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Movie-making for everyone | Plotagon

Movie-making for everyone | Plotagon | AdLit | Scoop.it

Plotagon is a tool that lets anyone create an animated movie directly from a written screenplay. Write your story, choose actors, environments and music. Press play and your movie is done. It's that simple.

 

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This looks like a fantastic tool to get students writing dialogues and interactions. They can really see their scripts come alive and turn them into movies. The text to speech isn't great, but this still makes for motivating writing tasks for students.

 
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Jennifer Cowley's curator insight, November 25, 2013 11:03 PM

Looks like it has great potential, especially given the death of Xtranormal.

Ester Feldman's curator insight, December 28, 2013 5:03 PM

Thanks again 

Guusje Moore's curator insight, January 20, 2014 7:35 PM

Wonder if this will work as a "next step" afterAnimoto

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How I Replaced Shakespeare - Joel Stein of Time Magazine on Common Core State Standards

How I Replaced Shakespeare - Joel Stein of Time Magazine on Common Core State Standards | AdLit | Scoop.it
How I Replaced Shakespeare By Joel Stein Monday, Dec.

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens | AdLit | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages

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9 Life Lessons Everyone Can Learn From Their Favorite Classic Children's Books

9 Life Lessons Everyone Can Learn From Their Favorite Classic Children's Books | AdLit | Scoop.it
Our very favorite children's books left an irreversible impression on our childhoods and on our lives. Some of our most cherished storybook characters are so real and palpable in our memory that it feels as if we were introduced to them yesterday. Be...
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7 Important Tips for Teachers and Parents to Help Struggling Readers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Important Tips for Teachers and Parents to Help Struggling Readers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | AdLit | Scoop.it

"Teaching reading has always been the nucleus of heated debates between two camps of scholars: advocates of the traditional school of literacy emphasize the need for an instructed and learned process of teaching reading. This process is made up of a set of chained stages starting with explicit teaching of  phonemic and phonetic awareness then fluency and vocabulary and the end of the process comes comprehension. Proponents of the progressivist camp, on the other hand, trivialize the instructed process through which students are being taught reading and instead advanced a new paradigm for teaching reading, one that is based on context and meaning. They foreground comprehension as being an essential factor for readers to be able to develop elaborate reading skills. Progressivists liken the process of learning to read to first language acquisition. They believe that since  a kid learns his/ her first language through immersion and without the need for any explicit instruction, learners too can pick up reading skills by simply being immersed into reading heads on."


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25 iPad Apps for Learning Spelling ~ Educationa...

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25 iPad Apps for Learning Spelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Flipped classroom (enseñanza inversa) curated by JavierTouron (25 iPad Apps for Learning Spelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | @scoopit

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, February 6, 2014 9:21 AM

Can you have too many ways for most regular kids and folks to improve spelling? Here are 25 more ways.

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How to Teach Expository Text Structure to Facilitate Reading Comprehension

How to Teach Expository Text Structure to Facilitate Reading Comprehension | AdLit | Scoop.it
Over the past 60 years, reading comprehension has changed its emphasis from the mastery of skills and subskills that are learned by rote and automatized to a focus on learning strategies, which are adaptable, flexible, and, most important, in the control of the reader (Dole, Duffy, Roehler, & Pearson, 1991). One of the most efficient strategies for which there is an influx of research and practice is training students on text structure knowledge to facilitate their comprehension of the expository texts.

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Five Digital Publishing Predictions for 2014 - The Digital Reader

As the calendar year comes to a close, many pundits have turned to prognostication and published lists of predictions for 2014. Here’s my list: Some things will change. Some things won’t change. New fads will replace old fads.

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Free website for learners of English | ESL-EFL | Learn English Today

Free website for learners of English | ESL-EFL | Learn English Today | AdLit | Scoop.it
Grammar, vocabulary, idioms, proverbs and business english, with exercises and word games, for ESL-EFL learners of all levels.

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Teaching Beyond the Main Idea: Nonfiction and Point of View (Part I)

Teaching Beyond the Main Idea: Nonfiction and Point of View (Part I) | AdLit | Scoop.it
I've had 'organize the file cabinet' on my household to-do list for about two years now. And I'm proud to say, I now have the satisfaction of crossing that off the list!  I noticed some trends as I...

