The Children's Machine

Rethinking School In The Age Of The Computer
Author: Seymour Papert
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465010639
Category: Education
Page: 256
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In his classsic book, Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and powerful Ideas, Seymour Papert set out a vision of how computers could change school. In The Children's Machine he now looks back over a decade during which American schools acquired more than three million computers and assesses progress and resistance to progress.

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine

Author: Julia Cook
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781937870010
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Wilma Jean worries about everything. She worries about missing the bus, doing a math problem wrong, having friends to play with, and getting carrots in her school lunch. Wilma Jean's teacher helps her figure out what worries she can control and those that she can't and what to do about both types of worries.

Computing and Educational Studies

A Special Issue of educational Studies
Author: Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr.
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135487340
Category: Education
Page: 104
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This special issue calls for a greater awareness of computing as a critical area of study for those interested in educational studies. Its purpose is to open up a wider dialogue about computing and education than has previously existed in the field. The questions raised provide the basis for a lively discussion and analysis of the role of educational studies in interpreting the role of computing in our culture and educational system. This issue also provides a model for exploring other topics of similar significance and importance to the field in future issues of the journal.

The Child and the Machine

How Computers Put Our Children's Education at Risk
Author: Alison Armstrong,Charles Casement
Publisher: Robins Lane Press
ISBN: 9781589040052
Category: Computers
Page: 256
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The United States spends $6.5 billion on educational technology (1998–99), yet children’s educational performance remains stagnant. The Child and the Machine shows how our rush to use computers has led to the most expensive and least helpful revolution in the history of education.

Reading, Writing, and Justice

School Reform as if Democracy Matters
Author: James W. Fraser
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791434062
Category: Education
Page: 248
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This is a book for teachers, parents, and other concerned citizens who care about public education, who want schools to be democratic in the best sense, and who seek argumentative ammunition for defending schools and for placing school issues within the larger framework of the long struggle to keep and expand democracy in the United States.

The Gooch Machine

Poems for Children to Perform
Author: Brod Bagert
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
ISBN: 9781590783153
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Humorous poems about the thoughts and feelings of children, written for children to perform.

Children and War

A Historical Anthology
Author: James Marten
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814756669
Category: History
Page: 313
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How did a sleepy New England fishing village become a gay mecca? In this dynamic history, Karen Christel Krahulik explains why Provincetown, Massachusetts--alternately known as “Land's End,” “Cape-tip,” “Cape-end,” and, to some, “Queersville, U.S.A”--has meant many things to many people. Provincetown tells the story of this beguiling coastal town, from its early history as a mid-nineteenth century colonial village to its current stature as a bustling gay tourist destination. It details the many cultures and groups—Yankee artists, Portuguese fishermen, tourists—that have comprised and influenced Provincetown, and explains how all of them, in conjunction with larger economic and political forces, come together to create a gay and lesbian mecca. Through personal stories and historical accounts, Provincetown reveals the fascinating features that have made Provincetown such a textured and colorful destination: its fame as the landfall of the Mayflower Pilgrims, charm as an eccentric artists’ colony, and allure as a Dionysian playground. It also hints at one of Provincetown’s most dramatic economic changes: its turn from fishing village to resort town. From a history of fishing economies to a history of tourism, Provincetown, in the end, is as eclectic and vibrant as the city itself.

Century of the Child

Growing by Design, 1900-2000
Author: Juliet Kinchin,Aidan O'Connor
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 0870708260
Category: Design
Page: 263
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Did the twentieth century live up to what Swedish design reformer and social theorist Ellen Key, writing in 1900, envisaged as "the century of the child" ? This book, produced in conjunction with a major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, takes both its title and its launching point from Key's landmark book, which presaged the coming century as a period of intensified focus on and progressive thinking about the rights, development, and well-being of children. It tracks the fascinating confluence between the cultures of modern design and childhood, through an introductory essay by Juliet Kinchin, sixty-five short essays, and more than four hundred illustrations. The resulting kaleidoscopic narrative of innovative ideas, practitioners, and artifacts examines individual and collective visions for the material world of children, from utopian dreams for the citizens of the future to the dark realities of political conflict and exploitation. Despite being the focus of intense concern and profound thought, children remain one of the most underrepresented subjects in the historical analysis of modern design. To address this lacuna, this book surveys more than one hundred years of school architecture, playgrounds, toys and games, educational materials, children's hospitals and safety equipment, nurseries, furniture, animation, propaganda, advertising, books, and clothing. The outstanding projects that emerge illuminate how progressive design has enhanced the physical, intellectual, and emotional development of children and, conversely, how models of children's play and pedagogy have informed experimental design thinking. As protean beings and elastic ideological symbols, children help us to mediate between the ideal and real: they propel our thoughts forward. But as we look back, they also reveal important new dimensions of modernism in the twentieth century.

