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Digital Storytelling with the iPad

Digital Storytelling with the iPad | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

How to use the iPad to create digital stories


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Books are roads to anywhere!

Books are roads to anywhere! | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
The launch of the National Year of Reading is just around the corner (Feb 14) !  Get Reading!

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Wording - bab.la

Wording - bab.la | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

This is a great site to help you with prepositions and sentence structure. Just type in the beginning of the sentence and it will offer you options for the next word in the sentence.


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Discovering How to Learn Smarter~ Carol Dweck's Brainology

Discovering How to Learn Smarter~ Carol Dweck's Brainology | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

This article is about how teachers in many schools in the D.C. area are foregoing empty praise of the “Good job!” variety, in favor of giving students solid information that will do them some real good. That information concerns how their brains work and how their intelligence and skills develop, and it’s knowledge that should be made available to every child in the country. Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck conducted the groundbreaking research showing that praise intended to raise young people’s self-esteem can seriously backfire.


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For Better for Verse | Kubla Khan

For Better for Verse | Kubla Khan | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Allowing students to work online with various classic poems. I thougth it was absolutely fantastic.

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How to Cure Dyslexia: Part 3 - The New American

How to Cure Dyslexia: Part 3 - The New American | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
How to Cure Dyslexia: Part 3The New AmericanIn my last column I stressed the need for the adult, self-teaching reader to be able to break up multisyllabic words into their syllables, so that the reader could see the phonetic structure of the word.
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Novels: On Location - 178 Novels/206 Locations

A Google-Maps/Amazon mash-up for finding books that take place where you're traveling. Search the map and make your next destination come alive!
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Links: Argument as Action, Writing Assignments, Break Writing ...

Links: Argument as Action, Writing Assignments, Break Writing ... | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Lucy Ferriss mentions the University of Chicago sentence generator (which I discussed here) and then evaluates some of the pitfalls of academic writing. I particularly like her decision to direct attention away from jargon ...
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Five Great iPad Apps to Replace PowerPoint

Five Great iPad Apps to Replace PowerPoint | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Here are the top five iPad apps that can serve as PowerPoint alternatives.


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Daily Writing Tips

Daily Writing Tips | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Daily articles on grammar, spelling, misused words, punctuation, fiction writing, freelance writing and more! Many ideas for quick writing exercises for class.


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The World Celebrates Dickens’s 200th Birthday on 7 February | Dickens 2012

The World Celebrates Dickens’s 200th Birthday on 7 February | Dickens 2012 | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
  The Prince of Wales andThe Duchess of Cornwall visit the Charles Dickens Museum and attend Wreathlaying Ceremony at Westminster Abbey Wreathlaying Ceremony features readings from actor Ralph Fiennes and author Claire Tomalin British Council‘s 24...
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History of the English Language (1943)

History of the English Language acts as an excellent layman's introduction to the origins of one of the most common languages on the planet, demonstrating ho..." for Australian teachers this is great for the Language strand of the new National Curriculum for year 10.


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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
I've been meaning to read this for a while, and downloaded a digital copy from the school library. Then I sat and read it that day.  Collins has done a terrific job here in creating the latest big...
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AudioLiterate | Free Audiobooks | The best site for streaming and downloadable free audiobooks

AudioLiterate | Free Audiobooks | The best site for streaming and downloadable free audiobooks | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
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iLibrarian » 5 Free Online Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

iLibrarian » 5 Free Online Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

This is a good reiew of tools for designing your own infographic. I'm creating one right now so will be checking this out. Thanks!


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Hogs Back Books Blog: Grammar geek

Hogs Back Books Blog: Grammar geek | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Well into my 20s, I certainly had little idea of grammatical structure, despite studying two foreign languages at school and English literature to degree level.
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Teaching Dickens is all a question of timing - The Guardian (blog)

Teaching Dickens is all a question of timing - The Guardian (blog) | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)Teaching Dickens is all a question of timingThe Guardian (blog)When I was 12, in my second year at the co-ed state grammar school I attended, our class reader was David Copperfield.
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Flipping/Blending/Disrupting the Classroom with Online Video ...

Flipping/Blending/Disrupting the Classroom with Online Video ... | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Blending Education. With advances in video-capture technology and the introduction of more affordable mobile devices, many teachers are changing the nature of their instruction using online videos. Some are even “flipping” ...
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If iBooks Author Is Overkill For Your Simple eBook Project, Try Book Creator For iOS Instead

If iBooks Author Is Overkill For Your Simple eBook Project, Try Book Creator For iOS Instead | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Apple’s new iBooks Author application for Mac is an impressive piece of work... it’s still quite a lengthy and complicated process to produce a book with it. It was designed for the creation of textbooks. So what if you want to make a shorter, simpler ebook?


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Reading a book 'adds a year to children's education'

Reading a book 'adds a year to children's education' | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

"Schoolchildren will be encouraged to “have a book on the go” at all times as part of a national competition to improve childhood literacy."

 


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Chopsticks is a Nonlinear Read with Peerless Design — iPad App Review | PadGadget

Chopsticks is a Nonlinear Read with Peerless Design — iPad App Review | PadGadget | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
emailprintChopsticks is a multi-sensory book app for iOS that commands its reader’s undivided attention.
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The app’s patchwork format is reminiscent of films such as Memento or Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Chopsticks‘ remarkable form dwarfs its plot, however, which became more predictable as the story unfolded. I’d love to see a future collaboration between Anthony and Corral that taps into the potential this form has for taking the reader somewhere beyond where the printed word alone can go.  The promise of intellectual adventure created by Chopsticks’ format added a layer of excitement to the process of reading. Perhaps in the future the pair will continue
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Dudes with books

The Tuzzy Consortium Library has partnered with Fred Ipalook Elementary School to kick off another season of guys reading in Barrow. The program invites men from the community to come and read to the fourth-grade boys during their lunch period.
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“Old” skills for a new century - The Stenhouse Blog

“Old” skills for a new century - The Stenhouse Blog | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Are we teaching oral language skills? This article discusses this and their importance for the communication skills of students.

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How to Manage an Online Student Discussion

How to Manage an Online Student Discussion | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

"The concept of blended learning has gone viral on the Internet and in classrooms. For those who aren’t familiar, blended learning is a method that takes traditional in-class teaching and interlaces it with an online element. The beautiful thing about blended learning is that it prepares students to be a digital citizen, which is a must-have skill in a society full of technology. One vital element to digital citizenship, and what is considered to be a 21st century skill, is the ability to communicate effectively. To be a great conversationalist, students must learn the ability to participate in deep, authentic discussions, and learning to do so online is just as important as face-to-face dialogue."

 

Author of this post, Paul Smith, offers some thoughts and ideas of how to get authentic student discussion going online.


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