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Why Teach with an Interdisciplinary Approach?

Interdisciplinary Teaching Increases Student Learning Engaging students and helping them to develop knowledge, insights, problem solving skills, self-confidence, self-efficacy, and a passion for learning are ...
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We Are Teachers

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All the printable materials your classroom could possibly need.
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Some great infographics for the classroom. 

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Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities

Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Six key rules for student engagement include making it meaningful, fostering efficacy, autonomy support, collaborative learning, establishing positive teacher-student relationships, and mastery orientations.
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5 Proven Ways to Engage Students In Class | Edudemic

5 Proven Ways to Engage Students In Class | Edudemic | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
No matter what subject or age group teachers' students fall into, all teachers face the same challenge--they have to find a way to engage student learning.
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Educational Leadership:Teaching for Understanding:How To Engage Students in Learning

Educational Leadership:Teaching for Understanding:How To Engage Students in Learning | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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R U Engaging Your Students? Strategies and Tools for the Texting Generation — Emerging Education Technologies

R U Engaging Your Students? Strategies and Tools for the Texting Generation — Emerging Education Technologies | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Students and Smart Phones Go Together Like Reading and Writing. Let’s Put Them to Use in the Service of Learning! In the U.S., and increasingly abroad, students of high school and college age require a smart phone as a standard
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100 Days of Rejection

100 Days of Rejection | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
I am going through 100 days of Rejection Therapy, aiming to make 100 crazy requests to get rejected. My goal is to desensitize myself from the pain of rejection and overcome my fear. Feel free to s...
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Each of these video blogs is worth taking the time to view. Especially the unexpected ones like number 3! Fear of rejection holds us back from doing things and we miss out on some awesome opportunities. 

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16 Social Media Tools The Experts Swear By

16 Social Media Tools The Experts Swear By | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Looking for more insights on the tools top social marketers use?
Check out the Social Toolkit Podcast, from Social Fresh Conference, for weekly expert interview and unending digital toolkit recommendations.

Keeping up on the freshest social media tools and software is a...
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Funding School Makerspaces | Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers

Funding School Makerspaces | Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Your Makerspace may not need much of a budget to operate, if you have a space you can use for free, tools to borrow, and materials found or donated. For some Makerspaces, the ones with lots of parental involvement, many of the projects are self-funded. But if your Makerspace takes place at a school without as much family support, or if you simply do not have this all in place, you may need to research community or family foundation grants to fill in the gap.
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27 tools for diverse learners

27 tools for diverse learners | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
According to neuroscience and the Universal Design for Learning theory, there is no one right way to learn. Fortunately, the latest crop of tech tools offers a variety of ways for students of all learning styles and preferences to engage, receive information and express their learning.
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10 Free Productivity and Organization Tools for Teachers

10 Free Productivity and Organization Tools for Teachers | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
I’ve changed my teaching life by utilizing productivity and organization applications and tools. Find out what my favorite 10 are (all free!).

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Herramientas útiles para todo

MFaculty's curator insight, July 8, 11:15 PM

This list was compiled with an aim toward teachers, but there's no reason why it couldn't be just as useful to any busy professional. 

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What I Learned from the Cincinnati MakerSpace, part 2: Maker Mondays — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox

What I Learned from the Cincinnati MakerSpace, part 2: Maker Mondays — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
As you can see, our Maker Mondays is loosely based on the concepts inspired by the Cincinnati Public Library’s MakerSpace. We had already purchased the Little Bits and Legos. The Ellison and Accucut dies were also something we had on hand (and taking them from the top floor to the basement for our Maker Mondays only took 3 trips). Inpsired by CPL, we did purchase a couple of American Button Machines, which I blogged about here. Our goal is to eventually add in a few additional items so that we can rotates some of the various features.


So here’s some of what we learned in researching and setting up our first Maker Monday:"


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Welcome to Maker Camp

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Maker Camp is a free online summer camp for kids and Makers of all ages! Join young inventors and artists from around the world in six weeks of fun-filled projects and field trips, all free.
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For anyone interested in MakerSpace this is a great way to get involved and do some making - Maker Camp online. 

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How to Keep Kids Engaged in Class

How to Keep Kids Engaged in Class | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
When students let their minds drift off, they're losing valuable learning time. Here are ten smart ways to increase classroom participation.
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Engaging Students in Learning | Center for Teaching and Learning

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How I’ll Engage My Students as Learners: Six Ways to Make Connections

How I’ll Engage My Students as Learners: Six Ways to Make Connections | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
I believe that every person is unique and every child can learn, but I recognize that students learn best when engaged — where expectations are appropriately challenging within an environment that is both safe and that contributes to the dignity and self-worth of all. I also believe that engagement depends on quality interactions resulting from connections that happen inside and outside of the classroom. Here are some of the Engagement+Connection ideas I plan to use this year.
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Actively Engage Students Using Hands-on & Minds-on Instruction

Actively Engage Students Using Hands-on & Minds-on Instruction | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Educator, published writer, and entrepreneur Laura Candler provides several strategies for implementing active engagement tools in the classroom.
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Engage Your Students With These Open Educational Resources - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Engage Your Students With These Open Educational Resources - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Here we are compiling list of some of the best open educational resources to engage students.
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Surprising Lessons From 100 Days of Rejection: Jia Jiang at TEDxAustin - YouTube

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There are some great insights about how people limit themselves because of how their fear stops them from moving forward. A definite video to show students and discuss with them at so many levels. 

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Decoding leadership: What really matters | McKinsey & Company

Decoding leadership: What really matters | McKinsey & Company | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Supporting leadership growth is important. What do you think are the important behaviours? 

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Makers Gonna Make: The Rise of Makerspaces in Libraries - CEA

Makers Gonna Make: The Rise of Makerspaces in Libraries - CEA | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Many libraries are now providing their patrons with tools including 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers, audiovisual gear, sewing machines and more.
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2015 NMC Horizon Report, K-12

Here it is...released at last week's ISTE conference in Philadelphia -JL


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Teacher Collaboration Is Key for Improved Student Learning

Teacher Collaboration Is Key for Improved Student Learning | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Michigan and Vanderbilt University found in a study of teachers in Miami that collaboration is a significant factor in improving teachers’ ability to impact student learning.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 8, 9:10 AM

"Growing research evidence suggests that a teacher's quality is not fixed and depends a great deal upon a school's working environment and climate, and the quality of colleagues around her," said Ronfeldt."

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Teachers need time together in order to grow together and impact classrooms.

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The Learning Revolution Blog: What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong? - MoJo Blogs and Articles | Mother Jones

The Learning Revolution Blog: What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong? - MoJo Blogs and Articles | Mother Jones | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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