Description : Teaching Primary Science Constructively helps readers to create effective science learning experiences for primary students by using a constructivist approach to learning. Introductory chapters explain the principles of constructivism and their implications for learning and teaching. They also discuss core strategies for the development of science understanding and science inquiry processes and skills. An important new chapter assists readers to interpret the Australian Curriculum: Science with a constructivist mindset. Subsequent chapters then provide research-based ideas for implementing a constructivist approach within a number of content strands. This substantially revised edition incorporates recent research findings related to student learning, as well as teaching, from a constructivist perspective and highlights how teaching emphases have changed over the last few years. Throughout, it links strongly to the key ideas, themes and terminology of the Australian Curriculum: Science.
Description : PDF is becoming the standard for digital documents worldwide, but it’s not easy to learn on your own. With capabilities that let you use a variety of images and text, embed audio and video, and provide links and navigation, there’s a lot to explore. This practical guide helps you understand how to work with PDF to construct your own documents, troubleshoot problems, and even build your own tools. You’ll also find best practices for producing, manipulating, and consuming PDF documents. In addition, this highly approachable reference will help you navigate the official (and complex) ISO documentation. Learn how to combine PDF objects into a cohesive whole Use PDF’s imaging model to create vector and raster graphics Integrate text, and become familiar with fonts and glyphs Provide navigation within and between documents Use annotations to overlay or incorporate additional content Build interactive forms with the Widget annotation Embed related files such as multimedia, 3D content, and XML files Use optional content to enable non-printing graphics Tag content with HTML-like structures, including paragraphs and tables
Description : Hands-on guide to understanding and utilizing Quartz and Core Image, the two major graphic technologies in the Apple Core Graphics Framework.
Description : The books included in this set are: 9780470502204 Professional ASP.NET 4: in C# and VB: Written by three highly recognized and regarded ASP.NET experts, this book provides comprehensive coverage on ASP.NET 4 with a unique approach featuring examples in both C# and VB, as is the incomparable coverage of core ASP.NET. After a fast-paced refresher on essentials such as server controls, the book delves into expert coverage of all the latest capabilities of ASP.NET 4. 9780470502259 Professional C# 4 and .NET 4: After a quick refresher on C# basics, the author dream team moves on to provide you with details of language and framework features including LINQ, LINQ to SQL, LINQ to XML, WCF, WPF, Workflow, and Generics. Coverage also spans ASP.NET programming with C#, working in Visual Studio 2010 with C#, and more. With this book, you'll quickly get up to date on all the newest capabilities of C# 4. 9780470548653 Professional Visual Studio 2010: This book gets you quickly up to speed on what you can expect from Visual Studio 2010. Packed with helpful examples, this comprehensive guide explains examines the features of Visual Studio 2010, which allows you to create and manage programming projects for the Windows platform. It walks you through every facet of the Integrated Development Environment (IDE), from common tasks and functions to its powerful tools 9780470499832 Visual Basic 2010 Programmer's Reference: This reference guide provides you with a broad, solid understanding of essential Visual Basic 2010 topics and clearly explains how to use this powerful programming language to perform a variety of tasks. As a tutorial, the book describes the Visual Basic language and covers essential Visual Basic topics. The material presents categorized information regarding specific operations and reveals useful tips, tricks, and tidbits to help you make the most of the new Visual Basic 2010. 9780470477229 WPF Programmer's Reference: Windows Presentation Foundation with C# 2010 and .NET 4: Written by a leading expert on Microsoft graphics programming, this richly illustrated book provides an introduction to WPF development and explains fundamental WPF concepts. It is packed with helpful examples and progresses through a range of topics that gradually increase in their complexity. 9780470257029 Professional SQL Server 2008 Programming: This expanded best-seller includes new coverage of SQL Server 2008's new datatypes, new indexing structures, manageability features, and advanced time-zone handling. As an added bonus, also includes Professional SQL Server 2005 Programmers for .NET 4 developers still working in a SQL Server 2005 setting.
Description : Covers accessing and distilling PDF files; converting MicrosoftOffice documents; capturing paper documents and Web pages;printing, annotating, editing and securing PDF files; extractingtext and graphics; cataloging and distributing PDF files; creatinginteractive forms; and building multimedia presentations. Readers can convert any document to this universal file format,preserving all the fonts, formatting, graphics, and color of thesource document regardless of the application and platform used tocreate it. PDF files can be published and distributed anywhere: in print,attached to e-mail, on corporate servers, posted on Web sites, oron CD-ROM Adobe PDF is the emerging workflow standard in the $400 billionpublishing industry and plays a key role in financial services,regulated industries, and government, with more than 155 agenciesworldwide sharing Adobe PDF files.
Description : Demonstrates how to operate the latest version of Adobe Acrobat, with sections on enhanced editing, forms authoring, printing, and multimedia capabilities.
Description : Intended for the course on Machine Drawing, this book is unique in its combination of both manual and computer methods which run in parallel, chapter by chapter. The new edition discusses not only elaborate drawings, but an effort has been made to describe all the basic knowledge required for Machine drawing thus making this a complete offering on the subject. Feature : • Coverage of CAD, with the latest version of AutoCAD 2010, alongside the conventional discussion on all the topics. • Comprehensive Coverage of key topics like Riveted joints, Belts and Pulleys, Production drawings, Assembly and Part drawings. Excellent pedagogical features. Includes o 123 Solved Examples o 516 Theory Questions o 155 Viva - Voce Questions o 171 Homework and practice problems o 750 Figures feature
Description : The Manual of Engineering Drawing has long been recognised as the student and practising engineer's guide to producing engineering drawings that comply with ISO and British Standards. The information in this book is equally applicable to any CAD application or manual drawing. The second edition is fully in line with the requirements of the new British Standard BS8888: 2002, and will help engineers, lecturers and students with the transition to the new standards. BS8888 is fully based on the relevant ISO standards, so this book is also ideal for an international readership. The comprehensive scope of this book encompasses topics including orthographic, isometric and oblique projections, electric and hydraulic diagrams, welding and adhesive symbols, and guidance on tolerancing. Written by a member of the ISO committee and a former college lecturer, the Manual of Engineering Drawing combines up-to-the-minute technical accuracy with clear, readable explanations and numerous diagrams. This approach makes this an ideal student text for vocational courses in engineering drawing and undergraduates studying engineering design / product design. Colin Simmons is a member of the BSI and ISO Draughting Committees and an Engineering Standards Consultant. He was formerly Standards Engineer at Lucas CAV. * Fully in line with the latest ISO Standards * A textbook and reference guide for students and engineers involved in design engineering and product design * Written by a former lecturer and a current member of the relevant standards committees
Description : You have a three-year business plan. You're channeling all of your energy into it. But while you're hyperfocused on work, your health will deteriorate, your partner will leave you, your relationship with your kids will become toxic, and your business will suffer because everything else is falling apart. To achieve all your goals, you need to stop neglecting the stuff that happens outside the office.The 4 Keys reveals how devoting equal time to work, body, relationships, and mindset will bring your life into balance. Drawing on his work with C-suite clients-and his own hard-learned lessons-business psychologist Andrew Sillitoe shows you how to: - Implement a unique system that brings balance back to your life.- Achieve professional and personal goals with a ninety-day game plan- Feel more energized, focused, and healthy- And much moreTackling the keys head-on will yield dramatic results. Commit yourself-and rebuild your life