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10 Quick Ways To Become A Better Reader | Edudemic

10 Quick Ways To Become A Better Reader | Edudemic | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Some very useful tips on improving reading comprehension.

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Why can’t kids search? 10 tips to develop better search skills.

Why can’t kids search?  10 tips to develop better search skills. | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Just recently, in a post here on NovaNews: 10 skills every student should learn,  I blogged about the importance of students being taught Information Literacy skills: Being able to fluently use te...
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Prophets of Science Fiction : Science Channel

Prophets of Science Fiction : Science Channel | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Prophets of Science Fiction explores how the great minds of Science Fiction imagined our future, in turn, made their fantasies reality.
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4 iPad Applications For Writers

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The following article provides a description of four good apps for writing on the iPad. Each has different features to suit your different tastes.

 

If you’re a writer, the iPad has a plethora of applications available for all of your creative, scholarly and professional needs. 

 

Each has different features to suit your different tastes.

In addition, all of them sync to Dropbox, a free online sharing service for all kinds of documents, photos and videos:


1. A Novel Idea - http://bit.ly/JeQRN9 ;

Designed for both iPhone and iPad

For plotting your story and recording bursts of inspiration

2. Clean Writer - http://bit.ly/JeT3Ev ;

Distraction-free editor

3. iA Writer - http://bit.ly/JeUT8q ;

Designed for both iPhone and iPad

Helping writers focus without any distractions

4. Writing Kit - http://bit.ly/JeYhjB ;

Built-in browser and an amazing plethora of tools

This one is well-worth the $4.99 cost


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The Graphic Canon, Vol. 1: From the Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons | Graphic Novel Reporter

The Graphic Canon, Vol. 1: From the Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons | Graphic Novel Reporter | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

"The Graphic Canon (Seven Stories Press) is a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind trilogy that brings classic literatures of the world together with legendary graphic artists and illustrators. There are more than 130 illustrators represented and 190 literary works over three volumes—many newly commissioned, some hard to find—reinterpreted here for readers and collectors of all ages." This is a must-have!


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Chip Kidd: Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is

http://www.ted.com Chip Kidd doesn't judge books by their cover, he creates covers that embody the book -- and he does it with a wicked sense of humor. In on...
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1984 comic

Comic book adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece. Two chapters available for download at the moment.


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Sonya Hartnett's new book for children

Sonya Hartnett's new book for children | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Two Most Important Children She heard it: footsteps in the dark. Cecily Lockwood, aged recently twelve, quailed in the darkness beneath her bed and listened to the steps coming closer.
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1000 novels everyone must read: the definitive list

1000 novels everyone must read: the definitive list | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Selected by the Guardian's Review team and a panel of expert judges, this list includes only novels – no memoirs, no short stories, no long poems – from any decade and in any language. So here's the challenge....how many can you do?
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Home - Fiction Express

Home - Fiction Express | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Gripping, interactive e-books delivered in weekly episodes. Readers decide the plot through a weekly vote. Chapters written in real time.
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How to Use Comic Life in the Classroom

How to Use Comic Life in the Classroom | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Great article from MacInstruct on using and creating comics in the classroom. Useful list of references to follow up.


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Free Online MIT Course Materials for High School | Write Better | MIT OpenCourseWare

Free Online MIT Course Materials for High School | Write Better | MIT OpenCourseWare | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
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Freedom to Teach: Secondary English - Obeying the Command Words

Command words are important for good exam techniques. Here are some good teaching ideas that use them to help students do better in exams.
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Course Hero | Study Guides, Lecture Notes, Flashcards, Practice Exams, Lecture Videos | The best way to expand your education

Course Hero | Study Guides, Lecture Notes, Flashcards, Practice Exams, Lecture Videos | The best way to expand your education | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

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Boys and girls are different, and that's just fine. ~ Boys Do Read

Boys and girls are different, and that's just fine. ~ Boys Do Read | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

"One of the most common arguments that I read in the comments section of blogs that discuss boys and reading is that boys ought to be reading the same stuff as girls. That there is no need for there to be a distinction between good "Boy" books and good "Girl" books. That there is no reason to design a cover to appeal to one gender or the other because those opinions are merely "social pressure" creating and forcing gender roles on the poor kids."


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Proofread Backwards

Proofread Backwards | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
If your résumé sports typos, what's the potential employer going to think? That you're suddenly going to pay more attention to detail once you get the job? Probably not.
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How to Create a Portfolio with Evernote

How to Create a Portfolio with Evernote | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Teacher Rob Van Nood's comprehensive instructions on using Evernote:

When I first started researching options, I was coming across a lot of companies that were really expensive, charging a lot for each student’s use. I also knew that we needed an app for mobile devices that would make it easy to capture and document paperwork and I wasn’t finding that in most of the tools I was evaluating. Evernote was free, had an app for virtually every device, and we could get started right away.


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Evidence-based practices for teaching writing

Evidence-based practices for teaching writing | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

By Amy Gillespie and Steve Graham

 

"The list of recommendations presented below is based on scientific studies of students in grades 4–12. The strategies for teaching writing are listed according to the magnitude of their effects. Practices with the strongest effects are listed first.... All of the strategies are potentially useful, and we encourage teachers to use a combination of strategies to best meet the needs of their students."


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Intel Education: An Innovation Odyssey: Story Finder

Searchable database of classroom ideas for integrating technology.
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Interactive eBook Apps: The Reinvention of Reading and Interactivityi

Interactive eBook Apps: The Reinvention of Reading and Interactivityi | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
The invention of the tablet PC has created a new medium for book publishing. Interactive books are everywhere, and have revolutionized the way people consume the printed word.
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Using Video to Express Deeper Understanding from "Low-Achieving" Students

Using Video to Express Deeper Understanding from "Low-Achieving" Students | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Educational researcher Ozlem Sensoy from SFU  research has shown that low-achieving Grade 7 students at one suburban Vancouver school blossom when given an assignment to use video to express their concepts of racism, sexism, classism and gender discrimination. 

Sensoy put it this way: "We might be really good at teaching kids to use forks, and some students get As for fork use, but not all kids are good with forks. It showed we need traditional high achievers and low achievers to use a multitude of skills."


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