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Teaching literature with Raspberry Pi

Teaching literature with Raspberry Pi | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
Last week, checking out posts people had made on our Facebook page and the projects they were telling us about, one in particular caught my attention.

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Time for Kids is having a Poetry Contest - Tweet from @theamandabeaty

Time for Kids is having a Poetry Contest - Tweet from @theamandabeaty | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
TIME for Kids Magazine is having a poetry contest for kids age 8-13 yrs old. Deadline is Jan. 30th. http://www.timeforkids.com/2015poetrycontest
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How to Write a Better How-To Article In 10 Easy Steps

How to Write a Better How-To Article In 10 Easy Steps | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
"Really? Is it really that difficult?" a friend asked when I told him I was writing a how-to article about how to write how-to articles. "I do feel a little like Alice going down the rabbit hole," I said.I am here to tell you, though, that yes, it must be that difficult to write a good how-to article, because most of the how-tos out there are terrible.
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Interconectados's curator insight, November 11, 2014 4:19 AM

En la red hay muchos artículos en los que explican cómo escribir un artículo. Sin embargo, gran cantidad de ellos olvidan pasos esenciales y requieren mucha paciencia para conseguir llevar a cabo todos los puntos marcados. Algunos se confían en los conocimientos del "lector objetivo" y utilizan términos que dan por supuestos y quizás no estén del todo claros para el internauta.

A través de este post de 10 pasos se explica cómo escribir mejor un artículo sobre cómo escribir artículos. Unas pautas a seguir para aquellos que quieren ayudar a los internautas a mejorar en su producción digital.

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, November 11, 2014 11:44 AM

I love posts that give you steps to improve your writing

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typWrittr - free distraction-free minimalistic text editor for writers

typWrittr - free distraction-free minimalistic text editor for writers | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it

Free, minimalistic, distraction-free, highly customizable cloud text editor for writers. TypWrittr featuring unique concept of inspirational presets. Write your book from any device with pleasure, for free, forever.


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Imagine students writing without playing with the fonts and colors...

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 7, 2014 3:56 AM

This looks like a good way to make sure your students don't get distracted by facebook while they are supposed to be doing writing tasks.

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JIBO: The World's First Family Robot - YouTube

CROWDFUNDING NOW at http://www.myjibo.com Meet JIBO! See what JIBO can do, and how he can fit in and is helpful in all sorts of families and in many differen...

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This is great for a class writing prompt .

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Federal Study Probes Readiness of 4th Graders for Computer-Based Writing Tests - Education Week News (blog)

Federal Study Probes Readiness of 4th Graders for Computer-Based Writing Tests - Education Week News (blog) | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
Federal Study Probes Readiness of 4th Graders for Computer-Based Writing Tests Education Week News (blog) Fourth graders are capable of using a computer to type, organize, and write well enough to be assessed, according to a pilot study released...
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Will 4th graders show their best work on the computer common core tests?

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6 Things for Children to Understand About Writing and 4 Ways to Help Them Get Started

6 Things for Children to Understand About Writing and 4 Ways to Help Them Get Started | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
We understand that if kids don’t read and write over the summer, their reading and writing muscles grow slack. They lose some of their imaginative muscle. Just like a coach sees the difference in her players if they spent the summer lounging instead of being active, I certainly see a literary sluggishness in my students if they return to school in the fall without picking up a book or writing in their journals with true engagement.

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Squink Lets You Print A Circuit Board For The Price Of A Cup Of Coffee

Squink Lets You Print A Circuit Board For The Price Of A Cup Of Coffee | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
3D printing has changed the way engineers test products, allowing them to cut down on time and costs. But what about 3D printing the components that go into.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments/?tag=3D-Printing

 


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3D printing has changed the way engineers test products, allowing them to cut down on time and costs. But what about 3D printing the components that go into..


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From Guilt to Google: Experimenting with Tech Tools to Improve Writing Feedback - EdSurge

From Guilt to Google: Experimenting with Tech Tools to Improve Writing Feedback - EdSurge | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
From Guilt to Google: Experimenting with Tech Tools to Improve Writing Feedback
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Google scripts and add-ons to Google Drive drastically changed my approach to giving writing feedback.
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Write About This

Write About This | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
An iPad app designed to encourage creative writing as well as prompting narrative and opinion pieces. The app includes 125 interesting images and 375 text + voice prompts.

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Katie Frank's curator insight, June 29, 2014 1:54 PM

Great new way to spark writing in students!

Joann McRell's curator insight, July 1, 2014 10:02 PM

Prewrite activity

faezams's curator insight, July 4, 2014 11:20 PM

Using a multi litearcies approach to creative writing

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Here's How Not to Teach First-Grade Math - Pacific Standard

Here's How Not to Teach First-Grade Math - Pacific Standard | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
Here's How Not to Teach First-Grade Math
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Believe it or not, there is not much reliable research that indicates which teaching techniques are most effective for teaching young children math.
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Interesting information - agree or disagree?

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Differentiated Instruction for Writing

Differentiated Instruction for Writing | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
What is differentiated instruction?Differentiated instruction, also called differentiation, is a process through which teachers enhance learning by matching student characteristics to instruction and assessment.
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Teaching Writing in the Digital Age - YouTube

NWP teacher-consultant Joel Malley demonstrates how writing remains the foundation of learning, especially in a computer- and camcorder-filled digital classr...
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This work is being done with older students but the elementary students also need purpose and an audience for their writing.

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5 Smart (And Fun!) Uses for Student Blogs -AVATAR GENERATION

5 Smart (And Fun!) Uses for Student Blogs -AVATAR GENERATION | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
Some would argue that the 21st classroom isn’t complete without a classroom blog. Students can use it to hand in assignments, explore the more creative side of assignments, and learn how to be a good digital citizen.

