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How interactive technology is transforming storytelling

How interactive technology is transforming storytelling | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, July 16, 2013 10:44 PM

With a considerable (and thankful) push from the Gaming industry ...

Sushma Sharma's curator insight, July 17, 2013 4:39 AM

Amazing 

Ryan Burwell's curator insight, July 19, 2013 11:42 AM

Video game control, GPS tracking, and a zombie themed storyline combine to create a new way of participating in narrative.

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English news and easy articles for students of English

English news and easy articles for students of English | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it
We write news in three different levels of English. We want to help you understand English more. Now all students can enjoy reading and listening to news.
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How Online Journals Increase Student Communication Skills

How Online Journals Increase Student Communication Skills | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it
For students who have difficult writing, we recommend online journals to help build reading, writing, and communication skills.

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Hazman Aziz's curator insight, November 16, 12:26 AM

Interesting to introduce information literacy 

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Argumentative Writing: 200 Prompts

Argumentative Writing: 200 Prompts | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it
For a coming student contest in which teenagers are invited to write on an issue they care about, we have gathered a list of 200 writing prompts on a wide range of issues.

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Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading?

Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading? | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it

While ever more schools adopt textbooks and student reading materials to digital readers like iPads and Chromebooks, some recent research suggests students may comprehend more from reading print. Middle school students who read from both print and e-books showed they understood more of what they read from the ink-and-paper book

 


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Mary Starry's curator insight, September 12, 11:24 AM

As students buy fewer textbooks and utilize more e-books provided by institution purchase, such as PharmacyAccess, this needs to be kept in mind.  Do we need to provide paper handouts of the key points? Should students take notes or create mind-maps of the key points to help further reinforce what they are reading electronically? There is also new studies highlighting the importance of note taking. Faculty may need to develop new approaches to achieve the deeper learning desired in our electronic device world.

Helen Teague's curator insight, September 13, 6:40 AM

This is a thorough treatment of the subject and is another reason to have several options for students to have choices of both the methods and deliverables of their learning.

Larissa Bonthorne's curator insight, September 13, 6:44 AM

Interesting article about the differences between digital and print reading.

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The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it

These teachers see the internet and digital technologies such as social networking sites, cell phones and texting, generally facilitating teens’ personal expression and creativity, broadening the audience for their written material, and encouraging teens to write more often in more formats than may have been the case in prior generations.  At the same time, they describe the unique challenges of teaching writing in the digital age, including the “creep” of informal style into formal writing assignments and the need to better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use.


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Mechanical Walking Space Man's curator insight, November 7, 5:14 AM


Interesting… and what of the impact on handwriting

CECI Jean-François's curator insight, November 10, 2:49 AM

Enquête sur la litteracie numerique, des chiffres intéressants...

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We Are Teachers

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The Bones of a Good Essay Poster: Free Halloween-themed classroom poster printable that teaches students how to write an essay step by step.
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The 32 best young adult books of 2014 - Telegraph

The 32 best young adult books of 2014 - Telegraph | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it
The must-read young adult fiction (YA) and best teen books released in 2014 so far. Updated weekly
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Free Technology for Teachers: Three Ways to Create Mapped Timeline Stories

Free Technology for Teachers: Three Ways to Create Mapped Timeline Stories | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it

The idea is to have students be able to create timelines whose events are directly matched to locations on maps. Doing this is a good way for students to see correlations between locations and events. Here are three tools that students can use to create mapped timeline stories.


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The 15 Punctuation Marks in Order of Difficulty - Infographic

The 15 Punctuation Marks in Order of Difficulty - Infographic | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it
Ever wonder why you can't figure out when and where to stick a comma? It's probably because commas, by far, have more rules and applications than any other punctuation mark. But why do so many people use the semicolon incorrectly? Comparatively, it should be one of the easiest punctuation marks to master. And why doesn't anybody seem to use the en dash?

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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, June 11, 2:10 PM

I still need this!?!

niftyjock's curator insight, June 16, 1:57 AM

Finally an infographic tool I can use!

Chad C. Rogers's curator insight, June 20, 9:12 AM

Of note. 

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Adobe Voice: Elegant, easy(!) storytelling — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Adobe Voice: Elegant, easy(!) storytelling — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it

"Okay, this may be the easiest way yet to tell a professional looking story on your iPad.  I can see this app used with kiddos of nearly any age. I can see it becoming a classroom staple. (Especially when it moves to multiple platforms.)"


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Many Ways to Tell a Story: How Transmedia Is Transforming Education In and Out of Classrooms

Many Ways to Tell a Story: How Transmedia Is Transforming Education In and Out of Classrooms | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it

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Transmedia, a broad descriptive word that literally translated means “across media” and encompasses many strategies that transverse industries, is generally regarded as the use of multiple media platforms to tell a story or story experience. Though the word “transmedia” is thought to have entertainment franchise origins, its adaptation for education purposes is both valuable and becoming more and more common. While teachers like Sansing are using coding and programming in their language arts instruction, others are taking advantage of increasingly sophisticated apps and interactive media for classroom use.

