Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Blog Is Now a Book: Cognitive Science for Educators

Major Announcement!

Although it probably isn't obvious to the readers of this blog, a lot of exciting developments have been unfolding over the past few weeks. First and foremost, I am extremely excited to announce that I am (self) publishing a book based on the content of this blog. It is entitled Cognitive Science for Educators: Practical suggestions for an evidence-based classroom, and it is currently available for pre-order on the iTunes Bookstore

Content & Features

The book contains nearly all of the blog posts that were first published here. As a bonus, the book takes the blog a step further by including an introductory chapter that explains why the book was written; each post is organized into a section within a chapter (instead of the stream-of-consciousness ordering found on the blog); there are Glossary items that define all of the vocabulary terms; there is an introduction to each chapter; and there are two new, never-before-seen sections on expertise. 

I decided to publish the first version of this book on the iBooks platform because of the many fun and interactive widgets that were created for the blog. I desperately wanted to preserve (and extend) those experiences. In addition, the iBooks platform also has fun features, such as note-taking, highlighting, and bookmarking. It will even create flashcards for you! Unfortunately, a pdf or kindle version does not support that level of interactivity. I am, however, looking into what is required to convert it to a different platform.

The book is currently available for pre-order, and it will become available for download on Cuatro de Mayo (May 4th, 2016).

Kickstart This!

If you've enjoyed the content from this blog, please consider purchasing a copy of the book for you and your loved ones. For less than the price of a Domino's Spinach & Feta Pizza or a first-run movie, you can take a copy of Dr. Bob's Cog Blog with you wherever you go. Thanks for your consideration. And, more importantly, thanks for reading!!

Share and Enjoy!

Dr. Bob

Going Beyond the Information Given

[1] To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.