Using Technology to Enhance Reading: Innovative Approaches to Literacy Instruction (K 12)


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Enhance students’ reading abilities with technology. Discover how technological resources can improve the effectiveness and breadth of reading instruction to build student knowledge. Read real-world accounts from literacy experts who have incorporated technology to improve teaching, and learn how their methods can be adapted for your classroom. Explore how to foster improvement in student learning using a variety of tools, including interactive whiteboards, tablets, and social media applications.

-Gain insight into how technology can be an essential companion for teaching word meanings and building enthusiasm for vocabulary instruction.
-Obtain guidance on choosing progress-monitoring tools to best address your students needs.
-Discover technology strategies to engage students in vocabulary instruction, and help students interpret informational texts.
-Learn how to use technology to motivate students and help them connect with what they are reading by sparking their intellectual curiosity.
-Determine how to continually assess students’ connections with the assigned reading material.


Part I: Reading Foundations
Chapter 1: Foundational Reading Competencies Supported With Technology: Phonemic Awareness and Word Recognition
Chapter 2: Rethinking Foundational Reading Skills: Making Room for the Complexities of Digital Texts
Chapter 3: Using Tablets to Teach Foundational Skills: Matching Apps to Student Needs
Part II: Reading Fluency
Chapter 4: Podcasts: Adding Power and New Possibilities to the Readers Theater Experience
Chapter 5: Student-Produced Movies as Authentic Reading Fluency Instruction
Chapter 6: Audio-Assisted Reading Builds Reading Fluency Part III: Reading Vocabulary
Chapter 7: Post-Reading Vocabulary Development Through VSSPlus
Chapter 8: Bringing Words to Life Through Student-Created Vocabulary Videos
Chapter 9: Self-Regulated Vocabulary Learning on the Internet
Part IV: Comprehension of Informational Texts
Chapter 10: Using the Multimodal Explanatory Composition Strategy to Respond to Informational Texts
Chapter 11: Annotation Apps: Supporting Middle School Students Interpretation of Science Texts
Chapter 12: Online Research and Media Skills: An Instructional Model for Online Informational Texts
Part V: Comprehension of Literary Texts
Chapter 13: Digging Deeper With Reader Response: Using Digital Tools to Support Comprehension of Literary Texts in Online Learning Environments
Chapter 14: Coding and Connecting Complex Literature
Chapter 15: Linking Through Literature: Exploring Complex Texts Through Hypertext Literary Analysis
Part VI: Reading Across Disciplines
Chapter 16: Classroom Blogging to Develop Disciplinary Literacy
Chapter 17: Using eReaders to Enhance Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas
Chapter 18: Supporting Inquiry With Digital Texts in School Disciplines
Part VII: Motivation for Reading
Chapter 19: I Wanted to Film, So I Read the Book : Filmmaking in the English Classroom
Chapter 20: eBooks and eReaders: Removing Obstacles, Improving Motivation
Chapter 21: Using Literacy iPad Apps for Reading Motivation
Part VIII: Reading Assessment
Chapter 22: Literacy Assessments in the Digital Age
Chapter 23: Developing and Assessing Fluency Through Web 2.0 Digital Tools
Chapter 24: Using Blogs as Formative Assessment of Reading Comprehension

German Secret Weapons of World War II: The Missiles, Rockets, Weapons, and New Technology of the Third Reich

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Hitler’s regime was notorious for its many experiments and its various secret ploys, weapons, and technological developments. But typically, the term “secret German weapons” only turns up images of the V-1 and V-2 missiles that played a part in bombing London in 1944. But truth be told, there were many more unheard of weapons behind the Third Reich. Many of these weapons have been unknown to the general public.

Here, one of the world’s leading experts on weaponry, reveals the sheer magnitude of Hitler’s secret weapon projects, from the V-3 and the V-4 missiles, to the Schmetterling, to the German nuclear bomb, and more. This detailed account of the myths surrounding secret German weapons examines the various fields the Germans concentrated on during their weapon development process and discusses difficulties that arrived in the process and how, in many cases, the ideas were exploited by other nations.

