Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement

“A while back, I was asked, “What engages students?” Sure, I could respond, sharing anecdotes about what I believed to be engaging, but I thought it would be so much better to lob that question to my own eighth graders. The responses I received from all 220 of them seemed to fall under 10 categories, representing reoccurring themes that appeared again and again. So, from the mouths of babes, here are my students’ answers to the question: “What engages students?””

Source: www.edutopia.org

A couple of basic strategies we are already using – and a couple more as a good reminder to support student engagement – Mix it up!

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Design Beautiful Ebooks Using Powerpoint

You don’t have to have an art degree to make a beautiful Ebook! Here’s how to do it in four, simple steps.

You spend a lot of time making sure the content that goes into your Ebooks is unique and of high quality, right? So why wouldn’t you do the same with your Ebook design?

Source: blog.hubspot.com

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Advocacy for the TL position . . . continues . . . .

The process has to go beyond the mumbles and grumbles of those who can see the writing on the wall!

This published article documents the process the TL network in the ACT used to ‘shore up the leak’ of available positions.

http://www.asla.org.au/site/DefaultSite/filesystem/documents/weather_makers.pdf

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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

Source: toolkit.aitsl.edu.au

* The Essential Guide to Professional Learning which has three sections: Evaluation, Leading Culture and Innovation. Each of these areas has a downloadable resource.

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30 Graphics That Explain the Last 100 Years – Made From History

Given we’ll shortly be reaching the centenary of the outbreak of World War One, we compiled this piece to explain the key global events of the…

Source: madefromhistory.com

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There’s a Maker Faire in That iPad! 10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps

These days, the word “maker” can be interchanged for “constructivist” and the Maker Movement is really starting to sweep the country.

Source: gettingsmart.com

Great list of apps – lots still for me to try.

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Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada, 2014

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Standards of Practice for School Libraries in Canada from the Voices for School Libraries Network of the Canadian Library Association

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

Great ‘Proforma’ to follow when moving the Library to a learning ‘hub’ in a school.

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