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Reinventing Writing: 9 Ways Writing Has Been Reinvented by @coolcatteacher

This revised presentation based on the book Reinventing Writing by Vicki Davis helps teachers and educators understand the fundamental changes in writing and h…

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Beyond Words: How to Write for Readability

Beyond Words: How to Write for Readability | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

POSTED BY ANDREA AYRES

...If you are a purveyor of online content you have a duty to your reader. How text looks greatly impacts the willingness of your reader to interact with that text.



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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 13, 2014 1:15 AM

This article goes into considerable depth about many aspects of web writing and readability.  


Great lessons for anyone who creates web content. (Online instructors... learn these lessons!)

Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, August 22, 2014 7:56 AM

That! That's how online text should look.It's like balm on my frayed nerves and pleasant for the eyes. :-)

 

No wonder retaining information from an online text is so hard if presented in the wrong way.

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Visible Thinking Routines: Extend & Deepen Students Understanding

Visible Thinking Routines: Extend & Deepen Students Understanding | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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These routines have classroom merit, too, as we're trying to get students to think.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 8, 2014 9:12 PM

How can students use their iPad to answer these questions? I have founf allowing them to give feedback on assessment performance in Coneqt has been very valuable, as well as using collaborative brainstorm/idea tools like TodaysMeet and Padlet. These questions are part of Harvard's Visible Thinking Framework.

"Visible Thinking has a double goal: on the one hand, to cultivate students' thinking skills and dispositions, and, on the other, to deepen content learning."

Julienne Feeney's curator insight, April 9, 2014 7:21 PM

Complements MYP principles and Learner Profiles beautifully...

Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, April 12, 2014 1:26 PM

This has so much relevance when teaching students questioning and critical thinking skills. Great tool for developing Inquiry based learning strategies. Also, I love an infographic!

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10 Good Apps to Enhance Language Learning, Reading and Writing | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Good Apps to Enhance Language Learning, Reading and Writing | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Today, I am sharing with you a set of some great iPad apps that are really good for language learning. The two basic skills emphasized here are reading and writing. I invite you to check them out and share with us if you have other titles to add to the list


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 12, 2014 9:47 AM

Yep, downloaded the Rosetta Stone TOTALe app this morning.

Annie Edmonds 's curator insight, February 3, 2014 3:30 PM

Is the next generation learing how to write or rt.

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Teaching Writing with Google Docs

Teaching Writing with Google Docs | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Using Google Docs to do so much more when teaching writing - things that fit quite nicely into my flipped, just-in-time, technology enabled classrooms.

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Kay Lehmann's curator insight, October 22, 2013 11:03 AM

In Common Core we all need to focus on critical thinking as well as writing... This is a great tool to be using!

Kay Lehmann's curator insight, October 22, 2013 11:04 AM

Tips on using Google Docs

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Write Like Crazy: A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Common Core Writing | Teaching the Core

Write Like Crazy: A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Common Core Writing | Teaching the Core | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
How do we incorporate simple yet powerful writing activities that will not only prepare our students for college/career, but also help with content acquisition?

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, September 8, 2013 7:05 PM

As always, Dave Stuart nails it with his humorous approach and practical suggestions!

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"How Long Do You Spend Grading Articles of the Week?" - Dave Stuart Jr.

"How Long Do You Spend Grading Articles of the Week?" - Dave Stuart Jr. | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
"Dave, how long do you spend grading articles of the week?" I sometimes hear that question when I tell folks about Kelly Gallagher's article of the week (AoW) assignment.
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Infographic: How writing affects your brain

Infographic: How writing affects your brain | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
This infographic explains how writing helps your memory, how your brain reacts when it hears a story, why clichés are forgettable and more.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 27, 2014 11:15 AM

Just as reading transforms us, so can writing impact and improve us. Whether reading or writing, or listening or speaking, our use of words matters.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 27, 2014 7:17 PM

There are a number of educators who think we should do away with cursive writing. The infographic provides some food for thought.

 

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Audrey's curator insight, January 4, 2015 6:05 PM

You activate many areas of your brain when you tell a story.  There are so many areas in education where students can use stories to remember details of information needed for writing  exam answers.  Stories are visual,  can be auditory; you can introduce smells and engage with whatever you are writing about. 

 

The whole brain becomes stimulated with a person's own  record of the information.  How can you forget?


Go to www.hotmoodle.com  for story writing information.

 

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27 Ways to Obtain Students Attention ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

27 Ways to Obtain Students Attention ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 15, 2014 10:29 AM

Seems to me that this infographic speaks to all instruction, but particularly to writers and the teaching of writing.

ozziegontang's curator insight, May 5, 2014 4:48 AM

Nothing to add.  Just read it and reflect.

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iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support

iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Staff at CALL Scotland have produced a helpful Wheel of Apps guide for iPad that may be useful for students with dyslexia or who just need some additional support with reading and/or writing diffic...

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 1, 2014 12:40 PM

iPad Apps for students with Dyslexia.

Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, April 27, 2014 7:44 AM

Great resources!

Erin Schettler's curator insight, August 14, 2014 6:47 AM

This is an AMAZING compilation of apps to aid struggling readers!

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How Visual Thinking Improves Writing

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Encouraging kids to think in pictures and words can free up their creativity and language skills as they write.

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Mary Lou Buell's curator insight, December 6, 2013 5:30 PM

This makes so much sense to me--we have done a little of this with the cartoon and graph assignments. Thinking I should plan more.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, December 8, 2013 6:09 AM

Most of our students are probably visual learners....... this explains a  lot.

Open Doors's curator insight, January 12, 2014 5:59 PM

Helping children think in both pictures and words can help with language fluency and development of creative skills.

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10 Rules for Writing First Drafts [Poster]

10 Rules for Writing First Drafts [Poster] | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Forgive me, for I am here to destroy your insecurities. Your excuses. The lie that suggests your first draft must be perfect. The illusion that great copy i (Great copy not always born in moment of inspiration.

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Nicholas Rowe's curator insight, October 1, 2013 1:14 AM

Just do it !

 

Poster on writing technique with no pictures or imagery - Title says there are 'rules', so we tend to check these out as we write first drafts & don't want to break the law! 1-10 points, straight forward info .... job done  ;-)