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Author: Eric Frangenheim
Epub ISBN: 978-0-9577037-8-8
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The 'Thinking Tools Templates: Projectable onto whiteboard' is an easy-to-use resource by educational consultant Eric Frangenheim to help save teachers time and effort and make lessons more exciting, fun and challenging for students. The beauty of these thinking tools templates is that they weave foundation and higher-order thinking tools into classrooms every day. These templates also ensure your students are busier than you are - that's when you know they are 'owning the learning'.

Teachers, to use this resource simply project the chosen thinking tools template onto your whiteboard, then use a whiteboard pen to record the ideas flowing from your students. These templates enable you to delve straight into your lesson. They act as a springboard for students to get busy, to 'own the thinking' and to become confident in scaffolding their own ideas.

The Thinking Tools Templates are each referenced to levels of Bloom's Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain. For example, each template is linked to task verbs or thinking skills (such as 'examine' or 'discuss' for the Bloom's 'Analysis' level of cognition) where a SWOT Analysis, Extended PCQ or Icon Prompt would be a possible template to employ.

The Thinking Tools Templates complement Eric's signature book for teachers, 'Reflections on Classroom Thinking Strategies: How to create your thinking classroom with 42 practical and engaging thinking tools'. This best-selling book shows you how to teach thinking tools confidently, so you can love your job more and create your ultimate thinking classroom. Importantly, it also guides you to teach your students how to use thinking tools so they can become vibrant, independent thinkers. By 2018, Reflections had sold 35,000 copies and remains a trusted teaching resource for teachers and graduates.

Eric reminds teachers: "The best learning takes place when the teacher is quiet". But this depends on a) a clear question or activity (containing a task verb); b) an appropriate thinking tool template (e.g. a Double Bubble Map); and c) a clear time frame (e.g. you have 20 minutes: go!). Enjoy.

About the author

Eric Frangenheim is a leading Australian educational consultant and author, committed to promoting the use of thinking tools in classrooms and corporate settings. Eric has worked across the globe in the education sector since starting out as a high school teacher in 1970 and going on to work as head of department and then deputy principal. In Australia, Eric was appointed an education advisor for gifted and talented students by the Department of Education, Queensland. He then coordinated the gifted and talented program at an independent school in Brisbane, Queensland.

Since 1995, Eric has been an independent education consultant and is the director of Rodin Educational Consultancy. His consultancy takes him to schools all over Australia and New Zealand, presenting teacher workshops and demonstration lessons. He is often a guest presenter at universities and hosts workshops in the corporate world. Eric has also presented in South Africa, Papua New Guinea, The Republic of Nauru, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, the USA, Indonesia and India.

Through his work, Eric aims to inspire educators and leaders to create vibrant learning environments. His passion is to support teachers to infuse thinking tools into the daily curriculum, to empower all learners to think more vibrantly and independently.

As an author, Eric has published his best-selling book for teachers, Reflections on Classroom Thinking Strategies: How to Create Your Thinking Classroom with 42 Practical and Engaging Thinking Tools (11th edition), which has sold more than 35,000 copies. Eric's other books include his lesson plan template resource for Primary teachers, The Reconciliation of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, as well as his new books for teachers, corporates and parents, Cartoon Conversations (on teaching, learning and life) and Thinking Tools Templates (projectable for your whiteboard). For more information, please visit Eric's website at www.rodineducation.com.au.

Eric and his wife, Terri, live in Queensland, Australia. They have three daughters and many grandchildren.

About the project
We converted the ebook version from a supplied PDF to be distributed through all vendors.

The resources for this book are available at Rodin Educational Resources.

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cover_ebookAuthor: Ross Batts
Epub ISBN: 978-1-925635-49-2
Mobi ISBN: 978-1-925635-50-8
Print ISBN: 978-1-925635-80-5
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We first started working with Ross on a rush version of an ebook. This ebook was based on his Word document manuscript, which included 12 hand-drawn illustrations, which had then been scanned. The ebook conversion was swift, with a cover design created quickly during the process. Within only a couple of weeks, we went from manuscript to published ebook.

