Schools and Screens

Schools and Screens

  • Author : Victoria Cain
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 280
  • ISBN-10 : 0262362120
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Why screens in schools—from film screenings to instructional television to personal computers—did not bring about the educational revolution promised by reformers. Long before Chromebook giveaways and remote learning, screen media technologies were enthusiastically promoted by American education reformers. Again and again, as schools deployed film screenings, television programs, and computer games, screen-based learning was touted as a cure for all educational ills. But the transformation promised by advocates for screens in schools never happened. In this book, Victoria Cain chronicles important episodes in the history of educational technology, as reformers, technocrats, public television producers, and computer scientists tried to harness the power of screen-based media to shape successive generations of students. Cain describes how, beginning in the 1930s, champions of educational technology saw screens in schools as essential tools for training citizens, and presented films to that end. (Among the films screened for educational purposes was the notoriously racist Birth of a Nation.) In the 1950s and 1960s, both technocrats and leftist educators turned to screens to prepare young Americans for Cold War citizenship, and from the 1970s through the 1990s, as commercial television and personal computers arrived in classrooms, screens in schools represented an increasingly privatized vision of schooling and civic engagement. Cain argues that the story of screens in schools is not simply about efforts to develop the right technological tools; rather, it reflects ongoing tensions over citizenship, racial politics, private funding, and distrust of teachers. Ultimately, she shows that the technologies that reformers had envisioned as improving education and training students in civic participation in fact deepened educational inequities.

The End of Education

The End of Education [Neil Postman]

  • Author : Neil Postman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 0307797201
In this comprehensive response to the education crisis, the author of Teaching as a Subversive Activity returns to the subject that established his reputat … GET BOOK
The Charisma Machine

The Charisma Machine [Morgan G. Ames]

  • Author : Morgan G. Ames
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Total Pages : 328
  • ISBN-10 : 0262353903
A fascinating examination of technological utopianism and its complicated consequences. In The Charisma Machine, Morgan Ames chronicles the life and legacy … GET BOOK
The Language Police

The Language Police [Diane Ravitch]

  • Author : Diane Ravitch
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0307428850
If you’re an actress or a coed just trying to do a man-size job, a yes-man who turns a deaf ear to some sob sister, an heiress aboard her yacht, or a boo … GET BOOK
Look Both Ways

Look Both Ways [Jason Reynolds]

  • Author : Jason Reynolds
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Total Pages : 208
  • ISBN-10 : 1481438301
Carnegie Medal winner A National Book Award Finalist Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book An NPR Favorite Book of 2019 A New York Times Best Children’s B … GET BOOK
Teaching Machines

Teaching Machines [Audrey Watters]

  • Author : Audrey Watters
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 316
  • ISBN-10 : 0262363755
How ed tech was born: Twentieth-century teaching machines--from Sidney Pressey's mechanized test-giver to B. F. Skinner's behaviorist bell-ringing box. Con … GET BOOK

[James H. Williams]

  • Author : James H. Williams
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 344
  • ISBN-10 : 9462096562
This book examines the shifting portrayal of the nation in school textbooks in 14 countries during periods of rapid political, social, and economic change. … GET BOOK
Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me [Ta-Nehisi Coates]

  • Author : Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Publisher : One World
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 176
  • ISBN-10 : 0679645985
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST … GET BOOK
The Amateur Hour

The Amateur Hour [Jonathan Zimmerman]

  • Author : Jonathan Zimmerman
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 312
  • ISBN-10 : 1421439107
Anyone who wants to change college teaching will have to start here. … GET BOOK
Classroom Assessment and the National Science Education Standards

Classroom Assessment and the National Science Education Standards [National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Center for Education,Committee on Classroom Assessment and the National Science Education Standards]

  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Center for Education,Committee on Classroom Assessment and the National Science Education Standards
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 127
  • ISBN-10 : 9780309132862
The National Science Education Standards address not only what students should learn about science but also how their learning should be assessed. How do w … GET BOOK
Civilization and Its Enemies

Civilization and Its Enemies [Lee Harris]

  • Author : Lee Harris
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 0743267001
Forgetfulness occurs when those who have been long inured to civilized order can no longer remember a time in which they had to wonder whether their crops … GET BOOK
Media Rich Instruction

