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TypWrittr Is a Simple, Distraction-Free Writing Webapp - Lifehacker

TypWrittr Is a Simple, Distraction-Free Writing Webapp - Lifehacker | Online Writing Instruction #owi | Scoop.it
Web: Whether you're starting the next great novel or you just have your own thoughts you'd like to get down without being distracted, typWrittr is a simple, easy-to-use webapp that gives you space to write, an attractive background, and just enough...
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Handwriting vs typing: is the pen still mightier than the keyboard? - The Guardian

Handwriting vs typing: is the pen still mightier than the keyboard? - The Guardian | Online Writing Instruction #owi | Scoop.it
Computers may dominate our lives, but mastery of penmanship brings us important cognitive benefits, research suggests
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Today's online writing groups' poetry and story exercises: 1 August ...

Today's online writing groups' poetry and story exercises: 1 August ... | Online Writing Instruction #owi | Scoop.it
Every weekday I post a set of poetry prompts on poetrywritinggroup.wordpress.com and a set of story prompts on the script, novel and short story blogs (and poems, script / novel extracts, stories at the weekends, when I get ...
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Teaching the Digital Media Revolution Without Disregarding the Past - PBS MediaShift

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So how are digital media defining and shaping our culture today? he asked. Are they degrading or improving it?
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9 Tools that No Serious Online Writer Should Be Without

9 Tools that No Serious Online Writer Should Be Without | Online Writing Instruction #owi | Scoop.it
Learn about the best online tools for writers to help you create better content, avoid cliches, stay productive and focused. Free apps, software and more. (RT @rocksaltnews "An interesting list of #writing apps.
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Improve Digital Writing Skills with Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Improve Digital Writing Skills with Google Docs | Online Writing Instruction #owi | Scoop.it
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How to win with writing's digital revolution « M J Wright

How to win with writing's digital revolution « M J Wright | Online Writing Instruction #owi | Scoop.it
There's no question that the digital revolution has hit writing. Publishers are in a spin as traditional print-publishing – with its marketing and distribution model – falls away in the face of e-books and print on demand.
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The Best Free Alternatives to Microsoft Word - Maximum PC

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If all you're doing is writing up a basic document—for a school paper or a cover letter—you'll be fine with Word Online. Documents are automatically saved to ...
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From Guilt to Google: Experimenting with Tech Tools to Improve Writing Feedback - EdSurge

From Guilt to Google: Experimenting with Tech Tools to Improve Writing Feedback - EdSurge | Online Writing Instruction #owi | Scoop.it
From Guilt to Google: Experimenting with Tech Tools to Improve Writing Feedback
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You know the feeling--that “gotta-get-this-grading-done” robotic trance. The blinding feeling of grading close to 180 essays.
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Want your bilingual kids to get ahead? Teach them a third language: computer ... - South China Morning Post

Want your bilingual kids to get ahead? Teach them a third language: computer ... - South China Morning Post | Online Writing Instruction #owi | Scoop.it
Want your bilingual kids to get ahead? Teach them a third language: computer ...
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Leafnote: A text editor that's powerful in its simplicity - tuaw.com

Leafnote: A text editor that's powerful in its simplicity - tuaw.com | Online Writing Instruction #owi | Scoop.it
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Bloggers and writers have one very bad habit -- we love to try out different tools for putting words onto blank pages.
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The Dictionary Editor Who Wants You to Invent More Words - OZY

The Dictionary Editor Who Wants You to Invent More Words - OZY | Online Writing Instruction #owi | Scoop.it
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Like Google's Web crawlers, Wordnik's software constantly assimilates newly published digital content. New words and word associations get added to the Word Graph, ...
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15+ Resources to Inspire Writing with Digital Prompts by @ShellTerrell - TeacherCast Blog

15+ Resources to Inspire Writing with Digital Prompts by @ShellTerrell - TeacherCast Blog | Online Writing Instruction #owi | Scoop.it
One of my favorite activities with my students was having them keep daily journals.

