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What Types of E-Books Are Best for Young Readers?

What Types of E-Books Are Best for Young Readers? | English World! | Scoop.it
Could e-books actually get in the way of reading? In a study looking at students’ use of e-books created with Apple’s iBooks Author software, the Schugars discovered that the young readers often skipped over the text altogether, engaging instead with the books’ interactive visual features.

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Do students retain more information from e-books or from traditional books? Some studies have shown that they retain more from traditional books but this post shares research that take stock of the features of e-books, noting that "the very “richness” of the multimedia environment that e-books provide—touted as their advantage over printed books—may actually overwhelm kids’ limited working memory, leading them to lose the thread of the narrative or to process the meaning of the story less deeply."

The post provides suggestions of books that provide multimedia that is beneficial as well as ways to effectively use ebooks with young children. 

malek's comment, April 17, 7:42 AM
Rich post on the distractions in ebooks for youngsters.
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Draw Mania

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This is a free app for iPad or iPhone that is great for revising vocabulary. It works a littl like pictionary, you have to draw images to represent words or guess words from images. You can play with friends or be teamed up against a random player. Great vocabulary tool.


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Writer Wednesdays: The Grammar Hit-List | Alisa A. Carter

Writer Wednesdays: The Grammar Hit-List | Alisa A. Carter | English World! | Scoop.it
Here are some irritating little grammar mistakes I see over and over when I'm editing. And sometimes when I'm writing (cringe!). Don't feel bad if you do them too — the English language is a quirky little booger!
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The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do.

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do. | English World! | Scoop.it
WRITE EVERY DAY
Writing is a muscle. Smaller than a hamstring and slightly bigger than a bicep, and it needs to be exercised to get stronger. Th...
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Grammarly - world's most accurate grammar checker and automated proofreader

Grammarly - world's most accurate grammar checker and automated proofreader | English World! | Scoop.it

This site has a very impressive grammar checker. It not only checks the accuracy of your grammar but also makes suggestions for possible improvements. It can really help to boost your confidence to use something like this before submitting papers etc. It also checks for plagiarism.


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Abilio 's comment, December 29, 2011 5:35 PM
It looks handy .
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The Lesson Cloud: English Language Arts

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Word Games | Play Free Word Games Online

Play free word games online and challenge your brain. Featuring the top word games collection, including word search, Hangman, crossword puzzles, and typing games!
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Create your video diary | Tools for Learners

Create your video diary | Tools for Learners | English World! | Scoop.it
One of the most difficult things to develop when you are alone is your speaking.
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Knoword

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Knoword is a game of quick thinking, smart decisions and great words. It focuses on teaching and advocating proper spelling habits, as well as good observational, analytical and typing skills. What makes Knoword different from all the other fun word games out there is that it's actually fun! With its fast-paced, addictive gameplay and a competitive and comprehensive player ranking system , Knoword pushes the limits on contemporary puzzle games and provides its players with a truly rewarding experience.


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Word Dynamo

Word Dynamo | English World! | Scoop.it

Excellent vocabulary revision tool. You can select from various word lists and play different word games to revise the words. You can also create your own word lists.


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Demibooks® Composer for iPad

Demibooks® Composer for iPad | English World! | Scoop.it

This is an interesting free app for the iPad which enables you to create interactive books


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Dan Awesome's Rage Maker

Dan Awesome's Rage Maker | English World! | Scoop.it

This is a simple tool for creating comics. It's great for developing simple stories and doesn't requite any login or registration.


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4 Steps to Better Writers

4 Steps to Better Writers | English World! | Scoop.it
Clarity. It is what we long for when we travel through a student's essay. Yet our struggling writers make us wander through a cluttered maze of thoughts, leading to dead ends.

We want an awareness o

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VocabularySpellingCity App

VocabularySpellingCity App | English World! | Scoop.it

The VocabularySpellingCity app has word games, vocabulary games, and spelling games from the popular SpellingCity website. This is a great free app for lower levels to develop their spelling and vocabulary. Lots of audio support and interactive games.


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Be still my grammar heart.. | Three Musings

I've been dabbling with Jeff Anderson's strategies of teaching grammar within the context of the first sentence of a piece of literature. I purposely choose. “Where's Papa going with that ax? said Fern to her mother as they were ...
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Writability: Writing Quickly: A Secret Strategy

Writability: Writing Quickly: A Secret Strategy | English World! | Scoop.it
RT: Writing Quickly: A Secret Strategy http://t.co/mcdQVntA via @Ava_Jae...
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Merriam-Webster's Vocabulary Quiz

Merriam-Webster's Vocabulary Quiz | English World! | Scoop.it

Merriam-Webster provides a free online dictionary, thesaurus, audio pronunciations, Word of the Day, word games, and other English language resources.

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Ya gotta know the grammar and writing rules before you can break ‘em

Ya gotta know the grammar and writing rules before you can break ‘em | English World! | Scoop.it
There are two schools of thought when it comes to grammar and writing. The first declares that “good” writing is defined by slavish adherence to grammar – that all a writer has to do is learn...
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JustTheWord | Tools for Learners

JustTheWord | Tools for Learners | English World! | Scoop.it
This is a great tool for researching collocations. Just type in the word you want and it will show you a range of words that commonly collocate with it. You can also click through to examples.
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Soungle: Sound Search Engine; Royalty Free Sound Effects

Soungle: Sound Search Engine; Royalty Free Sound Effects | English World! | Scoop.it

 is a free site that allows users to easily find and search sound effects and musical instruments samples along our huge online library. Every sound downloaded from our database is completely free.

 

Also Enjoy:

http://www.findsounds.com/


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Create your own radio show

Create your own radio show | English World! | Scoop.it

Interesting website that lets you create quite complex online radio broadcasts. Live or pre-recorded. Great project.


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Synonyms | Synonym-Finder.com

Synonyms | Synonym-Finder.com | English World! | Scoop.it

A very useful tool for increasng your vocabulary and improving your writing skills.


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Phrasr

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Illustrate sentences using Flickr images. A great way to help remember sentences, idioms and new vocabulary.


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GraphWords.com - Visualize words!

GraphWords.com - Visualize words! | English World! | Scoop.it

This is a really nice visual thesaurus. It enables you to create spidergrams of word relationships and save them as images.


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