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LibraryBox - Free Content

LibraryBox - Free Content | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

LibraryBox is a self-contained digital resource sharing device. LibraryBox utilizes Free, Libre and Open Source software (FLOSS) to create mobile wireless file access networks where users can download digital content.


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Digital storytelling part 2 publishing

Slides for the second part of a workshop on applied storytelling, using writing exercises.
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Eleven Ways To Engage Reluctant Readers

Eleven Ways To Engage Reluctant Readers | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

"...one thing that seemed to work was an increase in motivation to read. I'm not entirely sure why this was the case, but I think it had to do with autonomy, choice, getting help with skills, critical thinking and high-interest texts. The following are eleven things that have worked for me..."


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Peter Carey: making it up as he goes along - The Guardian

Peter Carey: making it up as he goes along - The Guardian | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
The GuardianPeter Carey: making it up as he goes alongThe Guardian"I mean, I must have completely not fitted in, because I came from a predominantly lower middle/working-class town, where I thought we were rich, to Geelong Grammar, which was very...
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How to harness the learning power of a good display

How to harness the learning power of a good display | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Floating spaceships may be standard fodder in primary classrooms but today's blogger argues secondary teachers should not dismiss the learning potential of a great display...
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Best Apps for English Teachers

Best Apps for English Teachers | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
If you’re a teacher with an iPad, you’ve probably already discovered lots of fun apps, as well as a few that can boost your productivity. But did you know that several apps that can help you teach English language skills, reading and composition are also available? Here are some of the best apps for English teachers that we’ve found:
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Read Kiddo Read : the inside scoop on what kids really like to read

Read Kiddo Read : the inside scoop on what kids really like to read | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

"If you love detective novels, you have probably read some of James Patterson's Alex Cross or Women's Murder Club novels. If you have teens in the house, they might have read his Maximum Ride, Witch & Wizard or Daniel X books. His mysteries and thrillers have topped the best-seller lists for years. In fact, he holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for the most hardcover fiction best-selling titles by one author (63!).

The man is a writing powerhouse, and now, because he is so passionate about books and reading, this award-winning author has created a website recommending great books for kids."


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E-learning tools and resources for schools and education - Mind Map

E-learning tools and resources for schools and education - Mind Map | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
This is a collection of usefull web . and social media applications for anyone in education. I have tried them all and I have seen the potential in them. Now it is up to you and your imagination to use them in your teaching or when studying!
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Ruth Bass's curator insight, March 25, 2013 9:04 PM

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Great job Frédéric. Thanks
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Mishaps and Adventures: The Evolution of Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes Jacket

Mishaps and Adventures: The Evolution of Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes Jacket | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
How does a book jacket get created? Explains the ideas behind the design and the symbolism.
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Wondersay - Animate text with style

Wondersay - Animate text with style | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

With Wondersay, you can use any simple sentence or twitter account to generate a cool animation! Wondersayings are easy to create, customise and share. No software programs to download (it's all online), no sign-up or passwords (save them by copying the link), and all for free.


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CristinaSkyBox: Leaping into Online Publishing

CristinaSkyBox: Leaping into Online Publishing | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

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WELCOME TO READ QUICK BLOG ! » New 3-Step Method for Teaching Reading Fluency -- Unlike any other in American Education.

Strategies for teaching reading based on research.
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Draw a Stickman: Episode 2

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Draw a stickman and watch him come to life in this new stickman adventure! Great way to teach narrative!

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Sense, Sensibility and Sentences: Examining and Writing Memorable Lines

Sense, Sensibility and Sentences: Examining and Writing Memorable Lines | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Article by Shannon Doyne and Holly Epstein Ojalvo

 

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"This lesson plan is focused on the art of writing memorable sentences, and how descriptive language has been found to stimulate cognitive function. The writers of this blog post say students first should study their favorite sentences, discussing the qualities that make them great. They should then work in groups to paraphrase the sentences, comparing their new creations to the originals and discussing their own cognitive responses to each."


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Rooted in Reading - Secondary

An explanation of the Rooted in Reading project, featuring teachers and pupils from Lincolnshire secondary schools, Morris Gleitzman, the project patron, and...
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Freedom to Teach: Secondary English - Wish you were... analysing ...

Freedom to Teach: Secondary English - Wish you were... analysing ... | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Being able to comment on the effects of language choices is essential to achieving grade C and above in GCSE English. Nonetheless students often struggle with this, getting tangled up in knots listing any literary terms they ...
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School time, knowledge, and reading comprehension

School time, knowledge, and reading comprehension | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Last week I deplored the lack of time devoted to science in early elementary grades. Well, if kids aren't spending time on Science, what are they doing? They are spending a great deal of time on...
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wwwatanabe: iPads in Students Hands

wwwatanabe: iPads in Students Hands | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

How I see them used in the classrooms:

 

After Tony Vincent helped us get started, we've become more comfortable with using them, and we're at the point where we were figuring out new ways to use them.

Here were some of the examples I've seen in the classrooms recently:

 

1. Previewing nonfiction text in Title I using ShowMe app

 

Below was an example of how they were being used in Title I with Shelly Brossman. Shelly and I role played how to preview nonfiction text in this ShowMe video, created on the iPad in real time. Shelly then tried this with the students. They were completely engaged and paid more attention...


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Writing Prodigy or not, this is also about expectations, support and technology

Writing Prodigy or not, this is also about expectations, support and technology | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Mark Gleeson's reflections on the phenomenon of Adora Svitak, now 14 years old. At the age of 7, Adora was documented to have written 250,000 words as author of a number of books.

 

Gleeson details key factors he believes contribute to her success and, potentially, to most students:

 

1. Early support, genuine interest in the child's passions and communicating one's own passions by parents and teachers.

 

2. Technology plays its part. Don't fear it, embrace it.

 

3. Develop these qualities in all children: imagination, courage, curiosity, exploration, accceptance and learning from criticism, desire to better one's performance


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Learn about narrative on instaGrok.com

Learn about narrative on instaGrok.com | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
InstaGrok shows you a graphic of your search and allows you to see the nodes as separate links. You can see videos and images related to your initial search as well as definitions. Great for learners.
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visualising dialogue in Shakespeare's Macbeth | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

visualising dialogue in Shakespeare's Macbeth | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Using Gephi to visualise the flow of dialog between characters in the "Scottish Play" A clockwise arc from player 'A' to player 'B' means 'A' speaks their lines immediately before player 'B'.
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How data visualization promotes eLearning through effective story telling

How data visualization promotes eLearning through effective story telling | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
“It’s like you’re telling a story,” says Mayra Aixa Villar. “That’s why I find data visualization tools so fascinating.

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Three Innovative Ways to Get Students Talking

Three Innovative Ways to Get Students Talking | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
A Journey of Learning by Karen Barnstable...
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