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Free Technology for Teachers: SummarizeThis Quickly Summarizes Long Passages of Text

Free Technology for Teachers: SummarizeThis Quickly Summarizes Long Passages of Text | Hot Technology News | Scoop.it

"SummarizeThis is a free tool that summarizes the main point(s) of long articles that you find on the web. To use SummarizeThis you just copy and paste text into the summary box and click "summarize." A summary of the text then appears above the original text that you copied."


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Intriguing Networks's curator insight, December 3, 2013 3:35 AM

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Possibly not just for teachers, but if it works so well then maybe the authors might need to think again, 'brevity the soul of wit'

Phil Turner's curator insight, December 3, 2013 6:03 PM

This looks surprisingly effective (in my test of one article) ... and could be a useful first order tool for scanning large amounts of work.  Students might learn to summarise/paraphrase by looking carefully at how the results relate to the original text (if they can resist just cutting and pasting the new words).

Tracy Shaw's curator insight, December 10, 2013 6:58 PM

Here's a cool tool for teachers! Time saver. 

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25 Great Ways Schools Can Support Reading

25 Great Ways Schools Can Support Reading | Hot Technology News | Scoop.it
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In the age of the Common Core and its emphasis upon having students take on more challenging text, independent reading and student choice can easily take a back seat to the demands of increased rigor.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 30, 2013 3:01 PM

How many ways can you come up with to support reading in school? This post provides 25 ways to support independent reading. Chances are you already know some of these but you will probably find one or two new ideas in the lengthy list. Below are five. Click view to read the complete list.

* Create a “Caught Reading” Campaign that features Teachers as Readers.

* Host Book Clubs for Students and Parents.

* Sponsor a Young Author Conference.

* Encourage Students & Teachers to Write Book Reviews.

* Host a Mystery Check-Out Day.

Audrey's curator insight, December 2, 2013 6:12 PM

In addition schools can encourage story writing.  Have a look at storgy featured on www.hotmoodle.com