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Take Your Writing From Meh To Memorable With These 12 Simple Techniques - Writing Rightly

Take Your Writing From Meh To Memorable With These 12 Simple Techniques - Writing Rightly | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Are you mesmerized by the beat of the content drum? There's no shortage of advice on how to create "great content."


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Penelope's curator insight, October 17, 2013 5:04 PM

 

Writers are apprentices. We should continually be working on our craft. Perfect it? Nah. But we can always improve.

 

This wealth-of-tips article was quite a find. The 12 tips are like tiny gold nuggets. If you apply even one,  it should actually take your writing--as it is right now--and color it golden.

 

A few nuggets:

 

o  People love STORIES--don't be afraid to tell one

 

o  Apply a little ALLITERATION - Using the same letter or sound to start multiple words in the same sentence. (EX: Write the way you want)

 

o  Consider CADENCE - Play with syllabication. Just as in music think "rhythm"  (Quick and the Dead)

 

o  Power of THREES - Give examples, adjectives, and sentences in three's (3 little pigs, 3 wishes, etc.)

 

o Longish SENTENCE, then a short one. The short one will sound TRUE.

 

Read through all the tips to pick up some new ideas to add more color to your own writing.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://www.websearchsocial.com/take-writing-from-meh-to-memorable-with-12-simple-techniques

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8 Creative Storytelling Methods

8 Creative Storytelling Methods | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Is paperback passé? Today storytellers are deconstructing books and getting innovative -- both online and offline.

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Jeroen Lugtigheid's curator insight, July 7, 10:56 PM

Een aantal leuke, creatieve methoden om storytelling in te zetten. Doe inpiratie op, doe er je voordeel mee :) Ik heb er in ieder geval alweer een aantal ideeën van gekregen.

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Senior Fiction Book 4 » Weblinks

Senior Fiction Book 4 » Weblinks | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, June 26, 3:59 PM

Senior Fiction Book 4 by Pat Pledger & Fran Knight 2014. Contains recommended subject lists of fiction books and films sorted by themes for senior secondary school students. Includes new Discovery topic for NSW HSC.

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How Tablets Are Powering The Future Of Storytelling

How Tablets Are Powering The Future Of Storytelling | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, June 29, 8:41 PM

Tablets are in the hands of every child and young adult across much of the planet. Children's and young adult storytellers take not.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 29, 10:58 PM

Because one way or another... they are. Sooo, let's see how.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, July 2, 12:46 PM

First drafts from now on are done on my iPad. This is a personal shift.

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Coding: Is it a necessity in the classroom? - Innovate My School

Coding: Is it a necessity in the classroom? - Innovate My School | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Given that the new computing curriculum is coming into effect after the summer, we revisit an article the Code Club’s managing director Laura Kirsop, where she examines the importance of coding at school.

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Curation as Digital Literacy Practice

Curation as Digital Literacy Practice | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Ibrar Bhatt writes: "Digital curation therefore is not just about finding relevant material, although that is a significant part of it, but is also about creating a specific and unique experience by utilising the resulting materials which then become contextualised within a new space. A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it. In this respect, curation is a process of problem solving, re-assembling,re-creating, and stewardship of other people’s writing." 


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John Bostock's curator insight, June 22, 12:51 AM

For Aqua-tnet digital teaching skills  workshop - Social Networking

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, June 24, 2:53 AM

Hmm,maybe but  random or serendipitous curation can also be misleading at times,especially for the inexperienced scholar

Lara Madden's curator insight, July 9, 1:17 PM

Curation is my favorite!

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NMC Horizon Report > 2014 K-12 Edition | The New Media Consortium

NMC Horizon Report > 2014 K-12 Edition | The New Media Consortium | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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SCIS's curator insight, June 19, 5:19 PM

Karen Bonoanno identifies

 

Key trends over the next one to two years:

Rethinking the roles of teachers

 

Shift to deeper learning approaches

 

(Opportunity to demonstrate the changing role of the teacher librarian & the learning spaces/strategies of the school library)

 

 

 

Technology developments one year or less

 

BYOD

 

Cloud Computing

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6 Ways Color Psychology Can Be Used to Design Effective eLearning

6 Ways Color Psychology Can Be Used to Design Effective eLearning | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Here're some ways in which you can use color when designing eLearning courses by taking physiological and psychological effects into consideration.

