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This collection reflects my interest in writing pedagogy, agency and efficacy, and teaching with technology -- as a rhetorician and researcher as well as writer, teacher of writers, and teacher of writing teachers.
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A little known hack from Japan to get your notebook organized

A little known hack from Japan to get your notebook organized | Metawriting | Scoop.it

The back of your notebook will act like a tag list or index. Every time you create a new entry at the front of the book you’re going to “tag” it.

For example let’s imagine you’re keeping a notebook for recipes and you just wrote down a Chinese recipe on the first page.

Next you’d go to the last page and create the tag ‘Chinese’ by writing it on the first line right next to the papers left edge.

Now you’d go back to the first page where the recipe is and on the exact same line as the ‘Chinese’ label you just wrote you’d make a little mark on the right edge.

You’d make this mark so that even when the notepad was closed the mark would be visible. After repeating this for various recipes you’d now have various tags visible on the notebooks edge.


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, July 9, 3:18 PM

Tagging is a great infotention tool. Why confine it to digital media? h/t @Bopuc

Stephen Dale's curator insight, July 10, 5:38 AM

I love the simplicity and elegance of this. "Analogue tagging"

Chad Gorski's curator insight, July 10, 9:55 AM

Self-explanatory but simple way to organize an old-school notebook using index markings on the edge of each page.

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A Few Favorite Journal Writing Tools and Resources | Writing Forward

A Few Favorite Journal Writing Tools and Resources | Writing Forward | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Fun and inspiring tools and resources for journal writing. Use journaling as a way to promote creativity and practice daily writing!
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Journaling ideas for personal se

 

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Point of Entry: Poetry in the Classroom

Point of Entry: Poetry in the Classroom | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Poetry is a versatile medium for the classroom, useful for student introduction and reflection, word study, characterization, the mechanics of writing, and examining larger themes.
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What's in Your Creative Writing Notebook? | Writing Forward

What's in Your Creative Writing Notebook? | Writing Forward | Metawriting | Scoop.it
How many creative writing notebooks do you have? Do you ever go through your old journals? Which writing notebook is your favorite?
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Other People's Lives: Persona Poems Teach Insight and Empathy - National Writing Project

Other People's Lives: Persona Poems Teach Insight and Empathy - National Writing Project | Metawriting | Scoop.it
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Sustaining a Writing Habit

Sustaining a Writing Habit | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Do you need help sustaining a writing habit? Take a lesson from Jerry Seinfeld & "don't break the chain."
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The Importance of the Notebook

The Importance of the Notebook | Metawriting | Scoop.it
My hope is that my students leave knowing more about themselves as writers and as people...that they have used the pages of their notebook to find answers to questions. Have you written in your not...
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CristinaSkyBox: Collaborating with Words, Images and Poetry

CristinaSkyBox: Collaborating with Words, Images and Poetry | Metawriting | Scoop.it

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The end of the year writing survey: looking back to plan ahead

The end of the year writing survey: looking back to plan ahead | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Next week, as we wrap up our writing workshop year and prepare for our final writing celebration, I will have one last task for my kids: the end of the year survey...
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What Will You Write This Summer?

What Will You Write This Summer? | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Glue your butt to the chair, every day, or at least once a week, and you will not only become a better writer--you'll become a better teacher of writing.
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Empowering Student Relationships With Media

Empowering Student Relationships With Media | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Consider this working with this new taxonomy or ladder of engagement when assigning your students media projects: consuming, curating, creating, critiquing, and publishing.

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añada su visión ...

Maruja Romero's curator insight, May 22, 10:31 PM

Taxonomía que puede tener utilidad para clasificar comportamientos ante la realidad digital

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, May 24, 7:16 PM

Another of evaluating and reflecting with students and teachers regarding media projects.

