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13 Very Different Tools To Help Students Find Their Voice

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""Students need a voice.

By voice, I mean the ability to recognize their own beliefs, practice articulating them in a variety of forms, and then find the confidence — and the platform — to express them."


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Chris Carter's comment, May 3, 2014 7:55 PM
I appreciate the breadth of options suggested here. This is not, "just use tech!"
Ruby Day's curator insight, May 4, 2014 8:51 PM

Ideas to help find career focus - what suits them

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 4, 2014 10:06 PM

A very important reason to use media tools is to give a voice to everyone, even little ones!

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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic]

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According to today’s infographic, writing can serve as a calming, meditative tool. Stream of conscious writing exercises, in particular, have been identified as helpful stress coping methods. Keeping a journal, for example, or trying out free-writing exercises, can drastically reduce your levels of stress.

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Cathy Ternent Dyer's curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:22 PM

Great information! Thanks to Elvira for telling me about it. :)
I've always said that keeping a journal is cheap therapy! 

Ann Kenady's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:24 PM

Massage your brain....

Chris Shern's curator insight, February 1, 5:39 AM

The power of putting pen to paper helps to make sense of a world increasingly filled with noise.

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5 Excellent Web Tools to Teach Collaborative Writing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Excellent Web Tools to Teach Collaborative Writing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Writing

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English writing for ESL students. Lessons, advice and tips on how to write in English. The skill of writing.

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How to Improve Writing Fluency

Writing fluency is the natural flow and organization of a written work. Fluent pieces of writing are easier and more enjoyable to read as the words are organized in a logical fashion and the overall message of the piece is easy to understand.

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How to Improve Business Writing Skills

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In this new environment of offshore resources and communication with people from the PacRim, you have to convey the virtual equivalent of a handshake by being a professional in your email correspondence with enough personalization and courtesy to...

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Formal and Informal Email Phrases Starting with...

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Asking how to improve your email writing? Use these formal and informal email phrases to make your business emails and general emails look great! From opening to closing. All in one place!

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Writing To Think: When a Student Can't Write It, Can She Think It?

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In 2008, Fran Simmons, an English teacher at NewDorpHigh School in New York—at that time one of the lowest-performing secondary institutions in the nation— devised a simple test for her students in an effort to keep district officials from pulling the plug. First, she asked her freshman class to read Of Mice and Men. Then, using information from the novel, she asked them to answer the following prompt in a single sentence:

“Although George …”

She was looking for a sentence like: Although George worked very hard, he could not attain the American Dream.

What Simmons received was alarming in the truest sense of the word. Some students wrote passable sentences, but many could not manage to finish the line. More than a few wrote the following:

“Although George and Lenny were friends.”


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 16, 2013 10:49 PM

This in-depth post explores the issue of language impacts our ability to think. After an introduction the post is split into three sections.

The first section explores "the psycholingusitic case for writing education." It is noted that the Common Core states that students in grades 6-12 "should demonstrate increasing sophistication in all aspects of language use, from vocabulary and syntax to the development and organization of ideas, and they should address increasingly demanding content and sources.” 
And following this raised a different question:
"If a student can’t write it, however, why should we assume that she can think it?"

What follows is a look at language, where we see that the language we learn impacts us in many ways, that some cultures have many words for a word like snow while others do not, that cultures whom have language that have "gendered objects" impacts how people view the objects. 

The second section explores "Can you teach better math and science be teaching writing?" Information is provided about New Dorp High School (in New York). The school implemented a program that included "writing-to-learn" across the curriculum (except for math) and discovered that major gains in writing were apparent by the second year. 

The third section "highlights ten features of writing education that can be used to enhance student learning across all subject areas, ultimately resulting in higher academic performance."

The first two suggestions are below (all are quoted from the post).

1. Vocabulary Across The Disciplines: Emphasize that the concept of a word may change depending on the context in which it is used.
2. Syntax Across The Disciplines: Emphasize that every math problem and essay prompt has a hierarchical structure. 
Click through to the post to learn more about these two features of writing and about eight additional features.

Ann Kenady's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:23 PM

This article gives compelling evidence that the ability to write effectively is closely linked to the ability to think coherently. The author writes, "Students’ inability to write was contributing to their inability to think, severely impeding intellectual growth across many subjects."



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Corpus project links: EFL vocabulary, writing and more

Corpora interfaces

VIEW: Variation in English Words and Phrases (online) http://view.byu.edu/MICASE: The Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English (online) http://micase.umdl.umich.edu/m/micase/ ;

 

Using Google as a corpus

http://www.hltmag.co.uk/may00/idea.htmhttp://www-writing.berkeley.edu/tesl-ej/ej26/int.html

 

Corpus exercises

http://web.quick.cz/jaedth/Introduction%20%to20CCS.htmhttp://learningresources.eli.ubc.ca/corpus/links/lab.pdfhttp://learningresources.eli.ubc.ca/corpus/links/lab1.pdf

 

Learner errors

http://elex.amu.edu.pl/~przemka/concord2adv/errors.htmhttp://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/my-english.html

 

Word families

http://www.uefap.com/vocab/build/building.htm

Phrasal verbs

 

http://eslcafe.com/pvhttp://englishpage.com/prepositions/phrasaldictionary.html

 

Presentation skills

http://www.see.ed.ac.uk/~gerard/Management/art1.html

 

Transitional devices

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/transitions.htm

 

Academic writing and register

http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/cill/eap/academicstyle.htmhttp://www.roehampton.ac.uk/learningdev/writing_for_ac/register.asphttp://www.uefap.com/materials/matfram.htmhttp://owl.english.purdue.edu/


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FrazeIt in English

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Wondering how to use a particular word in a sentence? Can't phrase your sentences in a clear and concise way? Welcome to FrazeIt. With more than 100 millions sentences, this is the most advanced platform for sentences on the net. Useful to the writing community, from professional writers to college and ESL students & teachers.


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Free Technology for Teachers: Use Technology to Inspire Students in Language Arts

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Business English Videos

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Knowing just the right word or phrase is especially important when writing business letters. These new business English videos created especially for English for specific purposes classes start off with a focus on business ...


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