Later, Ross decided he wanted to have a print version of his book, and we worked with him to make this dream a reality. We first started by reviewing Ross' illustrations, which had been quite rough (scroll to the bottom of this page to see a couple examples of the original drawings). We re-drew all his illustrations digitally in Adobe Illustrator to simplify and clarify them. Once the illustrations were complete we updated the front cover to include the back and spine, and gave it a few aesthetic adjustments. ...continue reading Genuine Government

2016-03-17 09.50.58Contributors: Angie Caterson (author, illustrator), Glen Holman (digital colourist), Sharnai James-McGovern (editor, designer)
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About the Project
Angie first came to us with a children's book (for ages 9-12) for a manuscript assessment. We provided Angie with a report about her book and some ideas of where should could go from there. From that point, Angie began a very long, but rewarding project. ...continue reading Spirits of Australia Series

Contributors: Allison Jenkinson (Author & Illustrator), Glen Holman (Digital Artist)

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Allison Jenkinson came to us with an idea for a new kind of ABC book to help children learn the alphabet. She had some basic sketches and a manuscript and she wanted to turn them in to finished print book files for her to self-publish.

We gave the manuscript a little bit of editing and digitised her sketches for her - converting the line art in to vector images and then sprucing them up, colouring them in and moving elements around to better fit the page. We also included a few extra images in to the backgrounds to help emphasise the letters in question.

At the end of the project we had turned a few felt pen sketches in to a colourful and vibrant children's book that really comes to life on every page! ...continue reading The Alphabet Book of Nonsense

Myra and the Magic Motorcycle: The Business in BermudaContributors: Amanda Greenslade (Author), Glen Holman (Illustrator)
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-925271-61-4
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Audio Book ISBN: 978-1-925635-26-3
U.S. Print Book ISBN: 978-1-925029-47-5
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Myra and the Magic Motorcycle is Amanda Greenslade's, the director of Australian eBook Publisher, debut children's book. After the book was written Amanda coordinated the editing and the illustrations, which were done digitally by Glen Holman.

Amanda then arranged audio narration recording, purchased sound effects, did the printed book design layout, designed the cover, designed the non-enhanced and enhanced ebook editions and coordinated publishing. Amanda and the team at are currently still working on the marketing for Myra, on a shoestring budget.

Unlike most children's books that are designed for print and then the ebook edition may not work very well at e-reader or tablet size, we started with the iPad dimensions in mind. We asked ourselves what was the best way to present a children's book on the iPad. We later made the print edition.

For more on these ebook design decisions, you may be interested in the video recorded by Amanda here.

Some time after the original release of the book, we worked on an audiobook version of Myra and the Magic Motorcycle. The audiobook was narrated by Kelly Stroud and Caitlin Stroud. Once the files met Audible specifications, it was released for sale.

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Contributors: W. Blower (Author)
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Glen Holman, a talented member of our team, illustrated Corporate Survival then converted it to ePub and mobi. We then aggregated it to major ebook vendors. We also designed a website for the author and provided some marketing services.

About the book
The Pocket Guide offers a view of corporate life which is honest, funny and refreshingly different. It is essential reading for anyone working for or thinking of joining a large company or multinational. It will lead you through the corporate minefield to career success.

You begin as a new recruit and end as an established business leader. As you make this journey, you learn about the real role of Human Resources (the KGB of corporate life), how to manage your workload (without becoming a 24/7 employee) and are warned about the personal qualities and behaviours (such as courage, integrity and initiative) which may lead to career failure.

On the way you are introduced to office politics, the management class system, a new corporate language (with real meanings provided), and the best way to manage your sex life at company conferences. The importance of socialising and networking is considered.

The Guide contrasts the lofty goals of organisational visions, values and mission statements with the tawdry realities of business life and the cynical disbelief of employees. For the first time in print, the real purpose of corporate policies and procedure is explained as well as the difficulty of working with human beings rather than robots.

You learn about the art of appearing to make decisions without actually doing so and how to survive in the labyrinth of a multinational matrix management structure.

Finally, there are a few serious words in the last chapter as food for thought.

"A witty insider exposes the fake gloss of corporate life while sharply separating the smart from the stupid. HR be scared!"

Glenn Daniel. Nova Entertainment (Glenn Daniel is a well known Sydney radio journalist and winner of 2014 Best News Presenter (FM Metro) award as well as 2014 Brian White Memorial Award)

"A highly entertaining and in many instances factual stroll through Corporate Life. A must read for all current and budding Corporate Executives especially those with their eyes on the top HR role"

J.T. (A retired senior executive)

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