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Grammarman Comic for ESL/EFL

Grammarman Comic for ESL/EFL | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Index page for Grammarman Comic - the home of the ESL EFL grammar superhero, and his friends Alpha-bot and Syntax.

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Tsisana Palmer 's curator insight, July 8, 11:26 AM

Peruse this site and you will find great activities for a variety of levels. I found one on conditionals - can't wait to teach that subject again:) 

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Venn Diagram - Interactive Tool

Venn Diagram - Interactive Tool | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

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How Tablets Are Powering The Future Of Storytelling

How Tablets Are Powering The Future Of Storytelling | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, June 29, 11:41 PM

Tablets are in the hands of every child and young adult across much of the planet. Children's and young adult storytellers take not.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 30, 1:58 AM

Because one way or another... they are. Sooo, let's see how.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, July 2, 3:46 PM

First drafts from now on are done on my iPad. This is a personal shift.

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Write About This

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An iPad app designed to encourage creative writing as well as prompting narrative and opinion pieces. The app includes 125 interesting images and 375 text + voice prompts.

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Great new way to spark writing in students!

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, June 28, 1:10 PM

App for encouraging creative writing. 

Joann McRell's curator insight, July 1, 10:02 PM

Prewrite activity

faezams's curator insight, July 4, 11:20 PM

Using a multi litearcies approach to creative writing

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Student Digital Portfolios: Redefining Assessment with iPads & Google Apps - Indiana Jen

Student Digital Portfolios: Redefining Assessment with iPads & Google Apps - Indiana Jen | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
The first session of day two that I am attending is "Student Digital Portfolios: Redefining Assessment with iPads and Google Apps" by Holly Clark. You can view the slides from her presentation here...

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 9, 12:19 AM

Digital portfolios and Google docs!

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, February 14, 8:08 AM

I love this graphic for senior capstone projects.

Kathy Silvas's curator insight, March 1, 12:02 PM

What a great and informative "session" on digital portfolios and students' "digital citizenship" -- redefined.

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Storytelling's Periodic Table: A Great Tool to Play With

Storytelling's Periodic Table: A Great Tool to Play With | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
You probably won't recognize these storytelling elements from creative writing class.

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Sieg Holle's curator insight, February 14, 2:31 PM

Cure for writers cramp......

Jennifer Gandarias's curator insight, February 15, 7:42 PM

This infographic would be a hit in creative writing class

David Baker's curator insight, March 20, 12:43 PM

What a great support to deepen writing practice for students as they learn to identify different roles, ideas and structures in their reading and use it in their writing

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2013 Year's Best: Nonfiction and Historical Fiction Graphic Novels for Kids and Classrooms

2013 Year's Best: Nonfiction and Historical Fiction Graphic Novels for Kids and Classrooms | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Reflecting on 2013, I thought I'd share my favorite non-fiction and historical fiction kids' grapic novels with you, hoping you'll find ways of incorporating them in your homes, libraries, and classrooms. For those of you interested in a wider reading list, I have also included links by other librarians, educators, and graphic novel aficionados who have listed their 2013 favorites as well. I've included a few outstanding "honorable mentions" in fiction (I just couldn't resist sharing them with you).


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Comprehension and Reading Strategies - home

Comprehension and Reading Strategies - home | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

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Ross Edwards's curator insight, August 15, 2013 2:16 AM

Comprehension startegies

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Common Core in Action: Narrative Writing

Common Core in Action: Narrative Writing | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
There is a panic amongst writing teachers that is based on the myth that our baby, narrative writing, is shunned by the Common Core standards. I'm here to encourage everyone to take a deep breath an

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Jennifer Hurley-Coughlin's curator insight, November 17, 2013 12:28 PM

Interesting take on narrative...especially hyperlinking

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Book Review: Grades 9 & Up Fiction | January 2014

Book Review: Grades 9 & Up Fiction | January 2014 | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Laurie Halse Anderson's eagerly anticipated new novel, The Impossible Knife of Memory tops our Grades 9 & Up Fiction reviews and earns a Star.

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BJ Neary's curator insight, January 5, 3:55 PM

I am defintiely getting these books on my Kindle!

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These Scientists Studied Why Internet Stories Go Viral. You Won't Believe What They Found

These Scientists Studied Why Internet Stories Go Viral. You Won't Believe What They Found | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

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Nathalie Gloudemans-Voogd's curator insight, January 6, 8:36 AM

"It's one thing to understand the emotions that compel a person to click. It's another thing entirely to produce them."

Sónia Laima's curator insight, January 6, 9:16 AM

Magic! 

CIM Academy's curator insight, January 13, 8:19 AM

Emotion, emotion, emotion....... if it helps stories go viral, then that endorses what advertisers have known for a while.

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7 Excellent Free Blended Learning Resources – Understanding the Whys and Hows of Mixed Mode Instruction

7 Excellent Free Blended Learning Resources – Understanding the Whys and Hows of Mixed Mode Instruction | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

A set of Powerful Resources and Tools to Help Educators Understand Why Blended Learning is Vital and How to Develop or Improve Your Approach to it.