My Amazing Body Machine

Author: Robert Winston
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780241283806
Category: Human anatomy
Page: 128
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Take an incredible journey through the most amazing and unique machine you'll ever own - your body! Beautiful paper-craft illustrations reveal how the human body is made and what it does as never before, from your powerful pumping heart to your brilliant brain and your strong, sturdy skeleton to the teeny tiny cells. Packed with fantastic facts and easy-to-understand explanations, this colourful visual guide is the perfect introduction to how the human body works.

When My Worries Get Too Big!

Author: Kari Dunn Buron
Publisher: Autism Asperger Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781937473808
Category: Anxiety in children
Page: 55
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An illustrated children's book with tips on how to recognize and cope with anxiety. Expanded 2nd ed. includes teaching ideas for parents and educators and other professionals.--Publisher.


Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas
Author: Seymour A. Papert
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465046744
Category: Education
Page: 252
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Mindstorms has two central themes: that children can learn to use computers in a masterful way and that learning to use computers can change the way they learn everything else. Even outside the classroom, Papert had a vision that the computer could be used just as casually and as personally for a diversity of purposes throughout a person's entire life. Seymour Papert makes the point that in classrooms saturated with technology there is actually more socialization and that the technology often contributes to greater interaction among students and among students and instructors.

Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine

A New Fantasy Adventure for Children
Author: Bob May,Roy C. Booth,Cristopher Tibbetts
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573650048
Category: Children's plays, American
Page: 65
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Trucks, Trains and Big Machines! Transportation Books for Kids | Children's Transportation Books

Author: Baby Professor
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1541923200
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 64
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Does your little boy fall in love with big machines that easily? Then this book will be such a treat! There are beautiful images of trucks, trains and big machines in this wonderful book for children. Learn about them and be impressed at what they can do. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and secure a copy of this book today!

Utopian and Dystopian Writing for Children and Young Adults

Author: Carrie Hintz,Elaine Ostry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135373361
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
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This volume examines a variety of utopian writing for children from the 18th century to the present day, defining and exploring this new genre in the field of children's literature. The original essays discuss thematic conventions and present detailed case studies of individual works. All address the pedagogical implications of work that challenges children to grapple with questions of perfect or wildly imperfect social organizations and their own autonomy. The book includes interviews with creative writers and the first bibliography of utopian fiction for children.

Love You Forever Pop-Up Edition

Author: Robert Munsch
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781770859654
Page: 14
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The much-loved bestseller, now in a pop-up edition. When we published Love You Forever in 1986, we thought it had great appeal. But we had no idea that booksellers would love it and sell 30 million copies. Now there is a gift edition whose characters move! A young mother holds her baby, and while she sings to it she rocks it back and forth. And through her life, and the stages of his life, she holds her son and rocks him back and forth as she tells him that she will love him forever. In double-page spreads and gatefolds, the whole text of Love You Forever is in this book, and enhanced with three-dimensional elements. But even better is the feature that moves -- as the chorus is sung, you can move the characters back and forth. This makes a wonderful extra feature for young readers, the grandchildren of people who raised their own children with this story and who want to pass it to a new generation. Paper engineering by Bruce Foster.

Communism for Kids

Author: Bini Adamczak
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262533359
Category: Political Science
Page: 112
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Once upon a time, people yearned to be free of the misery of capitalism. How could their dreams come true? This little book proposes a different kind of communism, one that is true to its ideals and free from authoritarianism. Offering relief for many who have been numbed by Marxist exegesis and given headaches by the earnest pompousness of socialist politics, it presents political theory in the simple terms of a children's story, accompanied by illustrations of lovable little revolutionaries experiencing their political awakening. It all unfolds like a story, with jealous princesses, fancy swords, displaced peasants, mean bosses, and tired workers--not to mention a Ouija board, a talking chair, and a big pot called "the state." Before they know it, readers are learning about the economic history of feudalism, class struggles in capitalism, different ideas of communism, and more. Finally, competition between two factories leads to a crisis that the workers attempt to solve in six different ways (most of them borrowed from historic models of communist or socialist change). Each attempt fails, since true communism is not so easy after all. But it's also not that hard. At last, the people take everything into their own hands and decide for themselves how to continue. Happy ending? Only the future will tell. With an epilogue that goes deeper into the theoretical issues behind the story, this book is perfect for all ages and all who desire a better world.

Developing Practical Skills for Nursing Children and Young People

Author: Alan Glasper,Marion Aylott,Cath Battrick
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1444154923
Category: Medical
Page: 704
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Clinical skills are essential to the practice of nursing and learning these skills requires a wealth of both factual knowledge and technical expertise. Supplementing practical teaching, Developing Practical Skills for Nursing Children and Young People is a comprehensive skills text that describes clinical skills in the style of a tutor teaching at