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Pixar's 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling

Pixar's 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling, originally tweeted by Emma Coats.

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A great little Slideshare on telling wonderful stories. 

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:43 AM

From the Master storytellers, some very interesting rules. Get into the structure of creating a great story.

Patrice McDonough's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:15 PM

What's your story? I love storytelling. Irish roots I guess.

Dannielle Langenbaker's curator insight, April 8, 2014 2:53 AM

This Scoop is to assist you on the important values of Story writing. This will be of value to you when writing your short story for assesment. It suggests questions to consider when creating your character, your stories obstacles and outcomes. Refer back to this scoop if you need over the duration of this course.

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WeAreTeachers: 24 Must-Share Poems for Middle School and High School

WeAreTeachers: 24 Must-Share Poems for Middle School and High School | Prendi eLearning Literacy & Humanities Technology | Scoop.it
So your students aren't excited about poetry? These 24 poems will give them something to think about and might even change their minds.
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Oh there are some very arresting poems in this mix - perhaps something in here will get that magical discussion going in your classroom?

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This Is Why Handwriting Helps Students Learn Better ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

This Is Why Handwriting Helps Students Learn Better ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Prendi eLearning Literacy & Humanities Technology | Scoop.it

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An excellent infographic on the value of handwriting. This page explains why handwriting helps our brain learn at a faster rate than typing, and can allow better recall. They also list apps that can promote handwriting and allow natural writing on a device such as the iPad. There is a lot of debate about whether writing is losing its significance - I think it can be enhanced by technology. If I take notes of a presentation on paper, that is the only format my knowledge takes. If I type my notes, I can quickly rearrange my ideas into lists, mind maps, colours and more. Perhaps it is the way we think and organise the info behind our notes, and less of the notes themselves, that provide the key difference for whether we learn effectively or not? 

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Helen Teague's curator insight, February 8, 1:28 AM

good information for a current topic.

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10 Excellent Lessons from Google to Help Students Better Use Google Maps in Their Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Excellent Lessons from Google to Help Students Better Use Google Maps in Their Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Prendi eLearning Literacy & Humanities Technology | Scoop.it

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Using Google for S&E: 10 Great Ideas 

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Write About: online writing platform

Write About: online writing platform | Prendi eLearning Literacy & Humanities Technology | Scoop.it
At Write About, we believe that writing should be fun and sharing should be easy, so we built a social publishing platform for classrooms.

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This writing and sharing tool has a stack of writing prompts, visuals and ideas for writing. Students can publish their work and interact with the works of other students. 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 16, 2014 5:57 AM

This looks like a great tool with lots of prompts to inspire student writing activities and a platform to enable them to share and interact around what they write.

Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, December 17, 2014 4:48 AM

Great resource for authentic writing - thanks, Nik :-)

Daizy Lina's curator insight, December 24, 2014 12:29 AM

English as a second language can be taught via literature.

 

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How to dictate a book in Book Creator - Book Creator app | Blog

How to dictate a book in Book Creator - Book Creator app | Blog | Prendi eLearning Literacy & Humanities Technology | Scoop.it

When working with young students, typing can be quite a difficult thing for them to do. Why not make use of the iPad's dictation tool instead?


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The dictation tool on the iPad is a bit under-used. This might be part of the solution in encouraging reluctant writers to at least get their ideas out on paper before then editing the work. 

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, November 13, 2014 8:18 AM

Works in many circumstances.  Dictate your essay or your shopping list too.

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What Teachers Want To Hear Students Say

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What Teachers Want To Hear Students Say

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Create timelines, share them on the web | Timetoast timelines

Create timelines, share them on the web | Timetoast timelines | Prendi eLearning Literacy & Humanities Technology | Scoop.it
Timetoast is a place to create timelines that you can add to your blog or website. You can create historical timelines of important events, or build a timeline of your vacation. It's all up to you.
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A great online tool for making timelines: and it works on iPads too! No need to download or install. Timetoast has some great examples ready to use in the class, or students can really benefit from making their own. 

