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100 images for visual brainstorming

100 images that can inspire you when you are brainstorming about new products or services.

Via Paula Barroca, Ken Morrison, Sandra Mason, Louise Robinson-Lay, Jim Lerman
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Love the rainbow of colored post-its.

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Ken Morrison's comment, September 29, 2012 9:43 PM
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Sandra Mason's curator insight, January 10, 2013 4:09 AM

Great images, thought provoking.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 10, 2013 6:49 PM

A handy visual resource.

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Presentation Rules using Visual Storytelling to sell Big Ideas

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Article discussing ideas from the book Brain Rules on the impact of our visual perception on sales presentations (Presentation Rules using Visual Storytelling to sell Big Ideas http://t.co/Pn8Vpw7g)...

Via Karen Dietz, Heiko Idensen, Jim Lerman
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Karen Dietz's comment, January 4, 2013 12:19 PM
LOL Billy! In that case it becomes a story trigger -- a word or image that triggers a known story in the mind of the listener.
Karen Dietz's comment, January 4, 2013 12:19 PM
Yes, I loved that point too Outi!
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 27, 2013 4:50 PM

Some interesting ideas on how to tell a visual story and make your presentations more memorable.

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20 Tips for Writing Lovable Romance Novel Heroes | The Creative ...

20 Tips for Writing Lovable Romance Novel Heroes | The Creative ... | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it

Romance writer Danielle Steel is one of the highest paid authors in the world, topping $35 million in 2011, with Nicholas Sparks not far behind. I'm not a romance writer or reader but I am keen for the genre to be represented ...


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Web Writing Advice, Strategy and Tips for Everyone

Web Writing Advice, Strategy and Tips for Everyone | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it

We communicate what we do, what we’re qualified to do and even who we are through the digital medium. Content Strategist Stephanie McGrath covers tips and tricks for writing for the web.


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Can Texting Develop Other Writing Skills?

Can Texting Develop Other Writing Skills? | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it

As more schools begin allowing students to bring their own devices and actually use them in class, the debate around the value of “digital writing” — texting, taking notes on mobile devices, tweeting, etc. — is heating up.

Some educators (and even a linguistic expert) believe kids who text are exercising a different, additional muscle when texting, writing, and note-taking — and that skill is actually adding to a student’s growing and changing repertoire.  Mindshft.


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What Online Tools Work for Teaching Language Arts?

What Online Tools Work for Teaching Language Arts? | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Growing excitement around technology’s potential to transform the classroom has the education community chattering about laptops, tablets and smartphones. Continue reading →

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 4, 2013 6:13 PM

Kidblog and Collaborize Classroom are two tools that work for me in language arts and book clubs.  What works for you?

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 4, 2013 8:09 PM

It was word processing that pulled me into technology.  I recall many English teachers telling me that word processing was going to ruin writing. 


And so it goes....

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How to Change Telling into Showing

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Kath here. Please welcome guest poster Jessica Bell to WU today. Jessica is the author of Show & Tell in a Nutshell: Demonstrated Transitions from Telling to Showing. We asked her to guest with...
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To often we tell students to show don't tell--but don't really explain how to do that.

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Storytelling 101: What Makes a Good Story?

This was originally published on the Limelight Networks Blog as part of my day-to-day responsibilities as the Sr. Director of Marketing Strategy.

 

Storytelling is the future of digital marketing, plain and simple. If you aren’t on board yet, you are living in the past and each day you are “advertising” your products instead of “storytelling” about your business is another day your competitors are getting ahead of you. But before we jump into some ideas about what makes a good story, let’s look at the evolving digital marketer.


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10 Tips for Better Lyric Writing

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10 Tips for Better Lyric Writing

Written by Robin Yukiko - August 14th 2012


There are as many lyric-writing styles as there are genres.
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A Creative Life: Finding Your Creativity and Making Time to Create

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If you've followed along with me on my blog, Live Renewed, for any length of time you'll know that I consider myself an un-crafty mama. What this means to me is that I don't have a natural ...

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Celebration of ART | WorldWalkings

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A reminder to take the time to play and create--and silence the voices that tell us we cannot or should not.