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Some great ideas and prompts to help anyone find, develop, and tell their story.

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Even in our digital age, early parental writing support is key to children's literacy - PsyPost

Even in our digital age, early parental writing support is key to children's literacy - PsyPost | Online Writing Instruction #owi | Scoop.it
Children of the Information Age are inundated with written words streaming across smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens. A new Tel Aviv University study s ...
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Inspire Thoughtful Creative Writing Through Art...

Inspire Thoughtful Creative Writing Through Art... | Online Writing Instruction #owi | Scoop.it
Through transmediation (or observation, analysis, and creation), students can use the experience of studying a piece of visual art as a creative writing prompt.
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DigiLit Sunday: Connecting What We Know About Writing Workshop to

DigiLit Sunday: Connecting What We Know About Writing Workshop to | Online Writing Instruction #owi | Scoop.it
I find that the more I play (thank you #clmooc for providing this opportunity), the more I ask questions about where I've come from in the writing workshop world and where I'm going as I incorporate more and more digital ...
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Writing in Digital Time | The Writers' Life

Writing in Digital Time | The Writers' Life | Online Writing Instruction #owi | Scoop.it
Since I embraced the digital era in the last year – yes, I'm a slow learner – I've started to fear my writing has suffered for it. Time I used to spend redrafting stories has gone into writing blog posts.
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The dumbest generation? No, Twitter is making kids smarter - The Globe and Mail

The dumbest generation? No, Twitter is making kids smarter - The Globe and Mail | Online Writing Instruction #owi | Scoop.it
Well, duh: the internet is making kids smarter. "They’re writing more than any generation before." http://t.co/7XRy2ybiY9
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The Nerdy Teacher: Increase Levels of Engagement & Collaboration ...

The Nerdy Teacher: Increase Levels of Engagement & Collaboration ... | Online Writing Instruction #owi | Scoop.it
BoomWriter is a helpful and effective instructional tool, allowing teachers to go online to monitor students' progress, and provide individualized feedback on their writing and personalized instruction from anywhere.
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Will Computers Ever Replace Teachers? - New Yorker (blog)

Will Computers Ever Replace Teachers? - New Yorker (blog) | Online Writing Instruction #owi | Scoop.it
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PLATO's first programming language was TUTOR, an authoring language that allowed programmers to write online problem sets. A problem written in TUTOR had, ...
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An exciting new initiative: Digital Book Day – Kobo Writing Life

An exciting new initiative: Digital Book Day – Kobo Writing Life | Online Writing Instruction #owi | Scoop.it
Author CJ Lyons quickly stepped up to the plate to organize something unique and exciting: Digital Book Day, an initiative with the same mission – celebrating readers – but featuring free digital copies instead of print editions.
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Killer writing tools that will help you get the job done

Killer writing tools that will help you get the job done | Online Writing Instruction #owi | Scoop.it
A list of tools to help online writers submit work on time, create better content, and share their writing with a wider audience. (Killer writing tools that will help you get the job done - A list of tools to help online writers submit...
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A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop

A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop | Online Writing Instruction #owi | Scoop.it
Students who used longhand remembered more and had a deeper understanding of the material

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Here again, the studies seem to show that longhand writing should not be relegated to irrelevance.

From the article: "taking notes by hand forces the brain to engage in some heavy “mental lifting,” and these efforts foster comprehension and retention. By contrast, when typing students can easily produce a written record of the lecture without processing its meaning, as faster typing speeds allow students to transcribe a lecture word for word without devoting much thought to the content."
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5 Myths About Writing With Mobile Devices - Edudemic

5 Myths About Writing With Mobile Devices - Edudemic | Online Writing Instruction #owi | Scoop.it
There are some big myths about writing with mobile devices. But are they actually true? The EdTechTeacher team weighs in on a controversial topic. (Interesting article about writing and the use of digital tools.
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Writing the future - will the tablet replace the pen? - euronews

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But the very act of writing, which one might have thought could not be changed, is under threat.
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