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10 Alternative Apps to Wordflex Touch Dictionary | feature comparison guide

10 Alternative Apps to Wordflex Touch Dictionary | feature comparison guide | Prendi eLearning Literacy & Humanities Technology | Scoop.it
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Here are some other dictionary options for Wordflex as listed by the comparison chart on AppCrawlr. 

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Fragile States Index

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"Weak and failing states pose a challenge to the international community. In today’s world, with its highly globalized economy, information systems and interlaced security, pressures on one fragile state can have serious repercussions not only for that state and its people, but also for its neighbors and other states halfway across the globe.  The Fragile States Index (FSI), produced by The Fund for Peace, is a critical tool in highlighting not only the normal pressures that all states experience, but also in identifying when those pressures are pushing a state towards the brink of failure."


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How can political stability and security be measured? The Fragile States Index is a statistical ranking designed to measure the effective political institutions across the globe.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 27, 2014 3:31 PM

How can political stability and security be measured?  What constitutes effective governance?  The Fragile States Index (formerly known as the Failed States Index) is a statistical ranking designed to measure the effective political institutions across the globe.  There are  12 social, economic, and political/military categories that are a part of the overall rankings and various indicators are parts of the metrics that are a part of this index are:

SOCIAL

•Demographic Pressures 

•Refugees/IDPs

•Group Grievance

•Human Flight and Brain Drain

ECONOMIC

•Uneven Economic Development

•Poverty and Economic Decline

POLITICAL/MILITARY

•State Legitimacy

•Human Rights and Rule of Law

•Public Services

•Security Apparatus

•Factionalized Elites

•External Intervention


Tags: political, statisticsdevelopment, territoriality, sovereignty, conflict, political, devolution, war.

MsPerry's curator insight, September 1, 2014 9:49 AM

APHG-Unit 4

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Literacy Everywhere

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Posts about Flipped Classroom written by Literacy Everywhere
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Literacy Everywhere is a resource site with a huge amount of content, particularly on the flipped classroom. It is a bit American-y but contains some good articles - you can search by tag or date. 

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Animaker - Make Animated Videos

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Animaker.com is a cloud-based do-it-yourself (#DIY) video making app that is bringing studio quality professional animation tools within reach of everyone.

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Here is a new tool for making animations direct from the browser - no apps, no downloads, no cost. I have had a play and it looks pretty good!

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 13, 2014 9:01 AM

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 8, 8:39 PM

something new to check out :)

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Use Pulp-O-Mizer to create amazing vintage pulp magazine covers.

Use Pulp-O-Mizer to create amazing vintage pulp magazine covers. | Prendi eLearning Literacy & Humanities Technology | Scoop.it
You, too, can create a customized pulp magazine cover with the astonishing PULP-O-MIZER, right here in Cornelius Zappencacklers Derange-O-Lab!
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Use Pulp-O-Mizer to create amazing vintage pulp magazine covers. Add your text, select an image and you are away. Great for making posters to display in learning centres or generate some interest in a new topic. Students could also make their own magazine cover for a book study. 

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Students Map Real-World Issues with (Free) Geospatial Tools

Students Map Real-World Issues with (Free) Geospatial Tools | Prendi eLearning Literacy & Humanities Technology | Scoop.it
Schools are gaining access to the high-powered geographical information system software that enables detailed mapping and analysis of data. Learn how they are using it to teach students.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, July 29, 2014 2:51 PM

Examples from projects that allow students to solve real-world problems in their communities - creating a 911 responder map, for example.

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Note taking and the iPad - Educate 1 to 1

Note taking and the iPad - Educate 1 to 1 | Prendi eLearning Literacy & Humanities Technology | Scoop.it
Note taking with digital tools during lessons or lectur …
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It is pretty clear that notetaking by hand is more effective than typing for remembering and understanding information. But what about a tablet, which allows for handwriting on its surface as well as typing? Find some great examples of notes here in this article, which argues for the enhancement of traditional notetaking through touchscreen technology. 

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40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East | Prendi eLearning Literacy & Humanities Technology | Scoop.it
These maps are crucial for understanding the region's history, its present, and some of the most important stories there today.

Via Seth Dixon, Jim Lerman
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A great collection of maps - although because they are on a pop-culture website, it might be worth downloading and then referencing them in class. 