German Secret Weapons of the Second World War draws comparisons between similar Allied projects and narrates the deeper purpose behind many of these projects. Many of these developments were not completed before the end of the war, but have created a solid foundation for many of today’s great military developments.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history–books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Integrated Logistics Support Handbook (McGraw-Hill Logistics Series)

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All the ILS expertise needed to achieve a more supportable system and cost-effective support infrastructure

Engineers and managers can turn to the updated Third Edition of Integrated Logistics Support Handbook for expert guidance on applying Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) for acquisition and procurement planning in new product development. Long-established as the definitive ILS resource, this handbook distills thousands of pages of directives, instructions, and related material into a coherent, one-stop reference that can be used to enhance any military or commercial project. The Third Edition features new information on reliability and maintainability engineering…testability…supportability engineering…cost of ownership…personnel…support equipment…training…technical documentation…level-of-repair analysis…software support…life-cycle cost…logistics plans…contracts…and much more.

Filled with step-by-step guidelines and 300 illustrations, the updated Integrated Logistics Support Handbook explains how to:

Meet the requirements of MIL-PRF 49506, Logistics Management Information
  • Develop and measure Performance-Based Logistics requirements
  • New to this edition: applications of ILS to software-based systems, applications to commercial off-the-shelf solutions, and the latest Department of Defense requirements

  • Railway Management and Engineering: Fourth Edition

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    In a rapidly changing world, with increasing competition in all sectors of transportation, railways are in a period of restructuring their management and technology. New methods of organization are introduced, commercial and tariff policies change radically, a more entrepreneurial spirit is required. At the same time, new high-speed tracks are being constructed and old tracks are renewed, high-comfort rolling stock vehicles are being introduced, logistics and combined transport are being developed. Awareness of environmental issues and the search for greater safety give a new role to the railways within the transportation system. Meanwhile, methods of analysis have significantly evolved, principally due to computer applications and new ways of thinking and approaching old problems. Thus, it becomes necessary to come up with a new scientific approach to tackle management and engineering aspects of railways, to understand in-depth the origins and inter-relationships of the various situations and phenomena and to suggest the appropriate methods and solutions to solve the various emerging problems.

    This book aims to cover the need for a new scientific approach for railways. It is intended to be of use to railway managers, economists and engineers, consulting economists and engineers, students of schools of engineering, transportation, economics, and management. The book is divided into three parts, which deal successively with management, track, and rolling stock, environment and safety. Each chapter of the book contains the necessary theoretical analysis of the phenomena studied, the recommended solutions, applications, charts and design of the specific railway component. In this way, both the requirement for a theoretical analysis is met, and the need of the railway manager and engineer for tables, nomographs, regulations, etc. is satisfied. Railways in Europe have separated activities of infrastructure from those of operation. In other parts of the world, however, railways remain unified. The book addresses both situations (separated and unified railways). Railways present great differences in their technologies. Something may be valid for one such technology, but not for another. To overcome this problem, regulations of the International Union of Railways (UIC) as well as European Standardization (CEN) and European Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSIs) have been used to the greatest extent possible. Whenever a specific technology or method is presented, the limits of its application are clearly emphasized.

    Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Volume 5 (Kirk 5e Print Continuation Series)

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    The fifth edition of the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology builds upon the solid foundation of the previous editions, which have proven to be a mainstay for chemists, biochemists, and engineers at academic, industrial, and government institutions since publication of the first edition in 1949.
    The new edition includes necessary adjustments and modernisation of the content to reflect changes and developments in chemical technology. Presenting a wide scope of articles on chemical substances, properties, manufacturing, and uses; on industrial processes, unit operations in chemical engineering; and on fundamentals and scientific subjects related to the field.
    The Encyclopedia describes established technology along with cutting edge topics of interest in the wide field of chemical technology, whilst uniquely providing the necessary perspective and insight into pertinent aspects, rather than merely presenting information.
    * Set begins publication in March 2004
    * Over 1000 articles in 27 volumes
    * More than 600 new or updated articles
    Reviews from the previous edition:
    “The most indispensable reference in the English language on all aspects of chemical technology…the best reference of its kind”.
    Chemical Engineering News, 1992
    “Overall, ECT is well written and cleanly edited, and no library claiming to be a useful resource for chemical engineering professionals should be without it.”
    Nicholas Basta, Chemical Engineering, December 1992

    Mechanical Behavior of Materials (5th Edition)

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    For upper-level undergraduate and graduate level engineering courses in Mechanical Behavior of Materials.


