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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Excellent eBooks with a novel approach

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'A Class Apart' by Alec Klein. In "A Class Apart", Alec Klein isn't only recounting the saga of one semester in this prestigious one hundred and three year-old New York City public high school, that is noted not only for its academic excellence in the sciences and mathematics, but truly, for having had such a profound impact on American intellectual life in everything from politics and law to literature and the performing arts. Klein's representation of Stuyvesant as a hotbed of intellectual activity, where the students excel and the teachers encourage, is certainly not false. But it is extremely narrow. Klein writes of the spattering of advanced math and science courses; the exemplary English classes; the self-sacrificing and highly dedicated teachers; the student who brings a textbook to Senior Prom. He writes of the students and parents who fret over grades of 98 and 97, and the intense competition to get into highly coveted colleges. To his credit, Klein has no pretenses that all the students at Stuyvesant are extraordinarily gifted. Klein captured the incredible collection of moving parts beautifully, and his largely gentle treatment of the students made for a truly warm read.

'The Mislabeled Child:' by Brock & Fernette Eide. The Eides take a new and refreshing approach to many of the concerns and challenges that impact our children's ability to learn. Informative and well documented, this eBook is appropriate for anyone involved with children, including parents, teachers, therapists, and physicians. On the back cover is a quote from Paul Beljan,president , American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology where he states : "This is the kind of book that parent's will want to keep out and refer to again and again. This book provides a comprehensive, commonsense and scientifically insightful overview of the causes and behaviors associated with a number of learning problems." That say's it right there. Good and educational read! Use the Coupon code below to receive a Discount on either of these two eBooks.

A Class Apart eBook edition by Klein, Alec
Enter Stuyvesant High, one of the most extraordinary schools in America, a place where the brainiacs prevail and jocks are embarrassed to admit they play on the woeful football team. Academic competition is so intense that students say they can have only two of these three things: good grades, a social life, or sleep.
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The Mislabeled Child: How Understanding Your Child's Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success eBook edition by Eide, Brock,, Eide, Fernette,
Collectively, the Eide team is a powerhouse of insight and inspiration, not just because of their outstanding credentials and experience working with hundreds of children in their clinic,
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Monday, February 11, 2008

Recommended eBooks About Education

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'TABE Test Of Adult Basic Education' by Phyllis Dutwin. I recommend this book for someone who does not have time to take a remedial English class. This eBook is a great tool for study. I do agree it is "the First Step to Lifelong Success" as a student and for any professional. I believe that adults need a refresher course from time to time no matter what profession they are in. GED students will most likely be familiar to the TABE tests because it is used to help the teacher locate the grade level of the student through the test scores. They help the student by the practice of taking tests. This is a eBook designed to help the student improve their skills by taking the TABE test.

'Getting Started with English Language Learners' by Judie Haynes. Getting Started with English Language Learners is especially valuable for educators who are new to the ESL field yet recommended to ESL teachers of all experience levels. These assessments should provide teachers with a realistic picture of what individual ELLs can do without focusing unduly on what they can't do." From basic concepts of second-language acquisition theory, to the best way to handle newcomers' first weeks of school, to differentiating instruction for English language learners, programs for English language learners, and more, Getting Started with English Language Learners is a top-quality resource. Check below for the Coupon Code to use at Checkout for a Discount on either or both of these two eBook Titles.

TABE TEST OF ADULT BASIC EDUCA (Adobe Reader) by Dutwin, Phyllis
Covering the highest level tested by the Test of Adult Basic Education--readers with skill levels of grades 9-12--TABE offers comprehensive, direct instruction; test previews; and study skills material designed to be easily accessible by adult learners outside the classroom setting.
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Getting Started with English Language Learners: How Educators Can Meet the Challenge (Adobe Reader) eBook edition by Haynes, Judie,
"It's been six months, and I STILL can't get my English language learners to participate in class!" "How can I help my newcomers feel more comfortable around other students?" "Am I doing enough to help my English language learners succeed?" Have you had these thoughts? Take heart, you are not alone.
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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Check You're Self, Before You Reck You're Self

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'The Cure for the Common School' by Lee Ognibene. Reading THE CURE FOR THE COMMON SCHOOL feels far more like being in conversation with an inspired and inspiring teacher than it does reading a typical text on theoretical pedagogy. This book takes one through his time tested method of whole teaching and motivational techniques for today's students of all ages. This very readable eBook will make your face (and heart) light up too.

