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Redefining the Writing Process with iPads

Redefining the Writing Process with iPads | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher introduces the concept of Writing 3.0, which is what happens when we redefine the writing process with iPads.
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DebbieT's curator insight, May 19, 5:10 AM

Beth makes some interesting points to consider...have we moved the bar enough at our school.  What does this process look like in the modern classroom? Thanks Beth for your insights.

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What Makes Malcolm Gladwell Fascinating

What Makes Malcolm Gladwell Fascinating | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

Challenging our assumptions is what Malcolm Gladwell does best. To see how he does it, let’s take a look at what Davis called The Index of the Interesting. Davis classified 12 different ways of challenging conventional wisdom, and Gladwell’s key ideas map beautifully onto at least five of them.

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These five key ideas are helpful when exploring concepts and research. The author's analysis also helps me consider ways to improve my wriring.

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Misunderstanding Text Complexity | Burkins & Yaris

Misunderstanding Text Complexity | Burkins & Yaris | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Today's post begins a two-part series examining two common misunderstandings about text complexity. The first misunderstanding is that texts with harder words are more complex.
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This was something easy to misunderstand or completely not understand. This blog makes it a bit easier to understand.

 

from the article: "While working to expand children’s vocabularies and provide them exposure to harder words is a piece of the text complexity puzzle, the ideas in the text and the ways in which children persevere to unravel the layers of meaning woven into wonderfully written texts is the other piece.  A text does not necessarily need to be filled with million dollar words in order to give a reader something to think about and ultimately, text complexity angles to get readers to do just that: think when they read."


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7 Horrifying Ailments Named After Literary Characters

7 Horrifying Ailments Named After Literary Characters | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
From ten-month-long sleep sessions to extreme vanity and homicidal jealousy, these seven horrifying medical conditions show us just how tough some of literature's favorite characters had it.
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This is morbid but interesting. Stuff to bring up during lulls in workshop discussions or dinner conversation. Probably a terrific way to break the ice when networking (lol). 

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