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SAMR Through the Lens of the Common Core

SAMR Through the Lens of the Common Core | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Explore ways to use Google Docs and more flexible digital tools to compact the crowded plate.


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Elena Orlova's curator insight, December 9, 2013 3:55 AM

Google для образования

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The Complete Über-Geek's Guide to Reading Online

The Complete Über-Geek's Guide to Reading Online | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

"Healthy online reading habits require constant gardening. Every Internet company provides us a little plot to tend for, and that’s how they keep our attention where they want it. But the soil is pretty gross in most of them, and the seeds are tightly regulated. If we want to read healthily, we have to build our own info gardens.

The most important gardening task is deciding what to plant — that is, what sources to read — and that’s a personal choice. The topics, tone, and perspective of your information sources are for you to determine. But the bulk of the work is in building and tending the garden, and this guide will suggest some tools and methods to help. And with the gardening work out of the way, you’ll spend most of your time cooking, eating, and sharing. That’s the delicious part, and this guide will offer my best recipes."


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, December 2, 2013 8:22 PM

Succinct, relevant, practical tips on online literacy skills from a skilled infotention practitioner.

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An Attempt to Create Student-Authors, Through Technology

An Attempt to Create Student-Authors, Through Technology | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Teachers at the ISTE 2014 conference experimented with a tool that could allow students to "create" books loaded with photos, graphic, animation, and other features.
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Transmedia Playbook from Transmedia Storyteller

Transmedia Playbook from Transmedia Storyteller | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

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Transmedia interactive, inspiring storytelling

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, June 28, 12:33 AM


Robert Pratten:  "The purpose of the book is to stimulate ideas and inspiration. It’s a small catalog of participatory transmedia storytelling experiences intended to remind, suggest, provoke and inspire creators."

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Reluctant Readers on Pinterest

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"Getting kids to love to read is a gift that gives back endlessly. I'm collecting ideas of how to get kids reading."


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Student Digital Portfolios: Redefining Assessment with iPads & Google Apps - Indiana Jen

Student Digital Portfolios: Redefining Assessment with iPads & Google Apps - Indiana Jen | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
The first session of day two that I am attending is "Student Digital Portfolios: Redefining Assessment with iPads and Google Apps" by Holly Clark. You can view the slides from her presentation here...

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 9, 12:19 AM

Digital portfolios and Google docs!

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, February 14, 8:08 AM

I love this graphic for senior capstone projects.

Kathy Silvas's curator insight, March 1, 12:02 PM

What a great and informative "session" on digital portfolios and students' "digital citizenship" -- redefined.

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Special Feature: Lasting Connections, 2013, by Gillian Engberg | Booklist Online

Special Feature: Lasting Connections, 2013, by Gillian  Engberg | Booklist Online | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Booklist Online Book Review: Special Feature: Lasting Connections, 2013.Engberg, Gillian (author).FEATURE.First published November 12, 2013 (Booklist Online).Books For Youth - Fiction

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BJ Neary's curator insight, January 9, 7:36 PM

Another listing of books for 2013 that should not be missed!

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Helen's Book Blog: 2013 in Review

Helen's Book Blog: 2013 in Review | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

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BJ Neary's curator insight, January 5, 3:51 PM

These are Helen's top titles for 2013- and I loved them all.  The reason I don't list my top books----I have TOO MANY that I absolutely LOVE and I just can't pick a few!!!

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How To Publish A Class E-Book Using iTunes - Edudemic

How To Publish A Class E-Book Using iTunes - Edudemic | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Often teachers want to share the ebooks their students have made with a wider audience, not least parents!

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Affect Versus Effect

Affect Versus Effect | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Get Grammar Girl's take on effect versus affect. Learn the differences between affect and effect.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, December 31, 2013 5:11 PM

Grammar Girl is amazing!  My students love her

Annie Edmonds 's curator insight, January 21, 9:14 PM

I hate grammer, then/than.. ugh!

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Maybe Reading Fiction Makes You a Better Person. But Why Should It Matter?

Maybe Reading Fiction Makes You a Better Person. But Why Should It Matter? | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Does reading fiction make you a better, less self-absorbed person?

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SCIS's curator insight, January 6, 5:07 PM
On reading
Kelly Roach's curator insight, March 12, 7:49 PM

Thank you science! A recent study found that reading great literature made people more able to empathise with others.

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The Importance of Low-Stakes Student Feedback

The Importance of Low-Stakes Student Feedback | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
How can assessments shift to support classroom innovation instead of hindering it?

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Teaching Writing with Google Docs

Teaching Writing with Google Docs | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Using Google Docs to do so much more when teaching writing - things that fit quite nicely into my flipped, just-in-time, technology enabled classrooms.

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Kay Lehmann's curator insight, October 22, 2013 11:03 AM

In Common Core we all need to focus on critical thinking as well as writing... This is a great tool to be using!

Kay Lehmann's curator insight, October 22, 2013 11:04 AM

Tips on using Google Docs