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7 EdTech Instruments To Develop Your Students Writing Skills - Instructional Tech Talk

7 EdTech Instruments To Develop Your Students Writing Skills - Instructional Tech Talk | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Websites, apps, interactive whiteboards, systems and devices… teaching students the art of writing in the 21st century is vastly different today than just a few years ago.

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Julia Hoffman's curator insight, January 25, 2015 10:47 PM

These 7 sights may not be new to you but this is a great place for them to sit as a reminder. The only one that would not be applicable within our district would be the Microsoft site (since we are Google only).

Stephania Savva's curator insight, January 26, 2015 2:33 PM

If you are puzzled on how to help your student with writing, here are some great online tools you can use.

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21st Century Critical Literacy: Is Traditional Reading & Writing Enough?

Is traditional reading and writing enough to be considered literate in the 21st century?

Check out this slideshow from Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano which asks us to "rethink our notion of critical literacy." She also suggests that we "develop authentic learning and assessment opportunities {as we} upgrade and amplify our curriculum."


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The Secret to Teaching Great Writing: Use the News! | Edudemic

The Secret to Teaching Great Writing: Use the News! | Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic]

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic] | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
According to today’s infographic, writing can serve as a calming, meditative tool. Stream of conscious writing exercises, in particular, have been identified as helpful stress coping methods. Keeping a journal, for example, or trying out free-writing exercises, can drastically reduce your levels of stress.

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Cathy Ternent Dyer's curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:22 PM

Great information! Thanks to Elvira for telling me about it. :)
I've always said that keeping a journal is cheap therapy! 

Ann Kenady's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:24 PM

Massage your brain....

Chris Shern's curator insight, February 1, 2015 5:39 AM

The power of putting pen to paper helps to make sense of a world increasingly filled with noise.