'Experience And Education' by John Dewey. Very useful and informative eBook. Dewey set some of the philosophical standards of education in our country. Like it or not, the information is, like so much of philosophy, opinion based. This is a great book about education in the United States and World. I highly recommend it. It illustrates many shortcomings in modern education because of governmental, parental and teacher input error. A must read for all. As always… Use the Coupon Code below for a Discount on either of these two eBook Titles.

The Cure for the Common School (Adobe Reader) eBook edition by Ognibene, Lee
Most American students are bored and uninspired; our teachers are overwhelmed and losing hope; our schools have fallen behind the rest of the world in the subjects of science, math, and reading. And Lee Ognibene has the cure.
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Experience And Education eBook edition by Dewey, John
Experience and Education is the best concise statement on education ever published by John Dewey, the man acknowledged to be the pre-eminent educational theorist of the twentieth century.
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Monday, December 10, 2007

Poetry Comes In Many Forms... Music....Latin...

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'Beginning Latin Poetry' by Gavin Betts & Daniel Franklin. The plentiful notes are quite helpful and aid the reader in terms of vocabulary, syntax, and understanding the content. There is also a glossary at the end of the book containing presumably all the words that occur in the text. The selections on the whole look like they'll will make worthwhile reading from the point of view of content. There are some "essays" explaining Roman books, how editing Latin texts is done, and other topics of likely interest to readers, though some of the comments are a bit quaint. Overall though, the book is highly recommended!

'2007-2008 Annual Supplement to The Piano Book' by Larry Fine. This book is meant to be a supplement to Larry Fine's other book, "The Piano Book." It contains up-to-date information about expected price ranges for all models and all sizes of all brands of pianos (both grands and uprights). It is very, very helpful and can help you negotiate a price with a pushy salesperson. I would recommend that you purchase this eBook along with the most recent edition for the most complete information, but this supplement alone could still be helpful. Check below for the Coupon Code so you can receive a Discount on either of these two eBook Titles.

Beginning Latin Poetry Reader eBook edition by Betts, Gavin, Franklin, Daniel
As a learner of Latin, you want to experience the Roman world by reading its writers in their original language. But you may be unsure where to begin in the classical canon or you may worry that your Latin skills are insufficient to tackle authentic texts.
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2007-2008 Annual Supplement to The Piano Book: Buying & Owning a New or Used Piano (Adobe Reader) by Fine, Larry
Supplying list prices for more than 2,500 currently made piano brands and models, as well as advice on how to estimate actual street prices to help negotiate the lowest possible price, this annual complement to The Piano Book offers the information necessary to differentiate between a good deal and a great deal when buying a piano.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Study Where To Study.... uh?

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'Students' Guide to Colleges:'by Jordan Goldman, Colleen Buyers. I think it's really indicative of what makes this book great. There's just tons of new ideas in it, things you won't find in any other guide, and you can really tell the makers put a lot of time and thought into figure out how to make this whole college search process easier. It is just as (if not more) informative as the other guides - but then it's also fun to read, and tells you what the other guides don't, like "What would a prospective student not see on a campus tour", and "what wouldn't an admissions officer tell a prospective college student." I can't recommend this book enough!! I have a ton of friends and relatives who I have recommended this book to and they thank me all the time! That's my kind of eBook.

'MCAT Physics' by Garrett Biehle. The MCAT Physics Book is a wonderful tool in helping prospective medical students achieve high scores on the Physical Sciences section of the MCAT. The thoroughness of the topics covered and the quality of the questions make this book very valuable. Buy this book early and give yourself time to work through it -- you will end up feeling very comfortable in the physical sciences test. I wish the author would write a similar book for every other MCAT subject, but I guess we can't get everything that we want! Get the Coupon Code below to receive a Discount on either of these two eBook Titles.

