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And Now There Is a 'National Selfie Portrait Gallery'

And Now There Is a 'National Selfie Portrait Gallery' | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The contemporary version of the age-old self-portrait gets the gallery treatment.
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Take your own self-portrait and put it in the Selfie Gallery. 

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Can This One Short Book About Creativity Help You Be Happier at Work, and in Life?

Can This One Short Book About Creativity Help You Be Happier at Work, and in Life? | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Adam J. Kurtz explains Things Are What You Make of Them.
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Some great insights in the interview with Adam J. Kurtz. 
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The scientific reason why what you’re eating is more important than the amount

The scientific reason why what you’re eating is more important than the amount | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The age-old maxim of "eat less, diet more" might not be true for healthy-living or weight-loss purposes. Here's what you should know.
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Like so many things, quality is more important that quantity. 
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Follow This Trainer's Warmup and You'll Have the Best Run of Your Life

Follow This Trainer's Warmup and You'll Have the Best Run of Your Life | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The warmup and cooldown are the easiest parts to skip when it comes to our workouts. We justify to ourselves that they don't matter nearly as much as the
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Warming up is an important part of being consistent as an athlete. 
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No, you aren't a 'visual' learner

No, you aren't a 'visual' learner | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.
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Learning Styles may be a myth but it's still good practice to use a variety of teaching strategies. 
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More Or Less Technology In The Classroom? We’re Asking The Wrong Question

More Or Less Technology In The Classroom? We’re Asking The Wrong Question | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Neither technophobia or technophilia is the right solution for our students. The real issue is the process of learning.
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Too often the technology debate focuses too much on the extremes at both ends. 
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Connectivism Learning Theory

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How The Tech Evolution is Leaving Teachers Behind

How The Tech Evolution is Leaving Teachers Behind | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
With technology changing a mach speed, teachers are trying to keep up to help their students, but they are lacking significant training.
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How to Use Formative Check-Ins to Quickly Assess Understanding

How to Use Formative Check-Ins to Quickly Assess Understanding | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Mike Anderson from Edutopia talks about how using formative-check-ins focused on student choice help with understanding and planning classroom learning.
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The life-saving browser shortcut everyone should know

The life-saving browser shortcut everyone should know | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
I can't believe I'd never heard of Ctrl-Shift-T.
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Simple solution - I tried it and it works! 
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Want Your Kids to Succeed in School and Life? Science Says to Instill This 1 Thing Above All Else

Want Your Kids to Succeed in School and Life? Science Says to Instill This 1 Thing Above All Else | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
The science is out of UPenn and Stanford; the wisdom is timeless.
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Grit is definitely important but it is the only thing that is needed? 
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Sparkfun Education - Maker Education - Top 5 Makerspace Buys

Sparkfun Education - Maker Education - Top 5 Makerspace Buys | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Sparkfun Education
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Great ideas for creating and supplying a Maker Space. 
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4 Skills Tech Industry Employees Say Today’s Students Need to Succeed

4 Skills Tech Industry Employees Say Today’s Students Need to Succeed | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
From communication to STEM experience, these experts offer tips on future readiness.
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10 of The Best iPad Apps for Creating Educational Videos

10 of The Best iPad Apps for Creating Educational Videos | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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Video is becoming more important for learning. These apps can help teachers and students explore and create video for the classroom or their personal use. 
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Time-crunch Tabata workouts that'll train your entire body

Time-crunch Tabata workouts that'll train your entire body | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
You don't need huge chunks of time to drop fat and build muscle—not with these 15-minute sweatfests.
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These are great workouts to add some variety to your workouts. 
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Gender neutral school wins equality award

Gender neutral school wins equality award | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Parson Street Primary School in Bristol was recognised for its work to promote LGBT equality.
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Developing a culture of acceptance is so important. 
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Want to Be a Better Problem-Solver and Opportunity-Finder? Strategic Design Thinking Holds the Key

Want to Be a Better Problem-Solver and Opportunity-Finder? Strategic Design Thinking Holds the Key | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Design thinking awakens creativity and activates innovation.
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Design thinking is something that should be included as part of all staff development. 
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Creative Writing Journal - How to Keep a Journal for Writers

A creative writing journal can make you a better writer or poet. On this page, you'll find tips on how to keep a journal for writing, along with journal ideas to inspire you.
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Being creative is about being consistent and developing habits of creativity. 
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Using Technology Doesn’t Make You Innovative via George @gcouros

Using Technology Doesn’t Make You Innovative via George @gcouros | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
If a classroom gets iPads, a question you will often hear immediately is, “What apps should I download?”  In our concern for machines taking over education, we often do things that enco…

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Fiona Leigh's curator insight, August 25, 11:32 PM
get the pedagogy right and the technology will transform your teaching
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Para aquellos que preguntan qué tecnología los hace más innovadores...Lea!
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9 Essential Digital Skills for 21st Century Teachers

9 Essential  Digital Skills for 21st Century Teachers | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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Twitter Helps Teachers Develop Professional Learning Communities

Twitter Helps Teachers Develop Professional Learning Communities | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
We’ve got you covered for #back2school by taking a look at the conversation on #edtechchat.
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Teachers: Plan Now to Take Care of Yourself This School Year

Teachers: Plan Now to Take Care of Yourself This School Year | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Author Debbie Silver shares some sage advice that can help educators shape a successful school year by planning actions now that will sustain them personally.
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It's important to develop routines and habits for all parts of our lives. Build these into each day focusing on what is essential and learn to say "No" to the other noise. 
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Educators are hyped up about these two new technologies - eCampus News

Educators are hyped up about these two new technologies - eCampus News | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
An overwhelmingly large amount of educators--89 percent, to be exact--said they found value in ed tech such as augmented reality and virtual reality.
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It will be interesting to see how teachers and students respond to each of these in the classroom. 
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The 10 apps millennials say they can't live without

The 10 apps millennials say they can't live without | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
ComScore recently surveyed app users ages 18-34 about the apps they "can't live without." Here's the top 10.
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An interesting list of apps - some are expected and there are a few not included that I would have expected to be included. 
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Bringing Inquiry-Based Learning Into Your Class

Bringing Inquiry-Based Learning Into Your Class | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
A four-step approach to using a powerful model that increases student agency in learning.
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There Is No Apolitical Classroom: Resources for Teaching in These Times - Literacy & NCTE

There Is No Apolitical Classroom: Resources for Teaching in These Times - Literacy & NCTE | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
NCTE’s Standing Committee Against Racism and Bias compiled this set of resources to help educators teach about and speak out against racism.
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