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5 reasons to teach spelling and handwriting in the new year

5 reasons to teach spelling and handwriting in the new year | AdLit | Scoop.it
Here’s a great resolution: Keep spelling and handwriting in the curriculum and use research-based tools to teach these skills explicitly and efficiently wi

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 4, 2014 2:07 PM

Great ideas to follow up with spelling and handwriting.

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Socratic method

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Socratic method

This article explains the history and theory of the Socratic method of teaching, which emphasizes teacher-student dialogue. The article offers suggestions for creating Socratic circles and Socratic seminars and provides resources for further reading. 

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Love Pinterest. #pinterest #writing #teach #teachprimary #teachwriting
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Intersting and useful graphic; supplement with this 4-step tool:

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Wanted...

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So...


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Reflections on Google Apps for Common Core ELA - New School Technology

Reflections on Google Apps for Common Core ELA - New School Technology | AdLit | Scoop.it
Learn how to use Google Apps for Education tools to create lessons that address Common Core State Standards.

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23 iPad enabled alternatives to the Book Report Presentation

23 iPad enabled alternatives to the Book Report Presentation | AdLit | Scoop.it

In January I was one of the Apple Distinguished Educators who got to talk at the Apple Leadership Summit. Below you can see my presentation. For more information check http://ipa...


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 9, 2014 2:08 PM

Teachers, check out this interesting slideshow by Suzanne Lustenhouwer about how to turn a boring book report into an exciting presentation using different iPad apps.

Thanks to Suzanne for the suggestion.

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English Companion Ning

English Companion Ning | AdLit | Scoop.it
A place to ask questions and get help. A community dedicated to helping you enjoy your work. A cafe without walls or coffee: just friends.
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Using Content Curation Tools to Engage Students

Using Content Curation Tools to Engage Students | AdLit | Scoop.it

TheHubEdu uses a shelf mechanism to organize content. I often have my students search for and post on their shelves content that is relevant to what we discussed in class for the week, and then explain why it was relevant. Sometimes I have them search my own shelves of vetted resources. On the site, users can follow other users or users’ shelves, effectively creating their own personal learning network. Allowing students to explore, discover, and contribute expands their thinking and actually gives me insight into what they are taking away from the lectures or readings.


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How to Make Your Classroom Dyslexia Friendly Infographic

How to Make Your Classroom Dyslexia Friendly Infographic | AdLit | Scoop.it
The Classroom Dyslexia Friendly Infographic presents 8 tips that teachers can implement to better accommodate the learning needs of the dyslexic students

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10 Strategies To Reach The 21st Century Reader

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10 Strategies To Reach The 21st Century Reader by Terry Heick (Below are a few paragraphs of content–if you’re just here for the strategies, skim to the bottom.) Like thinking, reading in the 21st century...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 6, 2014 3:07 PM

Very thought-provoking article with huge implications for librarians and libraries. 

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Vocabulary

Vocabulary | AdLit | Scoop.it
Of all the features of complex text, vocabulary is the one that is most highly related to students’ comprehension. It is also the feature of complex text that is the most straightforward to teach.
Here are some TextProject resources for vocabulary.
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Newsela | About Newsela

Newsela | About Newsela | AdLit | Scoop.it

Unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.


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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, February 6, 2014 2:09 PM
Looks like this may be a useful resource. Not sure about the cost--might be worthy of exploration.
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25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading | AdLit | Scoop.it
25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

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Lourense Das's curator insight, December 4, 2013 11:18 AM

Literacy and school libraries: an inextricably team to ensure children will be prepared for the future.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, December 5, 2013 5:14 PM

Article stressing the importance of school wide commitment to encouraging life long reading skills....to allow for choice and enjoyment as well as rigor.  

 

Some great practical suggestions as to how this might look and work in a school.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, December 6, 2013 2:34 AM

Info Literacy and independent reading

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Cutting to the Common Core: Academic Language Development Network - Language Magazine

Cutting to the Common Core: Academic Language Development Network - Language Magazine | AdLit | Scoop.it
Language Magazine Cutting to the Common Core: Academic Language Development Network Language Magazine The Network focuses on research-based teaching and assessment practices for developing the complex academic language, literacy, and thinking...

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