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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 9, 9:26 AM

Seth Dixon - the teacher that sent this article at the first place - assess a very sound comment about the use of maps as tools of comprehenssion of the real world. I love maps, but can t avoid to be worried about what he is saying, so I recommend a thougthful reading of his statements.

(Seth Dixon - el profesor que envió este artículo en primer lugar - hace un profundo comentario acerca del empleo de mapas como herramietas de comprensión del mundo real. Yo amo los mapas, pero no puedo evitar preocuparme por lo que (Dixon) señala, así que recomiendo una reflexiva lectura de sus planteamientos.)  

David Lizotte's curator insight, March 11, 4:44 PM

This was an excellent portrayal of the middle east. The using of maps accompanied by side paragraphs explains the long history which is necessary to know if one is to understand its current status. When learning about different realms and regions (that existed throughout history) I always find it on a map. In order to truly understand a certain empire, one must know its geographical setting and its significance. It helps me better understand the region. These maps, specifically the ones that are changing through the domains reign, are extremely helpful in better comprehending the misunderstood middle eastern region. This website also creates more thought. If a particular map captivates the reader they can do more research on the topic. However, the "slides" do stand alone portraying much knowledge to a wide variety of specific elements that are still ongoing. The grouping of the slides by region/conflict/country was also an excellent strategy. It shows organization which in turn develops an easier learning process. 

The initial map educates many people of how what is modern day Iraq used to be an Oasis. However, over time, due to over farming and soil erosion the landscape changed to dry/desert territory. 

The maps displaying the rise of Islam and its transitioning into the Ottoman Empire give a great perspective as to the amount of land it covered. The Islamic world thrived and was very advanced in there culture in regards to medicine and arithmetic. The shear size of the empires should increase ones respect of the Islamic theatre. What many people are not aware of is how the Ottoman Empire was knocking on the door of the Holy Roman Empire during the sixteenth century. This was quite an advancement of territory crossing through much of eastern Europe ending as far west as Vienna. A lot of what is Eastern Europe today was part of the Ottoman Empire, including Greece. 

Another excellent map that contributes to the better understanding of western involvement can be seen in the carving up of the Ottoman Empire post WWI. Colonialism was very much present throughout less developed regions so the carving up of the middle east was not an exotic concept to the victorious west. Territories/countries were created and ethnic groups dominated one another. Its certainly true a western presence has contributed to prior and existing issues throughout the middle East.

 

Lora Tortolani's curator insight, March 15, 8:47 PM

It is interesting to see the same trends over and over again.  These maps are a great tool to show the history of the area, as well as the history of religion and political views.  I appreciate the information provided since the Middle East has undergone the most transitions (going all the way back to Mesopotamia) and its history can be confusing. 

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5 Online Games That Teach Kids the Art of Persuasion

5 Online Games That Teach Kids the Art of Persuasion | Prendi eLearning Literacy & Humanities Technology | Scoop.it

Sure, games can teach gravity or supply and demand, but can they show us how to build a good argument? The following five games do just that by modeling the work of argumentation.


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That Was History - YouTube

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That Was History is your destination for historical content delivered in a fun, informative, educational manner. Our various series include This Day In Histo...
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An excellent Youtube channel with some great content on history (some is Americanised but there is an excellent variety.) This day in History is a great feature.  

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Literacy Apps for Students on iPad

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"25 graphic organizers for students to use to organize their thinking while reading preparing to write. Covers all common comprehension skills: cause /effect, main idea/detail, sequence events, pro/con, story elements, characterization, word meaning, plot, KWL and much more."


Via Stephanie Sandifer, Kathleen McClaskey
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Some excellent apps here to help students think about their writing!

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How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum

How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum | Prendi eLearning Literacy & Humanities Technology | Scoop.it

"So how are we doing on the push to teach “digital literacy” across the K12 school spectrum? From my perspective as a school-based technology coach and history teacher, I’d say not as well as we might wish – in part because our traditional approach to curriculum and instruction wants to sort everything into its place."

