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Online Math Games, Logic Games, Science Games, Language Arts Games, and more!

Online Math Games, Logic Games, Science Games, Language Arts Games, and more! | All Elementary | Scoop.it
Online learning games featuring math games, science games, logic games, and language arts games. SchoolTimeGames.com - The Smart Place to Be!

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, February 18, 2014 4:03 PM

Lots of fun online learning games. Great for parents and teachers working with young learners.

Miguel Garcia's curator insight, February 19, 2014 5:52 AM

algunos estan muy buenos

Agora Abierta's curator insight, February 19, 2014 6:53 AM

Para poner al día tus reflejos y conocimientos con juegos online

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10 Tips For Writing Endings To Your Story

10 Tips For Writing Endings To Your Story | All Elementary | Scoop.it
1. Always keep in mind what is expected in the genre you’re writing. If you’re writing a category romance, then the hero and heroine must unite at the end. If you’re writing a mystery, you must sol...

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Penelope's curator insight, August 23, 2013 4:07 PM

 

Writing endings for our stories could be the easiest thing in the world or the hardest. The best way to begin is to ponder on what kind of ending is expected for the genre in which you are writing. If you are writing a category romance, readers are going to expect the love interests to finally get together and have a happy ending. There have been exceptions (Romeo and Juliet or Love Story). If you are a reader anticipating a romantic story and happy ending, do you want to read a tragic ending? I don't.

 

The 10 tips presented should give you a great beginning to write your own ending. Check out the article for all the details.

 

1. Always keep in mind what is EXPECTED in the genre.

2. Avoid the dreaded DEUX EX MACHINE (gods taking care of it).

3. Think APPROPRIATE ending rather than satisfying ending.
4. NO MISERABLE ENDINGS for characters to no real purpose
5. Struggling? Compose an EVENT. Bring most characters together
6. REALLY struggling—go back to the BEGINNING.
7. When the story is over—STOP.
8. BEWARE of TOO MUCH BUILD UP with too quick a resolution.
9. No need to tie up every little plot string, but TIE UP MOST of them
10. EPILOGS: I kind of like them (peek into the future)

 

 

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

 

Link to the original article: http://debravega.wordpress.com/2013/08/18/10-tips-for-writing-endings-to-your-story/

 

 

 

Kimberley Vico's curator insight, August 24, 2013 12:40 AM

Like a strong beginning, you ought to have a good ending ~ in any story!  Give it a try...!

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Seven steps to the perfect story

Seven steps to the perfect story | All Elementary | Scoop.it

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Lauren Scime's curator insight, July 25, 2013 4:46 PM

I would have to call this the "Joseph Campbell Lite" Infographic - still, a useful resource if only a reminder of the classic monomythic storytelling recipe.

Mervi Rauhala's curator insight, July 30, 2013 4:59 AM

Clever infographic!

 

John Thomas's curator insight, February 12, 2014 9:07 AM
Seven steps to the perfect story
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The do’s and don’ts of reading aloud to young children

The do’s and don’ts of reading aloud to young children | All Elementary | Scoop.it

"Today in our ongoing book study of 'The Read-Aloud Handbook' by Jim Trelease, I have the pleasure of sharing chapter 4 with you which is titled 'The Do’s and Don’ts of Read-Alouds'… Chapter 4 is a list of Do’s and Don’ts that cover a broad range of ages and stages in the read-aloud experience so for the purpose of this post, I have selected a few of the points that I think are the most relevant to those of us reading to young children. Be sure to note that I am only highlighting some of the tips shared in the book today… Do… • Begin reading to children as soon as possible. The younger you start them, the easier it is. • Choose books for infants and toddlers that include rhymes, songs, and repetition to stimulate language and listening. • Read as often as you and the child have time for. ................ Don’t… • Don’t read stories you don’t enjoy yourself. Your dislike will show up in your reading and that defeats your purpose. • Don’t keep reading a book once it is obvious it was a poor choice. Admit the mistake and choose another. Make sure, however, that you give the book a fair chance to get rolling. • There are some books that just start off slow and get better but you can avoid this all together by prereading the book yourself before reading it to your children. • Don’t feel like you have to tie every book you read to class work. ................"


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Hopscotch

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We builds tools for kids to code. We're working on a visual programming language for the iPad that uses modular drag-and-drop methods to let kids easily create their own computer programs and apps.

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Julia Johnson's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:11 PM

Allows students to create their own apps

Nimah Nirvanova's curator insight, July 12, 2013 10:07 AM

code building blocks = kids learning to code...how cute is that?

Diego Gomez's curator insight, October 8, 2013 12:54 AM

Una especie de scratch para Ipad!

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Teaching With Glogster: Using Virtual Posters in the Classroom - ReadWriteThink

Teaching With Glogster: Using Virtual Posters in the Classroom - ReadWriteThink | All Elementary | Scoop.it
Why stop at paper and markers? With Glogster, a free, web-based tool, students can develop virtual posters including audio, video, text, hyperlinks, and images, and share their creations electronically.

