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GroupMap - Online Group Brainstorming

GroupMap - Online Group Brainstorming | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Group brainstorming and decision software made easy. Discover why this is the best brainstorming and group decision making software for group mapping!

GroupMap shows you what the group is thinking by combining the views and ideas of individual participants. It provides valuable insight for leading a group, collective learning and effective decision making. Solve a problem, learn together or discover common ground...quickly and effectively.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 8, 2013 1:03 PM

Group brainstorming application GroupMap lets students and teachers work collaboratively on producing ideas, plans, reflections, revision and exam preparation, case studies, projects etc.

Free account allows to involve 5 participants and create 25 public maps.There are also different paid accounts.  

Watch the tutorial http://www.groupmap.com/tour/ about how to use this tool.

At present GroupMap requires Google Chrome or Safari browsers on your PC, or Safari on your iPad.

Patricia Stitson's curator insight, April 8, 2013 1:20 PM

Worth a look!

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 18, 2013 12:09 PM

Great site for teachers wanting to work collaboratively.

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8 Great Mind Mapping Tools For Effective Brainstorming

8 Great Mind Mapping Tools For Effective Brainstorming | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Defeat your mental blocks with these tried and true tools.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 11, 2013 12:13 PM

Concise annotations of eight popular mind mapping tools, both free and paid.

 

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Into the Book: Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies

Into the Book: Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Into the Book focuses on eight reading comprehension strategies for grades 1-4. Kids area has interactive activities for each strategy, teacher area features teacher guides, lesson plans, posters, video and audio clips, downloads, and more.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 26, 2013 3:42 PM

Suggested by the folks at the Wisconsin Media Lab


Note the media lab is only available to those with a Wisconsin Library Card.

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Common Core State Standards: Implementation Tools and Resources

Common Core State Standards: Implementation Tools and Resources | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
CCSSO developed this list of tools and resources to point states to promising practices and tools to support Common Core State Standards implementation.

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ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web

ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Get definitions with just a click. Identify SAT/ACT vocabulary words on any page. Our free bookmarklet makes it easy to improve your vocabulary while you surf the web!

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CarolineBiro's curator insight, February 27, 2013 3:16 AM

Une bonne idée!

nicolaperry's curator insight, February 28, 2013 2:53 AM

This could be a useful tool to help you improve your vocabulary

M. Van Amelsvoort's curator insight, February 28, 2013 6:34 PM

Very nice for SAT/academic vocabulary. Good for  high level EFL students.

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Making the iPad the Center of the Academic Experience -- Campus Technology

Making the iPad the Center of the Academic Experience -- Campus Technology | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
iPad programs are gathering steam in higher education, but there's a growing recognition that the key to success lies in building faculty support and adequate infrastructure first.

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Judy Schrape's curator insight, February 25, 2013 8:40 PM

Key to each of the rollouts is the recognition that there needs to be considerable training for staff and students

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Write Fun Photo Captions with Phrase.it

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Wishing you had a fun, fast and creative writing activity for your students? Then Phrase.it just might be it! This “cool tool” is a free online image editor which allows users to add cartoon style speech and/or thought bubbles to images.


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Wattpad - Discover a World of Unlimited Stories

Wattpad - Discover a World of Unlimited Stories | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Join the Wattpad community to read, vote and chat with readers and writers for free.

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Authentic writing for all, jump into this vibrant community.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, February 14, 2013 10:42 AM
Glad you found this of interest Luciana! :-) There are lots of good reads to choose from.
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Transmedia in Schools and Libraries: Thoughts and Strategies from Tyler Weaver

Transmedia in Schools and Libraries: Thoughts and Strategies from Tyler Weaver | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Peter Gutierrez:  "In the first part of my conversation with Tyler Weaver we discussed the many benefits of teaching with, and making, comics as well as the role of the school librarian when it comes to transmedia… here we get a bit more specific in terms of the issues involved."


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, February 11, 2013 5:54 AM

In part 2 of an excellent set of articles, Tyler Weaver puts the controversies surrounding video games and comics into historical context; and chooses the dawn of Marvel's Universe as "the most perfect encapsulation of a shared storyworld out there".

Glow Images Colombia's curator insight, March 4, 2013 4:48 PM

 Transmedia en colegias y bibliotecas

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Upcoming Event

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John Shank's curator insight, February 11, 2013 11:28 AM

Reaching Sustainability with Online Library Instruction: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

Date: February 21st, 2013 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm ET

 

Join your Blended Librarian Online Community co-hosts, Steven Bell and John Shank, and their guest speaker for this webcast Heidi Steiner, Head of Digital and Distance Education Services and Assistant Professor at the Kreitzberg Library at Norwich University. This is a free event inorder to participate you will need to register HERE http://blendedlibrarian.badgestack.net/registration/

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The One Best Storytelling Tip

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"Encourage Everyone You Know to Read" The very best tip I've ever seen for good storytelling I wholeheartedly believe to be true. If you want to be a good writer and storyteller ... read. I saw tha...

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brisbane_artist's curator insight, February 19, 2013 3:29 PM

Storytelling - the basis of everything, Jo

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Boys' Book Bloggers

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"Today I'm listing websites that promote books for boys. Most are blog sites. One is a "hotlist" of links to sites related to literature appealing to boys. As usual, I welcome all comments, additions and updates to this list, which will, eventually, have its own page on this blog site."


