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The 4 Keys to Using Group Discussion in the Language Classroom | Teach them English

The 4 Keys to Using Group Discussion in the Language Classroom | Teach them English | AdLit | Scoop.it
In this post I want to look at what I consider to be the four absolute keys to using group discussions in your classes.

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Accurate comments on strategies to foster oral intersction within language classes.

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group discussions

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6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing

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Edutopia blogger Monica Burns, recognizing that written storytelling doesn't come easily to every child, has hunted down six iPad apps that will bring fun and creative challenge to learning this essential real-world skill.

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Writing ipad apps for students who need creative writing encouragement.

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Create a Blogger Wiki to Promote Your Content

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Note: This was originally written for HubPages and the writers there. When you write content on a site like HubPages you want it to be found by people interested in reading about your topic (niche/…

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Text-to-Speech Voice Found on the Kindle Oasis

Text-to-Speech Voice Found on the Kindle Oasis | AdLit | Scoop.it
When the first Kindle Oasis leaks and the FCC paperwork which showed that the $290 Oasis had Bluetooth, many hoped that was a sign that it would support audio through a BT speaker. Now Amazon has just raised that from a hope to a strong probability.
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365 Creative Writing Prompts - ThinkWritten

365 Creative Writing Prompts - ThinkWritten | AdLit | Scoop.it
Here are 365 Creative Writing Prompts to help inspire you to write every single day! Use them for journaling, story starters, poetry, and more!
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Kindle Oasis Review Round-Up | The Digital Reader

Kindle Oasis Review Round-Up | The Digital Reader | AdLit | Scoop.it
Amazon's latest and most expensive ereader officially started arriving yesterday in consumer's hands yesterday while at the same time the reviews have started showing up online.
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5 Reasons to Read for Reluctant Readers via Edutopia

5 Reasons to Read for Reluctant Readers via Edutopia | AdLit | Scoop.it
Here are five reasons to motivate students to read more. One reason: Reading makes you smarter and a better writer.

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The Real Fight To Learn @KrissyVenosdale #makered #makerspaces #elemaker #creativity

The Real Fight To Learn @KrissyVenosdale #makered #makerspaces #elemaker #creativity | AdLit | Scoop.it


"Crazy journey, right?  Almost 14 years of fighting for creativity and learning, just so that I could provide it to my learners.  I’m sure it’s quite similar to others’ journeys through education and I’m thankful for every. single. step.   It’s made me know that I am home. I will spend the rest of my education career helping others get to the magical place I’ve seen when learning isn’t about a THING or an ACRONYM, where learning is about authentic experiences, removing ceilings, and engaging with the world.  While the world argues about whether or not gifted ed is fair, starts movements like #CS4All, and marvels at the obvious idea that art belongs in STEM, I’m just going to focus on my own mission…..   Let’s MAKE school more, pun totally intended. Making, dreaming, doing, designing, and becoming a better version of ourselves.  Teachers and students.  ALL of them, ALL of us. Learners."


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OneLook Reverse Dictionary


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John Dalziel's curator insight, April 28, 2:27 AM
“It’s on the tip of my tongue!” 
You know what the word is, but you just can’t remember it. OneLook Reverse Dictionary might help – type the concept or definition and it’ll throw back a list of possible words that match.
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400 Times William Shakespeare Totally Blew Our Minds

400 Times William Shakespeare Totally Blew Our Minds | AdLit | Scoop.it
The Bard's been dead 400 years, and he's still killing it.

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, April 28, 9:30 AM
28 April 2016

I'll let the Bard speak for himself and limit my commentary to:
1. He spoke for all of us

2. He touched on a few subjects you might want to preview before sharing with students

3. Best book on Shakespeare in my mind is Bill Bryson's Shakespeare: The World as Stage an intriguing collection of stories about what we know and don't really know about Shakespeare.

And (I'm so excited) Bill Bryson was recently announced as being one of next year's speakers at the Oakland Speakers Series. Whoo hoo!

Another semi-off the subject bit of Shakespeariana.
Here in California earthquake country, the local Shakespeare outdoor Shakespeare theatre is lovingly referred to as 
Cal Shakes! (and it does!)

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LeeMitchell's curator insight, April 29, 6:10 PM
Why is this news?  Because it's Shakespeare!
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This Habit Will Make You More Effective, Creative, and Successful

This Habit Will Make You More Effective, Creative, and Successful | AdLit | Scoop.it
I dare say that journaling is one of the most important things you can do in your life.
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Questioning That Deepens Comprehension

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Scaffold students' thinking about complex texts by asking what the text says, how it works, what it means, and what it inspires them to do.
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Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide

MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page. Note: MLA has recently released the eighth edition of its handbook. See our page on the major changes in the new edition. We will replace our current MLA resources with resources on the eighth edition in early June 2016.
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Michel Foucault: Free Lectures on Truth, Discourse & The Self (UC Berkeley, 1980-1983)

Michel Foucault: Free Lectures on Truth, Discourse & The Self (UC Berkeley, 1980-1983) | AdLit | Scoop.it
Michel Foucault spent time during the last years of his life at UC Berkeley, delivering several lectures in English. And happily they were recorded for posterity.
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Psychologists Discovered a Simple Thing You Can Do When You Run Out of Ideas

The gist is this: You’re more creative than you think.