The best part: there are many blog platforms to choose from—WordPress, Blogger, Edublogs—and most of them are free. Use these five ideas to take full advantage of this simple tool, making homework and in-class assignments more exciting and educational.

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Santiago's curator insight, February 24, 5:13 AM

Uso de los blogs para estudiantes

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CCSS Test Prep: Literary Analysis Writing

CCSS Test Prep: Literary Analysis Writing | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it

Literacy consultant Sarah Tantillo details a 6-day strategy to prep students for the CCSS literary analysis writing task and links to other preps at her blog.


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NASSP Center for New Principals's curator insight, December 18, 2014 3:17 PM

This 6 day plan could be a great resources for your teachers as they further prepare students for writing assessments. it is very thorough and has additional embedded resources.  

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How to make font transparent in PowerPoint

There are so many great, hidden (or at least not as known) functions in PowerPoint. Without even leaving PowerPoint you can add great effects to your slides. …

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LucaVanin's curator insight, October 26, 2014 5:20 AM

Utilissima! Come creare scritte che diventano "buchi" trasparenti nelle immagini di Powerpoint!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 30, 2014 10:44 AM

sometimes hidden tools to make the best of your power point!!!

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Writing: Unit planner using 'backwards design' that aligned to Common Core

Writing: Unit planner using 'backwards design' that aligned to Common Core | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it

"I’ve been working on a multi-day or unit planner based in a backwards design format that also aligns with the Common Core. Today, I finished with a prototype I think is worth sharing. As a template model, I have designed the planner for grade 2, but based on feedback from my readers, I plan to make appropriate edits and create a similar format for each grade, K-12. I will offer the resultant planners on my website at no cost through the start of school, just as I am doing right now with the PARCC Aligned Writing Rubrics.   So please, download this WordForm and take a look. I’m really looking forward to hearing what you think!"


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Design Beautiful Ebooks Using Powerpoint

Design Beautiful Ebooks Using Powerpoint | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
You don't have to have an art degree to make a beautiful Ebook! Here's how to do it in four, simple steps.

You spend a lot of time making sure the content that goes into your Ebooks is unique and of high quality, right? So why wouldn’t you do the same with your Ebook design?


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Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 29, 2014 10:33 PM

Using PowerPoint no less. 

Linda Jones's curator insight, August 1, 2014 11:47 AM

Looks interesting. 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 11, 2014 11:30 AM

Great tips to help you create an eBook via PowerPoint.

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Using Mentor Texts to Motivate and Support Student Writers

Using Mentor Texts to Motivate and Support Student Writers | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
Providing students with examples of good writing is vital. Here are tips for using mentor texts in the classroom and ideas on where you can find them.

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Shadow Puppet EDU for Digital Storytelling - Class Tech Tips

Shadow Puppet EDU for Digital Storytelling - Class Tech Tips | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it

"Shadow Puppet is one of my favorite apps for digital storytelling and now they have a new version designed specifically for classroom use.  All of the original great features that allow students to bring still images to life by recording their voice over a slideshow have been enhanced for students.`


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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, July 14, 2014 6:51 PM

This is cool- Shadow Puppets- come on, instant winner!

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Cool New App Lets You Make Futuristic Comics on the Fly | Storytelling

Cool New App Lets You Make Futuristic Comics on the Fly | Storytelling | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
Last week, Pocket Gems’ storytelling app Episode registered its 500,000th writer—not bad for a product that launched less than six months ago. While many of those half-million would-be creators are obviously amateurs, veterans of Marvel Comics and the CW’s Supernatural have signed up to created interactive animated serials, what Pocket Gems CEO Daniel Terry describes…

 

How Episode works is simple; readers download the app (via Apple’s App Store,Google Play or the Amazon App Store), select one of the available stories—choosing from “Hollywood Crush,” “Campus Crush,” “Rich Witches,” “In A Perfect World,” or “Stranded at Sea”—and follow along, safe in the knowledge that, at certain points in the story, you’ll get to make choices that decide what happens next.

 

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How Episode works is simple; readers download the app (via Apple’s App Store,Google Play or the Amazon App Store), select one of the available stories—choosing from “Hollywood Crush,” “Campus Crush,” “Rich Witches,” “In A Perfect World,” or “Stranded at Sea”—and follow along, safe in the knowledge that, at certain points in the story, you’ll get to make choices that decide what happens next.


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Dean Mantz's curator insight, July 21, 2014 4:28 PM

Thanks to Gust MEES for sharing this post.  This app for choosing multiple stories and selecting directions for the story is a great addition to my "Create Your Own Adventure" resource site inspired by Bill Selak http://delivr.com/2xxbs ;

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Judy Blume is writing her first new book in more than 10 years

Judy Blume is writing her first new book in more than 10 years | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
The Queen of YA isn't afraid of adult situations. (Judy Blume is writing her first new book in more than 10 years http://t.co/qpxcOq45cf)
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An Attempt to Create Student-Authors, Through Technology

An Attempt to Create Student-Authors, Through Technology | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
Teachers at the ISTE 2014 conference experimented with a tool that could allow students to "create" books loaded with photos, graphic, animation, and other features.
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Framing Writing | Inclusion Quality Mark

Framing Writing | Inclusion Quality Mark | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
@JoanneCardullo A two page approach to writing might support this further... http://t.co/bVEJvJPYe0
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I'm Unschooled. Yes, I Can Write.: The Value in Writing for an Audience, Not a Grade

I'm Unschooled. Yes, I Can Write.: The Value in Writing for an Audience, Not a Grade | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
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"Schools often emphasize writing first as a technical process, teaching proper grammar... http://t.co/wfeKiY2VI5
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Writing is a powerful tool. Students need purpose and audience to motivate them.

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