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Great examples of how students can share information with technology.
Great way to find Glogs you can use in the classroom. Glogs are interactive posters that are a fun way for students to present what they are learning.
My students loved this tool so much
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Ah, the art of peeling down writing... all shown in an infographic!
The onion has lots of layers
This is the fourth in a recent series of articles at The Book Chook about poetry and children. The first was Poetry with Kids - Ideas and Resources, the second was Poetry with Kids - Creating Haiku, and the third was Poetry with Kids - Creating Haiga. This week, the final in this series is Poetry with Kids - Presenting Haiga.
Some ideas on presenting haiga after children have created them (by adding haiku to images.) Also links to other articles about creating poetry with kids.
Some great ideas on how to connect pictures with Haiku and then how to present.
Writing teachers: what provides idea generation and note taking, plus incredible memory training? Yes mindmapping.
Some great ideas for mind mapping here and getting students to think about all the possibilities before beginning their quest!
I have use some of these mind mapping tools but am eager to try a few more!
More tools for writing, organizing ideas and brainstorming.
Ever wondered what the most common grammar mistakes are that bloggers make? Run-on sentences, punctuation, or maybe use of wrong tenses? This infographic highlights common blog post writing errors and blogging facts.
Read it... or not... :)
Excellent infografic to bear in mind when writing blogs.
Common grammar errors and how to fix them. Applicable to more than just blog posts.
Diigo is a great resource that allows you to annotate, archive, and organize bookmarks as you do research and work on school projects.
Demian Farnworth provides 12 exercises that help you flesh out and sharpen the overriding need your copy must focus on -- without repeating yourself.
Here is a simple, orderly process to get you thinking like your customer and writing persuasive copy that shows how they need your product/service. Good for websites, brochures or sales letters.
Today, I am sharing with you a set of some great iPad apps that are really good for language learning. The two basic skills emphasized here are reading and writing. I invite you to check them out and share with us if you have other titles to add to the list
Yep, downloaded the Rosetta Stone TOTALe app this morning.
Is the next generation learing how to write or rt.
Get Grammar Girl's take on effect versus affect. Learn the differences between affect and effect.
Grammar Girl is amazing! My students love her
I hate grammer, then/than.. ugh!
One of the variations of written conversations that Jen and I really liked was the write-around, a strategy in which “Small groups of kids write and exchange notes about a curricular topic for several rounds—maybe 5 to 15 minutes of sustained writing–and then they burst into out-loud talk that’s rooted in their extended written rehearsals” (Daniels 155).
Posters for each trait, plus links to traits specific curated articles.
New poster set + links to curated articles on each of the traits.
Corbett Harrison / I have been an educator in Nevada since 1991. I have taught all grade levels--K through 16--and I specialize in unique techniques for teaching writing. I currently teach 6th-8th graders.
Video clips make wonderful writing prompts, and (best of all) they bring new life and excitement into our writing workshop just when we need it most. I am always on the lookout for interesting clips which I save to Pinterest or just on my hard drive (some day, when I have five free minutes, I intend to organize them in folders with easy to search for labels), and I tag these with ideas for different types of prompts. The idea is to present my kids with a variety of writing options with which to try out a variety of writing skills. Here are some of my favorites:
Seems to me that this infographic speaks to all instruction, but particularly to writers and the teaching of writing.
by Gerry Petersen-Incorvaia
"The writing process is similar to many of the processes, practices, and thinking found in content areas other than math or ELA. Knowing this helps a teacher assist students in transferring their learning from one content area to another. For example, as an arts teacher who sees students for about 40 minutes once a week, I know I cover the artistic practices listed in the Figure 1. However, I know arts teachers may not have time to do full writing lessons that include all of the writing process steps. By substituting imagination for prewriting; investigation for drafting; and the construction and reflection process for the rough draft, proofreading, revising, and publishing steps in writing, I have linked the writing process with artistic practices. I can easily have students draft a brief reflection to showcase writing during the artistic process. Figure 1 links you to resources for teaching your subject area's specific writing processes and serves as a reference guide to the steps within each subject area's specific approaches to writing."
Sometimes you're just stuck in a creativity rut. Check out these 27 simple ideas to boost your creativity!
Great ideas for the writing classroom.
This fits in perfectly with the Six Traits of Writing on Ideas.
Everyone could use these tips to get the ideas flowing.
"One effective way to teach students argument writing (specifically the use of a clear claim and sound evidence and warrants/analysis) is by asking them to solve mysteries. I found a great article online about a real-life murder mystery and wanted to share it with you:"
In this lesson, we offer suggestions on how to guide students through the process when writing editorials — from brainstorming a topic to publishing their work — and all the steps in between.
Persuasive writing tips for editors in the making!
How to write rightly.
During a 4 minute "shred" session I gave an overview of my presentations for the day at ISTE 12: Diigo and Common Core in the Cloud.
Blended learning is an area of ELT that continues to be of interest to practitioners in the field. Despite this, little can be found in the literature on blended learning course design or detailed descriptions provided of blends used in ELT contexts. This publication, which contains twenty case studies from around the world, addresses this deficit by illustrating blends being employed on EAP, ESP, Teacher Development and general EFL courses.
Nik Peachey's insight:
Very proud to have written one of the case studies (pages 65 -75) for this book. It explores the award winning Blended Learning in ELT teacher training course I designed for Bell Educational Services.
Via Nick Peachey
I agree Nick, about the lack of BL solutions available. I am working on a BL module 'English for engineering students. BTW, good plug for your contribution/
Strong writing is an essential for any online student or online teacher. Here are resources provided to all UW-Stout students.
Websites and other ideas with writing prompts to spark student writing.
I am (admittedly) a HUGE fan of writing prompts. They aren't just for school, either. They are wonderful "teasers" for dinner-table conversation, too.
Getting the writing process started is difficult. Keeping it going is even harder. These online tools should help you out!
Learn to teach and assess writing with the 6-Traits of writing (voice, ideas, word choice, organization, sentence fluency and conventions). Learn to use the 6-Traits with the writing process to teach revision strategies. Help learners meet higher standards and improve test scores.
Open for registration now. Course Begins in early Februrary.
I'm trying something new this school year (2013-2014). When we finish a play or novel or short story, I am going to require my students to add a creative summary of that play or novel that we have finished.
Another terrific Pinterest board tacked with resources from Corbett Harrison.
There's a reason for second and third editions of really great books--a writer's work is never done, and is certainly never, ever perfect.
Publishing, like all the steps of the writing process can be adapted slightly to meet the needs of the kids you teach. Publishing in the kindergarten, first, second grade, or even fifth grade classroom is not always the same as publishing in the adult world.
Here are some handy guidelines to make publishing something your kids can do independently, sticking as close to the “real life” process, while keeping in mind the age, experience, and needs of the age groups you teach.