The children's machine

rethinking school in the age of the computer
Author: Seymour Papert
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: 241
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The author of Mindstorms shows readers how to integrate the computer into all areas of the school curriculum instead of making it a specialized course or just another gadget. 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.

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.

The Kids' Book of Simple Machines

Cool Projects and Activities That Make Science Fun!
Author: Kelly Doudna
Publisher: Scarletta Press
ISBN: 1938063600
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
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Introduces six simple machines, describing how they work in more complex machinery and how they are used every day.

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.

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.

Social Robotics

7th International Conference, ICSR 2015, Paris, France, October 26-30, 2015, Proceedings
Author: Adriana Tapus,Elisabeth André,Jean-Claude Martin,François Ferland,Mehdi Ammi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319255541
Category: Computers
Page: 717
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2015, held in Paris, France, in October 2015. The 70 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 126 submissions. The papers focus on the interaction between humans and robots and the integration of robots into our society and present innovative ideas and concepts, new discoveries and improvements, novel applications on the latest fundamental advances in the core technologies that form the backbone of social robotics, distinguished developmental projects, as well as seminal works in aesthetic design, ethics and philosophy, studies on social impact and influence pertaining to social robotics, and its interaction and communication with human beings and its social impact on our society.

A Textbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing E-Book


Author: Dr Jim Richardson,Edward Alan Glasper
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702044407
Category: Medical
Page: 776
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nurse for life – electronic access only Get to all of the high-quality content from Elsevier faster than ever! Your favourite textbooks are now available as e-books through nurse for life, allowing you to: Electronically search the book Create and share notes and highlights Save time with automatic referencing Load it up and change the way you learn! What do I get? You will be emailed a PIN code that will give you perpetual access to the electronic version of the book through nurse for life. Book description This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Covering the full age and specialty spectrum this text brings together for the first time, individual chapters from among the most respected children's nurses. This textbook is rooted in child-centred health care within a family context and draws upon best contemporary practice throughout the UK and further afield. This innovative text harnesses new design parameters in enquiry-based/problem-based learning, providing up-to-date information on a wide range of topics. In an exciting addition each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Aims, objectives, learning outcomes, a summary box in each chapter and key points assist learning and understanding Professional conversation boxes enliven the text on the page and make it more interesting to dip into Suggestions for seminar discussion topics to help teachers Case studies help to relate theory to practice Prompts to promote reflective practice Activity boxes/suggested visits Evidence based practice boxes which highlight key research studies, annotated bibliographies including details of web-sites and full contemporary references to the evidence base Resource lists including recommended web-site addresses

Animality and Children's Literature and Film


Author: A. Ratelle
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137373164
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 171
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Examining culturally significant works of children's culture through a posthumanist, or animality studies lens, Animality and Children's Literature and Film argues that Western philosophy's objective to establish a notion of an exclusively human subjectivity is continually countered in the very texts that ostensibly work to this end.

Little Machinery

A Critical Facsimile Edition
Author: Mary Liddell,John R. Stilgoe,Nathalie Op de Beeck
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814332665
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 99
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An updated edition that situates a landmark 1920s children's picture book in its historical and social context.

Literacy for Young Children

A Guide for Early Childhood Educators
Author: Priscilla L. Griffith,Sara Ann Beach,Jiening Ruan,Loraine Dunn
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452294712
Category: Education
Page: 256
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This research-based guidebook offers PreK and kindergarten teachers easy-to-implement activities to develop oral language, phonological and print awareness, emergent writing, and comprehension skills in diverse classrooms.

The Children's Culture Reader


Author: Henry Jenkins
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814742310
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 532
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Stock market euphoria and blind faith in the post cold war economy have driven the topic of poverty from popular and scholarly discussion in the United States. At the same time the gap between the rich and poor has never been wider. The New Poverty Studies critically examines the new war against the poor that has accompanied the rise of the New Economy in the past two decades, and details the myriad ways poor people have struggled against it. The essays collected here explore how global, national, and local structures of power produce poverty and affect the material well-being, social relations and politicization of the poor. In updating the 1960s encounter between ethnography and U.S. poverty, The New Poverty Studies highlights the ways poverty is constructed across multiple scales and multiple axes of difference. Questioning the common wisdom that poverty persists because of the pathology, social isolation and welfare state "dependency" of the poor, the contributors to The New Poverty Studies point instead to economic restructuring and neoliberal policy "reforms" which have caused increased social inequality and economic polarization in the U.S. Contributors include: Georges Fouron, Donna Goldstein, Judith Goode, Susan B. Hyatt, Catherine Kingfisher, Peter Kwong, Vin Lyon-Callo, Jeff Maskovsky, Sandi Morgen, Leith Mullings, Frances Fox Piven, Matthew Rubin, Nina Glick Schiller, Carol Stack, Jill Weigt, Eve Weinbaum, Brett Williams, and Patricia Zavella. "These contributions provide a dynamic understanding of poverty and immiseration" --North American Dialogue, Vol. 4, No. 1, Nov. 2001

