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Incorporating Depth and Complexity Icons Into Gifted Lessons

Incorporating Depth and Complexity Icons Into Gifted Lessons | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
New to teaching gifted students? Find resources about Sandra Kaplan's elements of depth and complexity and download smaller icons.

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I have incorporated depth and complexity icons and I'd love to do it more.  

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 25, 2013 6:51 PM

"Each of these eleven tools are considered essential elements one needs to master a subject. For example, chemists need to understand the language of a chemist, the different points of view of in chemistry, the rules that govern chemistry, the ethical decisions chemists face, etc. Likewise, a master of chess would be an expert in the language of chess, the patterns of chess games, the rules to follow, and the way the game has changed over time.

When students think using these tools, they learn to approach subjects from the point of view of an expert."

 

I suspect these concepts will work with all students......thoughts?

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Reluctant Readers on Pinterest

Reluctant Readers on Pinterest | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

"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

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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 Skerchek'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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Collaborative Conversations


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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

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Stealthy Readers’ Advisory: Getting Boys to Read | NoveList | EBSCOhost

Stealthy Readers’ Advisory: Getting Boys to Read | NoveList | EBSCOhost | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
We've all heard this, haven't we? Boys and books don’t go together. We heard it in library school, we might see it among our patrons, and maybe even experience it at home with the boys in our lives

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Marita Thomson's curator insight, August 21, 2013 5:44 PM

Some outside the square ideas for what works with boys, but none of these ideas need be exclusive to them. I like the emphasis on relationship building for long term success. Settng up activities which don't start with books but can easily include them is an excellent soft sell option. Recognising that many kids want to do things rather than talk about them opens up interesting options.

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the_write_way.pdf


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Using Evernote to Confer with Writers ~ Two Writing Teachers

Using Evernote to Confer with Writers ~ Two Writing Teachers | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Today's guest blog post by Cathy Mere will help you jump on the electronic record-keeping bandwagon. Learn how to use Evernote to keep conferring notes on all of your students.

 

"We learn so much sitting beside writers as they work in our workshops each day.  Two years ago I gave up my spiral notebook I used to keep records of writing conference conversations for a digital system.  Saying goodbye to my spiral notebook with tabbed sections for each student was easier than I anticipated.  The time was right.  More and more often I found myself wanting to do more than record handwritten snippets of evidence, thought, and conversation.  More and more I found myself wanting to take pictures of student work or record student voices.  More and more I found myself wanting to link to digital pieces students were creating.  More and more I seemed to have a device in my hand instead of a pen.  After learning about Evernote I decided to see if I could use it as a tool to record notes from across the day.  I found myself enjoying the seamlessness of Evernote. It seemed Evernote was a tool to allow me to capture the learning journeys of the young writers in my classroom.

 

"To begin I created a notebook for each student and then placed them in a class stack.  Each time I confer with a writer during writing workshop I use Evernote.  Before I begin our conversation I glance through the last few notes, watch the work the writer is doing, and wait for an appropriate moment to chat.  For me, it has worked to create a new note inside the student’s notebook each time I have a conference with a writer.  My conferences are often structured like this:"

 

 

 


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, September 1, 2013 1:47 AM

A well documented description of how one teacher has developed her own method to maintain digital notes for all her students in Writers' Workshop by using Evernote.

Patricia Christian's curator insight, September 2, 2013 2:35 PM

Another way to document student writing electronically using Evernote.

Franc Viktor Nekrep's curator insight, September 2, 2013 4:44 PM

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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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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, January 7, 3:45 PM
Thanks, Katie for the visit and scoop.
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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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AWESOME FREE WEBINAR: Hitting a Home Run Integrating Non-Fiction Graphic Novels in Your Lessons to Meet Divergent Student Needs and CCSS

Bridging traditional language-arts education and 21st-century technology with Common Core Standards, Meryl Jaffe, PhD demonstrates: (1) how non-fiction graphic novels can be paired with classic and prose texts and media links to meet learning and curricular demands, promoting visual and verbal literacies; and (2) how these types of lessons not only meet CCSS, but help address different student learning styles and learning skills.

 

Hitting a Home Run: Integrating Non-Fiction Graphic Novels in Your Lessons to Meet Divergent Student Needs and CCSS.”  You can view it here: https://vimeo.com/81551403

 

If you have questions after viewing the webinar, please feel free to contact Dr. Meryl Jaffe via email at jojojjaffe@gmail.com. Dr. Jaffe posts teaching suggestions weekly on her website Departing the Text welcoming reader comments and questions (http://departingthetext.blogspot.com). Finally, for those wanting more great ways to incorporate graphic novels in classrooms and with or without prose text and/or media pairings, please see her monthly columns for The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, "Using Graphic Novels in Education" and download her web version of "Raising a Reader!" as well.


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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 13, 2013 5:14 PM
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Classroom Newspaper Google Docs Style!

Classroom Newspaper Google Docs Style! | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Great Ideas! Love the idea of uploading newspaper to Youblisher. Turns it into a flippable page newspaper.


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Pam Cadwalder's comment, September 16, 2013 11:55 AM
Glad you liked it:)
Pam Cadwalder's comment, September 16, 2013 11:55 AM
Glad you liked it:)
Rachel Marker's curator insight, September 27, 2013 11:30 PM

Could replace monthly newsletter. Student written!