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What kinds of online technology are you using in writing workshop?

What kinds of online technology are you using in writing workshop? | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
I was searching for something in our blog’s archives when I came across a video Ruth and I made about Bubbl.us, an online brainstorming tool, nearly four years ago.  (Click here to watch… Read More →...
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Free Technology for Teachers: Google Earth in Education - A ...

Free Technology for Teachers: Google Earth in Education - A ... | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
On November 2, 2012 Jerome Burg and Thomas Petra will host a Google+ Hangout all about using Google Earth in education. Jerome Burg is the creator of the excellent Google Lit Trips site and Thomas Petra is the creator of ...
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instaGrok | A new way to learn

instaGrok | A new way to learn | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

A great new to me site on organizing research and being able to monitor student work.


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NCTE Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing

From the National Council of Teachers of English, the NCTE Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing.  These principles stem from the assumption that "everyone has the capacity to write, writing can be taught and teachers can help students become better writers."


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A study of middle grades students' reading interests, habits, and achievement :: UNC Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Research study into influences on reading habits and the importance of leisure time reading


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Six Patterns of Interactive Storytelling


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Teaching Conversations: Kath Murdoch Classroom Connections - Strategies for Integrated Learning

Teaching Conversations: Kath Murdoch Classroom Connections - Strategies for Integrated Learning | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

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Digital storytelling: How to tell a story that stands out in the digital age

Digital storytelling: How to tell a story that stands out in the digital age | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Jasper Visser: "To address the most important issue first: there is no such thing as digital storytelling. There’s only storytelling in the digital age, and frankly speaking this isn’t much different from storytelling in the age of hunters, gatherers, dinosaurs and ICQ" ...


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ChelseyMarie's curator insight, January 18, 2013 8:10 PM

What the video! It's amazing.  Book Burn Pary!!! YESSS.

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Creating Communities Through Makerspaces by Buffy Hamilton


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Encourage Authentic Writing With #WhatIWrite and #NaNoWriMo | NY Times Learning Network

Encourage Authentic Writing With #WhatIWrite and #NaNoWriMo | NY Times Learning Network | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

By Katherine Schulten

 

"If you’ve been reading this blog for a while now, you may remember that last year at this time we were enthusiastic participants in a collaborative push to get as many people as possible to take to Twitter on Oct. 20, the annual National Day on Writing, and post messages with the hashtag #WhyIWrite.

 

"Thousands did, and it was a thrilling and memorable day for us, as students, teachers, novelists, poets, historians, journalists, comedians and ordinary citizens of all kinds posted thoughts to a vigorous stream.

 

"So, of course, we’re doing it again, except this time our wise collaborator, The National Writing Project, suggested that the hashtag be #WhatIWrite, and that, because Oct. 20 is a Saturday, the day to post to Twitter be Friday, Oct. 19.

 

"So along with the National Writing Project and the National Council of Teachers of English, we invite you (and your students, and everyone else you know) to post on Oct. 19, with the hashtag #WhatIWrite."


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The reading rules | bigbookcase

Everything you need to know about turning your child into a reader.
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Reading Strategies

Diverse reading strategies to help kids become more effective readers. 


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Storyboard Generator

Storyboard Generator | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

This is a great tool for developing storyboards based around scripts. Great for helping to visualise a text / script.


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, December 27, 2012 8:47 AM

Share your creative work with the Generator community. Upload to the Video Gallery and Free Media Library.

Karen Faulkner's curator insight, March 25, 2013 6:26 AM

What a fantastic tool for uper primary students to bring to life scripts

StudentSupport@EdinburghCollege's curator insight, May 6, 6:25 AM

Might be a useful tool in support of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), to create social stories to remind them of how to complete tasks with multiple steps. 

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Pocket for Mac Brings Offline Reading, Bookmarking, and Text-Only ...

Pocket for Mac Brings Offline Reading, Bookmarking, and Text-Only ... | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Mac: Pocket has released a desktop client of their popular read it later app. Much like its mobile and browser siblings, the desktop app has full offline reading support, and an easy-to-read text-only layout.
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Classroom Magic: Building Writing Stamina with Writing Workshop ...

Classroom Magic: Building Writing Stamina with Writing Workshop ... | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Building Writing Stamina with Writing Workshop and a Freebie. I believe in helping students develop their own writing ideas and build their writing stamina. The first few weeks we work on developing ideas, and I don't provide ...
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New NCTE Research Brief Aligns Perfectly with Pop Culture Fandom… and Libraries

New NCTE Research Brief Aligns Perfectly with Pop Culture Fandom… and Libraries | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

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Creating a Community of Readers

Creating a Community of Readers | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Resources on Pinterest to support "Creating a Community of Readers"

...... writers, readers and techies unite....


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The Lure of a Good Book: Who's Reading What? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Lure of a Good Book: Who's Reading What? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

HipType studied the DNA of a successful book as well as the reading habits of men and women, and found some surprises.


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YA Highway: Power Writers: The Teen Writing Program You Should ...

YA Highway: Power Writers: The Teen Writing Program You Should ... | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
Recently I had the honor of attending a writing workshop led by the creators of the incredibly awesome Power Writers Program. Before participating, all us workshoppers watched the award-winning documentary, To Be Heard, ...
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iBooks Author Resources - LiveBinder

iBooks Author Resources - LiveBinder | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

This is a list of resources that will help a newbie and advanced user of iBooks Author tool to get creating! (RT @GingerLewman: Sharing my livebinder w/ teachers planning to learn iBooks this summer!


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Farr-Out Links to Learning » Teaching Inference

Farr-Out Links to Learning » Teaching Inference | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Resources for teaching inference skills. 


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Top Ten Tips for Reading Aloud by Matt Renwick

Top Ten Tips for Reading Aloud by Matt Renwick | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
1. Schedule It Reading aloud shouldn’t be left to that few minutes before lunch. Richard Allington, in his ASCD article Every Child, Every Day, states that students should listen to a fluent adult ...
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How to Write a Paragraph, like a Super Star!

How to Write a Paragraph, like a Super Star! | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

Teachers with Apps


How to Write a Paragraph, by Classroom Complete, is another smash success on the iPad! We recently reviewed, How to Write an Essay and have been using it ever since in our classrooms with a wide cross-section of students. We have found it to be an incredible tool, the simple interactivity helps students get past writer’s block and get excited about writing.


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Book Apps For iPad: iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuide

Book Apps For iPad: iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuide | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it
The Best Apps For Reading On The iPad...
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Read Beyond the Lines: Transmedia has changed the very notion of books and reading - The Digital Shift

Read Beyond the Lines: Transmedia has changed the very notion of books and reading - The Digital Shift | Ignite Reading & Writing | Scoop.it

"What many ultra-wired kids needed was a pathway back to books. They needed someone to take two steps toward them before they could take one step in the direction of reading."


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