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Grammar Girl : The Rules of Story :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

Grammar Girl : The Rules of Story :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™ | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
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The seven things our brains look for in a story--and it isn't all about the writing.

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If You Teach or Write 5-Paragraph Essays--Stop It!

If You Teach or Write 5-Paragraph Essays--Stop It! | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Part I: Introduction–What inspired my argumentative response?
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StoryWeaver

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Andrei is a passionate collector & broadcaster of old and new tales - sharing them for the purpose...

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, January 14, 2013 7:02 PM

This guy does a great job of using Facebook to share powerful stories.  He is worth liking so that you can get some good stories in your newsfeed.  I don't read them all, but I like the ones that I have read over the past few months.

Ken

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Book Report Rubric

Guidelines/rubric for teachers marking book reports.  From Midlink Magazine.


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HandWriting Mail - new technology for an old practice

If you long for the days of a handwritten letter, then perhaps this app is for you. Send simple handwritten emails. It also acts as a good handwriting practi...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
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Interesting idea for teaching handwriting to the digital generation.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 13, 2013 12:56 PM

Awesome tool for students who struggle with holding a pencil.  

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How Texting Is Changing Your Grammar

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Now that text talk is widely accepted as a legitimate form of communication, we are left wondering: Will text talk become our main form of communication in the future? Will the widespread use of text talk negatively impact the way we communicate? Or are we engaged in the creation of a colorful new language every time we text?


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David's curator insight, January 4, 2013 1:24 PM

My thoughts:

This article talks about how texting and the new media age may not be as bad of a thing as it is hyped up to be. They have done studies that show the pros and cons. This article shows how although we are using shortcuts to write it is just a way of us adapting; yet people still continue to use proper grammar more often than not.

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How Is Google Like Poetry? Let Me Autocomplete the Ways

How Is Google Like Poetry? Let Me Autocomplete the Ways | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
This Tumblr documents autocompleted poetry on your Google Search page.

Via Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
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This is great! Made me laugh with the "This is quite an alternative to the story of the birds and the bees."

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A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/xrDuDaJm

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An extensive list with a lot of great resources. Some are more comicbook orientated and some more slideshow style. There is also some audio podcast tools. Great stuff.

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Susan's curator insight, April 15, 2013 3:03 AM

Tell a story using the tool that works for you!

Jeeyoung Min's curator insight, September 23, 2013 2:02 AM

Powerful digital multimedia tools make a classroom much more dynamic.

Annika Hultén's curator insight, May 17, 2:57 PM
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27 Ways To Be More Creative

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3748 Thanks! An error occurred! Who doesn’t want to be more creative? Well, today we’re going to give you a list of 27 ways to be more creative in all aspects of your life. Let’s ...

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Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius.
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Nurture YOUR genius.

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There Are A Lot Of Quotes About Creativity, Here’s One That’s Actually Useful

There Are A Lot Of Quotes About Creativity, Here’s One That’s Actually Useful | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
From Ira Glass.

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Sarah McElrath's insight:

I like the reminder that not everything will be good. You need to keep going, keep producing in order to find the gems.

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stan stewart's curator insight, January 24, 2013 10:38 AM

Read it and see if you agree (or not).

stan stewart's comment, January 27, 2013 10:11 PM
Thanks for the re-scoop, Sarah!
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Creative Catalysts

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By Gail McMeekin

We know we are creative beings. Yet, we are also well aware that sometimes our creativity stalls, plays tricks on us, or appears to have vanished completely.

It is at those moments that we need to reconnect with our vitality around our creative process or project and leverage our inspirational powers to stimulate our ability to make new connections.

The following tips are meant to arouse your natural creative gifts so you can surmount those obstacles in your journey and achieve maximum potential.


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How to Write a Quality Comment!

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Helpful tips on how to write quality comments on blogs or other online media. Could be used for inperson comments as well--like in writing groups.

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7 Ways to Use Brain Science to Hook Readers

7 Ways to Use Brain Science to Hook Readers | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
If you want to hook readers and reel them in, use brain science. Successful writers know how to use stories to trigger an emotional response.
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