Media Rich Instruction [Rosemary Papa]

  • Author : Rosemary Papa
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 311
  • ISBN-10 : 3319001523
E-learning has brought an enormous change to instruction, in terms of both rules and tools. Contemporary education requires diverse and creative uses of me … GET BOOK
April Raintree

April Raintree [Beatrice Mosionier]

  • Author : Beatrice Mosionier
  • Publisher : Portage & Main Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 196
  • ISBN-10 : 1553792076
A revised version of the novel In Search of April Raintree, written specifically for students in grades 9 through 12. Through her characterization of two y … GET BOOK
A Good American Family

A Good American Family [David Maraniss]

  • Author : David Maraniss
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 432
  • ISBN-10 : 1501178385
Named a Best Book of 2019 by NPR and The Washington Post. In a riveting book with powerful resonance today, Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Maraniss … GET BOOK
ICT and Special Educational Needs

ICT and Special Educational Needs [Lani Florian,John Hegarty]

  • Author : Lani Florian,John Hegarty
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 168
  • ISBN-10 : 0335225039
"a useful contribution to the field, integrating research and practice to highlight useful case studies, guidelines and resources for effective IT provisio … GET BOOK
The Book Thief

The Book Thief [Markus Zusak]

  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Total Pages : 592
  • ISBN-10 : 0307433846
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed … GET BOOK
Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four [George Orwell]

  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 0192564528
'If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.' Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), George Orwell's final novel, was com … GET BOOK
ICT, Pedagogy and the Curriculum

ICT, Pedagogy and the Curriculum [Viv Ellis,Avril Loveless]

  • Author : Viv Ellis,Avril Loveless
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 264
  • ISBN-10 : 1134567103
This book explores the impact new information and communication technologies are having on teaching and the way children learn. The book addresses key issu … GET BOOK
The Education Trap

The Education Trap [Cristina Viviana Groeger]

  • Author : Cristina Viviana Groeger
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 0674259157
Why—contrary to much expert and popular opinion—more education may not be the answer to skyrocketing inequality. For generations, Americans have looked … GET BOOK
Wonder-Full Education

Wonder-Full Education [Kieran Egan,Annabella I. Cant,Gillian Judson]

  • Author : Kieran Egan,Annabella I. Cant,Gillian Judson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1135051054
For many children much of the time their experience in classrooms can be rather dull, and yet the world the school is supposed to initiate children into is … GET BOOK
And the Trees Crept In

And the Trees Crept In [Dawn Kurtagich]

  • Author : Dawn Kurtagich
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0316298697
A stunning, terrifying novel about a house the color of blood and the two sisters who are trapped there, by The Dead House author Dawn Kurtagich When Silla … GET BOOK
Reset Your Child's Brain

Reset Your Child's Brain [Victoria L. Dunckley, MD]

  • Author : Victoria L. Dunckley, MD
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 1608682854
Increasing numbers of parents grapple with children who are acting out without obvious reason. Revved up and irritable, many of these children are diagnose … GET BOOK
Life on Display

Life on Display [Karen A. Rader,Victoria E. M. Cain]

  • Author : Karen A. Rader,Victoria E. M. Cain
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 456
  • ISBN-10 : 022607983X
Rich with archival detail and compelling characters, Life on Display uses the history of biological exhibitions to analyze museums’ shifting roles in twe … GET BOOK
It's Complicated

It's Complicated [Danah Boyd]

  • Author : Danah Boyd
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 296
  • ISBN-10 : 0300166435
A youth and technology expert offers original research on teens’ use of social media, the myths frightening adults, and how young people form communities … GET BOOK
Life of Pi

Life of Pi [Yann Martel]

  • Author : Yann Martel
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 480
  • ISBN-10 : 0307371123
Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a … GET BOOK
The Wrath & the Dawn

The Wrath & the Dawn [Renée Ahdieh]

  • Author : Renée Ahdieh
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Total Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 0698185897
#1 New York Times Bestseller A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights Every dawn brings horror to a different family … GET BOOK
Cybernetic Revolutionaries

Cybernetic Revolutionaries [Eden Medina]

