era, The Victorian Era, 20th Century, Causes of WWI, Causes of WWII, Fascist Dictatorships, 20th Century Nationalism, Columbus & The Age of Discovery, Imperialism, The French Revolution, Religions of the World, The Scientific Revolution, The Industrial Revolution, and more Math – Fractions & Decimals, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Rapid Calculation Method Geography – Civic Units, Global Problems, Natural & Manmade Wonders, Soil & Vegetation, Themes of Geography, The West, The Southwest, The Midwest, The Southeast, The Northeast Science – The Microscope, What is Science?, Plants & Animals, Ecology, Life Science Patterns, Cell Biology I, Evolution, Genetics, The Inner Planets, The Outer Planets, The Solar System, The Universe, The Amazing Coral Reef, The Earth, The Oceans, Earth’s Natural Resources, Oceanography, A Closer Look at Earth, The Moon, The Planets, The Sun & Stars and much moreMinimum System Requirements WIN – Windows Vista or XP, 2000, DVD Drive, Sound System. Min. Res. – 1024 x 768 MAC – Mac OS X, DVD Drive, No Disk Space Required, No Installation Required, Sound System, Min. Res. – 1024 x 768

Pages:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7next pagelast page


Learn Japanese: Rosetta Stone Japanese – Level 1-3 Set

Learn Japanese: Rosetta Stone Japanese - Level 1-3 Set
$199.00

Connect with the world. Learn language fundamentals from greetings and introductions to simple questions and answers. Give and get directions, tell time, and dine out. Share your opinions, and talk about everyday life: your interests, your work, current events, and more.

IPads in the Early Years: Developing Literacy and Creativity

IPads in the Early Years: Developing Literacy and Creativity
$163.00

Digital devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers, are becoming commonplace in young children’s lives for play, entertainment, learning and communication. Recently, there has been a great deal of focus on the educational potential of these devices in both formal and informal educational settings. There is now an abundance of educational ‘apps’ available to children, parents, and teachers, which claim to enhance children’s early literacy and numeracy development, but to date, there has been very little formal investigation of the educational potential of these devices. This book discusses the impact on children’s learning when iPads were introduced in three very different early years settings in Brisbane, Australia. It outlines how researchers worked with pre-school teachers and parents to explore how iPads can assist with letter and word recognition, the development of oral literacy and digital literacies and talk around play. Chapters consider the possibilities for using iPads for creativity and arts education through photography, storytelling, drawing, music creation and audio recording, and critically examine the literacies enabled by educational software available on iPads, and the relationship between digital play and literacy development. " iPads in the Early Years" provides exciting insights into children’s digital culture and learning in the age of the iPad. It will be key reading for researchers, research students and teacher educators focusing on the early years, as well as those with an interest in the role of ICTS, and particularly tablet computers, in education.

Picture This Professional: Photo Collection

Picture This Professional: Photo Collection
$89.95

A cut above the rest, the professional edition of Picture This enables you to print your own flashcards and lotto boards with ease and efficiency. There is a search index for over 5,000 images in 38 categories, including: health, whats different, whats wrong, chores, math, money, school supplies and time. The index speeds things up by allowing the user to search either by letter, word and even phonetically, allowing you to easily create your own set of articulation cards. The Pro Version allows you to print to any size needed, with or without colored borders. Other benefits of the Professional Version include being able to click and drag, copy and paste, use foreign languages on the labels and print the labels above, below or behind the picture. Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 200 or XP Mac OS 8.5 or higher.

TNT Reading Tutor

TNT Reading Tutor
$79.95

TNT Reading Tutor makes learning to read fun. Parents can quickly test their child’s reading skills using the Wizard and create a customized training plan to help their son or daughter learn how to read well. Kids have fun learning to read using TNT’s game-like approach. All of the programs are exciting and entertaining with vibrant graphics. In addition to teaching reading, it helps improve many cognitive abilities such as attention, working memory, processing speed and auditory discrimination. These skills are critical in improving reading fluency and reading comprehension. TNT Reading Tutor is based on many years of research and provides a systematic approach that trains and tests the concepts at each level. This allows the training to be individualized per player and helps them achieve mastery of every reading and memory skill from letter recognition and phonemic awareness to rhyming words, compound words and comprehension skills. Fun, brain building video games are rewarded for performing well. Parents can track their child’s success in a colorful, printable progress report.

This product comes with a one year subscription for up to 2 players on one computer and a 30-day money back guarantee.