Students' Guide to Colleges: The Definitive Guide to America's Top 100 Schools Written by the Real Experts--The Students Who Attend Them (Microsoft Re by Goldman, Jordan,, Buyers, Colleen,
College guides are a must for any teenager trying to choose the right school. Unfortunately, most guidebooks are vague, boring tomes written by administrators and journalists, instead of the real experts—the college students that actually go there. Students' Guide to Colleges is different. Entirely student-written and edited, this invaluable resource cuts through the cant with comprehensive listings of the vital statistics and requirements for America's top 100 schools accompanied by three totally honest, fresh, fun-to-read descriptions penned by attending undergrads from different walks of life. Want to know how big classes really are? How rigorous the academics get?
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MCAT PHYSICS BK (Adobe Reader) by Biehle, Garrett,
Comprehensive, Rigorous Prep for MCAT Physics The MCAT Physics Book offers the most comprehensive and rigorous analysis of MCAT physics available. Including 49 MCAT-style passages with 500 MCAT-style practice problems and detailed solutions to all problems.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Educate Your Language, And You're Hacking Skills

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'The Bilingual Edge' by Kendall King. I found this eBook an excellent discussion about why, when and how to teach your child a second language. The authors, who are both academicians and mothers of young children, guide the reader through a very complete and empirically-based discussion, but it feels like they are sitting in your living room and chatting over coffee. The tone of this book is very friendly and the authors really make the reader feel like he/she could pull off the feat of giving a young child the gift of bilingualism! Where was this book when my kids were mere babes?
'CEH: Official Certified Ethical Hacker Review Guide: Exam 312-50' by Kimberly Graves. This book is a perfect review for people who are knowledgeable on the subject of ethical hacking, desire certification, and want that last minute review and prep guide before going in for the exam. It is cost effective and to the point! Many guides already exist to teach the subject of ethical hacking. This official guide sums up exactly (and only) the CEH exam objectives as presented by EC-Council and provides practice tests. Studiers can rapidly recognize areas they need more focus on before testing. Use the Coupon Code below to receive a discount on these two eBook Titles!

Bilingual Edge, The eBook edition by King, Kendall
It's no secret that parents want their children to have the lifelong cultural and intellectual advantages that come from being bilingual. Parents spend millions of dollars every year on classes, computer programs, and toys, all of which promise to help children learn a second language. But many of their best efforts (and investments) end in disappointment.
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CEH: Official Certified Ethical Hacker Review Guide: Exam 312-50 (Adobe Reader) eBook edition by Graves, Kimberly
The EC-Council's Certified Ethical Hacker has emerged as one of today's most sought-after certifications. This is the only official review guide to the test, covering all CEH exam objectives, from ethics and testing to securing wired and wireless networks. Written industry expert Kimberly Graves, this concise, focused guide is ideal for people who have taken CEH classes and need a last-minute review. The CD-ROM features two bonus exams, 150 flashcard questions, a searchable glossary of key terms, and hacking tools used in the EC-Council's CEH training.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Math You Can REALLY Use

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'Everyday Math Demystified' I haven't studied math in many years, and I wanted to freshen up my skills. I was never a math wiz, but I am certainly competent at the basics. When you get beyond the basics, my brain starts hurting a bit. This eBook made my brain hurt. The Title is deceiving. "This is everyday math?!" The information in this book is presented so badly that you pretty much need to be a mathematician to read it (in which case you probably do not need this book). I rarely write negative things in my blogs but this has to be said! With that said I am going to recommend 'Math You Can Really Use - Every Day.' By David Alan Herzog. This is a handy little book on the basics of rounding, rational, irrational, prime numbers and equivalent fractions. Some important geometry is explained for the layperson. The book is an excellent purchase for the layperson or student of business math or elementary algebra. Be sure to check below for the coupon code for a discount on these two eBooks.

Math You Can Really Use--Every Day (Adobe Reader) by Herzog, David Alan
Math You Can Really Use—Every Day skips mind-numbing theory and tiresome drills and gets right down to basic math that helps you do real-world stuff like figuring how much to tip, getting the best deals shopping, computing your gas mileage, and more. This is not your typical, dry math textbook. With a comfortable, easygoing approach, it: Covers math you'll need for balancing your checkbook, choosing or managing credit cards, comparing options for mortgages, insurance, and investments, and more Includes the basics on fractions, decimals, percentages, measurements, and geometric math Clues you in on simple shortcuts Includes examples plus pop quizzes with answers to help you solidify your understanding Features tear-out guides you can take with you for tipping and converting measurements Want to know how much 20% off is in dollars and cents? Want to figure out how much gas is going to cost for your road trip? This is the math book you'll really use!
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Everyday Math Demystified (Adobe Reader) eBook edition by Gibilisco, Stan
IT ALL ADDS UP: A GREAT NEW METHOD FOR LEARNING REAL-WORLD MATH Now anyone with an interest in the math of daily life can gain a deeper understanding. Everyday Math Demystified provides an effective, fun, and totally painless way to improve your understanding and mastery of the math you find in newspapers, on TV, at the bank or store, on vacation, in school -- and just about everywhere.
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Friday, October 5, 2007

Can You Hear Me Now?

