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New Languages and Readings in Digital Contexts. Novas Linguagens e Leituras em Contextos Digitais.
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10 Ways To Use Technology To Teach Writing

10 Ways To Use Technology To Teach Writing | Litteris | Scoop.it
Here, we offer just a few tech-focused ways to help students learn grammar,and, most importantly, why good writing is so important to their futures.
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iBook Author Video Tutorials

25 tutorial videos to help learn how to use iBooks.
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Infographic: Which Movie Studio Owns the Various Film Franchises?

Infographic: Which Movie Studio Owns the Various Film Franchises? | Litteris | Scoop.it

Ethan Anderton: "Now that Disney has added Lucasfilm and the Star Wars universe to their arsenal of established intellectual property (in addition to Pixar, Marvel and Pirates of the Caribbean), now might be a good time to review which well-known film franchises belong to what studio" ...


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Narrative writing

Why do we tell so many stories? What makes a great narrative?
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Inklewriter

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This is a great writing tool for creating interactive (branching) stories. Readers can choose different options as the work through the story and find their own route through the materials.


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Martijn Koops's curator insight, January 5, 2013 3:15 AM

Tool voor het schrijven van branches stories, lezers kunnen keuzes maken in het verhaal en zelf hun route kiezen.

Biedt misschien mogelijkheid voor interactivce storytelling achtige spellen?

Ik heb het nog niet geprobbeerd moet ik erbij zeggen.

Lino's curator insight, January 7, 2013 5:31 AM

inklewriter es una herramienta gratuita diseñada para permitir que cualquiera pueda escribir y publicar historias interactivas. Es perfecto para los escritores que quieran probar la interactividad, pero también para los profesores y estudiantes que buscan combinar conocimientos de informática y escritura creativa.

 

Permite Exportar a Kindle

Puedes incluso, conseguir que tu historia se convierta en Kindle. Lee esta página para saber más! http://www.inklestudios.com/inklewriter/create-an-ebook ;

 

Y no se ha terminado aún ... inklewriter está siendo constantemente desarrollado y mejorado, y van agregando nuevas características.

 

Tamra Dollar's curator insight, July 19, 2013 6:01 PM

I'm going to use this in my creative writing studio this fall. It gives students voice and choice and taps into all elements of the writing process. Engaging and fun!

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The future of reading is not reading

The future of reading is not reading | Litteris | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago I was able to read on Twitter a phrase that I found intriguing. The tweet said, “The future of reading is not reading”. I am a person who likes reading; what is more for several years now I’ve made my living out of making artefacts for people to read. So since seeing it on the screen of my mobile phone I couldn´t get this phrase out of my head. How is it possible that the future of reading is not reading?

We could propose several hypotheses.

If we assume a techno-centric stance, we could consider that the predominance of the image in our culture provokes the written word to end up displaced as the source for the preservation and transmission of knowledge.


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Teach the Books, Touch the Heart

Teach the Books, Touch the Heart | Litteris | Scoop.it
Teaching English simply for test preparation rather than to develop a love of literature is a mistake.

 

 

 

 

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Call it serendiptiy. Call it Irony. I dunno. I've had this article open in my browser for days while I've been busy struggling to figure out how to measure the impact that the Google Lit Trips project has on engaging students in literary reading so that I can better position the project to be attractive to philanthropic funding sources. 

 

This article's author nails the dilemma. Current assessment structure do NOT address the important data, because the true value of literary reading can not be reduced to selecting a "correct answer" on a multiple choice question.  Current assessment structures as Sir Ken Robinson has pointed out, "...have a tendency to make the measurable important versus the important measurable."

 

Like many of my literary loving colleagues, I am concerned about the Common Core Standards' 50% devaluation of literary reading. Though, I support increased attention to informational reading.

 

But to pit one important set of reading skills against another seems more than counter productive; it may well have destructive, perhaps devastating impact on one of humankind's longest lasting and most universally cherished modes of passing wisdom from one generation to the next; that of storytelling.

 

From Aesop's Fables to biblical parables; from Zuess to Seuss, the greatest truths of the human condition have been passed through the generations of every culture since the beginning of time via the ENGAGING power of FICTION. 

 

However, unlike many of my literary loving colleagues, I am not opposed to the desire to hold both students and educators accountable. Truth be told, I was taught to hate Shakespeare before I was taught to love Shakespeare. In retrospect I realize that at times I was a bit more of a challenge to reach than other students and that I certainly could have done more to improve my receptiveness to what I had not previously been receptive to. But, there were teachers who worked much more effectively with "that me" than others who in too many cases assumed that expressing scorn and disappointment was an effective mode of opening my eyes, my mind, and...if they cared, my heart. Looking back, though admittedly I was a large part of the problem, I realize that too many of my teachers had much to learn about learning. 

 

Neither do I object to funders expecting to see results from their philanthropic generosity.  

 

The question is how do we who teach the great questions through fiction assess our effectiveness? This article articulates the dilemma fairly effectively. though the author's proposed solutions seem as un-viable as they have always proven to be. 

 

Much of our current data driven assessment structures do not measure what we hope to accomplish through literary reading. And much of those structures, well-intended as they may be, not only measures the measurable but less important, but in not measuring the truly important, misdirect student learning and teacher efforts away from the actual values of literary reading.

 

My concern?

 

How CAN we measure the truly valuable aspects of literary reading? If we who love literature do not help meet the need for quality assessment and accountability, then perhaps, as I once learned through literary reading, we are as guilty as Nero.

 

And for those of you who may not remember the details of Nero's choice to fiddle while Rome was burning, IF the story is even true, ironically Nero apparently was more interested in promoting culture than taking care of business.

 

Are we fiddling while Rome is burning?