Visual Essentials Photo and Template Collection

Visual Essentials Photo and Template Collection
$69.95

With over 3,000 photos, templates and layouts, Visual Essentials helps develop increased independence and improved communication while decreasing negative behaviors. Photos for Behavior Management include positive and negative behaviors at home, school and in the community; pre-made token boards; behavior charts and visual aids; feature for placing a "no" symbol on top of any photo, including photos you import. The Nonverbal Communication section includes sign language and community signs along with photos in the following categories: animals, attributes, bad behavior, bathroom, bedroom, body, chores, clothing, emotions, food, good behavior, health, holidays, money, nature, objects, outings, places, prepositions, school, sports and leisure, street signs, time, toys, verbs and vehicles. Photo Schedules are pre-made for everyday routines related to chores, errands, grooming, school activities and toileting. You can also make customized schedules with a combination of photos from Visual Essentials and your own. System Requirements: Windows 95 or higher, MAC OS 8.5 or higher (native in OS X)

Earobics Home Version Step 2: Sound Foundations for Reading and Spelling

Earobics Home Version Step 2: Sound Foundations for Reading and Spelling
$66.00

Building on the foundation of phonological awareness, phonics, and auditory processing skill training delivered by Earobics Step 1, Earobics Step 2 also teaches language comprehension skills that are critical for extracting meaning from spoken language and written text. Earobics Step 2 features five interactive games with 593 levels that teach the essential skills required for learning how to read and spell. Recommended for ages 7-11.

Earobics Step 1 Home Version: Sound Foundations for Reading & Spelling

Earobics Step 1 Home Version: Sound Foundations for Reading & Spelling
$66.00

Earobics is an excellent tool for teaching the phonological awareness and auditory processing skills that learning experts recognize as critical for learning how to read, speak and spell. Six fun interactive games with 309 levels deliver extensive training and practice. The software automatically adjusts to the appropriate skill level of the user based on the correctness of their responses. Earobics uses adaptive training and acoustically modified speech and carefully controls important learning variables. Designed for 2 players and a guest. Recommended for ages 4-7.

The Cult of Information: A Neo-Luddite Treatise on High Tech, Artificial Intelligence, and the True Art of Thinking

The Cult of Information: A Neo-Luddite Treatise on High Tech, Artificial Intelligence, and the True Art of Thinking
$57.52

As we devote ever-increasing resources to providing, or prohibiting, access to information via computer, Theodore Roszak reminds us that voluminous information does not necessarily lead to sound thinking. "Data glut" obscures basic questions of justice and purpose and may even hinder rather than enhance our productivity. In this revised and updated edition of The Cult of Information, Roszak reviews the disruptive role the computer has come to play in international finance and the way in which "edutainment" software and computer games degrade the literacy of children. At the same time, he finds hopeful new ways in which the library and free citizens’ access to the Internet and the national data-highway can turn computer technology into a democratic and liberating force. Roszak’s examination of the place of computer technology in our culture is essential reading for all those who use computers, who are intimidated by computers, or who are concerned with the appropriate role of computers in the education of our children.

iPads in the Early Years: Developing Literacy and Creativity

iPads in the Early Years: Developing Literacy and Creativity
$54.95

Digital devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers, are becoming commonplace in young children’s lives for play, entertainment, learning and communication. Recently, there has been a great deal of focus on the educational potential of these devices in both formal and informal educational settings. There is now an abundance of educational ‘apps’ available to children, parents, and teachers, which claim to enhance children’s early literacy and numeracy development, but to date, there has been very little formal investigation of the educational potential of these devices. This book discusses the impact on children’s learning when iPads were introduced in three very different early years settings in Brisbane, Australia. It outlines how researchers worked with pre-school teachers and parents to explore how iPads can assist with letter and word recognition, the development of oral literacy and digital literacies and talk around play. Chapters consider the possibilities for using iPads for creativity and arts education through photography, storytelling, drawing, music creation and audio recording, and critically examine the literacies enabled by educational software available on iPads, and the relationship between digital play and literacy development. iPads in the Early Years provides exciting insights into children’s digital culture and learning in the age of the iPad. It will be key reading for researchers, research students and teacher educators focusing on the early years, as well as those with an interest in the role of ICTS, and particularly tablet computers, in education.

The Preschool Resource Guide: Educating and Entertaining Children Aged Two Through Five

The Preschool Resource Guide: Educating and Entertaining Children Aged Two Through Five
$48.63

How can you find books and magazines that nurture a child’s love of reading? Safe and long-lasting toys that inspire the imagination? Audiotapes of superior musical quality? Computer software that is appealing and age-appropriate? Videotapes of educationa

Educating the Other America: Top Experts Tackle Poverty, Literacy, and Achievement in Our Schools

Educating the Other America: Top Experts Tackle Poverty, Literacy, and Achievement in Our Schools
$42.95

