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8 Great Sites for Reluctant Writers

8 Great Sites for Reluctant Writers | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
1. Storyjumper


Storyjumper allows you to create online books using a plethora of characters, scenes, and props. Teachers can, for free, create classes to register students so they each have ...

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Teaching with Apps: Top 10 Writing Apps For the iPad

Teaching with Apps: Top 10 Writing Apps For the iPad | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it

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Eliterate Librarian: April 2012

Eliterate Librarian: April 2012 | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Interesting....includes recommended book list for middle school that fits common core...


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Braving the Text Complexity Beast | Burkins & Yaris

Braving the Text Complexity Beast | Burkins & Yaris | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
In this post we look at the range of lexile levels recommended by the new appendage to Appendix A which provides supplemental research about text complexity.

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We all need to familiarize ourselves with this chart.  

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NCBookcastFestival - home

NCBookcastFestival - home | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Resources galore about bookcasting with many exemplars!  We hope to create a gallery of students' bookcasts!


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Building Up Your Book Muscle

Building Up Your Book Muscle | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Donalyn Miller is a 6th grade language arts teacher in Texas who is said to have a "gift": She can turn even the most reluctant (or, in her words, "dormant") readers into students who can't put their books down.
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Humor and Information Literacy: Practical Techniques for Library Instruction

Humor and Information Literacy: Practical Techniques for Library Instruction | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
How can humor be applied by academic librarians to better teach information literacy? And why is humor such an effective teaching tool?
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Information Literacy, Part II

Information Literacy, Part II | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
What is information literacy, and why should you care?  Part II Here’s a link to Part I, in which you became convinced of the importance of information literacy. The American Library Association de...
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Chat literacy - Topic 2: What is the link between information literacy (IL) and research skills? | academic literacy development

Chat literacy - Topic 2: What is the link between information literacy (IL) and research skills? | academic literacy development | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Welcome to Day 2: we have already enjoyed a very active discussion (Topic 1) about conceptions of Information Literacy and now move to exploring the role of information literacy in developing the skills of the young researcher or an effective...
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My Ideal School Library | Susan MacIntosh

My Ideal School Library | Susan MacIntosh | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
On any given day, a school library can be used as an instructional space, space for group projects, individual study/research, and a reading space. Curiously, library spaces are often whittled down while the demands on ...

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Nudging Toward Better Middle School Research

Nudging Toward Better Middle School Research | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Here are some questions we have on our mind as we think about research with middle schoolers.


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Great Websites To Develop Students Vocabulary

Great Websites To Develop Students Vocabulary | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it

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A List of English Words with Greek Origin: Common Words, Words Found in Science, Prefixes and Suffixes

A List of English Words with Greek Origin: Common Words, Words Found in Science, Prefixes and Suffixes | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
This list of English words with Greek origin will demonstrate how entrenched the English language is in the ancient language of Greece.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Use Technology to Inspire Students in Language Arts

Free Technology for Teachers: Use Technology to Inspire Students in Language Arts | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it

English teacher who uses tech in teaching to engage!


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A Librarian’s Tricks for Finding Those ‘Complex Texts’ Cited in the Common Core

A Librarian’s Tricks for Finding Those ‘Complex Texts’ Cited in the Common Core | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it

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A librarian’s ability to find quality texts, like all good magic acts, blends art and science to amaze the audience. We can accomplish things with Google and databases that exceed the ability of the average user. But should we keep this magic to ourselves?


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Less is More? How to Teach Summary Writing

Less is More? How to Teach Summary Writing | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Teachers at times tend to believe that summary writing is easy, and students should be able to do it without being taught; teachers will sometimes make an assignment to “read and summa...

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25 Terrific Online Games for English Language Learners ...

25 Terrific Online Games for English Language Learners ... | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Written by nani4u ... however each demographics will build up their skills, in spite of their age or proficiency, through game-based learning.

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Annotexting: #Annotating text is one way students can cite textual evidence, infer + deepen meaning as they read

Annotexting:  #Annotating text is one way students can cite textual evidence, infer + deepen meaning as they read | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it

The following is a collaborative guest post by Michael Fisher and Jeanne Tribuzzi , of the Curriculum 21 Faculty.

http://www.curriculum21.com/

 

The companion LIVEBINDER OF INTERACTIVE TOOLS IS HERE.

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=322571

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Expecting students to read deeply and draw meaningful conclusions is at the heart of the Common Core ELA standards. Students are asked to read closely, cite evidence, and make evidence based inferences when they read. They are expected to deepen their learning by valuing textual evidence and reading critically. Annotating text is one way students can cite textual evidence, infer and deepen meaning as they read..

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Annotations make thinking visible for teachers and students. We can use the words and features of a text to better comprehend it, ask questions, and note our thoughts while reading. One goal of comprehension is that students will be proficient annotators of texts to understand more deeply by interacting and making thinking transparent while they read.

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There are many reasons to ask students to annotate text: for basic comprehension, to show evidence of conceptual understanding, to show what is implied, to identify the claims in an argument, to read like a writer and identify characteristics of genre, to notice the nuance of language…and many other reasons. Giving guidance as to what we want students to annotate for will be beneficial for the reader. Otherwise, they will annotate everything that comes to mind, and the work may not be helpful to the reader or the teacher.

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in addition to collecting evidence with web tools, there are also digital APPS that we’ve come across that would work for Annotexting too. (These are represented in the LiveBinder as well.) Some are notetaking apps that let you collect evidence and annotations with a digital device and some let you edit and annotate PDF files and documents. There are resources in the binder for both iTunes and Android Market Apps.

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Some Youtube tutorials:

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GoodReader app
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIrBS8d_CCA

 

PaperPort (this one’s free) it let’s me import my pdf files…and annotate them!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Yu1Fg4xu9E

 

Note Shelf- for notetaking
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H7es6CkE8k&feature=related

 

iAnnotate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHoAGbQcp2o&feature=related

 

Phatpad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t55Y6M-hriQ

 

 


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Guess My Lexile

Guess My Lexile | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Donalyn Miller is a 6th grade language arts teacher in Texas who is said to have a "gift": She can turn even the most reluctant (or, in her words, "dormant") readers into students who can't put their books down.
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20 Education Technology Books You Should Be Reading | Edudemic

20 Education Technology Books You Should Be Reading | Edudemic | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
20 Education Technology Books You Should Be Reading.
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The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as Facilitators of Learning | School Librarian In Action @ Scoop It!

The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as Facilitators of Learning | School Librarian In Action @ Scoop It! | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
http://iflasatellitetampere2012.wordpress.com/programme/. Information Literacy and Continuing Professional Development – IFLA Satellite conference in Tampere, Finland – part 2. presentations include: Engaging Learning ...
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25 Ways Teachers Can Use iPads in Their Classroom

25 Ways Teachers Can Use iPads in Their Classroom | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it

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Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know

Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Getty The Internet has made researching subjects deceptively effortless for students -- or so it may seem to them at first.

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8 Great Education and Instructional Technology Infographics | Emerging Education Technology

8 Great Education and Instructional Technology Infographics | Emerging Education Technology | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
There's been a surge in the number of Infographics published this year that focus on instructional technologies and how they are evolving and being used.

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Teachers' Domain: About Inspiring Middle School Literacy

Teachers' Domain: About Inspiring Middle School Literacy | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Designed for struggling readers in grades 5–8, the lessons use videos, interactive activities, note taking, readings, and essay writing to engage students in science, social studies, English language arts, and mathematics topics. As they learn about a topic, they also build proficiency in reading, vocabulary, and writing skills.

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