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Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves by Matthew Reilly

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Sentence Hacking Through Social Media

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Today we bring you another amazing guest post from Jeremy Hyler, a middle school language arts teacher and co-director of the Chippewa River Writing Project. He is the  coauthor of Create, Compose, Connect: Reading, Writing, and Learning with Digital Tools with Troy Hicks. There is no arguing that the landscape of teaching students how to write has…
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6 Great Digital Storytelling Apps to Use with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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5 Tips for Making Writing a Daily Habit - LiveWriteThrive.com

5 Tips for Making Writing a Daily Habit - LiveWriteThrive.com | AdLit | Scoop.it
5 Tips for Making Writing a Daily Habit gives writers helpful tips on how to write daily.

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Martim Neto Mariano's curator insight, August 19, 7:25 AM
5 dicas para fazer da escrita um hábito diário
Savaniah McNulty Villmer's curator insight, August 23, 11:19 PM
...I want to write in my blog daily
Sofy Bertel's curator insight, August 24, 12:13 AM
First of all, when I saw this article  I considered that it´s really important for us inasmuch as we are in a process of making our thesis project in which we need to practice and improve our writing skills in order to make a great final job. This writer give us 5 interesting tips for making writing as part of a daily routine in our lifes. She says that the importance to write grows when we set a goal, we don't put limits, we always have a pen and paper in our hands, we take advantage of time and we have self-discipline and be responsable.
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How to fight summer learning slide with audiobooks (infographic)

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Summer slide is a loss of learning skills and knowledge during the summer months. One way to combat it is to secure…
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A Picture Of Language: The Fading Art Of Diagramming Sentences

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Once a popular way to teach grammar, the practice of diagramming sentences has fallen out of favor.
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Creativity in English LAnguage Teaching 

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The book Creativity in English Language Teaching edited by Daniel Xerri and Odette Vassallo is available to download by clicking on the image below:  ​

 

FREE DOWNLOAD. FROM THE TABLE OF CONTENTS, THIS LOOKS LIKE QUITE AN INTERESTING VOLUME. -JL

 

Thanks to Nik Peachey for this link.


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"WHY DO WE NEED ANOTHER BOOK ABOUT CREATIVITY?

We need another book because questions about creative language teaching are re-ignited by every teacher in every classroom in every country. Each time a language teacher enters a class, a silent experiment in hope and creativity is taking place: hope that the lesson will make a difference to at least one of its learners in some way; creativity in that teachers strive to give the lesson something of their own that goes beyond imitation or compliance. The teachers who describe their last lesson with a sparkle in their eye, rarely describe the joys of “doing what they are told” by the course book or the test paper. Instead they describe a sense of doing something of worth, and making a difference to their learners (Bell, 1995; Johnstone, 2009; Tsui, 2009). This is why we will never run out of the need for teachers to tell us their stories about what they did, why, and how they know it worked."

Jim Lerman's curator insight, August 18, 12:34 PM

From the Foreword:

 

"WHY DO WE NEED ANOTHER BOOK ABOUT CREATIVITY?

We need another book because questions about creative language teaching are re-ignited by every teacher in every classroom in every country. Each time a language teacher enters a class, a silent experiment in hope and creativity is taking place: hope that the lesson will make a difference to at least one of its learners in some way; creativity in that teachers strive to give the lesson something of their own that goes beyond imitation or compliance. The teachers who describe their last lesson with a sparkle in their eye, rarely describe the joys of “doing what they are told” by the course book or the test paper. Instead they describe a sense of doing something of worth, and making a difference to their learners (Bell, 1995; Johnstone, 2009; Tsui, 2009). This is why we will never run out of the need for teachers to tell us their stories about what they did, why, and how they know it worked."

Jim Lerman's curator insight, August 18, 2:57 PM

From the Foreword:

 

"WHY DO WE NEED ANOTHER BOOK ABOUT CREATIVITY?

We need another book because questions about creative language teaching are re-ignited by every teacher in every classroom in every country. Each time a language teacher enters a class, a silent experiment in hope and creativity is taking place: hope that the lesson will make a difference to at least one of its learners in some way; creativity in that teachers strive to give the lesson something of their own that goes beyond imitation or compliance. The teachers who describe their last lesson with a sparkle in their eye, rarely describe the joys of “doing what they are told” by the course book or the test paper. Instead they describe a sense of doing something of worth, and making a difference to their learners (Bell, 1995; Johnstone, 2009; Tsui, 2009). This is why we will never run out of the need for teachers to tell us their stories about what they did, why, and how they know it worked."

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Making Book Reports Exciting with mysimpleshow

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It was that time of the quarter again – time for book reports. Some students love reading and writing about the book they’ve been assigned, but over the years I’ve found that most pre-teens don’t dream …
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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, August 22, 2:46 PM
If your students have access to technology, this could be a fun way to do book reports.  The simple formats could be helpful with organization.
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The mysterious ancient origins of the book

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The debate about ebooks v paper books is nothing new. Keith Houston explains how a very similar debate raged as the first books came to be in ancient Rome.