Breaking the cycle of poverty by improving education and literacy: that’s the ultimate goal of Educating the Other America. This trailblazing book from top experts brings together 30 of the biggest names in education to tackle the toughest challenges faced by the nearly 1 in 5 children who live below the poverty line- and offer fresh, cutting-edge ideas for closing the achievement gap. Readers will start with an in-depth, research-based understanding of children who fail to read not because of cognitive impairment, but because of the complex effects of poverty. They’ll explore the dramatic impact of poverty on children’s literacy, school achievement, social success, physical health, and future economic well-being. Then readers will discover the practical benefits of the latest research and innovations in teaching and classroom design: creating rich multisensory classrooms that support students’ health and learning applying Universal Design to engage all students and accommodate a wide range of learner needs using key research findings to shape instruction that helps promote higher achievement for English language learners exposing students to multimedia stories that incorporate motion, sound, and music to improve text understanding and vocabulary using results of the most recent studies to teach African American students effectively making the most of educational software to help improve children’s reading outcomes turning shared book reading into a great accelerator of vocabulary development, comprehension, and other literacy skills Education professionals will also learn from the latest statistics and research projects on poverty, literacy, and achievement; explore the successes and limitations of current education reform efforts; and discover what work still needs to be done to create significant and lasting improvements. Representing the most creative new thinking from the best minds in education, this groundbreaking

Practically Speaking: Language, Literacy, and Academic Development for Students With AAC Needs

Practically Speaking: Language, Literacy, and Academic Development for Students With AAC Needs
$40.46

When K-12 students use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), what can SLPs and educators do to ensure the best academic and social outcomes? They’ll find out in this accessible guidebook-every professional’s key to helping students develop the language and literacy skills that lead to higher academic achievement and positive peer relationships. A must-have guide for educators and SLPs who provide communication support, this book answers pressing questions about working with students who use AAC and helps teachers skillfully meet student needs while satisfying the demands of their curriculum. Pre-service and in-service educators and the SLPs who work with them will learn to collaborate effectively to improve outcomes for students who use AAC determine student needs through effective, ongoing reading, writing, and language assessments develop IEPs based on each child’s language, communication, and literacy goals help students move beyond emergent literacy and develop the skills research identifies as the keys to reading success meet IDEA requirements by adapting the general curriculum so all students participate and achieve support students’ successful use of various AAC technologies, such as communication boards, word prediction software, and speech generating devices supplement classroom instruction with visual and oral scaffolding supports for students with AAC needs promote positive social relationships and friendships between students who use AAC and their peers To provide students who use AAC with the best support, readers will get clear descriptions of instructional techniques, guidelines for curriculum adaptations, and practical tools and visual aids such as model intervention plans, task analysis forms, and charts of sample accommodations. Balancing practical strategies with up-to-date research, this book unlocks language and literacy skills for children who use AAC and lays the groundwork for long-term

Assistive Technology for Young Children: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments

Assistive Technology for Young Children: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
$40.46

Assistive technology (AT) can help young children with disabilities fully participate in natural, inclusive learning environments-but many early childhood professionals don’t get the training they need to harness the power of AT. Fill that gap with this unintimidating, reader-friendly resource, the go-to guide to recommended AT practice for children birth-5. Developed by two leading early childhood specialists with in-depth expertise in assistive technology, this book demystifies AT and gives readers solutions they can implement right away, regardless of their technical experience. Early childhood professionals will learn about the broad spectrum of AT supports for children with disabilities-from low-cost, low-tech options such as Velcro and homemade switches to higher tech options such as speech-generating software. Educators, early interventionists, SLPs, and other professionals will * discover how AT tools can help children make progress toward specific OSEP outcomes * follow the guiding principles for selecting, purchasing and implementing AT devices * determine funding options for assistive technology * assess children’s needs and identify appropriate tools and strategies for individual children * use AT to aid implementation of universal design for learning * embed AT into activity-based intervention * involve family members in all phases of AT service delivery * support communication, language development, and early literacy skills * increase opportunities for play through AT that supports motor, cognitive, and social skills * teach computer skills to young children with disabilities, making adaptations when necessary * understand the current laws that help increase access to and availability of AT To help them get started with assistive technology, professionals will get a CD-ROM with 3 in-depth, printable forms for evaluating children’s AT needs, determining which types of tools and strategies to use, and creating individualized

Functional Living Skills and Behavioral Rules Photo Software

Functional Living Skills and Behavioral Rules Photo Software
$39.95

This CD-Rom contains over 1,000 full-color photographs of children, adolescents and adults doing a variety of functional activities. The images are ideal for sequencing events to be used in conjunction with picture schedules. Activity areas include daily schedules/routines, personal hygiene/grooming, toileting, homework, leisure, simple meal prep, community, and behavioral rules. There are wonderful photographs of Yes and No Rules to help children understand appropriate behaviors. This is a magnificent and practical tool that presents true to life, everyday skills. The photos on this CD were created by Robin D. Allen, PhD from Behavioral Services & Products, Inc., and are based on the photo boards that she has successfully used with many special-needs children and adults. Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000, XP Mac 0S 7.5 or higher.