 


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A very interesting article that examines whether digital literacy is a surface approach, or something understood clearly by students. I think we could do it a little better, and this involves some extra awareness of these teaching moments when they arrive! For instance, I use the first presentation-style assignment for my Year 7s to teach about plagiarism and referencing online sources. 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 27, 2014 9:14 PM

How often have you heard the term digital native or digital immigrant? Are our students digital natives because they were born after digital items were widely available? Does this factor mean that they understand how to use these tools effectively and that they are digitally literate? For me the answer to that is that they do not fully understand how to use digital tools effectively and they are not digitally literate. This is something we need to teach them.

This post does an excellent job looking at this issue. Specifically it looks at these areas:

* Students must learn how to evaluate online content - Think of this as a research skill.

* Students must be able to engage with others online and communicate - Think of this as a communication tool.

* Students need to learn how to create and projects can be digital.

These three areas come together and create the skill sets needed to digitally literate. More information is available about this in the post.

And if you happen to live in the New England area you might consider checking out the Massachusetts New Literacies Institute that will be taking place in at the Kittredge Center in Holyoke, MA from July 8 - 10. Information for this may be found at http://mnli.org/. This institute looks at three cornerstones: Online Content Reading, Online Collaborative Inquiry and Online Content Construction "preparing future-ready teachers."

Julie Hogarth's curator insight, November 4, 2014 9:09 PM

Digital Literacy should be integrated into every day curriculum to be effectively instilled into student thinking and behavior.

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The Science of Storytelling

The Science of Storytelling | Prendi eLearning Literacy & Humanities Technology | Scoop.it

Many studies show us that our brains prefer storytelling to facts.When we read facts, only the language parts of our brains work to understand the meaning. When we read a story, the language parts of our brains and any other part of the brain that we would use if we were actually experiencing what we’re reading, light up.This means that it’s easier for us to remember stories than facts. Our brains can't make major distinctions between a story we’re reading about and something we are actually doing....


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 3, 2014 2:02 AM

One more proof to show how important storytelling may be!

Birgitta Edberg's curator insight, March 29, 3:31 PM

Learn how storytelling affect your brain.

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Wordflex Touch Dictionary

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s anGet Wordflex Touch Dictionary on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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This is an incredible app for anyone who loves words. Explore up to 2 million language nodes in this dictionary/thesaurus combo. Developed in association with Oxford University Press, this app takes the idea of mind mapping to the next level. This is an interactive reference book that allows easy navigation through a tree-like structure for a fun, tactile exploration of language.

Features to check out:

Audio pronunciations of words.Tree-based view for easy navigation between entries.Flexible search.Print out or share ‘word posters’ via email, Twitter, Facebook.

 

It IS pricey, so I will post some alternatives, but it has a fantastic interface and is well worth it.

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Digital storytelling enhances K-12 classrooms | eSchool News

Digital storytelling enhances K-12 classrooms | eSchool News | Prendi eLearning Literacy & Humanities Technology | Scoop.it
Digital storytelling uses various types of media to illustrate academic concepts in an engaging way for today's students.
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An example of using digital storytelling to teach the story of the Holocaust has some interesting effects. 

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Wesley Fryer's Blog

Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Wesley Fryer's Blog | Prendi eLearning Literacy & Humanities Technology | Scoop.it

Moving at the Speed of Creativity is Wesley Fryer‘s blog: "I use this site to digitally document my own journey of learning and collaborate with other educators and lifelong learners around the globe. I focus primarily on issues related to engaged learning, web 2.0 technologies, digital storytelling, educational leadership, literacy, blended learning, creativity, appropriate uses of educational technologies, digital citizenship, and educational transformation."


Via Bethan Morgan
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There are a great number of resources here with ideas for teaching creativity and literacy. He also gives some tips for managing technology in the classroom and digital storytelling projects. Wide range of articles. 

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Inspire Thoughtful Creative Writing Through Art

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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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Margarita Parra's curator insight, August 25, 2014 2:22 PM

Una excelente idea para desarrollar pensamiento creativo y habilidades de comunicación

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What are children reading?

What are children reading? | Prendi eLearning Literacy & Humanities Technology | Scoop.it
DERN is developed and managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).
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A new study seems to indicate that while children are comparatively reading less print-based material, they are reading more - and enjoying it more. 

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