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The Most Important Part of the Creative Life | Goins, Writer

The Most Important Part of the Creative Life | Goins, Writer | Metawriting | Scoop.it
When the spotlight is on you, it's important to remember the most important part of this life: space. There are three types every creative must pay attention to.
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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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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 


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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!

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Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections

Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections | Metawriting | Scoop.it

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Fotografie Turismo Italia's curator insight, May 7, 4:13 AM

Un modo per gestire i contenuti per argomento con Google+

Nick Truch's curator insight, May 11, 7:36 AM

Une approche bigrement intéressante qui pourrait redonner de l'intérêt à Google+

Nancy White's curator insight, May 12, 5:38 PM

Excited to see how we might be able to set this up in our GAFE space - students already have accounts, so this is a natural fit to facilitate student curation!

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Content Curation Takes Time

Content Curation Takes Time | Metawriting | Scoop.it

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Filomena Gomes's curator insight, April 18, 9:52 AM
Robin Good's insight:

 

 

Notwithstanding the viral content-marketing tam-tam keeps selling the idea of content curation as a miracle-shortcut to work less, produce more content and get all of the benefits that an online publisher would want to have, reality has quite a different shade.

To gain reader's attention trust and interest, it is evidently not enough to pull together a few interesting titles while adding a few lines of introductory text.

 

Unless your readers are not very interested themselves into the topic you cover, why would they take recomendations from someone who has not even had the time to fully go through his suggested resources?

Superficially picking apparently interesting content from titles or even automatically selecting content for others to read is like recommending movies or music records based on how much you like their trailers or their cover layouts.

 

Can that be useful beyond attracting some initial extra visibility?

 

How can one become a trusted information source if one does not thoroughly look and understand at what he is about to recommend?

This is why selling or even thinking the idea of using content curation as a time and money-saver is really non-sense.

Again, for some, this type of light content curation may work in attracting some extra visibility in the short-term, but it will be deleterious in the long one, as serious readers discover gradually that content being suggested has not even been read, let alone being summarized, highlighted or contextualized.

Content curation takes serious time.

 

A lot more than the one needed to create normal original content.

To curate content you need to:

Find good content, resources and references. Even if you have good tools, the value is in searching where everyone else is not looking. That takes time.

Read, verify and vet each potential resource, by taking the time needed to do this thoroughly.

Make sense of what that resource communicates or represents / offers and be able to synthesize it for non-experts who will read about it.

Synthesize and highlight the value of the chosen resource within the context of your interest area.

Enrich the resource with relevant references, and related links for those that will want to find out more about it.

Credit and attribute sources and contributors.

 Preserve, classify and archive what you want to curate.

Share, distribute, promote the curated work you have produced. Creating it is not enough.


(While it is certainly possible to do a good curation job without doing exactly all of the tasks I have outlined above, I believe that it is ideal to try to do as many as these as possible, as each adds more value to the end result you will create.)

 

These are many more steps and activities than the ones required to create an original piece of content.

Curation is all about quality, insight and attention to details.

It is not about quantity, speed, saving time, producing more with less.

 
Robert Kisalama's curator insight, April 18, 11:37 AM

truly Curation should not be  merely aggregating different links without  taking off time to reflect indeed it is very to end up like some one buying clothes impulsively only to realise you could have done without some of them.

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 19, 2:24 PM

 

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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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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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Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, May 21, 2:15 AM

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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15 Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators | D...

15 Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators | D... | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Engaging, multimedia-rich digital stories can capture the attention of students and increase their interest in exploring new ideas.

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