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Who knew that cell phones could be spiritual? I will admit that I have an emotional relationship with my iphone but spiritual?

The iPhone Book is both beautiful and expertly written -- the language is clear, concise, and entertaining. I personally find the iPhone to be the easiest cell phone I have ever used however; even so, I picked up several good tips and tricks from this book, and recommend it to all iPhone owners who want to get the most out of their new toy.

In Cell Phone Spirituality, the experience of transcendence within technology is put into the practical terms of daily life. This eBook is a cleverly woven reference to cell phone communication that makes Father Goodrich's book so relevant to the challenges of living the Christian Life in the 21st Century. I liked being able to relate some of my situations to things in this book. A must read for people who are busy, overwhelmed and always on the run.

The Iphone Book: How to Do the Things You Want to Do with Your Iphone (Adobe Reader) eBook edition by Kelby, Scott, White, Terry
This is the eBook version of the printed book.There are basically two types of iPhone books out there: (1) The "Tell-me-all-about-it" kind, which includes in-depth discussions on everything from wireless network protocols to advanced compression codes. (2) Then there's this book, which instead is a "show-me-how-to-do-it" book, that skips all the confusing techno-jargon and just tells you, in plain simple English, exactly how to use the iPhone features you want to use most. The iPhone Book is from Scott Kelby, the award-winning author of the smash bestseller, The iPod Book, who takes that same highly-acclaimed, casual, straight-to-the-point concept and layout and brings it to learning Apple's amazing iPhone. Scott teams up once again with gadget guru, and leading iPhone authority, Terry White to put together a book that is an awful lot like the iPhone itself-simple to use and fun to learn. The book's layout is brilliant, with each page covering just one single topic, so finding the information you need is quick and easy, with a large full-color photo on each page so you can see exactly how it works.
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Cell Phone Spirituality eBook edition by Goodrich O.P., Kevin
Cell Phone Spirituality: What Your Cell Phone Can Teach You About Life And God is a book that helps you see how God can be apart of your everyday life. It's meant to be a practical book that you can write in, mark up, and talk to your friends about over a cup of coffee. Its goal is to help you notice all of the opportunities you have in life to make a deeper connection to God. It gives you in easy to read chapters an entire overview of Christian living and spirituality. There are optional questions and practical exercises that you can use right away to help you grow in your spiritual walk. The book works well for the individual reader or as a book study for faith communities and groups. In readable contemporary language, Father Goodrich makes ancient spiritual concepts come alive for men and women living in today's world.
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Monday, September 24, 2007

God, Math & Crime

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Are Science and God mutually exclusive? Here's a way to find out. Or you can wrap you're mind around how advanced Mathematics is used to solve crime. In either case both of these books are sure to give you something to think about.

Spiritual Brain, The eBook edition by Beauregard, Mario
Do religious experiences come from God, or are they merely the random firing of neurons in the brain? Drawing on his own research with Carmelite nuns, neuroscientist Mario Beauregard shows that genuine, life-changing spiritual events can be documented. He offers compelling evidence that religious experiences have a nonmaterial origin, making a convincing case for what many in scientific fields are loath to consider—that it is God who creates our spiritual experiences, not the brain.
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The Numbers Behind Numb3rs eBook edition by Devlin, Keith, Lorden, Gary
Using the popular CBS prime-time TV crime series Numb3rs as a springboard, Keith Devlin (known to millions of NPR listeners as "the Math Guy" on NPR's Weekend Edition with Scott Simon) and Gary Lorden (the principal math advisor to Numb3rs) explain real-life mathematical techniques used by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to catch and convict criminals. From forensics to counterterrorism, the Riemann hypothesis to image enhancement, solving murders to beating casinos, Devlin and Lorden present compelling cases that illustrate how advanced mathematics can be used in state-of-the-art criminal investigations
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Friday, September 7, 2007

This is Your Brain, This is Your Brain on IPhone...

