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15 Ten-Minute Activities To Jump-Start Your Creativity

15 Ten-Minute Activities To Jump-Start Your Creativity | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
While occasionally it feels like ideas just pop into our heads, it’s rarely without some preparation on our parts.
That’s because creativity is a practice. It’s magical in many ways. But the magic requires a trained magician.
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Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world | Video on TED.com

Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world problems? Jane McGonigal says we can, and explains how.
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What can we learn from children's writing?

What can we learn from children's writing? | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Language used by children in a BBC Radio 2 short-story competition has been put into a database, offering an insight into how they think. (Plenty of good news on the standard of children's creative writing.
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What Makes Iconic and Popular Characters Unforgettable?

What Makes Iconic and Popular Characters Unforgettable? | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
What makes the most iconic characters so unforgettable? A study of a few of the most popular characters reveals interesting insights. (What Makes Iconic or Popular Characters Unforgettable?
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Sweet Life of Teaching: Writing Conferences

Sweet Life of Teaching: Writing Conferences | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
I absolutely love teaching writing! My class this year has really seemed to enjoy writing right along with me. We've done so many great projects and activities together this year, and today, we held one of our last big writing ...
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What I Would Like to Tell My Son's 5th Grade Teacher Now

What I Would Like to Tell My Son's 5th Grade Teacher Now | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Thank you for spending this year with my child, maybe the last year when I can really, truly call him a child, and for continuing to nurture his love of school.
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10 Strategies To Recharge Your Brain With New Creative Writing Ideas - Fedobe

10 Strategies To Recharge Your Brain With New Creative Writing Ideas - Fedobe | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Blog post at Fedobe : (10 Strategies To Recharge Your Brain With New Creative Writing Ideas http://t.co/8NFtRFjmQp #Blogging)
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Why The Best Teachers Change Their Minds - TeachThought

Why The Best Teachers Change Their Minds - TeachThought | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Why, for the best teachers, flexibility might be the ultimate gift.
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Teaching Grammar Essential But Not Central to Teaching Writing

Teaching Grammar Essential But Not Central to Teaching Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
To make teaching grammar an effective part of writing instruction, give formal grammar instruction or English grammar help according to students' needs.
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Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts

Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Middle school English language arts teacher Hassan Mansaray shares how he uses an individualized learning model, Readers and Writers Workshop, to reach his students in an expanded learning time program.
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Why You Should Force Yourself To Wander

Why You Should Force Yourself To Wander | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too ! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in—no need to catch up, just jump in right now.
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Creative Writing Tip: Make Sure You Don't Write Your Novel Too Quickly

Creative Writing Tip: Make Sure You Don't Write Your Novel Too Quickly | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Welcome back to my series of post reflecting on four reasons I had to abandon a draft-in-progress of The King's Sons one hundred pages in; I rewrote everything with a different plot set seven years...
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Writing Prompts For Kids | Creative Writing Topics and Tips

Writing Prompts For Kids | Creative Writing Topics and Tips | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Writing Prompts For Kids: Creative Writing Topics for Kids of All Ages. From First Grade Writing Prompts and Exercises to Writing Prompts for Middle School and High School levels!

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Very good writing prompts

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Five Best Mind Mapping Tools

Five Best Mind Mapping Tools | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Mind mapping is a great way to brainstorm, make a plan, or turn ideas into the steps needed to make it real. Thankfully, there are great tools out there to help you build mind maps, organize them, and save them for later.

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Five Best Mind Mapping Tools
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Les comparaisons sont toujours interessantes, mais à lire selon ses besoins. 

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WritingFix: a Mentor Text Suggestion for Narrative & Memoir Writing

WritingFix: a Mentor Text Suggestion for Narrative & Memoir Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
You might be interested if you're teaching or planning on teaching Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl. http://t.co/jf3XqxJW6B

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15 Presentation Tools for Teachers From edshelf

15 Presentation Tools for Teachers From edshelf | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education Chris Beyerle, a math and engineering teacher from South Carolina, has put together a no-nonsense collection of software for creating digital presentations.
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Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
"The weight of evidence at the present time is that inelligence is multidimensional, and that the fulll range of these dimensions is not completely captured by any single general ability" (Sternberg, 1996).
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36 Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps From edshelf

36 Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps From edshelf | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education Once upon a time, there was a teacher looking for ways to help her students tell a story. She wanted to give them a variety of tools from...
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Creative Writing | Be Honest: 5 Self-Editing Tips For Increased Objectivity @ JasonCarnrike.com

Creative Writing | Be Honest: 5 Self-Editing Tips For Increased Objectivity @ JasonCarnrike.com | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Be Honest: 5 Self-Editing Tips For Increased Objectivity - http://t.co/tJ9tqem5bw #writingtips
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Common Core State Standards for Writing Teachers

Common Core State Standards for Writing Teachers | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Overview of Common Core State Standards and descriptions of CCSS documents English language arts teachers grades 7-12 and other writing teachers need.
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The paper is the circuit: Scientists create graphite-based paper circuitry

The paper is the circuit: Scientists create graphite-based paper circuitry | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Changing the very nature of paper itself into conductive graphite creates paper-based circuit boards that are cheap and flexible.

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A Quick Guide To Creative Writing Exercises by CCArticles Writing

A Quick Guide To Creative Writing Exercises by CCArticles Writing | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it
Creative writing starts with writing practice. This is by definition a pastime whereby a person just settles down in front of a blank sheet of paper and starts writing without any specific goal in mind as to the purpose of the resulting literature.
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The 50 Best Videos For Teachers Interested In Gamification | Edudemic

The 50 Best Videos For Teachers Interested In Gamification | Edudemic | Teaching Creative Writing | Scoop.it

Posted by Jeff Dunn

 

"Gaming in education is a really big deal, and a very fun way to get students more involved and interested in education.

 

"Board games, video games, even active outdoor games all have an important place in education, and these videos share more about their role in learning.

 

"Check out our list of 50 awesome videos for gaming teachers to discover what experts, teachers, and even students have to say about using games for education."


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