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For a child, technology plays many roles: teacher, babysitter, playmate and pacifier. As a result, our kids are drifting between the digital and analog worlds, and often find themselves tripped up by the border between the two.
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This research shows that children learn better when interacting with tools like the iPad in class rather than kids who just watch. The studies done also show that 29% of parents download apps for their children to use. Georgetown university did a study with children with a puppet show some watching live some watching a video recording and a third groups that interactively made a puppet show with a computer. They then went into a room to look for the puppets. The kids who watched a video had a harder time finding the puppets than the other two groups.
Para aprender a detectar de forma creativa que contenido podemos desarrollar, una de los sistemas más efectivos, puede ser tomar notas cuando leemos un libro o después de tener una reunión con un cliente.
Negative obsessions are unhealthy, but most creators need positive obsessions to avoid periods of blockage and repetitive work, and to maintain inspiration.
Uma pequena reflexão sobre aquele sentimento incômodo de "já vi isso em algum lugar"
Critiques make your writing better. Today I’d like to share an excerpt from my book 10 Core Practices for Better Writing.
Alguns fatos históricos dessa época que inspirou tantas histórias.
You can’t have too many writing tips! The first time someone told me “show, don’t tell,” I had no idea what they were talking about. Show what? Isn’t writing, by its very nature, telling?
Hoje foi ao ar a conversa que tive com o Luciano Larrossa da Escola Freelancer. Lá falamos sobre como dar os primeiros passos para torna-se um revisor freelancer, entre outros assuntos pertinentes à profissão.
Renan Carvalho destaca os erros mais comuns...
Se você é da turma que ainda não se adaptou à nova ortografia, eis mais uma ajuda para ajudar no processo.
Self-publishing checklist for first-time authors. Writing a book is hard enough. When you self-publish, your workload multiplies exponentially. For first-time, self-publishing authors, the work involved can be particularly daunting.
Luciane Rangel fala sobre fanfics e como isso pode ser um treino como escritor.
Reading a good book can be a rewarding experience, but it can be frustrating when the information just floats through your head without sticking in your memory.
A selection of graphic organizers for writing. The organizers are in PDF format, ready to print and use.
Great site for all sorts of creative writing tips and prompts.
Lots of ideas to start from, for both teachers and students.
Awesome site! robust tools! These graphic outlines provide practice in two important skills for students with language or organizational challenges. First the organizers provide an external structured process and product for students with a need to break complex composition and communication tasks down into smaller steps. Second--as students use these outlines, they become 'internalized' --a cognitive tool equipping them with a ready made schema that increases comprehension of what they hear and read. --Lou
" . . . it doesn’t matter if a book is “for” a guy or a girl; the gender of the intended audience tends to get all mixed up when you factor in the power of a good story. Boys like stories; girls like stories. Readers in general like stories. We need to forget what we think about boys and reading and find them the stories they want."
Cada capítulo conta a história sob o ponto de vista de um personagem: do peregrino, do guerreiro, do religioso e do inocente.
The wise say that inspiration strikes at the oddest of hours and in the most unexpected of places. They are right.
Writers are often faced with new challenges. Sometimes, if we’re lucky, those challenges come with happy consequences. Collaborative writing can offer just such a pleasurable experience.
Years ago, there was a poster on the conference room wall at work that jokingly referred to birthing an elephant. It’s been over 20 years, so I am paraphrasing, but it went something like, “Working here is like birthing an elephant.
Andrea Gillies is the author of three books: the novel The Enlightenment of Nina Findlay (2014), the novel TheWhite Lie (2012), and the non-fiction book Keeper, which won the Wellcome Book Prize 2009 and the Orwell Book Prize 2010.
I put out “Book Marketing is Dead” almost 2 months ago and haven’t thought much about it. It’s doing pretty well and earning positive reviews.
Autor da obra máxima de Fantasia: O Senhor dos Anéis.
A lot of indie publishing gurus talk about being an Authorpreneur or Entreprenauthor – basically referring to the importance of treating your writing and publishing as a business.
You’re writing a book. You want to make sure you do the marketing part right so people know about it, buy it and read it (so that they can rave and tell their friends about it).
Com o aumento da tecnologia, a agitação da vida cotidiana nas cidades grandes e a constante falta de tempo dos adultos, as novas gerações estão mudando seu comportamento. Muitas vezes as crianças passam tanto tempo em seus vídeo games que deixam de lado um dos hábitos mais importantes na formação de uma pessoa. A leitura! As…