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Making Writing about Fiction “Authentic” | Powerful Learning Practice

Making Writing about Fiction “Authentic” | Powerful Learning Practice | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Rachel Small, a 5th grade teacher in New Hamphsire, chronicles her struggles with mandated, rubric-driven, writing responses to fiction and how they contribute, in her view, to limiting (rather than expanding) students' writing.

 

She offers some alternatives that she believes open students up to writing more authentically, for a real audience. -JL


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Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge

Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

A great spelling resource from the Oxford English Dictionary. Listen to words and try to spell them at three levels of difficulty. Choose between British and US spelling. Play full screen at http://j.mp/HBnIw6

 

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Blog Post: The Dystopian Timeline to The Hunger Games [INFOGRAPHIC]

Blog Post: The Dystopian Timeline to The Hunger Games [INFOGRAPHIC] | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Dystopian fiction is more popular than it has been in more than 50 years. Whether it's the result of political turmoil, global financial crises, or other an...
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Diving Into The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour

Diving Into The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

It is a good time to be a fan of the boy wizard right now. Earlier in the week, the eBook versions of all seven Harry Potter novels were finally made available through the pottermore.com website, and this weekend the doors of The Making of Harry Potter studio tour will at last be opened...

 

For those who can't be there, an in-depth look at the new Harry Potter Studio Tour.


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The 5 Levels of Digital Storytelling | Digital Play

The 5 Levels of Digital Storytelling | Digital Play | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Tips and web resources for each level of storytelling


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How creative use of the Guardian's three little pigs advert inspired open journalism by six year-olds

How creative use of the Guardian's three little pigs advert inspired open journalism by six year-olds | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
A primary teacher explains how she used the Guardian ad to explore a more holistic approach to this term's topic...
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How to Ask a Smart Question

How to Ask a Smart Question | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

By S. Snyder

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"The title of this essay is "How to Ask a Smart Question" and I have tried to lay out some general guidelines and pitfalls to avoid when you pose questions to gain a greater understanding. I wish I could tell you that asking such questions comes easily; it doesn't. Rather, it's an intellectual habit or a disciplined way of thinking that you can only learn by doing. After all, an expert can give you pointers on shooting a free throw or hitting a golf ball, but you only get good at it with practice."


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A Tour of High-Quality Open Education Resources (OER) for Writing

A Tour of High-Quality Open Education Resources (OER) for Writing | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Blogger Todd Finley leads an engaging tour of open education resources for any teacher who wants his or her students to be better writers.
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State Library of Victoria

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The State Library of Victoria is the major reference and research library in Victoria, Australia, responsible for collecting and preserving Victoria's documentary heritage and making it available online, and through a range of services and programs.
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Tiki-Toki | Beautiful web-based timeline software

Tiki-Toki | Beautiful web-based timeline software | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

From the website:

 

"TikiToki is a web app that makes it dead easy for people to create interactive multimedia timelines in their browsers. Images, text and even videos (YouTube, Vimeo and AVIs) can be embedded in TikiToki timelines.

 

"The timelines created by TikiToki can be shared with families, friends and business contacts, and if you haved signed up with one of our paid-for accounts, you can also embed your timelines on your own blog or website."


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iLearn Technology » You Are Your Words

iLearn Technology »  You Are Your Words | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

The American Heritage Dictionary has a new webtool YOU ARE YOUR WORDS that lets students create a self-portrait using their words. Students can link to places where they have already written (Facebook or Twitter) or write something unique specifically for their portrait. The unique image can be shared, saved and printed.

Check it out here: http://www.youareyourwords.com/


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Use Google Docs to Facilitate a Digital Writer's Workshop ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Use Google Docs to Facilitate a Digital Writer's Workshop ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
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When will iBooks become the norm in schools?

When will iBooks become the norm in schools? | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

"There has been a push to replace books in the educational arena for some time now. This push hasn’t been in Washington or school board meeting rooms even though they are happening there as well. The big push is happening in the minds of students who are growing increasingly tablet-savvy and almost “spoiled” to the point that paper-products are old, almost archaic."

There is an infographic with this article that looks at the ongoing debate called 'Can Apple Do It Again? How Apple's iBooks will change the way we iLearn."


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[Transmedia] Interview With Caitlin Burns, Part II

[Transmedia] Interview With Caitlin Burns, Part II | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Meant To Be Seen (MTBS) interviews Caitlin Burns about Battle Castle: "If you will forgive the pun, I understand you are going to go Medieval on our as*"...


Part I of this interview can be found here.


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Lightning Bug - Write a story from beginning to end

Lightning Bug - Write a story from beginning to end | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Lightning Bug is THE writing companion for young authors. Helping you to write a story from beginning to THE END.
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Book Guide

Book Guide | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Reader's Feast Bookstore publishes seasonal book guides. Written by the managers they include reviews and are available online as well as in store.
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 58 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 58 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

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25 Things You Should Know About Storytelling

25 Things You Should Know About Storytelling | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

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Free Technology for Teachers: Thanks to Ken Shelton My Slides Have Improved

Free Technology for Teachers: Thanks to Ken Shelton My Slides Have Improved | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
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Free Digital Storytelling Resource Kit

Free Digital Storytelling Resource Kit | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
The Digital Storytelling Resource Kit includes articles, lessons, and samples to help you begin using digital storytelling in the classroom.

 

You can downlaod the resource kit freely from Tech4Learning.

 


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projeqt - dynamic presentations for a real-time world

projeqt - dynamic presentations for a real-time world | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

From the website

"With Projeqt, your presentations never remain static. Pull in live tweets or blog feeds, insert an interactive map, add audio notes or stream videos. Let your presentations be as dynamic as you are."

 

Projeqt is an alternative to PowerPoint, Keynote, and Prezi. I like it better than all 3 because it lives on the web and is device agnostic. Basically, it's a cool way to tell digital stories that overcomes some of the linear limitations of PP and KN, while not making viewers dizzy like Prezi can. Built in HTML5, so it's future friendly.

 

It's simple to use and can integrate all types of media easily, while incorporating layering of presentations (stacks) and the ability to pull in live feeds including live tweets or blog posts.

 

Honored as one of the the best Web Services and Applications by the 2011 Webbys  and as an Interactive Awards Finalist at SXSW 2012. Do check it out. -JL

 


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