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How to Create an Ebook From Start to Finish [+ 18 Free Ebook Templates]

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Learn how to create professional-looking ebooks with this how-to guide and free customizable ebook templates in PowerPoint and InDesign.

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E-reading Leading to Alarming “Digital Brain” Phenomenon

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Helen Teague's curator insight, August 23, 3:08 PM
“I worry that the superficial way we read during the day is affecting us when we have to read with more in-depth processing,” said Maryanne Wolf, a Tufts University cognitive neuroscientist and the author of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain. Post by Mercy Pilkington
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Flipping English Classrooms: Grammar Instruction

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Flipping has not come easily for me. I had to make sure it was going to fit my teaching situation. As a language arts teacher, I had to figure out just how I was going to flip the instruction withi…
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Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Brain in Kids

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Reading is a skill humans aren't born with, but schools are designed to reward those whose brains are well-wired to read, which can complicate the learning
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6 Things Alfred Hitchcock Can Teach You About Writing

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“ Alfred Hitchcock was an English film director and producer who worked closely with screenwriters on his films. The master storyteller, born 13 August 1899, died 29 April 1980.”

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Penelope's curator insight, August 16, 12:44 PM
Alfred Hitchcock had the scream theme down pat. These tips, however, could apply to any writing genre to give it a new heartbeat. Great ideas!

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly" ***

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Call for Abstracts”Remix and Mashup: Authentic Engagements with Young Adult Literature" - National Writing Project

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Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain

Steven Pinker - Psychologist, Cognitive Scientist, and Linguist at Harvard University How did humans acquire language? In this lecture, best-selling autho
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The Power of the Written Word

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It’s time to discover the power of the written word and the spoken word

In the world of academia, there is a host of related material, which, when professionally transcribed, adds value to the academic process for both students and faculty alike.

Among this material which is commonly transcribed are class lectures, research studies and source data, course videos, faculty meetings, seminars, and many others.

 

Academic institutions and other course providers are now finding added value from the transcription of such material as part of their online offerings. In some cases, repurposing material which was only seen in a live lecture previously. This is of enormous benefit to both academic institutions and the students they serve. Through the internet, a student anywhere in the world can now obtain access to educational material from top institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Yale, something unthinkable not that long ago. This trend is bound to continue. It offers incredibly inspirational and beneficial opportunities for all parties interested in such projects.

 

Apart from the obvious academic material, transcription is also used in a variety of support areas such as focus groups, speeches, and seminars; complementing the now widespread use of audio and video recording of much academic work.


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#Discover the #power of the written #word. www.alphabetsecretarial.co.uk 

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CommonLit | Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources

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CommonLit is a free digital collection of fiction and nonfiction texts and question sets, organized by theme, essential question and grade level.
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A Guide to Producing Better Student Writers and Editors With Dictation Tools (EdSurge News)

A Guide to Producing Better Student Writers and Editors With Dictation Tools (EdSurge News) | AdLit | Scoop.it
Learning to use a technology to complete a familiar task in a different way can feel awkward, but like anything, with practice, it becomes fluid. Maybe you’ve tried dictation in the past, and you are waiting for the technology to improve before adopting it. Well, the time has come to try it again. Dictation can offer you—and your students—much more, such as these five items.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, August 18, 12:22 PM

The time has certainly arrived for we educators to start incorporating dictation into the classroom. The technology has certainly reached the crossover stage for general use and a number of free apps (include Voice Typing in Google Docs) exist.

Jim Lerman's curator insight, August 18, 12:22 PM

The time has certainly arrived for we educators to start incorporating dictation into the classroom. The technology has certainly reached the crossover stage for general use and a number of free apps (include Voice Typing in Google Docs) exist.

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Invention Literacy Research – Part Two

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"This is the second post in a series describing the Invention Literacy Research Project that I worked on collaboratively with one of my English Teachers last school year- April Feranda. About 6 months ago, I watched this video by Jay Silver defining the term. I immediately loved this concept because it perfectly describes what I’ve been attempting to do in my library makerspace since May of 2013.  After writing lessons for Makey Makey last year, I realized I went through the ultimate training on Invention Literacy. I wanted to share that journey with you to help you become invention literate as an educator. April Feranda and I would love for your students to become invention literate. Therefore, we are putting this out there for you to hack and personalize and make your own. Read post one here. https://colleengraves.org/2016/06/07/invention-literacy-research-part-one/ "


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My 11 Objectives for the First Month of School - Dave Stuart Jr.

In the first month of school, my aim is to establish a beachhead from which to launch a successful year with students in which we accomplish more together than any prior year of my career.
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How a Curious Condition Solved a Neuroscientific Mystery

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"A stroke patient, neuroimaging—and Colombian guerrillas—helped settle a decades-long debate on how the brain understands words"



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Supreme Court to Consider Legal Standard Drawn From ‘Of Mice and Men’

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The court will consider whether Texas’ Court of Criminal Appeals erred in upholding the death sentence of an intellectually disabled man based in part on “the Lennie standard.”

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Mary Daniels Brown's curator insight, August 23, 3:41 PM
When life imitates art, instead of the other way 'round.