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Content Areas | Organizing Ideas

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 5, 2013 11:07 PM

Smekens Ed Solutions has a deep site with many excellent resources.

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Mind or Concept Mapping: Differences and Similarities

Mind or Concept Mapping: Differences and Similarities | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Concept mapping and mind mapping are powerful graphic organizers, strategies for organizing and representing knowledge. They were developed during the seventies.The terms may seem to be interchangeable, but there are some differences in the way they are created and used. 


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Betty Clevenger's curator insight, October 14, 2013 2:34 PM

Ready to go retro?  This video re-introduces the 1970s concept of mind mapping!  Great tool for your special needs students!

Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, January 1, 3:56 AM

For some people, mind mapping and concept mapping may represent the same technique, however, they are some differences. This article compares both and list their similarities and differences. 

Julian rouas Paris's curator insight, March 15, 3:44 AM

For some people, mind mapping and concept mapping may represent the same technique, however, they are some differences. This article compares both and list their similarities and differences. 

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Effective Vocab Instruction Infographic

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6-Traits Resources: Academic Writing

6-Traits Resources: Academic Writing | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's comment, February 23, 2013 8:54 PM
Watterson, B. (1994). Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat. Kansas City, MO: Andrews and McMeel.
Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 24, 2013 1:45 AM
6-Traits Ressources: rédaction des travaux universitaires.

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6-Traits Resources: Academic Writing via @wiredinstructor http://sco.lt/...

Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, February 26, 2013 10:57 AM
I LOVE Calvin & Hobbes!!!!!
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Engaging Boys in Literacy

"Boys need a sense of purpose in order to engage with what they do. Give them an audience, create real ‘wow’ moments and help develop a love of fiction. Gary Wilson explores some practical ways in which you can help to engage boys."


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 1, 2013 12:02 PM

Boys love book club!  Teaching wilderness skills by reading Swiss Family Robinson!  

Alison Hewett's curator insight, April 6, 2013 6:33 PM

Tips to help boys

Heather Stapleton's curator insight, October 14, 2013 6:34 AM

New link for this video is https://global.oup.com/education/searchresults?search_input=engaging+boys+in+literacy++video+&region=international#

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David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

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iPads (or other devices) and Literature Circles – co-starring Edmodo.

iPads (or other devices) and Literature Circles – co-starring Edmodo. | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
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iPads & Edmodo with Lit Circles-a winning combination!

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Ingenious Ideas for Vocabulary Development

Ingenious Ideas for Vocabulary Development | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
One of the perks of social media is finding new vocabulary tools! Recently, I stumbled upon Lingro, a website that helps you define words on other websites. Sound confusing?

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This is a great resource!

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Katie Frank's curator insight, February 21, 2013 11:30 AM

This is a great resource! 

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Expanding Horizons with 21st-Century Learning Tools: Interactive Visual Dictionaries

Expanding Horizons with 21st-Century Learning Tools: Interactive Visual Dictionaries | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, February 10, 2013 6:15 PM

Three GREAT literacy learning tools!

Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, February 11, 2013 3:45 PM
Thank you Katie, Andrea, and GSeremetakis for your visits and rescoops.
Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, February 12, 2013 6:57 PM
Thank you Kikolaos for the visit and rescoop.
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Screenhero | Collaborative Screen Sharing

Screenhero | Collaborative Screen Sharing | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Simple, collaborative screen sharing. You each get your own mouse, and you're both always in control.

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Juhani Pihkala's curator insight, February 12, 2013 2:27 AM

Windows is coming soon.

RitaZ's curator insight, February 12, 2013 6:34 AM

Not for Windows yet, but said to be coming soon

Narendra Rathod's curator insight, March 28, 2013 9:55 AM

A nice tool just like google doc but with more control to share idead with friends on the same page at the same time.

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Great Web Tools to Detect Plagiarism in Students Works

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15 Awesome Ways To Use Blogs in Your Classrooms

15 Awesome Ways To Use Blogs in Your Classrooms | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Ever thought of using a blog to enhance your classroom? Here are 15 examples that come out of just ONE of the 100's of digital teacher workbooks inside of our Teacher Learning Community.


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We JUST started a Book Blog in my classes.  We're using Kidblog, so all students can start their own blog, if they want to.  I have invited students to start their own blogs, and some ideas include: Favorite Passages, Riddles/Brainteasers, Science & Math Breakthroughs.

We JUST started, but here it is: http://kidblog.org/MsFranksClass-4/

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Katie Frank's curator insight, February 10, 2013 11:10 AM

My own classes just started their own Book Blog on Kidblog.  I'm inviting students to create blogs too: so far, ideas range from Favorite Passages, Riddle/Brainteasers, Science & Math Breakthroughs... We JUST got started!

Here's it is: http://kidblog.org/MsFranksClass-4/

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, February 16, 2013 12:37 PM

Thanks for sharing.

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Natcher Elementary Using QR Codes In Library

Natcher Elementary Using QR Codes In Library | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Natcher Elementary says using the latest in technology has already improved enthusiasm for reading.

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