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Deborah Banker's curator insight, June 13, 12:24 PM

OK - this might be great, but we have many color blind students.

Mary Starry's curator insight, June 14, 6:11 AM

I don't see color used very often on pharmacy webpages or handouts. Maybe we consider our subject matter as too serious to incorporate color.  However, color can help with learning. A key point here is to use bold, not bright!

Sue Alexander's curator insight, June 14, 8:48 AM

Want to know more? Ask an Art teacher.

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Read Lead | Literacy + Leadership = Community Change

Read Lead | Literacy + Leadership = Community Change | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Helping Children K-12 Fall in Love with ReadingFree literacy and leadership opportunities for youths and young adults


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8 ways to jump into eBooks

8 ways to jump into eBooks | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
This guide to jumping into eBooks can help school leaders design an implementation plan with all stakeholders in mind.

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15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

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Books Beyond Borders & Wazzup Wattpad? | The Daring Librarian

Books Beyond Borders & Wazzup Wattpad? | The Daring Librarian | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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gwynethjones's curator insight, May 26, 9:01 AM

New Blog post where I talk about a spontaneous Google Hangout booktalk, how awesome Teacher Librarian Tiffany Whitehead is, the fan fiction FREE site Watttpad, and Google+ Hangout tips!

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Millions of Free eBooks and Audio Books Online

Millions of Free eBooks and Audio Books Online | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
  Introduction This is the launch page for the pages here at Gizmo's Tech Support Alert that list sites with free ebooks and audiobooks. There are 3 pages that separate sites on the format of the ebooks, Kindle, ePub and Online reading.

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 27, 2013 1:45 PM

Who doesn't love freebies! Best of the best...BOOKS!

Israel Herrera's comment, May 29, 2013 5:32 PM
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Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 30, 8:45 PM

This is well worth a look. I need to check through to see what might be useful for school. This may take a while!

 

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Authorama - Public Domain Books

Public domain books to read online.
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Learn About URL Structure in Under 3 Minutes

Learn About URL Structure in Under 3 Minutes | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Understanding the structure of a URL helps students understand how information is stored and accessed online—it is one of the basic skills at the foundation of information and digital literacy. Teaching the ins and outs of servers and subdomains can be challenging, which is why we’ve been hard at work creating simple and engaging video tutorials to help you teach these imperative skills to students.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 22, 1:30 AM

Url (as in Duke of...)  can you read it?

Chris Carter's curator insight, June 25, 4:17 PM

Excellent!

objectplace's curator insight, June 28, 10:34 AM

bones of digital literacy

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Text Teaching Notes – Text Publishing

Text Teaching Notes – Text Publishing | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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Predicting Dyslexia — Even Before Children Learn to Read

Predicting Dyslexia — Even Before Children Learn to Read | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
New research shows it’s possible to pick up some of the signs of dyslexia in the brain even before kids learn to read. And this earlier identification may start to substantially influence how parents, educators and clinicians tackle the disorder.
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Made with Code - Google

Made with Code - Google | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

"We started Made with Code because even though increasingly more aspects in our lives are powered by technology, women aren’t represented in the companies, labs, research, creative arts, design, organizations, and boardrooms that make technology happen.

 

If girls are inspired to see that Computer Science can make the world more beautiful, more usable, more safe, more kind, more innovative, more healthy, and more funny, then hopefully they will begin to contribute their essential voices. As parents, teachers, organizations, and companies we’re making it our mission to creatively engage girls with code.

 

Today, less than 1% of girls are majoring in CS.

 

Tomorrow, we can make that number go up."