Advocating for Children in Foster and Kinship Care

A Guide to Getting the Best out of the System for Caregivers and Practitioners
Author: Mitchell Rosenwald,Beth N. Riley
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231519354
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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This book is the first to provide strategies for effective advocacy and placement within the foster care and kinship care systems. It also takes a rare look at the dynamics of the foster and kinship relationship, not just among children and the agency workers and service providers who intervene on their behalf, but also between children and those who take in and care for them as permanency develops. Drawing on their experience interacting with and writing about the institution of foster care, Mitchell Rosenwald and Beth N. Riley have composed a unique text that helps practitioners, foster parents, and relative caregivers realize successful transitions for youth, especially considering the traumas these children may suffer both before and after placement. Advocating for a child's best interests must begin early and remain consistent throughout assignment and adjustment. For practitioners, Rosenwald and Riley emphasize the best techniques for assessing a family's capabilities and for guiding families through the challenges of foster care. Part one details the steps potential foster parents and kinship caregivers must take, with the assistance of practitioners, to prepare themselves for placement. Part two describes tactics for successful advocacy within the court system, social service agencies, schools, and the medical and mental health establishments. Part three describes how to lobby for change at the agency and legislative levels, as well as within a given community. The authors illustrate recommendations through real-life scenarios and devote an entire chapter to brokering positive partnerships among practitioners, families, and other teams working to protect and transition children.

Interaction Design and Children


Author: Juan Pablo Hourcade
Publisher: Now Publishers Inc
ISBN: 1601981287
Category: Computers
Page: 128
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Interaction Design and Children surveys the research on children's cognitive and motor development, safety issues related to technologies and design methodologies and principles. It also provides an overview of current research trends in the field of interaction design and children and identifies challenges for future research.

Speechreading by Humans and Machines

Models, Systems, and Applications
Author: David G. Stork,Marcus E. Hennecke
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540612643
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 686
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This book is one outcome of the NATO Advanced Studies Institute (ASI) Workshop, "Speechreading by Man and Machine," held at the Chateau de Bonas, Castera-Verduzan (near Auch, France) from August 28 to Septem ber 8, 1995 - the first interdisciplinary meeting devoted the subject of speechreading ("lipreading"). The forty-five attendees from twelve countries covered the gamut of speechreading research, from brain scans of humans processing bi-modal stimuli, to psychophysical experiments and illusions, to statistics of comprehension by the normal and deaf communities, to models of human perception, to computer vision and learning algorithms and hardware for automated speechreading machines. The first week focussed on speechreading by humans, the second week by machines, a general organization that is preserved in this volume. After the in evitable difficulties in clarifying language and terminology across disciplines as diverse as human neurophysiology, audiology, psychology, electrical en gineering, mathematics, and computer science, the participants engaged in lively discussion and debate. We think it is fair to say that there was an atmosphere of excitement and optimism for a field that is both fascinating and potentially lucrative. Of the many general results that can be taken from the workshop, two of the key ones are these: • The ways in which humans employ visual image for speech recogni tion are manifold and complex, and depend upon the talker-perceiver pair, severity and age of onset of any hearing loss, whether the topic of conversation is known or unknown, the level of noise, and so forth.

Babies and Young Children


Author: Marian Beaver
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748773473
Category: Education
Page: 377
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Provides comprehensive coverage of the mandatory and optional units of the NVQ 2 specification. This book references performance criteria throughout, enabling students to see which activities they are covering at any time. It is endorsed by City and Guilds.

Creative Activities for Young Children


Author: Mary Mayesky
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1428321802
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 704
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Creative Activities for Young Children, 9th edition is a rare combination of an art and curriculum text, and is an invaluable resource for any teacher, pre-service or experienced. Teachers, parents, and child-care providers will value this teaching resource that not only promotes creativity in children but also encourages readers to exercise their own creativity. It has a wealth of information covering every conceivable content area that would be encountered in an early childhood classroom, as well as up to grade 5. The sound theoretical base of the book is applied in the hundreds of practical activities provided throughout the text. This updated edition addresses national early childhood standards, more coverage on developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), in depth discussion of play and art development theories, as well as additional activities for children with special needs and more activities to meet specific learning styles. All references, including websites, software recommendations, and additional readings have been updated in this edition. The final section on Creativity and Multicultural Education covers the place of creativity in the anti-bias curriculum, and provides a multitude of creative activity ideas for use in the multicultural classrooms of today. Students will find this book to be a continual resource throughout their professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.