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Notable Notes: (We Can Help You) Be The Thing You Teach - Metawriting

Notable Notes: (We Can Help You) Be The Thing You Teach - Metawriting | Metawriting | Scoop.it
TweetSumoMe TweetLiz Prather recently suggested eight tips for “How To Become A Teacher Leader” and the first of those strategies, be the thing that you teach, really struck home with me, probably because the originator of that tip was my mentor as well as Liz’s and it is an idea that we consistently revisit at …
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In Praise Of Praise Poetry - Metawriting

In Praise Of Praise Poetry - Metawriting | Metawriting | Scoop.it
TweetSumoMe TweetIt seems that every K-12 student and teacher in Kentucky is currently mired in testing and most of our college students have just emerged from or are currently battling final exams. I’ve written before about my concerns regarding our obsession with K-12 testing (what is our return for the time and money invested in...
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Think Your Kids Aren’t Writing This Summer? Think Again

Think Your Kids Aren’t Writing This Summer? Think Again | Metawriting | Scoop.it
by Kristen Hawley Turner School is out, and adolescents rejoice in summer freedom. Most will wait until the last minute to complete their summer reading and writing assignments. Writing, it seems, ...
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Kids Out of the Box: How we ask the questions affects the answers we arrive at

Kids Out of the Box: How we ask the questions affects the answers we arrive at | Metawriting | Scoop.it
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The Process of Designing an Infographic

The Process of Designing an Infographic | Metawriting | Scoop.it
The Process of Designing an Infographic is an interactive design that outlines my own infograph...

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8 Types Of Infographics & Which One To Use When [Infographic]

8 Types Of Infographics & Which One To Use When [Infographic] | Metawriting | Scoop.it
This visual presentation shows you the 8 types of infographics, and which one is the most effective to use depending on the content you are developing.

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Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs | Blogging | eSkills

Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs | Blogging | eSkills | Metawriting | Scoop.it
By adding blogs to a flipped ELA class, teachers present literacy as a design challenge where words, images, and format serve to express students' ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/practice-using-blogs-for-home-work-to-get-ict-skills-and-creativity/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/practice/

 

https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/put-your-title-in-here/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Blogging

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 2, 4:05 AM
By adding blogs to a flipped ELA class, teachers present literacy as a design challenge where words, images, and format serve to express students' ideas.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/practice-using-blogs-for-home-work-to-get-ict-skills-and-creativity/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/practice/


https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/put-your-title-in-here/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Blogging


Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, June 2, 9:14 AM

A reading transformation can occur in your school much like it has in my classroom, replacing fear and dread with excitement and self-expression. Students will read if they choose the books. They will write with voice and clarity if they have the ability to express their thoughts. They can change from reluctant to inspired readers if it happens on their own terms. All you have to do is flip the experience, turning the practice of reading on its head by making them the creators of their own learning.

RESENTICE's curator insight, June 3, 3:49 AM

Inverser sa classe avec des BLOGS

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The 18 best blogging platforms on the internet in 2015

The 18 best blogging platforms on the internet in 2015 | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Despite ongoing cries that blogging is slowly dying, there are still tons of people looking to start new blogs for the first time or move to a better home on the…

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Marc Wachtfogel, PhD's comment, May 27, 5:33 PM
Thank you for such wonderful tools. I find it so useful!!
Marc Wachtfogel, PhD's comment, May 27, 5:33 PM
Thank you for such wonderful tools. I find it so useful!!
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, May 28, 12:20 AM
Glad to know that you find them of interest!
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Free Technology for Teachers: Analyze My Writing - Way More Than Word Clouds ~ by Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers: Analyze My Writing - Way More Than Word Clouds ~ by Richard Byrne | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Paste your text into Analyze My Writing and it will generate a ton of information about your writing. Analyze My Writing will give you a break-down of the readability of your writing on five indices. The analysis will include listings of the most common words and most common word pairs in your writing. A listing of how frequently you use punctuation and punctuation types is included in the analysis provided by Analyze My Writing. Finally, a word cloud is included at the end of the analysis of your writing.

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Charles Newton's curator insight, May 14, 4:02 PM

Tried this - very illuminating!