The IPhone Book

You can't deny the appeal of the IPhone... or can you? With the recent hoopla over the price point drop - unhappy stockholders, angry early adopters, and exuberant price watchers who may think that the two-hundred dollar price drop was just what they needed to get them to run out to the nearest Apple store - And Still, all I see is pretty form factor. I just simply want one. So, this first week's title is to help IPhone owners get the best of their gadget. The next title may help me understand what I find so sexy about the IPhone... why does it, work for me? Does it have anything to do with gender related brain differences? Inquiring minds want to know. Be sure to check out this week's special discount code below - no, it's not $200.00 bucks off your IPhone... but it's still good.

The Iphone Book: How to Do the Things You Want to Do with Your Iphone (Adobe Reader) eBook edition
by Kelby, Scott, White, Terry

There are basically two types of iPhone books out there: (1) The "Tell-me-all-about-it" kind, which includes in-depth discussions on everything from wireless network protocols to advanced compression codes. (2) Then there's this book, which instead is a "show-me-how-to-do-it" book, that skips all the confusing techno-jargon and just tells you, in plain simple English, exactly how to use the iPhone features you want to use most.

The iPhone Book is from Scott Kelby, the award-winning author of the smash bestseller, The iPod Book, who takes that same highly-acclaimed, casual, straight-to-the-point concept and layout and brings it to learning Apple's amazing iPhone. Scott teams up once again with gadget guru, and leading iPhone authority, Terry White to put together a book that is an awful lot like the iPhone itself-simple to use and fun to learn. The book's layout is brilliant, with each page covering just one single topic, so finding the information you need is quick and easy, with a large full-color photo on each page so you can see exactly how it works.

You'll quickly learn how to use the most useful and most requested iPhone features so you can start having fun, and start really using your iPhone today-right now! If you're ready to learn "just the funk and not the junk," it's all here-in the only book of its kind-and you're going to love it.

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FEMALE BRAIN eBook edition
by Brizendine, Louann Md
CHAPTER ONE
The Birth of the Female Brain

Leila was a busy little bee, flitting around the playground, connecting with the other children whether or not she knew them. On the verge of speaking in two- and three-word phrases, she mostly used her contagious smile and emphatic nods of her head to communicate, and communicate she did. So did the other little girls. "Dolly," said one. "Shopping," said another. There was a pint-size community forming, abuzz with chatter, games, and imaginary families.

Leila was always happy to see her cousin Joseph when he joined her on the playground, but her joy never lasted long. Joseph grabbed the blocks she and her friends were using to make a house. He wanted to build a rocket, and build it by himself. His pals would wreck anything that Leila and her friends had created. The boys pushed the girls around, refused to take turns, and would ignore a girl's request to stop or give the toy back. By the end of the morning, Leila had retreated to the other end of the play area with the girls. They wanted to play house quietly together.

Common sense tells us that boys and girls behave differently. We see it every day at home, on the playground, and in classrooms. But what the culture hasn't told us is that the brain dictates these divergent behaviors. The impulses of children are so innate that they kick in even if we adults try to nudge them in another direction. One of my patients gave her three-and-a-half-year-old daughter many unisex toys, including a bright red fire truck instead of a doll. She walked into her daughter's room one afternoon to find her cuddling the truck in a baby blanket, rocking it back and forth saying, "Don't worry, little truckie, everything will be all right."

This isn't socialization. This little girl didn't cuddle her "truckie" because her environment molded her unisex brain. There is no unisex brain. She was born with a female brain, which came complete with its own impulses. Girls arrive already wired as girls, and boys arrive already wired as boys. Their brains are different by the time they're born, and their brains are what drive their impulses, values, and their very reality.

The brain shapes the way we see, hear, smell, and taste. Nerves run from our sense organs directly to the brain, and the brain does all the interpreting. A good conk on the head in the right place can mean that you won't be able to smell or taste. But the brain does more than that. It profoundly affects how we conceptualize the world--whether we think a person is good or bad, if we like the weather today or it makes us unhappy, or whether we're inclined to take care of the day's business. You don't have to be a neuroscientist to know this. If you're feeling a little down and have a nice glass of wine or a lovely piece of chocolate, your attitude can shift. A gray, cloudy day can turn bright, or irritation with a loved one can evaporate because of the way the chemicals in those substances affect the brain. Your immediate reality can change in an instant.

If chemicals acting on the brain can create different realities, what happens when two brains have different structures? There's no question that their realities will be different. Brain damage, strokes, prefrontal lobotomies, and head injuries can change what's important to a person. They can even change one's personality from aggressive to meek or from kind
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