    Predicting the mechanical behavior of materials  

    Mechanical Behavior of Materials, 5th Edition introduces the spectrum of mechanical behavior of materials and covers the topics of deformation, fracture, and fatigue. The text emphasizes practical engineering methods for testing structural materials to obtain their properties, predicting their strength and life, and avoiding structural failure when used for machines, vehicles, and structures.  With its logical treatment and ready-to-use format, the text is ideal for upper-level undergraduate students who have completed an elementary mechanics of materials course. The 5th Edition features many improvements and updates throughout including new or revised problems and questions, and a new chapter on Environmentally Assisted Cracking.

    2.5D Printing: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D Applications (The Wiley-IS&T Series in Imaging Science and Technology)

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    A guide that examines the history and current state of 2.5D printing and explores the relationship between two and three dimensions

    2.5D Printing: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D Applications examines the relationship between two- and three-dimensional printing and explores the current ideas, methods, and applications. It provides insights about the diversity of our material culture and heritage and how this knowledge can be used to design and develop new methods for texture printing. The authors review the evolving research and interest in working towards developing methods to: capture, measure and model the surface qualities of 3D and 2D objects, represent the appearance of surface, material and textural qualities, and print or reproduce the material and textural qualities.

    The text reflects information on the topic from a broad range of fields including science, technology, art, design, conservation, perception, and computer modelling. 2.5D Printing: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D Applications provides a survey of traditional methods of capturing 2.5D through painting and sculpture, and how the human perception is able to judge and compare differences. This important text:

    • Bridges the gap between the technical and perceptual domains of 2D and 3D printing 
    • Discusses perceptual texture, color, illusion, and visual impact to offer a unique perspective 
    • Explores how to print a convincing rendering of texture that integrates the synthesis of texture in fine art paintings, with digital deposition printing 
    • Describes contemporary methods for capturing surface qualities and methods for modelling and measuring, and ways that it is currently being used 
    • Considers the impact of 2.5D for future technologies 

    2.5D Printing is a hands-on guide that provides visual inspiration, comparisons between traditional and digital technologies, case studies, and a wealth of references to the world of texture printing.

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    CATIA V5-6R2014 for Designers

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    CATIA V5-6R2014 for Designers is a comprehensive textbook written with the intention of helping the readers effectively use all solid modeling tools and other features of CATIA V5-6R2014. This textbook provides elaborative and clear explanation of the tools of all commonly used workbenches of CATIA V5-6R2014. After reading this textbook, you will be able to create, assemble, and draft models. The chapter on the DMU Kinematics workbench will enable the users to create, edit, simulate, and analyze different mechanisms dynamically. The chapter on the FreeStyle workbench will enable the users to dynamically design and manipulate surfaces. The textbook explains the concepts through real-world examples and the tutorials used in this textbook ensure that the users can relate the knowledge gained from this textbook with the actual mechanical industry designs.

    Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology: Volume 5


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    Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology, Volume 5 presents the underlying principles and theory, as well as the practical applications of the advances in the nuclear field. This book reviews the specialized applications to such fields as space propulsion.

    Organized into six chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the design and objective of the Fast Flux Test Facility to provide fast flux irradiation testing facilities. This text then examines the problem in the design of nuclear reactors, which is the analysis of the spatial and temporal behavior of the neutron and temperature distributions within the system. Other chapters consider the three major ways of estimating shield effectiveness. This book discusses as well the purpose of variational principle, which is a characterization of a function as the stationary point of an appropriate functional. The final chapter deals with the solution of the Boltzmann transport equation.

    This book is a valuable resource for engineers.