  • Author : Eden Medina
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Computers
  • Total Pages : 342
  • ISBN-10 : 0262297388
A historical study of Chile's twin experiments with cybernetics and socialism, and what they tell us about the relationship of technology and politics. In … GET BOOK
The Nature of Technology

The Nature of Technology [Michael P. Clough,Joanne K. Olson,Dale S Niederhauser]

  • Author : Michael P. Clough,Joanne K. Olson,Dale S Niederhauser
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 450
  • ISBN-10 : 9462092699
How does technology alter thinking and action without our awareness? How can instantaneous information access impede understanding and wisdom? How does tec … GET BOOK
School Education

School Education [Charlotte Mason]

  • Author : Charlotte Mason
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Psychology
  • Total Pages : 287
  • ISBN-10 : 162793197X
School Education, the third volume of Charlotte Mason's Homeschooling Series, consists of thoughts about the teaching and curriculum of children aged 9-12, … GET BOOK
The Giver

The Giver [Lois Lowry]

  • Author : Lois Lowry
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Total Pages : 208
  • ISBN-10 : 0547946961
In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the … GET BOOK
The Girl and the Ghost

The Girl and the Ghost [Hanna Alkaf]

  • Author : Hanna Alkaf
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 006294097X
* Chosen as a 2020 Kirkus Prize Finalist for Young Readers' Literature! * A Malaysian folk tale comes to life in this emotionally layered, chilling middle … GET BOOK
Walden

Walden [Henry David Thoreau]

  • Author : Henry David Thoreau
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1473547938
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY BENJAMIN MARKOVITS In 1845 Thoreau, a Harvard-educated 28-year-old, went to live by himself in the woods in Massachusetts. He staye … GET BOOK
Teach Truth to Power

Teach Truth to Power [David R. Garcia]

  • Author : David R. Garcia
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 248
  • ISBN-10 : 0262367610
How academics and researchers can influence education policy: putting research in a policy context, finding unexpected allies, interacting with politicians … GET BOOK
Culture Re-Boot

Culture Re-Boot [Leslie S. Kaplan,William A. Owings]

  • Author : Leslie S. Kaplan,William A. Owings
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 1452277958
Your start up menu for super-charged culture change School culture is the invisible thread woven throughout your school that defines everything from dress … GET BOOK
Imagine Me Gone

Imagine Me Gone [Adam Haslett]

  • Author : Adam Haslett
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 031626136X
From a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, a ferociously intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save t … GET BOOK
School Leadership and Education System Reform

School Leadership and Education System Reform [Toby Greany,Peter Earley]

  • Author : Toby Greany,Peter Earley
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 360
  • ISBN-10 : 1350173541
How can school leaders shape organisations that offer consistently high quality, rounded and equitable education in the context of rapid change? How can wi … GET BOOK
Historical Reenactment

Historical Reenactment [Iain McCalman]

  • Author : Iain McCalman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 229
  • ISBN-10 : 0230277098
Since the late 1700s new forms of visual entertainment have tried to simulate the details of nature: reenactment has now become the most widely-consumed fo … GET BOOK
Watergate: The Hidden History

Watergate: The Hidden History [Lamar Waldron]

  • Author : Lamar Waldron
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 816
  • ISBN-10 : 1619022672
While Richard Nixon's culpability for Watergate has long been established—most recently by PBS in 2003—what's truly remarkable that after almost forty … GET BOOK
Presidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues, and Platforms: The Complete Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]

Presidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues, and Platforms: The Complete Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition [3 volumes] [Robert North Roberts,Scott John Hammond,Valerie A. Sulfaro]

  • Author : Robert North Roberts,Scott John Hammond,Valerie A. Sulfaro
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 1241
  • ISBN-10 : 0313380937
The book provides a comprehensive discussion of the major issues and events surrounding all American presidential elections, from the earliest years of the … GET BOOK
Treating Child and Adolescent Depression

Treating Child and Adolescent Depression [Joseph M. Rey,Boris Birmaher]

  • Author : Joseph M. Rey,Boris Birmaher
  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Medical
  • Total Pages : 312
  • ISBN-10 : 1451153031
This book is a practical and authoritative guide to diagnosis and treatment of child and adolescent depression in various clinical settings, health care sy … GET BOOK