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Lauren 's curator insight, March 29, 2013 8:51 AM

Need to teach myself how to teach this to my students!

KB...Konnected's curator insight, June 26, 2013 2:46 AM

I love Glogster! It is a fantastic tool that kids truly enjoy. Great for showcasing what they are learning. 

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Educational App Store

Educational App Store | All Elementary | Scoop.it
Mobile Learning, Anytime, Anywhere

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 22, 2013 5:53 AM

This is a great website to find educational apps for any mobile platform. It's easy to search by platform, keywords or topic and then you can just scan QR codes to download the apps.

 

Kathy Benson's curator insight, March 23, 2013 7:44 PM

I like that you can search by student age and subject.

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Coordinate Graphing Game!

Coordinate Graphing Game! | All Elementary | Scoop.it

Teresa of Confessions of a Teaching Junkie found a way to integrate math for the upcoming St. Patrick's holiday.  Students will have a blast graphing coordinate points to make a holiday picture.


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chasenlivi's curator insight, March 10, 2013 1:27 PM

#stpatricks #freebie #printable #homeschool #classroom

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Hands-On Poetry Activities

Hands-On Poetry Activities | All Elementary | Scoop.it

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Tracee Orman's curator insight, March 5, 2013 5:09 PM

Writing poetry doesn't have to be hard. Check out my latest post "Hands-on Poetry Activities" for ideas and tips to inspire your students.

Tracee Orman's curator insight, November 29, 2013 11:10 PM

Great ideas for writing original poems.

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Newspaper Template, Microsoft Word Newspaper Templates for Kids, Free & Students

Newspaper Template, Microsoft Word Newspaper Templates for Kids, Free & Students | All Elementary | Scoop.it
The #1 place for free Microsoft word newspaper templates for kids, students that are printable and blank.

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BookChook's curator insight, March 8, 2013 5:42 PM

New templates for kids to create own newspapers. 

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10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics - Edudemic

10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics - Edudemic | All Elementary | Scoop.it
People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That's been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics?

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Learn Maths with Beluga

Learn Maths with Beluga | All Elementary | Scoop.it

This is a 'must try' maths iPad app. Play fun, useful and beautifully designed games for every numeracy topic. Adding to algebra! The more you play, the more levels that get unlocked. Download the app at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/learn-maths-with-beluga/id594402201

 

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Maths


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Jacq's curator insight, February 24, 2013 6:40 AM

This looks good

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RealtimeBoard

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This is an amazing collaborative whiteboard where multiple users can edit a multimedia board in real time. The site allows you to signup and sign in using a Google account and you can access and add your files and media on your Google Docs/Drive area making this a fabulous companion to schools using Google Apps for education. You can write by typing or you can write in 'freehand' so you can use your interactive whiteboard to write and archive the lesson to use or refer to later.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools


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IMA-EDU.GR's curator insight, January 15, 2013 5:56 PM

υτό είναι ένα καταπληκτικό συνεργασίας πίνακα, όπου πολλοί χρήστες μπορούν να επεξεργαστούν μια πλακέτα πολυμέσων σε πραγματικό χρόνο. Η ιστοσελίδα σας δίνει τη δυνατότητα να εγγραφείτε και να συνδεθείτε χρησιμοποιώντας ένα λογαριασμό Google και μπορείτε να έχετε πρόσβαση και να προσθέσετε αρχεία πολυμέσων σας και στο Google Docs σας / περιοχή κίνησης καθιστώντας το μια υπέροχη συντροφιά στα σχολεία χρησιμοποιώντας το Google Apps για την εκπαίδευση. Μπορείτε να γράψετε με πληκτρολόγηση ή μπορείτε να γράψετε στο «ελεύθερο» ώστε να μπορείτε να χρησιμοποιήσετε τον διαδραστικό σας πίνακα να γράφει και να αρχειοθετήσετε το μάθημα να χρησιμοποιήσει ή να αναφερθώ αργότερα.http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+% 26 + + Εργαλεία Web

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 17, 2013 3:54 PM

Fantastic online collaborative board.

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Top 100 Apps for Teachers, Students and Researchers

Top 100 Apps for Teachers, Students and Researchers | All Elementary | Scoop.it

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TopUniversities's comment, November 20, 2013 6:48 PM
Great scoop! You may also enjoy this article: http://www.topuniversities.com/blog/top-10-apps-marketing-students
TopUniversities's comment, November 20, 2013 6:48 PM
Great scoop! You may also enjoy this article: http://www.topuniversities.com/blog/top-10-apps-marketing-students
Aidan C. O'Brien's curator insight, October 6, 2014 9:28 PM

well all my work is done...

 

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Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students.

Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students. | All Elementary | Scoop.it

Kidblog is designed for K-12 teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog. Students publish posts and participate in academic discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs and user accounts.


