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Top iPad Apps 2013 FREE eBook - Teq

Top iPad Apps 2013 FREE eBook - Teq | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it

"iPads are a great educational tool. In addition to the built in features that can be leveraged to assist learners of all types, the Apple App Store contains thousands of useful apps for teachers and students. 

We believe the right mix of apps is required to help the iPad reach its full potential as an effective teaching and learning tool.

 

Finding apps can be difficult and time consuming.

 

Here is an eBook of our favorite apps that we discovered over the past year, as well as examples of how to use them in your classroom. Enjoy!"


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Reading, Writing And Playing Games May Help Ward Off Alzheimer's

Reading, Writing And Playing Games May Help Ward Off Alzheimer's | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - People who challenge their brains throughout their lifetimes -- through reading, writing and playing games -- are less likely to develop protein deposits in the brain linked with Alzheimer's,...
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Reading and writing seem like such simple skills that helps guide you through life. According to the Huffpost Healthy Living it’s more than just that! Did you know that reading, writing, and playing games can help you reduce your chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s mostly occurs in senior citizens population.This disease declines your memory, focus, and judgement. Alzheimer’s happens naturally there is nothing you can do avoid it. People who are well educated and stay mentally active create more brain reserves. Which allows them to stay sharp when the disease comes into effect. I believe the more productive we are when we are young will better capitate our lives when we become old.

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The Decline and Fall of the English Major

The Decline and Fall of the English Major | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
In the drift away from the humanities, we risk losing something essential in ourselves.
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In one point of society it was just all about English and Math. As society developed, we went on Science and History. Those subjects began to appear in classrooms and textbooks. The children today have numerous options on what they want to receive their degree in for their career. Their are a petrol choices from Economics, Anthropology, and Computer Science majors. As are time is going on are they starting to forget about the most basic subject and major. Which is English. According to New York Times, there is starting to become a decline in English majors for the future. Numerous college students are starting to feel like it’s not worth the degree.

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A Great Guide on How to Cite Social Media Using Both MLA and APA styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Guide on How to Cite Social Media Using Both MLA and APA styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it

"Conducting an extensive data mining for writing a scholarly academic paper does definitely require using online digital resources. Admittedly, a lot of the resources you want to cite in your paper can be found online and most of them through social media like Twitter. I have been experiencing this myself while working on the literature review of my thesis. I included many tweets in my paper using the APA style. To be sure my citations  meet the academic standards I bought Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition .

 

However after reading this guide, I wrote a short post on how to include citations in scholarly papers and today I am sharing with you another great resource on the same topic . This is basically an awesome chart  featuring the different ways to cite social media using both MLA and APA style. I knew about this from our wonderful techy specialist Aditi Rao.
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In today’s society you constantly have social media networks. The media is everywhere, just about everyone has YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. Although, these websites can be just for communicating with other people. They are also extremely helpful when it comes to learning new things. You can find anything educational on these websites. I often get some of my information from there. I had troubles figuring out how do you cite this properly. I stumbled upon this article, guiding people how to properly cite. I love how this article has two common styles of writing. I always see MLA and APA format. I hope this article will help you as much as it has helped me. I this article from www.educatorstechnology.com

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Nice to see the de facto standards on SM citation.

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bunn--how-to-read.pdf

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Love the way this piece is wriiten. I enjoyed myself very much reading it for homeowrk. Bunn takes you into his world of how to read like a writer. He also questions you about yourself on what you would have done differently, ideas to ask, and think about. Not to mention he also has students giving advice to other students about the profound features to think about and use.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Read to Your Kids

10 Reasons Why You Should Read to Your Kids | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
What’s the most important trait you’d like to develop in your child? If you’re like most parents, intelligence is probably at the top of your list.
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Children are often seen as a gift.They are also our future. I believe the earlier you educate your child the more advantages your child will have. I often here citizens saying, “Let children be children you don’t want to overload their mind with education too early or they will hate it!” That’s not true. The earlier you start you can build a relationship with the child. Teaching the child in a fun way is really key, because their learning naturally. Reading can also help them better communicate with others. In addition, logical thinking skills develop earlier when learning to read and write early. The list is continuous of the positives to start your child’s education early!

Source: Early Moments

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R. L. Stine Writes Books and Reads Mail on Sundays

R. L. Stine Writes Books and Reads Mail on Sundays | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
The children’s horror writer R. L. Stine starts his Sundays with leisure and then works, composing stories and answering mail from his readers.
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October is a month full of mysteries, ghosts, vampires, and witches. I loved this month growing up. One of my favorite childhood educational memories of this month was having my elementary school teachers read the class “Goosebumps” novels by R.L. Stine!  R.L. Stine is an incredibility well-known author from his scary novels “Goosebumps.” There were even movies based upon his novels. He has sold over 400 million copies. In addition, Stine was placed 36th on Forbes List of 40 best-paid Entertainers of 1996-97! I just thought he would be a great person to cover in the Reading and Writing Topics this week. His contribution on creating Mystery and Horror novels that were age appropriate for children. I believe just about every child born in 1990’s has read a Goosebump novel! I wanted to do a  

shout-out to Robert’s birthday! He turned 70 on October 8.

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How to Use Reading to Become a Better Writer | Write to Done

TweetEmail TweetEmail Photo courtesy of Claudia Castro “To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” - Victor Hugo There are two ways to become a better writer, in general: write a lot, and read a lot.
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Reading is something that we often take for granted. No one reads novels anymore they are too busy tweeting. Even though we can read. We should focus on improving our reading skills. I know I read things, but I want to understand the knowledge I am taking in. As I was reading this piece on “Write To Be Done,” I found some profound tips I wanted to share. The first tip was to create reading to be a habit. If we never practice reading how can we get better. Understand concepts in a more profound way. My favorite tip was tip number five. The fifth tip was get inspired! If something inspires you read it, and learn more about it. When you read let the authors inspire you to achieve your greatness.

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34 Writing Tips That Will Make You a Better Writer

34 Writing Tips That Will Make You a Better Writer | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago we asked our readers to share their writing tips. The response was far beyond the initial expectations, and the quality of the tips included was amazing. Thanks for everyone who contributed.
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When illustrating a paper I don’t think anyone has the easiest time. It could be difficult getting their thoughts together or figuring out your style of approach. The one that I am obsessed with is does it flow, and will I achieve the purpose of the writing assignment. I was reading a few articles on how to become a better writer and communicator. This article was the most helpful for me. I feel in love with Tip 10 which reassured me that the thesaurus is your friend. To apply the thesaurus as much as possible to get the full use of your vocabulary. That advice and a few others helped me score an A on my recent paper. I am positive that this will help you, please enjoy. 

I found this article on Daily Writing Tips “34 Writing Tips That Will Make You a Better Writer” by Daniel Scocco.

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