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Classroom Newspaper Google Docs Style!

Classroom Newspaper Google Docs Style! | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it

Great Ideas! Love the idea of uploading newspaper to Youblisher. Turns it into a flippable page newspaper.


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Pam Cadwalder's comment, September 16, 2013 11:55 AM
Glad you liked it:)
Pam Cadwalder's comment, September 16, 2013 11:55 AM
Glad you liked it:)
Rachel Marker's curator insight, September 27, 2013 11:30 PM

Could replace monthly newsletter. Student written!

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Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal

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Psychology researchers aren’t necessarily Thanksgiving experts—they may not know how to make fluffy stuffing, say, or beat the traffic to your in-laws’ house—but they have become a fount of wisdom on thanksgiving (with a small “t”).

 

Over the past decade, they’ve not only identified the great social, psychological, and physical health benefits that come from giving thanks; they’ve zeroed in on some concrete practices that help us reap those benefits.

 

And perhaps the most popular practice is to keep a “gratitude journal.” As we’ve reported many times over the years, studies have traced a range of impressive benefits to the simple act of writing down the things for which we’re grateful—benefits including better sleep, fewer symptoms of illness, and more happiness among adults and kids alike.


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APE + Nanowrimo

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We want you to succeed as an author, so here is a free copy of APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch.'

"Essential reading (and reference) for modern authors, regardless of experience."
Kirkus Reviews

"It's a no-nonsense book that is filled with straightforward, actionable and most current information and advice available." 
Dr. Bojan Tunguz

"Authors will find APE an indispensable resource." 
Chanticleer Book Reviews

524 of 646 reviewers gave it a five-star rating! Don't delay because quantities are limited.


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6-Traits Resources: Six Traits Posters

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Posters for each trait, plus links to traits specific curated articles. 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 15, 2013 3:29 PM

New poster set + links to curated articles on each of the traits. 

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giving credit… | pia jane bijkerk

giving credit… | pia jane bijkerk | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it
UPDATE: there have been many requests to buy the print – thank you! We’ll be looking into it this week – so hopefully by the end of the week (that being Friday March 25), we should have something available. Thanks again for all your support and positive attitude, it’s so wonderful to see so many of you enthusiastic about giving credit where credit is due. x

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Louise Quo Vadis's curator insight, July 23, 2013 2:15 PM

Yes I think giving credit to other people's material we use is the right thing to do. Thanks for posting this.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 23, 2013 5:13 PM

Lots of steps to go through before using that copyrighted material. Maybe if the students had to look at this each time, they would just take your word for it and use Creative Commons licensed images to begin with! 

Linda Denty's curator insight, July 23, 2013 8:46 PM

Thanks Pia.

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iPad Word Processing App Comparison Chart

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The comparison chart of iPad word processing apps. Find the app that best serves your needs while meeting your budget.

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Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble | MindShift

Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble | MindShift | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it
Nearly seven years after first opening its doors, the Science Leadership Academy public magnet high school* in Philadelphia and its inquiry-based approach to
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6 Ways Students Can Collaborate With iPads - Edudemic

6 Ways Students Can Collaborate With iPads - Edudemic | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it
The app store is loaded with options that allow students to share and collaborate with iPads. Here's a few helpful tips and apps for you to try out!

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Secret to writing well lies in learning to think and feel

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The secret to writing well in English lies beyond rote memorisation of grammar rules, Perry Lam writes
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"A good writer will always have something personal to say on any subject he chooses to dwell on. All good writing, be it convincingly argued, vividly imagined or deeply felt, has the stamp and authenticity of individual personality."

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"A good writer will always have something personal to say on any subject he chooses to dwell on. All good writing, be it convincingly argued, vividly imagined or deeply felt, has the stamp and authenticity of individual personality."

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Teaching To Inspire In 5th: 6 Traits Writing and a Secret Code!