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Taryn Coxall's curator insight, August 4, 2013 6:59 PM

The "Kid Blog' is a safe and effective way to allow your students to keep up to date blogs in a secure evironment. With these blogs students can not only post their own blogs, but oarticipate in discussions.

I feel this is a gerat resourse to use within the classroom, as students and teachers can keep track of students posts and especially look at their progress throughout the year.

Xyleme Alex's curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:58 PM

Looks like a great tool and it's entirely free. I like that it is based on the Wordpress platform, but removes the clutter and distractions that other blogging services have.

Antonio Tejero Aparicio's curator insight, August 8, 2013 2:59 AM

Unaplicaciones recurso en línea muy útil para desarrollar la lectura y la escritura digital. Aquí tenéis un ejemplo

http://kidblog.org/6EnRed/


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Millions of Free eBooks and Audio Books Online

Millions of Free eBooks and Audio Books Online | All Elementary | Scoop.it
  Introduction This is the launch page for the pages here at Gizmo's Tech Support Alert that list sites with free ebooks and audiobooks. There are 3 pages that separate sites on the format of the ebooks, Kindle, ePub and Online reading.

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 27, 2013 4:45 PM

Who doesn't love freebies! Best of the best...BOOKS!

Israel Herrera's comment, May 29, 2013 8:32 PM
q bueno
Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 30, 2014 11:45 PM

This is well worth a look. I need to check through to see what might be useful for school. This may take a while!

 

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The Evolving use of Badges in Education

The Evolving use of Badges in Education | All Elementary | Scoop.it
Rewards as a Way to Motivate Students to Learn Today’s schools commonly use grade-based evaluations where students get rewarded for the knowledge they gain.

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Moushira Issa's curator insight, June 16, 2013 5:04 PM

Get recognition for learning that happens anywhere. Then share it in the places that matter.

Paula Iaeger PhD's comment, June 18, 2013 9:43 AM
This is one application of badges that cross generations and circumstances. When workers are offered recognition for the training they receive, there is a desire to know more. A simple certificate might help but a digital badge for its transportability is much better. In a classroom grades of course have their place but what I like is that the natural curiosity is rewarded when a badge is voluntarily pursued. Badges celebrate extra effort, not mediocrity and a just-get-by mentality.
Kristian Rother's curator insight, June 21, 2013 5:28 AM

Allso see http://badg.us/

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Storyboard That – online storyboard creator for schools

Storyboard That – online storyboard creator for schools | All Elementary | Scoop.it
Storyboard That is a cutting edge Web 2.0 tool for rapidly creating amazing storyboards, no art skills needed. Great for business meetings and in the classroom for students to express their creativity.

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Carol Thomson's curator insight, July 12, 2013 5:51 AM

struggled to use in school (internet issues) but seems a good way to go.

Venkatesh Surya's comment, March 17, 2014 2:53 AM
that is a great innovation in studying
Venkatesh Surya's comment, March 17, 2014 2:53 AM
that is a great innovation in studying
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BLOOM’S TAXONOMY AND THE iPAD

BLOOM’S TAXONOMY AND THE iPAD | All Elementary | Scoop.it

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Tracee Orman's curator insight, April 1, 2013 9:10 AM

iPad apps aligned with each wedge of the Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel: apps that practice evaluating, analyzing, creating, applying, and remembering/understanding.

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QuestBase | Create on-line and printed assessments, quizzes, exams, surveys

QuestBase | Create on-line and printed assessments, quizzes, exams, surveys | All Elementary | Scoop.it
QuestBase gives you the freedom to ask. Whether you need to create quizzes, tests, assessments, exams or get feedback from surveys and polls, QuestBase helps you save time. Millions of questions (and counting) published and printed with QuestBase!

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Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, April 29, 2013 3:26 PM
Nick -Great!!!!!!!!!!
Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, April 29, 2013 3:26 PM
Nick -Great!!!!!!!!!!
MURIEL LESELBAUM's curator insight, November 23, 2013 11:57 AM

bienvenue aux outils de travail collaboratifs : à tester d'abord bien sûr !

 

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Go Social Studies Go!

Go Social Studies Go! | All Elementary | Scoop.it
Who says that learning has to be lame? Take the boring out of those old Social Studies books add in cool stories, links, and videos, and you get Go Social Studies Go.

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12+ great and innovative educational websites. Learn anything you want online.

12+ great and innovative educational websites. Learn anything you want online. | All Elementary | Scoop.it
Everyone needs to learn something new from time to time. Now in the 21st century learning new skills is much easier than ever before. You can learn a lot without leaving your home.

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Interactive Learning Sites for Education

Interactive Learning Sites for Education | All Elementary | Scoop.it
Interactive learning Sites for the Classroom

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, February 24, 2013 7:36 PM

No HPE here, but heaps of engaging ideas otherwise...

 

Edit! Science - some great body system links for upper/Senior HPE

Aulde de B's comment, September 7, 2013 1:43 PM
interactive sites for education,
Pamela Perry King's curator insight, November 14, 2014 11:04 AM

Great resources to share!