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Create a Blogger Wiki to Promote Your Content

Create a Blogger Wiki to Promote Your Content | AdLit | Scoop.it
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A Bright Light on a Dark Street :: Freedom Writers

Freedom Writers Foundation
April, 2016
 
"May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears."
-Nelson Mandela

 

April 2016 Newsletter 
 
A Bright Light On a Dark Secret 
 
By Erin Gruwell
 
"When I asked, “Stand if you know anyone who has ever thought about, or God forbid, attempted suicide?”  the response to my question was stunning. In a crowded classroom, nearly every teenager, stood. Some looked at their feet—hoping the floor would swallow them whole, some had tears streaming down their face, paying homage to those who’ve been lost, and then one teenage girl let out a wail so gut-wrenching, that it pierced the silence. As the students sat down, I was drawn to this troubled teen. I stood beside her, held her hand, as her cry for help turned into hyper-ventilating. “You are not alone,” I said, as I, too, began to cry. Her friend had recently taken her life, and she was still reeling—still processing the pain. “If any of you want to show solidarity with her, please show her some love.” As if on cue, teenagers of different shapes and sizes leapt to their feet, rushed to the grieving girl, and hugged her. While the entire scene seemed liked organized chaos, it was what I hoped for—to shine a bright light on a dark secret. We needed to rip the Band-Aid off of a festering wound. Perhaps by exposing the pain, the healing would begin. These students would no longer have to suffer in silence, and those guttural cries for help would not fall on deaf ears.
 
"I was asked to come to this rural community in Washington state to hold an assembly for the entire student body because over a dozen high school students had tried to take their lives in a very short amount of time. Over a dozen? What would make a young teenager want to stand on a ledge, swallow a bottle of pills, or put a razor blade to their wrist? In the crowded room, there was an unspoken bond. What would make all these teens want to end their lives before they truly began? 
 
"Following the assembly, the proactive principal and concerned counselors selected several students to attend intimate break-out sessions with me. By the end of the day, the room runneth over. We broke every fire code, challenged every bell schedule, and had the blessing of the superintendent to poke, prod and peal back the layers. My initial intention was to play "The Line Game" with the students, in an attempt to ask questions about bullying—the mean tweets, the taunting, and the cyber threats—but so many students sought this safe place, that there was no space for a line, nor room for movement. All we could do was stand silently—to look, listen, and learn.   
 
"Although I could not see scars, cuts or wounds, I so desperately wanted that room to become a place for these students to heal and to become whole. The compassionate community we would create in that safe space would help build them up, rather than tear them down. Their passionate principal will stop at nothing to get these teens, her school, and this community aware of this unspoken epidemic.   
 
"As I was about to follow my compass to this concerned community, a dear friend of mine, who had tragically lost his own son to suicide, offered to help the school heal. He helped donate seed funding for each student to get a copy of “The Freedom Writers Diary.” If you would like to help the students get a copy of the book, please donate to their ambitious Go Fund Me campaign.
 
"When this day of compassion concluded, I realized that these brave students, and their stirring stories would remain with me. I was privileged to bear witness, and watch a community of care-givers offer support and solutions. They are committed to this journey, and these teens are no longer invisible. They are seen. They are known. And they are not alone. I still see their eyes, still hear their voices, and still feel their hugs. I hope there is hope—and I hope there is healing. "

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This piece is the lead article in the April 2016 Freedom Writers Newsletter, by Erin  Gruwell. I was not able to obtain a link to the article, but felt it was important to post - so I cut and pasted the entire thing. If there is any objection to this action, please let me know and I will take it down. - JL

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Think Adult Coloring Books Are "Childish" and "A Cry For Help"? Not According to CS Lewis

Think Adult Coloring Books Are "Childish" and "A Cry For Help"? Not According to CS Lewis | AdLit | Scoop.it
Whether the subject is YA, romance, or what have you, snobbishly looking down one's nose at certain types of readers is a common past time in the book world. Now coloring book aficionados have been selected as the next target of disapproval.
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From Amazon To Google Books: How The Internet Is Changing How We Read

From Amazon To Google Books: How The Internet Is Changing How We Read | AdLit | Scoop.it
In the era of free ebooks, PDF self-publishing, digitized historical manuscripts, Amazon and eBay and one-click Kindle downloads, the way we consume and interact with books is profoundly changed
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How To Buy A Paper Notebook That Brings You Joy

How To Buy A Paper Notebook That Brings You Joy | AdLit | Scoop.it
2,000 years on, the notebook is still a great solution. From Muji to Moleskine, here's how to choose a notebook that's right for you.

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The mysterious origins of punctuation

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Commas, semicolons and question marks are so commonplace it seems as if they were always there – but that’s not the case. Keith Houston explains their history.

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What Are Annotated Bibliographies? - EasyBib Blog

What Are Annotated Bibliographies? - EasyBib Blog | AdLit | Scoop.it
Annotated Bibliographies   What is a bibliography? Often called a “works cited list” or “reference list,” it’s a list, usually found at the end of your project, that displays all of the sources that you used in your research project. In this list, you may have websites, books, newspapers, magazines, or other types of source

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, April 28, 8:24 AM
This is a simple, clear explanation of what an annotated bibliography is and how it should be set up. Good resource for students.
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The Annotated Bibliography - How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography - LibGuides at Cornell University

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Inside Information | International Literacy Association

Inside Information | International Literacy Association | AdLit | Scoop.it
Learn how to create project-based units in which children learn to read and write informational text. Includes CCSS connections, classroom-tested teaching ideas, and the work of practicing teachers and their students.
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Without Shakespeare, Literature Would Look Entirely Different

Without Shakespeare, Literature Would Look Entirely Different | AdLit | Scoop.it
Shakespeare is the long-dead embodiment of everything we know to be true about literature, and about what it means to be a writer.
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