Teaching To Inspire In 5th: 6 Traits Writing and a Secret Code! | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it

 The CODE! I made this fancy banner from Vista Print and the kids just eat it up! They use this code in their writing to make sure they have included everything they need to get a 5 or 6 on our state assessment. I introduce this code 2 months before the writing assessment. This way the students have learned all of the elements and are not overwhelmed. They write the code on their writing paper like this: 1 5 5 2 2 1 R but vertically. As they include the different elements, they check off the number of the code. I love seeing it on their paper and I love hearing them say, “You can’t be finished. Did you put the code in your paper?” J Can you tell I love to teach writing?


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 28, 2012 2:46 PM

I love teacher blogs that share the working ideas that make their classes great places to learn.  Check out this clever entry, with bulletin board photos that will help your kids understand the traits!

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Ozge Karaoglu's Blog - @ozge’s Favourite Tools of 2012

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, December 11, 2012 5:35 PM

Not all related to education- but good list.

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More than Words Alone Can Say: Writing with Images in the Digital Age - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - DigLN, edchat, edlearning, EdTech, literacy, photo projects, visual learning

More than Words Alone Can Say: Writing with Images in the Digital Age - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - DigLN, edchat, edlearning, EdTech, literacy, photo projects, visual learning | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it
Last week, on the day before Thanksgiving vacation, several of my fifth-graders voluntarily stayed after school with me to work on a project for which they would receive no grade: producing calendars based on poems and illustrations they had...

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Classroom Newspaper Google Docs Style!

Classroom Newspaper Google Docs Style! | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it

Great Ideas! Love the idea of uploading newspaper to Youblisher. Turns it into a flippable page newspaper.


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Pam Cadwalder's comment, September 16, 2013 11:55 AM
Glad you liked it:)
Pam Cadwalder's comment, September 16, 2013 11:55 AM
Glad you liked it:)
Rachel Marker's curator insight, September 27, 2013 11:30 PM

Could replace monthly newsletter. Student written!

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America's Facebook Generation Is Reading Strong : NPR

Young Americans are reading more than just status updates and 140-character tweets. A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that among 16- to 29-year-olds, 8 in 10 have read a book in the past year.

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Literature-inspired Notebook Celebrations

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I'm trying something new this school year (2013-2014). When we finish a play or novel or short story, I am going to require my students to add a creative summary of that play or novel that we have finished.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 15, 2013 2:43 PM

Another terrific Pinterest board tacked with resources from Corbett Harrison.

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Visual Literacy: a primer

Refrenced by Steven M. Baule Tech & Learning News

 

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This chapter is from the book Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom, published by ISTE. It is a good introduction to the field and contains numerous useful resources and examples.


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Infographic: 10 Principles for Effective Vocabulary Instruction > Eye On Education

Infographic: 10 Principles for Effective Vocabulary Instruction > Eye On Education | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 10, 2013 10:42 PM

Are you wondering about the most effective way to teach vocabulary? This infographic provides 10 suggestions on how to best teach vocabulary, as well as 10 things to avoid!

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 17, 2013 3:24 PM

good list

Donna Shattuck's curator insight, August 8, 2013 7:02 AM

Fantastic!

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Student Voice and Student Agency

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I'm always looking for project topics that I can bring into schools that I work with in my role as a technology coach.  I recently came across this little project in Larry Ferlazzo's blog that, whi...
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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 6, 2013 7:43 AM

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Deborah Owen's curator insight, March 8, 2013 9:18 AM

Help students find a sense of purpose. Ask the two questions:

What is my sentence?

Was I better today than I was yesterday?

Based on Dan Pink's "Drive"

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27 Ways To Publish Student Thinking

27 Ways To Publish Student Thinking | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it

Publishing student thinking can be among the most powerful ways to improve learning.

 

There are a variety of reasons for this, but the biggest reason is that the “threat” of publishing moves the lodestone from the classroom to the “real world.” This, of course, changes everything.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 2, 2013 2:38 PM

As a writing teacher any chance to enlarge the audience for student writing is important.  Young writers, when they write for someone other than the teacher, tend to be much more motivated. 