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Suvi Salo's curator insight, June 19, 1:16 PM

Resources:

https://www.madewithcode.com/resources

 

Lee Hall's curator insight, June 20, 9:09 AM

Click on Projects to see the projects you and your students can do.

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, June 20, 9:48 AM

Join the G+ group to learn more.

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Predicting Using Data Sets - A Mathematics Lesson Plan on Sporting Events - Australian Curriculum Lessons

Predicting Using Data Sets - A Mathematics Lesson Plan on Sporting Events - Australian Curriculum Lessons | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Summary of Lesson Plan: In this lesson plan, the experience provides a contextually relevant opportunity for students to explore continuous data and make predictions

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Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, June 19, 3:55 PM

Mathematics Lesson Plan: Years 4 - 7

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How to Self-Publish Your Very Own Children's Book | GeekDad | Wired.com

How to Self-Publish Your Very Own Children's Book | GeekDad | Wired.com | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Ever think about writing your own children's book? I have, for many years, actually. Last year, I finally followed through and produced one. Here are the steps I took from concept to finished product.

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Comparison of Blogging Services for Teachers

Comparison of Blogging Services for Teachers | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Comparison of Blogging Services for Teachers...

 


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Frankie Roberts's curator insight, June 13, 4:10 PM

Which one do you use and what do you like/dislike about it?

objectplace's curator insight, June 14, 8:32 AM

legwork done here

Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, June 19, 12:16 PM

Habilidades necesarias, sin lugar a dudas. Escoger la plataforma ayuda

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Children, Teens, and Reading

Children, Teens, and Reading | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

This research review charts trends in reading rates and reading achievement over time among kids and teens in the U.S. We focus on national surveys and databases for data on children's reading habits and reading scores, looking at differences across time, and between demographic groups. We also examine the growing literature on ereading among young people, which has largely studied attitudes toward ebooks and ereading. We conclude with a discussion of key future areas of research on reading and ereading.



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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 29, 10:24 AM

Interesting research into reading and attitudes to digital reading.

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5 Tools To Help Create A Paperless Book Club

5 Tools To Help Create A Paperless Book Club | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
This post was co-written by Corey Holmer and Jamie Trow A class set of novels, binders, poster boards, and enough post-it notes to wallpaper a school…. all supplies associated with a traditional middle school book club model. With the addition of iPads, Google Apps, and other educational technology, the age of the “traditional” book club …

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, May 24, 6:02 AM

There are exciting possibilities here for any level book club. With a first and foremost love for the written word, we need to be coming together virtually to have book discussions on a regular basis.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 27, 9:30 PM

Nice post detailing how-to conduct an online book club. 

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12 of the BEST Children's Book Apps!

12 of the BEST Children's Book Apps! | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Teachers With Apps scoured our reviews and picked some of the Best Children's Book Apps Ever!

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To Kill a Mockingbird – now available for the first time in eBook format | OverDrive Blogs

To Kill a Mockingbird – now available for the first time in eBook format | OverDrive Blogs | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

You may have seen the recent big news that Harper Lee has finally agreed to allow an eBook version of To Kill a Mockingbird to be released for the very first time. We’re happy to announce that the title is ready for sale in OverDrive Marketplace now, though its release date is not until July. You can add it to your school or public library catalog immediately, and accept holds that will be filled when the eBook is published.

 

To order this classic title and see some other very big authors and titles newly available in eBook format, check out this cart: Starring Harper Lee: Best of the Backlist. You’ll find bestselling titles from authors like Arthur Hailey, James Michener, Isabel Allende and more—newly available in eBook format for libraries and schools. Enjoy!

Cindy Orr is a Collection Development Analyst at OverDrive.

 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 26, 10:04 AM

A classic in a new format.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 26, 10:28 AM

Classic in a new format!

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Best Free Children's eBooks Online

Best Free Children's eBooks Online | Storytelling in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
This article lists a large amount of places online to get your free children's books legally. You can view it online or download it for free.

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BookChook's curator insight, February 28, 2:22 PM

So many children's eBooks for free from various online sources!