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Technology Offers a Novel Way to Teach Writing

Technology Offers a Novel Way to Teach Writing | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Using technology to assemble words and pictures into a graphic novel makes writing fun for students.

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A Literate Life - Writer's Notebook

A Literate Life - Writer's Notebook | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

A Writer’s Notebook is an essential part of the Writing Workshop model in the upper grades. I also believe that every teacher of writing needs a writer’s notebook. Mem Fox says, “If you are not a writer, you will not understand the difficulties of writing. If you are not a writer, you will not know the fears and hopes of the writers you teach.” Below are just a few of the entries in my writer’s notebook. I will add student samples as soon as I can get them photographed and uploaded.

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Digital Storytelling 2.0

Session given at RCAC 2009 Symposium, focusing on what I believe is the direction DST is heading...

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Writing Themselves Into a Frenzy

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RT @NaNoWriMoYWP: New on the @sljournal "Connect the Pop" blog: #ScriptFrenzy, multimedia, and transliteracy. http://t.co/Q41uOqDq (Thanks, @Peter_Gutierrez!

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The Learning Power of LEGO| The Committed Sardine

The Learning Power of LEGO| The Committed Sardine | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Everybody loves LEGO, and it was certainly an exciting part of my own childhood. Like many other kids who were that age, I revelled in letting my imagination take over as I built pretty much anything I could think of. As you create, a whole back story evolves behind what you've made with your LEGO, and there are no limitations. That's what makes it such a great learning tool—this is pure creative power. This infographic shows just how successful it can be as an educational resource.

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NASA Makes Earth's Oceans Look like Van Gogh's Starry Night

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This incredible visualization of the Earth and its oceans was created by the Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.


This site includes a link to a three minute YouTube based simulation that would be a terrific writing prompt.


Talk about flow!

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Big Universe Learning - Engaging Online Reading and Writing Community for Grades K-8

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BigUniverse.com is an engaging online reading and writing community for grades preK-8.


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Hmm letting kids in grades K-8 read online? Interesting idea. If they can use iPads at home then there should be no stopping them from reading on a computer at school.

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Lightning Bug - Write a story from beginning to end

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Lightning Bug is THE writing companion for young authors. Helping you to write a story from beginning to THE END.

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Young Writers Dazzle Publisher (Mom and Dad) | NY Times

Young Writers Dazzle Publisher (Mom and Dad) | NY Times | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

By Elissa Gootman

 

"Over the past five years, print-on-demand technology and a growing number of self-publishing companies whose books can be sold online have inspired writers of all ages to bypass the traditional gatekeeping system for determining who could call himself a “published author.”

 

"They include hundreds of children and teenagers who are self-publishing books each year — a growing corner of the book world that raises as many questions about parenting as publishing.

 

"The mothers and fathers who foot the bill say they are simply trying to encourage their children, in the same way that other parents buy gear for a promising lacrosse player or ship a Broadway aspirant off to theater camp.

 

"But others see the blurring of the line between publishing and self-publishing as a lost opportunity to teach children about adversity and perseverance.

 

"The young authors themselves, raised in an era of blogging and equal-opportunity Twitter feeds, take the notion of self-publishing in stride."


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Building 21st Century Writers -- THE Journal

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Student achievement scores take off with the implementation of tech-supported writing initiatives that cross curriculum lines.


"Under normal circumstances, when a classroom of 30 students writes essays on paper and hands them into their teacher," Anderson explains, "it would be impossible to give them each feedback within 20 seconds, and by the time you do get back to the students with notes or corrections, they've mentally moved on from the assignment."

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Pearson ELT - The Home for Great Teachers

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Pearson ELT, your place for all your ELT classroom support and professional development.


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Writing Workshope: beginning Procedures

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I’m a believer in routine. When writing workshop is predictable everyone is able to work more efficiently. It takes several weeks to build the procedures necessary to create the culture of wr...
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Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions of an Online English Teacher

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Most of what I do is trail-blazing: delving into new territory in order to improve the way I teach and the way my students learn. This is both exhausting and exhilarating.

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Making Writing about Fiction “Authentic” | Powerful Learning Practice

Making Writing about Fiction “Authentic” | Powerful Learning Practice | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Rachel Small, a 5th grade teacher in New Hamphsire, chronicles her struggles with mandated, rubric-driven, writing responses to fiction and how they contribute, in her view, to limiting (rather than expanding) students' writing.

 

She offers some alternatives that she believes open students up to writing more authentically, for a real audience. -JL


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Use Image Searches Like a Thesaurus to Overcome Your Creative Blocks

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Google Image Search is one of the most helpful tools you can use for inspiration because you are, essentially, drawing upon the collective visual creativity of the world.


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Vocabulary, Comprehension, and the Common Core: A Conversation with Doug Fisher (PODCAST)

Vocabulary, Comprehension, and the Common Core: A Conversation with Doug Fisher (PODCAST) and full transcript.


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Reading, Writing, Tweeting| The Committed Sardine

Reading, Writing, Tweeting| The Committed Sardine | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Check out how Twitter, mobile tech, and other social media is engaging and helping 1st-grade students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary in Glen Ellyn learn foundational literacy and typing skills in this Chicago Tribune article. In addition, through blogging and video sharing, these kids are also practicing valuable digital citizenship skills as they learn about our lives online.

posted by Ian Jukes
Mar 29, 2012

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Text Builder

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The official Oxford University Press ELT website provides information and resources for ELT teachers, students, and professionals worldwide, including a detailed catalogue, The Oxford Teachers' Club for teaching resources, Student's Sites with...


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Imagination Prompt Generator: Random Writing Blog Prompts, Writer's Prompt Tool

Imagination Prompt Generator: Random Writing Blog Prompts, Writer's Prompt Tool | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Random writing and journaling prompts, inspiration, and story starters for writers, bloggers, and visual artists.

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Using Google Docs to Create Digital Kits for Student Projects - The Tempered Radical

Using Google Docs to Create Digital Kits for Student Projects - The Tempered Radical | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
One of the most valuable #edtech lessons that I ever learned came from Hall Davidson, who suggests that teachers interested in incorporating digital storytelling projects into their classrooms create digital kits that students can use as starting...
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100 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month | Self Made Scholar - Free Self Education Classes Online

100 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month | Self Made Scholar - Free Self Education Classes Online | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

April is National Poetry Month, four weeks dedicated to the celebration of verse.

How are you going to enjoy the occasion? Try one of these poetry readings, projects, or resources. Whether you want to hear great poets share their work aloud or embark on a writing venture of your own, you’ll find dozens of links to help you gain a better understanding of poetry.

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Writing In Mathematics via Math Gal

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How will the Common Core Standards change writing in mathematics? Here are a few ways you can incorporate writing into daily math activities!

 

 

 

 

 

I require my students to:

  • use models
  • calculations
  • pictures
  • equations

to explain how they got to their solution to a problem.

 

Now, under the Common Core State Standards, I need to change my requirements to:

  • promote lengthier
  • written explanations

Under the new standards, the math world will collide with the language arts world successfully.

 

We can meet this challenge of the “new standards” and embrace the change it will bring to the math classroom.

 


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IMAGINE: How Creativity Works

Flash Rosenberg imagines how the ideas in IMAGINE are tackled, tickled and teased-out by the author Jonah Lehrer.

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