These days, publishing has never been easier. Consider the great 'What to publish' list in this article to open your mind to the powers of a true blended classroom. 

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, February 9, 2013 9:34 PM

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, February 10, 2013 10:11 AM

Great resources!

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Play Magnetic Poetry Online!

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OzSo's curator insight, March 20, 2013 8:35 AM

perfecto para celebrar el día mundial de la poesía //

for this 21st, celebrating poetry's day declare by UNESCO in 1999.
 

Amanda Long's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:18 PM

WOW how cool?  Students could take pictures of their finished products and submit to be graded.

Cal Telfer's curator insight, September 1, 2013 11:54 PM

Just for fun...or is it?

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Using iPads in the Art Room

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"Over break I was asked to try to summarize how we use iPads in Dryden's art program. This felt very difficult because it is an organic process that evolves and grows as I learn what my students are capable of accomplishing and what apps are available to enrich our learning."


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Linda Alexander's curator insight, January 13, 2013 7:52 AM

This award-winning K-5th grade teacher has plenty to share when it comes to using iPads in the classroom.  Follow her links to discover more lesson plans or use this addtional link to get to her "slopping" list of projects and plans: http://fugleflicks.wikispaces.com/About+my+Fuglevision

Carey Leahy's curator insight, January 13, 2013 11:32 PM

Well presented wiki with links to more usefull information.

Marga Roig's curator insight, January 14, 2013 12:57 AM

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More than Words Alone Can Say: Writing with Images in the Digital Age - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - DigLN, edchat, edlearning, EdTech, literacy, photo projects, visual learning

More than Words Alone Can Say: Writing with Images in the Digital Age - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - DigLN, edchat, edlearning, EdTech, literacy, photo projects, visual learning | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it
Last week, on the day before Thanksgiving vacation, several of my fifth-graders voluntarily stayed after school with me to work on a project for which they would receive no grade: producing calendars based on poems and illustrations they had...

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Does Digital Media Make Us Bad Writers? | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

Does Digital Media Make Us Bad Writers? | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it

"According to Lunsford, the writing we produce is not getting worse. Instead, it is simply adapting to the modern world.

 

“It was very clear as we entered the new millennium that writing was undergoing really, really profound changes, probably more so than in the last 2,500 years,” Lunsford says. Writing, she says, is “a plastic art. Writing always changes given the context. It molds itself to the changes.”

 

Young people today approach writing differently, she also thinks. Rather than organizing a piece of writing based on a logical progression, with argument at its base, Lunsford says they are instead organizing their content and material by association. Like a well-crafted essay, one idea leads to another in an associational framework—more akin to organizing a website.

 

Digital tools have also changed student writing by providing the ability to marry text and other media in ways that can often help them provide greater depth and texture to what they are trying to communicate.

 

“Writing isn’t just black marks on white paper. It’s full of sound, images, color,” Lunsford says. “I think that students today have an ability to use a combo of words and images. Words free up the images and the images free up the words so they’re both incredibly important but they are doing different things.”." 


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Becoming Your Own Expert—Teachers as Writers - National Writing Project

Becoming Your Own Expert—Teachers as Writers - National Writing Project | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it

In this 1985 piece, Tim Gillespie argues that teachers need to write so that their teaching of writing can be "based on knowledge we have earned ourselves. . . . We don't need to give up our curriculum to experts. We can just watch ourselves write."

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10 Effective High-Tech Ways to Teach Writing

10 Effective High-Tech Ways to Teach Writing | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it

Here, we offer just a few tech-focused ways to help students learn grammar, essay-writing, and why good writing is so important to their futures.


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How To Integrate Education Technology With Scaffolding - Edudemic

How To Integrate Education Technology With Scaffolding - Edudemic | Teaching, Sharing | Scoop.it

Imagine asking students to write a research paper without teaching them how to write an introduction, body and conclusion first..


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