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Marilú Aranda Landa's curator insight, June 12, 8:18 AM

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David Collet's curator insight, June 12, 9:28 PM

I guess this another favorite topic for me. Imagine using transmedia to teach maths and include cross over language components. After all maths has a language of its own.

Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, June 18, 12:15 PM

Transmedia approaches encourage (or even force) people to actively acknowledge and design for a fluid and multi-dimensional, rather than linear, media environment.  For the human brain, stories are not constrained by what's on the page. Transmedia begins to replicate how we think and encourages producers to innovate in each platform to create multiple touchpoints that facilitate our natural ability to imagine, project, expand and experience.   

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Welcome to Lit2Go ETC

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Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom.

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A Visual Guide To Slowing Down The Distracted Generation (Infographic)

A Visual Guide To Slowing Down The Distracted Generation (Infographic) | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it
I’m guilty. And I’m definitely too old to be considered part of the ‘distracted generation’. I didn’t grow up with a device in hand at all times, hopping from shiny thing to shiny thing on the internet. I use tools to help keep me from being distracted online. Distractions are all around with technology, and connecting …

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500 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing ~ NY Times Learning Network

500 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing ~ NY Times Learning Network | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it

by Michael Gonchar

 

"Every school day since 2009 we’ve asked students a question based on an article in The New York Times. Now, five years later, we’ve collected 500 of them that invite narrative and personal writing and pulled them all together in one place. Consider it a companion to the list of 200 argumentative writing prompts we posted earlier this year.

"The categorized list below touches on everything from sports to travel, education, gender roles, video games, fashion, family, pop culture, social media and more, and, like all our Student Opinion questions, each links to a related Times article and includes a series of follow-up questions. What’s more, all these questions are still open for comment by any student 13 or older."


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Bruno Koffi's curator insight, November 15, 10:01 AM

An article worth sharing. Offers a wide variety of topics of discussion and composition

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Excellent Tools, Apps, and Tips to Create Educational Book Trailers

Excellent Tools, Apps, and Tips to Create Educational Book Trailers | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it

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50 Online Early Readers (with audio)

50 Online Early Readers (with audio) | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it
I found an awesome website that has over 100 early readers with audio! The site is Unite For Literacy and I took the first 50 of the books and created a Symbaloo webmix for my class. The best part ...
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The Changing Face of Early Literacy – Digital is Different

The Changing Face of Early Literacy – Digital is Different | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it

I’ve spent a lot of time lately reflecting on the way I teach literacy in my classroom and about the ways that the digital text I often use to teach now is inherently different from the text I used to teach reading ten years ago.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 9, 1:43 PM

Some interesting observations on the changing nature of digital literacy.

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10 Tips for Close Reading Activities Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

10 Tips for Close Reading Activities Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it
10 Tips for Close Reading Activities Infographic. Close reading activities will help your students improve their reading comprehension if you know how.
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We Are Teachers

We Are Teachers | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it
Get kids to engage with what they’re reading on a deeper level: to ask questions about what they notice, and to answer those questions based on what’s in the text.
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Drafting, Revising, Editing, Writing - Learning Historical Research

Drafting, Revising, Editing, Writing - Learning Historical Research | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it
Learning how to do historical research. The official website of William Cronon.
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Excellent TED Ed Talks to Improve Students Writing

Excellent TED Ed Talks to Improve Students Writing | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it

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How to Write a News Story - tips for kids

How to Write a News Story - tips for kids | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it

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BookChook's curator insight, June 12, 9:17 PM

Great tips for kids from Australian journalist and author, Julie Fison. 

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Teaching English with Technology: WebQuests - the best way to foster critical thinking, social skills and problem-solving?

Teaching English with Technology: WebQuests - the best way to foster critical thinking, social skills and problem-solving? | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it

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Tom Perran's curator insight, June 14, 7:18 AM
A new way of looking at a tried-and-true process in the classroom, looking for information to answer a question or to solve a problem. Webquests can be differentiated to meet the needs of a variety of learners.
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36 redundant phrases to eliminate from your writing

36 redundant phrases to eliminate from your writing | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it

...One way I’ve found to help readers is to use concise language and eliminate redundancies. As Strunk and White advise, “Make every word tell.


Below is a list of phrases in which every word does not tell. These phrases are redundant, repetitive, wordy, and verbose. Paring phrases such as these is an easy way to tighten your writing. (Redundant words are italicized.) 

• added bonus
• advance planning
• armed gunman
• circulate around
• close proximity
• completely full 
• consensus of opinion ...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 12, 11:13 AM

As Strunk and White famously admonished, ‘Omit needless words.’ Here are 36 worth omitting. Your readers will thank you for it.

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, June 12, 11:44 PM

I see some in here that I'm guilty of using too!

Smith_Lin's curator insight, June 13, 4:25 AM

Something to add to essay writing skills

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Evaluating Internet Sources

Evaluating Internet Sources | LA 4 K12 | Scoop.it

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Natarsha Miller's curator insight, June 8, 3:29 PM

This is a great resource to help students undersand and decipehr the credibiity of internet resources.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, June 9, 3:03 PM

Great overview plus nice ability to print it as a handout!

Edith Fullalove's curator insight, June 10, 3:10 PM

Great article