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The Best Mind Mapping Tools and Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Via Cindy Rudy, Dennis T OConnor
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More tools for writing, organizing ideas and brainstorming.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, March 6, 2014 6:14 PM

Some great ideas for mind mapping here and getting students to think about all the possibilities before beginning their quest!

Wendy Farren-Price's curator insight, March 6, 2014 10:52 PM

I have use some of these mind mapping tools but am eager to try a few more!

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 6, 2014 11:00 PM

Writing teachers: what provides idea generation and note taking, plus incredible memory training?  Yes mindmapping.

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Tweet from @BestProAdvice

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"Very" is lazy and poor writing http://t.co/57PXOBd1tX
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This is a wonderful word list with alternative vocabulary students may use when writing.  These types of lists should be posted or in a students Word Wall section of their notebook..

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Word Lists | Literacyhead

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+1 (706) 389-4530   Literacyhead LLC PO Box 5794 Athens, GA 30605 United States of America   support@literacyhead.com
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Here is another gem from Literacyhead, Wordeyes.   If you are like me I love to integrate art and literacy.  Wordeyes uses illustrations from children's books to teach vocabulary. The first  two or three examples illustrate the meaning of the word and the last one its antonym.  

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The Best Mind Mapping Tools and Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best Mind Mapping Tools and Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Scribe | Scoop.it

Via Cindy Rudy, Dennis T OConnor
Patricia Christian's insight:

More tools for writing, organizing ideas and brainstorming.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, March 6, 2014 6:14 PM

Some great ideas for mind mapping here and getting students to think about all the possibilities before beginning their quest!

Wendy Farren-Price's curator insight, March 6, 2014 10:52 PM

I have use some of these mind mapping tools but am eager to try a few more!

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 6, 2014 11:00 PM

Writing teachers: what provides idea generation and note taking, plus incredible memory training?  Yes mindmapping.

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6-Traits Resources: Six Traits Posters

6-Traits Resources: Six Traits Posters | Scribe | Scoop.it
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Dennis OConnor is a professor at UW Stout.  He teaches the Six Traits of Writing course.  This scoop is  a wonderful resource of  digital Six Traits of Writing posters.

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10 Must-Have Tools To Enhance Your eLearning with Graphics

10 Must-Have Tools To Enhance Your eLearning with Graphics | Scribe | Scoop.it
If you're looking for more ways to attract and engage learners, here are 10 tool to enhance your eLearning courses using data visualization.
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom | Scribe | Scoop.it
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The integration of technology in the classroom can be so engaging and stimulate creativity.  View the video clip near the end of the article on using the IPAD in a music class.

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5 Writing Links You’ll be Glad You Clicked

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This week on The Lede ... Jerry Seinfeld's Secret of Productivity If You're Stuck for Ideas, Go for a Walk How to Consistently Write 1000 Words a
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Bookbinding for Beginners: How to Make a Journal

I took a bookbinding class in college which I really enjoyed, but I tended to get a bit frustrated and impatient following some of the complicated techniques...
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If you are interested in online journaling try PENZU.   If you are looking to make a digital poster, try GLOGSTER.  Both digital and hands on journals engage the learner by enabling them to create and personalize their writing space. through creativity and then with the ability to personalize their journal for drawing, writing, or thinking.

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The Call of the Wild Audiobook by Jack London

Classic Literature VideoBook with synchronized text, interactive transcript, and closed captions in multiple languages. Audio courtesy of Librivox. Read by Tom Crawford.
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Writers Write

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Write to communicate. We offer the best writing courses in South Africa.
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Here is another visual, Literary Periods with a Timeline from www.writerswrite.co.za in South Africa.

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Writing Prompts | Literacyhead

Writing Prompts | Literacyhead | Scribe | Scoop.it
Images to give writers ideas. Six pieces of visual art are arranged in sets. Sometimes these sets align with a particular theme, while other times they
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This is a wonderful resource which uses art for writing prompts.  Literacy through art is the mission of Literacyhead.  This site is worth looking at if you are passionate about literacy and instruction.

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27 Simple Ideas To Stimulate Creativity - Edudemic

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Sometimes you're just stuck in a creativity rut. Check out these 27 simple ideas to boost your creativity!

Via Dennis T OConnor
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This fits in perfectly with the Six Traits of Writing on Ideas.

Everyone could use these tips to get the ideas flowing.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 13, 2014 11:53 PM

Great ideas for the writing classroom.

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10 Good Apps to Enhance Language Learning, Reading and Writing | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Good Apps to Enhance Language Learning, Reading and Writing | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Scribe | Scoop.it

Today, I am sharing with you a set of some great iPad apps that are really good for language learning. The two basic skills emphasized here are reading and writing. I invite you to check them out and share with us if you have other titles to add to the list


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 12, 2014 9:47 AM

Yep, downloaded the Rosetta Stone TOTALe app this morning.

Annie Edmonds 's curator insight, February 3, 2014 3:30 PM

Is the next generation learing how to write or rt.

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The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning - Edudemic

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We've gone through hundreds of resources to assemble these guides which are meant to help you learn, teach, and share as much as possible.
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Edudemic should be a site you bookmark if you are interested in applicable ways to integrate technology in your instruction.

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Text Analysis: Questions & Symbols

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A great 12th grade English lesson that is inline with the ELA Common Core. This text analysis lesson incorporates student questions and textual symbols across a few activities to bolster understanding, engagement and learning.
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This type of lesson is applicable for English Language Learners at the advanced level in mainstream classes.  It is also adaptable for ELLs at the high beginning level using a text at their language level.

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Copywriting 101:
How to Craft Compelling Copy

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Copywriting is one of the most essential elements of effective online marketing. The art and science of direct-response copywriting involves strategically d
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The Book Chook: Tips for Kids Who Write – Guest Post

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Here are valuable tips and a fun writing activity from Australian author, Dee White. Dee is a former journalist and advertising copywriter. She is the author of books for children and young adults, a qualified writing teacher and avid blogger.


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VocabGrabber : Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus

VocabGrabber : Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus | Scribe | Scoop.it
VocabGrabber lets you automatically create lists of vocabulary from any text.

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