Alfred 00-30539 Creating Music Series- Hearing Music – Music Book

Alfred 00-30539 Creating Music Series- Hearing Music - Music Book
$37.50

Now children can experience music at the most basic level before ever picking up an instrument or learning to read! Morton Subotnick s series of interactive music games facilitates experimenting with the fundamentals of pitch rhythm and sounds of various instruments and styles of music. Children learn what it means to play a high or low note soft or loud and fast or slow with lovable characters and detailed explanations to guide them along the way! This series of fun-filled games breaks musical concepts down to patterns visuals and easy exercises. Children learn to identify different sections of music nuances in a melody and changes in rhythm-all by listening to songs by the world s most famous composers. Explore the elements that build music; hear musical differences in endings repetitions and variations; compare differences in the music you hear; link musical phrases in the proper order; see what you hear by matching the musical notation to the sound clip; learn the difference between same and similar; grow from beginner to advanced with three levels for each game. For Parents and Teachers: Easy tools let you track progress and manage multiple players. An integrated help menu provides audio instructions for each game. Ages 5 and up. Series: Computer Software CD-ROM. Division: Creating Music. Format: CD-ROM. Length: 12. Width: 9.

Alfred 00-30537 Creating Music Series- Playing Music – Music Book

Alfred 00-30537 Creating Music Series- Playing Music - Music Book
$37.39

Now children can experience music at the most basic level before ever picking up an instrument or learning to read! Morton Subotnick s series of interactive music games facilitates experimenting with the fundamentals of pitch rhythm and sounds of various instruments and styles of music. Children learn what it means to play a high or low note soft or loud and fast or slow with lovable characters and detailed explanations to guide them along the way! How does the composer explain how he wants the music played? How would you play some of the world s famous classical pieces? Learn about tempo dynamics and expression with games performance videos and a glossary of music terms! Then relate the concepts to written music by seeing the appropriate expression marks on the sheet music. Finally create your own interpretations of classical music and see it performed by three loveable characters! Ages 8 and up. Series: Computer Software CD-ROM. Division: Creating Music. Format: CD-ROM. Length: 12. Width: 9.

Reader Rabbit Toddler With Free Reader Rabbit Pre-school Inside! [OLD VERSION]

Reader Rabbit Toddler With Free Reader Rabbit Pre-school Inside!  [OLD VERSION]
$29.99

Babies need toys, books, music and other stimuli to encourage development. the Reader Rabbit Baby program is an additional way for parent and child to interact, play and discover together. comes with free software!

Weekly Reader Learning System: Mastering Middle School 2009

Weekly Reader Learning System: Mastering Middle School 2009
$29.99

Weekly Reader Mastering Middle School 2009 helps struggling students in grades 6-8 achieve better grades & meet their goals with its revolutionary multi-sensory approach. It’s a powerful & effective curriculum developed by educators that uses text, audio, video, dialogues, & interactive lessons to help children learn faster & more efficiently, while at their own pace. Printable and on-screen tests let students hone their test taking skills and see where extra work is needed. Literature – Short Fiction, Biographies, Drama, Greek Mythology, Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemingway, William Shakespeare U.S. History – Jacksonian Democracy, The Civil War, Reconstruction, The American West, The Great Depression, Social Reform Movements, Early Explorers, and more World History – 19th Century Nationalism, The Napoleonic Era, The Victorian Era, 20th Century, Causes of WWI, Causes of WWII, Fascist Dictatorships, 20th Century Nationalism, Columbus & The Age of Discovery, Imperialism, The French Revolution, Religions of the World, The Scientific Revolution, The Industrial Revolution, and more Math – Fractions & Decimals, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Rapid Calculation Method Geography – Civic Units, Global Problems, Natural & Manmade Wonders, Soil & Vegetation, Themes of Geography, The West, The Southwest, The Midwest, The Southeast, The Northeast Science – The Microscope, What is Science?, Plants & Animals, Ecology, Life Science Patterns, Cell Biology I, Evolution, Genetics, The Inner Planets, The Outer Planets, The Solar System, The Universe, The Amazing Coral Reef, The Earth, The Oceans, Earth’s Natural Resources, Oceanography, A Closer Look at Earth, The Moon, The Planets, The Sun & Stars and much moreMinimum System Requirements WIN – Windows Vista or XP, 2000, DVD Drive, Sound System. Min. Res. – 1024 x 768 MAC – Mac OS X, DVD Drive, No Disk Space Required, No Installation Required, Sound System, Min. Res. – 1024 x 768


Pages:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7next pagelast page