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Teaching Civic Engagement: Dear Mr. President (Guest Post by ...

As a teacher, I would be remiss if I didn't teach my students that their voices matter. An education is a powerful thing to waste on apathy and disillusionment. What good is having an informed opinion it if it is never expressed?
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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, 10:54 AM

Great new way to spark writing in students!

Joann McRell's curator insight, July 1, 7:02 PM

Prewrite activity

faezams's curator insight, July 4, 8:20 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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20 Apps For Writing On The iPad - te@chthought ...

20 Apps For Writing On The iPad - te@chthought ... | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
From Notability and Apple's Pages, to Microsoft Word and Google Drive, 20 apps for writing on the iPad.
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How to Write a News Story - tips for kids

How to Write a News Story - tips for kids | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it

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BookChook's curator insight, June 12, 6:17 PM

Great tips for kids from Australian journalist and author, Julie Fison. 

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Using Sentence Frames to Jumpstart Writing

Using Sentence Frames to Jumpstart Writing | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
A quick teaching tip for helping students jumpstart their writing and joining discussions. This teaching tip is especially helpful for students who use English as a second language.
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The Raspberry Pi Powered Joke Machine - Instructables

The Raspberry Pi Powered Joke Machine - Instructables | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
I recently received a new Raspberry Pi and wanted to create an Intro to Raspberry Pi project. My Pi included a 16x2 LCD display and a Wi-Pi Card so I ...

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Imagine what some kids could do with a 1:1 Raspberry Pi program!

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7 Awesome Visual Alternatives to Google Docs

7 Awesome Visual Alternatives to Google Docs | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it

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Deborah Rinio's curator insight, January 31, 8:49 AM

Google Docs is pretty cool, but sometimes you want something a little different. 

Елена Ремизова's curator insight, February 2, 7:58 AM

7 возможностей визуализации, альтернативы Google

Annie M Herbert's curator insight, February 2, 3:11 PM

I want to add these to my Symbaloo organizer I learned about at the DE workshop I attended Friday. 

 

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Digital Storytelling Evaluation Rubrics for Teachers

Digital Storytelling Evaluation Rubrics for Teachers | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it

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Amanda Smith's curator insight, January 24, 6:04 AM

Great tool for digital storyingtelling projects!

Judith Morais's curator insight, January 24, 5:06 PM

While I never use rubrics found online wholesale, they certainly give good ideas for creating units and our own rubrics.

Kerri Schaub's curator insight, February 2, 4:54 AM

Useful!

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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, 3:51 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, 1:28 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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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 10 Ways Social Media Can Improve Writing in Your Classroom

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 10 Ways Social Media Can Improve Writing in Your Classroom | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
Great stuff from @coolcatteacher- 10 Ways Social Media Can Improve Writing in Your Classroom #psd70 #edchat http://t.co/Gw65WvIVaQ
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Using the Library of Congress as a teaching resource | News & Press Center

Using the Library of Congress as a teaching resource | News & Press Center | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
CHICAGO— With nearly 142 million items and one of the largest bodies of high-quality, digitized content available, the Library of Congress (LOC) is an enormously useful resource for librarians and teachers.
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Many Ways to Tell a Story: How Transmedia Is Transforming Education In and Out of Classrooms

Many Ways to Tell a Story: How Transmedia Is Transforming Education In and Out of Classrooms | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it

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Cheryl Frose's curator insight, June 12, 3:03 PM

Transmedia, a broad descriptive word that literally translated means “across media” and encompasses many strategies that transverse industries, is generally regarded as the use of multiple media platforms to tell a story or story experience. Though the word “transmedia” is thought to have entertainment franchise origins, its adaptation for education purposes is both valuable and becoming more and more common. While teachers like Sansing are using coding and programming in their language arts instruction, others are taking advantage of increasingly sophisticated apps and interactive media for classroom use.

David Collet's curator insight, June 12, 6:28 PM

I guess this another favorite topic for me. Imagine using transmedia to teach maths and include cross over language components. After all maths has a language of its own.

Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, June 18, 9:15 AM

Transmedia approaches encourage (or even force) people to actively acknowledge and design for a fluid and multi-dimensional, rather than linear, media environment.  For the human brain, stories are not constrained by what's on the page. Transmedia begins to replicate how we think and encourages producers to innovate in each platform to create multiple touchpoints that facilitate our natural ability to imagine, project, expand and experience.   

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently as

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Deborah Rinio's curator insight, April 9, 8:28 AM

Evaluating information is a critical life skill. Without sufficient practice, our students will not internalize this skill, and will not remember it from lesson to lesson. Talk to you librarian today about integrating the process of evaluating information into your research projects and lesson plans today!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 9, 10:18 AM

Interesting article showing what school  librarians teach every day, if they get the chance...

liz deskins's curator insight, April 29, 6:09 AM

Something m ost librarians already do; but good to remind us about it!

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Teaching in a Multi-Modal World: Digital Writing with Digital Kids

As part of the Area 3 Writing Project 2013 Summer Institute, Joe Wood of Natomas Charter School spoke about Digital Writing with Digital Kids. He explored wa...


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The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it

The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/mskDDDe0BF @medkh9


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 27, 9:06 PM
Tips of the trade for google docs.
Fliss Clooney's curator insight, January 28, 9:14 AM

oodles of information!