 

 Perhaps we ought to be figuring out ways to truly measure the IMPORTANT value of literary reading before there are only the ashes of literary reading left in the curriculum.

 

Dare I ask if complaining is merely fiddling?

 

Can we do better at helping those who need to know whether literary reading education is valuable or effective, find a better way to measure that value or effectiveness?

 

 

 

 

 ~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Reading on a Kindle is not the same as reading a book.

Reading on a Kindle is not the same as reading a book. | Litteris | Scoop.it
Amid the seemingly endless debates today about the future of reading, there remains one salient, yet often overlooked fact: Reading isn’t only a matter of our brains; it’s something that we do with our bodies.
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9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again

9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again | Litteris | Scoop.it

T.H.E. Journal asked educators for the most creative storytelling apps available, and we did a little digging on our own, too. The tools and apps we found turn students into novelists, artists, and moviemakers with each tool bringing its own powerful mechanism for transforming the traditional narrative--both inside and outside the classroom...


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50 Simple Ways to Build Your Platform in 5 Minutes a Day | WritersDigest.com

50 Simple Ways to Build Your Platform in 5 Minutes a Day | WritersDigest.com | Litteris | Scoop.it
If you’re the kind of writer who prefers being read and selling your work as opposed to being an unknown starving writer (who doesn’t?), here are 50 quick, simple ways to launch your platform into action and climb your way to success.

 

Nice list. Could be useful. ~ Chazz


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Maria Bethânia declama Fernando Pessoa e canta "O doce mistério da vida"

Fernando Pessoa: para se ler sempre...

 

Para se ouvir...sempre....


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Digital-only publishing: an everyday tale of print, pride and prejudice

Digital-only publishing: an everyday tale of print, pride and prejudice | Litteris | Scoop.it
For his latest novel, Channel Sk1n, Noon decided to publish independently, and only in digital. He says this gives him more freedom in his writing, and more connection to his fans.
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Scientists and Philosophers Answer Kids’ Most Pressing Questions About How the World Works

Scientists and Philosophers Answer Kids’ Most Pressing Questions About How the World Works | Litteris | Scoop.it
Why we fall in love, what we're all made of, how dreams work, and more deceptively simple mysteries of living.

The questions children ask are often so simple, so basic, that they turn unwittingly yet profoundly philosophical in requiring apple-pie-from-scratch type of answers. To explore this fertile intersection of simplicity and expansiveness, Gemma Elwin Harris asked thousands of primary school children between the ages of four and twelve to send in their most restless questions, then invited some of today’s most prominent scientists, philosophers, and writers to answer them.


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Teaching with Interactive Fiction

Teaching with Interactive Fiction | Litteris | Scoop.it
Remember those "text adventure" games from the 1980s? Although they faded out in popularity as video games took over, there is still a thriving community around Interactive Fiction (IF). It can also be a great tool for teaching literacy.
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10 Ways The Library Of The Future Will Be Different

10 Ways The Library Of The Future Will Be Different | Litteris | Scoop.it
Libraries have acted as community cornerstones for millennia, and every April marks School Library Month, celebrating how they promote education and awareness in an open, nurturing space.
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10 Effective High-Tech Ways to Teach Writing - Best Colleges Online

10 Effective High-Tech Ways to Teach Writing - Best Colleges Online | Litteris | Scoop.it
Here, we offer just a few tech-focused ways to help students learn grammar, essay-writing, and why good writing is so important to their futures.
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Teacher Practices that Impact Reading Motivation | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets

Teacher Practices that Impact Reading Motivation | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets | Litteris | Scoop.it
Using Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI) or practices to encourage engagement, educators can advance the breadth and depth of students' reading by explicitly and systematically nourishing students' motivations as readers.
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All Write - Fiction Advice: How Writing Evolves

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BookShout, para tener los ebooks en un único lugar

BookShout, para tener los ebooks en un único lugar | Litteris | Scoop.it

BookShout es una aplicación de lectura que ha sido ideada para facilitar la creación de una biblioteca de libros digitales sin necesidad depender de diferentes soportes de lectura o librerías online.


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The Psychology of Digital Storytelling

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Using social psychology to enhance your digital storytelling is essential to succeed as a writer online. Find out how to implement it here.


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Olhar Digital: Os livros digitais vão chegar com tudo no Brasil

Olhar Digital: Os livros digitais vão chegar com tudo no Brasil | Litteris | Scoop.it
Nos próximos meses o nosso mercado deve receber vários lançamentos de e-Books.
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Story Is A Drug

Story Is A Drug | Litteris | Scoop.it

Making the reader want to know what happens next in a story is an excellent way to get them to turn the page and keep reading. But that’s not what hooks readers.

 

Curiosity will only provide part of the glue that makes readers stick with a story. The truth is even if the reader knows what happens next, if they’ve read it before, seen it before, heard spoilers, know the original version... they can still enjoy it.

 

But if you already know what happens in a story, why is it still worth reading?


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Amazon Really Doesn’t Like Free eBooks

Amazon Really Doesn’t Like Free eBooks | Litteris | Scoop.it
I’m on the Unglue.it mailing list. There was a message from founder Eric Hellman in my inbox today letting me know that the world’s first unglued eBook, Oral Literature in Africa, is av...
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8 Great Moments In Book Design History

8 Great Moments In Book Design History | Litteris | Scoop.it
Very often we don't realize how important and essential graphic design is to our everyday lives.
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Texto Digital: nuevas formas de leer, nuevas oportunidades para la lectura.-

Presentación realizada en Congreso Internacional "ConTICnuamos educando" organizado por Santillana Perú en Lima y Arequipa el 8 y 9 de noviembre del 2012.
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